Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hong Kong (The 'Fragrant Harbor') City Tour

Hi there! Welcome to our second day trip here in Hong Kong!

Our itinerary includes a city tour in the morning and Hong Kong Disneyland in the afternoon.

This blog entry will focus more on the city tour.

Well, I was a bit 'ignorant' looking at this double-decker bus. Ours in the Philippines are not like this, that's why. Haha!

Ate Cyn was also taking a pose with the double-decker bus as her background! Haha!

Avenue of Stars was opened on the 27th of April, year 2004. It is located at the Tsim Sha Tsui. They built this to show gratitude and pay tribute to the outstanding professionals of Hong Kong's film industry. The country also aims to promote its tourism industry and to consolidate Hong Kong's position as Asia's World City through this tourist spot.

Bruce Lee's statue

Oh my! It was Jet Li's hand print!

Jackie Chan's hand print...yey!

Our tour guide said that the Avenue of Stars is a 40 million Hong Kong Dollars project financed by the New World Group. The project is supported by Tourism Commission, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and the Hong Kong Film Awards Association Limited.

Everyday, a lot of tourists visit here especially at night to witness the wonderful night view of Hong Kong.

This view is splendid at night. Each building has their own unique lights and other lighting effects.

After visiting the Avenue of Stars, let's take a look at some of the streets in Hong Kong.

The building on the left side is under renovation. They surrounded the building with bamboos. I was just really curious why they used bamboos instead of  irons and the like...I failed to ask that from our tour guide (actually I hesitated to do so 'coz I was not comfortable talking to him. Kthanksbye).

They strictly follow traffic rules.

Most of the local stores are still closed in the morning. Most of the store's business operation starts at 9 in the morning.

Trains and subways are their main modes of transportation .

You can see a lot of stores of the popular and high class brands like Channels, Swarovski, Gucci, and Rolex here in Hong Kong.

He is Randy, our tour guide. Period. :D

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was established on the first day of  August, year 1972. It took over the campus and staff of the Hong Kong Technical College. According to their website, they are committed to education and preparing students to becoming global citizens through quality learning and teaching.  They are internationally known for our excellence in innovative research and unique programs. It is one of Asia's top universities.

Their roads are really wider than ours in the Philippines! And cars are not so close to each other unlike those vehicles in EDSA!

They have a lot of sky ways and flyovers.

This is Victoria's Peak.

That view is also what makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. In day time, your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor all the way to the green hills of the New Territories.

Welcome to the Aberdeen Fishing Village! It is not far from the busy city and heart of Hong Kong.
We saw old-fashioned junks and sampans (Hong Kong's traditional boats), some house boats where the fishermen and their families still live. I saw this before in a movie scene (just can't remember the movie's title).

The Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant looks so unique! Its name came from where it is situated-- floating in the Aberdeen Harbor. This restaurant is so popular among the locals and especially to the tourists.

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