A 4 Day Hong Kong Trip – Day 4: A Day in Central Hong Kong


Hong Kong Day 4 | Central Hong Kong, Madame Tussauds and The Peak

 

We were exhausted from our day 1, day 2 and day 3 activities but we managed to stretch out our energy so we could enjoy our last day in Hong Kong. We woke up at 8am, a little late than the previous mornings so our bodies could catch up and recharge more from the past days’ tiredness. Our plan for day 4 was to visit Madame Tussauds and Sky Terrace 428 at The Peak Tower of Central Hong Kong.

As usual, we had our breakfast at Cafe de Coral. B ordered our usual set meal of scrambled eggs with sausage, buttered toast and freshly brewed coffee for 25 HKD (~Php 162.50). I had ham & egg sandwich, vermicelli soup and freshly brewed coffee (I forgot to take note of the price).

Central Hong Kong - Breakfast
My Day 4 Breakfast: Ham & Egg Sandwich + Vermicelli Soup + Freshly Brewed Coffee

 

Central Hong Kong

We left our hotel at around 10 am and commuted our way to Central Hong Kong via the MTR. The feel of Central Hong Kong is much more urbanized and high end compared to Kowloon. It is the central business district of Hong Kong where towering skyscrapers can be seen.

Central Hong Kong - Business District
In the midst of Hong Kong’s central business district.

 

Tram Ride

We found our way going to The Peak Tram Terminus where we could take the tram going to Madame Tussauds. We just followed the street signs and the crowd, then voila, we were already at the The Peak Tram Terminus!

Central Hong Kong - The Peak Tram
To the Peak Tram!

 

The ticket booth of The Peak Tram Terminus offers combo ticket options including the major attractions along the tram line. We purchased the Round Trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussauds + Sky Terrace 428 combo tickets at 325 HKD/pax (Php 2,112/pax).

Central Hong Kong - The Peak Tickets
B getting our The Peak combo tickets.

 

We had to fall in line for around 10 minutes before we could ride the tram. The tram ride is a memorable experience and is a must when one visits Central Hong Kong. It is the earliest form of motorized transportation in Hong Kong which has been operating for more than a century and runs on a track following the slope of the mountain.

Central Hong Kong - Tram Ride
Up we go! Our tram ride experience.

 

Madame Tussauds

We got off the tram when we reached the floor where Madame Tussauds is located. Madame Tussauds is a wax museum featuring lifelike wax figures of famous people, celebrities and characters.

Central Hong Kong - Madame Tussauds
About to meet the celebrities at Madame Tussauds.

 

Meet some of the celebrities and famous people inside Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

Entertainment & Movies
Central Hong Kong - Angelina Jolie
I am still at heart – and always will be – just a punk kid with tattoos. – Angelina Jolie

 

Central Hong Kong - Astroboy
I was made ready. – Astroboy

 

Central Hong Kong - Audrey Hepburn
You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. – Audrey Hepburn

 

Central Hong Kong - Brad Pitt
I loved films. They were a portal into different worlds for me. – Brad Pitt

 

Central Hong Kong - Bruce Lee
I shall not say I’m number one in the world. But I will never admit I’m number two. – Bruce Lee

 

Central Hong Kong - Elvis Presley
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside. – Elvis Presley

 

Central Hong Kong - Jackie Chan
I love action, but I hate violence. – Jackie Chan

 

Central Hong Kong - Johnny Depp
I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything to avoid it. – Johnny Depp

 

Central Hong Kong - Madonna
I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world. – Madonna

 

Central Hong Kong - Marilyn Monroe
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything. – Marilyn Monroe

 

Central Hong Kong - Michael Jackson
I was a veteran, before I was a teenager. – Michael Jackson

 

Central Hong Kong - Nicole Kidman
I love working with people who are inspired and obsessive. – Nicole Kidman

 

Central Hong Kong - The Beatles
Life goes on within you and without you. – The Beatles

 

Central Hong Kong - Wolverine
I’m the best there is at what I do. – Wolverine

 

Arts & Politics
Central Hong Kong - Mohandas Gandhi
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love. – Mohandas Gandhi

 

Central Hong Kong - Mao Zedong
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years. – Mao Zedong

 

Central Hong Kong - Pablo Picasso
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Pablo Picasso

 

Central Hong Kong - Diana, Princess of Wales
Only do what your heart tells you. – Diana, Princess of Wales

 

Central Hong Kong - Queen Elizabeth II
I have to be seen to be believed. – Queen Elizabeth II

 

 

Science & Sports
Central Hong Kong - Albert Einstein
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein

 

Central Hong Kong - David Beckham
I have come to accept that if I have a new haircut it is front page news. – David Beckham

 

Central Hong Kong - Muhammad Ali
Champions are made from something deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. –
Muhammad Ali

 

Central Hong Kong - Yao Ming
I’m just one of the 1.3 billion Chinese. – Yao Ming

 

Yayoi Kusama Themed Zone

There’s a dedicated room for Yayoi Kusama, a renowned Japanese artist crowned as the queen of polka dots. The themed zone gives visitors the opportunity to experience the concept of self-obliteration.

Central Hong Kong - Self-Obliteration
Self-Obliteration

 

Central Hong Kong - Polka Dot Room
In the polka dot room.

 

Central Hong Kong - Dot in the World
The wall says it so.

 

Madame Tussauds Herself

There’s also a wax figure of Madame Tussauds herself. Madame Tussauds is a wax artist who used to make casts of the heads of victims of the guillotine during the French Revolution.

Central Hong Kong - Casted Head
Madame Tussauds holding one of her casted severed heads.

 

Sky Terrace 428

After our tiring Madame Tussauds photo ops, we grabbed a quick bite at Burger King at around 2pm. We were in a hurry as we still had to go to Sky Terrace 428 at the top of The Peak Tower and commute our way back to our hotel in Tsing Yi. Our shuttle would pick us up at our hotel by 6pm for our late evening flight back to Manila.

Sky Terrace 428 stands 428 meters above sea level thus the name. It gave us a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view of Hong Kong.

Central Hong Kong - Sky Terrace 428
At the highest view of Hong Kong.

 

Central Hong Kong - The Peak Moment
Savoring the moment.

 

Central Hong Kong - I Love You at The Peak
Don’t forget to say I love you at The Peak!

 

It’s a Wrap for Day 4

After taking photos at the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, we immediately found our way to the tram that would take us back down. There was a long queue and it was already 4pm. It took us 45 minutes before we secured a tram ride and we were worried if we would be able to make it to our hotel at 6pm.

Lucky us, we were able to make it to our hotel at less than 5 minutes before 6pm. Just in the nick of time, we had just gotten our luggage from the concierge when our shuttle service arrived to take us to the airport.

It was an exhausting jampacked 4 day Hong Kong trip but we went back to the Philippines filled with diverse, happy and unforgettable memories. Given a chance, we’ll definitely go back to Hong Kong again!

 

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