Monday, November 09, 2009

Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village

The free & easy tour I've booked comes with a complimentary Hong Kong city tour.
Overall, it was a good experience except that I vomitted all the way in the tour bus on the way to Repulse Bay. LOL!
Ok, back to the city tour.
We were brought to a resturant for "Tim Sum" at an additional cost which would also include the lunch as well.
Afterwhich, it was the Repulse Bay.
Then followed by a Herbal shop and Jellewery Shop...
Which was really a waste of time but it's always a part of the package.
That's how the agency can earn some commission.
Even onboard the journey, the tour guide would start to bring out some stuffs like Disney keychains, watches, pendants...etc. for sale.
My little advice is NOT to buy even though the tour guide claimed it to be "Genuine."
It is better to buy them at the Disneyland!
They also have the service of helping you to order the famous "Wife biscuits" cakes in Yuen Loong and would sent them to your hotel on your day of departure to ensure the freshness of the bisuits.

Hong Kong Seafood resturant
I can't remember which resturant this photo is taken but this is quite a typical outlook for most seafood resturants.
Where customers can pick out fresh Live seafood.

Ah... our breakfast! Tim favourite!

Hong Kong - Repulse Bay 淺水灣

The tour guide told us that many HK celebrities live over here as the "Feng Shui" is very good.
The housing prices here is also one of the most expensive in Hong Kong.

In the year 1841, this bay was used as a base by pirates causing serious concern to
foreign merchant ships trading with China. But they were subsequently repulsed by
the British fleet and hence the name Repulse Bay. Because of the shallow water,
the bay was called Tsin-Shui Wan or Shallow Water Bay in Chinese. The
pronunication of Tsin Shui has another meaning a thousand years and it is also
called The Bay of A Thousand Year - A symbol of Longevity.

The Japanese occipational forces first landed at this bay in december 1941 and
its Governor renamed this bay the green seaside beach because of
the green trees along slide the beach with fine golden sand and blue sparkling
waters since the second world war. The urban council has contrbuted a lot to
improve its amenities and made this into a beautiful holiday and tourist resort.

Hong Kong (Fragrant Harbour in Chinese) was a fishing village in 1841 and was
given this name because it produced fragrant wood plants for sale abroad and served
as a fresh water supply station for ships and wessels going overseas.

This plaqae was unveiled by
Mr. Chan Kang - Fout. J.P. on 25-10-1987
Presented by Mrs Yao Lin Sem-Mei

Sea Peace Park / Kwun Yam ShrineBuilt in 1970s.
Statues were mostly funded by the locals.
These statues were believed to protect fishermen at the sea and also bring good fortunes.

Kwun Yam statue

Tin Hau Statue

The Longevity Bridge - By crossing the bridge it's said to be able to add 3 more days to your life.

One can throw a coin into the fish mouth to receive good blessings.

God of Wealth 财神

Jumbo Kingdom and Aberdeen Fishing Village
Entrance to the port.
We each have to pay a HK$55.00 for a sampan ride.
Adults and children the same price.
Highly recommended to take the sampan ride as one can see up close with the Jumbo Kingdom and also the fishing village.

Lots of yachts around here.
The tour guide start to point to this one, then that one and so on... It's own by so and so...blah blah blah...
I wasn't really listening, was rather to be busy with my photo taking.

Jumbo Kingdom 珍寶王國Built in October 1976
The largest floating resturant in the world.
Decorated in anicent chinese imperial palace style.
Didn't have the chance to board Jumbo but would love to if I have the chance to visit Hong Kong again to try their food.

Back view of Jumbo!

Aberdeen Fishing Village 香港仔水上人家
People living in boats as their homes.

Aberdeen is a unique sightseeing experience and interesting place!
This also marks the end of my half day city tour.
Not bad except that I wasn't feeling well that day.
If given a chance, I would love to visit Aberdeen again!


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Small Footprints said...

Whenever I visit your blog, I feel like I've gone on vacation. Thank you for sharing your experiences and photos with us ... they allow me to live vicariously through you.

The Tim Sum looks interesting ... it's a dumpling, right? For the breakfast variety, how is it served? Is it filled with anything? The picture looks delicious!

Take Care!

Small Footprints

astrogalaxy said...

Greetings Small Footprints,

Yes, it's a dumpling filled with prawns and pork call "Siew Mai" which I loved!
Mostly, Tim sum dishes have prawns in them. The size of one Siew Mai is about the size of 2 MacDonald's chicken nugget stack up!
There is also a "steamed pork ribs" which are chopped into small pieces and steamed with a little pepper, black beans and chilli.
That's also very yummy...
Then there are also buns like steamed buns filled with rea bean paste, pork buns or chicken buns...etc.
Tim Sum can also be served with different flavours of Chinese tea.

Thank you for visiting again and have a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Sarah said...

those are very interesting pictures. i feel like i just toured hong kong!

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