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Published: April 4th 2012
Today we were up and out as it was a fairly clear morning to go up to the peak. We caught the MTR from Causeway Bay to Admiralty Station where we walked up to the peak tram station. I’m glad we came fairly early because when we came down the place was totally packed – so the hot tip is to arrive early so you don’t get stuck in the crowds. We hopped on the tram and made the very steep ascent up to the tram stop. It takes you up through the mid-levels and to the peak. This part of Hong Kong has some of the most expensive property in the world and is easy to see when you are up there and can see the views.
Once off we made our way to the 360° viewing terrace where we had a fantastic view of not only the city but surrounding islands. Just fantastic!! They have made it a real tourist hub up here with shopping centres and restaurants.
We decided to have lunch at Mak’s Noodles. This little restaurant doesn’t have a Michelin Star but it is Michelin recommended. We had delicious noodle dishes. Stu had a
beef brisket and Zav and I had a pork wonton with dumpling noodles. Danika had a plain noodle dish. We also ordered the most delicious greens with oyster sauce. Yum, Yum, Yum!!! The noodles here are handmade to a traditional method and they had a slightly “funny” smell to them that put Zavanna off but they were delicious. It was a very fast eating place as the food was served so quickly and by the time someone had finished their meal and left, someone else was sitting down.
We finished our meal and headed outside for a look around on this level up at the peak. We had an ice cream and then headed back down on the tram. We took some photos on the way down but it is actually surprising how quickly this thing moves. We then got off and waited for the bus to come along and take us into Central station. We then hopped on to go up to Sheung Wan to have a look at the Cat street markets where there were all sorts of old antiques, jade sculptures and odds and sodds. The walk up to the Cat Street markets was up quite
a few stairs and poor Stu had to carry the pram and camera bag (dad, you know how heavy this bag can get when it's loaded up!) while I carried Frankie. Stu got some Number plates from the USA which he was happy about, but there was not much there (or what we could take home) so we headed back to the MTR and went to Victoria Park (which is only 2 minutes from our apartment) where we had a look around and the girls had a play on the play ground. Then it was off to have a look at Jardine’s’ Bazaar Market which was about a five minute walk away. There were all sorts of women’s clothing, sunglasses, watches and heaps of IPod covers and handbags. Abby got a couple of items of clothing. The girls got an iPod cover each which they were happy about as they spent their own money and dealt with the local market person which was good for them to experience.
We headed back to have dinner at one the restaurants not far from our apartment. We decided to have Japanese which was a good choice as it was a great. Zav
got a sizzling beef dish and Dani got mixed noddles and veges. Abby had a pork dish and I had a beef and noodle ramen which was the best he has ever had.
After dinner we headed back to have a relatively early night, although was still 10pm by the time we got back.
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