Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Park, Zoo and Botanical Gardens

After visiting Kowloon Park at the beginning of our trip, we visited  Hong Kong Park, Zoo and Botanical Gardens on our last day. Hong Kong Park, although not as big as Kowloon Park, provides a nice diversion from the hussle of Hong Kong city.  There are again plenty of places to sit and watch the people go … Continue reading

Grizzly Gulch – Hong Kong Disneyland

Grizzly Gulch at Hong Kong Disneyland is a little similar in look and feel to Frontierland in the US theme parks.  It is made up of a single attraction called Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars which is a bit like Big Thunder Mountain in terms that it’s a runaway mine train.  The rock-work around the ride looks like Grizzly … Continue reading

Snacks at Hong Kong Disneyland

Snacks are plenty and varied at Hong Kong Disneyland. For reference, $HK50 is around $NZ7.50 and $US6.50.

Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Kowloon Park was just a short walk from our hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.  The park itself is large and made up of a number of distinct areas you can explore.  From the sculpture park where we sat and watched people doing tai chi to a public swimming pool, children’s playground and even a free … Continue reading

Toy Story Land – Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland has a Toy Story Land which where you get to experience the feeling that you are in Andy’s back garden and have been shrunk down in size. Lush bamboo simulates grass to give this effect that you have “shrunk” and all the toys are then appear larger than life. Its a vibrant, colourful … Continue reading

Hong Kong Disneyland Merchandise

Hong Kong Disneyland merchandise offerings are very different to those found at Tokyo Disneyland (read this post for more information of shopping at Tokyo Disneyland), in that its a lot more similar to the offerings found in the US Disney theme parks. A lot of the merchandise appears to be identical to the USA parks but there … Continue reading

Tips for visiting Hong Kong Disneyland

1) Buy your tickets online This is an easy process and at busier times of year could save you waiting in a line to buy tickets. You just need the confirmation details (just in case there is an issue) and the credit card(s) you used to buy the tickets. Essentially you put the same credit … Continue reading

Ngong Ping Village – Tian Tan Buddha & … Starbucks

Ngong Ping Village, where you can give thanks to the Tian Tan Buddha or to coffee…

Octopus & the MTR in Hong Kong – traveller info

First up, if you are a senior, yay you! You get really cheap public transport in Hong Kong, you don’t need to be a resident, you just need to be over 60 to qualify. No idea about fares for kids – you are on your own to find out that info. Otherwise hopefully the rest … Continue reading

The dogs of Ngong Ping Village (Lantau Island – Hong Kong)

I will have a post up in the next few days about the Cable Car and Ngong Ping Village but I couldn’t resist photographing some of the dogs there. Signs clearly said “no dogs” but these obviously can’t read 🙂

Environmentality at Hong Kong Disneyland

There is a very obvious environmental awareness theme going on at Hong Kong Disneyland and no doubt more widely in the Hong Kong community. A number of times at Hong Kong Disneyland, we had to wait in line at the water fountains as locals filled up their reusable water bottles. This is something we always … Continue reading

Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden (Hong Kong)

A short ride on the MTR to Diamond Hill, gets you within a stones throw to Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden. Both of these are free to go into. It’s well signposted from the station. The garden and nunnery complex are a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of busy Hong Kong. … Continue reading

New Socks (and nail polish) – shopping in Hong Kong

  We went hunting for the Aeon Living Plaza shop today which is a bit like Daiso in Japan, or the Dollar Store in the US.  These colourful, spotty socks caught my eye. I can’t say I am big on souvenir shopping so these, and the cute yellow nail polish bottle may be my only … Continue reading

Ming Dynasty and Hong Kong Disneyland

We stumbled upon the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center in Kowloon Park, a small, free museum regarding the history of Hong Kong over the centuries. Well worth a visit if you have a spare hour. One room highlights some of the 7000 pieces of blue and white Ming Dynasty ceramics found when excavating for the … Continue reading

Hong Kong – final itinerary

So with our trip to Hong Kong fast approaching, this is our basic itinerary – we may well move these item around depending on how we feel on the day and/or the weather. Day 1 – Travel to Hong Kong Day 2 – Hong Kong History Museum – Harbour Light Show 8pm Day 3 – Hong Kong Zoo (free admission) … Continue reading

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