Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hong Kong - Day 3

This will be my last Hong Kong trip report...so saaaaad! I wish I had more to share..:)

On our 3rd day, we paid a visit to the Avenue of Stars at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade where visitors can enjoy Hong Kong's skyline by day and check out plaques containing Hong Kong celebrities' hand prints & autographs...too bad it was rather cloudy that day so as you can see the skies looked grey...nevertheless, this is a must photoshoot spot for tourists! Hehehe...:)

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In addition to this promenade, there is also the Museum of Art, Space Museum, and Cultural Center...too bad the museums were still closed at that time (they open at 1 p.m)...

We then took the Star Ferry to head to Central (again), walked to Aberdeen Street and visited a small shop called Taka which sold handmade accessories by local Hong Kong designers with some 50's - 60's pieces imported from USA...everyone just had to get themselves a lil' piece of Taka here because they were just too pretty as well as affordable...:)

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That day's lunch was my favorite because we had a really nice halal Chinese dimsum at the Islamic Centre Canteen at Oi Kwan Road...yayyyyyyyyyyy! Me love dimsum! This restaurant shares the same building with the mosque located above it..

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Theeeeeen we visited my most favorite shop in Hong Kong hooraaayyyyy! Timbee Lo Shop, located inside Causeway Place at Causeway Bay, offers super awesome one-of-a-kind accessories & clothes I loooooove...fyi, items are rather pricey because they fall under 'designer items'...:)

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Still at Causeway Bay, hopped into Sogo department store for a while, went super crazy discovering that branded items are way way way cheaper here in Hong Kong and there's no fuss going for a GST refund like in Singapore.Why? because Hong Kong is a free port and hence no import tax.

Headed back to Tsim Shat Sui (where our hotel is), grabbed my jacket, then continued our night to another shop named Chapel, a budget local fashion chain which makes its own clothes from leftover fabrics from high-end fashion manufacturing processes. Mostly they provide basic clothes like plain t-shirts, cardigans & leggings...:)

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I was already very tired by that time hehehe, so I didn't take many pictures afterwards....after Chapel, we visited a shopping mall called DNA with budget friendly shops selling both local and imported fashion items as well as toys! Too bad I can't provide many pictures of this place but DNA is actually one of the best places to shop especially youngsters...I bought myself some floral tights and socks here hihi...

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Aaaannndd comes the end of the day, spent well by having steamboat for dinner at Tao Heung...:)

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Went home the next day feeling sad because I kinda fell in love with Hong Kong. Somehow. I will definitely make more trips to Hong Kong! Yayyyyy! :)

Most important part: If you're planning to go to Hong Kong after reading my blog posts hehehehe, you might wanna check out this website to learn more on what to discover. Aaaaand, if you want to try your luck and win yourself a FREE TRIP TO HONG KONG and HK$200,000 shopping money, you might try joiining these 2 competitions:
Good luuuuccckkkkk! :)

20 comments:

Mica said...

Great pictures! Love the necklace you bought :)

Cindy Karmoko said...

ka dianaaa i really miss hongkong because of your posts! >.<

http://hippiegonemad.blogspot.com/

Eka Theresia said...

You shop so much kak.-.

xoxo
Eka Theresia♥

Ollyvia Laura Arnold said...

awesome photos... it seems you really had a great experience in honking ka di :))

http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/

inezdiva said...

cool, makes me wanna go there soon kak :((

STARSNAPSHOT said...

a lot of photos d^^b worth it when I have to refresh the page couple of times till all pictures appear, haha

Anonymous said...

ih keteknya basah..

Aloysia Adinda Nareswari said...

lovely photos kak di!! :D

http://dindaloysia.blogspot.com

when milk meet tea said...

Beautiful acsesories.

AuL Howler said...

entertaining :)

I feel the same happy, again.
You know what, princess diana? What people love from your blog beside your thought, ideas and posts is..

THE POHOTOS!

Seriously ^^

♥ Lauretha of Myrrh Goldframe ♥ said...

i wish i could go there someday!!! lovely photos.

Shinly Fransisca said...

you always look like never had a bad day <3
and this one make me want to go there >.<

http://degeekyshinly.blogspot.com/

Puni said...

love all your reports on your Hong Kong trip! thanks so much for all the awesome shopping info & tips :) hope i can also go there one day.

btw, next time you go to Hong Kong, you might want to check out these Swedish stores: Monki (http://www.monki.com/) and COS (http://www.cosstores.com/).

they're from the same group as H&M, and i thought you might like them as well, seeing how much you love H&M :) Monki is colourful & edgy, somewhat less mass-produced than H&M, and COS is clean & simple yet still unique (typical Scandinavian design..). COS is a bit more pricey, but they mostly use fine fabrics, so the prices make sense when you think about it.

PS. i don't work there, so these aren't advertisements or anything :D i simply wanted to share infos about these brands to you because i've been following your blog for quite some time now, and i've seen what kind of clothes you like..so i personally think you might like these brands as well.

Claude C Kenni said...

Halal Dimsum??? Never know that those food exist in Hong Kong...hahaha

Novianty Effendy said...

ahh, your glasses so lovely kak :D

ade kurnianingrum handika putri said...

wow!! keren kak :D
wish i could go there :)

Anonymous said...

May I know, what kind of camera did u use ? and the model of camera?

Rani said...

My, My... just LOVED every cute stuff from Timbelo shop. Should go there

Deny E Y said...

Nikmatin hidup bener nih....ikutan donk

Mitha Komala said...

thanks for the info about the competitions! i really love those superb cute glasses, nice chain necklace you bought =) xx

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