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Hong Kong Travel Itinerary DAY 2 – Harbour City, IFC Mall, Central Hong Kong

by Minnee / 3 weeks ago

This is Hong Kong Travel Itinerary Day 2 for my Hong Kong Trip in 2017. Watch my Hong Kong Day 2 Vlog below:

Hong Kong Travel Itinerary DAY 2

On the second day in Hong Kong, we visited the two biggest shopping centre in Hong Kong – Harbour City and IFC Mall. Our original plan was to go to Hong Kong Disneyland but we ended up waking up late and some bathroom problems which lead us to a change of plan. So we basically swapped over our day 3 plan with day 2.

FIRST VISIT
HARBOUR CITY + OCEAN TERMINAL DECK, Tsim Sha Tsui
3-27 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Harbour city is one of Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall, which consists of 5 sections within the mall: Gateway Arcade, Ocean Centre, Ocean Terminal, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, and Star Annex.  It has over 450 shops, around 70 restaurants, three hotels, an art gallery and an observatory deck. – Discover Hong Kong

Watch my vlog above to see the full footage of the mall and observatory deck.

How to get there: West Rail Line, East Tsim Sha Tsui L5 or L6

THE OBSERVATORY DECK @ OCEAN TERMINAL DECK

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BRUNCH

Tim’s Kitchen, ICC Mall, Yau Ma Tei
1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

We had late breakfast/early lunch at Tim’s Kitchen in ICC Mall. The mall is within the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong and SKY 100 Building. Our initial plan was to have dim sum at TIN LUNG HEEN CANTONESE RESTAURANT. It’s a higher end dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, we failed to secure a table as advanced booking is required. I totally forgot the fact that we are in Asia, everything needs to be booked in advance (especially for popular high-end restaurants). So we ended up having dim sum in the mall, which turns out to be pretty good as well.

How to get here: Tung Chung Line, Kowloon Station

SECOND VISIT
IFC Mall, Central HK
Central, Hong Kong

IFC, or also known as the International Financial Center, consists of two IFC Tower (One ifc and Two ifc), Four Season Hotel & Place and IFC Mall. International Finance Centre is the creation of Asia’s leading financial and property development companies. – IFC HONG KONG

The shops inside are very similar to Harbour city, mainly luxury retailers. We did not spend much time in IFC mall as we don’t do much “luxury shopping”. My favourite part of the mall was their Starbucks. Very different from Starbucks in Australia or Singapore, they have so much food variety.

Again, I have more visuals of IFC Mall on my vlog above, don’t forget to watch it!

How to get here: Tsuen wan line – Central Station / Tung Chung Line, Hong Kong Station

LATE LUNCH
Yat Lok Roast Goose, Central HK (MICHELIN GUIDE)
Conwell House, G/F, 34-38 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong

Yat Lok Roast Goose is a Michelin Guide restaurant in Hong Kong. The place is REALLY tiny and you most likely need to queue up during peak hour like lunch time. We went for a late lunch so there wasn’t a queue for us. We all know Hong Kong is famous for its roast meat and stuff. So We have really high hope for this restaurant. I do have to say it was a little bit of disappointment for how good people said it is. We ordered a roast goose and a Char Siew (BBQ Pork). The Char Siew was a bit tough for me while the Roast goose was pretty good, but there’s no “WOW” effect to this meal. It was also pretty pricey compared to what we had in Tsim Sha Tsui, I think they jacked up the price as they have gotten famous.

I’m not saying it’s not great. The food is decent and good but we just don’t think it’s as good as a “Michelin guide”. This is subjective of course. Oh and don’t forget to bring cash, they don’t take anything else other than Hong Kong Dollar.

How to get here: Tsuen wan line – Central Station and walk to the restaurant.

YAT LOK RESTAURANT YAT LOK RESTAURANT

THIRD VISIT
Walk around Central & Admiralty Hong Kong

So after having our lunch, we have a lot of time to kill. So we basically just walked around the whole Central Hong Kong all the way to Admiralty Area. We didn’t do much shopping but we enjoyed the culture and the busy streets of Central Hong Kong, which is a good way to experience Hong Kong and embrace its architectural beauty.

Photo-Bombing Alert Below! HAHA but I hope you enjoy the visuals.

POTTINGER STREET @ CENTRAL HONG KONG

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ADMIRALTY HONG KONG

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DINNER & DESSERT
Japanese Dinner + iCremeria, Harbour City Tsim Sha Tsui
3-27 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Finally, for our dinner we decided to head back to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui. We were exhausted from all the walking and so we just randomly picked a Japanese Restaurant in Harbour City Mall. I did not note down the name of the restaurant as the meal was pretty bad. Luckily we found a Japanese Ice Cream store – iCremeria, just next to the Japanese Restaurant. They have all kinds of Green Tea flavour dessert, as well as the famous Japanese Melon dessert. If you are a green tea lover, I highly recommend this dessert place.

JAPANESE DINNER @ HARBOUR CITY MALL TSIM SHA TSUI

iCREMERIA@ HARBOUR CITY MALL TSIM SHA TSUI

So that ends our Hong Kong Travel Itinerary Day 2. It’s very simple and straightforward itinerary. We don’t travel intensely and visit a lot of places in one day as we prefer to travel comfortably. I hope you guys enjoy!

Don’t forget to watch my Hong Kong Day 2 vlog below:

Alternatively, you may want to read:

 Hong Kong Travel Itinerary: DAY 1 – Tsim Sha Tsui, Temple Street, Kowloon Area

Hong Kong Day 3: One Day in Hong Kong Disneyland!

 

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