Saturday, March 22, 2008

MY TRAVEL QUESTS


... join me in my travel quests to the great cities of the world ...


After walking around the botanical garden

One of the distinct advantages of overseas contract workers is that they get the chance to travel to countries other than their own.

Here’s one to reminisce --

SIDE TRIP IN HONGKONG

I made several side trips to Hong Kong in the past, and would probably do so in the years to come. Hong Kong would always be a bustling city—its streets are always crowded with tourists, businessmen, adventurers, and migrant workers. It’s harbor crowded with ships, ferryboats and junks. It’s skyline dotted with towering skyscrapers. But beneath this sophisticated fa├žade persists the Chinese enigma—the century old beliefs and customs that prevent Hong Kong from ever being mistaken for a western city.

The best time to visit Hong Kong is in September, October, November, and December, when the days are warm and the nights are cool. There are so many points of interest in Hong Kong, and one should not miss a trip to the Peak, for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramic views. There are so many sightseeing tours, which cover attractions of the new territories, Hong Kong Island and outlying islands. The nights of Hong Kong are amazing and tantalizing. Nightspots are everywhere, an open-air market in the evening time.

Our next stop over is SINGAPORE …. Here I come!!!

5 comments:

Ria Coleto-Cervantes said...

While you are in Singapore, take time to visit the Jurong Bird Park, the Night Safari and other botanical gardens there knowing you are a nature-lover. Sentosa is also a good place to unwind. Orchard Road is the shopping district though mostly catering to the A-C crowds. There's a nice Divisoria-like place there which I can't remember the name. I think it's the Bugis Junction...if my memory still serves me right...

Do enjoy your well-earned money once in a while for great leisure like travelling and back-packing. It will make your life more colorful by learning more about other people's culture.

Have fun!

Ria
www.riablahgs.blogspot.com

Bay Martin said...

Ria,

I am thinking of adding pics of places I visited to make the articles more interesting. Baka di na umandar ang blogspot ha ha!!

Thanks,

Uncle

Anonymous said...

raffles city~~its all about food and shopping nothing could stop me from saying yes!!
they said "shiok" is a singlish term used to describe something fanstastic. well, I defientely had a siok singapore sojourn!
some stops you might be interested to check out!
Bugis..some great shopping stops can be found at this district.

Crazy horse the plush interiors of CH is a visual feast!

Club Chinois dim sum offerings have won the rest. numerous accolades

Esplanade the durian for its shape & spiky roof.

Eski Bar, Egg3, , Orchid Garden, IndoChine, Jewel Box Lau Pat Sat, Kopi Tiam~ coffee shops, Orchard Road~~da SGs Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive, or Paris Champs Elysees.
Sentosa cove island~~Wow, Sentosa, NIght Safari is a must-see.

Bay Martin said...

Many thanks for the tour!

Monching said...

Para kang paru-paro sa gitna ng mga muyak-yak ha ha ha!!! Do remember ang joke mo about the three contestants: The American, the Japanese, and the pinoy, eh ngongo pala ang pinoy, talo rin siya, kasi sabi niya, "...muyak-yak, mayu-mayo," ha ha ha ha!!!