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Hong Kong Free And Easy Trip – Day 1

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Hong Kong Day 1

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HONG KONG CHEK LAP KOK INT’L AIRPORT

Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Int’l Airport

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The Airport Express MTR counter is at the left hand side of the arrival hall. The MRT train line in HK is called MTR, is a very fast, cheap and convenient way of getting around.  Generally public transport in HK is very convenient and the waiting time is relatively short.

MTR Airport Express Counter

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Octopus Card with Discount Coupons (for Ocean Park & Disney Land Entry & etc.) 

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MTR Map

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Hong Kong MTR – Airport Express

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HOTEL IBIS

MTR: Take Airport Express to Central Station, transfer to Island Line 港岛线 then alight at North Point Station 北角 exit at A1

Walk: 1 mins

Address: Java Road, North Point

Alternative: 1) Take Airport Bus on Route A11;  2) Take Taxi and alight in front of Hotel

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SHAM SHUI PO APLIU STREET FLEA MARKET 深水埗鸭寮街跳蚤市场

MTR: Take Tsuen Wan Line 荃湾线 to Sham Shui Po 深水埗 Station Exit C2

Open: Noon – Midnight

Apliu Street Flea Market is well known for selling bargain (brand new and second-hand) electrical devices and electronic products, A/V equipment and telecommunications products.  Sharp-eyed shoppers can also find good deals on antique watches, old coins, and others Chinese relics.

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We drop by to visited Uncle & Auntie Zhan for a delicious Dim Sum high-tea

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Street View when on the way to Tsim Sha Tsui.  Every where is full of people.

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Street View From Double Decker Bus

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We alight in front of Hong Kong Culture Centre

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Side View of Hong Kong Culture Centre

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TSIM SHA TSUI 尖沙咀

MRT: Take Tsuen Wan Line 荃湾线 to Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J

Walk: about 15mins

Beautiful Hong Kong Island Waterfront View

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VICTORIA HARBOR 维多利亚港

Open: 24 hours

Ticket: Free

The Victoria Harbor is world-famous for its stunning panoramic night view and skyline, particularly in the direction towards Hong Kong Island where the skyline of skyscrapers is superimposed over the ridges behind.

Among the best places to view Victoria Harbor is at the Peak Tower on Victoria Peak, or from the Culture Centre or the promenade of Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side.

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SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS 幻彩咏香江

Ticket: Free

Open: 8pm nightly (about 10 mins show)

Taking Photo while Waiting for Symphony of Lights

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Wan Chai Waterfront Day And Night View

Guinness World Records has named A Symphony of Lights as the world’s largest permanent light and sound show.

A Symphony of Lights is a synchronised building exterior decorative light and laser multimedia display, featuring 44 buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong accompanied by music.  The show technology was developed by Australian firm Laser vision and cost approximately HK$44 Million .

Hong Kong Island View from Tsim Sha Tsui

The best views is at Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfront, eastwards from the iconic Star Ferry towards the Avenue of the Stars and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

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AVENUE OF STAR 星光大道

Ticket: Free

Open: 24 hours

Avenue of Stars – Features Milestones and Sculptures about Hong Kong’s Film Industry.

The Avenue of Stars, built along the promenade outside the New World Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.  Modeled after Hollywood Walk of Fame, it honors the most illustrious peoples of HK film industry has produced over the past few decades.  The most famous will be Bruce Lee, look for his statue along the promenade.

A 2.5 meter bronze statue of Bruce Lee was erected along the Avenue of Stars in 2005.

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Famous Actors & Actress Hand Print

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Try finding your favorite Actors or Actress Hand Prints on the Floor

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Hong Kong Film Awards Statue 香港电影金像奖

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CLOCK TOWER 前港九铁路钟楼

Ticket: Free

Open: 24 hours

The Clock Tower or 尖沙咀鐘樓 is a landmark in Hong Kong.   It is loceted near Victoria Harbor at the foot of Salisbury Road.  It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway.

Clock Tower – The tower has been Listed as a Declared Monument in Hong Kong Since 1990.

The Clock Tower peaks at 44 meters, topped by a 7-metre lightning rod and built out of red bricks and granite.  The top of the tower can be reached by a wooden staircase located within.  The interior of Clock Tower had previously been open for visit, but is currently closed for maintenance.

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Star Ferry Pier 天星碼頭

Star Ferry Pier

Star Ferries depart from Tsim Sha Tsui’s Star Ferry Pier to HK Island’s Central or Wanchai in every few minutes.   Costing just HK$2.2, catching the Star Ferries are one of the most convenient, cheap and classic ways of enjoying Victoria Harbour view.

Cruise Centre

Behind the five flag poles is Harbour City, the biggest shopping centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.  It has around 700 middle to high-end shops, just like a big shopping maze!

Harbour City

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Outside Harbour City

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After Dinner at Harbour City Shopping Centre, we walk to Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.

1881 Heritage 

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Long Walk to MTR Entrance – Good Exercise

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Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Day 2

Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Day 3

Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Day 4

Link: Hong Kong Free and Easy Day 5

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  1. Anonymous
    September 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Very nice photos of HK. Going there soon for a visit.

  2. December 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    wow ! It’s Hong Kong!

  3. Grace
    September 12, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    Where did you stay in HK? Im planning trip in November 2012 but no idea which area and hotel to stay…hope you comment…thanks

    • September 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM

      We stay at Ibis hotel beside north point mtr station at hong kong island. Very convenient location as base to travel around HK.

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