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Shopping Eating and Having Fun in Hong Kong - Part 4 - 1

If you grow up in the San Francisco bay area, most of your friends/family will not live in a building with 53 floors. So, your kids will get a kick out of it just to press the button to get to whatever floor needed. Also, in chinese, the sound of the number "4" means "die". So, you can see there is no 4, 14, 24, 34, 44 or 54 floors :)

I cut my sons' hair all their lifes. This is the first time, they go to a real hair stylist.

See how worry he is ..

Pretty good for 50 HKD (6.4 USD).

A MTR station under the ground.

The card around his neck is called an Octopus Card. The Octopus card is a rechargeable contactless stored value smart card used to transfer electronic payments in online or offline systems in Hong Kong. Launched in September 1997 to collect fares for the territory's mass transit system, the Octopus card system was the first contactless smart card system in the world and has since grown into a widely used payment system for virtually all public transport in Hong Kong.

You can pay for MTR (train), bus, hair cut (above) or shopping in supermarket or 7-11, etc. using the card. It makes a "dube" sound whenever you use it.

Are these photos of movie stars?

No. These are actually photos of tutors in magazine style. There is a hugh market in Hong Kong where the after school tutors need to market themself to the students.

You pick the tutor (teacher) you want and hope that he/she will tip the right materials for the open exams, etc.

"Worry about Exam?" "The concentrate class will light you up" (The lamp is an "A" shape).

Here is a traditional store that you can temporary sell stuffs.

Ar, there is a big UML store in causeway bay by the victoria park. Here is a quick look inside.

UML is famous for its selection. The price might be a little high but the selection is very good.

Most of the tamiya cars are here.

The populor rescue series. I have the top box. It is very fun for kids. You can scan the action cards that will use infrared to control the action of the car. It can also be changed into an robot with another toy in the series.

UML is the default location for my military kits. They stock a lot more than most stores.

There is also a good selection of military books.

If you love dragon's 1:72 tanks. There are a lot of them there.

Even the value series tanks are there. "Value" means it does not come with the hard case. So, the price is cheaper.

Of course, they have a lot of gundams.

Here is a shoot just outside of UML. I took this on the bridge.


Don't miss the other pages in the series

HK Part 1

HK Part 2

HK Part 3

HK Part 4-1

HK Part 4-2

HK Part 4-3

HK Part 4-4

HK Part 5-1

HK Part 5-2
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