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Monday, March 19, 2007

Day 4: Hong Kong

We started our day with dim sum at East Ocean Restaurant at Wan Chai, also recommended by Lonely Planet. It was ok, but the mango pudding was so good.

Then we walked to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center to take some photos.

The original Star Ferry

The colourful Star Ferry

Golden Bauhinia Square
It is the location where the handover ceremony of Hong Kong to China in 1997. The square is situated outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibiton Center.

Reunification Monument

The senior citizens were practising tai qi in the park.

Shopping time
H&M from Sweden has just opened their first store in Hong Kong. The MTR was full with the advertisements so I think I should check it out too. I encountered H&M the first time in Paris, I wanted to buy a T-shirt but he said it's not good. Anyway, I went to Central, and there was a long queue outside the store just to get in. An hour later, I bought a dress. At last I got one from this brand :) Currently they are featuring Madonna, some of the clothes were designed by her. According to the newspaper those items are so hot, I saw them but didn't think they were so special.

I like this brand, they have everything: casual, formal clothing, lingerie, accessories, bags, etc. and doesn't come with a high price tag. Sometimes they ask a celebrity to design clothes for them. Before Madonna it was Stella McCartney. So you can get a designer item but not with the designer price.

Later I went to Sogo, didn't buy anything. Then to Island Beverley, this is like our Far East Plaza, followed by Seibu at Tsim Sha Tsui. Anyway, everything is kind of expensive. I don't mind if it is much better quality or something different, but it is the same kind of thing I can find in Singapore.

Symphony of Lights
After a quick dinner, we walked to the Avenue of Stars at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. From here we can see all the skycrapers in Hong Kong Island. The night view was so wonderful, a long stretch of skycrapers gleaming with lights.

The lights show wasn't fantastic though, with or without, it didn't really matter at all.