New Year’s Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong!

On New Year’s Eve, we left Ocean Park and headed out for New Year’s Eve countdown at Victoria Harbour.

New Year's Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
New Year’s Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Before we headed to Victoria Harbour, Kate and I decided to “camp” inside a Hong Kong Cafe because it was cold outside and it was still a couple of hours before countdown. As it turned out, there were many like-minded people gathering at the eateries nearby as well!

 Dinner from 930pm to 11pm at Yuan Ji Cha Chan Teng - spending a total of 161HKD!
Dinner from 930pm to 11pm at Yuan Ji Cha Chan Teng – spending a total of 161HKD!

 Menu at Yuan Ji Hong Kong Cafe
Menu at Yuan Ji Hong Kong Cafe

In order to stretch our stay, we ordered quite alot of food, at intervals of course. This is such that there will always be food on our table, otherwise, food will be cleared really quickly as explained in our Typical Hong Kong Cafe post. Here’s the list of food that we ate…

 Mixed Beef Noodles (27HKD) - consists of tribe,tendon,liver and springy noodles
Mixed Beef Noodles (27HKD) – consists of tribe,tendon,liver and springy noodles

 Goose Drumstick Rice (48HKD) - One of the must trys in Hong Kong!
Goose Drumstick Rice (48HKD) – One of the must trys in Hong Kong!

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Pork with fries (77HKD)

 French Toast with Maple Syrup (18 HKD) / Red Bean Ice (21 HKD) - Desserts to round up the meal!
French Toast with Maple Syrup (18 HKD) / Red Bean Ice (21 HKD) – Desserts to round up the meal!

After a sumptuous meal, filling our appetities and keeping ourselves warm for 2 hours, we decided to head back to the harbour area once again…

There are actually several good spots to be at to view fireworks at Victoria Harbour. However, the thing is YOU MUST BE EARLY TO CHOPE GOOD SPOTS! (“Chope” is Singlish for book). There is an elavated platform that overlooks the harbour. However, there is a weight limit, restricting the large number of people standing on it. Hence, when we returned after supper, the place was already FULL!

We had no choice, but to follow the crowds along the side of the harbour and this was how crazy it was…

 Crowd waiting for fireworks and countdown
Crowd waiting for fireworks and countdown

The cool thing was because there were so many people, it was WARM. The other thing that was interesting was that as the final 10 seconds of countdown started, Kate and I started to count in English. All of a sudden, a flood of Cantonese countdown started! :)

And after the countdown, fireworks started…

New Year's Eve Countdown Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
New Year’s Eve Countdown Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

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Although this countdown took place last year, we decided to share it this year so that our readers can use it as a consideration for countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong this year if you choose to!

Have a great new year’s eve count down everyone!

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You have just finished a post on our 9 day trip to Hong Kong, Macau and Shen Zhen. Read on to find out more about our adventures during this trip!

Hong Kong Trip : Day 1
Hong Kong Trip Day 2 : The Attractions of Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong Trip Day 3 : Ocean Park and New Year’s Eve Countdown
Hong Kong Trip Day 4 – Side Trip to Macau
Hong Kong Trip Day 5 – Continuing Our Travels in Macao
Hong Kong Trip Day 6 – Rounding up Macao and Returning to HK
Day 7 Hong Kong Trip : Side Trip to Shen Zhen & Debunking Recommendations
Day 8 Hong Kong Trip : What we did in Central 中環 Hong Kong
Day 9 Hong Kong Trip : A Surprise Find at Lian Xiang Ju Dim Sum Restaurant

Hotels and Hostels We Stayed in Hong Kong

New Year’s Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Ibis Hotel Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan : For the Best Views of Victoria Harbour
L Hotel Nina Convention Centre Hong Kong : Great views over Tsuen Wan
Jordan Comfort Inn Review @ New Lucky House Hong Kong
New China Yan Yan Guest House at Chung King Mansion

Food and Dining in Hong Kong

3 Reasons Why You MUST Try Dim Sum in Hong Kong and Macao
The Minimalist Guide to Eating at Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong
A Classy Treat at Lei Garden International Finance Center Hong Kong
Mak Mun Kee 麦文记 Noodles Shop : Best Wanton and Beef Noodles in Hong Kong
Great Desserts at Australian Dairy Company Hong Kong! ( 澳洲牛奶公司)
Lan Fong Yuen Hong Kong : For a taste of traditional milk tea since 1952
Secret to Enjoying Hong Kong Cafes…
What a typical Hong Kong Cafe is like
Debunking Recommendations of DiscoverHongKong.com : What NOT to eat in Hong Kong

Attractions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Central Mid Level Escalator : Longest Escalator Walkway System in the World
Avenue of Stars 星光大道 : Hong Kong’s Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ocean Park Hong Kong : Still worth a visit?
Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong : First glimpse at Hong Kong’s Night Market
Where to shop in Hong Kong? Citygate Outlets Tung Chung!
Elements Shopping Mall at Kowloon Hong Kong
Only make a side trip from Hong Kong to Shen Zhen if…
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Hotels We Stayed in Macau

Hotel Royal Macau : Luxury at a Central Location
Regency Hotel Macau : A 5 Stars Hotel?

Attractions in Macau

Guia Fortress and Lighthouse Macao : An Elusive Fortress Found
Macao Maritime Museum : Great Price Good Exhibits
Historic Centre of Macao : Ruins of Saint Paul’s, Mount Fortress & More
Cotai Strip Macau : Games, Shows, Food and Entertainment
Taipa Village Macau : Houses Museum, Pork Buns, Portuguese Egg Tarts
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