Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Journey to the Centre of Hong Kong

On our 4th day in Hong Kong, we took a walk from Wan Chai (where we were staying) all the way to Central (Chung Wan). To get an idea of how far that was, see the map below.

Now, normally you'd be able to take the MRT all the way there, but when you do that, all you'd get to see are the MRT underground tunnels.

But secretly, the real reason for walking was mostly because we ate too much dim sum for breakfast & we needed to burn them off.

Central, being the central business district of Hong Kong, is the centre of everything.

For Nee, this is the centre of her world. This building has been featured on countless TVB series, usually with the expensive Office Ladies & career women walking around in their designer clothes, shoes & handbags. For Nee, she just needed to have a piece of the action. Kinda like being able to dip soya sauce (oon tao eew) also syok.

Everything important that you can find in Hong Kong is here, like multinational finance companies & their headquarters.

This is the great HSBC building.

More buildings.

And some more.

Then there's the golden building.

You must have noticed by now that my captions are getting very generic & useless.

That's simply because I don't have a single clue what these buildings are.

And of course, the world famous I.M. Pei design.

Central is also a place where you can find consulates general.

Also government headquarters & the administrative centre of Great China.

Also expensive shops which sell expensive cars.

Nee is feeling very expensive.

She looks like she's smiling, but then again, she looks like she's crying at the same time. In the end, the walk was killing our backs & feet. I grew big calf muscles that day.


Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

hey greg u take better bldg pics than food pics.

Greg Wee said...

Uhhh, is that a compliment? ;P

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...


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