Sunday, March 09, 2014

Hong Kong 2013 Day 3: Street Shopping and Flower Market

Day 3: 1 November 2013 (Fri)

Our 3rd day was supposed to be a relaxing day. We were not planning any places to visit as we wanted to save the kids energy for Disneyland for the last 2 days.

So after the dim sum, we went on separate ways. Me and my mum continued to walk around the streets in Mongkok. As I was saying about the covered walkway, here's more information about it. 2 maps here, sorry, I'm a map person cos I have no sense of directions without a map. Haha!

See the green covered walkway in the map? Our hotel is just beside Grand Century Place which is a shopping mall and also linked to the MongKok East MTR Station. From our hotel entrance, we need to turn left, walk through the shopping mall to the covered walkway. The walkway links all the way to Mongkok MTR. In betweeen, there are several exits. So we can easily access to all the famous streets like Fa Yuen Street and Tong Choi Street for eating and shopping. It is quite a good location, except for its distance to the main MTR line, about 800m away. Maybe a bit tiring for kids or elderly if they walk too much.

We got out of one of the exits along the walkway and spotted a local market (I hope I got the exit in the map correct). Mum bought some dried food products here.

We found a quite famous local pastries shops along Fa Yuen Street.

From the HappyCow website, Ones Vegetarian (I think it has now either changed or renamed to Greenfeel Vegetarian) is just somewhere near we stayed. Mum settled her meals quite often here.

Greenfeel Vegetarian
145 G/F, Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok (nearest MTR: Mong Kok, Exit B3)

This fried bee hoon tasted so delicious!

Her dinner

We went back to our room for a short break in the afternoon. Part of the stuffs we bought in supermarket and along the streets to snack in the hotel room.

Around evening time, we were out again. My nieces found an outdoor playground at the 5th floor of Grand Century Place. It is just outside the food court. Too bad I didn't explore this shopping mall. While they were having fun, me and mum visited the Flower Market. From our hotel entrance, turn right and go down the escalator. You will see a main road, the flower market is just opposite the main road. The bird market is there too, but we skipped that.

Flower market

The view of our hotel from the flower market.

Photos of the Flower Market, we got some seeds there.

Continued our street shopping along Fa Yuen Street and Tung Choi Street for the rest of the night. More street food along the way.

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