Thursday, March 29, 2012

Warr's Adventure in Hong Kong

    We welcomed I-Shuan, Ryan, Peter and Thomas to Hong Kong on Friday, March 23.  They flew from Portland to Vancouver, then to Hong Kong.  They stayed with us for 5 days, then went on to Seoul, Korea.  Ryan served in the Seoul West, Korea Mission and I-Shuan served in Taejon Korea Mission.  Both Peter and Thomas were born in Korea.  So, mom and dad are taking them there to visit their birth place.

     It was a very fun 5 days we had together.  They were amazed at how small our apartment was, but how functional it was too.  With the help of mats, and air-mattresses, we had a very fun slumber party in the 450 square feet space.

     Below is the itinerary we had (for future references, also for those who might be interested in touring Hong Kong):

How to get there
Fri. 3/23
Arr 7:05 PM
Cathay CX839
Hong Kong Airport
Portland – 3/22 @10 AM, Vancouver – 14:35
 Hong Kong – 7:05 PM (delayed to 8:50 PM)
take Bus A43 to Fanling, (about 65-minute ride on double decker bus)
Sat. 3/24
9 AM
Sai Kung Fishing Village  and Geopark Visitor Centre – w/Wong’s
Stroll the market center along the beach promenade; take boat ride to see the surrounding islands/geopark
Go to Shatin on MTR
 Take Bus #299 @Terminus
Breakfast: Egg/sausage muffins
Lunch:  Seafood @SaiKung
Dinner:  chili, etc.
Sun. 3/25
To Church in Wan Chai /Victoria Peak
Attend Victoria III in Mandarin Chinese, w/English translation available, Primary
Take East Rail MTR, then Bus #104
 Take Ding Ding to Central, then Tram
Breakfast: omelets, sweet bread
Lunch: out
dinner: @ the Liu’s
Snacks, desserts
Mon. 3/26


Mong Kok @1
Sum Shui Po @4
Temple St. @6
Symphony of Lights @8
Ten Thousand Buddhas’ Monastery
Monkey Mtn.

Mong Kok, Temple Street Shopping
The main building contains over 12,800 statues.   Opposite the main temple is the nine-story Pagoda

Cont. from the right column - Cross the street to the government office sidewalk and walk it towards the end of the street. You'll see a small waist high, yellow sign in English; and follow it around to the area where the sign posted path starts.
Take MTR to Sha Tin Station – exit station and walk down the pedestrian bridge on the lefthand side towards the Grand Central Plaza and Home Square Mall (includes IKEA). Turn left on Pai Tau Street, walking past the Home Square Mall entrance.   Keep to the right-hand side of the road; make a right on the street in between the back of the mall and in front of the Sha Tin gov't office.  
Breakfast:  egg/cheese burritos

@Korean BBQ

Dinner:  Australian Milk Company
Tue. 3/27
9 AM 
Big Buddha
Tai O Fishing Village
The world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze Buddha.  Start with a stunning cable car ride that offers breathtaking views of North Lantau and the South China Sea.  At Ngong Ping Village, enjoy the Big Buddha or at the Po Lin Monastery.  See the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery; walk the Wisdom Path to an outdoor replica of the centuries-old Heart Sutra, one of the world’s best-known prayers that is revered by Confucians, Buddhists and Taoists alike. 
From Fanling by the Cheung Chung House on San Wan Rd., bus 279X to Tsing Yi.  Take the MTR Tung Chung line to Tung Chung.
  -MTR to Tung Chung Station, Exit B, cross street and ride the Ngong Ping tram to Ngong Ping Village.
Take Bus #21 and visit Tai O fishing village. At Tai O, take a HK$20 boat ride (~25 minutes) to see the village from the water and hopefully see the pink dolphins.  (It is well worth it!)
Breakfast:   granola or congee

Lunch at Subway or noodle shop

Dinner: out
or spare ribs

Snacks, desserts
Wed. 3/28
Leave Fanling
Go to the airport 2:25 PM
Leave @11:15 AM
Take A43 bus
Breakfast: Dim sum, cheese burritos

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