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To Hong Kong With Love – Part 5

Views of Lan Kwai Fong

A wonderfully cold morning heralded my third day in Hong Kong. Took a short stroll from the hotel to the office, before the commencement of yet another day-long meeting.

As expected, it was a day full of debates, debates and more debates. At the end of it, my head was bursting with all the conclusions that we have drawn up, and I looked at my to-do list with some apprehension. Oh well, at least things are really moving now.

A HK colleague, the boss and I went down to have some happy hour pints at a bar a stone throw away from the office. Chatters were easy, and we deliberately stayed clear of work topics since we have been doing that for a full day! To my amazement, my boss downed four bottles of San Miguel while I haven’t even finish my two pints (it was one-for-one till 8 p.m.!)

While my boss was contemplating what to do to mark the final night we are in Hong Kong, my mind was made up. I need to shop! Before the shops close! So after a quick farewell to my boss and colleague, I rushed back to the hotel to shower and change….

… after which, I was too tired to rush anymore and decided to head down to Lan Kwai Fong instead :P

It was a good decision. Cooling down after an intense work day with your boss is one thing; chilling out on your own terms is another. I was bar-hopping from one place to another, enjoying the chilly weather and the mostly-expat crowd.

Soon it was close to 12 p.m., and I decided to head back to the hotel.

So I walked out of some club, and spotted this roadside stall selling some kind of noodle. My stomach grumbled, so I walked over and asked the stall owner if they sell wanton noodle (I can’t read their Chinese menu)? The lady looked at me strangely, and said, yes they do, and would I like one bowl. I smiled, and placed an order for one.

The noodle was deliciously light and tasty. It cost me S$7 though. Lan Kwai Fong is really an expensive area for Asians like me.

Then I took a cab back to hotel. Did you know that HK cabs have no midnight surcharge, unlike Singapore?

It was close to 1 a.m. when I was finally back in my hotel room. On a wimp I decided to order a room service supper. Angel pasta with baby lobster. LOL.

There goes my diet! HK doesn’t count :P

(more photos after the jump)

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