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4D3N Hong Kong Itinerary for First Timer!


This trip marks my 4th visit to Hong Kong. Hong Kong never fails to surprise me each time. I used to think that Hong Kong is a city with the overrated Instant noodle and rude waitress you met at Cha Chan Ting. Although this is still partially true, there are many nice people in Hong Kong. Together with my friends, we spend 4 Days 3 Night in this metropolis city of Asia   

Hong Kong has a very unique system and they have an amazing landscape! Perhaps it was the love of HK Police drama series, having a meal at Da Pai Dang or even taking a walk in Sam Shui Po brings back nostalgic memories. Plus, I love visiting all the island that HK has. Our favourite got to be Cheung Cheng Island and Sai Kung! I hope this gives you a glimpse of things to do in Hong Kong and unique things to do in Hong Kong!


Summary
Day 1: Hong Kong - Check in at Dorsette Mongkok - Dinner @ Kam Roast goose - Explore Wan Chai area - Lan Kwai Fong
Day 2: Sham Shui Po Ap Liu Street - Mongkok Argal Center - K11 shopping mall - Tsim Tsa Tsui - Avenue of Star Ferry - Central Terminal
Day 3: Hong Kong Geo Park - Lunch at Xin De Ji - Explore Sai Kung - Australian Dairy - Explore Jordon/Temple Street
Day 4: Sing Hseung Yuan- Hong Kong Airport - Singapore


Day 1: Hong Kong - Check in at Dorsette Mongkok - Dinner @ Kam Roast Goose - Explore Wan Chai area - Visit Lan Kwai Fong
After arriving at the airport, take the express train to the city of Hong Kong. There are many ways to get to downtown but we usually use the express train as it’s the fastest way. Plus, there free shuttle service from the MTR station if you are staying in these hotels. We took to Kowloon Mtr Station Station and hotel shuttle (K5) to Dorsette MongKok. Get discounted Airport Express Train ticket here

Do note that the queue was long and we couldn’t get on the bus because of our big group. Sadly, the frequency was every 20 minutes. Thus, we had to wait for the next one.

Kam Roast Goose
In the evening, we visited Kam Roast Goose, the one Michelin bib gourmet nominee that serves tasty roast meat. When we arrived, the queue was already snake long. Thus, we decide to takes away and find some spot to eat. Probably one of the best Char Siew I had. Not a fan of roast goose, so I thought I will skip it the next round.

The queue was crazy long and we had to take away. If you are planning to do the takeaway, just walk to the front of the shop and have your order taken.

Kam Roast Goose
Hong Kong, Wan Chai, Hennessy Rd, 226號HK 香港島, 地下寶華商業中心
11:30am–9:30pm
As the night is still young, we visited Lan Kwai Fong! Night clubs and bars, it’s the most happening place in HK at night. Loud Music and Party scene, its the place for the party go-er. We visited one of the random bars and grab a drink at a random bar. 

Day 2: Have breakfast at Sham Shui Po - Mongkok Argal Center - Tsim Tsa Tsui - Avenue of Star - Central Terminal
The next morning, visit Sham Shui Po for breakfast. It was my first visit to Sham Shui Po and I’m sure it will not be the last. You are guaranteed a belly-full morning. The best way to start your breakfast is to visit Kung Wo Factory Toufu! Although they don’t serve Smelly Toufu, they serve Toufu prepare in a different way! Plus, all the different type of Toufu is really delicious and unique! Oh and do not forget to get yourself a fresh huge bottle of  Soya milk!

Kung Wo Factory Toufu
Hong Kong, Un Chau, 號 118 Pei Ho Street
Daily, 6am–9:30pm
Afterwards, make your way to 文记车仔面 for some noodle! This old school cart noodle restaurant is a popular place with the locals. Pick and choose the items you want and make your way into the restaurant. Go for the spicy base! It’s really good! Be there early because when we were leaving, we can already see a queue forming up!

文记车仔面
Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po, Fuk Wing St, 121號號地下
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am–4am
Continue to explore Sham Shui Po and immerse yourself in the local culture. You can see many vendors on the street selling different stuff. From preloved home items to brand new, it’s a gem for treasure hunters.
In the afternoon, visit MongKok, the shopping street for the youngster. Do not miss the Mongkok Argyle Centre! It’s the mall that I have been visiting over the years. I was surprised to find a newly revamp wing this trip! With new shops opening up, one can find many trendy clothes. If the stuff in Argyle Centre is not for you, head over to K11 the hipster mall or IFC for more luxury boutiques.
At night, take a walk along the Hong Kong Cultural Center or Avenue of Star to enjoy Hong Kong’s Skyscraper along with the Symphony of Lights. The light show starts at 8pm, nightly and last about 10 minutes. On top of that, there are many buskers lined along the pier and you can definitely enjoy the music. Afterwards, take a ferry ride to the central ferry pier and enjoy the view!

Day 3: Sai Kung - Hong Kong Geo Park - Lunch at Xin De Ji - Explore Sai Kung - Australian Dairy - Explore Jordon/Temple Street
Take a trip to the east of Hong Kong – Sai Kung and you will be rewarded with delicious seafood and amazing view. Together with K, we visited Hong Kong, GeoPark.  It’s truly one of the hidden gems in Hong Kong. One can enjoy the stunning view of the geopark and understand the importance of geological themes of igneous rocks and sedimentary rocks! Also, We were pretty lucky and met a group of dog lovers while we were there! Read more about Hong Kong GeoPark here
In the late afternoon, we visited Xin De Ji Seafood restaurant for a sumptuous lunch! This restaurant is recommended to us by a taxi driver and we find that place really nice! Firstly, the seafood we had was fresh and well cook! Plus the set meal they offered is at a reasonable price! Highly recommend one to visit Xin De Ji Seafood!
We continued to explore Sai Kung and find many hidden gems there! Sai Kung is very different from the downtown of Hong Kong and people are very friendly there! Oh, do not forget to purchase the local peanut biscuit there! It’s sooo good and popular even with the locals! I wish I had purchased more!
In the evening, we went back to downtown and visited the Australian Dairy. The milk pudding is no doubt one of the best I had! However, Marconi and toast were mediocre. Still, prefer Sing Hseung Yuan over this.

We end the night after exploring Jordon and Temple Street. We found out there are many seafood restaurants lined along the Temple street but were too full to try. Anybody tried the food there? Is it good and reasonably priced?

Day 4: Sing Hseung Yuan- Hong Kong Airport - Singapore
How can I not visit Sing Hseung Yuan, my favourite Da Pa Dang in Hong Kong before leaving? On the last morning, i made my way and met up H for breakfast at our favourite Da Pa Dang. Thankfully we were early and managed to secure seats. Read more about SingHseung Yuan here.

Other Place to Go for 1st Timer


1. The Peak
Photo credit: The Peak 
One of the most iconic places to visit in Hong Kong is The Peak. Enjoy the traditional tram up to the peak. Once up in the peak, one can find a stunning view of the city from the top. You can purchase your ticket here. Highly recommend one to visit during the weekday and off-peak period to avoid the 2-hour queue. Get your discounted Tram ticket here. More information on the peak here

2. Ocean Park
Photo credit: Ocean Park
Ocean Park is the first theme park opened in Hong Kong. From thrill rides to watching seal perform, there are many things to do in Ocean Park. It’s the perfect day for the family with kids! Get your discounted Ocean ParkTicket here. More information on Ocean Park here  

3. Disneyland Hong Kong
The first Disneyland open in Asia, Disneyland Hong Kong is divided into 7 lands in the park. Although the smallest Disneyland in the world, the park is filled with magic and with different Disney stories. One can character such as Lilo and Stich, Princess Jasmine and the Genie from Aladdin and etc. Get your discounted Disneyland Hong Kong Ticket here

In the past, I thought 4D3N Hong Kong is enough to explore most of the attraction. Unfortunately, after 4 trips I still feel that there are a lot of things Hong Kong offers. There are still many places that I still didn’t have a chance to explore and I’m looking forward to visiting them on my next trip! Do you feel the same way? Where is your favourite place in Hong Kong?


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