Musings – Recovering My Hong Kong Photos

29 03 2007

Here’s some good news concerning my Hong Kong photos. I managed to recover most of it using PC Inspector (link to Snapfiles for download). Yeah!!! I had used it to recover pictures lost in my CF card some years back and it’s good to know that this software is still a hot favourite for such emergencies now! However, I have about 15 photos that remained corrupted. But I am already very appreciative for those that were recovered!

So look out for the back dated posts on the toy locations in Hong Kong in the next few days!

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Travel – Back From Hong Kong… With A Glitch

28 03 2007

I am back from Hong Kong & Macau! It was a good trip for toy shopping even though I only went about my toy itinerary on the 3rd and 4th day of the trip. Juggling every person’s travel needs is always a challenge. The 3rd day in particular was pretty good as I managed to detach from the group(because they were heading to see Lantau Island which… I had no interest in) and walked my entire toy plan destinations in 7 hours. Pretty grueling and I felt the symptoms of cramp on my calves several times! But I trekked on.

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Travel – Hong Kong Pitstop 9 : Sino Centre @ Mong Kok

27 03 2007

Sino Centre at Mong Kok was one of the locations highlighted for a visit in my pre-trip post. I headed there after riding the MTR from Causeway Bay back to Mong Kok. Anyway it was along the way to my hotel where I had planned for a pitstop for my aching legs. I believe Sino Centre should be directly behind the CTMA Centre, along Nathan Road.

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Travel – Hong Kong 2007 Pitstop 8: Tai Yuen Street @ Wan Chai

27 03 2007

 

I continued trekking towards Wan Chai where the famed local toy street, Tai Yuen Street, is. If you are heading there via the MTR, you will need to take the A3 exit from the Wan Chai MTR station. Here’s some help from the excellent Johomaps again. Once out, you will just need to cross Johnston Street in front of you and you should be able to locate the following signpost at the start of one end of Tai Yuen Street.

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Travel – Hong Kong 2007 Pitstop 7 : Oriental 188 @ Wan Chai

27 03 2007

Wrapping up the toy plan in Causeway Bay after a short visit to UML at Windsor House (nothing much to see actually), I decided to trek to Wan Chai to walk the ground and take in the sights along the way to Oriental 188. What better time than now when I am alone and can choose what I want to see and how long to stay at one place! With a tourist map in hand, I walked past Times Square, wet markets and finally the 188 sign loomed in front of me! But before I head in, I thought a large MacDonald fries with an ice tea would make a great energy booster.

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Travel – Hong Kong 2007 Pitstop 6: Causeway Bay Shopping Centre @ Sugar Street

27 03 2007

 

The Causeway Bay Shopping Centre is the next pitstop and it is also found along Sugar Street. Heading here on weekends is not a good idea because of the crowds of foreign workers found along Sugar Street. Nothing wrong with that, just that it’s really crowded and I had to dart between moving people to get to the entrance of Causeway Bay Shopping Centre! Phew!

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Travel – Hong Kong 2007 Pitstop 5 : Toyzone @ Causeway Bay

26 03 2007

Next pitstop, Toyzone at Causeway Bay. To get there, I’ll need to head to the Causeway Bay MTR station which is along the Tsuen Wan line(depicted in red in MTR map). Toyzone is located in the Causeway Bay Commercial Building which is along Sugar Street. From this map from Johomaps, find the grey circle to the right of the Causeway Bay MTR station and you should spot Sugar Street.

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