From the airport to Central Hong Kong (we were staying on the Island as opposed to the Kowloon/Tsim Sha Tsui side of Victoria harbour), it was very quick and efficient using the high speed train. Making the most of Hotel points and status (eyes up to Heaven and give thanks to the hubbies many business trips), we were situated in the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, with you guessed it, views of the Harbour and the Kowloon Skyline across the Harbour, and a very easy walking distance to the Wan Chai area of town.
We walked around the Wan Chai market area, and rode on the lovely old trams which have been in operation since 1904, a great way to see the streets and local hustle and bustle.
We decided we wanted to try Peking Duck even before we arrived. A little research and requests for recommendations from friends made us decide on Peking Garden. Established in 1978, and renowned for it's duck, there are now 3 outlets to choose from in Hong Kong. We chose to go the to Tsim Shat Sui outlet because it has views of the harbour. It is conveniently located in Star House, really close to where the Star Ferry terminal is on the Kowloon side. The duck was delicious and it was fun to see how they carve and present the meat.
We had a fantastic three days visiting this very vibrant, busy and eclectic City. I would say it feels a bit more "authentic" than Singapore. There is lots to see and do, I loved the mixture of the old and new - but there are people everywhere, not surprising as it is one of the most densley populated areas in the World. There are also some great restaurants and bars in which to relax and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day of hoofing it around. I definitely learned that comfy footwear is an absolute MUST!!
Lynny's Dinner Recommendations:
Peking Garden - Cantonese
3/F, Star House, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon -website
Tango - Argentinian Steakhouse
1/F, Carfield Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central , Hong Kong - website
Nepal Restaurant & Bar - Nepalise/North Indian Cuisine
G/F., 14 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong - website
Santorini - Greek Cuisine
G/F 51 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong - website