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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scaling Heights in Hong Kong

This is a media trip made possible by Canon and Tourism Hong Kong.

Would you like to peep into Nicholas Tse’s house and know what really goes on behind the curtains instead of relying on the tabloids?

Get up onto Sky100, the only vantage point commending Hong Kong’s most panoramic day and night views of the city and the best and longest skyline in the world.

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Singapore's Swissotel and MBS are not even on it!
To be honest, at first I thought it’s just another observatory deck but I was pleasantly surprised how different this observatory deck is! The 4th tallest in the world, it is however reasonably priced and the third cheapest in the world (sgd 20).

The high-speed elevator was a first. It whisked us from 2 to 100 in just 60 seconds. With some imagination, we did feel like flying when we look up at the screen on the ceiling
Up on the deck, there are multi-media exhibits vividly presenting Hong Kong’s unique culture and growth. Tools are also provided to help tourists create tailor-made sightseeing itineraries, thus recommended a first stop for visitors to begin their stay.

Here, this is where Nicholas Tse lives.
Very exclusive isn't it? This up-in-the-hill spot, away from the congested central is where the rich live.
You can use the advanced telescope to zoom in like a hum sup fan. 
Special visual effects for sunny day, night views and fireworks scenes.
Landmark indicators available too!
My favourite park of the deck is the photo booth! For $10, you have a variety of backgrounds to choose from, including famous spots in Hong Kong. What’s really special is the sophisticated augmented-reality technology that creates fun and interesting effects to ensure a one-of-a-kind souvenir photo! 

Can you guess what this is?

Posing with Hong Kong’s world famous snacks!

I’d say the most value-for-money time to visit Sky100 would be when there’re fireworks display on New Year (Dec/ Jan) and National Day (Sept). 

Sky 100
International Commerce Centre (ICC)
1 Austin Rd West Kowloon

While you are at Sky 100, you may pop by The Ritz Carlton in the same building. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore charges $20 to go up to the sky park. It is only level 57 if i remember correctly. Kuteda, the bar/restaurant at the top also have a cover charge.

OZONE, proudly positioned at level 118 do not have a cover charge and delicious cocktails and food are not priced sky high. How's that for a change?!

The signature bar snacks are the deep fried peking duck rolls that i am holding,
and the crab balls (my favourite) that Darren is holding.
That's some huge ass cocktail! A wicked concoction of alcohol & fresh juices, i love it!
$15 only. In the background is also highly recommended signature: Parma ham with apple slices.
With futuristic designs and choice of a indoor or outdoor bar, Ozone is definitely my favourite bar thus far! My favourite in Singapore is Lantern atop Fullerton.
I am in love with Hong Kong's The Ritz Carlton. Not only was the Ozone bar impressive, but they have Italian or Chinese restaurants and even a chocolate buffet according to your fancy! Each restaurant have a different theme, a different ambience but you dine at all with a view!
It's almost like Alice in Wonderland.
Definitely a romantic place to take someone special and i've read that it is more intimate to sit side by side than to sit face to face. Guess who took that into account?
Ritz Carlton! Sit side by side facing the city lights.
With you by my side, we can conquer the world!
The Ritz Carlton
International Commerce Centre (ICC)
1 Austin Rd West Kowloon

For a little bit of adventure, scale heights with the Ngong Ping Cable Car. Not for the faint hearted, the crystal cabin sets the heart racing with a glass bottom. A new experience, this 5.7km/25 minute! cable car journey takes you to the Tian Tan buddha Statue and Ngong Ping Village.

My boots kept me snug and looking great! Walk long hours on heels?
No problem with Timberland.
Joanne the drama queen.
Getting to Ngong Ping 360.

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