Gorgeous, gorgeous. I tell you, that few extra inches makes a lot of difference okay. I know, cos I felt the difference when I flew on the older seats on our way back from Hongkong. The colours used were soothing too, love them.
Yes, Sean brings Mary along on flights, and his old Carters blanket too. Brian keeps them for him.
Check this out. Huge screen, no more cumbersome console (is that what they call that handset thing) near your sides, it's stowed nicely in front of you. And I didn't take a picture, but the tray table can be folded in half (or two, whatever floats your boat) and when folded, there's a little mirror there, for us vain ones to pretty ourselves up before landing (or to check that there's no spinach stuck between your teeth, never an attractive sight). Clever!
Was a great flight and the food was actually good. Arrived in Chek Lak Kop airport on schedule. The last time I was in Hongkong was when Eddie was the Assistant Station Manager here (circa 1994/5) and landing was always such a fantastic experience, yup, that was Kai Tak airport in Kowloon. Chek Lak Kop reminds me of KLIA actually, big and spacious.
Freshened up and then headed to the Esprit outlet right around the corner from the hotel. A quick walk around and I only found one thing I 'maybe' liked, and bought it. But I eventually found some really good buys here on my last night in Hongkong.
Walked around Harbour City, a huge shopping mall near the Star Ferry terminal. At this point, I've got to thank Kelly (a Hongkong native and my friend Helena's best friend) and my ex-colleague Hwee Hoon for all their recommendations on shopping and eating. Oh, Li Ping too, for passing me the travel itinerary template that her husband Yong uses each time they travel, very anal but at the end of the day, very useful.
Dinner was at Peking Garden at Star House 3rd Floor, 3 Salisbury Rd. Food was good but the Peking Duck, the signature dish here, wasn't really what we're used to. It's brownish in colour and very fatty and seems deep-fried, I'm not sure. The ones we have in London and Singapore are reddish-brown in colour and sweeter.
Returned to the hotel to change into more comfortable shoes, then headed out for more shopping. Tsimshatsui area has not changed much. But the shops are Park Lane appear to have gone slightly downmarket. Good thing it did cos I found hair clips and hair bands at one of the shops there. The exact same clip I got from Isetan Parkway just two days ago for S$12 was selling for S$3.60 here!
On our way back, we stopped at Xiu Liu Shan (I think that's the name), for mango dessert although we were already very stuffed. The boys refused to have any -- spoilsports!
Back to the hotel to bathe and sleep before our full day at Disneyland tomorrow.