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Victoria harbour fireworks Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Mong Kok’s many markets, and fireworks at Victoria Harbour

Date: 1st July 2012

Today I shifted over to Mong Kok in Kowloon to begin the second phase of my Hong Kong sight-seeing. I had booked a dorm bed at Ah Shan Hostel/Dragon Inn which cost me HK$148 (Rs. 980/$19/€14) a night. Finding my hostel wasn’t that hard. As soon as I disembarked from Mong Kok Station, I took Exit D2 and the second building named Sincere House housed Ah Shan Hostel.

Elevator Hong Kong
There are four elevators in total for this building
Ah Shan hostel Dragon Inn Hong Kong
The hostel is on the 14th floor
View from Ah Shan hostel Sincere house
This looked a residential/commercial kinda building. Space in Hong Kong being a luxury, even apartment rooms are turned into commercial spaces.

The dorm room wasn’t all that great, considering it was super cramped inside with barely any space to walk (photo of the bed I got is at the end of this post). Fiona was the hostel owner and she spoke fluent English, proving to be quite helpful.

Fiona Dragon hostel Hong Kong
That’s Fiona behind the reception desk

After securing my luggage in the room, I stepped out again.

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Bruce Lee pose statue Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsui, Chungking Mansion, Avenue Of Stars, and Kowloon Park

Date: 30th June 2012

Saturday morning, I decided to take the ferry over to Kowloon.

Pedestrian bridge to ferries Hong Kong
I took the MTR, got off at Central and walked the pedestrian bridge that takes you directly to the ferry terminal
General post office Hong Kong
Hong Kong General Post Office
Hong Kong island construction
The weather looked like it could rain – or the skies could clear up. In other words, a typical day in Hong Kong I guess.

Hong Kong roads expansionWay to ferry piers Hong Kong

Central pier Hong Kong
Central Pier

Hong Kong star ferry pier pillars

Star ferry pier waiting Hong Kong
Bought my HK$2 ticket
Star ferry kid on board Hong Kong
Star Ferry is one of the oldest ferry companies in Hong Kong, originally founded by an Indian back in 1880
ICC tower Tsim Sha Tsui ferry
The journey across Victoria Harbour takes less than 5 minutes

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Apple store IFC mall Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Gurudwara, and walking around Wan Chai

Date: 29th June, 2012

Yesterday‘s typhoon brought with it quite a bit of rain, meaning I couldn’t go to Ocean Park today. So I stayed indoors, did some more research and only stepped out post lunch to begin ‘day 3’ in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong island roundabout
I decided to check out the tallest building on Hong Kong island

Pedestrian bridge Hong Kong

Art figure IFC mall Hong Kong
Walk straight and you enter IFC mall
IFC tower Hong Kong grey sky
The 88-storey International Financial Centre

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