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- When arriving at the ferry terminal take your time and dont be rushed through by people selling you tickets as we did. We were sold tickets to Macau Taipa instead of Macau outer harbour ferry terminal. Luckily enough if you do arrive in Taipa it is possible to get a free shuttle bus to Macau. We chose one of the casino buses and walked to our hotel from the casino without too much trouble. The trip over to Macau lasts just an hour and was pretty smooth.Written 26 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Large ferry so you don't feel the wave, the terminal building is also large and clean. Unfortunatelly there's lack of food stall on terminalWritten 28 November 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This area is filled with lots of bars and restaurants, lots to eat, see, drink and do. It's a great place to amble around.Written 13 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- TurboJet is a convenient, efficient way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau. However there is room for improvements.From 28 December 2019 to 14 January 2020 my wife and I organised an interesting 18 day South East Asian adventure to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary visiting Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore.
Two nights were spent in Hong Kong and two nights In Macau and we travelled to Macau from Hong Kong on the fast TurboJet Hong Kong –Macau Ferry.
We chose to pre-purchase our ferry tickets online from Brisbane through Direct Ferries Limited before our Asia trip commenced. This was an efficient process.
We took the 11.00 am ferry from the ferry terminal at Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island on 30 December 2019 and reached the Macau Outer Harbour ferry terminal 55 minutes later. The Turbojet catamaran’s exterior is distinctively painted a bright red. The interior resembles the inside of an aircraft. Our reserved seats were on the upper level of the ferry and were reasonably comfortable. They were pink in colour and incorporated a fold up tray table. We were given window seats next to quite good, large viewing windows.
The directional signage at the Hong Kong Terminal at times was found wanting so we relied on asking the staff for assistance. We have to say that some of the staff here were rather indifferent to us. They were only willing; it seemed, to be as helpful as they felt they needed to be. Public relations could be greatly improved here.
Because we were having two nights in Macau we checked in our main luggage. However we had our usual airport hand luggage which we took on board. My wife had a backpack which she was allowed to take with her to her seat. However, I had a conventional correct size carry on luggage case which the staff insisted had to be left in a dedicated but exposed area downstairs, well away from my seat and out of my sight. There appeared to be no staff member closely guarding all these cases raising questions about the possibility of compromising luggage security. I personally found this situation disconcerting. So, my advice to travellers who are planning a trip which includes an overnight stay in Macau and they plan to get to Macau by ferry, is to choose a backpack as their airport carry on luggage .
The actual ferry ride was fast and efficient and the ride was quite smooth throughout. To us it was just a fast sea travel experience with little outstanding scenery on the journey. The service at the Macau Terminal on our arrival was friendlier than our experience at the Hong Kong Terminal.
Taking the ferry with TurboJet is a convenient, efficient way to travel from Hong Kong to Macau. However, we felt there is room for improvements.Written 31 July 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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- You can see quite a lot in a short time by walking along Hollywood Rd. It runs between Central and Sheung Wan and the highlights range from colonial history to antiques, street art and traditional temples.
i) TAI KWUN CENTRE - This is a good starting point. A newly restored complex of colonial buildings, it includes free historical exhibitions inside the old magistracy and Victoria Gaol, the JC gallery, several shops, restaurants and bars. From here, if you head past the Mid-Levels escalator, it’s about a 10 min walk to the Man Mo Temple.
ii) ANTIQUES - once famous as a centre of antiques, I’m not sure if Hollywood Rd can still make that claim. However there are still a large number of galleries and antique shops, selling anything from high-end antique furniture to Mao memorabilia.
iii) STREET ART - I particularly like the colourful street art. Organisations like HKWalls have attracted international and local artists, who have used the city walls as an open-air canvas. Most instagrammable, is the popular Graham St mural on the side wall of the G.O.D. shop.
iv) MAN MO TEMPLE - Built in 1842, this is one of HK’s oldest temples and is free to enter. If you’re only seeing one temple, then this is a good one to choose. It’s large and colourful, with a haze of smoky incense and giant spiralling incense coils hanging from the ceiling.
v) CAT ST - A slight detour across the road, will take you away from Hollywood Rd down to Cat St market, an open-air antiques and bric-a-brac market lane. You’ll find trinkets and treasures ranging from Mao statues to movie posters, jade, old watches and mah jong sets. I like to look out for the blue and white ginger jars that you can often find here at reasonable prices.Written 22 September 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Aberdeen is a seaside community on the southwest side of Hong Kong Island that has an interesting history and is a fairly popular location for tourists visiting the city.
Historically, this area of Hong Kong was long inhabited by the Tanka people, fisherfolks known for living in floating villages. The harbour also has a long standing fishing industry which can still be experienced along the Aberdeen Promenade and Wholesale Market. Along the promenade, you will find fresh and dried seafood dealers selling directly to the public. You can also browse around the wholesale market, which is very busy first thing in the morning.
Other popular activities around the promenade include arranging sampan boats for joy rides around the busy Aberdeen Harbour or catching ferry rides to outlying islands of Lamma or Po Toi. For several decades, this has also been where tourists would catch short ride out to the historic Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant.
Unfortunately, the Jumbo Kingdom closed down in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, the local government has plans for a large scale tourism revitalisation and overhaul project for the entire area of Aberdeen. Part of this scheme will include passing over possession of the Jumbo Kingdom to Ocean Park who will manage the property as a heritage attraction in the future. No precise dates have been agreed for these initiatives. My best guess is that it will be at least several years before doors are reopened.
There are a few other things to do around Aberdeen for those interested in spending a bit more time here. The historic Tin Hau Temple is worth a visit, you can across the harbour to spend time in neighbouring Ap Lei Chau or spend time in the family friendly hiking grounds around the Aberdeen Reservoirs and Country Park just northeast of the fishing village.Written 1 March 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Historic and stately building which is probably most well-known these days for its fabrics floor on the middle level. It has a striking red brick and white façade, a large central granite arch and white striped corner towers. It’s been wonderfully preserved but sadly, there is not much to attract visitors inside (a mix of permanent shops, some food and the material). It’s no longer a market. The name refers to its past as a traditional wet market from the 1850s. Unless you have a strong interest in heritage architecture or fabrics, then you would not go out of your way to visit. It is also some distance from Central, about a 15 -20 min walk.
1. FABRICS - the fabric range is not as large as it sounds because the ‘floor’ is only a mezzanine level. However, there is still an awful lot gathered in the one place. As you’d expect there is a lot of Chinese silk, but also other fabrics (cottons, drills, linen). I thought they were generally expensive and overpriced but it is convenient to have a number of sellers under the one roof. Some rolls are priced but most are not which means you need to ask the seller. If you are used to metres, be aware that you will be ordering in yards.
2. HISTORY: Like the nearby Man Mo temple, it is always startling to see a very historic building hemmed in by high-rise, like some sort of time-warp. It’s also surprising to realise that the market was originally on the harbour front. Where you now see the big flyover and highway, there would have been shoreline before land reclamation pushed it right back. In its heyday, the market was more than twice the size of what you can see now. This is only the smaller north block built in 1906. The south block, built in 1858, was demolished in 1980. In the 1850s, it was built to get noisy, smelly street vendors off the street and under a roof. What you see today, housed 67 stalls selling live fish, 12 poultry stalls, a poultry slaughterhouse, accommodation and offices for the inspector and an engine room and water pump so that stallholders could hose down the floors every day. On the fabrics level, were shops and storerooms. Money changers set up their stalls beside the entrances.Written 4 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a very unique place as it will bring you from 17th Floor all the way to 56th Floor in a glass elevator. More for thrills if you love to stand close and witness urself "floating" up and down. The top floor is for a restaurant though and there is opening hours so do check it out before heading there.Written 21 March 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This small museum is not a must-see, but for those with an interest in the history of medicine and disease in Hong Kong from the 1800s to today, there is some interesting stuff here.
The building itself is rather grand and was built in 1906 as the ‘Bacteriological Institute’, the very first medical lab in Hong Kong. The location was important. This was the area that had been ‘ground zero’ for the devastating outbreak of bubonic plague in 1894 and the need for medical research was greatest here. The beautiful and large Edwardian building has been well-preserved with arched windows, finials, stained glass, pilasters and Ionic columns. Inside, original features like the wall panelling, decorative ceilings, Palladian window, fireplaces and heavily balustraded staircase have also been retained.
The displays are spread across 3 floors in small rooms so the museum will take anywhere from 30 minute to an hour depending on your level of interest. I found the layout a little confusing and it wasn’t immediately obvious where to start. In the end, I’d recommend looking through the middle/entrance floor first, then heading upstairs and starting with the short video on the 1894 Bubonic Plague so that you have some context for the other displays.
Highlights include an early pharmacy with traditional Chinese medicines and the original lab with examples of early medical equipment. A couple of the displays might make the more sensitive recoil. In the lab two mannequin scientists are dissecting bubonic infected rats and downstairs, a disconcertingly life-like cow is tethered to a table with 2 more scientists injecting its belly for cowpox for the smallpox vaccination.
Although it probably won’t make it onto most tourists’ list of things to do, overall it’s a good little museum.
NOTES: Entry is $20HKD and it’s closed on Mondays.Written 13 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Hollywood road park was urban park but its size was small. There were some traditional architectures such as entrance and pavilion with red pillars and green tiled roofs. There were some carps and turtles in artificial pond. Besides, there were lifetrail for hamstring stretch and children’s playground. Suitable for short break there. There were about 8 mins walking distances to Sheung Wan MTR station.Written 22 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The shopping center has lots of shoppes and has a MTR terminus, lots of different food shoppes to choose from while waiting for your ferry!!Written 14 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Nice stairway. Lovely neighborhood, lovely shops And horeca. Man mo tempel is nice. So this is a must see in Hong Kong!!Written 21 August 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Wing On is a local department store with over a century of history here in Hong Kong. They have four places around the city including this flagship department store on Des Voeux Road in Sheung Wan. Opening hours are 10am to 7.30pm daily.
What you find are four floors of traditional department store shopping with aisles of clothing, footwear, accessories, bags, luggage, all manner of kitchen and household items, toiletries, cosmetics, health products, toys, stationary and other related items. There are sales staff everywhere as well if assistance is needed.
Note: This flagship Wing On is located near several Sheung Wan MTR exits. You can visit their website to find the location of the three other department stores in TST, TST East and Discovery Bay if useful.Written 8 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I have always joined the talks at Liangyi and it’s the first time that I actually visit the museum. Amazed by the large variety of collections they have and so happy to be able to actually touch the antiquities. Great tour guide as well!Written 19 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.