Winter trips to warm countries are becoming pretty popular last years. So we decided to do one right on and after New Year 2016. Initial route around Asia was Hong Kong – Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore. Later on Macau has been added to it as a one day trip from Hong Kong.

We started on December 31st with a flight to Dubai, 5 hours connection and a flight to Hong Kong. New Year by both UAE and Ukrainian timezones was spent in DXB airport ;) The trip took us 18 days in total including all the flights.

Almost all this trip around Asia was an urbanistic vacation — buildings and cities and cities and buildings around. If I look at the photos now it seems like a strange art-house asian movie… most of the pictures are shot at night, strange streets and neighbourhoods, strange people around.

Nevertheless it was interesting and enjoyable for me… I am still not sure if it was the same for my companions ;)

Below you can find full and detailed itinerary. Later I am going to post separate photo-stories about each of the countries.


Kiev – Dubai
Dubai – Hong Kong
Airport Express to Kowloon

Then free shuttle bus to Tsim Sha Tsui

Kowloon Park

Get some food, wonder around

Symphony of Lights

Watch the show from Avenue of Stars

Nights Markets

Temple Street, Shanghai Street, Portalnd Street @ Mong Kok


3/F, 9 Lock Road, Hong Kong

Star Ferry to HK Island
Bus 6X to Repulse Bay
Repulse Bay - Stanley Market

Walk from Repulse Bay to Stanley Market, have a launch

Stanley Market - Times Square
HK Island

Times Square, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Man Mo Temple, Hollywood Road, Upper Lascar Row, Cat Stret

Star Ferry back to Kowloon

3/F, 9 Lock Road, Hong Kong

MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui - Tai Wai
Tsang Tai Uk

Visit to abandoned village...

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Visit to monastery and around

MTR: Back to Kowloon
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
Bird and Flower Market

3/F, 9 Lock Road, Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Macau
Visit a Casino

No visit to Macau is complete without visit to a Casino!

Macau Heritage Walk

Largo do Senado, Largo da Se, Lou Kau Mansion, Old City Walls, A-Ma Temple

Macau - Hong Kong

3/F, 9 Lock Road, Hong Kong

Airport Express to Airport

Free shuttle from Tsim Sha Tsui to Kowloon Station

Hong Kong – Bangkok
DMK Airport – Hotel
Health Land Spa

Start visit to Bangkok with a good 2h Thai Massage

Soi Cowboy

Just nearby, a few shots and intro into night life ;)

Patpong Night Market

Introduction to big markets of fake

Hotel Icon Bangkok

No.49 Sukhumvit Road Soi 2 Sukhumvit

Tour to Bangkok Yai Canal
Wat Arun and What Pho

Tour around two famous temples

Khao San Road

Visit to backpackers mekka ;)


Wat Taimit and Yaorwat Road

Hotel Icon Bangkok

No.49 Sukhumvit Road Soi 2 Sukhumvit

Drive to Maeklong Market
Maeklong Railway Market
Drive to Damnoen Saduak
Boat around Floating Market
Drive to Tiger Zoo
Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo
Drive to Bangkok
Hotel Icon Bangkok

No.49 Sukhumvit Road Soi 2 Sukhumvit

Silom Thai Cooking School

Experience cooking famous Thai dishes - Tom Yam Goong, Pad Thai, Green Curry Chicken, Mango Sticky Rice

Urban Climbing Playground

Indoor rock climbing or optional shopping time for others

Hotel Icon Bangkok

No.49 Sukhumvit Road Soi 2 Sukhumvit

Free Time
Bangkok - Pattaya
Free Time

Relax, go the beach, just anything...

Walking Street

Experience crazy Pattaya, visit some rock concert ;)

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Jomtien Beach Rd., Soi 1

Amazone Cartoon Network Part

Relatively new aqua-park with about a dozen rides, good on a hot day

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Jomtien Beach Rd., Soi 1

Pattaya - DMK Airport
Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur
Around Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Petaling, Jalan Alor and around...

Invito Hotel Suites

No 1 Lorong Ceylon Bukit Ceylon

Masjid Negara

Check for specific open times

Free Time

Free time for quest games, shopping and other stuff...

Petronas Twin Towers

Visit of the bridge between towers and one of the high floors

Invito Hotel Suites

No 1 Lorong Ceylon Bukit Ceylon

Uber to Airport
Kuala Lumpur - Singapore
Maxwell Food Center

Grab some food and explore a Singaporean hawker center


Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Temple St and Smith St, Thian Hock Keng Temple

Around Marina Bay

Just wonder around look for nice photo oppotunities, sunset is amazing

Singapore Flyer

Preferably evening or night time for best views

Adler Hostel

259 S Bridge Rd

Universal Studios @ Sentosa

Amazing theme park, Express Ticket worth the price

Visit to a Beach

If there will be still some time for it :)

Raffles Hotel

Taste Singapore Sling where it has been invented ;)

Adler Hostel

259 S Bridge Rd

Little India and Arab Quarter

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Mustafa Center, Sultan Mosque

Bus to Singapore Zoo
Night Safari

Famous activity in Singapore Zoo, unfortunately too crowded now

Boat and Clarke Quay

Just wonder around ;)

Adler Hostel

259 S Bridge Rd

Indoor Rock Climbing

For those who like, shopping for others ;)

Gardens by the Bay

Cloud Forest Dome, Flower Dome, Marina Barrage

SkyWalk and Night Show
Adler Hostel

259 S Bridge Rd

Singapore – Dubai
Dubai – Kiev