Sunday, November 11, 2012

~ Hong Kong 2012 - Day 2 (Part 2) Sky100 ~

It was a sunny morning and a perfect time to admire Hong Kong's skyline from the top. We took a minibus (77M) to MTR Kowloon Station Bus Terminal. Upon reaching, we entered  ELEMENTS. It is a very spacious shopping mall covering over a million square metre, selling luxury and branded goods. Although it is located right above Kowloon Station, it is not as accessible to the other parts of Hong Kong compared to the other malls. However, the good thing is the crowd is not as massive and you can enjoy your shopping leisurely.

ELEMENTS is divided into 5 sections namely, METAL (Luxury brands), WOOD (Health, Beauty & Lifestyle), WATER (International cuisine), FIRE (Entertainment), EARTH (Fashion). Each area is decorated according to its theme. Apart from boutiques, restaurants, there are movie theatres and an ice-skating rink too. We started from the Wood zone and moved into the Metal zone.

The main purpose of our trip here is not shopping but to visit the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. Similar to Taipei101, Sky100 offers a 360o panoramic view of Hong Kong from the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC).

Admission fee is not exactly cheap ~ SGD$78 for our family to enter. (~$20 per pax) It will be slightly cheaper to do an advance booking via the Internet. Entry is subject to availability and weather conditions. We were just in time to get the 1pm slot as the rest of the timing were full!

Entering the Memory Lane reminds me of home when we visit the Journey of Dreams at the Singapore Flyer. :)

Sky100 is currently the 4th tallest commercial building in the world standing at 393m above sea level.

We marvelled at the magnificent view of Hong Kong skyline. It was a different feel viewing Victoria Habour from the top. The skyscrapers, deep blue sea and white puffy clouds makes the entire view so scenic, beautiful and lively. Just admiring it lifted my spirit and brightened my day.

 I can imagine how enchanting it will be when the sun sets and Hong Kong glitters in the night.

Denver and Gladys drew a picture on a postcard and the interesting thing is they can send it back to our home via their postbox!
 Close up view and understanding Hong Kong.
Children can pick up a Sky Explorer Passport, send a postcard and go through the activities at 8 stations spreading across the observatory deck.

YES WE CAN! Exhibition at Sky100. Creative designs of Sampan, double-deck bus and Tsing-Ma Bridge using cans.

It's only Day 2 but we are loving Hong Kong tremendously! More excitement awaits us!

Summary of Day 2 - Part 2

Places of Interest

Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 100/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR, Kowloon Station, Exit B
('sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck' Entrance is connected to Elements - Metal Zone 2/F)


Address: 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR, Kowloon Station, Exit B

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