- The Peak – the tram ride up is an experience! If you go late in the afternoon you could have dinner in Bubba Gumps. If you want to go there, book and ask for a window table as the view at night is fantastic. There is lots of shops at the Peak as well.
- Junk ride on the harbour is quite good – this is free and run by www.discoverhongkong.com they also have other activities that are free as well.
- Laser Light show – every night on the Harbour it can be viewed from both sides of the Harbour. I think Kowloon side is the best. You can wander along the walkway after the show.
- The Wonderful World of Whampoa – Hung Hom. The site is www.whampoaworld.com. This is a full scale concrete model of a luxury cruise liner in the middle of the suburb – over a hundred metres long! It is quite novel! There are shops there as well.
- Budha on Lantau – two ways to get there, train to Tung Chung and then a bus up or train to Tung Chung and then go by gondola. While you are in Tung Chung there is the outlet mall for all the big names – Nike, Esprit etc. It is above the train. There is a vegetarian restaurant at the Budha – which is quite cheap but I only ate there once! You would have to be pretty hungry! Some stalls at the top as well.
- Star Ferries back and forward from HK to Kowloon – very cheap about 40c you can use your octopus card – It is magical especially at night.
- Cheung Chau Island – short boat ride. Good spot to go over for lunch and have seafood – We have eaten there several times – it is the only place I know that has McDonalds that serves lobster bisque with your hamburger!
- If you want glasses made I go to the following place – very cheap! The name of the place is:
1/F, Waitex House, 7-9 MongKok Road, Kowloon. Ph: 23982088
To get there you can go two ways. 1.Get Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to TST and then a taxi to the address, the taxi costs about HKD35.00. 2. Catch the train to Prince Edward Station and go to Exit D, they will send a shuttle for you and deliver you back when you are done. You need to ring them approx. 15min before you require the shuttle they will answer in chinese but just say english please and they will get someone for you. While you are waiting across the road at Exit D is some fabric suppliers. The showroom is up stairs but not too daunting!
If you want multi focus it takes about three days so you will have to go back and pick them up. Just to give you some idea on price I have just been there (April 2012) Had graduated lens done for a pair of frames I had the lenses cost HKD500 – approx AUD60. If you want frames as well they start from HKD100 – approx AUD12. I also had some glasses made for the computer, all up it was HKD300 – approx AUD37 including frames.
They also have a branch in Causeway Bay.
1/F, 1 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay. Tel: 21521883
Also at: Koowloon:
1F, Bowring Building, No. 14, Bowring Street, Koowloon.
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
While in Causeway Bay you could visit the Toilet restaurant:
Modern Toilet (Causeway Bay branch)
4th Floor Capitol Centre
5-19 Jardines Crescent
(MTR Exit F, located above Watson’s)
If you are after a tailor there is a good one in TST – here are the details for them.
Shop No. 25, G/F.,
Mirador Mansion, 54-64 Nathan Rd.,
T.S.T., Kln., Hong Kong.(MTR Exit No. D1)
Timings : 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday Timings : 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(852) 2369 7278-77
(852) 2368 8305
They did a suit for a friend of mine, four years later he went back to get some alterations done and they did it for no charge!
There is a heap to see and do in Hong Kong, this is just a few things. Have a great time!