Saturday, April 07, 2007

A day full of new experience

Day 2 of Hong Kong Trip
We had our breakfast at the famous Serenade restaurant- one of the restaurant in Maxim's group.

Our main iternary of the day was to visit the Big Buddha at Lantau Island.
Instead of taking MTR (their MRT system) directly, we decided to take Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island first then transfer to MTR to Tung Chung station (it is one of the last MTR - super far).

star ferry - One of the cheaper mode of transfer from kowloon to hongkong island cost less than $1.

The star logo on the seat

View from the ferry

My infamous yellow shoes that I wore only when I got overseas hehehe.

After 1 hour plus of traveling, we finally reach Tung Chung skyrail terminal. We were going to take the 30mins cable car ride. Yeah!

The different kind of packages they offer. We just get the most basic one which is the return tickets for the cable car.

Look at the queue. It took us 45mins to an hour before we can board the cable car.

The cable car can hold up to 15 or 17 people.

Views from the cable car

After 20mins of traveling, we managed to see the big Buddha from far.

A nearer view

The must try vegetarian food and Dou hua.

After we visiting and praying, we went back to Hong Kong island - Causeway bay.Of coz, I requested to visit yarn shop again. The paris cotton. I bought some stuff from there too. (I would show what I get from hk after day 5) :)

hb looking at the super long menu of Xu liu Shan

Electric tram.

Yes we took the electric tram without knowing where it is heading to. We just board it. It is cheap too less than a dollar SGD irregardless of how many long is the journey.

It was a day full of new experiences with different kind of transportation, land, sea and air. :)


R a i n said...

Looks like such a fun holiday!

JL said...

The cable car service to Lantau Island was not ready when we were there.
We took bus instead, climbed the super long stairs to reach.
It was worth it cos the scenery is fantatic, the air was so fresh and of course not fogetting abt the vegeterian food.

Where is Xu Liu San ? Wat they sell ?

bluey said...

yes the super long stairs are tiring. but definitely worth it.

Xu liu san sells dessert. Mostly are mango related. Nice!