Good morning on Day 2 of our Hong Kong trip! We started our morning off with a breakfast sandwich of spam and scrambled eggs from this sandwich shop outside our hotel which we spotted. At 25 HKD, it was a steal and good to go for 2 pax to be honest. I couldn’t finish mine and only ate half and I was already so full!
Missed out on Day 1? Read it here:
- #MitsuekiTravels: Day 1 Hong Kong x SQ Flight x Ease Hotel Mongkok x Star Cafe x Tsim Sha Tsui and Avenue of Stars – 22 March 2023
Moving on, we hopped into the MTR to get to Sheung Wan where the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminal is located at to purchase our return tickets.
My suggestion is to get the one way Turbojet ticket to the Macau Outer Harbour terminal, and then Cotai ticket for the return trip night sailing that departs from Taipa. Unfortunately, for our case, we couldn’t get tickets for Turbojet cos they were fully sold out so we ended up by Cotai jet tickets for both journeys instead.
Tip: Do buy at least 3-5 days in advance from Klook for a guaranteed ticket instead of queuing up like what we did. You can enjoy a 5% discount too if you use my code: “MITSUEKI5OFF”!
Similar to Batam, the ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau is a mere one hour and you’ll be in it for a nice and comfortable ride onboard 🙂
Welcome to Macau! This is my second visit here from my trip years ago and I could still kinda vaguely remember this place. Hopping onto a local bus (6 MOP), we took it down to the other side of the island across the bridge and our first stop was to the famous Margaret de Nata for some Portuguese egg tarts!
Next stop, Senado Square and Ruins of St Paul’s. But before that..we enjoyed some other local food including the famous pork chop (no bun, lol) from Tai Lei Loi Kei with their iconic pig mascot and a random pit stop for beancurd at Sopa De Fitas Ving Kei, delicious.
A visit to all these popular attractions are a must in Macau, even if you’ve been there before. And there are alot of nice photo opportunities all around too! Don’t forget to pick up some Macau souvenirs including their famous almond cakes for your family from the numerous souvenir shops around 🙂 Oh and try their beef/pork jerky (bak kwa), thicker cuts and more meatier than Singapore’s version but I prefer our version hahahaha.
Beyond all these attractions, another must do in Macau is to visit all the major hotels along the Cotai strip, which is essentially similar to the Vegas strip in the States.
It’s almost as if you can travel around the world when you’re in Macau cos there are popular landmarks to snap photos at – from Big Ben in London, to the Effiel Tower in Paris, a trip down Venice and more at the different hotels, all walking distance from each other.
Beyond the exterior, make sure you walk around the interior as it follows the theme as well and you might be blown away by the interior design or the extent of expensive/opulent displays of gold/chandeliers and more cos they really go all out!
We settled our dinner at The Venetian’s Food Court. Very pricey but the portions are HUGE and great for sharing. Since we were in Macau, we had to at least have some Macau-Portugese food of their Portuguese curry, baked pork chop rice and even Portuguese veggies. Not forgetting another serving of Portuguese egg tarts from the famous Lord Stow’s Bakery where you can find an outlet here for some freshly baked ones.
All that being said, our day trip to Macau came to an end at the end of the day.
Two tips to share with you before I end this post.
1) Dont read the reviews online where they recommend buying the last tickets. Just buy the tickets for the exact timing you plan to leave and LEAVE on the dot. Or else you’ll be waiting at the standby area until everyone at that timing has boarded before you get to go onboard around ~10 mins before the ferry departs and you MAY not be able to get seats.
2) Fill up the Hong Kong immigration form on arrival. Yes, again cos your old one from the flight in will not be accepted. You’ll be rejected at the counter and asked to rewrite again + asked to re-queue again.
In a nutshell, save yourself all this trouble and heart attack and follow the above tips for a hassle free journey. I unfortunately experienced all of these during my trip so am sharing my learnings with y’all!
And that’s it for this day 2! Thanks always for reading and stay tuned to Day 3 coming up!
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