Once Upon A cantonese Winter: Central and Mid-Levels
Feb 19, 2011 — You know you are in Central Station when you see the red colored tiles. The supposedly 10-minute trip to Central via the MTR turned into a 20-minute trip. We were then already approaching Admiralty (station between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central) when I realized that we left the camera at the hotel. Of course we had to go back.
Central Station (MTR)
Once we got to the street level after exiting from D1, we turned right on Pedder St.
Coach Flaghsip Store.
We went inside and pretended were buying a bag. Haha. Then we continued walking along Queens Road.
Dell and I agreed to have an hour to shop before we go for dinner. There was nothing on sale and most on display were winter clothes so we went out of the store empty-handed. H&Mp!
We only got 1 resto in mind for dinner so we headed to a nearby Café de Coral Branch. We had hotpot and roast pork.
We don't have any plans of going home yet so after dinner, we went up the mid-levels.
Mid-levels is an expensive and prestigious residential area on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is located halfway up Victoria Peak, directly above Central. Residents are mostly affluent local and expat professionals. - source Wikipedia.org
One of the favorite go to places at the mid-levels is Lan Kwai Fong street. It was once a hawker area and later became a popular drinking area in the mid80s.
On our way up to Lan Kwai Fong, we stopped by the Cotton On store. Most of their items were on sale! I got a pair of UGG-like boots while Dell got himself some graphic tees.
Lan Kwai Fong
We walked along the many bars around Lan Kwai Fong. The crowds were mostly expats.
Hard Rock Café soon to open then.
We continued walking uphill until we reached Wyndham Street.
at Hollywood Road...
An art gallery where a life sized sculpture of a pig having a cupping therapy.
Former Hong Kong Central Police Station
Soon we found one of 20 the mid-levels escalators.
We went up once again and saw more bars and restaurants on the upper streets…The whole area was very much alive!
one of the many art galleries
I wouldn't pay a high rent for this one.
Trivia: The mid-levels escalators operate downwards from 6am-10am to enable commuters to get to their offices in Central, after 10am, it goes upward until midnight. - source: hongkongextras.com
So since all the escalators all go the upward direction, we were forced to walked down on the steep streets in order to get back to the MTR station. Nyaha!
more art galleries and restobars
a ding ding tram on Des Voeux Road