I went to Hong Kong for an annual year-end party of the traveling circle
"Soreyuke (Let's go)".
I was alone this day, but another 12 people were planning to come here on the following day.
So I couldn't wait for the party that many guests gather.
|Eating Bo jai faan (a bowl of rice topped with various cooked foods) at Shun King House Restaurant (address: 16 Cochrane Street) in Central District, Bo jai faan is mainly available at hawkers of Temple Street.
|The night view of Temple Street
This day I went to HSBC for deposit the extra traveler's check.
So I have held PowerVantage account in this bank since December 2003, I can deposit 10 major currencies with a single account. 10 major currencies include Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, New Zealand Dollar, Pound Sterling, Singapore Dollar, Swiss Franc, Thai Baht and US Dollar.
When traveling to Southeast Asia and Oceania countries via Hong Kong, it's convenience to deposit the extra foreign currencies.
In the evening I explored in Central District and found a restaurant where
Bo jai faan (a bowl of rice topped with various cooked foods) serves.
This dish is very popular with the locals, I eat it every time I come here since 2003.
After dinner I went to Temple Street where is famous shopping area, I bought some light clothes because this night was unexpectedly warm.
There were many crowded sidewalk in Hong Kong, so this time was Friday night and Christmas day was coming soon.
I went to New Territories first time in spite of traveling to Hong Kong
a number of times.
This day I visited Kam Tin and Tsuen Wan, but not Yuen Long where I was planning to take Light Rail.
I went to Kam Tin Kat Hing Wai, so that's why this place is located en route to Yuen Long.
To get there I went to Kam Sheung Road by KCR West line, and then took a minibus No. 608.
Bus stop information is available on the direction board in the station.
Therefore Kat Hing Wai can be reached from Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan and Tsing Yi by bus.
So when I took a photo of Hakka people, I was offended by overcharged model fee (HK$10 per people) for three.
Because I guessed only one people put on folk dress!
I couldn't go to Yuen Long after sightseeing at Kam Tin Kat Hing Wai; because
the bus which I caught was for Tsing Yi, but not through Yuen Long.
Hence I was compelled to get off the bus at Tsuen Wan, and then went sightseeing at Chuk Lam Sim Yuen (Monastery).
To my surprise, I felt this place to be good among Hong Kong's tourist attractions, and I wonder why does it post on the web site of Hong Kong Tourism Board.
|Kam Tin Kat Hing Wai
|Chuk Lam Sim Yuen (Monastery)
I got a massage to kill time at Chi Chuk Hong Foot Health Care Centre (Address:
37 Shiu Wo Street, Tsuen Wan) after sightseeing at Chuk Lam Sim Yuen. The
receptionist can speak English, but I think many massagers cannot do it.
So I ordered to get a massage for a long time, but the receptionist said "you can get one for only 50 minutes at HK$128 because this shop is very crowded."
I accepted her response and had a relaxation time.
|Shiu Wo Street, Tsuen Wan
|Times Square near my hotel
I arrived appointed place, Tsim Sha Tsui at 6:30 p.m.
Other people also arrived there, all 12 people sat around the table and enjoyed a pleasant meal.
Our main dish was Chinese hot pot, it is suitable in winter.
After the dinner we had a second party at hawkers of Temple Street.
We ate one of typical local food Bo jai faan (a bowl of rice topped with various cooked foods) and Hong Kong's sweets.
Surprisingly, we could eat all!
And only men drank till late-night, because we had a third party for Koji who arrived late owing to Dragonair's accident.
After all we breaked up past 2:00 a.m., Mainland China based Jaken and Dymas said "we would come back home by late-night bus."
How convenient it is!
|The first night of year-end party at Yau Gwat Hei
|Only men drank till late-night.