Monday, November 21, 2011

Hong Kong (香港) - Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊)

Hard Rock Cafe in Hong Kong

To those who grew up with a large dose of TVB series for dinners, then the name Lan Kwai Fong (蘭桂坊) is no stranger to them. It is the epicenter of all things grown ups, where the guys would be drinking their beers while whistling at women and the women would be dressed up to the nines, appearing to be amused by the 'harassment' but secretly flattered by it. It is a stretch of street where the numbers of foreigners ruled out the citizens of Hong Kong. It is the place where the street flourished when darkness reign. Being in Hong Kong, it is a crime if you never step your feet in this famous part of the island even if you do not drink (I do, but did not at that night though).

The place where we started our journeys to Lan Kwai Fong

Therefore, after our dinners at Time Square - yea, apparently Time Square is a must in every major cities - and another quick round of shopping, we took the MTR from Central to Causeway Bay. Lan Kwai Fong is located somewhere near the Causeway Bay MTR station. Even if you do not know how to get there yourself, you do not have to worry for all you have to do is just to be at that station and you will see the signs. Besides the direction signs that will lead you there, you can also just follow the flow of people. There will be a lot of people all glamed up for a night out at Lan Kwai Fong. You will eventually reach the landmark place without breaking any sweats.

The famous sign

But, seriously, Lan Kwai Fong is definitely the place for you to go to if you fancy a night of drinking with your buddies or want to have a wild night out. You can see everyone was either holding a glass of beer, with their red, drunken faces all smiley, or their hands holding a cigarette, blowing smokes. They were clearly having a good time, blowing off steams with their buddies and beautiful companions. It was definitely a cool scene to look at, even though I do not smoke.

Some of the regular scenes of the street

Neon lights were everywhere and loud music emitting from every single bar and pub. Even though it was raining, while not torrentially but still rather strong, people were clearly not bothered by it. They were on to having a good time, be it rain or shine. However, unless you want to join them, there is basically nothing for you to do there. Lan Kwai Fong is not the place for you to admire the scene but rather demand you to blend in and be absorbed into the atmosphere. As we were not keen of drinking ourselves, after about 30 minutes, we just headed back and called it a night.

It was still early when we left, hence less of a crowd



  1. tak habis-habis hong kong lol...
    kawan tak ada,can blogging lol...

  2. Wei, duwan like this la...I also want fast fast finish blog bout HK lo...