Night Skyline & Peninsula Hotel
Trip Start Dec 28, 2011
10Trip End Dec 31, 2011
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I was now tired after my early morning flight so wanted to head back to the hostel to get some sleep. I took a bus back from Aberdeen to Central where the ferry terminals are for $5.80 HKD ($.70 cents). I got off a stop early as there was a nice waterside park overlooking kowloon on the opposite north sides of the straits.
Then I had to walk back towards the ferry terminal a stop ahead. The kowloon ferry is the last of seven piers so a bit of a walk. On one of the piers they had a mongolian tent bazaar area set up. This was nice having visited inner mongolia province this august so nice to reminisce. They were selling both mens and womens clothing, jewellery, and house crafts.
From here there were also good close up views of the towers on the hong kong island side. I could see the giant tower that had the numbers 2-0-1-2 lit up. Then I took the ferry back across to kowloon.
As it was now sunset many of the lights were on in the buildings. Some of they had special christmas light displays. It was hard to take pictures from the moving ferry so I walked across the kowloon harbour side to take still pics.
Then I wanted to head home so went into the underpass to cross the road. Before the underpass entrance I saw the peninsula hotel all lit up with christmas lights. On the other side of the underpass I decided to check out the inside.
It was a very elaborate grand imperial interior with a giant christmas tree, dining area, and a band playing. Up the staircase were hallways with expensive jewellery and luxury goods. Some of the jewels and diamonds were really impressive but they would not allow any photos of the showcases.
Starting with the beaches and luxury homes in the afternoon, Jumbo Restaurant, and the exquisite items for sale in the hotel I was seeing a lot of the wealthy side of Hong Kong. What must mainland china people think when the see all these extravagant displays?
I then went back to the hostel in Chunk King Mansion at the foot of Nathan Road. Many of the pakistani merchants were still open, playing bollywood tunes and selling curries, mithai (sweets), samosas, spices, and dvds. I got a 1/2 pound box of mixed mithai for $20 HKD ($2.50) and headed up to my room to rest for macau the next day.