Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has always been a favorite destination for me and my family. We’ve been on shopping pilgrimages there so many times I’ve lost count, yet the discoveries and excitement never ends. Hong Kong, the vibrant, fast-paced metropolitan city, keeps reinventing itself, never remaining the same.

Some people may find Hong Kong too hectic and a little crazed but Hong Kong’s fast-paced lifestyle suited my impatient personality perfectly!

We visited the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong’s equivalent to Hollywood’s Walk of Stars. It was fun looking for handprints of our favorite HK superstars which is probably the closest we’ll ever get to Jet Li! We also caught the magnificent Symphony of Lights show against spectacular harbour views at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

Of course, shopping is synonymous with Hong Kong. It’s a shopper’s mecca, an endless strip of shopping malls and outlets, perfect for all budgets, big or small. We love the jewellery shops where beautiful contemporary designs in 999 gold are sold.

Our hotel was located in the Mongkok area so we spent a lot of time just shopping to our hearts’ content. Most people liked the Ladies’ Market at Mongkok but I found it quite boring because every stall seems to sell the same clothes, hair clips, souvenirs. Not my kind of thing. Having said that, it is still worth a visit because although it’s not to my liking, it’s surely a shoppers’ haven.

It’s impossible to visit Hong Kong once and see it all. That is the best excuse, isn’t it? What better excuse do you need to visit Hong Kong again and again?

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