As everyone knows, myself together with 2 other bloggers and 6 cosplayers were graciously invited by Animax and the Hong Kong Tourism Board to enjoy a weekend of splendor at of course, Hong Kong. Participants from Singapore had 2 cosplayers; Hiyuki and Jason. While I was not good enough a cosplayer to be selected, I was lucky enough to have a blog that can! Again, its all thanks to you guys =)
Well, the trip itself was so.so.so wonderful. We all had so much fun enjoying and interacting I don't even know where to begin talking! But since this is a sponsored trip by the Tourism Board it only seemed appropriate to talk a little about travelling. Which is what I'm about to do xD
Alright, enough digression! Travel blog begins!
The day started at the airport with HKTB's luxurious arrangement. A private coach for just 7 of us!! Envy that hah!
And then check in at our hotel, The Kowloon. As we were all invited to attend this launch party at Harbour City Shopping Centre, our accommodation was selected to be walking distance. The first hotel we got was actually YMCA, The Salisbury, but due to typhoon Megi and her projected occurrence, the entire event had to be postponed. And so our hotel had to change too... no more harbour view ToT.
But I really shouldn't be complaining because The Kowloon is awesomely located and probably has one of the BEST breakfast spread I've ever seen =). Though I might have set my expectations too high because I wasn’t super impressed with the service staffs. My best experience with the staffs was the cleaner auntie who brought me the iron I requested and the concierge staff who helped me find Akira’s Room number.
Day one was a super marathon. Almost as soon as we checked in, we dumped our luggages at our individual rooms and sped down to our first tourist spot; the Wishing Tree!
I bet you guys probably bet (pun intended xD) we were going to hit the malls right xD? Having just returned from an endless shopping trip at Korea, I decided I want to have a LESS shopping infused trip this time. And hence decided to explore the lesser known rural side of Hong Kong.
One thing we noticed about Hong Kong, was the fact that is actually has a lot of mountains! Those high terrains really makes for gorgeous backdrop =) It felt really nice to be at the rural area, inhaling the cool fresh air and occasionally getting a whiff of burning incense. Though I was slightly disappointed to not be able to throw oranges
Next, we took the bus to the nearest MTR station and went to The Peak!
Presenting to you, the ever famous night scenery view you see at every Hong Kong Drama! It was soooooooooooooooo cold but the view was really beautiful! The amount of lights from the cityscape was overwhelmingly beautiful and seemed to stretch endlessly. Though don’t mind if I confess that the cynical side of me can't help seeing the intense light pollution in the air. Nevertheless, still really pretty ne?
I'm not the biggest fan of this whole scaring business but boy does the Hong Kong-ers know how to party!
Leave your guys with some random photos of the park to show how awesome it was.
Oh! Oh! And you know how people always say Hong Kong produces some of the most good looking people ?? I think I can attest to that now! I was sorely disappointed when I went too Korea but at Occean Park Hong Kong we saw SO MANY pretty faces!!!