Monday, October 5, 2015

Hong Kong Trip

Yeaps this is a very long overdue post. I traveled to Hong Kong a few months back but I just didn't have any motivation in writing a post for it. 

Alright just imagine when you watch Hong Kong dramas, and your expectation is so high for Hong Kong, and when you reach and see it for yourself, its totally different! Yeah that's what I feel about Hong Kong

Alright so starting up, I headed over there for a work trip. This is the first time that the company has done an overseas event solely by itself, and its a big milestone for us. We were handling an event for Penang Tourism, which is pretty big as the roadshow would be travelling across 5 cities.

Me, Yinn, and Andrew packed our bags, and took an early Airasia Flight to Hong Kong. We were there a few days earlier as we were meeting up with our suppliers and checking out the progression of the shipping etc.

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Yeah We're tired even before the flight

When we arrived, we got a van driver (Mr. Singh) to bring us into the city, His Purple van was really funky, and it was cheaper than hiring a Limo as we had a lot of equipment to bring along. The scenery was really beautiful before entering the city as there were plenty of mountains and greens that surround the area

But the moment we entered the city, My whole perception of Hong Kong changed. Everything was so crammed and it felt like there's no breathing space at all! It definitely is a very advance yet unique city, but it ain't a place I would like to live in

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This is what I mean by its super crowded and crammed. literally every street you go to is something like this

We checked into our hotel, Crowne Plaza Kowloon East, and as expected of any good Hotel, the rooms were big and spacious, with loads of amenities for us to use.

Check out my room:

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A well awaited shower LOL

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Yeaps this is "Working on Vacation"

As we spent our first few days meeting our suppliers and preparing our stuff for the event, We managed to get some time off for ourselves as well. One thing I like about HK? The Food! everything is PORK PORK AND MORE PORK! It definitely fills our tummies to the brim and the most unforgettable is their Dim Sum!

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Dim Sum

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Har Gao

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Some super spicy noodles! I love!

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Ramen Night out


Next exciting thing about Hong Kong? We went to Disneyland! This is actually my first trip to Disneyland, and to see Mickey, Woohoo!

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On board the Disney Train

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Disunehhlanddd

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The 3 of us

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The Disney fountain


And of course the main reason why anyone would go to Hong Kong? The Shopping! There's even a street which basically is called the "sport shoe street" as there are countless Nike, Adidas, Reebok etc shoe shops over there! And of course for myself, I just had to get some!

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Mong Kok

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Trying on em shoes

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My haul


And of course to the main event itself, We built a mini Penang in Hong Kong. Participants could come over and ride on one of our 5 Trishaws brought all the way from Penang. There are also plenty of activities such as Tau Sar Pneah food tasting, Nyonya beading demonstration, and also whoever who Instagrams a pic with the Trishaw could stand a chance to win  a trip to Penang!

Check out the site at: www.mypenangtrishaw.com

What made it Amazing? Our Penang Chief Minister, Mr Lim Guan Eng was there to officiate the whole ceremony! 

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The setup (pic credit to Aliff)

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The Event site (pic credit to Andy)

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Andrew in our Mini Penang

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Our Chief Minister

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The team


Overall it was an eye opener in Hong Kong. It was great to have the team along to make the trip more enjoyable!

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Definitely ending this post with a glass of wine

Sayonara Hong Kong!

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