The night before was a long day, I did my usual bathtub-thing and fall asleep on the bed later on while the guys went to casino.
The next day, we ate hotel’s buffet breakfast before heading out and to be frank their breakfast sucks.
So if you ever choose Sheraton as your hotel in Macau, stay away from their breakfast. I’d much rather pay and have much better food in Macau.
#1 The only bowl of noodle which can keep my mouth shut, not that it’s really good but the beef soup keeps my tummy warm.
I wasn’t in my best-est mood because I had food poisoning right before my trip (meh) and I wasn’t entirely recover when I was at Macau.
After breakfast we were on the move to the place I most look forwarded to, Macau Giant Panda Pavilion at Coloane.
#2 Panda!!! I was really excited and happy because that day was the first (and currently the only) time I saw a real panda right in front of me. I couldn’t contain my happiness, I just kept smiling and omg-ing cause panda is pretty irresistible.
If you’re planning for a Macau trip and you’ve never seen a real panda, this place is definitely a must go. Or a must go if you simply just love Panda.
My friend went to Ocean Park in Hong Kong and waited for the panda for an hour and all she could see was the cctv hahaha!
Another reason why Macau Giant Panda Pavilion must be put in your itinerary is because the entrance fee is so cheap you can’t pass this by. It’s only MOP10 per entrance which is lesser than RM5. #saywhat!
I also heard that Malaysia is gonna loan two pandas from China and the entrance fee will be like Rm100+ and although I don’t know how true this is but I figured Rm5 for an entrance do me no harm.
#3 See!!!!! I literally died of it’s cuteness.
#4 I wish I could have the panda as my pet, then I can lay it on all day all night like a beanbag. :D
Here’s a little tip : The best time to visit according to my research is during morning because that’s when the panda eat their breakfast.
For the entire time, this panda was just eating and eating and munching on the bamboo leaves.
#5 If you come at another timing, I don’t know what you’ll get but probably this. Sleeping far far away.
There are a few more animals around like monkeys and all that which makes the MOP10 I paid even more worth it than it already is.
After ooh-ing and aah-ing over the pandas, we head back to Taipa and went over to Venetian.
#6 Venetian is really big and spacious but I wasn’t very much interested because first, I cant shop and second (I don’t know why) this somehow just kept reminding me of Genting’s First World.
Venetian was also themed on Venice which from what I remembered look nothing like Venice so…..
Big space, expensive shops, just really not my thing.
There’s one thing that impressed me though, the gondoliers were real (unlike the one in Genting) and they will serenade you with a song or two.
#7 Lord Stow’s was the reason as to why I want to go to Venetian.
#8 I so want one right now!!
Lord Stow’s is very famous for their Portuguese egg tart and once you take a bite, you can clearly see why there’s a queue right outside.
After Lord Stow’s we took a ferry to Hong Kong and that’s when shit happened.
Rain happened I mean.
#9 For the first night we booked Mini Hotel at Central (there’s two) and it sure does live up to it’s name, mini.
Of course, I’ve expected it to be that mini from the beginning, we only paid HKD550 (RM250).
#10 Mini Hotel’s waiting area.
#11 Though the room is very small but I like the idea that they put in effort into decorating their lounge area making it as comfortable as possible.
#12 It’s just nice.
#13 Stayed on the 10th floor.
#14 What you see here in the picture is the entire room, hahaha!
#14 This is mini-er than mini! I’m fine with small rooms since I’m very petite so the size of it doesn’t really bother me. If you’re big size or claustrophobic you might want to reconsider. And yes, the washroom/bathroom is covered only with glass aherm. I guess this will be fine for couples (let’s be real here) but if you’re travelling with your bff I don’t think glass-covered bathroom will make you feel comfortable.
Also if you look at the toilet bowl, you can’t sit on it and close the glass door unless you sit side way (which is what I did HAHA) BUT my fat boyfriend couldn’t sit side way so he did his ‘business’ without the door close while I was sleeping. I woke up suddenly prolly because of the smell and he gave me this innocent look and said ‘sorry sorry, I can’t close the door and I cant sit side way like you did. sorry’.
I wanted to kill him right then but thinking back now I feel like laughing at his reaction hahaha!
#15 Though small, the room has everything you need. There’s tv, hair dryer, and a boiler. Oh wait there’s also a safe underneath the bed.
#16 If you’re fatter than fatty, I suggest you not book Mini Hotel at Central because the shower area might not fit.
Mini Hotel at Central though small but the location make up for it. 3 minutes walk to Lan Kwai Fong, 5 minutes walk to The Peak Tram station, 10 minues walk to IFC, and 5 minutes car ride from Macau Ferry Terminal. How great is that?
#17 After settling down we headed to Sing Heung Yuen (å‹é¦™åœ’), one of the very few dai pai dongs left in Hong Kong for a quick lunch.
Sing Heung Yuen is just right opposite the all time famouse Kau Kee beef noodle.
It was suppose to be an enjoyable walk from our hotel whereby I explore the streets of Hong Kong for the first time but it rained. Mtfk. Haha sorry for the rudeness but damn!
#18 The simplest tomato and beef noodle, HKD26. From what I’ve noticed, Hong Kong’s food portion is huge! Two person can definitely share a bowl.
#19 Crispy toast that turned out to be too crispy for my braces.
#20 Walked around Soho for a bit and I definitely like it there. Soho and Sheung Wan is love.
#21 Went into Abercrombie and Fitch to look at chandeliers and muscular guys. One minute I went in these guys were wearing their denim shirts and the next they weren’t wearing any shirts. I mean what kind of job is that, showing off muscles haha! But at least they look good, their muscles match their height and it’s not overdone. Guys who overdo it looks like they’re gonna tumble any minute lol.
#22 While walking towards The Peak Tram station.
Two way tram ticket to The Peak costs HKD75 (RM32) which is not expensive at all.
We went up on a Saturday night and the queue going up and coming down was long. I cant quite feel my legs then.
#23 I have a thing for trams.
#24 Since the weather isn’t at it’s best, I was afraid I couldn’t get a clear view from The Peak but thank God the view was quite clear that night.
#25 Super pale me and fatty. I wasn’t feeling too well, it was raining and The Peak was cold and windy due to the rain. Walking the whole day mostly under the rain didn’t help.
#26 Cold die. How am I suppose to go to a place with 0 degree Celsius.
#27 The boys and a umbrella from Circle K which is a very lousy umbrella I must say.
#28 Because it kept flipping and flipping it gets so annoying!
Had dinner at Tsui Wah after The Peak with Foon before the night really begins.
#29 Fatty’s champagne milk tea.
#30 Cutest cup ever for my nai cha.
#31 So I heard Tsui Wah have very good Hainanese chicken rice and when it comes to chicken rice, I can’t quite say no. But damn, it wasn’t half as good as what we have here in Malaysia.
Tsui Wah is overly price and the food was mediocre so don’t bother.
#32 Changed and headed to Lan Kwai Fong which to me is KL’s Changkat.
#34 As usual I was the only one who wasn’t drinking.
After one round of beers at Lan Kwai Fong, my man wanted to try Hong Kong’s club so off we went. We decided on the club called Play.
Clubbing in Hong Kong is extremely expensive! Cover charge is price at around HKD300 to HKD400 per person without drinks and a glass of alcohol costs about HKD100. Clubbing in Malaysia suddenly became so much cheaper.
#35 Play was pretty awesome. There were lots of pretty people there that night, most looked like models. The gwailos were all tall and handsome, Foon and I couldn’t stop staring.
#36 But my Fatty also not bad lah.
#37 So she said Play was the best club she went to in Hong Kong and it was really pretty good. I’d say a lot better than Butter Factory, so go figure.
I was having fun until I became too tired and cant wait to hit the sack.
It was a very very long day.
Macau Giant Panda Pavilion
Address: Seac Pai Van Park, Coloane, Macau
Opening Hours: 10:00ï¼13:0o, 14:00ï¼17:00 (Close on Monday)
Lord Stow’s Bakery & Cafe
Address: Shop 2119A, Marco Polo District,
The Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian.
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 11.oopm
10.00am – 12.ooam (Friday & Saturday)
Mini Hotel Central
Address: 38, Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2103 0999
Fax: (852) 2536 9719
Sing Heung Yuen å‹é¦™åœ’
2 Mei Lun Street, Central
Tel: (852) 2544 8368
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 08:00-17:30; Sun: Closed
The Peak Tram Station
Address: Central’s Garden Road St Joseph Building
Tel : (852) 2522 0922
Fax : (852) 2849 6237
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: 7am – 12 midnight
Address: G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: (852) 2525 6338
* There’s a lot of Tsui Wah branches so I’m not quite sure if they taste all the same.
Address: 1st Floor On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Operation Hours: Every day from 6pm till late