Friday, April 23, 2010

Hong Kong Part 3 - 1st taste of HongKong, Camwhoring, Avenue of Stars

After we refresh ourselves at our hotel, we proceed to find FOOD! Due to the lack of sleep as our flight is EARLY in the morning, the long flight and the excitement, we are basically starving..

Cizzy's mom brings us along Mongkok and we start looking for some 'cha chan teng' to makan makan.. We've no idea which is the famous one (I guess we did not do any research beforehand.. Lol), so we just step inside one which looks ok and no queue.. Lol..

the menu which is stuck on the table

Note that all the menu in HK is written in 100% chinese.. which means, I will have a hard time selecting food if not for my translator.. haha.. But still ok lah.. I'm 50% banana ma.. so some words still can see.. so just assume that's the one I want and ask my translator to comfirm lo.. if not, everyword I ask her to read to me, she will surely kill me adi.. haha..

The char chan teng from 1st floor

We are seated at the 1st floor, as you can see from the picture, there isn't any space downstairs.. so limited area.. HK land really expansive.. haha.. Not much people as it isn't the peak hours yet.. so we get to enjoy our food in a comfortable environment.. And I get to taste the 1st taste of HK food..


See? My translator also say GOOD! I did not take any photos of the food.. I guess I'm still blur from the flight.. haha.. so I don't remember what I eat..

Hk buildings

After lunch, we walk and walk and walk, taking pictures along the way. We reach an area which overlook some buildings and that's where we spent time camwhoring.. Snap Snap Snap.. Not many tourist there.. I wonder whether it is a tourist spot or not.. However, it's the HK environment we want to feel.. so the lesser tourist the better.. Better photograph.. Lol..

Camwhoring me!

Msg on that art statue

Another of my translator. She seems so excited by that red statue.. It is actually a art placement with certain description about that art installation. Forgot what's it about though.. =.="


One of the big buildings we use as background to camwhore.. Lol..

After that, enough of camwhoring buildings, we walk towards Avenue of Stars. Heard of this place for so long and was excited to finally going to see it in real. Located at  Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon.

The infamous statue

Of course, the 1st thing everyone notice when arriving would be this soo famous statue.. I think it is the award that presented in HongKong film award yearly. This replica statuette is 4.5metre high if you wonder.


Can't really get a nice decent shot of this nice statuette cause of its height and light.. Lol.. But I managed to photoshop it to look.. classic.. chehh.~~~

By the way, notice the beautiful background overlooking Victoria Harbour? The building opposite is sooo nicely lined up against the waterfront.. Nice scenary option.


Seems to us, when we reach HK, we (me & fei) went crazy just looking at ships, boats, ferry... as if we've never seen them before.. Snapping them like there's no tomorrow, posing infront of it as if it's a movie star.. =.="

Look like a scene in TVB drama?

During night time, there will be a Symphony of Lights to be enjoy. Lights shining from across Victoria Harbour. But since our time did not allow this plan, we did not get to see it. If I'm going there again, I would be sure to catch the view. It was highly rated as it shows the glamour of HK city at night.

However, I really enjoy the view there, although the day we went is a bit moody.. skies aren't blue.. I'm guess either it's pollution or it's going to rain.. Anyway, we still enjoy ourselves there. The wind is nice and cool. Just standing there would be nice enough. Of course, that would be a waste. So we continue walking down to look at some handprints of big big stars.. Most of them I did not recognise the name but some I do eventhough I do not know how they look like. Just their name is familiar to my ears.. Lol..


Waterfront Promenade


Get what I mean by us gone bonkers looking at these ferry? This is just one of the few few few few few pictures I took.. ^.^

Spot us?

Description of Avenue of Stars

Jackie Chan hand print

One of the hundreds photos of handprints I took.. Too bad.. No Sammi.. If not, I would lie down and pose with it.. Lol..

But came to think of it, is it really worth to have your prints there? Right at the walkway where everyone will walk right on top stepping, jumping, rolling.. etc etc.. Some of the prints aren't clear already.. I guess it's due to long term of stepping and jumping and raining.. haha.. Rain or shine, the print are there to bear..

Some people I notice doesn't even care whose hand they are actually stepping on.. Seems to me, those prints doesn't get the respect it should have.. At least, protect them with a acrylic or glass right? Or just forbid people to step on it.. Haha.. Then it would be funny as people will have to skip and jump over it as there's really one print 2 steps away... Oh well, I exaggerated, 5 steps away would be more logic.. haha..

Btw, I noticed some of the reserved area for handprints.. Why reserve? Coz it still have the panel but without name and handprints.. I guess it's for the future stars.. Lol..

Personally, I wouldn't want my handprint to be step on.  (as if I would have the chance..)

Bruce Lee


Whose him?? posing right on top of the sea???

Haha.. I just crop it off.. Those railings doesn't fit into this photos. Yup! There railed it up to protect the statue. So we can just stand infront of the railing to snap. Yea.. snapping the railing would be more like it.

Tourist posing

I hope this nice fellow would sue us for snapping his pictures though.. He pose real nice. Haha..

Another statue filming

Want to get into the act?

Rules in Avenue of Stars

Note the rules that's stuck to the wall reminding you what not to do.. There's sooo many things that you can't do there, I wonder what else we can do.

The pictures is a bit blur so can't see clearly what is written. My bad. Lol.. Well, just ignore it.


After snapping enough photos.. we walk into the airconditioned shopping complex. And snap this..

Part 4 coming real soon! Wax statue coming next! ^.^

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