Once Upon A Cantonese Winter: Window Shopping @ Citygate Outlets
Feb 16, 2011 — We were getting ready as we approach arrival into Chek Lap Kok International Airport not knowing what's waiting for us. As soon as our plane landed and started taxiing, the FA announced the one thing we haven't prepared for- "ground temperature is 12 degrees Celsius..." Uh-oh.
Chek Lap Kok International Airport
We didn't mind the temperature announcement at first but when we got out of the airport, it's really cold!
We braved the cold winds outside the airport as we waited patiently for the S1 bus. Time check – 9am. People heading to Kowloon would normally take the A21 bus but we’ve got other plans. We’re headed to Citygate Outlets instead.
Citygate Outlets' proximity to NP360 Cable Car Terminal (1 min. by foot) and HK Disneyland (2 MTR stops) makes it a usual stopover for NgongPing-Disney Itineraries. Being the shopaholic that I tend to be, I knew I'd be spending a lot of time at the mall that is why I decided that we do our window shopping on the first day. This way, we can go to Disneyland earlier on our 4th day and not worry about missing the parade.
Luckily, we only had to wait about 5 minutes before the next bus turned up.
S1 Bus to Tung Chung
We rushed at the upper deck and took the front row seats.
Upper Deck. Front Seats.
One of the reasons why I love Hong Kong is you get to enjoy the sights just by riding a public bus.
View from the upper deck
After a "quick tour", we finally made it to the Tung Chung bus stop. With our luggage in tow, we made our way to the mall entrance.
Beside the stacks of Yakult at the dairy section, I found this yogurt drink:
We eventually got tired of walking from one shop to another. We stopped by McDonald's for brunch before heading to the city.