Once Upon A Cantonese Winter: Zero Visibility At The Peak

Feb 18, 2011 We arrived at the Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal around 6pm which left us only 6 hours to spend that day. Having been unable to visit The Peak on our first day because of the thick fog, we decided to go there that day  - foggy or not. 

hongkong skyline
From the Shun Tak Ferry Terminal, we went straight to the Golden Crown Guesthouse. We checked in, fixed our stuff, and left.

super basic room at golden crown

Our humble room.

We exchanged some HKDs at Wing Hoi Money Changer at the Mirador Mansion.

wing hoi money changer
Wing Hoi

Took some photos on our way to the star ferry terminal...

heritage 1881
Heritage 1881

mall cafe
Mall Cafe - seriously?

HK space museum by night
Hong Kong Space Museum by night

clock tower
Clock Tower

and boarded the next available ferry to Central Pier.

We went to the usual location of 15c bus stop which is a few steps outside the Central Pier 6 but later found out that is was relocated to Central Pier 8. The bus has just left when we reached the new bus stop so we had to wait for another 15-20 mins.There is another bus that goes straight to the Peak but I wanted them to experience riding the tram.

waiting for bus 15c
Waiting for the bus while watching the symphony of lights.

Bus 15c
bus 15c

The bus dropped us off at the lower tram terminus. We were able to go straight to the ticket counter as there were only few people that time. We purchased tickets with Sky Terrace pass.

pierce brosnan wax figure
The "fierce" Brosnan.

On our way up, we could not see anything outside the window because of the fog. And it was getting colder and colder as we get near the top.

We had dinner first at Burger King so we can escape the cold for a bit.

burger king the peak

Afterwards, we headed to the Peak Galleria to buy a souvenir tee from the Hard Rock Store.

brrr at the peak
 outside the Peak Galleria

I knew going up the Sky Terrace in that weather condition was a total waste of time and money but still,
we're hopeful to see even a glimpse of the Hong Kong skyline.

Ladies and gentlemen, we failed. Lol.

Nevertheless, we still found ways to enjoy our stay at the top.

binoculars at the peak
the great pretenders

zero visibility at the peak sky terrace

 This is supposedly the view from the sky terrace.

view from the peak
this is just a wallpaper we saw inside the Peak Tower. Hehe.

We didn't stay long at the terrace for fear of missing the tram's last trip back to the lower terminus.

the peak tram
back at the lower terminus

We took the bus 15c back to the Central Pier and rode the star ferry back to TST.