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
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
Meet some of the celebrities and famous people inside Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
Entertainment & Movies
Arts & Politics
Science & Sports
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.
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.
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.
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!