Mingle Place was a lot smaller than I expected, but very comfortable. The room is all wirelessly controlled through the remote and menus on the television. Through this system you can control the lighting, heating/cooling, and have access to a movie and music database, as well as access the net etc.
I did not hang around the hotel for long, and at about 8pm headed up Nathan Road to the Temple St Night Markets. My first impression of Hong Kong’s streets were how many people there were, and the lights, there are neon lights everywhere, and most shops on the strip have neon signs that extend out over the road, and some are very clever, even playing adverts with sound, on the sides of a buildings.
I wandered through the Night Market, and saw mostly junk. I managed to find an electrical plug converter at one of the first stalls, and paid a mere price of HK$15. I then headed south to find some food. I found a small corner shop that had a few people eating, and out the front was a display of live versions of the food you can order, such as shellfish, and what looked a bit like Balmain Bugs. I grabbed a seat, had a beer and ordered a plate of Chili and Garlic Snails with a side of noodles. The snails were quite good, but a bit overcooked, but I suppose that is healthier than undercooked, so I should not complain.
I headed back through the markets back to my hotel, and got back at about 10pm. Felling quite tired I set the alarm for 6am on the television and went to bed. The bed was very hard, but I do not mind that, and the benefit of staying in a small hotel a few blocks away from the main strip is that it is very quiet.