Hong Kong 3D Museum and Victoria Peak

Day two of our holiday adventure started with a big surprise. Ms20 had called me a few weeks ago and mentioned she had found a great place to visit but I needed to purchase the tickets in advance. When I took a look at the website for the Hong Kong 3D Museum I found is confusing and didn’t quite understand why Ms20 thought this place would be cool to visit. Most Hong Kong websites are very good with Chinese and English. I found this one very confusing. Thankfully Google translate works well.

Anyway after a breakfast of soggy waffle with watermelon and lychee covered in condensed milk we were off.

Danish with watermelon and lychee on a waffle and condensed milk
Danish with watermelon and lychee on a waffle and condensed milk

Our short walk to Causeway Bay MTR Station takes us to Times Square. With the current release of the new Star Wars movie there is all this giant lego around the place.

X wing fighter Times Square Hong Kong
X wing fighter Times Square Hong Kong

I really like the funny billboard advertising in Hong Kong

Funny Hong Kong Advertising bill boards in the MTR
Funny Hong Kong Advertising bill boards in the MTR

The HK3DMUSEUM is a series of diorama type rooms filled with painted mural type art. Various parts have painted structures that come out from the background surface and blend in with the rest of the painting. The purpose is to have your friends and family stand in the art so you can shoot photographs. The floors have spots that recommend the best shooting position. It is way cool. I shot about a hundred photographs of my daughters in the largely anime scenes. We are a fantastic time and didn’t expect this to be so good. I don’t normally share photographs of my daughters on-line so I shot a few photographs with just the scenes. That said, I spoke with all three of my daughters and in a non-leading way asked how they would feel if their faces appeared in my blog and each one said they didn’t mind. So you will see some images here of Miss14, Ms18 and Ms20.

Welcome to HK3D MUSEUM from Ms18
Welcome to HK3D MUSEUM from Ms18
Welcome to HK3D MUSEUM from Ms20
Welcome to HK3D MUSEUM from Ms20
Welcome to HK3D MUSEUM from Miss14
Welcome to HK3D MUSEUM from Miss14
Miss14 and Ms20 on a boat
Miss14 and Ms20 on a boat
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14 and Ms20
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14 and Ms20
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14, Ms18 and Ms20 and some busty anime characters
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14, Ms18 and Ms20 and some busty anime characters
HK3DMUSEUM and Miss14
HK3DMUSEUM and Miss14
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14, Ms18 and Ms20 in a mirror room
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14, Ms18 and Ms20 in a mirror room
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14, Ms18 and me
HK3DMUSEUM with Miss14, Ms18 and me

You get the idea. I shot quite a few photographs there.

Hong Kong 3D Museum

After the HK3DMUSEUM we walked to the Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa.

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Along the way we got a good view of Hong Kong Island across the water.

Hong Kong Island waterfront from Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong Island waterfront from Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong Island waterfront from Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong Island waterfront from Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong Island waterfront from Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong Island waterfront from Tsim Sha Tsui.

The worlds of Whampoa consist of different shopping centres. As you may imagine we went to Fashion World!

There’s also a boat in Whampoa but not in the water.

Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa
Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa

One criticism of Hong Kong shopping is there are not enough Dad seats so I can sit outside a store while the girls are inside. Don’t get me wrong I usually walk in to start with and then once I know they’re going to spend more than 10 minutes (sometimes up to 30 minutes) in a shop I will stand outside and stare at my iPhone!

 

When I posted this image on Facebook a friend commented on my excellent man spreading 

After looking around Fashion World we walked over to Whampoa garden and found a place to eat, viz., Chào Chào restaurant.

I saw pickled pig trotter and thought of gee gyok. A favourite dish Mum used to make. It uses vinegar and lots of sugar and involves slowly cooking a pigs trotter to extract the calcium. It’s a dish traditionally served to postpartum women 40 days after confinement. I love it. This version wasn’t very good. The meat was tender and had some taste but not as I remember it.

Pickled pork trotter in vinegar and sugar
Pickled pork trotter in vinegar and sugar

After lunch we went and visited the goldfish market, a flea market, the flower market and the bird market.

Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
Flowers
Birds
Birds
Birds
Birds
Poultry
Poultry
Rabbits
Rabbits
Tortoise
Tortoise
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish
Goldfish
Goldfish

After an afternoon looking at all sorts of odds and ends, we went back to Central Station and looked around for a place to eat. We walked around a few back streets and found the Honolulu Coffee Shop. This was an odd looking place but the waiter we had was very funny. I had roast pork with noodles.

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Honolulu Coffee Shop Roast pork and noodles
Honolulu Coffee Shop Roast pork and noodles

After dinner we walked to the lower terminus for the Victoria Peak Tram. Victoria Peak is one of those must do tourist attractions. It’s great at night especially f the air is clear. The haze and smog in Hong Kong is pretty bad at the moment so when we went up it was hard to see everything clearly. Getting up and down is a nightmare in terms of human crowding and the crushed feeling you have being sandwiched between hundreds of people. Most people in Hong Kong seem to have no situation nor spatial awareness and do not respect personal space as we might in Australia. I found it very confronting to come across such rude behaviour (well rude in my opinion but normal for most people in Hong Kong).

It took a couple of hours of waiting to get to the Peak and then another couple of hours to descend by tram. If you visit Hong Kong, it’s a must do but be prepared for queueing and for contact with other humans, occasionally intimate. Some woman fondled my backside.

Hong Kong from Victoria Peak
Hong Kong from Victoria Peak
Hugging on Victoria Peak
Hugging on Victoria Peak

It was a really long day. It was close to midnight when we got back to the hotel.

Have you visited Victoria Peak? What was your experience?

 

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17 Responses

  1. Looks like you’re having an amazing time! I’ve always wanted to visit. It’s up there on my bucket list. Enjoy the rest of your stay 🙂

    1. You should go, we’ve seen lots of humans too Choppy, so you can bring Sarah 😃
      Hong Kong seems to be dog friendly, even though we’ve only seen some.

    1. I’ve always been cautious but they are now a lot older and they are social media savvy. So I’m pretty happy to share. It’s a good thing they take after their Mum 😃

  2. What a fabulous holiday you’re having with your daughters! Hong Kong is definitely on my to do list. And I love the sitting in the no sitting zone, but what’s a guy to do?

  3. What a great second day…I hadn’t been to the 3D Museum and I thought during my six months in HK I had been to most places…it looks great. Your daughters are really beautiful…I loved the Peak, the scenery both during the day and night is so different but so lovely.

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