HK/Macau Day 4 – Leaving HK for Macau

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It’s the fourth and our last day in HK. We woke up a little late, probably too tired. I think traveling doesn’t make you relax nowadays, it’ll tire you even more!

After getting ourselves ready, We walked to Sai Yeung Choi Street South (西洋菜街) for breakfast.

What’s good regarding our meals that you don’t see us at those fast food joints. Heh.

Push Cart Noodle Shop
The shop

The food we had was called “push-cart noodles” (車仔麺) and it was very famous with the locals. And the shop that we went is called 极之好粥面茶餐厅 (loosely translates into Very Good Noodles & Congee Restaurant). It’s located at Soy Street (豉油街), a street off Sai Yeung Choi Street South.

Push Cart Noodle Shop
“Sam Pan” Congee (艇仔粥)

Push Cart Noodle Shop
“Push cart noodles” (車仔麺)

Push Cart Noodle Shop

After filling up our tummies, we took MTR too Wong Tai Sin Temple (黃大仙祠), famed for the many prayers answered: “What you request is what you get” (有求必應) via a practice called Kau Cim. Its popularity even reach those from China that the whole temple was jam-packed by them.

Most of us quickly walked around the temple while the rest headed to the main altar to perform some prayers aka Kau Cim.

Wong Tai Sin Temple
Garden at the back of the temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Wong Tai Sin Temple

We hauled ourselves back to Mongkok but before that we stopped by this cake shop, Hang Heung Bakery (恆香老餅家) to get some famous wife biscuits.

It was proceeded by checking out, which we duly left our belongings at the hostel for last minute shopping.

We finally headed back to ferry terminal at Sheung Wan (上環) and took TURBOJET ferry back to Macau.

By then, we all looked but jaded and we were quite out of schedule. After checking in to our hotel, we went for really late lunch nearby.

The sky was getting darker by the time we finished with our meals, and we left searching for buses to get ourselves to Macau Tower.

What’s worse was when we took the right bus but it was going the other way round. We had no choice but to get down at somewhere else before asking for directions. Even worse, rain did not help at all.

It was already dark so we decided to change our itinerary, and we unanimously picked The Venetian as the next destination.

Fast forwarded to an hour later (phew, really not interested to elaborate the process of getting there), we were at the latest casino resort in Macau.

The Venetian Macao Casino and Resorts (澳門威尼斯人渡假村酒店) is a 40-story, $1.8 billion anchor for the 7 resort hotels which are under construction on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m²) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort – the The Venetian in Las Vegas – and is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia and the second-largest building in the world.

Venetian Macau
Outside view

Venetian Macau

Venetian Macau

We spent quite some time in the resort which includes the most-photographed San Luca canal. Much to my surprise, there’s Man United store – that’s the place where I “lost” my money, instead of the casino. Haha.

Venetian Macau

Venetian Macau

By the time we left, it was already quite late and we decided to get some rest to prepare for Day 5.

Day 4 photos on Flickr

Addresses:

极之好粥面茶餐厅 (Very Good Noodles and Congee Restaurant)
21C Soy Street, Mongkok.
Mongkok MTR Station Exit E.

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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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