Four Days In Hong Kong - dswphoto
Day 3.

Another great breakfast at the hotel on the morning of day 3.


We then made the short walk to Des Voeux Road Central to catch a ride on a Hong Kong tram.


Upstairs. Hong Kong has the only fully double-decker trams in the world.


The trams are more commonly referred to by locals as the "Ding Ding" after double bell that rings to warn pedestrians.


It was a great and very cheap ($HK2.3) way to see and experience the city from a different perspective.


Crossing.


Outside the DJI Hong Kong Flagship Store after alighting from the "Ding Ding" in Causeway Bay.


Spread over three floors it is DJI's biggest retail store.


They also had the new X7 Super 35 camera on display with the DJI Inspire 2 drone. At $7-8k it was a little beyond my price range though!


We then headed west along Hennessy Road, named after the Governor of Hong Kong from 1877 to 1882.


At Bowrington Road Market, named after John Bowring, the Governor of Hong Kong from 1854 to 1859.


It is purportedly one of the best wet markets in Hong Kong.


It was great to walk around and take in the interesting sights, bustling sounds and often overwhelming smells!


After a short walk further west along Hennessy we underground at Wan CHao station and then headed one stop to Admiralty to switch to the South Island Line. The line opened in December 2016 and connects the CBD with the south of Hong Kong Island.


After getting off at Lei Tung station on Ap Lei Chau Island, we made the short walk to Aberdeen Harbour.


Aberdeen Harbour is situated between Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau Island and is one of the nine harbours in Hong Kong.


The harbour acts as a typhoon shelter for fishing boats and junks.


Looking west with Magazine and Lamma Island in the distance on the left.


Aberdeen gasmeter on the far left and ooking back east to the harbour with Ap Lei Chau Island on the right. The 1.3 km2 island has a population of 87,000.


South Horizons Apartment Towers on the right.


Scores of fishing boats docked at Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market.


A panorama at the eastern end of the harbour.


While there were mostly commercial boats at the western end of the harbour, the eastern end had mostly leisure boats.


Ap Lei Pai on the far left, an uninhabited in Aberdeen Channel.


Out to sea.


Yachts parked at Po Chong Wan.


Jumbo and Tai Pak Floating Restaurants on the left.


Since 1976, 30 million visitors have visited the restaurants including Queen Elizabeth II, John Wayne, David Bowie, Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gong Li.


Just after 1pm we headed to Ap Lei Chau Market.


The market was full of locals out getting some fresh food on their weekend.


賣魚佬


Neither Rianda or myself were able to identify the different kinds of fish, so just opted for something that looked reasonable and hoped that it tasted ok!


Our mystery fish being filleted and deboned.


We then headed upstairs to join the rest of the locals enjoying their Saturday lunch.


Cool drink and coffee to start.


And our steamed fish served with rice. It was an amazing meal, and very reasonable too for only $HK140 ($18) all up for the purchase price of the fish, having it steamed, served with rice and the to drinks. Definitely one of our favourite meals of the trip!


We then headed back to Central on the South Line and on to our hotel in Sheung Wan.


After chilling out in our hotel room, we headed out at 4pm to try and get a taxi up to Victoria Peak. However the cabs we managed to flag down were either going only to Kowloon or wanted $HK500 ($64) for the ~8 kilometre trip.


We briefly looked into taking a bus which would have taken over an hour (and in hindsight we should have opted for) so we walked over to joining the very long queue for the Peak Tram on Garden Road.


Our two tickets for $HK90 ($11.50) each just two hours later.


About to climb aboard. First operational in 1888, the tram has a ridership of more than 4 million every year.


And on our way for the 1.4 kilometre ride to the top.


Peak Tower where the the upper terminus of the tram is located.


It was almost 8pm and we were getting a little hungry especially after all the queueing, so headed first to a coffee shop for a hot beverage and a matcha tart to share.


We then went upstairs to brave the wind and crowds on the top observation deck. With all the people it wasn't an ideal location to set up a tripod and take a long exposure of the citylights below.


After a shortwalk we arrivied at the start of Lugard Road.


Lugard Road is a pathway built in 1921 to give panoramic view of the city and harbour below.


Definitely a much better view than at Peak Tower and no crowds to deal with too.


After enjoying the amazing view, we started the walk back.


Heading back down on the tram to Garden Road.


Back in Central and looking up at the Bank Of China Tower.


And the HSBC Building on Queen's Road.


Walking through happening Lan Kwai Fong


There is an annual carnival held every November in the district, and this year's theme was celebrating the culture and traditions of Japanese cuisine, fashion, music and dance.


Lan Kwai Fong is also a popular haunt for expats in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing, dining and enjoying the night away.


Watching a performance by Japanese Taiko drummers at the Lan Kwai Fong amphitheatre.


And about to enjoy some dinner at TeaWood Taiwanese Café in Soho just after midnight before heading back to the hotel after a long but very enjoyable third day in Hong Kong.



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Kate Moss.


Cufflinks.


Coffee & cake to share at Café Life.


Braving the rain as we head west along Bridges Street.


Burning incense and prayer cards at Man Mo Temple.


Built in 1847, the temple pays tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo).


The temple was one of our stops during our whirlwind 12 hour stopover back in 2015 and was great to revisit it.


And a short walk away, another of the sights we visited on our last trip, Lascar Row / Cat Street.


Mao.


Bruce Lee.


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A tram advertising November 11th (11-11 representing four singles) for Singles' Day, a holiday popular among young Chinese people that celebrates their pride in being single.


At 4pm we headed back to the hotel, picked up our bags, then walked to Central Station to catch the Express back to Hong Kong Interntional Airport.


And about to check in for our flight back home.


After passng through immigration we used our last Hong Kog dollars to buy some Korean for dinner.


And about to board the Jet Airways A330 at the end of a great four days in Hong Kong!

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