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Hong Kong (Part 2)

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Continuing my next itinerary in Hong was to Sheung Wan from the MTR Central station. Some of the notable and interesting sights in Sheung Wan include the Hong Kong ferry terminal to Macau and vice versa, in which I mentioned in my earlier writing. The TurboJET ferry sails from 2 ports in Hong Kong, one which is in Sheung Wan and the other from China Ferry Terminal at Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Other than the ferry terminal, the Western Market was another landmark here with its odd dark red coloured paint which actually stands out among the other buildings within the area. It was worth to take a stroll inside Western Market and have short walking tour around the streets within the Western Market. Sheung Wan represents the old part of Hong Kong and this is also the place to get the closer look or to ride on the double-decker tram which is synonymous to Hong Kong city. After an interesting walk, it was time for a break and sample some authentic Hong Kong wanton noodle as well as the tasty and aromatic Hong Kong milk tea. Surely, the "cha chan theng" is something that one should not missed out while in Hong Kong. "Cha chan theng" translated into english means tea house and its a culture for Hong Kongers to patron such outlets when meeting up with friends or just for breakfast and lunck break.

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The rear of the Western Market in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Ferry Terminal to Macau at Sheung Wan

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A view of the pier at Sheung Wan

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The side view of the Western Market building

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A street adjacent to Western Market in Sheung Wan

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A bowl of tasty wanton noodle in a "cha chan theng" in Sheung Wan

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A glass of aromatic Hong Kong milk tea in a "cha chan theng" in Sheung Wan

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A tram station in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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A tram in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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A tram moving out from its station in Sheung Wan

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Another view of a street with tram tracks in sights in Sheung Wan

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Some of the shops inside Western Market in Sheung Wan

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A public phone inside the Western Market in Sheung Wan

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The main entrance to Western Market in Sheung Wan

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"Loh mai chee" or sticky rice roll filled with stew pork & shrimp which is another must-try food while in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong's "loh mai chee"

From Sheung Wan, next on was to take a stroll along the promenade at Avenue of Stars from the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station. From the station, exit at gate J to get to Avenue of Stars which features the hand prints of some of the veteran and famous Hong Kong movies and drama actors and actresses as well as Hong Kong singers some of which yet to have these superstars hand print sealed. The sights here were beautiful with view of the corporate buildings on the backdrop of the sea along the promenade. There were also some structures including that of Bruce Lee as well as the movie filming equipments displayed at some spots along the promenade.

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The MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station to get to Avenue of Stars

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Exit J at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui station to get to Avenue of Stars

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A direction signboard to get to Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui

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Hong Kong Museum of Art adjacent to Avenue of Stars

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The Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

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Some of the sea views at the promenade on the backdrop of high rise buildings at Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Some of the decoration structures at Avenue of Stars

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This was meant for Bruce Lee hand prints

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Hand prints of Hong Kong actor, Tony Leong Chiu Wai at Avenue of Stars

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A structure of Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Posted by kidd27 21:46 Archived in Hong Kong

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