5D 4N Hong Kong and Macau TripI went to Hong Kong & Macau with my wife & baby girl in early March 2010 for 5 days 4 nights. It was an exhausting trip but definitely exhilarating. The weather was just nice at about 11 °C (degree Celcius) to 18 °C (degree Celcius) on the first day but quickly risen to between 20 °C to 27 °C by the fourth day.
The mode of transport? We did most of our traveling on MTR & buses using Mini Octopus keychain and a lot of walking.
We planned our itinerary months ahead and as a result of the advanced planning, we managed to achieve more than 80% of our planned itinerary.
We took approximately 1,500 photos during the 5 days 4 nights in Hong Kong & Macau.
Here’s the short roundup of the entire trip (click on the links for full details of each place): –
Day 1 (Thursday)
We took AirAsia flight from LCCT, Kuala Lumpur at 6:25 am and arrived at Macau International Airport by 10:10 am, 5 minutes earlier than scheduled. We quickly collected our luggage and took a taxicab to Macau Ferry Terminal. We managed to catch the 11 am Ferry to Hong Kong (China Ferry Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong) just in the nick of time. Below are the full itinerary of the first day. Click on the links for full details.
A1: Durian Pancake @ Honeymoon Dessert, Harbour City
A2: Our hotel for 3 days @ Nathan Hotel, Nathan Road, Kowloon
A3: Crispy Butter Bun @ Tsui Wah Restaurant, Parkes Street, Yau Ma Tei
A4: Iced Ying Yong & Iced Coffee @ Tsui Wah Restaurant, Parkes Street, Yau Ma Tei
A5: Jackie Chan’s Hand Print @ Avenue of Stars
A7: Espresso Mocha @ Pacific Coffee, New World Centre
A8: Charlie Mocha @ Charlie Brown Cafe, Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
A9: Snoopy Toys & Collectibles @ Charlie Brown Cafe
Day 2 (Friday)
On the second day, it was less hectic during the day as we started the day leisurely by having Hong Kong’s most common breakfast — porridge or more popularly known as "Congee" before heading to Ocean Park Hong Kong.
In the evening, it was more hectic as we hurriedly left Ocean Park at 5 something to continue our journey to The Peak where Madame Tussauds Hong Kong resides. We explored Madame Tussauds before checking out Sky Terrace but the weather was foggy. After finally left The Peak, we descended through the Peak Tram back to Central and took MTR to Mongkok for Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum. Disappointingly, when we reached Tim Ho Wan at around 9 something, we left as we were truly ignored and saw the staff told one of the other customers who arrived later than us that there were no more seats available for the rest of the day. We strolled around in hunger until we decided to stop by KFC Hong Kong and afterwards back in Jordan, we took away McDonald’s Sweet Taro Pie and Iced Premium Roast Coffee to our hotel!
B1: Congee @ Nathan Congee & Noodle, Jordan, Hong Kong
B3: Skyfair @ Ocean Park
B4: Giant Panda @ Ocean Park
B5: Jellyfish @ Ocean Park
B6: Sea Dreams! @ Ocean Park
B9: Peak Tram @ The Peak
Day 3 (Saturday)
On the third day, we went to Kam Wah Cafe for a hearty breakfast before heading to Hong Kong Disneyland. After the fireworks, we had our dinner at Australia Dairy Company. On the way back to our hotel, we managed to drop by McDonald’s McCafe nearby our hotel for supper!
C1: Polo Bun @ Kam Wah Cafe, Mongkok
C3: Taking photos with Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse @ Hong Kong Disneyland
C4: Sichuan Pork Noodle Soup, Kung Pao Chicken and BBQ Pork with Rice @ Clopin’s Festival of Food, Fantasyland, Hong Kong Disneyland
C5: Disney On Parade @ Hong Kong Disneyland
C6: Bakery @ Hong Kong Disneyland
C7: High School Musical: LIVE! @ Hong Kong Disneyland
C8: "Disney in the Stars" Fireworks @ Hong Kong Disneyland
C9: Egg & Toast @ Australia Dairy Company, Parkes Street, Jordan
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Before we realized it, it was already late afternoon and we decided to skip a few destinations from our planned itinerary. We took New World First Ferry to Macau at 7:00 pm from China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. Somehow, the weather was not favorable and our ferry only reached Macau by nearly 10:00 pm. We managed to check-in to Royale Suite, Venetian Macao Resort Hotel by 10:30 pm. We had our dinner at Fatburger at Festival Food Court, strolled around The Grand Canal Shoppes before calling it a night.
D1: French Toast @ Mido Cafe, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
D2: Red Bean Ice @ Mido Cafe, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
D3: Beautiful Coils @ Tin Hau Temple, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
D5: Taste Supermarket @ Citygate Outlet
D6: Shanghai Xiu Long Bao @ Foodrepublic, Citygate Outlet
D7: Our hotel in Macau @ Royale Suite, Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Cotai District, Macau
D8: Beautiful view @ the Grand Canal Shoppes, The Venetian Macao
D9: Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Chocolate Shake @ Fatburger, Festivita Food Court, The Venetian Macao
Day 5 (Monday)
The fifth and last day of our trip in Hong Kong-Macau was more relaxing because our itinerary wasn’t as packed as the previous days.
Jezebelle even got to have a nice bubble bath at our hotel in Venetian.
E1: Replica of Venetian Macao by Bryan Berg Using Just Cards (No Glue!) @ Venetian Macao
E2: Before our breakfast, Complimentary Drink: Chivas Regal + Sprite & House Punch @ Fogo Samba, Venetian Macao
E3: Gondola Ride @ Venetian Macao
E4: Manchester United Experience @ Venetian Macao
E5: Double Pork Burger @ McDonald’s, Venetian Macao
E6: Taro Pie @ McDonald’s, Venetian Macao
E7: Casino, Venetian Macao
E8: Pork Chop Burger @ Cafe Tai Lei Loi Kei, Taipa, Macau
E9: Portuguese Egg Tarts @ Lord Stow’s Bakery, Coloane, Macau
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