Strawberry Picking At Kam Tin Country Club Hong Kong


I looked online for kid-friendly places in Hong Kong but I wanted something other than Disneyland Hong Kong or Ocean Park. I came across several options like Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park, the Hello Kitty Go Green Organic Farm, Noah’s Ark, and several places where kids can pick strawberries like Tai Tong Organic Farm, Mapopo Community Farm, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Rainbow Strawberry Farm, and Kam Tin Country Club. I wish we had more time to stay in Hong Kong but given that we’re there for one weekend only, I needed to choose just one. And I chose Kam Tin Country Club because based on my research, it looks like it is the easiest to reach by MTR.

Okay. I’ll be honest and say that we did reach Kam Sheung Road station just fine but once there, we had a little difficulty finding out how to reach the strawberry farm. The problem mostly was caused by language barrier. Locals could not understand where we’re going even if I showed them the website of Kam Tin Country Club. We encountered a group of Filipinos also going to Kam Tin Country Club and they told us to just get a taxi and tell the driver that we are going to the strawberry farm. We hailed several taxis but we were not accommodated.

It was by some stroke of luck that we saw a bus painted with a picture of the strawberry farm. I rushed to tell the driver that we are going to the strawberry farm and the driver loudly said “Yes, yes!” as he motioned for us to hop on board quickly. Hallelujah!

So THIS is how you can reach Kam Tin Country Club: Take the MTR and get off at Kam Sheung Road West Rail Station, Exit D. Outside the station is what appears to be a huge parking lot with bus stops from a distance. Find the bus stop of Bus No. 601 and wait there. It’s a green roof minibus with the strawberry farm painted on its body. The bus arrives at the Kam Sheung Road station every 10 minutes from 11:00 am: 8:00 pm daily. The bus will have several stops along the way but you’ll know that you are at Kam Tin Country Club because you’ll see a huge tarpaulin sign outside the park. This is the same bus that you’ll ride to go back to Kam Sheung Road station.

Scroll down to read more about our family adventure at Kam Tin Country Club.

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10th Anniversary Dinner at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon HK


Since it opened in 2006, the year we got married, I have already dreamed of dining at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon with my hubby. Joel Robuchon has more than a dozen restaurants operating in London, Paris, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, to name a few, and with a total of 25 Michelin stars among them. He is that guy who has  has the most number of Michelin stars among all chefs!

Thus, I was beyond thrilled when hubby told me that for our 10th anniversary, we’ll be flying to Hong Kong to have dinner at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. We love eating at fancy restaurants but we have never spent this much for an anniversary dinner so this experience has definitely set the bar… high! *don’t be pressured, honey!* It’s our 10th wedding anniversary, anyway, so splurge it is.

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Hong Kong Airport Express and Klook


For our 10th wedding anniversary, hubby gifted me a romantic and gastronomic experience at L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon. But instead of just flying to Hong Kong for the dinner, I decided to book a 4 days/3nights trip with my son, the nanny, and my mom and dad. Our itinerary was rather simple:

  • Dinner at L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon (just me and hubby)
  • Strawberry picking at Kam Tin Country Club
  • Toy Storyland at Disneyland Hong Kong

I will have separate posts for each. Here, I will just talk about the airport express and a discovery that I wanted to keep for myself but have decided to share with you because I want all of us to be happy and excited to travel. Think huge discounts!

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Taiwan Travel 2015 [Day 5] – Kao Chi at Yongkang Street, As Good As Din Tai Fung


If there is one thing that I regret, it would be my failure to explore Yongkang Street while in Taipei. I cannot believe that I was not able to find time for Taipei cuisine’s mecca and home to the original Din Tai Fung! Yongkang Street is where you can find restaurants and cafes during the day and market carts and independent sellers at night. It’s where you can find any type of food be it Chinese, Korean, American, Italian, Japanese, and others. Next time, I will definitely devote time for Yongkang Street in addition to Raohe Night Market, Wufenpu, and a hot springs resort. Next time, next time.

On our last day in Taipei, we decided to eat at Din Tai Fung but changed our hearts almost instantaneously when we saw the queue. The good thing is that right next door is its long overshadowed competitor that we discovered to concoct equally amazing dishes or maybe even better. I was told that locals impress tourists by bringing them to Din Tai Fung while locals impress fellow locals by going to this restaurant. The name, my friends, is Kao Chi.

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Taiwan Travel 2015 [Day 5] – Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall


In the morning of our last day in Taipei, we visited the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. It was built in memory of the first president of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek. It’s a huge compound where people can walk leisurely and relax while watching other people who congregate in the area. The memorial hall though is, at least for me, not as grand as other memorial halls I’ve visited like Lincoln Memorial in D.C.

The hall has been the center of several debates in Taiwan. In the past, it was considered as a legacy of the past authoritarian regime and as such, there was a clamor to tear it down or to rename it. At one point, it was called the Taiwan Democracy Memorial Park. But in 2008, it was again reinstated to being called the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Despite the debates and all that, it’s still a good place to visit if you are into culture and history, and moreso if you would like to witness the changing of the guards. Again though, the changing of the guards here is not as grand as the ones you can witness, for example, in Seoul.

More pics after the jump.

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