Departed from Penang International Airport on 13th Jan 2012 and arrived 4 hrs later at Hong Kong International Airport located at Lantau Island. Hong Kong is made up Hong Kong Island itself and another 200 islands and south east mainland China called Kowloon and New Territories bordering with Shenzhen of China. Immediately on arrival with Visa already obtained by tourist guide, we were escorted to cross border to Shenzhen which we believed a heaven for shopping.
On Saturday, started with a visit to jade factory claimed to be a government owned factory and came to surprise all items like bracelets, rings and moon glow in the dark are far expensive than in Malaysia. Photo taking was not allowed at their premise due to security reason and fen shui. Later we were brought to Window of The World where the reproduction of most tourist magnificent attractions in the world like Eiffel Tower, Pisa Tower etc are rebuild at one place.
Our lunch are taking care off by tourist agent in Shenzhen at Muslim Restaurant, local food were the main course and noticed Chinese eating a lot of vegetables.
Aerial view Window of The World
After lunch we continued for another visit at factory outlet producing herbs, again we were about to be conned by those medical practitioner claimed to be professor but unable to speak English. Another person was helping those professors to translate into basic Indonesia language. Some of us were diagnosed by looking at their palms with kidney problem and even decay bone. All of us were attended by them in dedicated room and very well learned from the first factory outlet visit we managed to escape without buying their products.
Most of us were upset when we were in Shenzhen, supposed we could buy cheap items at LuoHu Commercial City (LCC) but you need patience shopping here and the result it’s not always to your favorable price. All retailers here were using high pressure bargain tactics; we need to bargain half of the tag price.
A last day visit at Disneyland Hong Kong on Sunday replaced our bad days in Shenzhen until we arrived at Penang Int. Airport safely on Monday 16th Jan at midnight.
At entrance Hong Kong Disneyland
with Snow White
having lunch at Hong Kong Islamic Centre Canteen
reminder to muslim customer at canteen