Hong Kong and Macau Itinerary
Day 1: Yung Kee Roasted Duck
11am – Take SQ890 (7.35am-11.20am). Arrive at Hong Kong Airport, first thing is to buy the Octopus card that can be used on all public transport – MTR, trams, ferry and even shopping at Seven-Eleven stores.
1pm – Take a Airbus CityFlyer No. A11 (HKD40) from the Airport bus bay to 60 West Hotel.
The journey takes 40 mins and fares are cheaper than taking Airport Express train (HKD100). Alight at Queen street, Connaught Road West. Walk about 10 mins to 60 West Hotel and check in.
Address: 60-64 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 8200 1983
2pm – Take the tram to Wellington street, Central to enjoy the best Roasted Goose on Hong Kong island – Yung Yee Restaurant (镛记酒家).
Travel Tips: Since we travelled in a big group, we had called Yung Yee to make the reservation when we were in Singapore. The waiter will only usher you to the table when everyone in your group has arrived.
4pm-6pm – Shop at Landmark, H&M (go to MTR Central Station, Exit G) and IFC (go to MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A)
6pm – From IFC take a walk to Star Ferry terminal (ferry fare can be paid by Octopus) to take ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and Avenue of Stars.
7.30pm – Visit Loong Shing Dispensary (28 Granville Road) to buy skin care products such as SKII at prices that Singaporeans would exclaim “so cheap!”
8pm – Dinner at Little Sheep (1F, 26 Kimberly Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Phone: +852 2722-7633)
10pm – Take train back to 60 West Hotel
Day 2: Ocean Park & Lei Yue Mun Seafood
9am – Take train to Admiralty MTR, exit from Exit B and take bus 629 to Ocean Park.
(I have an optional tour for those who do not want to visit Ocean Park – visit Hong Kong Prada Factory Outlet and Horizon Plaza at Ap Lei Chau)
4-7pm – Shop at Pacific Place (go to MTR Admiralty Station, exit F). For snack, have the best burger in Hong Kong at Triple O and Cova Cafe for coffee.
7pm – Take train to Yau Tong MTR Station, exit from A2 and walk about 10 mins to Lei Yue Mun (鯉魚門) for live seafood – best place for Hong Kong fresh seafood.
9.30pm – Take train to Wan Chai and walk to Expo Promenade to see the night view of Victoria Harbour
11pm – Back to Hotel
Day 3: Lamma Island Family Trail
8am – Take train or taxi to Central Ferry (near IFC)
9am – Take 9.10am ferry from Central Ferry (near IFC) pier 4 to Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island. Ferry ride about 30 mins and fare is HKD16.10 for adult / HKD8.10 for child.
10am – Do the 5km Family Trail Walk from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Wu Wan. About 1.5 hours. On the way, eat the famous An Poh’s dou hua (啊婆豆花 – beancurd jelly with sugar syrup on top).
12noon – Our initial plan was to have lunch at Rainbow Seafood Restaurant. But since we finished the trail early, we took the 12.40pm ferry from Sok Wu Wan to Central Wellington Street for the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong – Mak’s Noodles (麥奀雲吞麵世家 – G/F, No.77 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, Phone: +852 2854-3810, Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm daily).
3pm-6pm – Shopping at Causeway Bay (Lee Gardens, Times Square, SOGO). Buy Hang Heung Lao Po Bing (恆香老婆餅) at SOGO (Sogo Department Store, Basement 2, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay. Phone: +852 2831 8414, Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily)
6.30pm – Dinner at Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum
Travel Tips: Prepare to queue for at least 30mins to enter into Tim Ho Wan. When you reach the shop front, do not join the queue! Those people have already gotten their queue number and are just hanging around. Take the order chit and start ticking the dim sum you wish to sample. When the shop helper comes out from the shop to take order, pass him your order chit and he will give you a number. Then, all you have to do is – wait “together”. It’s Hong Kong dining culture that all the diners must all be present in order to be given the seats. Or else even if your number is being called, you won’t be given a table, and you have to wait again till everyone falls in.
8.30pm – Shopping at Ladies’ Market, Sneakers’ Street & Langham Place
Day 4: Stanley Market
9.30am – Breakfast at For Kee Pork Chop Rice, SOHO (J-K, 200 Hollywood Road, SOHO, Sheung Wan. Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm Mon-Sat, Phone: +852 2546 8947)
10am – Walk around SOHO
12noon – Lunch at Kau Kee Beef Brisket (九記牛腩 – G/F Gough Street, Central. Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 11.30pm Mon-Sat)
2pm-6pm – Take a bus (Bus no: 6, 6A, 6X or 260) from Exchange Bus Terminus in Central to Stanley Market (Opening Hours: 10am – 6.30pm). To go to Central bus terminus at Exchange Square, Exit A at MTR Central Station, walk to Exchange Square Bus Terminus via a raised walkway. The bus journey to Stanley Market is about 40 mins of scenic views.
6pm – Dinner free and easy
Day 5: Venetian Macau
9.30am – Check out 60 West Hotel and take a taxi or walk about 10 mins to HK-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Centre) at Sheung Wan.
10am – Take 1 hour Turbojet ferry to Macau. Ferry interval is around 15 mins. Fare is HKD151 for adult.
11.30am – Take free shuttle bus to Venetian Macau Resort
12noon – Check in Venetian Macau Resort. Lunch at Venetian Food Court and explore Venetian.
3pm – Take a bus (Bus No. 15, 21A, 25, 26A) to Coloane Village to find the famous Lord Stow’s Bakery egg Tarts for Tea Break.
6pm – Dinner at Michelin-star restaurant: Anotnios (Address: Rua dos Negociantes No.6 Taipa, Macau, Phone: +853 2882 7892)
8pm – Watch water show at City of Dream
10pm – Return to Hotel
Day 6: Macau City Tour
11am – Take taxi for 1 day Macau City Tour: St Paul Ruins / Senado Square
12noon – Lunch
2pm – Visit Ah Ma Temple, Macau Tower, Kun Lam Status
3.30pm – High tea at 360 Cafe Macau Revolving Tower Restaurant. High tea start from 3.30pm – 5pm. Cost about MOP158 per person.
6pm – Casino Tour: Visit Wymm, MGM
Day 7: Yue Kee Roasted Goose
11am – Check out from Hotel. Take free shuttle bus from Venetian Macau Resort Hotel to ferry terminal. Take a ferry to China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) in Kowloon.12noon – At Kowloon, take Gold Coast Hotel free shuttle bus from Terminals of China Hong Kong City (LG/F, next to entrance of The Royal Pacific Hotels and Towers) to Gold Coast Hotel
1pm – Check into Gold Coast Hotel and rest
Address: 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2452 8888
5pm – Take taxi to Yue Kee Roasted Goose Restaurant (裕记烧鹅饭店) – most popular roasted goose in Sham Tseng. (Address: 9 Sham Hong Road, Sham Tseng, New Territories, Phone: +852 2491 0105, Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:30pm daily)
8pm – Return to Gold Coast Hotel and enjoy the beach near the hotel
Day 8: Hong Kong Citygate Shopping
9am – Take bus and train to Hong Kong CityGate for shopping
12noon – Take taxi to Shatin for Roasted Pigeon (龍華酒店)
2pm – Walk to Sha Tin MTR station and shop at New Town Plaza
6pm – Take a train to Fo Tan for Hong Kong street food (火炭泰源大排檔 – Address: Food Market, Fo Tan East, Fo Tan, Hong Kong, Phone:+852 2697 3656)
9pm – Take bus and change to taxi to return to Gold Coast Hotel
Day 9: Hong Kong to Singapore
11am – Check out hotel and take a taxi to Airport. Taxi ride about 30 mins
11.30am – Board SQ863 (1.30pm-5.20pm). End of 9D8N Hong Kong and Macau Trip.