What the fudge I was supposed to schedule this post but it didn’t get published somehow.
Ahh the South China Sea journey is coming to and end!
Onto Day 6… Stared the day late, had dim sum brunch at Tao Heung 稻香. I liked the porridge in particular- smooth and very flavourful. Packed away the char siew and polo bun for our late lunch to eat at the airport. The char siew bun cheated my feelings because 1/3 of it is filled and the remaining is empty.
We went to the branch at Nathan Road, within walking distance from our hotel.
Got them at a slightly cheaper price. 2 Bourbon snacks cost HKD13.25, while 1 pack usually cost $2 in Singapore. And because HK is also home of Disneyland, there is disney Tsum bourbon.
Bought chewing gum back home as well. The sweet with ice-cream on it contains rum. I forgot the price but it was a steal.
Went back to the hotel to pack up and set off to the airport. Technically there should be a shuttle bus service to the airport, but the staff told us to take a taxi there lol. They kindly helped us flag a cab outside the hotel cos we have a lot of barang.
Total journey from Tai Kok Tsui to HK International Airport is about 30min, fare is 20 SGD.
Last minute shopping at the HK Airport’s Disney Store. The shop was damn crowded.
Since disney items are more expensive, you gonna exercise your discretion to see which ones are more value for money. I paid HKD 88 for 16 pcs of chocolates, HKD75 for 18pcs of sesame biscuits and HKD95 for strawberry&chocolate biscuits. Some of the boxes are pretty but the quantity of snacks is really little.
The 2 paper clips were some sort of lucky dip. The staff handed me this ipad and asked me to spin the wheel lol.
Watched Solomon’s Perjury on the plane. Best movie ever. Was halfway into part 2 when the plane landed (Technically I could finish it but I slept a bit), and now I can’t find the movie anywhere online.
Okay onto the rest of my Day 1 shopping loot:
Haul from Sasa. Sasa is everywhere in HK, and prices are generally cheaper for most items. The Rosette facial cleanser cost HKD48, while I paid SGD23 on qoo10 and waited 2 weeks for it to be shipped from HK -_-
Didn’t know that students will receive discounts if they shop at Sasa. The cashier was asking me if I am a student, but I told her I am a tourist. Then she said that the discount also applies to foreign students as long as I present my student pass. But too bad I didn’t bring! Who brings their student pass overseas?
Haul from Argyle Centre, Mongkok. It’s the Bugis Street of Hongkong, if I have to make that comparison. Shops popping up here and there selling kpop inspired trends with narrow walkways, and there is this disorganised-environment-but-i-am-still-enjoying-my-shopping kind of feel.
Didn’t buy clothes cos I still have a lot of hand-me-downs so I settled for bling instead. The dangling earrings cost SGD3 (I forgot the shop name) while the studs are buy 2 get 1 free at HKD20 from Natural Island. Necklances also from Natural Island but they weren’t cheap in SGD.
Also got this huge ass bag with musical notes printed upside down. I brought it to school to fit my entire semester’s worth of notes. It can also be folded from the sides to make it look smaller so that people wont feel annoyed with your huge ass bag blocking their way in the crowded MRT.
Last but not least… a review of our hotel. We stayed at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, which is nestled among old looking buildings. It is within walking distance to Mongkok if you walk along Nathan Road instead of confusing yourself by turning about in the small streets.
The room also comes equipped with a handset which you can use to serve the net. Plain water is chargeable so be sure not to take. Their buffet breakfast cost about HKD60+ and selection is limited, but the main point of eating breakfast as a tourist in HK is to try their local food.
For some reason the toilet sink is super low, about a child’s height.
Overall I would say that the location and staff service is good. Personally I don’t mind the size of the room because I would be too tired to move about after a day of travelling.
I hate to say this, but that concludes the trip folks. Till next time!