Eat, Shop and See @ Macau

Jan 11, 11 at 12:53 am

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Macau didn’t really impress me on my first visit two years back. Blame it on my lack of research because I thought there isn’t much to do there since we were just spending a night. At the end of the day, I just wished we did not come in the first place.

But that was two years ago. This time, I spent quite an effort planning it and I’m just glad to say, although we only hit 70% of my planned itinerary, the outcome turned out pretty good.

Our first stop of the was Rua do Cunha, which is located at Taipa. This is the street famous with few things – Casa de Pasto Seng Cheong, Gelatina Mok Yi Kei and Pastelaria Fong Kei. Seng Cheong is popular for its water crab congee but we did not try as we had our lunch somewhere earlier.

Gelatina Mok Yi Kei is famous for its durian ice cream and sawdust pudding. I only tried the former as I did not aware of the sawdust pudding. The durian ice cream is full of flavour and they are quite generous with the amount of durian they put in.

Macau
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Ngong Ping 360 and Tian Tan Buddha @ Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Dec 14, 10 at 3:32 pm

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Saturday… not that I hate it but when it comes to visiting touristy places, I would avoid it like a plague. But do we have a choice here? Sadly no.

Yes, it was Saturday and by the time we hit Ngong Ping cable car, there was already a lengthy queue. Like I said earlier, we didn’t have a choice so we had to queue together with hundreds of tourists. (FYI, you can buy cable car tickets online and skip the waiting line)

Anyway, the purpose of this post is to introduce the new crystal cabin which I think is really cool – but the excitement only lasted for few minutes (for me because it wasn’t scary at all).

Ngong Ping 360
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Chee Kei @ Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Dec 9, 10 at 11:03 am

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It was still early for the Symphony of Lights show so we decided to have our dinner early. We were at Tsim Sha Tsui coming down from Star Ferry pier so I decided to stick to my original plan.

Thanks to the review of Chee Kei which I read from here, it wasn’t hard to add this shop to my ever growing food list.

Chee Kei is located at Lock Road, the very same street where I had my dinner two years ago. (Read: Macau Restaurant) It wasn’t hard to find Chee Kei as it is just located right opposite Macau Restaurant.
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Star Ferry @ Central, Hong Kong

Dec 6, 10 at 4:24 pm

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Since we were on the island side, right after we were done with dried seafood shopping at Dex Voeux Road in Sheung Wan, we took “ding ding” tram back to Pedder Street and took bus to Central Star Ferry Pier (or take a 15 minute walk to the pier).

Star Ferry’s history is dated back to 122 years ago where it first established its first boat service to ferry passengers across the harbour. (read: Star Ferry)

Star Ferry
IFC Tower, HK’s tallest building as seen from Star Ferry Pier in Central.
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Tsui Wah Restaurant @ The Peak Galleria, Hong Kong

Dec 1, 10 at 12:00 pm

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Tsui Wah Restaurant is akin Kim Gary or Wong Kok in Malaysia, and they have branches all over in HK. We went to the branch located at The Peak, right after our visit to Madame Tussauds.

Besides Tsui Wah, there is also another famous wan tan noodles shop which is just few shoplots away, Mak’s Noodles. Their wan tan noodles are reportedly one of the best in HK. You can also find another branch at Wellington Street, Central.

Anyway, our visit was a planned one as a result of my “intensive” research on food in HK. 😛

To help you to decide, they have a list of Top 10 dishes for you to choose.

Tsui Wah Restaurant
Milk tea as usual. 🙂
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The Peak, Sky Terrace and Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong

Nov 29, 10 at 12:00 pm

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No visit is complete without paying a visit to the awesome Peak Tower, where you can take a nostalgic tram to go up and enjoy the most beautiful view in the world.

After our breakfast at Law Fu Kee, we headed to the nearest tram stop which is just right opposite the shop and took electric tram to Chater Garden at Central. (Read: ‘Ding Ding’ HK Tram Guide) The journey took about 10 minutes and we alighted at the fifth stop. FYI there is no announcement of the place where the tram stops. Plan your journey ahead so that you will roughly know how many stops before you alight. (Read: Route service and information)

Central
Ohai, nice weather yo! At Chater Garden
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