Hong Kong Journals

Exotic Hong Kong

A June 2006 trip to Hong Kong by Kez

Ladies Market Photo, Hong Kong, China More Photos
Quote: I've always hankered to visit here. It comes from an adolescent diet of exciting fiction filled with Tai-pans, opium dens & dashing heroes.

Exotic Hong Kong

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Overview

Deep in thought Photo, Hong Kong, China
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A breathtaking setting spread around a magnificent harbor, Hong Kong is a heady mix of east-meets-west, towering skyscrapers jostling for space, narrow atmospheric laneways, towering mountains and a long interesting history. No matter where you decide to stay, you will visit the other parts of the city.Down along the harbour on the Kowloon side is a great boardwalk to stroll along and visit the “Avenue of the Stars” and have your photo taken with some homegrown names like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, well, statues of them in any case. The harbour is also the prime spot to watch Hong Kong’s nightly light show where, at 8pm, many of the skyscrapers light up with a synchronized symphony of lights...Read More

BP International

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Hotel

BP International Photo, Hong Kong, China
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We opted to stay at BP International, a.k.a. Scout’s Headquarters. Don’t be scared off by the thought of being surrounded by a million Scouts on Jamboree, they have their own entrance, reception, elevators, and are limited to certain floors of the hotel.The hotel is in a great location close to the subway and shopping. The Lobby was something you would expect in a ritzy hotel with a huge airy atrium and lots of chrome and glass.Our room was a good size considering space is at such a premium and the fittings were modern and, most importantly, the bed was really comfortable. I was taken with the space-saving bits like the hidden cavity in the desk, open ...Read More

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BP International
8 Austin Road Tsimshatsui
Hong Kong
+852 2376 1111

Eating Tips

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Restaurant

Dinner Photo, Hong Kong, China
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If like us you spend so much time shopping and eating is due to necessity to keep going try Yoshinoya, a franchise that offers healthy food with fast food service. A bowl of rice, marinated chicken or beef or similar and a big helping of super fresh vegetables. Order at the counter and your food is served in a big bowl within minutes and really tasty too. Dinner for two $50 HK dollars, just over $5. In fact this little restaurant became our staple food stop during our stay.There are some great cafes like Starbucks or the Pacific Coffee Company that has some great bakery items for a quick lunch and also offer free Internet access for 10 or 15 minutes while you sip your coffee. Long enough ...Read More

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Ladies Market

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Attraction

Ladies Market Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The Ladies Market is a definite one not to miss. With stall after stall of kitsch souvenirs and every imaginable thing you could desire such as handbags, watches, T-shirts, DVD’s, jackets, Cheongsam dresses, Mahjong & Chess sets and the list just goes on and on.Copyright pirating is taken seriously here, especially when it comes to handbags and watches. Clothing doesn’t seem to be quite as stringent. My racing mad nephew was lucky enough to receive a Holden racing jacket that would cost $100’s of dollars at home but cost me a fraction of that.If you have your heart set on a “designer” label handbag, wallet or watch it is still possible, pick your mark and they will take you up one ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 28, 2007

Ladies Market
Tung Choi Street
Kowloon, China