Best things to do in Central and sightseeing in Central
Yung Kee Restaurant - Central
I did my little "research" about Yung Kee Restaurant before writing this post and I must say that I was pretty disappointed to have missed out their signature dish--the Roast Goose. But on the bright side, I have showed mercy on my purse for not having them because the foods shown above in small portion have already cost us around HKG200. I'm pretty glad that I visited this place. The foods were awesome especially the Lau Sar Pau (Salted Egg Custard Bun). I've never tasted anything like this and I like how the fillings flowed into my mouth so smoothly without any obstacle. Seriously this is the best Lau Sar Pau EVER. The Mango Glutinous Rice Ball was nice too. Very fresh and not over-sweet.
Beef Hor Fun which i thought was light and done perfectly how I love it. The beef is tender and not overcooked. Pi Dan - according to my frens, this is the only restaurant that could achieve a runny egg yolk. Not a Pi Dan lover and can't comment much. Roasted Goose - much more meatier and succulent than a roast duck. Highlight would be the crispy goose skin and the thin layer of fat that comes along with it. However, its too oily for my liking.
Victoria Peak - Central
The Peak Tram, climbs 373 meters (about 1,200 feet) to the top of Hong Kong Island. Originally created for the exclusive use of the British governor and the wealthy Peak residents when it opened in 1888, today it remains highly trafficked and is one of the Hong's most famous attractions. You can hop into the tram from the Central district of Hong Kong and enjoy the ride as you go through midlevels giving you a spellbinding view of the harbor and the skyline of the city. This is a direct route to reach The Peak, while experiencing the local transportation. The ride is as fun as the destination.
LKF - Central
Lotus - Central
Cocktails and wine are the most popular drinks at Lotus, at this Australian themed cocktail bar and restaurant. Cocktails are muddled or ‘foamed’ by mixologists rather than bartenders; the flavored foam gives an interesting dimension to the drinks. Black-clad bar staff and a hip velvety chocolate interior attract an international professional crowd. At the back of this open-fronted bar is a restaurant with a tasty take on Thai food.
The Chinnery - Central
Befitting an oak-paneled, leather armchair and booth-seated establishment that at one time was a gentleman’s club, the preferred refreshments at the Chinnery Bar are a single malt whiskey or beer served in a silver tankard. There are more than 200 varieties of the former to choose from. This cozy bar has a rack of international magazines and newspapers to browse through, and a substantial British menu – of which the fish, steak and kidney pies are the gastro-pub-like standouts.
Hong Kong Island - Central
Hong Kong: The Peak, Star Ferry, Symphony of Light, Night Market, Foot MassageAfter breakfast and checking out from Hotel I proceeded for Ferry Terminal via free shuttle for Hong Kong. This time we got ferry ticket at just 155 HKD only. Again 1- 1.5 hours in ferry we reached Hong Kong and cleared Immigration. I then head for our booked Hotel via Metro as I was having light weight luggage. You can also use Airport free shuttle buses from nearest Airport Express stations to your hotel. You can also use free Airport shuttle buses for going to different places as well. It is not necessary to have flight schedule to avail these services. You can enquire more about free airport shuttle buses locations and drop places from you hotel people. In Hong Kong always book hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui or closer areas like Nathan Road or Jordan because these are very happening areas. Also make sure your hotel is closer to Subway station because in HK it is best to travel from Subway. After checking in hotel and relaxing a bit I head towards for ride in Star Ferry. Star ferry offer breath-taking view of Hong Kong. Star Ferry was the ancient way of travelling from Tsim Sha Tsui to HK Island when metro was not constructed. After reaching HK Island from Star Ferry I head towards THE PEAK. You can take public Bus outside Ferry Terminal to reach to the Peak. It is better to take bus for going up and using Tram while returning, In this way you can experience both view from Bus as well as from Tram. After reaching The Peak enjoy wonderful view of HK Island. You can also go for Sky Observation Deck and Madam Tussauds and the Mall at the Peak. You can prebook "The Peak package" for better rates and convenience. Package include Tram tickets, Madam Tussauds tickets and Sky Observation ticket combo. I did not go for it because I was not interested for Madam Tussauds and secondly I wanted to use bus for going up and thirdly because mine was a weekday so no rush. After this I head back to Tsim Sha Tsui harbour to enjoy Symphony of Light which take place at 8 PM every night. Tsim Sha Tsui is an amazing market place which has almost all Big brand and amazing Restaurants. Do go for SOHO shopping area in Tsim Sha Tsui. Later in night you can go for Night Market situated at Mongkok which offer duplicated branded hand bags, HK souvenir’s, mobile covers, fancy hair clips and Umbrella's, toys etc. After night market I went for foot massage situated at the night market which are open late night. You can get half and hour foot massage at 90 HKD. Asian countries offer best massages which are the best way to relax specially after hectic day.
Central-Mid-Levels Escalators - Central
Red Bar + Restaurant - Central
Overlooking the Outlying Island and Star Ferry piers from the breezy rooftop of the IFC Mall, Red pulls a buzzing crowd every night for its fairly pricey cocktails, wine and beers. Plenty of suits from nearby Exchange Square end up staying till the wee hours. The chilled-out space here (and at next-door Isobar) makes for a laid-back alternative to LKF and SoHo.