The grand pagoda of the Lai Chi Kok Park
Right in the heart of the bustling cityscapes of Hong Kong lies a serene and tranquil park so aptly named, I could have stayed longer and gaze on the sky by night. I went to see Lai Chi Kok Park on the last day of my Hong Kong jaunt and regretted why I took noticed of this park only on the day I will depart for Manila. Needlessly, I was still able to manage my time to check it and an afternoon drizzle will never deter me from visiting. Read more
Here, I am trainspotting in Hong Kong
Everytime I go out of the Philippines and travel, I see to it that I take not a trip on a cab if there are subways or trains. This is what I have learned so much while I was visiting Japan in 2009. It is simply because subway trains are way faster, efficient and darn, impressive. I have, most of the time, when on subway trains overseas, dream that the Philippines will also have subway trains. What we have unfortunately are trains that choke up with teeming passengers. While in Hong Kong, I have done my hobby which I called trainspotting.
It was exactly a day after I arrived that I sought the guidance of the Hotel Panda concierge staff as to where I can take the nearest subway from the hotel. They are in unison in telling me that it will be the Tai Wo Hau MTR station. What I loved of Panda Hotel was its creative and efficient access to the subway station. It is just a 6 minutes walk to where the station is and I am right inside the subway station. Wanting to avail of a discounted fare for the MTR, I bought my Octopus Card from the customer care service kiosk inside the MTR station. My HK$150 Octopus card has a stored value of HK$100 and off I was on my first subway ride in Hong Kong. Read more