Monday, November 19, 2012

~ Hong Kong 2012 - Day 2 (Part 3) Habour City ~

Are you a great fan of Doraemon (多啦A夢)? I have grown up watching this cartoon and even my children know him and his friends. Our family was lucky to catch the exhibition celebrating 100 Years Before the Birth of Doraemon at Harbour City during our visit to Hong Kong.

Do you know that Doraemon (the popular Japanese cartoon character) was born on 3rd September, 2112? Hence, an early birthday party has been organised to celebrate his birthday 100 years ahead, 'before' his birth.

Despite standing under the hot, scorching sun, HUGE crowd gathered at Harbour City just to take pictures with the lovable futuristic robotic cat. I could barely squeeze through to take a nice photo.

100 life-size Doraemons were on display at the exhibition, each holding a special gadget.

There were displays of Doraemon and his friends within the mall as well and we were amazed with the long queues at each photo shoot station.That only shows how popular and successful this cartoon has been throughout the decades. Although the exhibition has already ended, it has been great to be there and being part of the celebration. ^_^

Denver & Gladys having their share of play time at the Jumping Gym (Harbour City).

Habour City is situated at the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. It is a one-stop shopping haven comprising of fashion outlets, restaurants and two cinemas. Apart from shopping, you can also get a great view of the Victoria Harbour. As we were too engross with the Doraemon exhibition, we did not have time to explore Harbour City further. Nevertheless, it is a popular mall among the locals as well as tourists.

Being conveniently located adjacent to the Star Ferry, Bus Terminal and MTR Station makes it so convenient for us to get back to our apartment.

It's dinner time! We dropped off near Ladies Street and settled in for dinner at Eat Together (大家食). We saw this shop near Yau Ma Tei too. Apparently it has a few outlets and the variety and pricing of food is pretty reasonable.

Noodles for the kids and hubby and rice for me!

We bought additional supper as we walked along. Fermented toufu is a not to be miss for Hubby whenever he is in Hong Kong! I prefer having my sausages and Gladys adores her favourite egg tarts. :)

Here we are at the famous Ladies' Street (女人街), a well-known and MUST-visit tourist spot offering various products (T-shirts, bags, toys, shoes, paintings and many more) at cheaper price. We don't usually buy things from the street markets as we prefer to emerge ourselves into the atmosphere and take a peek at what's the in-thing in Hong Kong. For a start, we will walk through the market first to have a feel of the products of our interest and it's pricing. I will only try to bargain for a cheaper rate if I am sincerely interested in buying the items to avoid any arguments later on.  ^_^

We took a leisure walk back to Yau Ma Tei from Mong Kok which is one MTR station away. Our kiddos were already tired out with the whole day program. We popped by Tung Kee Dessert again to give ourself a nice cooling treat.

Another signature dessert from Tung Kee - Hungry Bird(HKD $38). It is a mixture of assorted fruits giving you a taste of sweet, sour and bitterness. Very unique and refreshing.

Denver & Gladys had Aloha(HKD$30) - a combination of ice-cream and fruits in the bowl. Definitely an attraction for children. :) 

It was a long but eventful day. We managed to cover quite a number of places which we have not venture before in our previous trips.

Check out our Day 2 photos at BPDGTravels' facebook page

Places of Interest

Ladies' Street (女人街)
Address: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
How to Get there: MTR, Mong Kok Station, Exit E2.


Address:  3 - 27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How to get there: MTR, Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1

Eat Together (大家食)
Address: 5 Fu Yuen Street Mong Kok
How to Get there: MTR, Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit A2 or MTR, Mong Kok Station, Exit E2

Tung Kee Dessert (同記糖水。甜品專門店)
Address: Shop B, G/F, Wing Sing Building, 36-40 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
How to Get there: MTR, Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C


LuPorTi said...

I used to be Doraemon's fans. :) Unfortunately, not manage to go there to join the Doraemon's pre-100 years birthday. Too bad. I just visited its fair in City Square, Johor.

Phoebe said...

Oh! There was a fair in Johor as well? There were a big crowd in HK and you can see all the nice gadgets and displays they have there. Pretty cool!

LuPorTi said...

Yea. But it was held earlier and just a small ones. Hehe. I can see the HK ones is much larger than it.

Phoebe said...

I see. Just happened we were there when the exhibition was held. :) But the crowd is too big and we had a hard time taking photos. End up just walk by and see

Travel Bugs said...

Nice Hong Kong blogs! You must have enjoyed your stay there :-)

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