I woke up early at 4:30am to climb up to Victoria peak for a sunrise view.
The alternative is just to take a taxi up (Not a bad idea).
Instead of staying at the viewing platform, I climbed up to the actual peak (next to a water supply station):
It was very foggy so there wasn’t much of a view.
I then walked down to Victoria peak garden.
It was here that I came across a female Nephila pilipes’ web.
One of the largest spiders in the world
The garden has paths surrounding the peak but there wasn’t much that was visible.
I then went down to the Lion viewing platform.
And took the cable car down.
It’s looks a bit Harry Potter-themed.
The cable car’s terminus is in Hong Kong park, which is quite peaceful in the morning.
You can climb up this tower to see a view of the concrete forest.
Next to it is the Fighting SARS memorial:
Tired, I walked to the closest Starbucks, which happened to be Bing sutt-themed, a Hong Kong cafe in the 50s.
I had a red grape jelly frappuccino and lemon & lavender scone.
At the central pier, I visited Hong Kong’s maritime museum.
Hong Kong eye:
Man Mo temple:
Man Mo temple is located on Hollywood road, which has lots of antique shops.
There’s a road from here that leads to Western market.
(Picture from tram last night)
The first floor is dedicated to cloth sellers, who mainly sell silk.
I stayed on the ground floor, enjoying an iced toddy palm juice.
After a nap, I made my way to Chungqing mansions and ate dinner at a Indian restaurant.
Found some sweet friends on the way to Star ferry pier!
Tried some egg puffs:
Before taking the star ferry to the island.
Very appropriately dressed for the occasion
My feelings about the flat being on the top floor with no lift: