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It was my second day to be at H.K as excited on the first day, so we head to this Langham Place in the early morning. The time we have there is not much, so everything have to be in hurry. It was early when we reach there, so most of the shop have not open yet. Get to know that their retailing hours are around 10.30-11am. Then of course we head to have our breakfast. As we walk do not know where got nice food and ask one of the newspaper seller on the street that lead us back to Mong Kok. So had our breakfast at one of the ‘Cha Chan Teng’ located around there. After finish our breakfast, we hurried back to Langham Place as we only have 2 hours. The breakfast of course its veli good ah, as expected.
Why this shopping mall was because they had the longest indoor Escalator which is called ‘Xpresscalators’.

So the first thing first. A few of my friends telling me that not to miss the brand H & M which is very famous there and browse through the whole section. By just spending 30 mins here and I walked off and window shop for other things. With just limited time there is it was not free and easy day for us, but I can say that the brand H & M, it is the same range as TopShop but the clothes of the design there is much much much more nice than Topshop and the price is a bit cheaper. So save this shop for the 4th Day. Then walk fast fast to find the Escalator andd….

When I first saw the escalator, I was amazed how long it was yet I am abit phobia of like what if I take the escalator half way then it broke. It is like you take the 12inch long ruler that we always use in high school then break into 2. The feeling is something like that.

It is so express that connect from lvl 1-4 then 4-8 and 8-12. With just 3 rides, you already reach 12th floors instead of taking 12 times of escalator. The longest I have seen is only 2 floors but this is 4 floors escalator. We camwhore there a lot. While waiting for some people to shop and me and some of my friends were waiting there and just snap, snap, jump and jump, post and post.

The people around there is like watching free show as there are cafes like bucks, and other fast food outlets were watching at us, but who cares~! As long as we are satisfied with the pictures~

The second ride up bring us to this place, ‘The Spiral Stars Gallery’ which I do not know what is that, then only realize it when we saw this little peek hole.

Actually this whole 4 floors is equip with the 12 star scope. Find your star scope and peek into it. Not to see X factor but to read bout your star scope description.

After searching for the whole 4 floors found my star scope located at the 8th floor. Aquarius~
For those who like to shop at Bangsar outlets on the streets like Mooie and street shops, you would not want to miss the shop here from lvl 8-12 which there are a lot of nice and cheap girls clothing. What is in your mind you can get most of it. Every shop has its very own concept. Very nice design suits with the fashion that they are carrying.

I would personally recommend this mall, for the pricing and location and the food on the 12th floors which is the O-zone. For more details about shopping mall, please click here.

For the evening, our next destination is of course one of Hong Kong famous area which is The Peak. We take the MTR from our hotel to this Central’s MTR station exit on J2. Walk through the garden then you will see the Bank of China Building and The Cheong Kong Center. Just walk directly uphill then you will reach the The Peak tram station. It takes about 15 mins walk
You will see this building Bank of China which is one of the famous landmark here.
And of course to walk through this 2 building and head straight uphill…..
Till you see this place. When you saw this, means you are there, walk across the street opposite, as there will be the station of the Tram to The Peak. In Hong Kong, every where is all about tall buildings. Is the matter of tall or short.
Finally we reached there, after running from the bottom, as we were hurrying cuz behind schedule. Try to imagine, 32 ppl running on the streets like siau lang and keep shouting, cepat cepat!! Hurry hurry!! Kia liau..don take pic ..no time.. The whole street from the station till here were all our voice and when we reached, most of the ppl were looking at us cuz we cross the road Malaysian and Indonesian style, which do not care about the traffic, just cross-lah~ when no cars.
The only thing that got shocked when we reach there was, there were like bloody lots of ppl lining up and the point we were lining saying that around 3 hours wait as I asked the guy there. SHIT!!! If 3 hours to go up there going to miss the light show on the peak as my friend mention, then there were 2 ppl promoting express lane. So we squeeze with this sardine pack of ppl to find the que as one of the girl that lead us there. We were like paying around HKD 180 for the ride.

Just do not care how much we have to pay, just want to get up there ASAP. By queuing like that for 3 hours, I think I am just going to faint whereby you can sweat.

REMEMBER, do not go to a place whereby it is also a public holiday for them. This will be the result.

The price list that available.
While you were waiting, of course you will be greeted by the very famous actor, Jackie Chan. He will be there to talk to you. A very nice and humble guy. You can talk to him, but a lot of people will just look at you by the though of, you siau si boh.. Actual fact, this is his was figure located just right beside the counter.
While you were waiting in this compact area, whereby there are another 5 lines in between, and the express lane which is the very left corner and you get to see the history of the Tram.
After 30 minutes, we manage to cross to second section and it was around 6.20pm and the crowd is still so huge waiting to go up. The people around me are so everywhere in the world. The family standing in front of me from Pakistan, then 1 next to me is from Japan, on my left was Hong Kee, behind me is of course Indonesian and ourself Malaysian. Every where around the globe is around me.
Not long after that, then the tram is cominggggg…So excited that soon going to be us in there.
The rail ways that lead us to The Peak.
On the way up, we were busy taking pictures here and there. The best part is to come, we were getting more excited through the mid of the rail ways then we started singing Rasa Sayang, laughing all the way, then Negarakuuuuu..and Indo national songs. Lol… We were the noisiest ppl on earth on that time and a lot of ppl were staring at us like Aliens with the though where are this alien from??? Then suddenly got called by the tram driver and he show me and my friend a sign card which ask us..Shhhhhh~~~ please be quiet!! Me and my friend were laughing out loud in our heart and smile all the way and show the sign shhhhh..Kena complain liau..better keep quiet.., if make him upset we have to walk all the way up.
On the way near to the peak, you can just be amazed how beautiful the scenery is that overlook Hong Kong from the tram with your eyes open wide and nearly popping out and cant sit still by just keep starring left and right.. Every 1 is just busy taking pictures of the view. Of course the best part is we are goin to reacchhhh~
When you reach, you will have to walk through this wall of paintings…Took us about 10-15 mins of tram ride.
Of course the best part of all, we directly rush up to the ‘Sky Terrace’ to take a good look of the view and the time was just perfect. Around 7.10pm
As told by my friends, the villa here cost a bomb. If you ever get to buy a house up here, means you are super bloody rich. To get a house there is only very cheap cheap la.. HKD30 mil at least, as what mention by my friend. A house that overlook the whole city. Surely a place to be dreamt off.
As I stroll to the back part of the main overview, this is what I get to see, a place that look over the sea. Its breath taking and like two world. One side you see a whole place loaded with buildings, and the other end you see some buildings only and the sun set there is just beautiful~
I see a bird?I see a plan? Noo… I just, trying to see how beautiful the scenery of Hong Kong view from the Peak at different time from left, to center and to the right.
The results:
This is taken when I first reach the Peak. It is around 7.10pm
Taken 7.20pm.
Taken around 7.35 pm of the left view
Taken around 7.35 pm of the right view~
Taken around 7.35 pm of the center view
and of course the best of all is the spectacular night view at 8pm.

Remarks: we use alot of efford to take care of this spot as the ppl around there is just alot. Every corner of this had been stand by ppl. We took turns to take care of this spot for around 45 minutes. Ppl just keep trying to push theirr way in.
Of course after our very own high, by wahhhhh’ing here and there even though some other tourist keep opening their eyes wide to see what are we pointing and figuring what is it all about, even there are ppl just pop their head in between me and my friend then ask me, what is there so great about, then I just give back plain answer, Nothing. Just for fun!
And of course we are heading to the famous ‘Madame Tussauds’ which can be know as house of wax. It is exactly like the movie with all the figures is so real, Skin tone and their look and height.

Trying to act like Jay Chou and ended up my friend ask me ‘Sau Peiiiii la!!!!!’
One of the famous couple on Hollywood that I hang out with that day.
Their second section is of course very interesting…..

I am the modern Hitler wanna be~
I thought Shakespeare how to write his poetry, giving him inspiration by going back to the past~
Ssspoiling the images by adding in some new modern Hollywood 3-D effect~
Told Tiger Woods, play la properly, I know I can win but please la.. wanna act also professional abit ma~
By spending around 4 hours there, every 1 is just exhausted and very very very hungry as we were told that our dinner is going to be very hoh liau~
So again, while sitting and rest of course this thought comes again. CAMWHORE!!!
The famous trademark that we intend to do whenever we are. By trying to act cute learn from the cutes of course the sign if 1, 2 and 5..
Our post no.2 shot with every 1 trying to be cute and chweet~
and 3rd shot is the 5………..
Last shot is own made by just pointing at anyone and laugh out loud~~~ and all the ppl around there suddenly stop talking like got a shock and stare at us for a moment.
The restaurant there is just so nice to sit down and chill to have a cup of warm coffee with the perfect cold weather up there by just wearing a t-shirt and scarf by overlooking the view of Hong Kong.
The worst part of all is, even to get back down, and have to queue so bloody long. So we were queuing sitting cuz totally lazy to stand already. Were sitting down, gossip about how ppl look and there is 1 lady actually looks like just came out from the Madame Tussauds showroom. Her skin is dark choclate tone, face is so fake looks like wax and don stand a chance to take her pic.

Remarks:
The best part of all, in my entire life, I have never enter the most scariest ghost house which is inside in Madame Tussauds right beside Andy Lau’s place. All 8 of us that played, came out some leg trembling, some face look very pale, my heart beat is very fast, some want to vomit. If you do get a chance to visit this…please do not miss the Ghost House. It is exciting!!!!! The entrance look like a jail area.

Cant wait for the dinner~

Second day of our trip. As we wake up early and gather ready to go and hunt for food. Previously at Mong Kok I did spot a shop there already as it was quite packed with people but I think every shop also was packed with ppl that night.

While we reached LangHam Place to go for shopping and we found out that we were too early. Most of the shop had not open yet so we went to look for breakfast. Ask around for the stall on the street where will he recommend us to eat and he ask us walk walk walk further down bout 2 blocks away and turn right.

So ended up in Mong Kok again for the first night when we came out from the subway tunnel. Then I instantly point to the shoop that I spotted before and ask every 1 go in and eat.

I don know how to read chinese so what the heck. Just take pictures and post it up. The funny thing in the restaurant is always ‘A Chan’, ‘B Chan’, ‘C Chan’ means like set A or B or C. Really a Hong kong tea house. Kekekek.
As for me, I only know how to see and point. A half banana like me which know how to speak but do not know how to read, so the only thing to rely on during order food of course is the Pictures. If the pictures quality is good and the food take tempting and come out SUCKS also no choice.
If I am not mistaken this is ‘Set G’ HKD 20 which is 1 ‘Milk Tea’ and ‘Polo Bun’. First thing first. I must say that the milk tea here is far much nicer that any of the restaurant in Malaysia can offer. 10x better than Kim Gary or watever Hong kong restaurant we have. The thickness of the tea and the milk taste is just there. A satisfying drink to start off with.
and of course my very favourite and not to be miss during in Hong Kong which is of course the ‘Polo Pau‘. The top, is perfectly backed and the crust is sweet, the bun is soft and the butter is melting to suits the taste of it. One bite will just take your breath away. This might not be the best polo bauz in the area but to me, it is satisfying though which I had 2.
This is what I order besides the Set G. The name is ‘Jar Jiang Mian if not mistaken, and the taste to me till today is still fresh in my mind and craving for more of it. The best thing is the noodle of course, it is curley curley and just don know how to tell why the wantan noodle in Hong Kong is much better than in Malaysia. The meat is soft, the sauce is sour and abit spicy. When you mix and stir it together, you just want to have more of it. HKD 24
My friend order the Koey Teow Soup’ Noting fancy about it. The soup is like plain water, the koey toew is normal. Plain plain like dat also around HKD 24.

Next of course not to be miss in Hong Kong which is a MUST eat food. ‘Wan Tan Noodle’. As I say on the Jar Jiang Mian above the noodle is just so nice and curley curley and you can just bite the strand of it. It is abit solid which makes you want to salivate more of the noodle. The soup base is good, which had the taste of wantan and they are surely not to kiam siap on the WanTan. Inside it, is filled with 2 big prawns and the taste of it, you would just want to ask for more. 3 is not enough, to satisfaction you need another 2 which makes just ngam ngam. HKD 24

The last dish which is thing the look is kinda funny, ‘Macaroni with Ham’. I feel like the soup taste really macaroni and the ham is just ham. Noting much to comment on this as I only try the soup base.
and of course.. all of us are very full and satisfy with our breakfast…Time to Head to SHOPPING!!!!!!!
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 9/10 , Very Good Loh~ -Stamped-
Non-Halal Food

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Nathan Road( In Between Shantung Street and Agryl Street)
By Subway, go down at Mong Kok Station,
Find Exit E1. Walk straight and a few shops away you will directly see this shop already.
It is around either One Grand Tower/Two Grand Tower

Our very first stop for the night is Mong Kok. Where by a lot of things to be bought and see. Still remember one of the movie which is One Night in Mong Kok.. This area had always been like famous with gang triads and always about ‘Pek Yau’ but that was all about in the movie.

We took the MRT from our hotel to Mong Kok and it was like a few stations away.

When I walk out from the entrance of the MRT I got so shocked that the whole street is packed with people and damm noisy.

The street was closed up and it was Friday night that makes it packed like sardines and you get to see a lot of street performance.

by This guy where you put in some coins on the yellow or green thing he had prepared, then he will move. It is exactly like a machine. He was standing there so still even though we kacau him, he wont smile or laugh. Professional~

This is not a street performer, just a person who give out brochure but then had done it like they are one. They are promoting slimming packages.

By this ah pek, we respected him a lot, that even his voice out of tone so much and the way he sings will give you nightmare but we support for his courage. The best part is not only him is about his dog also. Sit there till a fake dog and he know’s when to bark when the singer sing chorus.
In this area, not only 1 ah pek doing it, there are a few other ah pek doing street performance.

Hong kong is all about advertising, and competing whose sign board is bigger to get awareness but of course it had lighten up the streets.

After walking in that area, we head to the famous street, ‘Lady Street’. Which we rate it something like Chee Cheong Kai’ (Petaling Street) but of course, the things there are much nicer, it is longer than Petaling street 3 times and the crowd are like 5 times more.

For those who like to bargain, here would be your paradise but please be aware that if you are really interested in the items, only start bargain.

*Remarks
Please do not bargain and bargain for the syokness of yourself and you will ended up letting them scold and curse u or shout at you very loud.

After a short walk, this stall caught my attention, for those who have great fantasies, you can definitely get your sexy lingerie here. The best me and my friend think of is the elephant.

Bosini in Hong Kong is so famous where you can directly see that their clothes is much more nice compare to Giordano Malaysia as we rate this 2 brand similar and of course the pricing of the t-shirt is not worth to get in HK for Bosini.

I got impress that they occupied the whole 4 level.

For the first night only, we were like already spend over budget. With the food and women street there, and disappointed I cant find any nice Converse shoe at ‘Shoe Street’

Was walking around for the night quite long, so it was me who made the call saying that kia liau…go food hunting. As I remembered last time when I came to this area, there is 1 takoyaki very very nice and the queue is very long.

First stoop of the night, Nelson Street.

As I spotted this stall, directly drag the whole group to this stall as I smelled Smelly Toufu. When I reached this stall I was so excited like a 3 year old kid saw a ice cream guy, and get to see so many things to eat. When I spotted this stall that time I cant really see what were they selling as this stall that time it was full with food patrons. The street with that number is only this shop is here where you can see the shop is flooded with ppl.
Our very first stop of this shop………………
Of course the no.1 thing that MUST not MISSSSSS….. The ‘Curry Fish Ball’ The upper deck is non spicy and the 1 below is Spicy. After taking this picture I got scolded by the store owner saying that not allow to take pictures. Then I was like wtf!!!

This is a small bowl of curry fish ball which cost HKD 8.

Of course cannot compare to the 1 I ate at Sri Petaling Pasar Malam Curry Fish Ball. The fragrance of the currry is there and the softness of the fish ball its like you use a knife to slice it when I am biting it. I ordered the spicy as it was really spicy. One ball enough to stir you high. Definitely good stuff.

Wahhhhh….this is one of the best thing to get in this stall also, by looking at it and remembering the taste just makes me drool again. It is ‘Fried Pig Intestine. The skin is crispy with gold brown colour and the filling is chewy and of course got a lil stink smell and taste just makes it perfect. For those who eat pig spare parts, of course this is verrryy Highly Recommended by me. One stick is around HKD9

Next is my bestie bought Siew Mai’. The great thing is not about the sauce of it. The sweet sauce mix with it that stir up the taste. Comparing with the siew mai in malaysia, still think it taste better from the street food. It is small in size, with the stim taste and soft. Just alright.

This must not be miss also, one of the Hong Kong street food signature. Of course one of in my hotlist food hunt which is the ‘Smelly Toufu. To the dissapointment, the smell of the smelly toufu is not as strong as last time which you can smell it 2 blocks away. This I get to know they serve the toufu when I walked nearby the stall.
The toufu is not as smelly as I ate last time, but of course it is much better compare to Sri Petalling because of the smell and of course the SAUCE!!! The sauce you have to mix it with, sweet sauce, their very own chili sauce and chili flakes with some ginger. Wow, even though the toufu is not really smelly compare to last time but with the mixture of the sauce, can just put the whole thing in my mouth and enjoying it.
After finishing it, when I try to talk to Yeong my bestie, she said she cant really smell the smelliness of the smell when I was talking. The amazing thing was last time me and my bro ate on the street and went back up on the bus, the old lady ask me and my bro did we eat smelly toufu, and we asked her how she know, then she said that we stinks.. 😀
2 pieces of toufu around HKD 9.
Most of the things in this stall is very nice. Should Try!
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 9/10 ,Si Pek Hoh Chiak ah!!!~

Walk and walk and walk then came till this street. From what I eat just now, I am still hungry and my friend ask me am I alright. I said of course, part of my mission here is food hunting. Eat lah~ The stall is located behind this street board.

This is the next shop I came across as I was very thirsty and saw this shop got sell bubble cup tea. Of course it has always been my favorite and by looking so many ppl at this stall and give it a try. I drink the ‘Bubble Cup Tea’ till I forgot to take the pic. The drink definitely is a highly recommended which most of the patrons are aiming for it.

As I bought the drink first and let the rest try ended up every 1 having 1 cup. The pearl is so chewy, the drink in it is just the right taste. Not too sweet not too diluted. The drink was around HKD 12

The food that they sell is similar to the first stall that we eat. Again I was trying to take the pic, got scolded by this stall owner. Then I was like why in their shop they directly put a sign no pictures please!

This is one of the ‘Mix Ball’ that I found it quite funny and just bought one. Start from the top ‘Beef Ball’, ‘Pork Ball’, ‘Fish Ball’ and ‘Squid Ball’ which cost around HKD 10 for this stick.

Honestly, I find the taste is abit weird as they put some satay sauce and don know what sauce and the taste of the ball ball thing doesn’t impress but still finish the whole stick.

-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 5/10 ,Ok Ok loo~
Then went back to grab another cup of Bubble cup tea as I only manage to have 2-3 sips and my friend gave me empty glass back.

This round I went there realize that they sell Siew Mai’ and decided to grab one again to compare what is the difference with another stall.

After eating eat, my only comment must try! Again the sauce is impressive and very nice. It was mix with sweet sauce, peanut sauce, some chili oil and chili sauce. After you mix with the siew mai and the taste had combine out it had become very addictive. As my friend saw I ate till like that, they grab another cup and just eat till they drop. Around HKD 8

 

 

 

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 ,Veli Hoh Chiak ah!!!~
This shop is just a few doors away, it sells takoyaki. At last found one which I think is good.
The store outlook is alright and not many people but my friend she was very tired so borrow their tables and we have to buy their food.
They have large stove to be done compare to places like our pasar malam or indoor supermarket which only owned 1/3 of it.
This is what I mean borrow their tables by purchasing the food from next door and eats there because that stall does not have tables. So we were parking there for that moment.
I order the ‘Original Takoyaki cuz I don understand what the girl is mumbling about and I don know how to read chinese so just point lah…and this is wat I get. Which cost me around HKD 25.
By the look itself I was not impress and the first bite that I eat, does not really taste good. Then asked my friend what bout theirs, they shake their head. The filling is does not taste good even we feel that our pasar malam here is much better.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 4/10 ,So So Only~

–WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

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