The fourth and last day of our trip came and it was time to bid Hong Kong goodbye. But before that, we first did a teeny tiny bit of shopping along Nathan Road, went on a walk at the Avenue of Stars and ate some Chinese food at Din Tai Fung.
Even while on vacation, Rupert couldn’t get away from his job, so he spent a good part of the morning getting some work done. I used the time to pack all our things and to serve breakfast (cup noodles that I brought from Manila). By 10:30 am, we checked out of our room at Golden Crown Guesthouse (latest check-out time is 11:59 am). The receptionist kindly allowed us to leave our luggages at the reception area for safekeeping.
The first thing we did after getting out of the guesthouse was to buy some perfumes from Bonjour right beside Golden Crown. This took a while because Han and I had a hard time choosing which ones not to buy. There were lots of brands that we wanted to buy but, of course, we had a budget to stick to.
In the end, I bought a small 5 mL bottle of Bvlgari Man (HKD 48), two small bottles of Clinique Happy (HKD 35 each), a 5 mL bottle of Versace Pour Homme (HKD 35) and a 4.5 mL bottle of Avant Garde Lanvin (HKD 39). I also bought 3 sampler packs (HKD 30/pack) each containing a 2 mL sample of Jour d’Hermes, a 1.5 mL sample of eau de Cartier, a small sample of Isabella Ports and a 1.2 mL sample of Rock Me! Anna Sui. All these for only HKD 282 (PHP 1,600+).
From Bonjour, we continued walking along Nathan Road toward Avenue of Stars. We checked out the stores inside Mirador Mansions and Chungking Mansions. Somewhere along Nathan Road, we bought some Hong Kong souvenirs. I bought a small ref magnet for HKD 10.
We continued walking until we reached Sheraton Hong Kong at the end of Nathan Road. Then, we crossed to the other side of Nathan Road before crossing Salisbury Road. From Salisbury Road, we continued walking toward Avenue of Stars until we saw this sign:
A few steps later, we reached this:
We took a few pictures. Then, we turned left to explore the rest of Avenue of Stars.
Avenue of Stars is a tribute to outstanding members of Hong Kong’s film industry. Among the famous celebrities with stars to their name are Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan. The late Bruce Lee, considered Asia’s first superstar, is honored with a bronze statue. Avenue of Stars is located at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade along Victoria Harbour waterfront. No admission fee required.
After exploring Avenue of Stars, we walked back to where we came from:
Then, we continued walking till we reached the Clock Tower.
We walked some more until we reached Star Ferry Terminal/Pier. We saw a store selling egg tarts and milk tea. We bought 1 egg tart (HKD 7) and 1 iced milk tea (HKD 28). Zuri liked the egg tart, so she asked me to buy another one. Han bought an egg tart and a Matcha Latte.
From Star Ferry Terminal, we continued walking to Canton Road until we reached Silvercord Mall. We had late lunch at Din Tai Fung Silvercord.
After our lunch, we walked back to Golden Crown Guesthouse via Haiphong Road to retrieve our luggages. Then, we boarded an A21 bus to Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1. There’s an A21 bus stop right in front of Golden Crown. Travel time was about an hour. Fare: HKD 33/adult, HKD 16.5/child using On-Loan Octopus Cards.
At the airport, we returned our On-Loan Octopus Cards at a designated booth at the Arrivals Hall. We got a refund for the unused value of the Octopus Cards (minus processing fee). While waiting for boarding time, Zuri bought a Disneyland souvenir toy and Rupert bought some snacks from Starbucks.
The queue at the Taxi lane was discouragingly long when we arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Good thing we were able to get a ride through GrabTaxi. We enjoyed Hong Kong and Macau, but truly, there’s no place like home. We ordered a bucket of crispylicious, juicylicious Jollibee Chickenjoy for midnight snacks.
I hope you enjoyed my Hong Kong – Macau Series. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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