Arriving in Hong Kong for the first time in more than 10 years, I was really excited to get my trip started with Brenda. And here’s what we saw within the first hours of landing!
Taking a budget airline meant we had little choice of the flight timings. We found ourselves landing in Hong Kong at around 8pm with empty tummies.
Being on a budget also meant that we didn’t want to be sleeping at a posh hotel. Although I do like a nice comfy hotel, I appreciate the experience of living like a local more.
We booked an Airbnb apartment for SGD$333 over 4 nights, which was pretty well affordable! It also looked really true to the pictures. It was a pretty tight space for two, but at least we had a private bathroom.
Our Airbnb apartment was located conveniently within 2 mins walk of the Jordan MTR station, and within walking distance to Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui area and along Nathan Rd – which is known for its multiple neon signs and shops.
Stepping out of our apartment building, we were immediately hit by the smell of fresh 鸡蛋仔. We were so hungry that we bought one right away, which was HKD$22 each! Very happy to have yummy snacks just within footsteps of our apartment. We did revisit the stall in the following nights hehe.
our first meal
Our host Edward pointed us to the streets where restaurants would be open till late if we wanted to get some food. True enough, within about 5 mins of roaming around our vicinity, we managed to chance upon Mak’s Noodles, and tried out their noodles.
We even got to make a short walk out to the Temple Street Night Market after eating, which reminded me so much of Bugis Street back at home. Nothing much special, but at least we got to walk through it.
Our first night in Hong Kong gave us great first sights of the bustling city, and it was a brilliant start to our coming trip of 3 days!