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Showing posts from May, 2009

In Hong Kong Island

May 2nd, 2009

Today plans are Ocean Park, and Madame Tussaud in The Peak. Both are located in Hong Kong Island.

To get Ocean Park, take the MTR trains and get off at Admiralty MTR station on Exit B to get on the special CityBus No. 629 (HK$10.6). There are 2 entrances of Ocean Park, the main entrance and Tai Shue Wan entrance on the higher place. CityBus 629 can take us up to Tai Shue Wan entrance, or alight at main entrance then take free shuttle bus or cable car later. We bought the tickets from Dragon Hostel where we're staying, because they give 10% discount for Ocean Park and Disneyland tickets.

In the down part of Ocean Park (main entrance), there are Giant Panda Habitat, Madagascar 2 Live, Dolphin University... well nothing much. It's actually more suitable for kids, regret that we spent too much time here until we wanted to move to upper part of Ocean Park with cable car but the queue had been already like hell. Sadly we decided to go up by shuttle bus, with hope that w…

Across the Canal and the Sea

May 1st, 2009

Today we're having breakfast at hotel. Ole London Hotel is nice, neat, clean, safe, simple, having free wi-fi and not too expensive. But tell you what, the foods are terrible. So if you're staying in this hotel, better get some foods outside.

First stop is Venetian again, because we hadn't tried the Gondola yet. It is located in 3rd floor Grand Canal Shop. They make whole things look real, such as decoration of European buildings on top of every shops, fake sky on the roof top that can be changed into sunrise or sunset, ancient Venetian street walk, and of course the canal with some bridges. The Gondola starts operating on 10 am until 10 pm (last departure is 9.45 pm), can take up to 4 people in one boat with 108 MOP for each person. There will be 1 Gondola man/woman who takes us sailing for about 15-20 minutes while singing Italian songs. Aside the canal, we can find world famous branded stores (some from HK) along the way, such as Tiffany & Co, Zara, Ma…

Macau Race

April 30th, 2009

This is our map walking around Macau on the 2nd day ;)

View Amazing Race in Macau in a larger map

Around 9 am in the morning, from Hotel we're heading to St. Augustine's Square. There are 5 objects we can see there which located not too far from each other: St. Lawrence, Dom Pedro V Theater, St. Augustine's Church, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, and St. Joseph's Seminary and Church. The cobblestones pavement reflects the traditional Portuguese streetscape.

Then we walked again to Lilau Square, Penha Church and A-Ma Temple. Penha Church is located quite high, we can see Macau city and Macau Tower from up there. At noon, we're all already too hungry and tired (but happy), so we took taxi to bring us to Macau Tower. Well that was kinda wrong decision to have lunch in Macau Tower because restaurants there are all expensive.

As you know, Macau Tower offers the highest bungee jumping in the world. But even if somebody pay for me, I don't want to give it a …

We were Strangers, Starting out on a Journey

April 29th, 2009

We're 9 people, flying with JetStar from Changi Airport Singapore to Macau International Airport. Another friend flew from KL, and another one was in the next flight. We're staying in Ole London Hotel, a nice 2 stars hotel in the city. Macau consists of 3 islands: Macau Peninsula/City itself, Coloane and Taipa. These last 2 islands are already connected by land reclamation. While with Macau city, they are connected by long bridges which are so beautiful to see at night. From airport in Taipa to our hotel in Macau city, spent MOP 80-90 per taxi (up to 4 people).

After putting our stuffs in the hotel, we went out to get late dinner and sightseeing the city. It's already 10pm, guy from hotel said that all shops at Senado Square are already closed, so we searched for foods nearby. What is Senado Square? I save it for later. Apparently there are many seafood restaurants opened at that hour, but the problem is... we couldn't understand the menu, all written …

Another Coincident Day

I went to dental near house but it's closed. So I went to a clinic in Jurong Point which I know it's opened in Sunday. But apparently today the dentist was already full and I didn't make appointment first. Then I made one for tomorrow evening. So yay no dentist today (lahh ko seneng?!).

Then I walked around in Jurong Point mal to look for food and bookstore. A friend asked me to find one particular book. I know there's Popular here but I don't know exactly the place. I'm not too familiar with this shopping centre. And I know there's Banquet, halal food court, here but dunno where. I thought it's OK if I can't find Banquet, I'd just grab into KFC then. So I put my luck on my feet to search bookstore.

When I passed UOB, there are an MC, a box and many people gather around in front. I came closer and found out that there's a chance to get PSP and other gifts, by showing your visa or master card. After showing my UOB visa card, I came into the …