Hong Kong Revisited

I didn’t think I’d come back to Hong Kong again. Not so soon, that is. This is where I stayed this time.


Yeah, this is some ghetto alright. I’ve played video games and watched films where they have settings in the dirty suburbs of Hong Kong (think Sleeping Dogs, Pacific Rim, Call of Duty: Black Ops, etc.) – and I never imagined it more horrible to live in one.

My friend Nick booked us a hostel to stay in the short notice, and my friends and I spent 3 nights living in what I would rate as the worst hotel / hostel I’ve stayed ever.

The room is very small and claustrophobic. The walkways are creepy as hell I bet this is where games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil drew their inspiration from. The toilet door is flimsy and the towels… damned towels always disappear! The military compound I stayed in Palembang a while back is a luxury in comparison.

It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t secure the same hotel I stayed in months earlier due to the holiday season and the short notice – no thanks to Nick’s poor planning! (In a twist of irony, Nick arrived one day later and spent his birthday in the same shit hole as us LOL)

So what brought me to Hong Kong again so soon? New batch of friends want to do their shopping spree this time. And while we were at it, might as well sample some of the food here. 🙂


We also managed to ‘self invite’ our way into Redwolf Airsoft (my second time here) even though it is in their policy not to entertain walk-in visitors. Their impressive armory of airsoft guns always make my mouth water. 😛
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We spent the last night with our Hong Kong friends Leo, Sasa, Kit, and Ah Chi eating a prosperous dinner, sampled some nice desserts (their cold red bean soup is the best!) and ended the night with an amazing (also spooky experience) of CQB airsoft in abandoned school 🙂

This time’s trip to Hong Kong is just as rushed as the first one. If I come back again, I will definitely want to visit other places – I’m bored of Mongkok and Nathan Road already!