Nan Lian Garden

Monday, March 23, 2015 0

Nan Lian Garden is located at Diamond Hill of Kowloon. The Garden is an identified public park, with an area of 35,000 square meters. It was planned and made by the Chi Lin Nunnery, endowed by the Government, and opened to the public in November 2006. The Garden built in the traditional style of the Tang Dynasty (618 AD to 907 AD). Hills and rocks, waters, plants and logs structures built and arranged according to classical Tang style and rules.

This is a Tang garden built in modern times where in visitors may savor a moment of pleasure and peace of mind, while contemplating on the profound richness of classical Chinese culture, right in the middle of the city.

If you are a nature lover that is on a tight budget touring in Hong Kong, this is an awesome place for you. #DiscoverHongKong

Address: 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon

How to get there:

  1. Take the MTR to Diamond Hill Station.
  2. Once at Diamond Hill Station, follow the signs to Exit C2.
  3. After emerging through Exit C2, follow the signs and walk for around five minutes. 

2015 Hong Kong Flower Show

Sunday, March 22, 2015 1
I'm so glad that during my stay in Hong Kong the 2015 Hong Kong Flower Show was held at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Featuring Oncidium as its theme flower, beautiful floral arrangements and landscape displays was one of the things your eyes can enjoy here. Yay! perfect for picture taking.

My cousin's wife and I was able to enjoy the show. Aside from the flowers and landscape displays there were numerous activities where visitors can enjoy. I was proud that a Filipinos performed on the event. Yes! Knights of Rizal Philippines was the performer for the cultural performance. There were also commercial stalls selling flowers and other horticultural products.       

The next series of photos was in addition to my compilation from my Hong Kong trip.

There you have it - the full compilation and unedited photos are available in my phone, hehe! Still finding time to upload. 


Grand Lisboa Hotel

Friday, March 20, 2015 0
The Grand Lisboa Hotel is owned by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) and designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man. The hotel was opened in December 2008 whilst the casino and restaurants within Grand Lisboa were opened on February 11, 2007.

The series of photos was taken at Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau

The Grand Chandelier at Grand Lisboa Hotel
The next series of Photos were displays inside the Grand Hotel Lisboa entrance lobby. 

My Journey to Fragrant Harbour: What I prepared to avoid most Filipino Traveler’s nightmare?

Thursday, March 19, 2015 0
I am so nervous and worried. I’m nervous and worried to get offloaded again. I prepared everything for this trip. I searched and studied the best things to do to get through with the immigration. As we all know, offloading was very common in the immigration for Filipinos who plan to go out of the country.

I am bound to Hong Kong. I got a gift certificate for the trip that is why my airfare was kinda free. My first trip out of the country and I’m all alone.

What I prepared to avoid most Filipino Traveler’s nightmare?

First, I read and read and read!!! From the Bureau of Immigration’s website to every travelers blog.

Second, I brought my documents and/or requirements just incase the immigration dig my financial capability for this trip. Since I will declare that I am a self-employed, I prepared my Certificate of Business Name Registration from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Mayor’s Permit and Business License, Certificate of Compensation Payment/Tax Withheld or BIR Form No. 2316 from my previous employer. I even purchased travel insurance.

Third, I prepared not just my documents but myself as well. I see to it that I would look presentable. I prefer to look casual but professional. I even bought a new luggage (well, my old one was with my youngest sister already, hehe) and I chose the yellow luggage than the dark color.

I chose to line in at the Immigration Officer that does not look terror, I’m kinda nervous again because the woman in front of me was headed to the table for secondary inspection. But then I’ll try my best not to show how nervous I am, I told myself  “Bahala na”. When it was my turn, I gave my passport, ticket, and boarding pass. The immigration officer asked if I’m going to work there, I answered “No!” He advised me that if ever I’m going to work there I should register, since I’m not really going to work there, I just consider it as an advised and thanked him, he then stamped my passport and led me to go straight to the x-ray machine.

I was amazed and thankful that I made it.