Thursday, November 15, 2012

Post-GCE 'O' Level Examination Holiday in Hong Kong November 2012 ~ Part 4

A very warm welcome to the fourth section of my blog report about my recent post-GCE 'O' Level examination vacation in Hong Kong in November 2012. This will be the final segment of the entire report. Please direct your attention as I explain the journey back towards Hong Kong International Airport and the flight back home towards Singapore.

Part 1 ~ The Journey to Hong Kong International Airport


After an enjoyable six-day post-GCE 'O' Level examination vacation in Hong Kong, it was finally time to head back home to Singapore. On the very morning of Wednesday (14 November), we all woke up relatively late at around 10.30 a.m.. Knowing that there was still some packing to do, we packed up our remaining baggage for the flight back home to Singapore. As soon as all of our baggage was packed, we had a shower and changed up for the flight back home to Singapore.

According to my mum, our flight back home to Singapore would on Cathay Pacific flight CX 635. The flight was scheduled to leave Hong Kong International Airport at 3.15 p.m., then we would arrive in Singapore at 7.10 p.m. later that evening. My dad called the hotel reception to arrange for a hotel porter to come up and assist us with our baggage and to check out of the hotel. The morning view of Hong Kong Island was quite beautiful, which made me grab a few images.

The view of my room, Room No. 1006, just after I woke up

The cloudy morning view of Hong Kong Island from our hotel room

The many skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island on a cloudy morning

At 11.40 a.m., a hotel finally came up to our hotel room with a large baggage trolley. He then informed us that our baggage would be taken care of in the lobby. We went to our rooms to see if there was anything left behind. After checking our rooms to see that nothing was left behind, we went down to the Club InterContinental Lounge for lunch. 
As we were in the Club InterContinental Lounge, the food menus were provided for us.

We then had a good look through the food menu. As soon as we were ready to place our lunch orders, I ordered myself a usual plate of spaghetti alla carbonara, while my brother had an omelette with sausages, and my parents shared their meals. Our meals were then delivered to us at 12.25 p.m.. Again, my spaghetti alla carbonara was mouthwatering, though this time, it didn't come with the creamy cheese and shredded cheese.

The view of the corniche and the lobby lounge of the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong

Inside the Club InterContinental Lounge

The reception desk at the Club InterContinental

The in-room dining menu of the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong

Looking through the in-room dining menu of the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong

The view of the lobby lounge of the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong

My usual mouthwatering plate of spaghetti alla carbonara

A burger plate for my dad

A plate of sausages, an omelette and potatoes for my brother

The main hotel lobby of the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong in the early afternoon

After finishing our lunch at the Club InterContinental Lounge, it was already 12.50 p.m.. We then paid up our lunch bill and grabbed our baggage to board the hotel limousine to Hong Kong International Airport. Before heading down, I requested the lounge staff at the Club InterContinental to return the umbrella to the main concierge. 
They obliged to do so, and we went down to the hotel limousine that would take us to Hong Kong International Airport.

Soon enough, at 12.55 p.m., we finally departed from the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong for a 30-minute journey towards Hong Kong International Airport. In summary, staying at the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong was not such a bad idea. I would definitely rank the InterContinental Hotel the second best hotel I have ever stayed at in Hong Kong, after the Kowloon Shangri-La.

The busy street of Salisbury Road in the afternoon

The exterior view of Olympic Station

Bypassing above Nam Cheong Station

The Tsing Ma Bridge ahead of us

Crossing the first phase of the Tsing Ma Bridge

Crossing the middle phase of the Tsing Ma Bridge

Travelling along the Lantau Highway

Bypassing Sunny Bay Station

The Tung Chung Line and Airport Express tracks by the Lantau Highway

The Tung Chung Line tracks towards Tung Chung by the Lantau Highway

Bypassing Tung Chung New Town

Crossing underneath Citygate Outlets Tung Chung

Crossing the viaduct towards Hong Kong International Airport

Nearing Hong Kong International Airport

Finally approaching the curbside of Hong Kong International Airport

After a 30-minute journey from the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong, we finally arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at 1.25 p.m.. While I went to grab a few baggage trolleys, the driver of the limousine helped us to unload our baggage. We thanked the driver for his assistance before he drove back to the InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong.

Knowing that nothing had been left behind, we went into the departure hall towards the Cathay Pacific Business Class check-in counter to check in for Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore.


After checking in our bulky baggage and receiving our boarding passes for Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore, the check-in agent informed us that we were invited to sample the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge. She then showed us the location on a card, indicating that it was located just next towards Gate No. 1, where our flight would be departing. Before we left, the check-in agent informed us that boarding would commence at 2.45 p.m., half an hour before departure.

With that, we headed to the departures area, in time for a relatively fast and painless security check and through passport control clearance. By 1.50 p.m., we were in the airside. We then decided to head to the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge, which was located near Gate No. 1, where Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore would be departing later at 3.15 p.m..

At 1.55 p.m., we finally found the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge. It had a lot of major improvements and looked better than the last time we visited it when we came back from Tokyo, Japan back in June 2010. The upper floor of the lounge was under renovation, and I certainly hope it will look as better as before. Once I dropped all of my baggage with my family, I went out to do some plane-spotting.

The roadside crossing by the curbside of Hong Kong International Airport

The Cathay Pacific check-in counter at Hong Kong International Airport

The Cathay Pacific self check-in baggage drop counter at Hong Kong International Airport

The departure area of Hong Kong International Airport

My boarding pass for the flight back home to Singapore

The airside of Hong Kong International Airport

Looking through the departure information screen

The waiting areas by the boarding gates

The main entrance towards the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge (The Wing) near Gate No. 1 in Hong Kong International Airport

The self-service food and beverage corner in the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge (The Wing) near Gate No. 1 in Hong Kong International Airport

The interior of the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge

Our aircraft for today, B-HLN, after servicing at Gate No. 1 as Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore

The waiting area by Gate No. 1

Three Oneworld carriers (1 future member and 2 active members) parked at their gates

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-342, registered B-HLD, parked at Gate No. 8

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-342, registered B-HLH, parked beside a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-2H6/ER, registered 9M-MRM. I was quite familiar with this aircraft as she took me from Hong Kong to Tokyo as Cathay Pacific flight CX 508 bound for Tokyo (Narita) back in May 2010

B-HLD, JA709J and 9M-MRM parked at their gates before their flights

The waiting area by Gate No. 2

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-343X, registered B-LAC, about to be pushed back from Gate No. 2 as Cathay Pacific flight CX 171 bound for Perth

Several final-minute passengers ready to board Cathay Pacific flight CX 751 bound for Delhi via Bangkok at Gate No. 4

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-343X, registered B-LAB, about to be pushed back from Gate No. 4 as Cathay Pacific flight CX 751 bound for Delhi via Bangkok. I was very familiar with B-LAB as she transported me from SIN to BKK as Cathay Pacific flight CX 712 bound for Hong Kong via Bangkok in September 2011

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-467, registered B-HUE, being pushed back from Gate No. 3 as Cathay Pacific flight CX 870 bound for San Francisco

Tung Chung New Town, as seen from Hong Kong International Airport

The main car parking area at Hong Kong International Airport

B-HUE about to taxi to her assigned runway for take-off as Cathay Pacific flight CX 870 bound for San Francisco

The massive departure information board at Hong Kong International Airport

A Japan Airlines Boeing 777-246/ER, registered JA709J, resting at Gate No. 23 after arriving from Tokyo (Haneda) as Japan Airlines flight JL 029. She will then head back home to HND as Japan Airlines flight JL 028 at 3.45 p.m.. The sight of this aircraft makes me wanna travel to Japan! It's a tradition that my family and I travel to Japan every year. Not travelling to Japan for one year truly disappoints me as it is my most favourite country in this world

B-HLH, 9M-MRM and JA709J lined up together at their resting gates before their flights

B-HLN still waiting for boarding at Gate No. 1 as Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore

Lufthansa Airbus A340-313X "Soccer Nose" Herpa Scale 1:500 (507509)

Air China Boeing 777-39L/ER Herpa Scale 1:500 (518994-001)

The self-service food and beverage corner in the lounge

Part 2 ~ The Flight Back Home To Singapore

Airline: Cathay Pacific

Flight No.: CX 635
From: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG / VHHH), Hong Kong
To: Singapore Changi Airport (SIN / WSSS), Singapore
Aircraft: Airbus A330-343X
Registration No.: B-HLN
Class: Business Class
Seat No.: 18A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012

After spending approximately 45 minutes of relaxing and having some drinks in the Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, the clock was finally showing 2.40 p.m.. Knowing that boarding for Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore would commence in a few minutes time, we immediately packed our baggage and left the lounge for Gate No. 1. We had approximately five minutes left before the first boarding calls were made, so I grabbed a few more shots before boarding
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For today's flight, Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore would be operated using an Airbus A330-300, registered B-HLN and powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60 engines. B-HLN was delivered new to Cathay Pacific on 23 February 2001 as the 14th Airbus A330-300 and Airbus A330 for the airline. The overall delivery would make the aircraft approximately 11.7 years old today.

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-367/ER, registered B-KPJ, parked at Gate No. 8

The departure flight information screen at Gate No. 1

The waiting area by Gate No. 1 before boarding commenced

After spending just five minutes of anticipated waiting at the passenger waiting area, the first boarding calls for Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 bound for Singapore were finally made at 2.45 p.m.. The Business Class passengers, as well as the Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club members, and the passengers needing special assistance were called to board the aircraft first. We then grabbed hold of our baggage, along with our boarding passes for the boarding process.


As we walked along the jet bridge towards Door A, we were finally on board B-HLN by 2.50 p.m., just in good time for a 3.15 p.m. departure to Singapore. We then stowed all of our baggage and settled into our seats for the flight back to Singapore. The Business Class seats we were using were the older Regional Business Class found on selected Airbus A330s and older Boeing 777s.

Although the seats were already showing their age, they were still comfortable and soft, as seen in their better days. The flight attendants did their usual routine of offering pre-departure beverages to the Business Class passengers. I had my usual glass of orange juice and settled in for the flight time of 3 hours 55 minutes to Singapore. I took some pictures while awaiting pushback from Gate No. 1.

A view of my seat, 18A, during the boarding process in Hong Kong

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin during the boarding process in Hong Kong

The 'no smoking' and 'fasten seat belt' signs illuminated during boarding in HKG

Qatar Airways Airbus A340-642 Herpa Scale 1:500 (519083)

My usual pre-departure glass of orange juice

The in-flight video screen showing the route for today's flight back home to Singapore

At 3.10 p.m., all the aircraft doors were closed, and we finally pushed back from Gate No. 1, five minutes ahead of schedule. As the safety briefing information video was displayed, the aircraft started its taxi to its assigned runway for take-off. We then taxied past several aircraft parked along the airport tarmac and cargo terminal along the way.


After a somewhat long 25-minute taxi to our assigned runway, the aircraft's two powerful Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60 engines spooled into action, and we finally lifted off from Hong Kong International Airport at 3.35 p.m.. We then climbed into the afternoon sky for a regional flight time over the South China Sea of 3 hours 35 minutes back home towards the Republic of Singapore.

The opening to Studio CX, Cathay Pacific's in-flight entertainment system

Part of the safety briefing information video that reminds passengers of the consequences and hazards of smoking

The safety information card for Cathay Pacific's Airbus A330 regional fleet

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-367/ER, registered B-KPJ, being serviced at Gate No.8 in preparation for her long transpacific journey as Cathay Pacific flight CX 840 bound for New York (JFK) at 4.25 p.m.

A Japan Airlines Boeing 777-246/ER, registered JA709J, being serviced at Gate No. 23 in preparation for her journey back home to The Land of the Rising Sun as Japan Airlines flight JL 028 bound for Tokyo (Haneda)

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-367/ER, registered B-KPZ, being serviced at Gate No. 2 in preparation for her long transpacific journey as Cathay Pacific flight CX 826 bound for Toronto at 4.50 p.m.

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-367, registered B-HNM, being serviced at Gate No. 3. This aircraft took us from Singapore to Hong Kong six days earlier as Cathay Pacific flight CX 710 bound for Hong Kong

A FedEx Express MD-11 and two UPS Airlines aircraft (1 MD-11 and 1 Boeing 767) parked at the freighter terminal

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 767-381/ER, registered JA618A, roaring along the runway for take-off for her flight back home to The Land of the Rising Sun as All Nippon Airways flight NH 176 bound for Osaka (Kansai)

A Hong Kong Airlines Airbus A330-223, registered B-LNC, ready for take-off as Hong Kong Airlines flight HX 312 bound for Beijing

B-LNC roaring along the runway for take-off as Hong Kong Airlines flight HX 312 bound for Beijing

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-8FZ, registered 9M-MLL, taxiing to the runway for take-off as Malaysia Airlines flight MH 385 bound for Kota Kinabalu via Kuching

A Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-867F/SCD, registered B-LJB, taxiing to the runway for take-off

A Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-313X, registered B-HXJ, taxiing to the runway for her journey as Cathay Pacific flight CX 510 bound for Fukuoka via Taipei

B-HXJ, ready for take-off as Cathay Pacific flight CX 510 bound for Fukuoka via Taipei

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 767-381/ER, registered JA612A, lining up for take-off for her flight back home to The Land of the Rising Sun as All Nippon Airways flight NH 910 bound for Tokyo (Narita)

Cathay Pacific Flight 635 ~ Take-off from Hong Kong International Airport

Flying over the open islands of Hong Kong and Macau

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin shortly after take-off from HKG

The powerful Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine cruising over the South China Sea

The clouds over the South China Sea

The seatbelt sign was turned off at 3.45 p.m., just eight minutes shortly after take-off from Hong Kong International Airport. The crew sprung into action to commence the in-flight dinner service. A few minutes later, a flight attendant came to my seat to take my dinner order. 
I decided to have Cathay Pacific's signature dish, which was the wok-fried chicken with black bean, choy sum with ginger and steamed jasmine rice.

I also requested for my usual glass of orange juice at the same time. With that, the flight attendant took down my meal order, and returned to the galley to fetch my meal tray. A few moments later, the flight attendant re-appeared from the galley with two small plates of mixed nuts. As my brother usually never eats nuts, he gave me his share to finish off. My orange juice was brought to me at the same time.

Nuts, as always are pretty good, and these nuts suited my taste. A few minutes later, the flight attendant brought out my meal tray with my starter plate on it. I also requested for a cup of Diet Coca-Cola. Other than the shredded tomatoes, I left the prawns untouched. This was not because I did not like the starter, but I usually don't eat prawns, for fear that I might have allergies to them.

The cover page for the food and beverage menu for the sector between Hong Kong and Singapore

The cover page for the wine list for the sector between Hong Kong and Singapore

Looking through the wine list for the flight between Hong Kong and Singapore

Looking through the food and beverage menu for the sector between Hong Kong and Singapore

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin during cruising altitude

Flying over the South China Sea between Vietnam and the Philippines

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Two plates of mixed nuts on the centre armrest

A glass of orange juice for myself

A glass of orange juice for myself

Flying over some clouds over the South China Sea

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin during the in-flight dinner service


The first course: Poached prawns with tomato, caper and herb salsa

My glass of Diet Coca-Cola

After approximately 20 minutes of waiting, my wok-fried chicken with black bean, choy sum with ginger and steamed jasmine rice finally arrived at my dining table. When I took one bite out of the chicken, it wasn't overcooked and was very tender. The steamed rice, black bean sauce and the choy sum were perfect accompaniments to this wonderful dinner. I knew I had made the right choice. Indeed, again, well done, Cathay Pacific for your catering! I must say that again, Cathay Pacific is the winner for the best in-flight meals I have eaten.


Upon finishing my sumptuous main dinner course, the flight attendant came by to clear my meal tray. At the same time, she asked me if there was anything else I wanted. I ordered two mugs of hot chocolate (one for my brother) and requested for a small tub of Cookies & Chocolate flavour Häagen-Dazs ice-cream. I then went to the lavatory and did my usual cabin shots before my dessert arrived. As soon as I arrived back at my seat, the flight attendant came by with our mugs of hot chocolate and my Häagen-Dazs Cookies & Chocolate ice-cream.

The ice-cream was a perfect dessert to round off a wonderful in-flight dinner. The hot chocolate helped to warm us up for the remaining sector to Singapore. After we finished our mugs of hot chocolate and my ice cream, the flight attendant came to clear our mugs and my plate away. Left with nothing better to do after that, I used my laptop for a while, until the seatbelt sign was illuminated for landing in Singapore.

My main course (Also Cathay Pacific's signature dish): Wok-fried chicken with black bean, choy sum with ginger and steamed jasmine rice

My dinner tray after I had finished my sumptuous main course

A warning sign in the lavatory that warns passengers that smoking in the cabin and tampering with, disabling, or destroying lavatory smoke detectors is a criminal offence under Hong Kong law and Civil Aviation Regulations

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin during the dessert service

Our two mugs of hot chocolate

My tub of Häagen-Dazs Cookies & Chocolate ice-cream

Flying through some clouds over the South China Sea

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A340-642 Herpa Scale 1:500 (518529)

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin dimmed to allow the passengers to rest

Flying over a blanket of clouds over the South China Sea as the sun starts to set

The sunset over the South China Sea

Flying over a blanket of clouds over the South China Sea during sunset

Flying over East Malaysia

The seatbelt sign was illuminated at seven o' clock, which was just 10 minutes prior to descent into Singapore Changi Airport. Knowing that we were about to arrive back in Singapore very soon, we immediately packed away all of our carry-on baggage into their storage areas and buckled up in preparation for the landing in Singapore.

The cabin was then dimmed for the landing, and night was already starting to fall as the aircraft started to make its final descent into Singapore. After a flight time of 3 hours 35 minutes from the modern city of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, we finally touched down in Singapore Changi Airport at 7.10 p.m., which was right on schedule.

The seatbelt sign illuminated in preparation for landing in Singapore Changi Airport

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin dimmed in preparation for landing in Singapore

Flying over a Malaysian city, from what I think, could be Kuala Lumpur

Flying over another Malaysian city, from what I think, could be Malacca

Lights shining over a Malaysian city as we get closer to Singapore

Flying over some small Indonesian islands while approaching Singapore

The lights shining over Singapore

Cathay Pacific Flight 635 ~ Landing in Singapore Changi Airport

About to dock onto Gate No. D42, with a Japan Airlines Boeing 787-846 Dreamliner parked at Gate No. D41

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787-846 Dreamliner, registered JA822J, parked at Gate No. D41. She will then head back home to The Land of the Rising Sun as Japan Airlines flight JL 036 bound for Tokyo (Haneda) later that night at 10 o' clock

The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 Regional Business Class cabin shortly after docking on to Gate No. D42

A view of my seat, 18A, after arriving back home in Singapore

After spending just five minutes of taxiing along the runway, we finally docked on to our arrival gate, Gate No. D42, alongside a Japan Airlines Boeing 787-846 Dreamliner, which was parked at Gate No. D41 at 7.15 p.m.. As soon as the seatbelt sign was turned off, we got up and collected all of our baggage before we left the aircraft
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As we disembarked from the aircraft, the flight attendants bade us farewell and thanked us for our patronage with Cathay Pacific, prior to wishing us a pleasant journey home. As with my previous blog reports, the airline grading systems are as follows, with a 'D' being the minimum requirement for a passing grade:

A+: 85% or above (Airline has an excellent rating and performance)
A: 75% ~ 84% (Airline has a good rating and performance)
B: 60% ~ 74% (Airline has a good rating and performance)
C: 50% ~ 59% (Airline has an adequate rating and performance)
D: 40% ~ 49% (Airline has a fair rating and performance)
E: 20% ~ 39% (Airline has a poor rating and performance)
U: Below 20% (Airline has not met the requirement for the minimum grade)

Cathay Pacific Flight 635 Score Report

Seat: 19 / 20

Food: 20 / 20
Service: 17 / 20
Aircraft cleanliness: 16 / 20
Legroom space: 17 / 20
Total: 89 / 100

In summary, Cathay Pacific scored 89% for my flight back home to Singapore from Hong Kong. This means they deserve an 'A+', the highest airline grade. Truly, Cathay Pacific is an excellent airline, though the seats and aircraft can be quite old but comfortable. It was indeed another pleasant flight with them. Would I recommend Cathay Pacific and choose to fly with them again? Definitely, yes!


After we disembarked from Cathay Pacific flight CX 635 from Hong Kong, we walked to the immigrations area. The immigrations area was not very crowded that evening, as this was not the busy flight rush hour. We then headed down to clear immigration through the special fingerprint checkpoint, which is reserved exclusively for Singaporean citizens
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The busy Concourse D of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1

The immigration checkpoint at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1

After we finished clearing the immigration checkpoint, I headed over to the baggage belt information screen to check where our check-in baggage would be arriving. According to the baggage belt information screen, our check-in baggage would be arriving at Belt No. 21. 
After all of us were out, my mum went to shop for some duty-free items. My dad and I, along with my brother proceeded to grab a few baggage trolleys and went to Belt No. 21 to claim our check-in baggage.

After we claimed all of our check-in baggage, we put all our bags on the trolleys and went into the arrival hall. As our car was parked in the basement car parking area of Terminal 3, we had to take the elevator up towards the departures and check-in area, and then take the Skytrain to Terminal 3. It was not a very long time before we reached the Skytrain Station in the departures and check-in hall of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

The baggage belt information screen indicating where our check-in baggage would be arriving at

The baggage claiming area in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1


A line-up of money exchange counters in the arrivals area of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1

A line-up of money exchange counters in the arrivals area of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1

The departures and check-in area of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1

The Skytrain platform towards Terminal 3 in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1

The interior of the Singapore Changi Airport Skytrain

The list of airlines serving Singapore Changi Airport

The exterior of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 from the Skytrain towards Terminal 3

The Angry Birds space attraction in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3

The departures and check-in area Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3

At 7.45 p.m., the Skytrain arrived at Terminal 1 and we immediately boarded the train to Terminal 3, only to reach within just two minutes. As soon as we were in Terminal 3, we took the elevator down to the second basement, where we parked our car. 
While my dad went to get the car, we unloaded all of our baggage onto the parking bay. Although our baggage was relatively heavy, they could fit in the boot of the car very well. As soon as we loaded all of our baggage, we finally drove back home, arriving back by nine o' clock later that night.

This now officially brings my blog report on my post-GCE 'O' Level examination vacation in Hong Kong to a close. The next upcoming trip report for December is a surprise report, but no one will know until I really experience it, so keep a very good look out for it! 
As always, I would like to thank you for your kind attention to my blog report on my post-GCE 'O' Level examination vacation in Hong Kong in November 2012, and I sincerely hope you have enjoyed reading it. Lastly, but certainly not least, have a very happy and pleasant blogging experience!