Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hong Kong Trip '10: [PART 1] A380 to Hong Kong

Late last year, we caught some real cheap air tickets from Singapore Airlines,
so we decided to re-visit Hong Kong early this year.
This time round, we are still flying by "SQ" (Singapore Airlines),
however its A380!
Flying in a jumbo passenger jet is definitely an experience worth it,
even if it was just for a mere 4 hour flight.

[Flying on Singapore Airlines A380]

When we were checking the flight schedules, we were surprised to see the visiting flight was on A380. Hence, immediately after confirming our flight agenda, we proceeded to book our seats. Flying on the A380 was an experience to behold, we had to go for the upper deck on this double-decker jumbo jet. The upper deck of the A380 houses the first-class, business-class and economy-class. Of course, my thin wallet could only afford me the economy class. Nevertheless, economy-class on A380 was quite comfortable for us. The 2-4-2 seat configuration meant that couples like us get to have our privacy. The passenger space on-board the A380 was not significantly any bigger than other SQ planes. However, we did notice the additional stowage space beneath the window.
Since it was our maiden flight on the A380, we had to do the "mountain turtle" thing, to take pictures on the plane! The air-stewardesses were understanding to help us with a couple of shots. What better way to tell its A380 than a shot on the staircase! As a matter of fact, I was not to impressed. I was expecting a grand staircase as that seen in Jodie Foster's "Flightplan".

[Airport Express]

No paid-for taxi rides this time round, so it was by Airport Express. We purchased a buddy tickets pack which was way much cheaper. Kudos to the efficient metro system in Hong Kong, we conveniently switched to the MTR at Hong Kong Station and connected to Mongkok. Remember to have some credit in your Octopus card though. We stayed in the same accommodation as the previous trip.

[KFC Egg Tarts]

First stop, visit the local KFC for some real good Portuguese egg tarts. Yes, the KFC over there sells them a-la carte with a beverage. Luckily, the KFC in Singapore decided to bring in them finally.

[臭豆腐]

Street food is something that I missed deeply. So the next thing is walk down Sai Yeung Choi Street for fried fermented beancurd or 臭豆腐 (literally translated to smelly beancurd)! This tasty treats are smelly indeed but the taste packs a punch especially when doused with sweet and spicy sauces! Shiok!

[Traditional Egg Tarts]

Third stop, egg tarts again! Yes! I have found no better egg tarts in Singapore. I swore never to let my tongue taste others than the best traditional egg tarts in Hong Kong! Nothing beats sinking my teeth into them and let the piping hot egg custard run down my throat, warming me up on the drizzling, cold evening.

[Modern Toilet Restaurant]

During my last visit, I missed out on visiting Modern Toilet, a Taiwanese theme restaurant. Needless to elaborate, the name already suggests that the restaurant is set in a toilet theme. I wonder how its like dining in a latrine! I had to scoot off to find a toilet since I could not use any of the many toilet bowls there.

Some really potent shit! Japanese curry bubbling on a toilet bowl hotpot.

Fancy slurping up ramen from a toilet bowl? How about cheese backed rice from a bath-tub?

The restaurant has many different bathroom themes.

That's a fucking enormous piece of shit!

Relax, dining in the restaurant won't give you the runs.
Unless if you chomping on some shit!


That's about it for Part 1.
Stay tuned for more pictures from MACAU in the Part 2.


Photography & Editing by William Tan 2010
Documented using Nikon D200 with Tamron 18-270 VC and Panasonic LUMIX-LX3

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