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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

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2 Responses to “hong kong: day 2”

  1. chongerin Says:

    Your pictures are so so good! Helped me to “re-live” my long forgotten HK trip two years ago..

  2. sun, sea & sand lover Says:

    thanks… these pictures will help me “re-live” the experience too, few years down the road.


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