Travel Throwback: Hong Kong 5D4N – Day 4 & 5

Did i mention this before? One thing I love the most about Hong Kong is the weather! It’s like the perfect weather for Asia. Sunny, blue skies, windy. I just wish we have the same kind of weather here in Singapore all day err day!

Okay. This post will be the last one of the Travel Throwback Hong Kong edition series, and I’ll continue posting on local delights or photo spots for NB.

NGONG PING 360 is basically one of the must visits for tourists in Hong Kong located in Lantau Island. Yes, it’s located in a separate island so going there, you gotta take a 20 mins high cable car journey. For acrophobias (unless it’s really extreme), don’t worry too much! The view will distract you from the fear. Just one tip though, don’t get the clear cable car then unless you want to enjoy the ride looking straight through a glass below your feet. Normal cable car will cost you about HKD 150/person.

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How to get there: It’s really simple. I’d recommend taking the MTR as it MTR is really straight forward most of the time. It is located at Tung Chung MTR Station and from there, you’ll see the sign and you will need to walk for about 5 minutes away to reach the cable car point. TIPS! Book the cable car ticket online to avoid the queue! It’s gonna be hella long queue full of tourists. Especially on the weekends. If you forgot to do so, come early! Like literally, wake up early and come here when it’s open. My friend and I thought that we could easily get a ticket on the day itself thinking how bad the queue can get. But once we’re there only like 20 mins after the place was open, but there’s already a long queue. It gets worst towards the afternoon.

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View from the cable car reaching NP360. Spot the Big Buddha!

P1050751Ngong Ping is pretty much a very cultural area. It’s where Tian Tan Buddha Statue (it’s really hugee) is located. You gotta climb the stairs to get a beautiful view here. It’s free! Unless you wanna have a look at the inside, with a local tour guide. This place is breathtaking! Can’t say much more. Just enjoy the photos, or if not, go there and see for yourself!

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After taking a minute (many minutes actually) break from climbing the stairs and enjoying the view, we decided to walk down the stairs and stroll around some more. There’s actually a whole lot more photo spots that you can take but unfortunately due to the tiredness (I THINK! hahaha) we didn’t even bother to take more. We’re hungry by then because we didn’t have a proper breakfast. HAHA Here, you can find a lot of street food shops that sells steamed corn, sausages, and all. Initially we didn’t want to get one until we found one that says err.. mountain water something (I forgot…..). Anyway, it is located on your right hand side when walking back towards the cable car from the statue. There, they sell a delicious bean curd mixed sesame paste. It’s really simple but I am telling you now – TRY THOSE! It’s really good. Below are some snapshots of the foods from that stall. Other stalls don’t really allow you to take snaps of the food they sell. So be careful. One uncle actually scolded me of not noticing the sign he put in front of his foods and he asked me to delete my photo right away in front of him.

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Two friendly dogs. I am not sure if they are wild but they're really sweet. Not a single bark when people come near them and pet 'em.
Two friendly dogs. I am not sure if they are wild dogs but they’re really sweet. Not a single bark when people come near them and pet ’em.

 So after a tiring stroll at Ngong Ping, we decided to take the cable car ride back to Tung Chung MTR and continue our journey to Avenue of Stars. It’s similar to the Holywood walk of fame where lots of Asian stars have their hand print and names embedded on the walkway. Of course, more than half of the name embedded there, I have no idea who they are. Heheh.. 😛

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I am pretty sure.. that’s Jackie Chan’s

RIght after Avenue of Stars, we pretty much exhausted from 4 days of WALKING around Hong Kong. So we came home early to pack for our flight back home the next day. Did some last minute shopping back at Temple Street since it was near our apartment and that’s that!

I would definitely come back to Hong Kong one day to take more proper touristy shots and do more shopeeeeng.. Eeek!

Check out the complete series of Throwback Travel: Hong Kong Edition!

Cheers,

Fi

Travel Throwback: Hong Kong 5D4N – Day 3

Fifi here! It’s been a while huh.

Anyway, continuing my previous post on throwback travel to Hong Kong back in November 2014, now it’s time for day 3 – DISNEYLAND! *insert mickey mouse here*. Okay so for day 3, we spent literally the whole day at Disneyland. This is my first time being at the Mickey town. While some says it’s the worst Disneyland of all, well, I have no say to that because I have never been to the other Disneyland. Of course that’s possible, however, so long there’s Mickey Mouse and Disney songs that I can sing to all around, I am happy enough! 😛

The best part of this Disneyland trip is that I got it for free! One of my best friend is kind enough to actually buy the ticket for me as a birthday present aww.

So into details: How to go – Take the MTR! Beside it being really fast and convenient, the last train ride you’ll take to Disneyland is a special Mickey Mouse train you don’t want to miss! Exterior and interior was all about Disney. So we took the train from Kowloon Station down to Sunny Bay Interchange and from here is where you will take a one-stop-super-fast train ride to Disneyland Resort Station.

Lemme do a MTR Station OOTD haha!
Lemme do a MTR Station OOTD haha!
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Inside the Disney train! Isn’t it cuteee

To the Tickets! When we were there back in 2014 I believe we got the ticket for 450ish HKD. We didn’t get it at the Disneyland because, please, expect the longest queue of excited kids and you’ll end up queuing twice because entering the park was another queue. So to avoid that we got to know the internet that you could actually purchase tickets from a tour agency office called CTS (China Travel Service) at the airport, right outside after you got out from the very last baggage scan (I forgot what’s the term for that!). You can also get other theme parks tickets like the Ocean Park ticket here. And one last thing, not sure if it’s true but rumor has it that they sell it cheaper there (I think so too). And don’t be afraid that it’s a scam ticket because it’s legit and we could actually get in the park. So yea! But looking at Disneyland’s website as of now, I think they’ve marked up the price to 499 HKD = 86 SGD (whoa).

Mandatory Disneyland castle and Mickey head band shot
Mandatory Disneyland castle and Mickey head band tourist shot

I just realised that we only took a few pictures in the park. Well, due to the hassle and we wanted to really enjoy the rides and the moment there. Although the extreme rides were limited and queues were just nuts – I could say we really had a great time there being inside the happiest place on earth. My favourite rides would be the Space Mountain, RC Racer, and Toy Story Parachute Drop. Maybe more but I couldn’t remember. Hehe.. Enjoy the photos!

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Gotta pose with the characters!
Gotta pose with the characters!

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Merry Go Round
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Night Disney Parade. Tip: BE THERE FAST!
Dont ever miss Disneyland's Fireworks. One of the most beautiful fireworks show I've ever seen!
Dont ever miss Disneyland’s Fireworks. One of the most beautiful fireworks show I’ve ever seen!
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Tired feet

So which Disneyland have you ever been into? And let me know which Disneyland that you think is the best of all!

See you again Disneyland!
See you again Disneyland!
What I got from the Disneyland shop
What I got from the Disneyland shop

Next post will be on our visit to Ngong Ping 360! Stay tune~

Check out the previous of my Travel Throwback Hong Kong Series, Day 1 and 2 here! All post about Hong Kong can be found here

Fi