Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau (May 2015)
Hong Kong (Yesinn @ Causeway Bay ++++, convenient location right by the metro):
Victoria Peak: The view of the city from the mountain is breathtaking and almost makes up for the way up. However, try to go during off peak hours and earlier. During rush hour, the wait is long, over 1.5 hours to catch a cable car up. Some tourists may get pushy after waiting too long. See Hong Kong like you do in the movies both during the day and at night. Then go to the other side of the bay to see the Symphony of Lights, a rainbow-colored light show at night.
Galaxy: Galaxy refers to the newest casino by a casino mogul, not the Samsung phone. It is very grand with free shuttle service to many other casinos and places locally. Be sure to visit if you want to ride around town for free. Billionaires certainly understand flamboyancy.
Historic Center: The city center features Portuguese-influenced buildings and square with many shops. This resembles a trip to Europe but in China. The food is a mix of both cultures and certainly worth a try.
Oriental Pearl Tower: This TV tower in Shanghai allows visitors to see the whole city from up high. However, it is quite a sight from the ground as well, especially on the other side of the Huangpu River on the Wai Tan boardwalk. At night, the tower and surrounding buildings light up in rainbow colors, which can be seen during the day as well when the sun hits them at the right angle.
The Bund: On the opposite side of the TV tower is an area known as the Bund, a boardwalk with activities and beautiful views of Shanghai.