Day 2 Around Hongkong – Victoria’s Peak, Madame Tussauds Museum and 1881 Heritage Luxury Shop

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Tramway is the fastest way to reach the Peak but like yesterday, we plumped for the bus.  While waiting for our bus, I happened to glance at the ads by our side – Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus with a heritage tour around Hongkong for HK$50.  Too late for now, maybe next time…

At the Peak, we mooched by the observation deck then to the galleria even the green terrace and finally Madame Tussauds.  


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Victoria's Peak

Observation Deck
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Victoria Harbour viewed from the Observation Deck with the two towers - The International Finance Centre and The International Commerce Centre
at the Peak Galleria

Of the places we visited in Hongkong, it was at Madame Tussauds that we frittered most our time.  Well, we’re not camera buffs, see it to believe…

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We even waited for The Scream to open…


After Madame Tussauds, we sailed Star Ferry for a quick Victoria Harbor passage.  The view of the towering structures struck my sight… Wow… I envisage a night cruise with arms wrapped around me (like Michael and Julianne in My Best Friend’s Wedding at the stern of the boat) under the vibrant setting of Symphony of Lights... Before I pondered further, the toot as we approach the port stopped my reverie.  There’s more on our list at this side of Hongkong around Salisbury Road -- the Clock Tower, Salisbury Garden, Hongkong Museums, Avenue of Stars and more… 


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 the 118-storey International Commerce Centre towering the rest of Hongkong structures
Then there’s 1881 Heritage, not on our agenda, no idea whatsoever of its existence… We scrapped altogether our list.  The overwhelming bliss at Madame Tussauds earlier already made our day.  We just sealed it with a leisurely stroll around the shops, filling our eyes with the gorgeous stuffs flaunted with pride.  Stuff I can’t bear to hold, much more to wear…

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We retreated to our hostel with euphoria flowing all-over…  We rested again for the night market haunt.  This time around, we ensured alarms were set…  For best hotel rates and availability, check out this link.

Travel Date: September 2012


3 comments:

  1. Nice! You girls sure had fun there. =)

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  2. Nice pictures.. were you at madame tussaud's early? i'm planning my trip with my daughter and saw that they have an early bird rate which is way much cheaper.. how about the tram and sky terrace combo? any idea? i'm trying to cut our budget.. :D

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    1. hi, thanks for dropping by.. i suggest you visit http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/3_1.asp for the ticket rates and upcoming promos as well as opening/closing hours.

      good luck in your trip :)

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