This is the chronology of my Macau-Hong Kong vacation from 27th until 31st May 2010, Day 3.
It’s our last breakfast at Macau. I forgot to mention this on my previous post. Did you notice when you order a burger at our local restaurant that they always serve it with spoon and fork. Well over here, we are having rice, using fork and knife. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? Today all of us will be taking ferry to Hong Kong, Kowloon to be exact, departing from Macau at 11 am. When Danny told us we would be taking first ferry to Hong Kong, I was puzzled because why would your first ferry depart at 11? Turns out, after getting our ticket, we are taking a ferry run by New World First Ferry. Silly me.
Much like the ferry that we took on my first day of vacation, this one is also comfortable, reached Kowloon at about 12pm. After immigration check, I was stop by their health inspector because I’m hot. Yeah, I was smokin’, so they have to stop me to get my autograph. That was what I hope it was; instead, they sense my body temperature was high from their heat camera. They did a physical temperature check and my temperature was 38 degree Celsius. OK I don’t feel like I’m coming down with flu. The health inspector asked me a few question, one of it is if I have contracted Avian flu. Are you kidding me? Oh please not me! When he asked if I have cough, sore throat, running nose, shortness of breath, diarrhea and vomiting, I answered no. When asked if I have been in contact with any animal, I think hard, if he means any kind of birds, the only close encounter was the “chicken” at Hard Rock Hotel, and I didn’t even touch them. So he let me go, giving me a letter so if I do came down with a flu, just present the letter to the doctor and they will do the rest. Thank god I don’t need it.
We were brought to a restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui area before checking in into our hotel, at Eaton Hotel. Our guide for this tour is Mr. Warner. There’s no tour for today and all of us are pretty much free to do what ever we want to do. So most of us already know what we want to do today. All of us want to go to Ladies Market, was named like that because it use to sell only ladies item’s but over the years offers even more items. Warner gave us a tip when buying there. Whenever you see something you like, say peng yee (is that the correct spelling I do not know) which translated to our famous kasih kurang, and if the seller doesn’t give you a good bargain, just walk away from the stall, but walk slowly, then the seller will call you back to give you even better price.
After checking in; we stayed in room 1506, we proceed to where else, Ladies Market. There is also Temple Street very near to our hotel but it only open at night and it’s only 3pm. It took us about 15 minutes to walk to Ladies Market. The market is long, it’s like walking from Sinsuran to Segama, we saw t-shirt, bags, women’s handbag, iPhone & Blackberry cover, electronic stuff, kinky stuff (for the ladies and gents), imitation merchandise, too many to describe. We took Warner advice and made some good deal. I’m not good at bargaining so even though I did say peng yee and made a few good deals, I think they can still lower their price.
We encounter a group of Malaysia, forgot to ask where they are from, doing some bargaining, while referring to a card. When we asked what card were they holding, they say it’s a currency rate card that they prepared so it’s easy for them to convert to Ringgit. I don’t need a card for that, I just need my Nokia.
Too bad that it was raining when we were busy shopping, because we were planning to visit Temple Street after that. But honestly, my feet were sore from the long walk. We decide to get out from the rain and rest for a while at Starbucks. I like the blueberry cheesecake here, they use real berry. Took a taxi back to our hotel after a short window-shopping at the shopping complex where Starbucks is.
We went to check the nightclubs near the hotel after resting a bit; I think ours is better, I’m just saying, because I’m not a regular clubber aite!
So that’s Day 3 of my Macau-Hong Kong vacation.