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Saturday, 22 July 2006

Short Talk:

Prepaid SIM cards are so cheap these days. A starter pack in Malaysia costs less than RM8. Singtel in Singapore sells their starter pack for S$8 with S$10 credit. Just now, I bought a Hong Kong SIM card for HK$48/RM24. With rates like these, there's no reason to go on roaming at all.

My number here is +852 96137014. Any kennysia.com readers in Hong Kong? :)

Honging The Kong

8 hours, 4 cities, 2 flights and 1 ferry ride later, I've escaped from sleepy Kuching and injected myself right into the thick of action at the cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong.

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The journey was a hellish 4-hour plane ride from KL to Macau in one of those planes with seats that could not recline. I had intended to recharge myself on the plane so that I could be ready for a full day of sightseeing and shopping today, but I had as much sleep as a $2 prostitute I can tell you that.

Lucky I did not bring my mom along with me. This was supposed to be a mother-son trip. I even booked the tix for her already. But alas, things cropped up, mom had to forfeit her ticket and this turned into a solo backpacking holiday instead.

At least without mom along, I can be naughty and try my luck (or lack thereof) at the famous casinos of Macau.

Even Bruce Lee endorses the casinos of Macau

Bad move. 2 hours in East Asia's sin city and I've ended up RM150 poorer playing Baccarat. And I don't even know how to play Baccarat.

Macau is an interesting little city that's part Las Vegas, part China, part Portugal. Away from the glitzy casinos, the former Portugese colony exudes a unique European charm with it's quaint churches and Mediterranean architecture.

Malaca? That sounds familiar

In fact, if it weren't for the Asian people around, it's difficult to believe I'm not actually in Europe. Most signages here are written in Portugese in addition to Chinese and maybe English. Strange really, considering most local Macanese can't even speak or read Portugese.

Perils of falling asleep next to a blogger: photos of you setting up a trousers tent might get uploaded onto the Internet

Weather here is hot and humid, just like in Malaysia. It's in the middle of summer after all.

The journey from Macau to Hong Kong is a much pleasant 1-hour TurboJet ferry ride (HK$154/RM75), but still with seats that cannot recline. :( By this time I was already very exhausted as I hadn't had a proper sleep for 36 hours.

I hadn't really had time to walk around Hong Kong yet. First impression of it is that it reminded me a lot of Melbourne - big, noisy and messy.

This is the big city after all. Surprisingly, the people here are very friendly. I have some trouble understanding the locals here because my Cantonese totally cannot make it and their Mandarin is half bucket full.

Girls here in general are prettier too. Sure, it's good eye candy for us, but the sad bit in that fact is that Hong Kong girls are under a lot of pressure to look good. If you think weight loss ads back home are ridiculous enough, it's nothing compared to over here. The number of weight loss ads and beauty services targetted towards female are so aggressive it's obscene.

Well, I'm finally in the room of my hostel now as I'm typing this. Hotels in Hong Kong are very expensive - a basic 3-star hotel will set me back around RM400 a night.

Since I'm travelling alone I find no need to indulge in unnecessary luxuries. The name of my accomodation is Dragon Hostel, and it's on the 7th floor of a typical residential flat right in the middle of Mongkok. It costs me on average HK$220/RM110 a night. Can't complain for the price I pay.

Here is a picture of my room.

Here is a picture of my toilet cum bathroom.

I wish I could show you more pictures of my room, but sorry, that's all. It's so small in here it's not funny.

Anyway I'm going to log off now and do some shopping now.

See that bag? That's my luggage before I left Malaysia.

When I come back it's gonna be full. And then some. ;)

229 Comments

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wahaha first

btw enjoy hk!

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you're gonna go crazy shopping in hk..i assure you..

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the pic with the trousers.. too black.. i dunno what is that..

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woah.. i'm 1st!!!
u're in hong kong.. i wanna go too!!!

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Enjoy your time in HK, Kenny!

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i wan go HongKong oso

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enjoy ur trip =D

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Wow nice pics..

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Wah, another holiday! Would like to work where you work, so many days of leave!!!!

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hope u enjoy ur trip there~ sounds fun :)

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send my regards to those girls

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Shop your heart out Kenny. You are great at packing light!

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wow... you travel light! Hope to see more pictures of HK yummy food!

BTW, does that mean that you have to share the room with a total stranger?

Enjoy and Good Trip!

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Nice pic of trousers tent! Enjoy your Hong Kong trip.

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Enjoy yourself!!!!

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Second time retyping my comments. You do travel light dude. Anyway that's great when you have to hop on so many cities.

Hope to see more of HK yummy food. (i.e. makan sutra )hehe

You hostel room has two beds. Do you have to share room with a total stranger?

Good trip.

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Enjoy ur holidays!

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Happy shopping in Hong Kong oh.

By the way, the room you stayed in looks so 1960s with those steel phonix mug lah.

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ceh... rupa rupanya is the comment mode. on.. no wonder.. was thinking it's quite impossible.. and it is.. anyhow.. hong kong is FUN!! and never knew macau is so portugese-like

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i wanna go! las time i went was in 03, my cousin's going in a few days.. both of us got to go for free, so syok n i was completely broke when i got back, din stop shopping even at the airport haha hav fun! will u go Disneyland?! wanna see pictures =)

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am i the first again? hehe....my sis works there and she's a kennysia reader too but unfortunately she's flying back to M'sia tmr for 1 week.missed!

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no1 enjoy .....kenny

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take good picture

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shopping is fun! =>

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I'm the 1st! Wishing you an enjoyable stay in
Hongkong & do post photos of youself with some charming HK girls when you get back! Thankx!

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International party guy strikes again! Tell, tell and show what you buy bag..

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go red lights district?

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Buy something for me Kenny. hahaha. Good luck and enjoy your trip!

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Kenny,please don't moderate readers' comments as we like to see our spontaneous reactions, whether good or bad, posted immediately.You can delete any malicious comments later. Also, including some malicious comments in your blog will indicate that you're a broad-minded,easy-going & fun-type of guy! Thanks!

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mr hairy went to hongkong ledi :P

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enjoy! :@)

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Cool... am i the first 1???? wow... i always wish to go shopping but i dun hav time... grrr grrr... how nice to hav a trip... shopping would be best....

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A long waited travel blog. Waiting for the next update.

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hey kenny,

checkout the Luk Fu tea house in Central. Im not trying to sell you anything like the Indians at the end of Nathan rd. Its a traditional tea house and excellent value. They cant knock it down because its almost heritage.

how long are you in hk for? cheap hotels in wanchai at the moment, and you can always stay in a double room with rusty water in chunking mansions for 180HK a night ;)

ahh man, i love hk & macau... have a great adventure!!! :)

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and Malacca is the greek swear word for everything ;)

*its back of hand against palm of hand above the head*

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hong kong rulez

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hey kenny, hope you have fun on your trip :)

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first!hey..HK is cool!

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Yay! 1st to comment! Don't forget to go to a local dimsum restaurant and get the pleasure of paying for the worst service ever.

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Have a walk thru Temple St flea nite market near Mongkok. All sorts of apparels, naughty gadgets , antiques, etc. Have nice desserts (tong sui) at the shops along there. Go thru the fish/pet St, flower St, shoe St, Ladies St nite market. If u have time, go to the Big Buddha statue at Lantau Island by train. The other islands of HK are worth a relaxing trek & the seafood.

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Melbourne messy?? You should visit Sydney

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Enjoy your stay in HK! Take lots of pictures!

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Well... Hope You Enjoy yourself there~
try some smelly tofu
1st!!!

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This is first the time i leave commment in blog.... and u took my "first time".. why u? haha...if i were not wrong i have been reading your blog since MAY'06 ... and it seems very difficult to be the first person who leave the comment in ur blog...but i make it now! Anyway... i like your blog! Cheers!

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never enough of pretty girls eh?
why are there people sleeping around on the floor?
you're so observant..
have fun in macau :)

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I've been to HK before and the food is great. Be sure you catch their afternoon tea-time offers. It's pretty cheap after lunch/before dinner time. If you're at Mongkok too, try out their yaw char koey and porridge for breakfast. Food is good. Shopping too. Have fun! ;)

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hmm.. Malacca street?? sounds familiar too..
anyway.. nice shot - trousers tent
and those hot chicks..
u shud bet all in and i'm sure dat u'll win dem all!! gud luck kenny..
anyway u need more luck den skill?!?

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(i'm from macao) did u visit anything else other then the casinos?

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Wow, girls are definitely prettier in HK ...

Nice tactic with the luggage. :)

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enjoy yourself dude, first to wish hehe

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Nice. Have a good trip! Remember to take lots of pics of the girls too ;)

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Hmmmm....So moral of the story??? FLY DIRECT....No Macau Transits....

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pimped..

i wana go to hong kong -_-

my mando or canto might not be sufficient enuf but...the cheap electronics and massive good food...

it's rather dashing xD

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have fun!

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y aren't there any comments yet?
i thought ppl sit down, sip coffee and stare at the com all day long, pressing the refresh button every 3 secs, ready to comment once kenny posts?
or everyone else has been eaten by this huge invisible monster and i'm the only one left in the whole universe?!

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Yeah, it´s freaking hot in summer now!!!
average 39 degrees celcius in Cologne, Germany now.
thought i wanna comment since i should be the 1st :p

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Hmmm... so who endorses the weight loss ads there? You gonna try get them to endorse you again?

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i get something for first???

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So you gonna send an e-mail to the weight loss companies there and ask them to make you the cover boy?

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wow! another trip! lucky u!

When r u coming to melbourne? hehehe

have fun and shop lots!

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1st !!!

I'm from HK, living in SamZan.

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What???!!! I'm 1st!!!! Good luck kenny.

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Wow. Have a nice trip, Kenny!

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why do you always get to travel and i'm always stuck in this country??!!??

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first! good luck~~have fun

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Wah that hotel room looks small. Reminded me of my friend's apartment that I stayed at on my last trip there. The guest room was so small (and fulamak, dare to put built-in-cabinet overhead some more!) that when I woke up in the morning, I almost banged my head on the cabinets above. That room made me interpret claustrophobia in a whole new light...

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man!!im first!!

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i never thought i would start this...

but 1st!!!
wwoohhooo!!

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you are so rich.....

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omg i cnt believe u actually came to hk.
dnt thk u'll survive here muaha. hv fun shopping.

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Good luck on your trip in hong kong... Hong Kong really scared me.. ;)

Enjoy

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if u want bargain too the max....
just go to Ladies Street ( Loi Yan Kai )...
that's where i bought all my tees and bling2 for only RM25-RM80 ...

haha

enjoy ur stay there ahh

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Shopping in Hong Kong? You gotta be kidding me Kenny.

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have fun mon.

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Sounds fun.. Have a great trip.. :)
Sleep well, dude.

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first. Have fun in hong kong

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I'm the 1st one here. Hahaha!

Enjoy your trip, Kenny!

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first!!!yeah!!!wat happen to every1 else????
Btw, how come u so free??
Always travelling......so nice....

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I just came back and you're in Hong Kong? :(

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Heya Kenny, hope ya enjoy your holiday in HongKong.... hey enjoy the food there lah. Waste out for recommendations by HK tourism board.

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lol, that tiny room for RM 110 ??????? woah that is about 55 sing which is outrageously expensive.

even comparing with singapore. i think ? heh...

dont they have a one-bed room?

should be cheaper right ? haha

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dont complain kenny...you're way better off than me in korea now...so pathetic that i can't understand them and all the hands and legs languages are put to good use now..enjoy yr shopping spreee cuz i am ^_^ (i'm having fun only when i do shoppings)

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hey Kenny, how long you going there?

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Have fun in Hong Kong. :D

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enjoy yourself in HK kenny! =)

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HAha! 1st one. Kenny, recharging ur battery to move further ah! enjoy urself then..

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how come i cant tag? *testing*

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1st. shenzhen aint bad for shoppin either. enjoy your trip. : )

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sounds like hogging the king kong!

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good luck mate

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oh... i wanna go hong kong too. but it's too hot now.

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Envy you, so syokz ar.

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YAy!! First.Have fun..!!!

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First!! Wow.. enjoying hong Kong??

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have fun!

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looks nice! enjoy HK, dude.

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First!! Have fun Kenny!

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Wah! you so rich ar? Go for travelling again? Btw, enjoy ur trip ya and have a safe journey!

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wahhh.. kenny.. those are reli sweet hk girls la.. but very slim lorr.. wish they are abit more fleshy.. nicer to hug mar.. have a nice trip ya

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I wanna go HK also!!!

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have fun! ive been to hk, and its awesome. the life and the people are really a rush, compared to the ah longs in malaysia. the food. is great. they eat crab ejaculation there. so, have fun.

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enjoy ur trip man.. and more HK lengluis plz.. :p

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HAHAH

I'll be f"cked if you can even get ur ass into that bathroom

Of course, I mean it in a......."good" way

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Hey I just went to Macau and Hong Kong during June of this year. Took the same route you did :) airasia to Macau then Turbojet to Hong Kong. I even stayed within walking distance Mongkok during my time there. The apartment I stayed in was at Sham Shui Po and I have to say from the looks of it the apartment was the size of your hotel room.

Anyway I've written 2 blog entries on my trip and took a lot of pictures if you'd care to read them on my blog =).

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cool! have fun!! ;)

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Me - a Kennysia.com reader in Hong Kong :D

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Where got $2 prostitute in Hong Kong? Please tell.

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u reli enjoy life man haha

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hello kenny! been a fan! ahh HELLO!

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have a good and wonderful trip~

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enjoy ur vacation.

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woots first place.. never ever thought that you'll be the first on a famous blog..anyway have a good trip! later.

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Kenny,

HK is nowhere like Melbourne.
Melbourne is so "dead" compared to HK. Melbourne starts sleeping from 5p.m. and HK just never sleeps!

Anyway, enjoy the shopping trip because there is simply nothing to see in HK in terms of sight-seeing apart from the Victoria Peak! :)

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Can't believe I'm first. Doesnt seem like an enjoyable start Kenny. :) But glad u can make it out to HK.

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Lucky you! Get to travel!!! Have fun!

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I'm heading for Macau/HK in Sept and appreciate all the tips you can provide on your trip experience. Thanks & happy holidays, Kenny.

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happy shopping, kenny!

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its the same as in japan too.. girls are overpressured to stay skinnnnnyy... so sad..

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my friend said HK people are always under pressure. seen the 巴士阿叔 vid on Youtube?

:)

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wow, have fun in hongkong!

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Nice and simple blog you have. Cheers!
I have to agree that you are really hairy...must be making girls crazy.

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have lots of fun in HK! dun get trampled to death on the streets. =O

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Have fun in HongKong!

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wow ! i m the first...couldnt believe this

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First!
Where's ur red undie?

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wow, hav a good trip kenny :D the girls r very pretty...

the one on the left look like xiaxue =_='

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Have fun there!

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hav fun kenny :D

the girls r pretty :>

looks like xiaxue though
haha

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hello?

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are u sure your clothes are gonna be enough? don't tell me your wearing the same underwear for the whole trip? LOL

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nice.

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Hi kenny!

Welcome to hong kong

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im the first
haha

i wanna to go hongkong too!

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im first? tats strange : p

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ooo nice :DEnjoy your trip man!!

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enjoy your holiday yo!

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have a nice trip in HK! Yay 1st!

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wahh...so good...
I also wanna go to Hong Kong!!!
LOL

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eh, you very kaya la. you're at different location everyweek. =.=

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Wicked :D Kenny in Hongkeyland

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1st!
waaaaaa... I WANNA GO

but no $$
argh...

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LE HOMO!

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First!!! Haha

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First!!! Happy holidays kenny

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Happy holidays Kenny!!! Nombor Satu :)

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woot!! have fun, and dont be anywhere near the brothels lest the temptations lure u in >.

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Wonders if you're gonna meet Rojaks aka Wingz Idol & be as hansem as him when you're back, LOL! Have fun, cheers!

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1st! Hope you enjoy!

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Haha.. Good for you! Take loads of pics with HK girls in it!

Have fun!

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No one else in Hong Kong? Mmm, I am forced to come out of lurking then. Have fun here, I'm leaving on Tuesday though. Been here since 22 June.

Went Macau the day before, hated it! Bad weather! Didn't get the Portuguese either...neither did one of the taxi drivers. Haha.

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wheee.
where did u get the trousers tent pic

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have fun kenny

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heya Kenny! Hope you have fun in HK!

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have fun have fun n enjoy ur trip... but er, staying in Mongkok? becareful woe, i guess sure there will be somebody knocking on ur door during the midnite..hehehehee

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Melbourne may be big and noisy, but it is hardly messy

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Hong Kong! Nice, I want to go also. :)

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Have a splendid shopping holidays in HK man...
Not enough cash, just SWIPE!!

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u shud hv brought an empty bag along lah!

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Lucky you. Get to be in HK.

I'm going next year, so blog a more detailed entry on your trip! :P

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Wow! Can't believe that I'm first. Anyway, enjoy your stay in Hong Kong :)

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HI THERE.ENJOY UR SELFB ALREADY?DO TELL US MORE OK.OH EXPECIALLY ABOUT UR 'EXTRA-CURICULUM' ACTIVITIES OK.

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WOoo!!! im first!!! (am i)

hahah and have fun in hk yea!! =)

i wan more picturesss!!! woo.. inspire me to go there! =D

take caree~ kennysia. dun bring Aids back yea. hehehe

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Hope you have a nice trip! Enjoy yourself!

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yeah! im the 1st! enjoy ur hk trip ya, n dun forget to try HK desert & siu yu kap! yummy!!!

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enjoy your trip!

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me first? can't believe it!

Have fun Kenny, and show us some Snow White photos!

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i stake claim to post number one. HaVE FUN KENNY.

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just to spike people who are after the 1st spot

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First! Wow... hong kong, reminds me of my hongkie housemate...

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i've never commented in your blog before but this is something that i feel very strongly about --> melbourne is not messy! =P

*awaiting more pictures of hk*

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hey, how long's ur stay in hk? any nice place to recommend? might consider goin there soon.....anyway air asia seats can recline...only the seats at the exit cant recline. probably u got those seats.

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Cool place in Hong Kong!!!
Pretty gals indeed...

Wishing I could be in Hong Kong now too.. but
butterflys flying out of my pockets..

You enjoy yrself Kenny!

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Enjoy :)

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Have fun at Hong Kong!

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have fun in hongkong(: don't have to chance to go there though. haha.

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Hongkong is nice for shopping ..

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argh.. im suppose to b 1st.. lol but then it keeps on saying something like..

"connection disconnected" -_-

hahah anyway.. have fuun in hk!!

DUN BRING BACK AIDS as SOUVENIR arhh..

hehe =)

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dont bring back syphillis!

hahahahhahaha

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I also want to go to hong kong

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Hello, Kennysia. If you want me to recommend you any nice places in HK, please email me ;)

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Oh i stayed in that hostel before as well when I was in HK, not bad yeah, though the room is really so small that i simply wish to get out of my room all the time, at least the young boss is kind of friendly.

Darren.

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that room looks like a 'pau fong' to me. u can c a lot of yellow signs around mongkok 'red light district'. hk 220, wow! can hardly find 1. u can take nice pics from tsimshatsui side(near peninsula hotel and harbour city) facing towards h.k island especially night time. u can get cheap electronic stuffs at sham sui pou, branded names-tsim sha shui. mayb u should take a trip 2 victoria's peak, nice view. n also ocean park, much fun than disneyland. try d dessert shop'hui lau san', u can find it almost everywhere in h.k. have u been 2 'san ma lou' in macau? u should, when u r on d way back 2 macau. d ruin of st paul's church is near there. actually a day or 2 is already in macau, it only takes a couple of hours just walking from 1 end to the other end. sands casino, currently d nicest casino around macau, n there r a few more big ones coming up by the end of this year. mayb a week would b just nice in macau n h.k. have a nice trip

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rua de malaca, malaca was also explored by portuguese also, then only discovered macau later, thats y they use it as a street name

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h.k very few pretty girls 1. its just that they r good at dressing n make up. somemore its not comfortable travelling in h.k compare 2 macau, h.k ppl walk very fast, every minute also money, very hectic n a lot of pressure somemore very lansi. u will look like a turtle compare 2 them.

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It's darn hot in HK rite now yea? Even hotter than in Kch. Btw, I'm the one who sms you. haha.. Hope you're having fun rite now~~

Oh yea you're a bit outdated yea.. That movie is actually so popular in HK and TW now.. with all those good looking blokes in there. Or may be if there're sexy ladies, only you'll notice. Hope you can find it. Then, I can lend it to you for writing comments la.

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Don't forget to try Peking Duck and good old traditional Dim Sum in hong kong... Word of warning.. If the waiter pours tea for you remember to tap the table with your index, middle and third finger. Its a sign of saying 'thanks'. My mother and a friend had an earful for not doing that. Cheerio!

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Mongkok and Sham Shui Po.. you can find lotsa hookers there. (it's where you stay)

Lotsa motels in Kowloon Tong.

Shopping at Tsim Sai Tsui, Mongkok, Causeway Bay and Chong Huan.

Some hongkees told me so.. Good luck!

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hei...GUNDAM there is super cheap..can get some back for me ar????? although u dont know me..but i know u help rite....hahahahaha

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Why is everybody so excited about being the first to leave comments in your blog? Kenny, do you give away prizes for the first comments left? Simply cannot understand.

Well, I have been to HK twice. First time was for holiday and second time was to watch a concert. HK is very fast-pace and people kept pushing me from the back while I was walking on the streets :( But the shopping was fun, though I did not spend a lot of money on eating.

Enjoy your trip and post more pictures on your discovery :)

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Kenny, u are so wrong.
Who says local Macanese can't even speak or read Portugese?
This is a fact: Local Macanese (esp those from Malacca) here speak purer Portugese than Portugal people. The Portugese that the local Macanese speak now is like 古文 to the Portugal folks.

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In Macau? You should go visit the dog races!!!
Hungry packs of starved looking gaunt dogs chasing after a motorised bunny is good entertainment. Stakes are small and if you are lucky, you can recoup your losses. =-)

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Have a fun trip in HK! ;)

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i used to go mongkok when ever i went to HK
it is very conviniece to stay around there,coz can go alot of interesting places,just abit danger sometimes in mongkok
miss HK food so much
people there will be friendly as they think you are tourist,but if they think you are mainland chinese,they will be rude and look down.
i was a few times misunderstood by them as a mainland girl,coz my poor cantonese.and when i speak japanese with my husband in HK,their attitude totally change,sudden so polite

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going HK Disneyland too??? u're making me miss hk....but i stil love Malaysia..hoem sweet home i guess...

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EYER. I also wanna go.

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I think the shopping centres in Central are mostly up-market, but as you go further west towards Sai Wan, things get cheaper. Of note is the Lui Yan (not sure of spelling – translated “woman”) Street for some touristy stuff. The place for roast goose (and Chinese waxed sausages etc around CNY) is Yung Kee Restaurant on 32-40 Wellington Street in Central. Sit downstairs (upstairs more expensive I think) and order the porridge (comes with hundred ear-old eggs; delicious even from someone who doesn’t normally take the egg). This place is relatively pricy; I spent about RM150 in Dec for 3 persons having porridge, a plate of veg and a goose leg. Parallel to Wellington St is Stanley St. Lots of camera shops there, and the guys there really know their stuff. There is restaurant there, Nam Kee noodles that is cheap and good. There is also a Nam Kee outlet in Causeway Bay near Times Square.

As you go eastwards to Wanchai from Central, there are more upmarket shopping centres like Pacific Place etc. I had a typical HK dim sum lunch at a restaurant in Unity Centre in Dec. Lots of people, typical HK dim sum fare, not especially great, but OK by HK standards. Price also OK (affordable to most M’sians). Sorry, can’t remember name.

What I like most at Wanchai is the big wet market. I find things cheapest there, even less than in Mongkok. This I believe is because it serves the locals there. Imagine two pairs of denim jeans (from China of course) selling for HK$70 (total). I like to buy tit bits from the stalls in the street market (around Spring Garden Lane). The red-light district is further north of the Causeway Bay MTR station towards the Convention Centre (worth a walk there to have a look if you have the time, or to take a Star Ferry to either Central or Hung Hum (Whampoa; There's a great gourmet centre there). Don’t know much about the red-light area as I haven’t been there. Sorry. Next to the MTR station is Wanchai Computer Centre, 2 (or is it 3?) floors of cramped shopping for IT stuff. I find CR and SD cards etc cheaper there than KL. Alternatively, there is 238 Hennessey Street, also another 2 or 3 floors of cramped IT stalls; I just love these places – go without the missus. As stated earlier, I normally take the bus outside the market building on Queens Road East to the Peak; cheapest way to get there short of walking up Spring Garden lane all the way up (only if you are fit). You can walk along Johnston Street/Hennessey Street to Causeway Bay from here.

If you decide to go up to the Peak, you can see most of HK and some other islands if not obscured by haze. Restaurants up there with the exception of MacD (and other fast food joints) are generally pricy. The Ripley’s museum is typical, not very different from that at Genting. The Madame Tassauds is OK, not as big as that in London. Worth going up for a look at the view. The tram ride between the Peak and Central is quite pricy, but you may wish to take that as an alternative to the bus or walking.

Back at Wanchai, if you walk or take a tram (don’t take the one to Happy Valley) to Causeway Bay, you should find yourself near Mitsukoshi or Sogo. Large crowds. I like the Lo Por (wife) biscuit from the basement of Sogo. Supposed to be from the famous Yuen Long (a area in New Territories near the border with China) Lo Por biscuit shop. If you take the MTR, you can exit either at Sogo or Times Square. Shopping at Causeway Bay caters to both mid- and up markets. My favourite porridge shop is at 2 Sharp St East, Hor Hung Kee. Sharp Street East is at one corner of Times Square (you should be able to see Lee Theatre Plaza when standing at the outside of Times Square. Order the porridge, Yau Char Kwai and Chinese Broccoli. The Cantonese style fried hor fun (kuey teow) or fried with beef is also very nice, but I like the porridge best). Nearby, on Percival Street etc, are dessert shops. My children loved the steamed milk and steam egg (cold and hot tastes different) at Yee Shun Milk Company. There another dessert place that sells mango pudding etc nearby. Tastes great too.

Hope this data is useful.

banana

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leona u suck

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at least you have the chance to go there...i haven't been there before also..
enjoy ur holidays then.
should have bring me along since your mum is not going :P

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What a coincidence...

I went to HK, Macau, Shen Zhen and Zhu Hai last week too.

Took Jetstarasia.
The seats can recline one leh...

haha....

Macau is dirty leh...
and very small and crowded.

HK is expensive.
Din really like the place.

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Yay~~ THANKS, Kenny!!! I'll treat you when you are back. Something affordable k? hehehe..

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Connection so bad meh? Everyone claiming to be first 0_o Or is there in an injoke I missed?? :p

Ooh, the JVC girl (left 1) is cute. I like pics 3 & 5. Can never get those kind of shots on my point & click, night-shot or not :(

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Hi kenny, just a few street down u will get some really goood quality stuff to fill your lonely nights. call me at 97311477 for HK quality "goods"

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well....there's still reason to go roaming.. for those who travel very very often, say btwn singapore and malaysia, then it's so troublesome to keep changing (and keeping and losing) the sim cards and top up the cards n whatever, as compared to simply charging everything to the roaming bill.

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yo, i live in hk. what kind of stuff are u looking for? may be i can help out lolx

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hehe..you left moderation on for the 1st time isit?

almost half of the entries here claimed they were the 1st to comment ;P

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Awesome blog. Absolute quality entertainment.I'm a big fan...no really, I am.

But man..."Melbourne - big, noisy and messy"?

Big...yeah...I guess (in comparison to Miri and Kuching).

Noisy...erm...maybe around Crown Casino. Shops close at 5pm on everyday excluding Thursday and Friday.

Messy...ok...you got me stumped man. Been to London, New York, KL or even Sydney? Melbourne is as organised as Disney Land in comparison.

HK and Melbourne is like...yee sang and Beef Pie. Can't compare them man.

OK...Maybe I'm a little pedantic.

Keep up the good work bro.

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banana, you're better than Lonely Planet, Frommers and WikiTravel all put together. Thanks for the tips!

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No worries man...no worries at all.

Its been an honour.

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Woo... Macau :)

Yea, Portugese / Chinese is definitely a strange combination, and you're right, I have yet to come across someone from Macau that can speak portugese :p

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Kenny, one of the reasons that your blog is popular(apart from pics of you with hot chicks) is that readers can post comments which appear rightaway in your blog. So don't moderate the posts in future. Readers love "raw comments" and not "edited" or "approved" comments.

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kenny, bring the two girls back to Malaysia! yum ..yum ..

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why nowaday ,comment need to filter??? kenny u scare ISA looking for you

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i knew it

everyone would think that they were the first to comment, including me

is this one of your tricks? =.=

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who is that gals?

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Upgrade to an ipod with video.
I bought my 30GB at Fortress (a chain electronics store that can be found anywhere) in November 2005, and it was damn cheap. Even the discounted prices at last month's GSS couldn't match what I paid LAST YEAR. If you're adventurous, you can even haggle for a betetr price at the smaller electronics shops.
Hong Kong: shopper's haven and heaven.

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enjoy ur trip. shop till ur balls drop. don forget to go to happy valley.

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the girls are so cute !
but are those your daffy shorts ???
they're so adorable !

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ive just been to HK n macau n shenzhen 2 weeks ago. the same flight AK50. or was it 51. well.. my chairs were reclineable.. i took the nite flight n there werent many passengers so 1 had 3 seats to sleep on. but alas.. i couldnt sleep.

i stayed at a hostel at mirador mansion on tsim tsa tsui.. 4 of us in a room costs us about RM140 a nite, wit 2 queen sized beds n a bathroom smaller than urs. >.

i'd spend more time in macau than HK if i were u. dint find HK all that interesting..

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Did you see any hong kong actor or actress there?

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did u meet leslie cheung n anita mui?

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I like the scenery at the Museum of Costal Defence. It seems remarkably peaceful in HK. It's at the entrance to Victoria Harbour guarding the Lee Yee Mun Channel. You can see the hills of Kowloon across and the Lee Yee Mun fishing village across. I think entrance is free on Tuesdays. HK10 other days, if I am not mistaken. Another musuem I like is the HK museum of history. Free guided tours in Cantonese and English. Entrance is also HK10. Wasn't that impressed with the Cultural History Museum in (what's the place with the racecourse in New Territories? Sorry).

banana

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How come your passport is red instead of blue? I thought Malaysian's passport is blue?

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you probably put the guys pants like that yourself.

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this shop is damn nice..
many nice dessert to eat..
http://dreamland1186.blogspot.com/2006/07/hk.html
i hv one nice restaurant to introduce too..

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Walao eh Kenny! HK city is like gazillion times bigger and louder than Melbourne city man. Melb CBD is so small leh. And streets in HK are much messier also.
If you really wanna have a more apple-to-apple comparison, you should be comparing Sydney to HK lah.
You only know Perth well is it? ;p

Anyway, nice babe photos leh hehe.

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A regular reader of your blog but seldom post comments. Woah! Such a coincidence that you went to hongkong the same time I was there! I nearly consider Dragon Hostel that time too but I would recommend King's Hotel to you the next time you go(slightly abit more expensive but definately worth it!), also in Mongkok! Have a happening pub @ 4th floor where Jacky Cheung visited cos we saw his car parked just outside the hotel!

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hey, how much was ur flight tix to macau huh? or was it a free tix bought during the airasia promo? cos wanna do a bit of budgeting la...cos looking at these pix, just makes me wanna go over to HK again...!! see? its your fault! =P

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hey dude!! haha...so coincidence this is hostel i am gonna stay on 7/8/07....yea..ya rite...the 3star hotel room rates r really terrible..

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Nice post !

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