Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hong Kong Trip-Mong Kok(旺角)

On our last day of Hong Kong trip, we hung around at Mong Kok(旺角). We started our day in a small narrow 24 hours restaurant. I was facing dilemma to choose which food to take and finally I chose the dumpling with hot milk tea.

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Mong Kok is a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level and commercial or residential units above. There are interesting and unique streets and markets such as Ladies' Street(女人街), Temple Street(廟街), Portland Street(砵蘭街), Sneakers Street(波鞋街) and many more. In the early morning, not so many shops open and you only can see old folks on the street.

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You can see this jewelry shop-Chow Tai Fook and Sasa everywhere you go

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Hong Kong cinema

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We stop by McDonald's, special macaroni

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Ladies' Street(女人街) start to operate...

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Busy choosing Angry Birds


After done our shopping, we rushed to airport and flew back to Malaysia. Hong Kong is a very unique place. It's a place where East meets West. Previously when they were under British colony, the people never stop growing. In fact, Hong Kong is one of the world's leading international financial centers. After 1997, Hong Kong is under the principle of "one country, two systems", it has a different political system from mainland China. They are known as a country with high economic freedom, financial and economic competitiveness, quality of life, corruption perception and Human Development Index.

It was a short trip to experience the Hong Kong life. Their trademarks are fast moving, narrow space and lack of humanity. I was scolded by an auntie on the first day(wtf). I'm personally quite admire them in terms of their hard-work to develop their country but I think I will take some time to fit into their society if I need to stay there. Anyway, I wish I can go back to Hong Kong again for other places. Now, let's enjoy the partial fireworks presentation at Hong Kong Disneyland.


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