Hong Kong Journals

Hong Kong trip Sept - Oct 2004

A September 2004 trip to Hong Kong by VagabondWestport

Quote: Our trip to Hong Kong, September through October 2004, coincided with China Moon Festival and National Day of China.

Hong Kong trip Sept - Oct 2004

Overview

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Hong Kong is a great destination and perfect introduction to Asia and China. English is spoken almost everywhere, the city is clean, very efficient transportation. Star Ferry is a transportation, but it is also an attraction since it has the great view, for about 30 cents, 7 min ride. Very easy to get around. No group tours needed, independent touring is better in my opinion. Maybe few tours to get around and visit other islands or New Territories. Hong Kong has world class dining. Most of the time we had nice dinners. For lunches, we either grabbed snacks or sandwiches. We ate few times in Delifrance, it was OK. One time we ate in Pacific Coffee company. Hong Kong has wonderful green parks. You see...Read More

Felix

Restaurant

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We had dinner in the Peninsula hotel’s Felix restaurant (reservations required in advance). The food was very good and was enough for us, though food portions might be small for some people. George had the sample menu, and I had just an appetizer and prawns for main entree. I loved the prawns -- they were much bigger than our shrimps and smaller than our lobsters. The restaurant is very chic. We had a table by the window and watched illuminated lights in the buildings in the harbor. However, the design is so chic that it borders on the level of absurdity. It is designed by Philip Starck. When you take the elevator, it gets you in kind of a spaceship capsule. You see the hostess right away, so y...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Felix
The Peninsula, Salisbury Road
Hong Kong
+852 2315 3188

Spring Moon

Restaurant

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Peninsula’s Chinese restaurant was called Spring Moon. It was already too late for dim sum, so we had a regular dinner. I do not remember what we ate, but it was delicious and much better than our Chinese food in U.S.A. They had great munchies on the table, like honey-roasted pecans with sesame seeds, and there were normal bathrooms for a change! We did not have desert, but we did have tea-they had 30 different teas. They also gave us a souvenir–a jar of Xo Chili Sauce.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Spring Moon

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Attraction | "Art Museum Hong Kong"

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This is a very nice museum, and I recommend visiting it on the first day of arrival in order to understand Chinese art. This museum is a good introduction.

The museum houses some of the world's finest examples of ancient Chinese art from the Han to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Two special exhibition galleries showcase international works, keeping pace with global artistic trends.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2004

Hong Kong Museum of Art
10 Salisbury Road
Hong Kong
+852 2734 2167