GOING TO EXTREMES
Popular actress Siti Saleha and her husband recently experienced two different sides of Hong Kong. We find out how they made it a memorable journey!
Siti Saleha’s tips for travellers to Hong Kong.
Her World : What was your first impression of Hong Kong? Siti Saleha:
“I’ve always heard about Hong Kong from my husband, Ahmad Lutfi Azhar – who’s better known as Fi – and he loves it, having been there a few times during his bachelor years! His impression of the place is it’s very hectic and fast-paced. It was such a breath of fresh air when I went and explored the opposite side of Hong Kong – the one that’s peaceful. I’d always choose to go somewhere that’s not so packed with people, so I didn’t stay long in the city. I really miss Hong Kong; it’s just so special!”
HW: What activities do you consider a must-try when in Hong Kong? SS:
“For Extreme Ends, we focused on ‘extreme’ activities – not the usual touristy stuff that people often go for. I did the ‘night’ activities while Fi went for the ‘day’ ones. I recommend hiking up Fei Ngo Shan as it overlooks Hong Kong and at night, the view from the mountain is really spectacular. I also did paintball, and there are tons of islands with rock-climbing places. You can tell I’m a fan of outdoor activities, of which Hong Kong has a lot to offer! Fi went for archery and came back with bruises on his elbows and knees but he had great fun. He also went up Lover’s Rock at Bowen Road; it’s where couples go and wish for good things.”
HW: What are the challenges of travelling with your spouse and ensuring the both of you have a good time? SS:
“We’re always travelling together and it’s always a fun experience! The biggest challenge this time was that we had to do
things separately and I didn’t know what he was up to. But it was all in good fun and we kept telling each other that. So, try and look for activities to do together. Stay hydrated and make sure you’re prepared physically and mentally for the journey.”
HW: We hear that you and your husband are foodies. Any casual makan places that we must visit? SS:
“We loved the Islamic Centre Canteen at Wan Chai and also Ma’s Restaurant – both serve delicious halal food!”
HW: What do you do to keep your skin healthy? SS:
“I drink lots of water and make sure I get much-needed rest whenever I can. I also bring along vitamin C, and iron and magnesium supplements.”
HW: How do you plan and prepare for a holiday? SS:
“Every time we plan a trip, I like to go on YouTube and read blogs for tips on the best places to eat and explore. I blog and Fi does as well – he loves his GoPro. Also, of course, be sharp and attentive when you’re travelling.”