This is Central where another of the tourist “traps” are, Victoria Peak. I’ve visited the place before as a kid but didn’t really appreciate the view at the time so having taken an interest in photography, I decided to go again for the view and some night shots.
Spent some time going around the stores to see if I could find some of the import goods I was planning to order online before I left for Hong Kong.
Sogo is one of them at Causeway Bay which is a Japanese department store complete with elevator ladies and all the other customs you would expect from Japan after watching all those J-dramas and Anime.
The next place I wanted to visit was the Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride which leads to the temples and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. It was already up the last time I was here but was very much plagued with problems so I never went the last time.
This time I decided to go because it had new “crystal glass” bottom cabins and thought it should be pretty exciting with the floor gone beneath your feet.
One of the things about Hong Kong is there are fairly much at least one single shopping plaza at each underground station. They all come with their own kind of interior decorations and most importantly, they’re not filled with the same stores everywhere such as they would be in Glasgow with Curry, WHSmith, Game etc.
And here is one of the places I wanted to visit this time round – MegaBox. A recent new plaza with an interesting orange exterior. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the Kowloon Bay station or if you don’t want to get lost and save yourself some energy, you can take the free shuttle bus from Telford Plaza too.
Been here for almost a week now and hasn’t rained at all yet. Still trying to get used to the blazing sun and the heat which is around the 27C mark.
First thing when you’re in Hong Kong is to get yourself one of these “Octopus Cards” from the MTR, train or bus stations. As the name suggests, it has plenty of uses. You can use it for all the main forms of transport and…