Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Posh Lan Kwai Fong

This was our real first nite out in Hong Kong! We were ready to go out to liu the town & party!!!

Actually, never take what I say too seriously lah. You have to know that we are 3 thirty-somethings after a heavy meal. A far as partying goes, we are considered uncle & auntie already.
We were just 3 overfed tourists who needed a walk to digest very badly.

In Malaysia, the poshest place around for teek to kias has got to be at Bangsar. In Hong Kong, it's at a place called Lan Kwai Fong.

The place is located on a few hilly streets with branded shops, cool pubs, bars, clubs & restaurants. In fact, this place is so cool that it even has it's own website.

Lan Kwai Fong street is basically L-shaped, but the pubs, shop & restaurants have expanded out to D'Aguilar, Wyndham & Wellington Streets, Wo On & Wing Wah Lanes.

This place used to be called Mui Yan Hong (Matchmaker Lane). No, I'm not talking about the matchstick kind. It's the other kind of matchmaker, and they all lived here.

If you were still young & single back then, you'd make a trip here & maybe go home with a wife.

Then in the 80s, a Canadian German guy called Allan Zeman (The Father of Lan Kwai Fong - WAISAY!) came along & bought up some buildings & turned them into restaurants. And that's how it all started.

And like Bangsar, the place turned into an angmo hangout.

I read that there's a gay club called Disco Disco somewhere along D'Aguilar. We're just thankful that we didn't bump into it.
But instead, we bumped into this.

Yes, the place has its own beer! Launched in 2005 by the father himself, Allan Zeman.

And more bumps further down the road - Every woman's deepest desire.

Every man's nightmare.


Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

hey, since when did HK's LV building look like Tokyo's??didn't nee make your mightmare come true??

WoMbOk™♂ said...

They say if you blind fold a woman, she will still be able to make her way to the nearest LV boutique :P hahahaha

cili_padi said...

Scarily enough, I have a LV column in my yearly household expense budget.

NEE said...

A terri: much better if he lives in the constant nightmare. reminder to work hard all the time so my dreams can come true.

Wombok: heay some statistic says some 90% wants to own an LV and rest wants two.

Cili padi: gosh that is a classic. you buy lv every year? die hard fan!

Brede said...

wombok...the accuracy and speed of the blindfolded woman in finding the LV store increases proportionately with the credit limit on the supplementary platinum credit card from the other half...

Greg Wee said...

I knew it. I somehow knew that there was going to be repercussions from writing this blog. I should have skipped the LV part!

Welcome back Brede. Too bad you & Wombok missed the dinner at our place last nite!

NEE said...

hi Brede. sorry did not manage to reply your message. my phone konk out a little. anyway, we miss you both at dinner. Happy chinese new year.

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