Pick the itinerary of your choice.
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Actually it seems like we really have no choice since our schedule is too tight... By the time we arrived at the HK airport we looked at our map to search for the location where we'd meet our tour guide. Luckily we didn't get lost, we found our tour guide, his name's Henry. A hong kong local who speaks cantonese, knows a little tagalog and fluent in english. In fairness, his english is understandable unlike other tour guides we met there. Quite terrible we'd rather look at the map than listen to their explanation.. So he gave us our itineraries for the day, so he said in the afternoon he'll pick us up at the hotel and will be going to victoria's peak, wax museum and the night market. our original plan was disney and stay there until night time for the fireworks, but since we'd also like to see victoria's peak, he said that we could go to ocean park instead of disney.
We paid around HKD600+ for this optional tour, it's quite pricey compared if we'd tour it by ourselves, HKD100+ would be the difference. But it's a hassle-free tour especially for the first-timers in hong kong and for those who have a tight schedule. Then after it's all settled, he gave us our voucher, breakfast coupon and transferred us to our hotel.
Ocean Park Adventure
Let the amazing race begin!... We arrived at ocean park after lunch time, it was too hot.
Ocean park is a huge park other parts of it are still under construction. It has two entrance gates by the way, (which is the reason why we got lost, and almost missed the tour bus). It has a lot of escalators, long escalators, good thing they have these so we don't have to climb up the stairs! We went into some dinosaur exhibits and took a few photos with the cavemen.
Here are the few rides we took at ocean park:
Dinosaur Exhibit (forgot the real title)
The Peak Tower (unsure about the name)
Cable Car (how can i forget this ride)
Jelly fish exhibit
Dolphin show at ocean park theatre (one chinese lady kept on pushing me, don't know why I was just standing there watching the show, some people just really don't have manners.
I missed the mine train, don't think we'd be able to do that, we have to get to the meeting point.. We got to the entrance gate but noticed that it's quite different from the gate where we entered... And the fearful thing happened we were lost, we were at the entrance gate located at the other end of the park. It's too far from the meeting place if we'd walk and go back inside the park, even if we ride the cable car. So we asked the lady near the gate if there's easier and faster way to get to the other entrance gate, she said there's a free shuttle bus ride outside which could take us there for about 15 mins or ride a taxi. She didn't clearly tell us where exactly the bus is, so we roamed around under the scorching heat, we don't even know what it looks like or if it has any logo of ocean park or something.
We look wasted when we arrived at Victoria's Peak, but there's no stopping now. We got 3 more activities ride the peak tram, see the wax museum, view hong kong buildings in the sky terrace and eat/buy/roam around at night market. The peak tram was cool, it was a 10-12 minutes ride I think, and we were able to enjoy the view of the surroundings. At the wax museum, we saw different celebrities and well-known personalities like Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jacky Chan, Bruce Lee, Queen Elizabeth and other royalties, David Beckham, Muhammad Ali, Pres.