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Happy Holidaying in Hong Kong-East Sim Sha Tsui

Updated on July 14, 2010

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East Sim Sha Tsui is a great place to visit when in Hong Kong.

Go to the walk of stars and you will find a statute of Bruce Lee and many other famous Hong Kong actors and singers. Old fogies like me, in our fifties and above will remember Bruce Lee for the Green Hornet series. He is also the first one to make martial arts films popular in North America, remember “Enter the Dragon”.

You will find the Hong Kong Space museum there. It is worth a look..I'm not much for art but the Hong Kong Art museum is in the same area. Just follow the signs .It's easy to find.

I stay at a youth hostel in the Mirador Mansion. There are many there. I prefer Pearl Hostel. The rooms are very small. You would swear you could fart from one end of the room to the other. There is just a bed, air conditioner, shower, toilet and t.v.. But hey I go to get a new visa and see the sights .The rooms are very reasonable at 150 Hong Kong Dollars per night.

I go to Forever Bright for a visa. Most foreigners do. They speak excellent English and provide quick service. Usually the same day ,at a reasonable price.They are at New Mandarin Plaza

A walk along Nathan Road is quite the experience .You will see many Pakistanis trying to sell you suits that can be made in an hour, rent you rooms and sell you just about anything you can imagine, fake of course.

There is a great little park there called Kowloon Park .In it you will find the Health Building..It is great .It explains about health and sanitation, but there are many interactive displays that are great fun.

As you stroll through the park in the early morning you will find many seniors practicing Tia Chi .Feel free to join in. Hong Kong people are great. They are very friendly and helpful. Go and see the totem pole Canada donated to Hong Kong.

There are many quaint little restaurants where you can get a meal at an outdoor patio at The New Mandarin Plaza at reasonable prices.

If you are a smoker be careful to watch where you smoke. Hong Kong is very strict with its anti smoking policy. As well don't go throwing your rubbish on the ground. Hong Kong is very clean and they enforce the littering policy as well.

I pray you found this article helpful and you enjoy your time in Hong Kong.

See you there.

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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning Sara.

      Thank you.

      Honk Kong has really great hiking trails. Take a photo of the mail at the trailheard before you go as there are many switchback and you can easily get lost.

      Wednesdays are great because all the museums are free and they are world class.

      God bless you.

    • sarahshuihan profile image

      Sarah 

      5 years ago from USA

      Liking your articles on HK. Having visited there numerous times I will say it's one of those places that I don't mind going there again and again.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      If you come, maybe I can take you to Tai Po market and we can see who can haggel for the best price with the street vedors.

      After wards there is a special drink in Southern China. They put a shot of rice wine (ooooh it tastes horrable and is almost pure alocohol) into a glass. Then, they bring a live cobra and milk its venom into the glass.

      You shotgun it down, you drink it in one gulp.

      I call it the volcano drink because it makes your guts feel on fire and like a volcano flows up into your head. I see stars for about twenty seconds, then it's okay.

      You only drink one though.

      Yum yum

      ha ha

      Thanks for your comment.

      God bless you.

    • Oceanblueeyes profile image

      Robin Lusk 

      6 years ago from Ontario Canada

      Oh you have no idea how much I want to go there now,...lol....The ocean and waterfalls sound marvelous and seeing wildlife in their natural habitat would be a thrill....Promise I won't look directly at the monkeys:)

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Yes it would.

      There are some fantastic waterfalls and the ocean scenery is great. There are some places you can see wild monkeys (don't look at them, they consider that a threat and will bite you) and some places where you can see wild waterbuffalo (they are very docile).

    • Oceanblueeyes profile image

      Robin Lusk 

      6 years ago from Ontario Canada

      Oh I love everything about nature and I'm sure my camera would get quite the workout:)

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Oceanblueeyes

      If you like nature there is so much to see and do in Hong Kong

    • Oceanblueeyes profile image

      Robin Lusk 

      6 years ago from Ontario Canada

      Great hub, Teacher Joe....It sure makes me want to visit Hong Kong.....Maybe one day:)

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi kerlyub.

      Me either.

      Ilove going hiking. If you go out to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden take the 64k bus. Just before the stop for the farm you get off. Cross the road and walk up the road. You will see a beautiful Buddhist monestary built out of the side of a mountain. Go further still and there is magnificent waterfalls.

      I like Shek O beach. Take the number nine bus. It's small but never crowded.

      If you are in Hong Kong on Wedesday all the museums are free.

      I stay at the hostels on Nathan Road. They are grungy but cheap, I never pay more than 150 a night.

      I eat one big lunch at the Salvation army to last me the day. Usually it's pretty good.

      There are some helpful tips.

      If you would like more or would like to share some, I would be very happy to share with you.

      God bless you.

    • kerlynb profile image

      kerlynb 

      6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Bookmarked for my next trip to HK :) Luckily, I don't need to get a visa to get there.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      8 years ago

      Hi David.

      Thanks for the note

      I am living in the mainland and have to go to Hong Kong every three months to renew my visa.

      It is great.It is a whole differant world.Nathan Road is a great place to find cheap place to stay.The rooms many be small, but they are still clean.There is three differant places to stay like Chunking Mansions ( although I would not exactly call the rooms "mansions" ha ha)

      I like to go up hiking.

      My uncle was a Canadian soldier who fought the Japenese during WW2.After years of searching the place where the battle was fought was found and many pictures taken.But that is another story

      Hong Kong has fantastic beaches and hiking trails.I love going there

      Have a great day

    • David Harvey profile image

      David Harvey 

      8 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Hey, Teacher Joe! I loved the article -- a look at Tsimshatsui. I haven't been there since the 1970s, so it has changed quite a bit. Yes, I remember Mirador Mansion I used to train at Aikido there. Chunking Mansions was the place for cheap, small dirty accommodation when I lived in HKG. post more stuff on good old "Honkers", and I will read every one of them. :-)

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