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.
I really like the funny billboard advertising in Hong Kong
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.
You get the idea. I shot quite a few photographs there.
After the HK3DMUSEUM we walked to the Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa.
Along the way we got a good view of Hong Kong Island across the water.
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.
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.
After lunch we went and visited the goldfish market, a flea market, the flower market and the bird market.
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.
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.
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?