Tuesday, June 7, 2016

🇭🇰 Mid-Summer 21st Birthday Shopping Vacation To Hong Kong In June 2016 ~ Section 3 🇭🇰

Welcome to the third segment of my mid-summer 21st birthday shopping vacation to Hong Kong in June 2016. This second-last segment of the entire trip report will cover two main focus topics. They shall mainly be more aircraft model shopping at Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area cum Western family steak dinner at Tsim Sha Tsui Centre near the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, and spending the last day of the vacation visiting Tung Chung New Town cum family dinner gathering at Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island.

Part 1 ~ Shopping At Pioneer Centre Cum Family Dinner At Tsim Sha Tsui Centre

The next day, which was Monday (6 June), I woke up at around 11.15 a.m. after having a good night's sleep. As it was still too early to do anything before going out, I decided to have a nice shower and change into my attire for the day after doing some things on my laptop. It was not until around 11.45 a.m. until my younger brother woke up, where we proceeded to have a nice, hot shower and changed into our attire before preparing our belongings for the day and doing anything else.

Soon enough, I received a phone call from my parents at around 12.20 p.m., telling both my younger brother and I to come upstairs to The Horizon Club lounge on the 20th and 21st floors to have some light bites before setting out for the day. With that, my younger brother and I grabbed our necessary belongings and headed upstairs to The Horizon Club lounge on the 20th floor, where our parents were having afternoon treats. While deciding on where to eat for lunch, we spent some time in The Horizon Club lounge having some light treats and observed Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island in damp weather.

The view of Mody Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district from my Room No. 1944 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

The view of the hotel garden from my Room No. 1944 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

The view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from The Horizon Club lounge located on the 20th floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

The small self-service refreshment booth in The Horizon Club lounge located on the 20th floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

A small bottle of Coca-cola and some sweet cookies and chocolates for myself in The Horizon Club lounge on the 20th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

A Viking-shaped ship sailing across the waters of Victoria Harbour on a rainy early afternoon, as seen from The Horizon Club lounge on the 20th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

After having some light afternoon refreshments in The Horizon Club lounge located on the 20th floor, the clock was ultimately showing 12.40 p.m.. With my parents deciding to have some local Peking duck at K11 shopping centre, we took the nearest elevator down to the main hotel lobby and decided to take a cab to K11, since the weather was still rather damp. Reaching the main hotel lobby, we went to the hotel drop-off and pick-up point, where we informed one of the hotel butlers that we wanted to get a cab to K11 located nearby.

Hailing down one of the nearby cabs, we quickly boarded and informed the driver that our intended destination was K11, which was located just nearby, as we did not want our stuff getting soaked in such damp weather like this. Soon enough, once everyone was safely on board with our belongings, we finally departed the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at 12.45 p.m. for a short and quick but rainy early afternoon cab ride of just five minutes to the K11 arts shopping mall in The Masterpiece located in Hanoi Road just nearby.

K11 is a major shopping centre located in The Masterpiece at 18 Hanoi Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of the Yau Tsim Mong District in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Developed by New World Development, the mall was opened on 17 December 2009 and houses six storeys, including two basement levels and four above-ground levels. The mall houses the Hyatt Regency Hotel Hong Kong directly above its complex, and houses many restaurants and retail outlets in its doors. The mall is easily accessible by East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Stations located on the West Rail Line and Tsuen Wan Line on the MTR underground metro system.

The small mini-lounge area in The Horizon Club lounge on the 20th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

The drop-off and pick-up point outside the main entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

Finally departing the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Travelling across Mody Road shortly after departing the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a rainy early afternoon

Travelling between Mody Road and Chatham Road on a rainy early afternoon

Travelling along the narrow street roads between Chatham Road and Hanoi Road on a rainy early afternoon

Travelling across Hanoi Road near the K11 arts shopping centre on a rainy early afternoon

Finally arriving at the main entrance to the K11 arts shopping centre in Hanoi Road

After a short and quick rainy early afternoon cab ride of not more than approximately five minutes from the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in Mody Road, we finally arrived outside the main entrance to K11 at 12.50 p.m.. Checking to see that there was nothing left behind on board the cab, we quickly paid up our fare and walked into the main mall area. Given that we were beginning to feel rather hungry since no one had eaten breakfast before departing the hotel, we decided to search for a restaurant inside the mall area for lunch first before commencing our shopping day.

Upon taking the escalators up to the second floor, we walked across the second floor and had a good look through several restaurants before choosing the one that would suit our tastes and preferences. Soon enough, we finally stumbled on a local Beijing roasted duck restaurant, known as Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨;  Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭), at one o' clock. Entering the restaurant itself, we promptly requested for a table for the four of us to have a family lunch gathering.

Once we were directed to an empty table near the main entrance, the waitress then gave out the main menus to make our reviews before placing our main orders for lunch. With everyone ready to eat, a waitress came by to take down our main meal orders for lunch. Having a good look through the dishes available, we ordered one whole signature Peking duck, together with deep-fried tofu sticks coated in egg yolk, sautéed sliced beef served with scallions and sliced eel to be shared among us.

While waiting for our signature roasted Peking duck to arrive, I observed how skillfully the chef hung the duck in the oven to roast until it was golden brown. Once our Peking duck was brought to our table, it was served with pancake wrappings layer upon layer for us to wrap the duck skin and meat with. It was indeed a luxurious and filling Peking duck feast, making it one of the best roasted Peking ducks we had out of Singapore, like in Dynasty Chinese restaurant in the Hilton Hotel Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. With the remaining dishes delivered to our dining table, we enjoyed our family lunch gathering at Empire City Roasted Duck.

The narrow street roads of Hanoi Road near K11 arts shopping centre on a rainy early afternoon

Bypassing some luxury retail shops located near the main entrance to K11 arts shopping centre on a rainy early afternoon

The main entrance to K11 arts shopping centre on a rainy early afternoon

Finally arriving inside the main atrium of K11 arts shopping centre on a rainy early afternoon

About to take the escalators up to the second level at K11 arts shopping centre on a rainy early afternoon

Finally arriving at Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre

The interior of Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre during lunchtime hours

The cover page of the main menu at Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre

Reading through the history of roasted Peking duck in the main menu of Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre

Our roasted Peking duck ready to be served at our table at Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre

A platter of deep-fried tofu sticks fried in egg yolk to be shared among us

A platter of sliced eel and sliced turnips to be shared among us

Another whole roasted Peking duck roasting in the log oven in the kitchen of Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre

Our platters of sliced roasted Peking duck served with thinly-sliced pancake wrappings to be shared among us

A platter of sesame-coated deep-fried egg yolk bread slices to be shared among us

A platter of sautéed sliced beef served with scallions to be shared among us

Another platter of deep-fried tofu sticks fried in egg yolk to be shared among us

The interior of Empire City Roasted Duck (Traditional Chinese: 大都烤鴨; Simplified Chinese: 大都烤鸭) on the second floor at K11 arts shopping centre shortly after we had finished lunch

After having a delicious and filling family lunch gathering at Empire City Roasted Duck, the clock was finally showing 1.55 p.m.. Given that we were already feeling stuffed to the brim, we promptly paid up our lunch bill and left the restaurant with our belongings. Given that we had plenty of time left for our shopping later that afternoon, we decided to explore around K11 first. With that moment, we looked through the various retail outlets available between the second floors and ground floors of the K11 arts shopping centre.

Seeing that there was not much for us to buy around K11, my mum noticed that she had to head to Harbour City to purchase some candles for home, thus requiring my assistance as they would be rather heavy to carry. To ensure that the workload would be made easier for her, I knew that I could let her use my baggage for the day before heading to Pioneer Centre from Harbour City. My dad and younger brother had plans to head to Kwong Wah Street to view some airsoft guns and purchase some model military articles at the same time.

With that, we took the escalator down to the ground floor of K11, and went out to the main entrance to the mall. Once we had parted ways for our destinations, my mum and I headed to the nearby cab stands located outside the mall. Hailing the nearest cab down, my mum and I informed the cab driver to take us to Harbour City. Soon enough, once my mum and I were safely on board in the cab, we finally departed the K11 arts shopping mall at 2.05 p.m. for a short and damp mid-afternoon cab ride of 10 minutes to Harbour City located close to Victoria Harbour in the Tsim Sha Tsui area.

Harbour City (Chinese: 海港城) is a large shopping mall complex located in 5 Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of the Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Opened in 1966, the mall is located in the west side of Canton Road, and underwent various expansion programmes from 1969 to 1999, having several office blocks and hotels around its complex. The mall mainly houses The Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre, The Gateway and the Pacific Club Kowloon. It also features many branded boutique shops and restaurants in its doors.

The interior of the second floor at the K11 arts shopping centre during the mid-afternoon rush hours

Taking the escalators down to the first level from the second level at the K11 arts shopping mall

About to take another set of escalators down to the ground level at the K11 arts shopping mall

Bypassing some luxury retail shops located near the main entrance to K11 arts shopping centre shortly before my mum and I went to Harbour City

Finally on board the red urban cab that would soon take us from the K11 arts shopping centre to Harbour City

Finally departing the K11 arts shopping centre in Hanoi Road

Travelling across Mody Road shortly after departing the K11 arts shopping mall

Travelling across Chatham Road South near the Park Hotel Hong Kong en route to Harbour City

Travelling across the busy roads of Chatham Road en route to Harbour City

Turning to the road junction leading to Canton Road from Chatham Road en route to Harbour City

Travelling across Canton Road as my mum and I approach Harbour City

Finally arriving at the main entrance to Harbour City in Canton Road

After a short and quick afternoon cab ride of 10 minutes from the K11 arts shopping centre located at Hanoi Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, we finally arrived at the main entrance to Harbour City at 2.15 p.m.. Checking to see that we did not leave anything behind, my mum paid up our cab fare and headed into the mall at 2.20 p.m. to look for a nearby candle and fragrance perfume shop. Without wasting anymore time, we took an information map of the shopping mall located at a nearby information counter, and combed through the entire mall for approximately 15 minutes in search for a nearby candle and fragrance shop.

Soon enough, we both finally arrived outside a notable branded candle and perfume shop, known as Joyce, at 2.35 p.m.. With my assistance already completed, my mum permitted me to continue my trip to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area and promised to return my baggage after I had returned to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong from Pioneer Centre. Without wasting anymore time, I headed back out to the main entrance of Harbour City and went over to the nearest cab stand located on Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area.

Walking through the busy street roads of Canton Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, I finally hailed down the nearest red urban cab at 2.45 p.m.. Upon boarding the cab itself, I quickly informed the cab driver to take me to Pioneer Centre located in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok. Once I was on board the cab, I finally departed Harbour City located in the centre of Canton Road in just a few seconds for a short mid-afternoon cab trip of not more than 15 minutes to Pioneer Centre located in the centre of the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok.

Soon enough, I finally arrived at the entrance to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area at three o' clock. Being sure to check that there was nothing behind on board, I paid up my cab fare and thanked the cab driver for his services. Entering the shopping mall, I quickly took the nearby escalator upwards to the second floor, where there were more retail shops located. Upon arriving safely on the second floor of Pioneer Centre at 3.05 p.m., I looked across the many retail shops available carefully before choosing the one that would be the most suited for my preferences.

The busy streets of Canton Road near Harbour City shortly after my mum and I had arrived outside the mall

The main entrance to Harbour City shortly after my mum and I had arrived outside the mall

Bypassing some luxury retail shops in the first floor at Harbour City during the mid-afternoon rush hour

The view of the main mall atrium on the first floor at Harbour City during the mid-afternoon rush hour

Bypassing more luxury clothing retail shops in the first floor at Harbour City during the mid-afternoon rush hour

Overlooking the main mall atrium from the second floor at Harbour City during the mid-afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at a branded candle and perfume shop, known as Joyce, located on the first floor of Harbour City

Walking across the busy streets of Canton Road near Harbour City shortly after I had departed the mall

The red urban cab that would soon take me to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area from Harbour City in Canton Road

Finally departing Harbour City in Canton Road

Travelling along Canton Road shortly after departing Harbour City

Travelling along Salisbury Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area on route to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok

Travelling along Nathan Road by Victoria Harbour near the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Bypassing the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, where we started our day earlier

Travelling across the Nathan Road flyover bridge near Victoria Harbour on route to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area

Travelling across the Nathan Road flyover bridge near Hung Hom on route to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area

Travelling across the Nathan Road flyover bridge near some housing apartments located in Mong Kok East

Travelling across Nathan Road near some housing apartments and a school located in Mong Kok East

Travelling across the busy roads between Jordan and Yau Ma Tei areas on route to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok

Finally arriving at the main entrance to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok

The main entrance to Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok during the mid-afternoon rush hour

The view of the main mall atrium on the first floor at Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok during the mid-afternoon rush hour

Walking across the second floor while browsing through some retail shops on the second floor of Pioneer Centre

Finally arriving at Aero Shop Hong Kong in the second floor of Pioneer Centre once again

After looking through the various retail shops on the second floor of Pioneer Centre, I finally stumbled upon a familiar local aircraft model shop, known as Aero Shop Hong Kong, once again at 3.05 p.m.. The shop owner, Mr. Danny, promptly recognised me again and warmly welcomed me back to his shop. Given that I was one of his loyal customers at his store, I looked at the many commercial passenger aircraft models on display before selecting the new and very rare Scale 1:500 models that would be the most attractive to my eyes and that would fit into my ever-expanding model collection.

While shopping at Aero Shop Hong Kong, I purchased six new Herpa Wings Scale 1:500 aircraft models to be added into my ever-growing commercial aircraft model collection at home. Upon obtaining my new aircraft models, I was beginning to feel rather exhausted and decided to head back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong for a late afternoon rest. With that moment, I thanked Mr. Danny for his kind services and promised to come to his shop again during my future shopping trips to Hong Kong before taking the escalators back down to the ground level.

Upon exiting the mall via the ground level entrance, I promptly walked across the busy and lively streets of the Prince Edward area before reaching a cab stand located just outside the mall. Hailing down the nearest red urban cab located near Pionner Centre, I informed the cab driver to take me back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in Mody Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. Once I was safely on board, I finally departed the busy and lively streets of the Prince Edward area at 3.50 p.m. for a late afternoon cab journey of approximately 15 minutes back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong.

As for the six new Herpa Wings Scale 1:500 aircraft models I had purchased from Aero Shop Hong Kong, they were, as follows:

1) Austrian Airlines Airbus A330-223 "Star Alliance" Herpa Scale 1:500 (508384)

Austrian Airlines Airbus A330-223 "Star Alliance" Herpa Scale 1:500 (508384)

2) El Al ー Israel Airlines Boeing 747-458 Herpa Scale 1:500 (512176)

El Al ー Israel Airlines Boeing 747-458 Herpa Scale 1:500 (512176)

3) Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-3U3/ER Herpa Scale 1:500 (524544)

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-3U3/ER Herpa Scale 1:500 (524544)

4) JAL ー Japan Airlines Boeing 747-346 "Reso'cha" Herpa Scale 1:500 (503969)

JAL ー Japan Airlines Boeing 747-346 "Reso'cha" Herpa Scale 1:500 (503969)

5) Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 Herpa Scale 1:500 (516105)

Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 Herpa Scale 1:500 (516105)

6) Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-451 "World Plane" Herpa Scale 1:500 (504096)

Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-451 "World Plane" Herpa Scale 1:500 (504096)

Walking across the second floor of Pioneer Centre shortly before I headed back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The view of the busy and lively streets of the Prince Edward district in the late afternoon

Walking across the busy and lively streets of the Prince Edward district on route to a cab stand

The red cab that would soon take me back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong from the Prince Edward district

Finally departing Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area of Mong Kok

Travelling through the roads of the Prince Edward area in the Yau Tsim Mong District on route back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Travelling through the centre of the Mong Kok district in the Yau Tsim Mong District on route back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Travelling through the Yau Ma Tei district in the Yau Tsim Mong District on route back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Bypassing the Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre in Nathan Road on route back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Bypassing East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and the Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminal while nearing the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Finally arriving back at the main entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

After a short and quick late afternoon return cab trip of not more than just 15 minutes from Pioneer Centre in the Prince Edward area in Mong Kok, I finally arrived back at the main entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at 4.05 p.m.. Checking to see that there was nothing left behind, I quickly paid up my cab fare and thanked the driver for his services before heading into the main hotel lobby. Upon entering the main hotel lobby, I headed over to the hotel elevator lobby and took the nearby elevator back up to the 19th floor, thus arriving back at my Room No. 1944 at 4.15 p.m..

Once I had arrived back safely in my Room No. 1944 located on the 19th floor, I found my younger brother who had returned from his shopping around Kwong Wah Street with my dad earlier. Since there was nothing else left to do for the rest of the afternoon, I spent the rest of it uploading my videos onto my YouTube channel, and went upstairs to The Horizon Club Lounge for some light late afternoon tea, feeling somewhat peaky at the same time. Arriving at The Horizon Club Lounge on the 20th floor and 21st floor, I took the staircase up to the 21st floor, where there were several beverages and food offerings already on offer.

Looking at the spread of food and beverages offered, I had some crispy breadsticks, fried chicken fingers, chocolate chip cookies and a glass of white wine. My mum then came up with her electronics to join me at my lounge table. Based on my tastes and observations, I could quickly deduce that the food and beverage offerings were also much better than the ones offered inside the Premier Lounge at the Hotel Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. Enjoying some good views of Victoria Harbour, I headed back down to my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor to have a well-earned rest until nightfall.

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong during the late afternoon hours shortly after I had arrived back

Finally arriving back at my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The view of Mody Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district from my Room No. 1944 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the late afternoon

The interior of The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the late afternoon

A glass of white wine and two platters of chocolate chip cookies with fried chicken fingers and breadsticks in the Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The beautiful view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong as dusk begins to fall

A small container ship sailing across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon as seen from The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong as dusk begins to fall

The beautiful view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong as dusk begins to fall shortly before I headed back down to my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor

The interior view of my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong during nightfall

After having a well-earned rest for the rest of the entire late afternoon in my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor, I finally received a phone call from my dad from Room No. 1945 next door at around 7.20 p.m.. He told me that since my mum was feeling exhausted after shopping for candles at Harbour City and that he was craving for some delicious steak, he decided to bring my younger brother and I to Tsim Sha Tsui Centre. My dad then informed my younger brother and I to meet him outside his Room No. 1945. With that, my younger brother and I grabbed our belongings and left our Room No. 1944 at 7.25 p.m..

Upon meeting our dad outside his Room No. 1945, we took the nearby elevator down to the main hotel lobby on the ground level, thus reaching there at 7.30 p.m.. Looking across some souvenir shops located just a level above the main hotel lobby, we finally departed the hotel at 7.35 p.m. for a short walk to Tsim Sha Tsui Centre just near the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong. Entering the mall itself, we walked past some shops and restaurants located on the ground floor. Taking the nearby escalator up to the second floor of the mall, we looked at some restaurants before choosing the one that would be suitable for our preferences.

The view of the main hotel lobby from the souvenir shop level at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at night

The view of the miniature hotel fountain in the main hotel lobby from the souvenir shop level at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at night

Walking across the streets of Mody Road on route to Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at night

Finally approaching Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at night

The logo of Tsim Sha Tsui Centre located above the main entrance to the mall at night

Finally arriving at Outback Steakhouse located on the second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at night

After looking across the various restaurants available in the first two levels of Tsim Sha Tsui Centre carefully, we finally arrived at a western steakhouse restaurant, known as Outback Steakhouse, located on the second floor of the mall at 7.40 p.m.. Entering the restaurant, we requested for a table for the three of us since we were already feeling very hungry for some good western steak dinner. Once we were directed to a nearby empty table by a restaurant waitress, we were provided with the main menus to make our good reviews before placing our main meal orders for the western-style dinner.

Once we were ready to have dinner, a waitress came over to our table to record our main meal orders for the western-style dinner. While my younger brother ordered a high-quality Angus beef burger served with Aussie Fries, I ordered a 12-ounce Angus Ribeye steak served with Aussie Fries to be shared with my dad. With our main meal orders recorded down by the waitress, our orders were delivered to our table at eight o' clock, thus allowing us to enjoy our western-style steak dinner while chatting over the day's events.

Finishing off my Angus Ribeye steak, the clock was finally showing 8.10 p.m.. Given that I was already beginning to feel exhausted, my dad allowed me to head back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong first and promised to settle the bill once he and my younger brother had finished their dinner at Outback Steakhouse. Upon taking the nearby escalator down to the ground level of Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, I exited the mall and walked across the pedestrian paths of Mody Road, with the night walk back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel taking approximately five minutes.

The interior of Outback Steakhouse located on the second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre during dinnertime

The cover page for the main menu at Outback Steakhouse located on the second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre

Reviewing the main menu at Outback Steakhouse located on the second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre

A 12-ounce Angus Ribeye steak served with Aussie Fries for myself to be shared with my dad

A high-quality Angus beef burger served with Aussie Fries for my younger brother

The interior of Outback Steakhouse located on the second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre shortly before I headed back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at night shortly before I headed back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The exterior view of Outback Steakhouse located on the second floor in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at night shortly before I headed back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Walking across the streets of Mody Road on route back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong shortly after departing Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at night

Finally approaching the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at night

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at night shortly after I had arrived back

Finally arriving back at my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at night

After a short and quick evening walk of five minutes along Mody Road from Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, I finally arrived back at the main entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at 8.15 p.m.. Entering the main hotel lobby, I went to the elevator lobby and took the nearby elevator up to the 19th level, eventually arriving back at my Room No. 1944 at 8.20 p.m.. Entering my Room No. 1944, I went to have a nice, hot shower and changed into my pyjamas before settling down for the remainder of the night.

My younger brother then returned to our Room No. 1944 from Tsim Sha Tsui Centre at around 8.45 p.m.. As everyone was safely back in our rooms for the night, I set up my electronic devices to be charged overnight and did some personal stuff on my portable laptop. Since we would be heading to Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung Town Centre, together with a mountain spiritual visit to Ngong Ping the next day, I decided to set my mobile phone alarm to wake me up at 8.45 a.m.. With everyone feeling tired, we finally turned in by 12 midnight for a well-earned good night's rest.

Part 2 ~ Spending The Last Day At Citygate Outlets Cum Victoria Peak

The next morning, which was Tuesday (7 June), I woke up at exactly 8.45 a.m. shortly after my mobile phone alarm blasted off. Leaping out of bed as quietly as possible, I went to have a hot shower and changed into my attire before preparing my necessary belongings for the day. Given that this would be the last day of our vacation in Hong Kong, my parents decided to head to Citygate Outlets for a family lunch gathering and a holy spiritual visit to the rural mountain village of Ngong Ping, where the Giant Tian Tan Buddha was located.

To access Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung, I would be scheduled to catch the Tsuen Wan Line from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central Hong Kong. Upon arrival at Central Hong Kong, I would catch the Airport Express to Hong Kong International Airport, and then change to a Lantau Cab at the airport to reach Citygate Outlets. On the other hand, my family would directly take a cab to Citygate Outlets after leaving the hotel at 12 noon. Since I would be reaching Citygate Outlets first, I decided to have some light dessert while waiting for my family. With everything for the day prepared, I was officially ready to set off at 9.10 a.m..

Since I had planned to catch the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express train bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport from Central Hong Kong, I decided to head upstairs to The Horizon Club lounge located on the 20th and 21st floors to have some fresh breakfast first before leaving the hotel. Leaving my Room No. 1944 quietly, I took the nearest elevator up to the 20th and 21st floors, reaching The Horizon Club lounge at 9.20 a.m.. Securing a good table facing Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island on the 21st floor, a lounge waiter provided me with the à la carte breakfast menu to make my reviews before placing my main meal orders. Once I was ready to eat breakfast, a lounge waiter came by to my table to take down my main breakfast order.

As for the main breakfast course, I ordered some scrambled eggs served with crispy bacon, veal sausage, hash browns and mushrooms, and a pot of Earl Grey Tea. With my Earl Grey Tea brought to my table, I sat back to enjoy it, with my scrambled eggs served with crispy bacon, veal sausage, hash browns and mushrooms brought out afterwards. Taking the first bite of my main course, the scrambled eggs tasted fluffy and soft, with the crispy bacon, veal sausage, hash browns and mushrooms being good sides. It was a delicious and refreshing à la carte breakfast to commence the day.

Finally arriving at the entrance to The Horizon Club lounge located on the 20th and 21st floors at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The interior of The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong during breakfast hours

The beautiful view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong on a clear but somewhat cloudy early morning

Reviewing the à la carte breakfast menu in The Horizon Club lounge on the 21st floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

A pot and cup of Earl Grey Tea for myself to commence the day

My main breakfast course: Scrambled eggs served with crispy bacon, veal sausage, hash browns and mushrooms

After having a filling, refreshing and sumptuous breakfast in The Horizon Club lounge on the 21st floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, the clock was finally showing 9.50 a.m.. Given that I had only an hour left before catching the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express train bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport from Central Hong Kong, I quickly grabbed my belongings and left The Horizon Club lounge before taking the nearest elevator down to the main hotel lobby and heading to the underground passageway leading to Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

Soon enough, I reached the main hotel lobby of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at 9.55 a.m.. Walking across the main hotel lobby, I quickly left the hotel and headed to the underground passageway to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Upon taking the escalator down to the underground passageway, I went to Tsim Sha Tsui Station, where I would catch the Tsuen Wan Line to Central Hong Kong before catching the Airport Express MTR line. The entire walk from the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong to Tsim Sha Tsui Station took just five minutes.

The beautiful view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island from The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong shortly before I departed for Tsim Sha Tsui Station

The interior of The Horizon Club lounge located on the 21st floor at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong shortly before I departed for Tsim Sha Tsui Station

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the morning

The streets of Mody Road near the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the morning

Finally arriving at the entrance to the underground passageway to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Station

The interior of the underground passageway linking to Tsim Sha Tsui Station during the early afternoon rush hour

Walking across the underground passageway linking to Tsim Sha Tsui Station during the early afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at the main entrance to Tsim Sha Tsui Station

After a short and quick early morning walk of not more than approximately five minutes from the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, I finally arrived at the main entrance to Tsim Sha Tsui Station at ten o' clock. Entering the ticketing concourse itself, I headed to the ticketing gates and tapped in before taking the escalators down to the Tsuen Wan Line platforms. As it was still the early morning rush hour on the Tsuen Wan Line at this time, I decided to wait for a Tsuen Wan Line train bound for Central Hong Kong that would be less crowded.

Waiting on the platforms for a few minutes, an 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A165-A132 ultimately arrived at Tsim Sha Tsui Station at 10.04 a.m. on Track No. 2. Once the train doors were opened, I quickly boarded the train via Car No. 2 (C165), and settled down for the early morning commuter rush trip of five minutes to Central Hong Kong. With the clock striking around 10.05 a.m., all the train doors were closed, and the Tsuen Wan Line train ultimately pulled out of Tsim Sha Tsui Station, allowing me to be on my way for a short commuter trip of five minutes to Central Hong Kong.

The main station concourse at Tsim Sha Tsui Station during the early afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at the main Tsuen Wan Line platforms at Tsim Sha Tsui Station

Track No. 2 serving the Tsuen Wan Line trains bound for Central Hong Kong at Tsim Sha Tsui Station during the early afternoon rush hour

An 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A165-A132 finally arriving at Track No. 2 at Tsim Sha Tsui Station

Finally departing Tsim Sha Tsui Station

The LED destination information panel in Car No. 2 (C165) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A165-A132 indicating that the next station would be Admiralty

Making a brief stop at Admiralty Station

The LED destination information panel in Car No. 2 (C165) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A165-A132 indicating that the next station would be the Central terminal station

The interior of Car No. 2 (C165) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A165-A132 between Admiralty and Central Stations

Finally arriving at the Central terminal station

After a short an early morning commuter rush trip of just five minutes from the Tsim Sha Tsui area, I finally arrived at the Central terminal station at 10.10 a.m. on Track No. 2. Checking to see that nothing had been left behind in Car No. 2 (C165), I quickly alighted from the train and took the nearby escalators upwards to the Tsuen Wan Line and Island Line interchange concourse. Upon passing through Track No. 3 serving the Island Line trains bound for Chai Wan, I walked through the underground passageway linking to Hong Kong Station, with the walk between the two stations taking not more than approximately five minutes. 

Arriving safely at the main Tung Chung Line concourse of Hong Kong Station at 10.15 a.m., I promptly went to the Airport Express interchange ticket gates and quickly took the elevator to the Airport Express concourse on the second basement. Soon enough, I was finally in the Airport Express concourse at 10.20 a.m.. Though I had some time left before the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express train bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, I used my Octopus Card to tap through the main ticketing gates in preparation to catch my train.

Tracks No. 1 and 2 serving the Tsuen Wan Line trains at Central Station during the early afternoon rush hour

The Tsuen Wan Line and Island Line interchange concourse at Central Station during the early afternoon rush hour

Track No. 3 serving the Island Line trains bound for Chai Wan during the early afternoon rush hour

The entrance to the paid underground passageway linking between Central Station and Hong Kong Station during the early afternoon rush hour

Walking across the paid underground passageway linking between Central Station and Hong Kong Station during the early afternoon rush hour

The Tung Chung Line concourse of Hong Kong Station during the early afternoon rush hour

The Airport Express interchange ticketing gates in the Tung Chung Line concourse of Hong Kong Station during the early afternoon rush hour

The Airport Express concourse of Hong Kong Station during the early afternoon rush hour

Track No. 1 serving the Airport Express trains bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport at Hong Kong Station during the early afternoon rush hour

An 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E106-K406, operating as the 10.30 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

An 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E111-K411, operating as the 10.40 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station shortly before the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express train bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport arrived at the station

After spending approximately 20 minutes of anticipated waiting on the sole Airport Express station platform, an 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. K407-E107, which would soon operate as the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, finally arrived at Hong Kong Station at 10.43 a.m. on Track No. 1. Once the train doors were opened, I promptly boarded the train via Car No. 1 (E107) and secured Seat No. 5A located at the rear baggage rack for the short routine early afternoon trip of 24 minutes to Hong Kong International Airport.

Once the clock struck precisely 10.50 a.m. sharp, all the train doors were closed, and the Airport Express train finally pulled out of Hong Kong Station for its short and quick routine early afternoon journey of just 28 minutes to the AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition and convention centre via Hong Kong International Airport located on Lantau Island located in the western region of Hong Kong. I was then on my way for a short and quick routine early afternoon journey duration of just 24 minutes to Hong Kong International Airport located on Lantau Island in the west of Hong Kong.

機場快綫 A-Train (K407-E107) 駛入港鐵香港站一號月台

The front view of Car No. 1 (E107) on board the 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E107-K407, operating as the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, during the boarding process on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

The rear view of Car No. 1 (E107) on board the 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E107-K407, operating as the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, during the boarding process on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

Getting ready to board the 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E107-K407, operating as the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

The LED destination information panel in Car No. 1 (E107) on board the 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E107-K407, operating as the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, during the boarding process on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

Awaiting departure from Hong Kong Station

機場快綫 (E107) 行走片段 香港至機場 (HOK TO AIR) (1/2)

Making a brief stop at Tsing Yi Station

機場快綫 (E107) 行走片段 香港至機場 (HOK TO AIR) (2/2)

After a short and quick routine early afternoon trip of 24 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Central Hong Kong, I finally arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at 11.14 a.m. on Tracks No. 1 and 3. Checking to see that I had not left anything behind on board Car No. 1 (E107), I quickly alighted from the train via Track No. 1, and took the nearest elevator down to the ground floor linking between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Reaching the ground floor, I promptly headed to the Lantau Cab stands to access Citygate Outlets.

Soon enough, a light blue Lantau Cab ultimately arrived at the Lantau Cab stands at Hong Kong International Airport at 11.20 a.m.. Boarding the cab, I quickly informed the driver to take me to Citygate Outlets. The Lantau Cab driver then helped to load my baggage in the cab boot at the same time. Once everything was safely loaded into the Lantau Cab, I finally departed Hong Kong International Airport in a few seconds for a short and quick Lantau Cab trip of not more than approximately 10 minutes to Citygate Outlets located in the centre of the nearby Tung Chung Town Centre.

Citygate Outlets (Traditional Chinese: 東薈城; Simplified Chinese: 东荟城) is an outlet mall in the centre of Tung Chung Town Centre near Hong Kong International Airport in Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is notable for being the first and only outlet mall in Hong Kong, and houses the Hotel Novotel Citygate Hong Kong above its complex. The mall was opened for service on 8 April 2000 as simply Citygate, until it received its current name in April 2006 in conjunction with the opening of the Hotel Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. The mall is easily accessible via Tung Chung Station on the Tung Chung Line, which connects to downtown Kowloon and Central Hong Kong.

Track No. 1 serving the Airport Express trains bound for AsiaWorld-Expo at Hong Kong International Airport during the early afternoon rush hour

The 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E107-K407, operating as the 10.50 a.m. Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport from Central Hong Kong, on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong International Airport

The underground pedestrian passageway linking between Terminals 1 and 2 at Hong Kong International Airport

Finally approaching the Lantau Cab stands at Hong Kong International Airport

The Lantau Cab stands at Hong Kong International Airport during the early afternoon rush hour

The light blue Lantau Cab that would soon take me to Citygate Outlets at the Lantau Cab stands at Hong Kong International Airport

Finally departing Hong Kong International Airport

Overlooking the Airport Express MTR line viaduct to AsiaWorld-Expo shortly after departing Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling on the North Lantau Highway on route to Citygate Outlets from Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along the flyover road to Tung Chung Town Centre from Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along Scenic Road leading to Tung Chung Town Centre close to the North Lantau Expressway

Crossing Chek Lap Kok South Road linking to Tung Chung Town Centre from Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling between Shun Tung Road and Tat Tung Road in Tung Chung Town Centre

Overlooking the Hotel Novotel Citygate Hong Kong, where we once stayed at in March 2014, as I approach Citygate Outlets

Finally arriving at the main entrance to Citygate Outlets

After a short and quick early afternoon Lantau Cab trip of just 10 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport, I finally arrived at the main entrance to Citygate Outlets at 11.30 a.m.. Checking to see that there was nothing left behind, I paid up my cab fare and unloaded my baggage from the cab boot. Thanking the driver for his services, I headed into the mall for some shade, given that I was the first to arrive there. While waiting for my family to arrive at Citygate Outlets, I decided to find a nearby cafeteria for some dessert first.

Soon enough, I stumbled upon a Belgian confectionery cafeteria, known as Leonidas, near the entrance to Tung Chung Station at 11.35 a.m.. Securing a table located in the cafeteria itself, I made a good review through the menu located at the order counter before placing my orders. At Leonidas confectionery cafeteria itself, I ordered myself a cup of iced lemon tea and crème brûlée. With my dessert orders delivered to my dining table, I sat back down to enjoy my dessert at Leonidas while waiting for my family to arrive at Citygate Outlets.

The main entrance to Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

The interior of the ground level at Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

The exterior view of Tung Chung Station from one of the main entrances to Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at a Belgian confectionery cafeteria and shop, known as Leonidas, near one of the main entrances at Citygate Outlets

The interior of Leonidas confectionery cafeteria located near one of the main entrances at Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

A small plate of crème brûlée and a cup of iced lemon tea for myself at Leonidas confectionery cafeteria located near one of the main entrances at Citygate Outlets

After having some light afternoon dessert at Leonidas confectionery cafeteria located near one of the main entrances at Citygate Outlets near Tung Chung Station, I finally received a phone call from my dad at 12 noon. He then informed me that since they were already on route to Citygate Outlets via a cab and that they would be arriving in half an hour's time, he informed me to reserve a table at a local Chinese restaurant, known as Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫). This was so that we could have a family lunch gathering before going on a holy and spiritual visit to Ngong Ping.

With that, I grabbed my belongings and departed Leonidas confectionery cafeteria by 12.05 p.m., before taking the escalators up to the second floor, where Federal Palace was located. Soon enough, I ultimately arrived at the main entrance to Federal Palace at 12.10 p.m.. This restaurant was very familiar to my family, since we had eaten here several times during our previous shopping trips to Hong Kong. The restaurant was once known as Eastern Gate Seafood Restaurant (Traditional Chinese: 東薈軒海鮮酒家; Simplified Chinese: 东荟轩海鲜酒家) until early 2011, when it was given its current name.

Heading to the reception counter, I immediately asked for a table for my family for the lunch gathering. Eventually, I was directed to a nearby empty table by a waiter, where I was given the main menus and grand menus, using one of them to make my reviews before placing my main meal orders for lunch. Reviewing the smaller main menu, the waiter came by to record my main meal orders. As my family would be ordering more food upon arrival at the restaurant, I decided to order a roasted baby pigeon for myself first with some white rice.

With my main meal orders recorded down, I was provided with some bottled mineral water to begin with before my main meal order was delivered. Once I had received my main meal orders, I quickly tucked into half of my roasted baby pigeon, thus ensuring that my younger brother could share some once he arrived at the restaurant with my parents. Having some parts of the pigeon, it tasted quite fresh and crispy, which was quite good for my tastes and preferences. Soon enough, my family finally met me at the restaurant at 12.45 p.m..

Once everyone was seated, we had another good look at the menus before selecting the dishes that looked appealing. With the restaurant waiter coming to record down our main orders, we ordered several dishes that looked appealing to us. Some of the main dishes included braised beef ribs in a clay pot, deep-fried tofu cubes, deep-fried milk bites and fresh free-range crispy chicken, including seafood crispy noodles. With our main meal orders delivered to our table, we sat back to have a filling and sumptuous family lunch at Federal Palace.

The exterior of Leonidas confectionery cafeteria located near one of the main entrances at Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

The interior of the ground level at Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour shortly after I headed back into the mall

About to take the escalators up from the first level to the second level at Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

The interior of the second level at Citygate Outlets during the early afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets

The interior of Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets during lunchtime hours

The seafood aquarium housing several live and fresh seafood at Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets

The cover page for the main menu at Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets during lunchtime hours

Reviewing the main menu at Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets during lunchtime hours

The cover page for the larger Grand Menu at Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets

Reviewing the larger Grand Menu at Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets

A platter of roasted baby pigeon to be shared with my younger brother

A platter of deep-fried milk bites to be shared among us

A platter of fresh free-range crispy chicken to be shared among us

A platter of deep-fried tofu cubes to be shared among us

A platter of seafood crispy noodles to be shared among us

A platter of braised beef ribs served in a clay pot to be shared among us

The interior of Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) located on the second floor at Citygate Outlets during lunchtime hours shortly before we departed the restaurant

After having a sumptuous and filling lunch gathering at Federal Palace on the second floor at Citygate Outlets, the clock was finally showing 1.30 p.m.. Given that we were ready to head to the mountain village of Ngong Ping, we paid our lunch bill and left the restaurant with our belongings before taking the escalators down to the ground level of the mall itself. Since the Ngong Ping 360 cable car service would be crowded with lots of passengers, the best method to access Ngong Ping would be to take a Lantau Cab across the mountains.

Reaching the ground floor of the mall by 1.35 p.m., we exited the mall and walked across Tung Chung Station, where we reached the cab stands outside the station building a few minutes later. Hailing a nearby light blue Lantau Cab, we informed the driver to take us to the mountainous and spiritual rural village of Ngong Ping. Once everyone was safely on board, we finally departed Tung Chung Town Centre at 1.40 p.m. for a scenic Lantau Cab trip of just 35 minutes to the spiritual village of Ngong Ping high up in the mountains.

Ngong Ping (Chinese: 昂坪) is a mountainous highland village in the western part of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It hosts the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha, which are amidst the hills measuring 34 metres tall. Together with being places of worship, the village serves as a popular tourist destination, along with its nearby hillsides. The village is accessible via the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, which provides transport links between Tung Chung Town Centre and Ngong Ping, despite being non-operational during adverse weather conditions.

Overlooking the second floor at Citygate Outlets shortly after departing Federal Palace (Traditional Chinese: 聯邦皇宮; Simplified Chinese: 联邦皇宫) as we make our way down to the ground level of the mall

Taking the escalators down to the ground level from the first floor at Citygate Outlets

The main entrance to Tung Chung Station near Citygate Outlets during the mid-afternoon rush hour

The cab stands located on the other side of Tung Chung Station during the mid-afternoon rush hour

The light blue Lantau Cab that would soon take us to the mountainous and spiritual village of Ngong Ping from Tung Chung Town Centre

Finally departing the cab stands located on the other side of Tung Chung Station

Turning to Shun Tung Road in Tung Chung New Town shortly after departing Citygate Outlets

Turning into Yu Tung Road in Tung Chung New Town in the direction leading to Ngong Ping

Travelling along Chung Yan Road before turning to Tung Chung Road in the direction to Ngong Ping

Travelling through the lush green forests of Tung Chung Road on the first stretch of the mountain road

Travelling down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road close to the South China Sea on route to Ngong Ping

The beautiful view of the South China Sea as we make our way down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Ngong Ping

Another beautiful view of the South China Sea as we make our way down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Ngong Ping

Another beautiful view of the South China Sea with Cha Kwo Chau Island in the background as we make our way down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Ngong Ping

Overlooking Cha Kwo Chau Island located on the South China Sea as we make our way down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Ngong Ping

Overlooking Cha Kwo Chau Island located on the South China Sea again as we approach the bottom point the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Ngong Ping

Bypassing some hillside housing areas close to the South China Sea on Tung Chung Road while en route to Ngong Ping

Bypassing a bus stop located close to some private housing areas along South Lantau Road on route to Ngong Ping

Bypassing a road junction located close to some private housing areas along South Lantau Road on route to Ngong Ping

The beautiful view of the South China Sea located near Upper Cheung Sha Beach along South Lantau Road on route to Ngong Ping

Bypassing some restaurants and housing areas near Upper Cheung Sha Beach along South Lantau Road on route to Ngong Ping

Travelling through the lush green forests of South Lantau Road on route to Ngong Ping

Travelling through South Lantau Road close to Shek Pik Reservoir on route to Ngong Ping

Overlooking Shek Pik Prison while cross the dam close to the Shek Pik Reservoir on South Lantau Road

Crossing the road dam close to the Shek Pik Reservoir on South Lantau Road on route to Ngong Ping

Travelling through the lush green forests of Keung Shan Road on route to Ngong Ping

Travelling along the mountain roads of Sham Wat Road on route to Ngong Ping

Travelling through the roads of Ngong Ping Road while approaching close to the Po Lin Monastery

Bypassing the pedestrian pathway entrance to the Po Lin Monastery and the Giant Tian Tan Buddha

Finally arriving at the main entrance courtyard to the Po Lin Monastery

After a short and routine scenic afternoon cab ride of 35 minutes across the mountains from Tung Chung Town Centre, we finally arrived outside the main entrance courtyard of the Po Lin Monastery at 2.15 p.m.. Being sure to check that there was nothing left behind on board, we quickly paid up our cab fare and alighted from the cab to explore around the monastery. The cab driver also offered to wait for us in the monastery area in Ngong Ping and transport us back to Tung Chung Town Centre once we were done with our explorations at the Po Lin Monastery.

Walking across the main entrance courtyard, we headed into the monastery's main temple, where we went to pay our respects to the various Buddhist scriptures and spiritual beings in it. Upon paying our respects and making our wishes in the temple, we headed to a nearby light refreshment store in the temple compound for some light beverages before purchasing some incense paper and various spiritual offerings from the souvenir shop in the entrance courtyard. Upon purchasing our incense paper and spiritual offerings, we headed to the incense burning areas to make additional wishes to ensure that our well-being and those around us would be good and stable.

The Po Lin Monastery (Traditional Chinese: 寶蓮禪寺; Simplified Chinese: 宝莲禅寺) is a large Buddhist monastery located in the mountainous village of Ngong Ping near the Giant Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Originally founded in 1906, the monastery was established by three Buddhist monks from Jiangsu Province located in Mainland China as Tai Mao Pung (Chinese: 大茅蓬), or The Big Hut, until it received its current name in 1924. The main temple has three bronze statues of Gautama Buddha representing his life stories, with many Buddhism scriptures across the monastery.

The overall view of the main entrance courtyard to the Po Lin Monastery on a bright and clear afternoon shortly after we had arrived

The exterior view of the Po Lin Monastery on a bright and clear afternoon

The view of the inner courtyard of the Po Lin Monastery on a bright and clear afternoon

Stopping at a local souvenir shop to purchase some incense paper and spiritual offerings located at the main entrance courtyard to the Po Lin Monastery on a bright and clear afternoon

The overall view of the main entrance courtyard to the Po Lin Monastery on a bright and clear afternoon shortly before we went to make our spiritual respects and wishes

After spending approximately 35 minutes of worshipping, contemplation and offerings at the Po Lin Monastery, the clock was finally showing 2.50 p.m.. Given that we were beginning to feel rather tired from the surrounding heat at Ngong Ping, we decided to head back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong for a well-earned afternoon rest. While my family planned to change cabs at Citygate Outlets, I decided to stay on board the Lantau Cab to Hong Kong International Airport to catch the Airport Express to Central Hong Kong. I would then change to the Tsuen Wan Line to get back to Tsim Sha Tsui at Central Hong Kong.

With that, we headed back to the same light blue Lantau Cab that took us to Ngong Ping earlier, where the cab driver met us after having some private time around the monastery. Boarding the cab itself, I quickly informed him that I was to be continuing on to Hong Kong International Airport, promising to pay the fare once I had reached the airport safely. Soon enough, once everyone was safely on board, we departed the Po Lin Monastery at 2.55 p.m.. On the way, the driver would make a stop at Citygate Outlets to drop my family off before continuing to take me to Hong Kong International Airport, leading to the entire trip taking approximately 45 minutes.

The same light blue Lantau Cab that would soon take us to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Finally departing the Po Lin Monastery in Ngong Ping

Bypassing the pedestrian pathway entrance to the Po Lin Monastery and the Giant Tian Tan Buddha again

Finally departing the mountainous and spiritual village of Ngong Ping

Travelling down the mountainous roads of Ngong Ping Road shortly after departing Ngong Ping

Travelling through the lush green forests of Ngong Ping Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling through the hillside roads between Ngong Ping Road and Keung Shan Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling through the lush green forests of Keung Shan Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along the mountain roads of Sham Wat Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Overlooking the Shek Pik Reservoir on South Lantau Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Crossing the road dam close to the Shek Pik Reservoir on South Lantau Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling through the lush green forests of South Lantau Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Bypassing some rest areas and bus stops near Upper Cheung Sha Beach along South Lantau Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

The beautiful view of the South China Sea located near Upper Cheung Sha Beach along South Lantau Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling across the coastline of South Lantau Road located near Upper Cheung Sha Beach on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling across South Lantau Road by some lush green forests located near Upper Cheung Sha Beach on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Bypassing a bus stop located between South Lantau Road and Tung Chung Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Climbing up the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Tung Chung Town Centre shortly after leaving South Lantau Road

The beautiful view of the South China Sea as we climb up the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Climbing up the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Tung Chung Town Centre close to the South China Sea

Overlooking the South China Sea again as we climb up the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Climbing up the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road on route to Tung Chung Town Centre by some mountainous green forests

Travelling down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road with Hong Kong International Airport coming into view

Travelling down the hilly mountain roads of Tung Chung Road by some lush green forest closer to Tung Chung Town Centre

Travelling across the roads of Tung Chung Road with Tung Chung Town Centre coming into view

Travelling along Tung Chung Road close to Chung Yan Road in the direction to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along Shun Tung Road in Tung Chung Town Centre by some housing areas on route to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along Shun Tung Road before turning to Tat Tung Road in the direction to Citygate Outlets and Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along Tat Tung Road in Tung Chung Town Centre while approaching Citygate Outlets

Making a brief stop at Citygate Outlets

Finally departing Citygate Outlets for Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling along Tat Tung Road in Tung Chung Town Centre shortly after departing Citygate Outlets

Travelling along Shun Tung Road in Tung Chung New Town in the direction leading to Hong Kong International Airport

Crossing Chek Lap Kok South Road linking from Tung Chung Town Centre to Hong Kong International Airport

About to bypass Cathay City along Scenic Road on route to Hong Kong International Airport

Travelling close to the North Lantau Expressway on approach to Hong Kong International Airport

Finally arriving at the departures and drop-off point at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1

After a mid-afternoon Lantau Cab ride of 45 minutes from the mountainous and holy village of Ngong Ping via Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung Town Centre, I finally arrived outside the departures and drop-off point just outside Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 at 3.40 p.m.. Checking to see that I had not left anything behind on board, I quickly paid the cab fare while the driver got out to help me unload my baggage from the cab boot. Thanking him for his kind and warm services, I crossed the level crossing and headed into the departures and check-in hall of Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 on the seventh floor.

Heading to the elevator lobby, I took the elevator down to the arrivals and meeting hall on the fifth floor and walked across the passageway leading to the eastbound Airport Express platform (Track No. 2), thus reaching there by 3.45 p.m.. At the eastbound Airport Express platform, I decided to catch the 4.08 p.m. (16 08) Airport Express train bound for Central Hong Kong, given that the next two Airport Express trains bound for Central Hong Kong would be too early to catch. While waiting for the 4.08 p.m. (16 08) Airport Express train bound for Central Hong Kong to arrive, I sorted out my belongings on the platform.

The departures and drop-off point located outside Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 during the late afternoon rush hour

Overlooking the arrivals and meeting hall on the fifth floor from the overhead bridge leading to the departures and check-in hall on the seventh floor of Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 during the late afternoon rush hour

The departures and check-in hall on the seventh floor of Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 during the late afternoon rush hour

The arrivals and meeting hall on the fifth floor of Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 during the late afternoon rush hour

Walking towards the automated passageway leading to the eastbound Airport Express platform (Track No. 2) at Hong Kong International Airport during the late afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at Track No. 2 at Hong Kong International Airport during the late afternoon rush hour

An 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. K406-E106, operating as the 3.48 p.m. (15 48) Airport Express service bound for Central Hong Kong, on Track No. 2 at Hong Kong International Airport

An 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. K411-E111, operating as the 3.58 p.m. (15 58) Airport Express service bound for Central Hong Kong, on Track No. 2 at Hong Kong International Airport

Track No. 2 at Hong Kong International Airport shortly before the 4.08 p.m. (16 08) Airport Express train bound for Central Hong Kong arrived at the station

After spending almost 20 minutes of anticipated waiting on the eastbound Airport Express side platform, an 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. K407-E107, operating as the 4.08 p.m. (16 08) Airport Express service bound for Central Hong Kong, ultimately arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at 4.05 p.m. (16 05) on Track No. 2. Once the train doors were opened, I boarded the train via Car No. 2 (F107), and secured Seat No. 6A located near the front baggage rack for the mid-afternoon return trip of 25 minutes to Central Hong Kong.

Once the clock struck exactly 4.08 p.m. (16 08) sharp, all the train doors were closed, and the Airport Express train finally pulled out of Hong Kong International Airport for its routine early afternoon trip duration of just 29 minutes from AsiaWorld-Expo to Central Hong Kong located in the core and heart of the Central and Western District of Hong Kong Island. I was then on my for a short late afternoon return trip of 25 minutes back to the busy hustle and bustle of Central Hong Kong located in the heart of the Central and Western District of Hong Kong Island.

機場快綫 A-Train (K407-E107) 駛入港鐵機場站二號月台

The LED destination information panel in Car No. 2 (F107) on board the 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. K407-E107, now operating as the 4.08 p.m. (16 08) Airport Express service bound for Central Hong Kong, during the boarding process on Track No. 2 at Hong Kong International Airport

Awaiting departure from Hong Kong International Airport

機場快綫 (F107) 行走片段 機場至香港 (AIR TO HOK) (1/2)

Making a brief stop at Tsing Yi Station

機場快綫 (F107) 行走片段 機場至香港 (AIR TO HOK) (2/2)

After a short and quick routine afternoon return trip of 25 minutes from the AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition and convention centre via Hong Kong International Airport on Lantau Island, I ultimately arrived back at the Hong Kong terminal station at 4.33 p.m. (16 33) on Track No. 1. Checking to see that nothing had been left behind on board Car No. 2 (F107), I quickly alighted from the train and exited through the main Airport Express ticketing gates, before heading to the elevator linking to Central Station and the Tung Chung Line concourse.

Since I was beginning to feel tired after completing my Airport Express MTR rounds for the day, I decided to head back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong for a well-earned late afternoon rest. With that, I took the elevator down to the Tung Chung Line concourse, arriving there by 4.40 p.m.. I then walked across the paid underground passageway linking between Hong Kong Station and Central Station in preparation to catch the Tsuen Wan Line back to the Tsim Sha Tsui district, arriving at the Tsuen Wan Line concourse at 4.45 p.m..

Upon arriving at the Tsuen Wan Line platforms, an 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A116-A119 finally arrived at Central Station at 4.46 p.m. (16 46) on Track No. 2. Once the train doors were opened, I boarded the train via Car No. 2 (C119), and settled down for the short and quick late afternoon commuter trip of five minutes back to the Tsim Sha Tsui district. Soon enough, at around 4.49 p.m. (16 49), all the train doors were closed, and the Tsuen Wan Line train finally pulled out of Central Station, allowing me to be on my way for a short and quick late afternoon trip of five minutes back to the Tsim Sha Tsui district.

Track No. 1 serving the Airport Express trains bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport during the late afternoon rush hour

The 8-car Adtranz-CAF A-Stock EMU Set No. E107-K407, now operating as the 4.40 p.m. (16 40) Airport Express service bound for AsiaWorld-Expo via Hong Kong International Airport, on Track No. 1 at Hong Kong Station

The Airport Express concourse of Hong Kong Station during the late afternoon rush hour

The Airport Express interchange ticketing gates in the Tung Chung Line concourse of Hong Kong Station during the late afternoon rush hour

The Tung Chung Line concourse of Hong Kong Station during the late afternoon rush hour

Walking across the paid underground passageway linking between Hong Kong Station and Central Station during the late afternoon rush hour

Finally approaching the dark main concourse Central Station owing to a power outage during the late afternoon rush hour

Track No. 3 serving the Island Line trains bound for Chai Wan during the late afternoon rush hour

The Tsuen Wan Line and Island Line interchange concourse at Central Station during the late afternoon rush hour

Finally arriving at Tsuen Wan Line platforms at Central Station during the late afternoon rush hour

An 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A116-A119 finally arriving at Track No. 1 at Central Station

The interior of Car No. 2 (C119) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A116-A119 during the boarding process on Track No. 1 at Central Station

Finally departing Central Station

The MTR metro system map in Car No. 2 (C119) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A116-A119 between Central and Admiralty Stations

Making a brief stop at Admiralty Station

The interior of Car No. 2 (C119) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A116-A119 between Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsui Stations

The LED destination information panel in Car No. 2 (C119) on board the 8-car Metro Cammell M-Stock EMU Set No. A116-A119 indicating the the next station would be Tsim Sha Tsui

Finally arriving back at Tsim Sha Tsui Station

After a short and quick late afternoon return trip of not more than just four minutes from the busy and lively hustle and bustle of Central Hong Kong, I ultimately arrived back at Tsim Sha Tsui Station at 4.54 p.m. (16 54) on Track No. 1. Checking to see that there was absolutely nothing left behind on board, I promptly alighted from the train and took the escalator up to the main station concourse. Tapping my Octopus Card through the ticketing gates, I exited the Tsuen Wan Line concourse and walked across the unpaid underground passageway to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station in the direction to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong.

Soon enough, I finally arrived back at the main entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at 5.05 p.m.. Entering the main hotel lobby, I quickly went over to the main elevator lobby and took the nearest elevator back up to the 19th floor, arriving back at my Room No. 1944 at 5.05 p.m.. Once I was back in my Room No. 1944, I found my younger brother already resting. Settling back for a well-earned afternoon rest, my dad called from next door to inform me that there was to be a family dinner at Cafe Deco at The Peak Galleria located at Victoria Peak, with a reservation made for eight o' clock later that night.

Tracks No. 1 and 2 serving the Tsuen Wan Line trains at Tsim Sha Tsui Station during the late afternoon rush hour

The main station concourse at Tsim Sha Tsui Station during the late afternoon rush hour

Walking across the underground passageway linking between Tsim Sha Tsui Station and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station via Mody Road in the late afternoon

Walking across the underground passageway linking to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station via Mody Road in the late afternoon

The entrance to the underground passageway to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station and Tsim Sha Tsui Station in the late afternoon

Finally arriving back at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the late afternoon

The interior view of my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the late afternoon

The view of Mody Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district from my Room No. 1944 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong in the late afternoon

After spending the entire late afternoon having a well-earned rest in our hotel rooms at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, the clock was ultimately showing 6.30 p.m.. Given that our dinner reservation at Cafe Deco at The Peak Galleria would be at eight o' clock, I was informed by my dad from Room No. 1945 to prepare ourselves to head to Victoria Peak. With that moment, my younger brother and I prepared our required belongings and took the elevator down to the hotel lobby, eventually reaching there by 6.55 p.m..

In the main hotel lobby itself, we headed out to the main entrance, where we informed the hotel butler that we wanted to go to Victoria Peak. With that, the hotel butler hailed down the nearest red urban cab, and once the door was opened, we quickly informed the driver that we had a family dinner reservation at Cafe Deco at The Peak Galleria located at Victoria Peak. Soon enough, once everyone was safely on board the cab, we finally departed the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at seven o' clock for an early evening cab ride of 45 minutes to Victoria Peak located on Hong Kong Island.

Victoria Peak (Chinese: 太平山), more commonly and popularly known as The Peak, is a large mountain located in the western part of Hong Kong Island. With an elevation of 552 metres (1,811 feet), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, though Tai Mo Shan is the highest pont in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at 957 metres. With approximately seven million visitors visiting Victoria Peak annually, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong since it offers a panoramic view of downtown Hong Kong, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. The Peak is accessible via the Peak Tram (Traditional Chinese: 山頂纜車; Simplified Chinese: 山顶缆车), and has two main shopping malls, The Peak Galleria and The Peak Tower, to cater to the shopping needs of visitors.

The Peak Galleria (Traditional Chinese: 山頂廣場; Simplified Chinese: 山顶广场) is a major leisure shopping complex and tourist attraction located at Victoria Gap near the summit of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. Opened on 5 February 1993 and owned by Hang Lung Properties, it is one of the two major shopping centres serving Victoria Peak, and is located directly across The Peak Tower. Housing several restaurants, a museum and souvenir shop, known as Hong Kong Trams Station, the mall has a free-entry observation deck on the third floor, which provides visitors a good view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour, especially at night.

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at dusk

The red urban cab that would soon take us to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak from the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Finally departing the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

Travelling across Chatham Road South shortly after departing the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

About to turn into Salisbury Road from Chatham Road South on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across Salisbury Road close to the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling past the Hong Kong Space Museum along Salisbury Road on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

About to turn into Kowloon Park Drive from Salisbury Road on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across the flyover bridge on Kowloon Park Drive shortly after turning out of Salisbury Road on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across the flyover bridge on Kowloon Park Drive near Harbour City on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling close to Austin Station on Austin Road on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The beautiful view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island at dusk as seen from Austin Road on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling past some tall housing apartments on Austin Road on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

About to turn to the flyover road at Austin Road leading to the Western Harbour Crossing on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across the expressway leading to the Western Harbour Crossing on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Approaching the toll gate leading to the Western Harbour Crossing linking to Hong Kong Island on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling further down into the Western Harbour Crossing linking to Hong Kong Island on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Crossing the Western Harbour Crossing linking to Hong Kong Island on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Exiting the Western Harbour Crossing on the Hong Kong Island side on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The beautiful view of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon at dusk as seen from Hong Kong Island on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling past some housing and office infrastructure on Connaught Road Central in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across the flyover bridge on Connaught Road Central in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Crossing the flyover bridge on Connaught Road Central onto Man Po Street in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The view of the Bank of China Tower close to Man Po Street in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Turning at a road junction on Man Po Street in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across the main roads of Man Po Street in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The view of the Bank of China Tower from the main streets of Man Po Street in the Central and Western District on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling across Man Po Street to Cotton Tree Drive on route to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The view of base of the Bank of China Tower while crossing the flyover road on Cotton Tree Drive linking to the base of Victoria Peak

About to climb the steep and hilly roads leading up to Victoria Peak

Bypassing some housing apartments in Hong Kong Island while climbing the steep and hilly roads leading up to Victoria Peak

Travelling across the hilly and windy roads while climbing the steep and hilly roads leading up to Victoria Peak

Travelling across the hilly roads midway leading up to Victoria Peak

Travelling across the hilly roads close to the summit of Victoria Peak

Travelling along the roads close to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Finally approaching The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

After a routine early evening cab trip of 45 minutes from the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong, we finally arrived at the cab stands below The Peak Galleria at 7.45 p.m.. Checking to see that we had not left anything behind on board, we paid our cab fare and alighted with everything safely in our hands before taking the escalator up to the first level of the mall. As our dinner reservation at Cafe Deco would be in 15 minutes' time, I decided to follow my dad and younger brother directly to Cafe Deco located on the first and second floors, while my mum went to look at some shops around.

Soon enough, we finally arrived at the second floor entrance to Cafe Deco at 7.50 p.m.. Entering the restaurant itself, a waitress identified our dinner reservation, and directed us to a window table facing Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. Settling down at our table, we had a good look through the main menus to see what was on offer to eat, with my mum joining us at the restaurant approximately 15 minutes later. On the table paper, there was a notice saying that the restaurant branch would be re-locating to The ONE shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui in September after closing its current branch at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in July.

Once we were ready to eat, a waiter came by to take down our main meal orders for dinner. We ordered several dishes that would be suited for our personal tastes and preferences, such as California roll sushi, assorted oysters and clams, fish & chips, cheeseburgers, rib-eye steak cooked medium and Lobster Thermidor. With all our orders recorded, we sat back to enjoy the beautiful night views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour at Cafe Deco at The Peak Galleria for the final time before it would move. With our main meal orders delivered to our table, we tucked in to enjoy our dinner. Though my rib-eye steak was somewhat tough to eat halfway with the service being slightly slow due to little patrons, my mum's Lobster Thermidor was the highlight of the meal.

The cab and bus stands located on the basement level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak during the early evening rush hour

The interior of the first level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

Finally arriving at the entrance to Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The interior of the second floor atrium at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak during dinnertime hours

The interior of the second floor dining area of Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak during dinnertime hours

The cover page for the main menu at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Reviewing the main menu at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The cover page for the wine cellar at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Reviewing the wine cellar at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Overlooking The Peak Station serving the Peak Tram at The Peak Tower from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Overlooking The Peak Tower from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The first overall night view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The overall beautiful night view of Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The night view of Hong Kong Island from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The second overall night view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Overlooking the Bank of China Tower on Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A small platter of California sushi rolls to be shared among my parents at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A platter of assorted oysters and clams to be shared among us at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A platter of fish & chips for my dad at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A platter of cheeseburger and fries for my younger brother at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A platter of rib-eye steak for myself at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A platter of mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms to be shared among us at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

A platter of Lobster Thermidor for my mum to be shared among us at Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

An overall night view of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Overlooking the International Commerce Centre in Kowloon with streaming lights from Cafe Deco on the second floor of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Overlooking the Bank of China Tower again on Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

One final overall night view of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour from Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

After having a sumptuous and filling family dinner at Cafe Deco at The Peak Galleria, the clock was finally showing 9.10 p.m.. Since we were already done eating, we paid up our dinner bill and departed the restaurant to see a bit more of The Peak Galleria before we headed back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong. Feeling hungry for dessert, I decided to look for a dessert cafeteria for some ice cream first. With my parents agreeing to meet up once I was done, we went our separate ways around The Peak Galleria for some explorations and searches for a dessert cafeteria.

Without wasting anymore time, I quickly took the nearest escalator down to the ground floor and headed outside to the mall entrance courtyard located near The Peak Tower. Soon enough, I finally arrived at an international brand ice cream parlour, known as Häagen-Dazs, at 9.15 p.m.. Entering the ice cream parlour itself, I promptly requested for two scoops of Chocolate Chocolate Chip-flavoured ice cream. Upon paying up for my ice cream, I went to secure an open-air table to enjoy my dessert before meeting up with my family to head back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong.

The interior of the second floor dining area of Cafe Deco on the second floor at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak shortly before we departed the restaurant

The interior of the second level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

Bypassing some closed clothing retail shops located on the first level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

Taking the escalators from the first level to the ground level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

The interior of the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour located outside the ground level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

The entrance to the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour located outside the ground level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

Two scoops of Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream in a cup at the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour located outside the ground level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak in the evening

Overlooking The Peak Tower from the ground floor courtyard at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak at night

Overlooking Cafe Deco from the ground floor courtyard at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak at night

The main entrance to the ground floor of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak at night

The overall view of the ground floor courtyard at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak at night

One final look The Peak Tower from the ground floor courtyard at The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak at night

After having some small dessert at the Häagen-Dazs ice cream parlour located outside the ground level of The Peak Galleria, the clock was finally showing 9.25 p.m.. Since I was beginning to feel rather tired, I quickly went into the mall and took the escalators back up to the first level, where I met up with my family to head back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong. Walking across the first level of the mall, we changed to an additional set of escalators down to the mall's underground bus and cab stands, thereby reaching there at 9.30 p.m., with a relatively long crowd waiting to hail a cab.

Soon enough, a red urban cab finally showed up before us at the basement cab stands at 9.40 p.m.. Boarding the cab, we promptly informed the cab driver to take us back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong via the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The queue locate at the underground cab stands was already getting longer by the time we had already got into the cab. Once everyone was safely on board, we finally departed The Peak Galleria in just a few seconds for a late night cab trip of half an hour back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong via the Cross-Harbour Tunnel.

The interior of the ground level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak at night

The interior of the first level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak late at night

Taking the escalators from the first level to the underground cab and bus stands of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

The cab and bus stands located on the basement level of The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak during the late night rush hour

The red urban cab that would soon take us back to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong from The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Finally departing The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak

Travelling along the roads close to The Peak Galleria at Victoria Peak shortly after departing the mall

Travelling across the hilly roads close to the summit of Victoria Peak downwards to Hong Kong Island at the base

Overlooking the skyline of Hong Kong Island while travelling across the hilly roads close to the summit of Victoria Peak downwards to Hong Kong Island at the base

Travelling across the hilly roads midway leading down to the base of Victoria Peak

Travelling across the hilly and windy roads while climbing the steep and hilly roads leading down to the base of Victoria Peak

Bypassing some housing apartments in Hong Kong Island while climbing the steep and hilly roads leading down to the base of Victoria Peak

Travelling along Cotton Tree Drive near the base of Victoria Peak late at night

Travelling across the flyover bridge on Connaught Road Central in the Central and Western District in the direction leading to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel

Crossing the flyover bridge on Connaught Road Central in the direction leading to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel

About to cross the congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel in the direction leading to Kowloon on the Hong Kong Island side during the late night rush hour

Approaching the toll gates near the Cross-Harbour Tunnel shortly after emerging out on the Kowloon side

Travelling across the flyover side road shortly after leaving the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in the direction to Hong Chong Road late at night

Bypassing Hung Hom Station shortly after passing through the toll gates near the Cross-Harbour Tunnel

Travelling across Hong Chong Road in the direction leading to Mody Road late at night

Travelling across Mody Road close to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong late at night

Finally arriving back at the main entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong

The interior of the main hotel lobby at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong during the late night hours shortly after we had arrived back

Finally arriving back at my Room No. 1944 on the 19th floor of the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at night

After a short late evening return cab trip of half an hour from The Peak Galleria located at the top of Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, we finally arrived back at the entrance to the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel Hong Kong at 10.10 p.m.. Checking to see that there was nothing left behind on board, we paid up our cab fare thanked the cab driver for his services before heading into the main hotel lobby, where we changed to the nearby elevator at the elevator lobby back up to our Rooms No. 1944 and 1945 located on the 19th floor.

Reaching our Rooms No. 1944 and 1945 safely at 10.15 p.m., we went to have a nice, hot shower and changed up into our pyjamas before having the remainder of the night to our own electronics for our personal entertainment. Given that we would be heading back home to Singapore the next afternoon, we packed some parts of our baggage to ensure that we did not have to spend the morning packing our baggage before doing anything else. Soon enough, with half of our baggage already packed, we finally turned in by 12 midnight for a well-earned good night's rest.

This officially brings the third sub-section of my mid-summer 21st birthday vacation to Hong Kong in June 2016 to a formal conclusion. The fourth and final segment of the trip report will be posted publicly once I have selected the highest quality photographs and videos for it. As this would require a certain amount of time and effort to ensure that the posted photographs and videos are attractive for the final segment of the trip report, please do be patient while enjoying the existing three segments.

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