Friday, September 26, 2014

Disneyland Hongkong

Yes? Hello? Are you still there? Because I am here again to update you my Hongkong adventure. From Ngong Ping 360, we were catching up the time when suddenly unfortunate thing happened on us in the MTR station. Our only boy`s Octopus card was lost in his pocket and no where to be found. So decided to purchase a single journey ticket for the mean time and will buy again in the next station before going home since it`s still the second day and the trip is still a long way and the discount you can get in fares by using Octopus card will be wasted. So bought a single journey ticket and head we go to Disneyland! The "happiest place on earth" as others would say. Since we came from Tung Chung, Disneyland Resort station is just a transfer to Sunny Bay station for 13.3HKD deducted from our Octopus cards and 14.5HKD for a single journey ticket.
As expected, all things were in Mickey Mouse motif. From the train`s windows, to the inside of the train. All you can see are Disney characters left and right.
And here we are! At the main entrance of Disneyland where everyone should have a picture with. I was awed by the time I stood there. I was thinking, "before, I just saw this place in pictures but now, I am one of those peple who first step on that day in Hongkong Disneyland".
And the part which we are catching on! The Flights of Fantasy Parade. This is a parade where all Disneyland characters, from Mickey, to Pooh, to Jungle Book, to the princesses are showcase and ride on their respective floats for able the people of Disneyland see them and have some wave or hello. Unfortunately, my camera died in the middle of the parade so here are the only photos I was able to take. Sorry for that. But I have pictures in my iPod so I decided to include it here despite of being low in quality. Bear on that please. I would just like to show you the whole place with all the best I can do.
Can you guess who`s in the parade???
After the parade, it`s time to explore the whole area. Because we only have limited time before the park closes, we just ride the most thrilled and must-ride rides. I recommend the Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, the Grizzly Gulch rollercoaster, the Mystic Manor ride,  and that amazing, thrilling rollercoaster ride in ToyStory land (GT Racer rollercoaster, I guess. Sorry I forgot.). We also rode some rides recommended for children. Like the "It`s a Small World" ride where you can see dolls ffrom different cultures and country while they are singing the song in their language. By the way, we never had the chance to go to the Jungle River cruise in the Adventureland because from all those waiting times before you can experience the ride, we were out of time and just head on to the Disney in the Stars to be held in the Cinderella castle. This is the fireworks display before closing the park. This can be seen in front of the Cinderella castle. This is the my caught video of the firework with the help of my iPod and trusty #happypod. You can also watch it in my Youtube channel HERE.
See you again for the 3rd day of our Hongkong invasion adventure. (Though it may took too long. Bear with me please??? Can you?)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ngong Ping 360 in Lantau Island, Hongkong

Hello! Again, this is your alien blogger writing a post in continuation of her invasion trip in Hongkong. For the second day, we went to Ngong Ping in the morning, a place in Lantau Island that hosts the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and the Ngong Ping village. We rode by bus from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping for 23HKD or 27HKD (I forgot) and by cable car going back but of course you can use the cable car of going back `n forth. 
Big Buddha bears its name. It`s really big you feel like an ant below him. But of course, don`t be afraid, he will not step on you. LOL. Before seeing him, up-close and personal, you are challenge to climb hundreds of steps. For acrophobics, beware, or you might want to face your fear, you might not know, after this, you might be "afraid of heights no more". Upstairs, you can view a 360 degree panorama of the beautiful island.
Lacking of time, below is our picture for our glimpse of the Po Lin monastery.
And head we go to the NP village where all the shops, cafes,  and restaurants can be found. We had some souvenir shopping for low, low prizes and had our lunch before heading to our next stop. We had some noodles with dumplings. Of course, if you say Hongkong, you should try to eat dimsum. A definitely thing to do while in Hongkong.
After we fed our hungry tummies, we went ahead to ride the cable car going back to Tung Chung to start our journey towards our next stop... The ride takes 24 minutes from Ngong Ping to the Tung Chung cable car terminal. It`s a 24-minute, 5km ride where you can see the whole Lantau island and Hongkong island from above. It was a fun, thrill ride that every tourist should try in Hongkong. By the way, you can choose between a standard or crystal cabin. The only difference is that the crystal cabin has a glass floor where you can see what`s below. But of course, crystal cabin is much more higher in terms of prize though. For a frugal traveler, we tried the standard cabin. For cable car fares, you can visit their website HERE, as it may change without prior notice.
Leaving you with this "peace" sign if ever I can`t post ASAP where our next stop is. But don`t worry, I will, by any means. Talk to you soon! Leave me your comments or questions!
Access:
Ngong Ping 360 by bus: From Tsim Sha Tsui, ride MTRto Tung Chung station, walk 2 minutes to the New Lantau Bus Co route 23
Ngong Ping 360 by cable car: From Tsim Sha Tsui, ride MTR to Tung Chung station, walk 5 minutes to the Ngong Ping 360 cable car terminal