To be honest we pretty much ‘winged’ majority of the Hong Kong trip, therefore prior to departing Sydney… there was no plan of making a trip into smaller towns.. or islands in this case. We were lucky to have a friend in Hong Kong who could suggest places to go and bring us around during the weekend. He suggested ‘ Cheung Chau Island’, the name definitely rings a bell (thanks to the years of watching all those TVB drama series). I had no idea what the attractions were of Cheung Chau Island, I only know that you go there.. for cheap seafood.
We boarded the ferry from Central Ferry Pier (chose to pay a few extra dollars for the comfort of first class). The ferry ride itself took only about 45mins-60mins, which was a slightly shorter trip than going to Macau (1-1.5hrs). The main thing I noticed as the ferry approached the wharf… boats, lots of fishing boats. It somewhat clicked that, perhaps Cheung Chau is known as a fishing village? Hence why the main street was lined with seafood restaurants. It definitely was a cheap seafood feast.. forgive me for forgetting how much we spent!
It was interesting walking around the town, which made you forget that you were in Hong Kong. Although it was jam packed with people (as it was a Saturday), the atmosphere still felt somewhat relaxed.
I wondered why this particular shop had all these photos of celebrities enlarged, I later learned that TVB recently filmed a series which was based in Cheung Chau Island. I am usually up to date with my series but just the few weeks prior to our trip I had lost track… imagine if I had watch this series, I would be recognising scenes and where certain celebrities have been! (no I’m not that much of a fan girl)
Hot Summer day calls for frozen fruit skewers!
If my sister saw the ‘Sweet Candy’ shirt, she would’ve suggested to buy it for me, as I was a Candy Crush addict at the time.
The mini egg tarts from this stall were… DELICIOUS. Why did I wait to swallow it down when we got on board the ferry, then regret for only buying ONE each?
That is totally what those tables on the Ferry are for.
Back into the city…. and finally got to see this super cool Apple store, just ‘hovering’ above a busy street in Central.
I had spotted a Pierre Herme store in IFC and HAD to get myself some… or a lot. I can’t wait to try the real deal in Paris 😉
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