HK Day 2 – Kowloon
Second day was the day we explore Kowloon area. A city of modern and old co-existed.
We went to three neighbourhoods — Mong Kok, Sham Sui Po and Tsim Sha Tsui.
First stop of the day, Mong Kok, Hong Kong version of our Pudu.
Just a few blocks away from Mong Kok station, you will find all the famous streets like Ladies Street, Goldfish Street, Flower Street and Temple Street. We reached there in the morning and too bad most of the stalls not yet open until 4 PM.
So we went to McDonald’s for breakfast and did what most Malaysians who came to Hong Kong did — eating their pork burger.
Once I had my first bite, I must say that the taste is just… the same! I was like, what’s with all the fuse about the pork burger? Can’t even tell the difference. Did I miss anything or what?
Sham Shui Po
Okay let’s move on. We then hopped onto the train and make a stop at Sham Shui Po.
Sham Shui Po is the place where you can find all things related to computers, mobile phones and cameras.
And I left the place with a new “Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home” camera bag. Happy me.
Tsim Tsa Tsui
Next station, Tsim Tsa Tsui — the neighbourhood in the far south of Kowloon. It’s a place filled with skyscrapers, shopping malls and high-end consumer products like LV, Gucci and Prada.
It was so big with so many things to see and buy we decided to come back here again to shop till we drop.
Avenue of Stars
Then we walked towards the seaside to where the Avenue of Stars is located.
It’s the place where you can see the entire view of Hong Kong Island.
And here you will be able to find all the handprints of Hong Kong famous artists.
And every night 8PM sharp, there will be a synchronised light show — A Symphony of Lights — where more than 40 buildings will have lights choreographed to the music playing at the Avenue of Stars.
Impressive as it sounds, the show itself was a big disappointment. The lights weren’t that spectacular and the music sounds like MIDI.
We decided to call it a night as the next day, we will be heading into the heart of Hong Kong.