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Hong Kong 2012: Last day in Hong Kong, and one day in Bangkok

Date: 5th July 2012

My last day in Hong Kong was supposed to be spent at Ocean Park, but I woke up to this…

Raining Hong Kong building
You can’t make out much from this photo taken from my phone, but it was raining heavily!

Realizing such weather would ruin a far off visit to a theme park and delay my departure to the airport, I decided not to go and sought to get a refund for my ticket. I bought it from Fiona at the hostel itself, but she hadn’t come in yet. I asked the housekeeper who was Filipino and her reaction went something along the lines of this: “You want a refund? Ha! No way… Fiona won’t give your money back… Chinese don’t do refunds!”, with a laugh. Continue reading “Hong Kong 2012: Last day in Hong Kong, and one day in Bangkok” »

Cable car going uphill Ngong Ping

Hong Kong 2012: Ngong Ping 360 cable car, Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Date: 4th July 2012

My last full day in Hong Kong, and I chose to spend it all on Lantau island. I took the MTR from Mong Kok -> Lai King -> Tung Chung to get to Ngong Ping.

Sunny skies cloud Hong Kong
It looked sunny outside — I just hoped it would stay that way
Disneyland MTR station Hong Kong
Lantau is also where Hong Kong Disneyland is located
Citygate Outlets Lantau Hong Kong
This was the stop to get to the cable car station
Cable car MTR station fountain Lantau island
That’s the MTR station in the back, and a fountain
High rise apartments Lantau island Hong Kong
There’s no escaping high-rise apartment buildings anywhere in Hong Kong; it’s a necessity
Hong Kong high rise apartment buildings bus stop Lantau
This is also where the major bus stop for Lantau island is located
Lantau island Hong Kong
I made my way to the cable car station

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