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hong kong: day 2 September 30, 2008

21st july 2008 – guided tour round hong kong, sans disneyland, thankfully.

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first stop, repulse bay.

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residence of the rich & famous behind us.

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can you spot jackie chan’s residence?

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praying to the god of fortune

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gosh, i can’t remember where’s this place. apparently, all the “boat people” shelter from the typhoon here.

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self-portrait 101: pretend to look nonchalant.

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the famous jumbo seafood restaurant

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supposedly sir li ka shing‘s boat…

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a tad bored while waiting for the rest of the tour group to board the coach…

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stopped by a jewellery factory to allow the tour guide to earn some side income from the commission.

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took a cable car to ngong ping village, which is set on a 1.5ha land on lantau island.

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panoramic view from the cable car

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last year, a cable car plunged 50m to the ground… *shudder* but fortunately, it was only a brake test and no passengers were riding in the cabin.

 

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it is approximately a 20-minute ride, travelling along the 5.7km long bi-cable gondola lift system.

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ngong ping village

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tian tan buddha

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nope, did not climb those steps.

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instead, we walked around the nearby po lin monastery

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did not attempt to be enlightened by sitting under the bodhi tree

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kwai lin ko… now, how do i translate this… turtle pudding? hahahahaha…

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avenue of stars

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simple but delicious meal

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more of nathan road

 

beijing: final day & hong kong: day 1

20th july 2008 – after spending a little more than 2 weeks with my sister and her family in beijing, i certainly felt a tinge of sadness when it was time to leave, mostly because i know i’ll miss the little one.

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pixelated my parents’ face… *grins*

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the little one & i

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beijing international airport

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nathan street, hong kong

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steamed milk

 

beijing: day 16

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19th july 2008 – our final night in beijing before moving on to hong kong…

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ezra learnt a new way to smile.

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dinner was at this nice cozy place, with their very own orchard. all their vegetables, herbs & fruits… are fresh from the backyard.

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beijing: day 15 September 29, 2008

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18th july 2008 – more peking duck!

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love these hot water bottles…

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not a big fan of duck…

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after lunch, we visited a place that sells tea, tea, tea and tea only…

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didn’t know tea can be so pricey

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tea leaves

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post scriptum: i’m writing this entry, almost 3 months AFTER my trip to beijing.