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Hong Kong Cloudy Adventures

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An April 2007 trip to Hong Kong by writeonthespot

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Quote: Skidding through the cloudy runway, we just loved the cool climate in Hong Kong. Not good for pictures but we don't mind.

Hong Kong Cloudy Adventures

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Overview

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On one April day, when the sun’s blazing heat was scorching some parts of Asia (including my point of origin, the Philippines), we touched down on the cloudy runway of Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport. It was one thing to be welcomed by the magnificent modern architecture of Hong Kong’s international airport. But it was another to be greeted by the cold breeze of the air that was remnant of winter. The Hong Kong observatory recorded the temperature at about 18°C, something I failed to check the day before we left the Philippines. With a subtropical climate, summer in Hong Kong would range from 25°C to 32°C while in winter, it would fall at 14°C to 19°C. I never expected that it would still be winter o...Read More

Dorsett Seaview Hotel

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Dorsett Seaview Hotel Photo, Hong Kong, China
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I checked out travelers' reviews of Dorsett Seaview in the net and most of them complained of the small, cramped spaces of the rooms. True enough, the rooms were very small but since we’re just staying during night, we never really minded. Dorsett doesn’t have a coffee shop but it was a good thing that there was a McDonald’s store nearby. The hotel lobby is small and there are not much seats available for those who need to wait for their companions.Still, many tourists check in at Dorsett Seaview because it is cheaper than other hotels given its prime location and accessibility to many major places in Kowloon. It is near the MTR stations, the Tin Hau Temple, the night markets, and the Kowloon ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 2, 2007

Dorsett Seaview Hotel
268 Shanghai Street
Hong Kong
+852 2782 0882

Avenue of Stars

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Attraction

Avenue of Stars Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The Avenue of Stars is one of the great attractions in Hong Kong. It gives one a magnificent view of the Victoria Bay and the skyscrapers of Hong Kong’s Central district during the day and most especially at night. The Symphony of Lights can be seen at the Avenue of Stars every 8pm at night. In honor of the film industry of Hong Kong, the Avenue of Stars pay tribute to actors, directors, and people behind its movie industry. There where the Avenue of Stars stand is the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade built by the New World Group in 1982. But in 2003, a grand project was undertaken that costs $40 million and delighted millions of locals and tourists. The Avenue features the nine milestones of Hong Kong’s en...Read More

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Avenue of Stars
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Hong Kong

Victoria Peak

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Attraction

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It’s a brand new view at Victoria Peak with the newly renovated peak. During my last visit, the structure was still being renovated and was still covered with bamboo scaffolding. Now, it glows beautifully and offers a 360° view of Hong Kong island. Victoria Peak, which stands as the highest peak in the Hong Kong island at 552 meters, was originally built for the wealthy and affluent. Its history shows that then Governor Sir Richard MacDonnell had his summer home built at the peak at the latter half of the 19th century. Yet, the tram came after several homes were built there through a certain Alexander Findlay Smith, a former worker of Scotland’s Highland Railway. He was able to petition for the ope...Read More

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Victoria Peak
128 Peak Road.
Hong Kong
+852 2807 6543

Hong Kong Museum of History

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Attraction

Hong Kong Museum of History Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The Hong Kong Museum of History is an interesting place to visit. Our visit was unplanned. We were looking for the Rosary Church and were there hours before the scheduled time for the English mass. So, to kill time, we thought of walking around and viola, right across was the Hong Kong Museum of History. It usually has a special exhibition and during the time of our visit, they were featuring the Ancient Chinese Civilization which zeroed in on the Treasures of the Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynasties from Henan Province. The said special exhibition is running from February 14 to May 14, 2007 at the Special Exhibition Gallery. We paid HK$10 as entrance to the gallery. At the special exhibit, they displaye...Read More

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Hong Kong Museum of History
100 Chatham Road South
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2724 9042

Tung Chung

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Tung Chung is a small district in the Lantau Island and a few-minute drive from the Chek Lap Kok airport. Tung Chung got its name from Tung Sai Chung, which was originally called during the time when Hong Kong was just a large group of fishing villages. Now, Tung Chung, being the gateway to Ngong Ping 360° and the Giant Buddha, it has become more commercial with the malls and condominium units. From the Tung Chung MTR Station we easily got to the Citygate mall which is connected to the station. There were five floors of clothing and food outlets as well a glass and steel bridge way that connects to another building. Vehicles going to the airport pass through under this mall bridge. A money...Read More