Sunday, January 9, 2011

Budget Biyahera's Trip to HKG, MFM, SZX! =)


{April 2010} This entry marks my first trip for the year 2010. And if you're all wondering as to what these 3-lettered words are, well these are just airport codes: HKG - Hong Kong / MFM - Macau / SZX - Shenzhen.

I've already been to HKG and MFM last November 2007, and I must say that being back was like I've never been in these places before. There was always something new to look forward to, despite the familiar faces and establishments. And for me, these two Asian destinations will always be exceptional.. all the more, when SZX added to my trip itinerary!

Moving forward, my trip back to HKG and MFM were extra special , as I traveled again with my closest friend Clarice (flew with her in Bangkok last April 2009), and my boyfriend Rubel. Both Clarice and Rubel have never been to all three areas in China.. so you can just imagine their heightened excitement for this trip! And may I just say that we totally had a blast going through China! 

So to clue you in on how our whole trip went, I will be attaching the entire itinerary that I made. It will include the expenses that were made by me (Clarice and Rubel bought different souvenirs but we all went to the same places together), where these costs were allotted for, where we dropped-by (tourist spots, foodie areas, shopping havens), where we ate, what we rode, and more!

So have a peek at what we did and where we went on our first day in Hong Kong! =)
 
DAY 1 (in HK)
5:40 AM –        MANILA DEPARTURE
                          *Airport Tax: PHP 1620 + Terminal Tax: PHP750
7:40-9 AM –     HKG ARRIVAL
                     *A21 Bus to Metropark Hotel Mongkok FIFTH STOP – located at Exit C of the Prince Edward Station (one-way) HK$ 33 ; Taxi -  HK$ 25 (flag down start @ $18 + $5 for every luggage brought)
9–10 AM -        HOTEL ARRIVAL – Anne Black Guest House -  Deposit of HK$ 200
10–11 AM -      Settle-in Room  - MCDO Breakfast -  HK$ 20
11:30 AM -       LUNCH-OUT – MTR from Yau Ma Tei to Central -  HK$ 10.50
                          *Lunch and budget @ Burgerking, The Peak   HK$ 40
1-2 PM -           Go to Central; exchange USD to HKD (Drop-by ZARA at iFC mall, The Landmark, The Galleria, Prince’s Building, Alexandra House)
                          * MTR to Yau Ma Tei interchange to Tsuen Wan red line, going to Central HK$ 10.5
2:30-6 PM -     Go to the PEAK (Madame Tussaud, Tram Ride, Dinner on top of Café Deco Resto, Giordano, sightseeing, etc.)
                         *BUS or MTR from Central to nearest MTR to The Peak – NA
                         *Promo: Madame Tussaud ( HK$ 140) + Sky Terrace ( HK$ 35) + Peak Tram (HK$ 25 ) @  HK$ 200 all in
                         *Madame Tussauds Photo - HK$ 30
6:30-10 PM -    Walk down to Queens Road Central & Des Voeux Central  
                           Shopping (H & M store, Ray ban, Esprit, RVCA);  drop-by Lan Kwai    
                           Fong & SOHO for drinks
                          *Hawker dinner at Stanley St. -  HK$ 15
                          *MTR to yau Ma Tei  coming from Central MTR HK$ 10.5
9- 11 PM            Mongkok shopping at Ladies Market AND Argyle St. (MAC cosmetics) shopping (Mongkok Langham Place – H & M, VANS, SASA, COTTON-ON)
                           *Drinks with Wai, my good friend, at SoHO (free drinks!!!!!!)
11PM -12 -        *MTR Central to Mongkok Station HK$ 10.50






























AT NAIA 3


Finally in HKG (MRT station and iFC Mall)


On our way to the Peak



At Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum & Sky Terrace


Late night shopping at H&M


Drinks with our good friend, Wai

  

Got 4 more days worth of sight-seeing, food-tripping, and shopping left.. so do stay tuned for those!

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Explore & be free!
Mai

22 comments:

  1. alam mo di pa ako nakapunta ng HK! hehe.. hope to visit this place real soon.. ;) and thanks for the tips!

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  2. Seriously? Di bale, unahin na muna ang malalayong lugar. :)

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  3. Hong Kong is like my second home as it's one of my default locations when ever I'd want to get out of the country.  Funny that I actually own an octopus card for MTR there and I'm able to go around there effortless.

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  4. Yeah but already planning for more local trips muna then off to HK pag may long weekend.. ;) hope so! will take note of your tips.. thanks! 

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  5. Wow! I've always wanted to visit HK, Macau and Shenzhen. I'm bookmarking this post, Mai for future reference hehe... Thanks! Great photos you have here -- lots of happiness. :)

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  6. so youve been traveling back and forth na pala sa HK. Ang sarap naman. Ill take note of your expenses  and itinerary for day 1.

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  7. HK! I always wanted to go there pero meh lagi nalang canceled mga plans. Lucky you, sis! Nice photos, too!! :)

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  8. Wow, very nice trip and place. Love the wax museum the most!

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  9. Ang SARAP talaga ng buhay ng
    isang DALAGA... walang mastadong
    HASSLES when it comes to TRAVELING
    lalo na ang pag-EMPAKE ng mga gamit, 
    PAMAMASYAL sa mga lugar, PAGKAIN
    at maraming PAGLALAKAD.... haaaaaay!
    kapagod kaya noh! pero di halata sa FACE mo.
    :)

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  10. Wow Thats Great News About Hong Kong Really a Great Place in Asia.

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  11. Heee A nice trip! I really wana go there but yea i'm busy with school stuff. most probably after graduation! Thanks for the tips! :)

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  12. Glad to know there is a wax museum there :) HK is definitely one of the places I would to visit in the future :) Thank you for sharing the costs to give us readers and estimate of how much we need to budget for such a trip. 

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  13. Tama! Local trips na lang muna.. tutal na libot mo na din most of the foreign countries. :)

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  14. When I go back to HKG, I'm definitely getting an octopus card! :)

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  15. Thanks Robi! :)

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  16. Yup! Miss HKG na nga :/ And go ahead, Chino.. hope it helps in one of your future trips there. :)

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  17. Awww.. sana the next time wala ng mag-cancel. :)

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  18. Yeah, me too Ron! :)

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  19. Hahaha.. natawa naman ako dito Ms. Marri! Salamat po sa compliment. :)

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  20. Yeah, why not Patricia? A great graduation gift perhaps? :)

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  21. YOu're welcome Argee! And definitely.. the wax museum was certainly worth visiting. :) Make sure that you add that to your future HKG itinerary. :)

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