Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Recce

Upon settling in our comfy (Stefan would defer..) stay, we soon set off our journey to tame our hunger. You guys might wonder where we're put up. All i can say or show you is the view from our room. Pretty niffy eh?

After an absolutley huge portion of lunch (you should see how full we were..) we set off on our recce of the various cinema/theter location that we will be covering during the festival.

First up: UA Times Square. THE place for teenagers as its a mecca for fashion and accessories.

Next: HK Convention and Exhibition Centre. The equivalent of our Suntec. That's where most of the main events are held.

Next stop: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Last stop: UA Langham Place, also located within a shopping complex, right in the heart of Mongkok.

After a tiring day, scouring around Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, we decided to taste the local delicacies....of stinky tofu, or fermented beancurd.

You know what? It's like durians, an acquired taste. Good thing is, we both like the smell (!) and the taste. HK$6 for a piece.

The main beef on the festival coverage to come real soon, meanwhile, you'll have to put up with our blabber as we play first, then work later.

Next up, the Las Vegas of the East - Macau!


We have arrived at our funky accomodation, that resembles Peninsular Plaza.

The tips and directions provided by the innkeeper was true, down to the last footstep. Weather's cool and the sky's really grey. Feels like London.

TIme for lunch, and a day of familiarization. But first, to check into our room.

You might be wondering what that pile of laundry is at the back. We're wondering too.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

We'll be departing Singapore for Hong Kong on 17th March at 0640hrs - Man, that's early!

The Hong Kong International Film Festival runs from 20th of March to 11th of April. The HKIFF this year spans 3 weeks instead of the usual 2. Unfortunately, Team will be flying back on the 1st of April (no, that's not an April Fool's Joke) because of budgetary reasons. But fret not! We'll be bringing you the updates from almost every (if not all) press conference, loads of movie reviews, pictures from the red carpets and cool videos. Perhaps an interview or two, and the latest on the Asian Film Awards if we're lucky too!

Stay tuned to this page, and bookmark it right now! Experience the HKIFF with!

P.S. If you're somewhere in Hong Kong, give us a shout out ok?