Chris sent me to the airport early in the morning. I took Cathay Pacific Airlines to Hong Kong. I like their seats. And they serve ice-cream with the meals. Cool.
I took the ferry from Hong Kong Airport to Shekou (蛇口). Yes! Direct from Hong Kong Airport. So many travellers can bypass HK to Shenzhen liao. I used to go to Shenzhen through Luohu. It is so crowded and chaotic there. And you have to drag your luggage along an overhead bridge teeming with day-trippers from Hong Kong and China. Yucks.
It costs HK$200 (S$40) a ticket. You can also go to Macau and Zhuhai from the airport. And the beautiful thing is, you don't have to collect your luggage and check it in again.
They take care of that, but that day the computer broke down, so we had to wait for them to manually check and load the luggage for transfer to the ferry. We waited more than an hour to board the bus to the terminal. Many passengers got fed-up with the waiting and scolded the staff. I arrived at Shekou Ferry terminal but my luggage was delayed 2 hours! It took me 10 hours from Singapore to finally check-in my hotel in Shenzhen. I was so tired. but had to quickly wash up and meet my business associates for dinner.
Oh, a special mention of Shekou. I discovered many Americans, Europeans, Indians, Taiwanese, Koreans, Japanese....etc at the ferry terminal. I was told there are many foreign companies in Shekou so there is a huge population of foreigners. As I passed through the town, I saw many foreigners, beautiful high-rise apartments and great amenities. There's an International school too. hmmm.......