Aloha! Sorry for the super post-dated travelogue on my day 4 Hong Kong trip 4 months ago (what??! I need another holiday plsss!)
Read Day 1 to 3 here! 🙂
We woke up with all excitement because we were heading to Macau! But first, we had to fill our growling tummies (yes again! what is HK without FOOOOD?!)!
It was dim sum again for us, although we tried Dim Dim Sum on day 2, we were looking forward to the legendary authentic Tim Ho Wan right from Hong Kong!
We took the MTR and alighted at Sham Shui Po. It was not anywhere near so we had to walk some distance to be able to get there. With the GPS Google Map we have on hand, we were considered well-equipped and reached the restaurant in no time. All thanks to the awesome BF who was the GPS throughout the whole trip while I was just a mere follower 😛
There was a mad crowd at THW but we did not wait long for our turn to be seated 🙂
Hmm, don’t expect that their THW restaurant is speckless in terms of their hygiene because you would most prolly be disappointed.
Anyhow, here was what we ordered!
We made a grave mistake by ordering the god-knows-what-but-very-much-resembles-dog-food dish and just by looking at it already made us felt nauseous. YUCKS.
Ahhh, this has always been my favourite dish – Fried Char Siew Buns – that I look forward most to sink my teeth into and yes, it tasted as good as our Singapore outlets! 😀
The chee cheong fun tasted mediocre, nothing special 🙂
This has got to be my fiancé’s favourite dish all day, every day – Har Gow.
Another of his favourite dish is Siew Mai. Both the Har Gow and Siew Mai taste so-so too.
G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
I think Dim Dim Sum may actually be better than Tim Ho Wan 🙂
After we were stuffed, we proceeded to the main highlight of the day – MACAU! YIPPEE!!
We took the MTR to Central and then changed train to alight at Sheung Wan station, and took the ferry Cotal Water Jet to Macau. The journey time took about 1 hour to and fro.
Upon alighting, we had a tough time figuring out how to navigate our way to St. Paul, Monte Fort (大三巴牌坊). The people at Macau seemed to be even less friendly than HongKongers and it really kinda spoilt our day even before we started our journey in Macau! 🙁
Hence, since we could not figure out which public bus number to take, we decided to cab down and although we were a little skeptical and doubtful that we may be taken advantage of by either going by a longer route or dumping us at some unknown place, we manage to reach our destination rather quickly 🙂
Guess I have to have more faith in humans but still remain prudent 😉
On our way to St. Paul, every corner had casinos and we spotted this one which strikes a resembles to our very own Marina Bay Sands! This is the Sands Macao Casino.
The travelling time from Macau Ferry Terminal to St. Paul took about 30mins to 45mins, including walking up the hill slope.
The stairway leading up towards St. Paul had some very trendy and hipster cafes and boutiques!
I am guessing that this must be the ONLY freaking souvenir shop in Macau because after that, we did not manage to see any others anymore and we were kinda sad because we intended to get a Macau magnet as a souvenir for our new home’s fridge!
But thank god, I had managed to get my colleague to help 😉
As it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Macau, do expect a huge crowd! It is so difficult to get a good shot of the full remaining ruins of St. Paul!
We tried their Portuguese egg tarts from one of the stalls alongside the ruins of St. Paul.
After which, we walked up where the Fortress Armourial Gate and Macao Museum was.
We could also spot the Grand Lisboa Casino from afar!
Do note that the Macao Museum closes at around 5.30pm so be sure to drop by earlier if you intend to visit!
We walked down towards Grand Lisboa to have a look at their casinos….Beautifully decorated and lit I must say 🙂
In fact all their casinos were lit with psychedelic colours which could effectively brighten up your mood instantly!
There were shuttle bus services provided at Grand Lisboa to Terminal Maritimo do Porto Exterior.
It was not that easy to search for food at Macau and because we were afraid we would miss the last ferry back, we decided to settle our dinner back in Hong Kong instead.
We had our quick dinner fixed at Temple Street at this stall known as Tong Tai Seafood Restaurant at one of the corners by the roadside.
The Fried Bee Hoon was tainted with this heavy lemongrass + ginger taste and boy, it was expensive! Cost like what, S$10 just for 1 plate?!
The fiancé had his favourite claypot rice but it was another disappointment as well. It was close to tasteless and was pricey as well – the same price as my Fried Bee Hoon 🙁
Tong Tai Seafood Restaurant
G/F, 184A Temple Street, Jordan, Hong Kong
And…there you go! That was how we ended our Day 4…Day 5 was a very short day too before we made our way back to our homeland! Stay tuned 🙂