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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 3: Hong Kong (Double Decker Tram, Hong Kong Park, Victoria Peak)

My parents told me their legs were still sore from walking and climbing so much stairs yesterday hehehe... So today I brought them to ride a double decker tram for sightseeings. We took the tram from North Point till Sheung Wan and passed by some iconic buildings of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong tram has been around for over a century.
Inside the tram
I'm surprised to see an Indonesian mini mart here.

International Finance Centre, Lippo Centre and Far East Finance Centre
Louis Vuitton at Central

After the tram ride, we had our lunch at Yung Kee near Central. This restaurant is famous for their roast goose.

Yung Kee Restaurant

Roast Goose

Roast suckling pig
Char siu
Yung Kee received a lot of awards for their culinary skills especially for the roast goose. But based on what we had that day, I think it was overrated. Our Dian Xiao Er tastes better.

Hong Kong Park                
Located in the Central, it is a lush greenery amidst the high rise buildings.

It was so peaceful here.
The park has an aviary too.
Why we don't have this kind of park in Singapore?

From here we walked about 5 minutes to the Lower Terminus of Peak Tram Station. I was quite taken aback that it was so crowded on a Monday. But the waiting time was pretty fast, we only had to wait about 20 minutes considering there were about hundreds of us.

Victoria Peak
After many times visiting the Peak, I still feel like going up there and experience it again. I think it's the best skyline I've seen in my life, even better than New York. :D

Waiting to board the train

The tram comes every 10 minutes.

Let's ascend.

Sunset at the Peak
We had our dinner at Mak's Noodles which has a branch at The Peak Galleria. This restaurant is famous for its wonton and beef brisket noodles.

Wonton and beef brisket noodles at Mak's Noodle
Can't say the noodles were really good. I'm wondering why the famous ones was not good enough for me? I still prefer the unknown restaurant near our hotel. :)

One last photo before we took the tram down.

The best shot I could get without a tripod.

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