A short walk down from the TST pier, is 2A Canton Road, more famously known as 1881 Heritage.
It's a really pretty place, very Victorian, and filled with very high class shops and a cafe.
I counted I think 3 of these pretty carriages situated on the grounds.
I have no idea what this is, but it brings a pop of colour, and is filled with flowers on the sides!
I got up the courage to ask some other tourists to help me take a couple of photos. =)
It used to be the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police, and the former Ball Tower still drops the ball at 1pm every day. Unfortunately, I was about 2 hours too early, and I didnt want to waste any precious time! =) There's also a replica ship mast, and 3 gas lamps that were found on the grounds that have been reconnected.
Going around back to see the fire engine was actually a really good idea, because it was from there that I saw a sign pointing the way to the nearest MTR station. The public transport system in Hong Kong is really good; there are signs everywhere, and there are a LOT of stations. The only problem I had was finding the right direction of the train I wanted when I was INSIDE the underground stations! You can walk for miles in there, with about 5 different exits in each! I had to ask a couple of times, and seeing as my Cantonese isnt that good, and they dont really speak Mandarin/English, this was a little bit of a problem til I kinda got the hang of it, or walked around the whole station. Hahaha...
When I finally found the train heading to Mong Kok (旺角) - it's the one heading to Tsuen Wan (荃湾), I put HKD5 into the ticket machine, and was on my way! Ladies' Market (女人街) is really near the exit, and the actual street name is Tung Choi Street (通菜街).
Before heading to the Flower Market, I took a little detour to the Kuan Yum Temple, walking up Soy Street. As you can see, the temples in Hong Kong are mostly old, and have the city built around them.
You can also find a row of fortune teller stalls behind Temple Street, and the Tin Hau Temple is behind said row of fortune tellers, unfortunately, when I arrived around 6pm, the temple was already closed and gated up.
Now, allow me to leave you with this photo, and I will be back real soon with my last Hong Kong post: Avenue of Stars! =D