My first business trip – Hong Kong.
I left Singapore for our Corporate Headquarters in Hong Kong on Tuesdya 17 May for a four night three day induction / orientation with Mandarin Oriental HQ. Firstly, leaving and entering S’pore is easy now that we are residents – scan passport and scan your fingerprint and viola – you’ve made it thru immigration line at Changi Airport! Super fast and efficient… I would expect nothing less.
Upon landing in HK (fligth is only 3 hours 45 min) I noticed something missing…. hmmmm after stepping outside I realized a noticable lack of humidity 🙂 45 minutes later the shuttle arrived at the hotel (Excelisor) and I was in my room enjoying the view of the harbor. Three days of training and introductions lay ahead…. I didn’t have much time to see the city but the area around the hotel was VERY reminiscent of NYC… lots of neon, tall buildings, and crowded sidewalks. Should we ever need a New York fix and don’t have the $ or the time off to travel 24 hours we’ll head to HK.
The photos below give an indication of the city –
We did have some amazing lunches at our hotels in the city and I must say that my new hotel group really knows food! Yummy roasted chicken and pork and awesome dumplings of all varieties (especially a tasty sweet one of red bean paste and cashews). Because I was meeting with ‘corporate’ I didn’t take any photos of the food… sorry! I guess that means we need to go back for a weekend leisure visit.