Wednesday, April 04, 2012

HK Day 2: Disneyland!

This have been in our top priority of place to visit when planning for HK itinerary. Since Disneyland Hong Kong is the nearest Disney Theme park to our country, it's really a big deal to come here when in Hong Kong. After all, we all grew up to Disney cartoons and movies, right? ^__^

Again, we bought our entrance ticket from our guesthouse with (again) a 29 dollars cheaper than the usual price for General Admission ticket. Check HERE for the park's entrance fee.

Via MTR, we depart from Mongkok Station (red line), exchanged lines at Lai King Station to get into the orange train line and then another exchange at Sunny Bay to get the pink train line to Disneyland.

Disneyland Hong Kong consists of five parks namely Main Street USA, Tomorrow Land, Fantasy Land, Adventure Land and Toy Story Land. You need a map of the park as well as the Show Times guide map so that you will be able to enjoy the park's attraction to the fullest. We did but unfortunately we didn't plan well so we missed quite a lot of characters as well as the Parade (said to be one of the must thing to see). Anyways, we still had fun the whole day up to the finale show, the FIREWORKS!


Cute little girls were dressed up in cute Minnie head gear.

School kids were brought here for their school field trip. How lucky!

Children and adults alike. Can never resist the cute stuffs.

Here come Mickey and Minnie!

At Main Street USA

Sleeping Beauty castle at Fantasy Land.

The closest I can get of Cinderella and Belle of Beauty and the Beast.

Alice in Wonderland and White Rabbit.

Cleaning lady clad in clean white attire.

The limelight of the park, Mickey and us!

The kid in me.

Lunch at one and only Halal certified restaurant in Disneyland HK, the Tahitian Terrace.

Tarzan at Adventure Land

Welcome to Toy Story Land.

Toy Soldiers at Toy Story Land on the move and force visitors to be held captives.

Queuing line to watch the Golden Mickey musical show.

Golden Mickey Musical Show


The firework's about to start.




The park closed after the firework ended.

Thank you and come again!



  • Train ticket from Mongkok Stn - Disneyland Stn (HKD17/trip)
  • Disneyland entrance ticket (HKD399/adult, HKD285/child 3-11, HKD100/senior citizen, free entrance for child under 3) . Buy at Oi Suen Guesthouse at HKD370/adult.
  • Lunch at Tahitian Terrace, Disneyland (HKD72 depending on dishes)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

HK Day 1: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

I arrived in Hong Kong around 3pm and was all psyche to do our Madame Tussauds tour straight away. Ellen, the owner of the guesthouse that we stayed for 4 nights told us that it is best to visit The Peak in the evening. I thought with my time of arrival, it was just the right timing to head straight there.

To get to The Peak (where Madame Tussauds Wax Museum located), we used the MTR (Mass Transit Railway), a transportation widely use in Hong Kong to go to Central Hong Kong and later took bus No.15 to ascend The Peak.

At the train station, we were initially kind of puzzled as to which train lines should we use in order to get to our destination. FYI, there are 10 lines for the rapid transit and are color coded. Since we got lost reading at the MTR map found at the station, we decided to ask the staff. Problem solved! When lost, ask. ^^

We also bought the Octopus card worth HKD150. It's very convenient especially for travelers/tourists. Do not be surprised when you found out your card was deducted to about 60dollars only on first use even though your destination is supposed to be only HKD10. The card itself is worth 50bucks and can be topped up. Upon leaving the country, you can return the card at the train station and get back whatever balance you have in the card + 50 dollars - HKD9 processing fee. ^^

Waiting for Bus No.15 to The Peak at Central Pier.

Reaching The Peak by bus, you will arrived at Peak Galleria building. Adjacent to Peak Galleria is Peak Tower of which the tram station is located. Our first target is Madame Tussauds and after asking at the Tourist Information Counter, we went inside Peak Tower and straight to Madame Tussaud. Entrance fee is HKD170 but we got HKD30 cheaper by getting it from our hostel owner, Ellen.
The Tourist Information Counter in the form of tram replica.

Some of my favourite photos...

Jackie Chan.

My high school crush, Leon Lai Meng.

Nicole Kidman

The details on Robert Pattinson aka Edward Cullen.

Madame Tussaud herself.

On the way down to more wax figures. There are also photos showing the process of making wax figure for the celebrities.

Who am I kidding?

I'm on Rembrandt's painting!

Oh Einstein, this equation is damn difficult!

Spin me off Spidey!

The legendary Marilyn Monroe.

Oh dear, not even close to our armpit, Yao Ming.

Always and forever.

Lady Gaga, you are petite!

Said to be the first figure to be able to giggle via built-in sensor although we didn't actually realize this.

This is another thing that I look forward to coming here. Breathtaking view of Central, Kowloon and surrounding islands at night viewed from Sky Terrace at Peak Tower building.


Some view of Peak Galleria.

We ended our wax museum tour around 8pm and our stomachs were already growling. We went back to Kowloon particularly in Tsim Sha Tsui as my Muslim colleague was told that this is the place we can find Halal Food. It's good that there were many Pakistani around and so my colleague asked one of them and he pointed us to Chung King Mansion.

It's also a shopping mall by the way. Just that, once you are inside it, you'll transported from land of Hong Kong to Pakistani/India/South Africa land. Seriously, there are lots of them inside. One look at my muslim colleague, they knew we were looking for halal food and straight away directed us to their premise. Scary at first but that's how they operated.



That's the end of my Hong Kong Day 1.


* In-flight lunch (MAS)
* Transportation
    - Mongkok Station to Central Station (HKD9.9/trip)
    - Bus ticket; Central-Central Pier-The Peak (HKD13.40/trip) Octopus card can also be used for buses.

* Madame Tussauds Wax Museum entrance fee (HKD170/adult or HKD140/adult if buy ticket from Oi Suen Guesthouse)

* Entrance ticket to Sky Terrace (HKD30/adult). Octopus card can also be used to pay for entrance to Sky Terrace.

* Dinner at Pakistan Mess restaurant (HKD71/pax depending on menu chosen)

I will do separate review on the guesthouse that we stayed and will provide details about it too.