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. 

 red tiles at MTR central
Central Station (MTR)

Once we got to the street level after exiting from D1, we turned right on Pedder St.

pedder building
Pedder Bldg 

coach flagship store hong kong
Coach Flaghsip Store. 

We went inside and pretended were buying a bag. Haha. Then we continued walking along Queens Road. 

hnm flagship store

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.

cafe de coral hotpot

cdc hotpot veggies
cafe de coral roastpork

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
Lan Kwai Fong

We walked along the many bars around Lan Kwai Fong. The crowds were mostly expats.

hard rock cafe hong kong
Hard Rock Café soon to open then.
We continued walking uphill until we reached Wyndham Street.

fringe club
Fringe Club

at Hollywood Road...

pig having a cupping therapy
 An art gallery where a life sized sculpture of a pig having a cupping therapy. 

former hongkong police station
Former Hong Kong Central Police Station

Soon we found one of 20 the mid-levels escalators.

midlevels escalator
Midlevels escalator

We went up once again and saw more bars and restaurants on the upper streets…The whole area was very much alive!

art gallery at midlevels
one of the many art galleries

old structures at mid levels
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 at midlevels
more art galleries and restobars

ding ding tram on des voeux road
a ding ding tram on Des Voeux Road


  1. di namin nakita yang escalator na yan

    1. i made sure na mapuntahan to kasi ilang beses ko na rin inattempt tuwing pupunta ko ng HK =)


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