Monday, October 3, 2011

Hong Kong - Spore (Last Day)

It's really hard leaving this magnificent country, everything about it had amazes four of us. Glittering lamps at night, super-crowded people, its amazing infrastructure that make us dreaming that someday-maybe someday, Indonesia could have one of those MTR system, Trams, Ferries, and buses!! All the shopping experiences, the tourist site, and how great they manage those sites to attract word is STUNNING!

But again, this journey ends today, we woke up at 6am to catch up the 11am flight. After check out, we rushed to the lobby to get taxi. It took about half an hour from Chungkin Mansion to the HKIA airport and costs us +- HKD 220. Its a fair option considering we dont want to carrying our heavy luggage up and down the stairs to MTR and there's four of us, means we only spent HKD 55 each. Using taxi is faster and stops right in front of the Terminal 2 lobby :)

While waiting the check-in's counter opened, we went to the Customer Service Center to refund our Octopus card. Total fund that being returned to us is HKD 50 deposit+remaining fund left in the card, minus HKD 7 for the card fee.
We also bought some more Disneyland souvenir at the Airport. I thought i wouldn't had a chance to buy souvenir again once i left Disneyland, but I was wrong, in HKIA there's a small booth that selling Disneyland HK souvenir with same price as if we bought it in Disneyland Lantau Island...Awesome ;)
HKIA is massive, its huge and spacious and very modern airport. Too bad I didn't took any pictures :( But we did took pictures while had coffee at Starbucks :p

11.10am, we leaving HK to Spore and spent one night at Icha's grandfathers house at Toa Payoh Lor 2.
I'm so excited that we can spent "atleast" one night at Spore. It's been a while since my last visit in 2007..geez, 4 years??! Actually, I was hoping that I can took a picture of Marina Bay Sands and enjoy the Esplanade area for once again! But too bad, we arrived in late afternoon, thus our time to do sightseeing is very short. 
After cleaning our self, we decided to find someplace to eat near Toa Payoh area and then buying some candy and chocolate for "oleh-oleh". I also bought IPOH White Coffee and Nescafe Gold, the most tastiest coffee sachet that I ever tasted. (I only bought one package each and I regret it)
Done with the "Oleh-oleh", we heading to Orchard area. There's a new H&M shop that recently opened, and they having a big sale!!! Me and Epoy are can't wait to get there as we missed our shopping chance in H&M Hongkong, so maybe here we can fulfill our shopping desire :p 
But we're disappointed because of its price! We saw the exact same dress in Singapore but with double price than we saw in HK. Painful indeed!!!
I don't buy anything from here, but I was glad that I already bought at least one cheap and gorgeous blue dress plus simple and comfortable Black t-shirt from H&M HK!
From Orchard area, we continued sightseeing to Clarke Quay Area. We're going to meet Icha's friend and had dinner there.
Our dinner place was okay. It's facing Clarke Quay river and very crowded, the music was very loud so we all must screaming to talk to each others. But its fun, hanging out with bunch of friend in different country ;p
After eating, we go home at around 12.30am and must be prepared for the 8.00am flight to Jakarta..#hope we don't miss the flight :p 
Exhausted but it was a fun trip ever! Although we felt there's so much to do but so little time available. However, we enjoy every minute of it.
I'm sure I will have this trip again but with better arrangement and better saving :p


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