What I Love And Hate About Hong Kong

This is a continuation from the previous Macau blog post...

Please allow me to share the one (and only) thing that I hated the most about my last year's trip to Hong Kong before sharing the good stuff. I know it's bad taboo to share the bad news first, but hey, if your character is similar to mine, this one thing might (in overall) change your mind on visiting Hong Kong.


If you have zero-to-minimal tolerance against rude/spiteful humans...then you might want to change your flight booking to somewhere else! If you have heard about 'rumours' of Hong Kongers being utterly rude, well, it ain't merely a rumour. It is true.

Travel tip: Perhaps you could go to Hong Kong but explore the place around with a friendly host or a friend who actually lives in Hong Kong itself. Things will be way more pleasant.

Throughout the 4 days of running around Hong Kong only towards the last day was when I met with a friendly cleaner and a bunch of friendly staffs up on Ngong Ping. So there is still hope...

Now let's get to good stuff...like I mentioned in the previous post, this trip was purely for work so covering a few of Hong Kong's major tourist spots was done in lightning speed. Despite that, I would still love to suggest a few spots that you should visit when in Hong Kong.

#1 Victoria Peak

This is one of Hong Kong's major tourist attractions as it sits on the highest elevation of 1,811 ft in the island. And of course, the best way to get up to The Peak is by getting on the Peak Tram which is a Victorian-era train that takes visitors up the steep mountain.

There are a bunch of interesting museums up at The Peak that you could visit, including the famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong. Thanks to the massive queue at the wax museum we decided to skip that and went straight to the 3D museum, which we had lots of fun!





These are chocolate sculptures from the Chocolate Museum...




When you are up at the Peak Tower, don't forget to take the magnificent shot of the city. Personally, I would suggest to take the night skyline and better check on the weather forecast before heading up.



But I am going to have to warn you that the queuing line gets extremely long, so it's best to go up early and with a tour guide! You save more time with a tour guide, that's for sure - because you get a special lane to yourselves.


#2 Ocean Park Hong Kong


If you like animals and a rush of adrenaline then you should not miss out on this popular themed park. This amusement park is huge! So, it would be best to wear the appropriate outfits. One of my favourites was the Polar Adventures where you get to experience the extremely cold 'weather' and seeing penguins swimming and playing around. Oh! The Ocean Park Aquarium will definitely leave a big impression on you if you love marine creatures. 





I believe that there were pandas at the facility, however, on the day that we visited, the pandas were 'off duty'. And from my personal point of view, the dolphin show isn't as entertaining, so you can just skipped that. 


I will definitely want to try out the rides when I make my next visit to Hong Kong. If you have been on some of the rides in Ocean Park Hong Kong, do let me know in the comment box below, which ride would you suggest I get on first.



#3 Ngong Ping 360

At here, you will literally be exploring the essence of Hong Kong. From enjoying the Hong Kong view in a glass capsule to tasting and learning the fragrant cups of tea to exploring the famous fishing town of Tai O and to climb up the 268 steps to get up close and personal with the Big Buddha, it's almost like a one-stop for everything kind of tourist spot.










Let's not forget that you can also visit the grand hall of the Ten Thousand Buddhas. It's a magnificent sight! 



#4 Ladies Market

Lastly, but definitely not the least, is the night market of Hong Kong. Depending on where you are staying, one should never miss out on the bargain shopping with the locals. As far as I know, there's a bunch of night markets that are scattered around the city, but I specifically visited the Ladies Market which is located at Kowloon.


Travel Tip: Crowds are massive over here, so please do be careful with your belongings. 


My female coworker, Xiao Min, and I separated ourselves from the boys and went on a beauty product splurge. Actually, she did...I merely followed, bought some face masks and souvenirs. But we mainly wanted to find for those popular leg-pain-relief patches. Our legs were super swollen! Thankfully, we did managed to get a few of those patches and relaxed our feet before flying back to Malaysia the next day.



Well, that's all I have to suggest for those who are planning to make a trip to Hong Kong this year. Do let me know if you have visited or planning to visit any one of these places that I suggested in the comment box below...let's exchange experiences and suggestions, shall we?

Have a wonderful trip!





30 comments:

  1. wahhh.. bestnya pergi travel.. hehehe.. Nurul tak berkesempatan lagi nak travel luar negara :D

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    1. insyallah soon babe... maybe bali first? since it's nearer...

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  2. i mean, who doesnt love hong kong right?

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  3. hopely i can go to Hong kong one day..aamiin

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  4. Hong Kong tersenarai dalam wishlist akak..blom tau lagi la bila dapat pergi..apapun happy tgok entry ni..banyak tempat best yang Yana pergi...

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  5. Seronok dapat travel. Harap ada rezeki nanti

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  6. Bestnya. Gambar semua cantik-cantik. I tak pernah travel over the sea lagi kecuali Singapore ☺

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  7. Wahh! It is like fun and culture in one place! Hopefully I can travel to Hong Kong someday and experience all these. Btw, nice pictures you got there! :D

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  8. I have experienced once with rude customer from hong kong. Goshhhh so annoying and they think they are superior. I hope he is the only hong kong citizen who had that bad behavior. But i do hear about hong kong citizens a lot where they are so rude and have no respect towards others, but i dont know how true this speculation is. I hope not. But anyway, i still want to visit Hong Kong someday. Thank u for sharing ur hong kong story with us !

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    1. So far the claims are true... Sadly.. .such a pity.. HK is really beautiful... It's like a city taken right out of an anime movie... When night falls.. .

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  9. Ive been there and i know exactly how u feel..some of them are very rude and not friendly at all! Unless u going with travel agent and its much easier as they know some of the places

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    1. Yes my best advice is to go with a travel agent or a friend who lives in HK itself.. .

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  10. tu baru hong kong kalau paris nampak sahaja gah tapi sama je not so many friendly people... tapi ada sahaja kena pandai cari la, husband kan orang islam p sana .. dorang macam pandang slerk je hahaha..

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    1. OMG... And these are like the world's biggest tourist attraction countries. ..and yet they are hostile towards visitors. .. = =

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  11. nak sangat pergi Hon Kong Disneyland dna tempat-tempat yang Yana pi ni.. semua best-best.. TB rasa macam happy dan excited je tengok gambar-gambar atas ni.. hope dapat pi sana nanti..

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  12. Sis dah beberapa kali ke Hong Kong. Actually x berapa minat sangat tapi sb ikut org..so pergi aje lah..hehehe. Barang pun mahal2 n sibuk sangat di sana..rimas di buatnya

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  13. Hong Kong tak pernah pergi teringin juga nak pergi... jadi bookmark entri ni.. Boleh jadikan refferen nanti :)

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  14. ehehe.. ada betulnya, they are quite rude. LAst year trip to HK, anak bongsu (1yr++) kena tenking dengan pakcik cleaner sebab main batu kecil tepi pokok bunga dia. Padahal takde la kacau landscape diorang pun..tegur elok elok kan boleh je..hahah

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    1. OMG. . Anak Kecik je kot .. .See why I'm hesitant to visit Hong Kong again.. :(

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  15. Omg I really miss HK so much. Memang jatuh cinta dgn HK suka tengok bandar dia. Tempat dia dgn view kapal layar dia. Hope 1 day dapat pergi lagi.

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  16. Hong Kong memang best. Hehe. Tengok gambar u lagi buat I nak pergi. Hahaha

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  17. You just followed while shopping for beauty products? That is hard to believe Yana. Haha. I know you had a great time there.

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  18. this place indeed a great place to visit and so much place and food can be hunted there. I really like all your photos taken so nice and beautiful...

    Racheal

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  19. I love this post. Normally people will say Hong Kong is for gambling, but obviously it is not!

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  20. Well... overall i still love hong kong a lot, the vibrancy, food, fast paced and also there are lots of cultural elements too.

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  21. Thanks for this info.... rasa nak pergi ke Ocean Park Hong Kong.. Sebab ada terbaca dekat beberapa portal / blog cerita pasal tempat ini...

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  22. great sharing! I am going to Hong Kong on June 2018! <3
    Will write into my blog as memories! <3

    Love,
    MissJasJas
    www.missjasjas.com

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