InterContinental Hong Kong
If you want to start the day with a full stomach, no doubt you have to go to Harbourside located on the ground level at the InterContinental Hong Kong located at the edge of the harbour overlooking Hong Kong Island for a sumptuous breakfast buffet however if you want to go, where the locals go for an inexpensive meal try Tsui Wah Restaurant, at Carnavon Road, this is one of the most famous Cha Chaan Teng in Hong Kong offering an extensive menu which ranges from sandwiches, noodles and rice dishes , this restaurant is always packed with people so you must be prepared to share a table with strangers. After breakfast, if you want to explore Kowloon, you can consider going to the Jade Market. Here you’ll find a vast assortment of Chinese jade and semi-precious carvings, trinkets and souvenirs. Don’t forget to negotiate and take cash (US of HK dollars) as most of the stalls don’t take credit cards. If you want to get a better understanding Hong Kong, visit the Museum of History at Chatham Road, otherwise you can consider to going to Wong Tai Sin, one of the city oldest and most popular temple in Hong Kong and get your fortune told for lunch I recommend trying a dim sum restaurant Alternatively, If you want to explore Hong Kong Island, take the Star Ferry to Central and join the Big Bus Tour on board a double deck open top bus tour to see Hong Kong’s famous landmarks. This hop-on hop-off circular tour journey takes a little over an hour to complete the whole route and offer personal recorded commentary in a choice of ten languages and if time permits it also include a round trip tickets on the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak for a fantastic view of the city.
Start your adventure by taking a short taxi ride to the Bird Garden in Mongkok distract and prepare to get a real taste of Hong Kong by walking through the various street markets back to the hotel. Bird Garden is a traditional Chinese garden with stores selling pet birds – often priced by how well they sing. Next, visit the Flower Market, which sell flowers from around the world. On Tung Choi Street you come to the fascinating Gold Fish Market, selling all types of sea creatures, even jelly fish and towards the middle park of Tung Choi Street, you will arrive at the Ladies Market, where you will find inexpensive ladies fashion accessories and souvenirs. Dundas Street is at the end of the Ladies Market where food shops give it a distinctive and welcoming aroma. Try Bor Lor Bao (pineapple buns) Turn right to Nathan Road you’re back at the hotel.
Relax with a one hour pre-dinner cruise on board Aqua Luna, one of the last authentic Chinese junks. The cruise costs HK$180 per person and departs from Kowloon Public Pier at 6:30pm. It's a 10 minute walk from the hotel and a fabulous way to view Victoria Harbour and the amazing skyline, especially at night. Afterwards, go to Aqua Spirit in the sleek One Peking Road building for cocktails. Go down one floor for dinner at the Aqua Roma & Tokyo or its sister restaurant, Hutong for Northern Chinese cuisine and a stunning ambiance. After dinner, take a taxi to another Hong Kong institution, the Temple Street Night Market where you can haggle for souvenirs, have your fortune told and hear Chinese opera singers.
Ching Ma Bridge
The Ching Ma Bridge linking Tsing Yi Island to Ma Wan Island is one of the world's longest road/rail suspension bridges with a central span of 1,377 metres. The total length of wire used would stretch four times round the world.
Hong Kong is home to four giant Pandas named An An, Jia Jia, Ying Ying and Le Le. You can see them at Ocean Park Panda Habitat on Hong Kong Island.
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin (Precious Lotus) is on Lantau Island; and unlike most Buddhist monasteries is very simply decorated. The main building is the temple from where you can see the big bronze statue of Sakyamuni - Tian Tan Buddha - on the top of the Muyushan Mountain. It's believed to be the world's largest sitting Buddha statue. You have to climb 268 steps to reach the circling platform (the lotus) where the Buddha sits. It's open to the public between 10am and 5.45pm An entrance fee of HK$23 is charged for access to the Buddha, inclusive of a vegetarian meal or HK$60 for the deluxe dinner served at the monastery.
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, such as restaurants, bars, karaokes, mall and also on public transport carriers, beaches, swimming pools, escalators. Anyone found smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in designated 'No smoking areas' are liable to a fixed penalty fine of HK$1,500