What a week it was! Left to Hong Kong last sunday(11/07/2010) evening and reached HK at 10.30pm. HK taxi drivers must be really crazy. I took a taxi from the airport to my hotel and the taxi fellow drove his taxi at 120-140km/hr!!! WTH. I reached the hotel at 12.10am and switched on the TV to see the World Cup 2010 final/closing ceremony. This was the first World Cup Final which I saw with Chinese commentary! whatever! as long as I can see the game. It went on till 5am and had to get up by 7.30am on Monday for my congress.
Hong Kong is a vibrant trade based city. I admire the way the British developed the city with good planning and public transport. You can go anywhere easily with their public transport. Their MRT system is excellent similar to Singapore. Hardly any traffic jams. However, due to space constraints, their hotels are rather small thou!. The temperature was rather hot at 30-33 C. I just made a few visits here and there, including the cable car at Lantau island.
Interestingly, I met an old friend of mine, Prakash in HK. Thanks to Facebook!. We studied together till Form 5 and I last met him 10 years ago in JB when he was working in Singapore. He is an Aeronautical engineer working with Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong. W e had a very interesting chat on Wednesday night.
Overall, it was a very tiring week. Reached back to JB at 4pm Thursday 15/07/2010. returned to work on Friday. Still exhausted, I must say.