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Hongkong Trip Day 4: Ocean Park

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Today we were going to Ocean Park, and thankfully we woke up early in the morning unlike the day before. It was going to be a long way to Ocean Park. We took the MTR to Admiralty Station, and exited in Exit B. There would be a sign “Bus To Ocean Park” and we had to buy bus tickets and entry tickets to Ocean Park. It was a special bus to Ocean Park, so it wouldn’t stop anywhere else. The bus number was 629, and it was double decker. Hoorayyy………we didn’t have to go out late at night to find double decker bus that day.

Double decker bus straight to Ocean park

Double decker bus straight to Ocean park

The bus tickets were HKD 10,6 for adult and HKD 5.3 for child (we bought two ways bus tickets), and the entry tickets were HKD 250 for adult and HKD 125 for child. The Octopus Card could also be used to purchase bus tickets.

There would be bag check before entering the park, and basically we couldn’t bring any food and drink, but we were allowed to bring mineral water into the park.

We saw Aberdeen sea along the way, which was so blue and pretty, so the first thing we did when we got down from the bus was to take picture with Aberdeen sea at the background.

We were greeted by this beautiful sea view when we alighted from the bus

I thought the price we paid was so worth compared to all the facilities in the park. All were free and no need to pay anymore except for food.

The park was crowded and full of people and it was difficult to find seats to have lunch. We had to queue an hour to get our lunch. This park was divided into 2 parts, and to go from one side of the park to another side, we had to ride a cable car for about 20 minutes. Luckily, the other side of the park was more quiet as it was more for children with kiddy rides and playground.

 

First stop on the left: Flamingo

First stop on the left: Flamingo

 

Pretty

Pretty birds

 

The talking tree which really amazed the lil boy

The talking tree which really amazed the lil boy

 

The park is located above the ground and we had to take the very high escalators for (if not mistaken) until 5 times and walked very far until we reached the park. It was very tiring. The first part of the park consists of thrilled rides, so we skipped that part and went straight to the children attraction.

After the "seem to never ending escalator rides", we arrived at this beautiful pier

After the “seem to never ending escalator rides”, we arrived at this beautiful pier

And we met this cute seal......

And we met this cute seal……

 

We're going to see the fish.....yay.....! Fish is my lil boy favorite animal so far.....so he was very happy.....

We’re going to see the fish…..yay…..! Fish is my lil boy favorite animal so far…..so he was very happy in here…..

 

Hilly Roads……………….really frustrating to go from one place to another…………we had to climb up and down and up and down and up and down………..phew…….

 

In order to go to the other side of the park, we must take cable car or train. This was in front of the cable car station

Aquarium Visit:

There were many aquariums (big and small) in here which located quite far from each other (and with hilly roads)……..so better prepare your feet to walk.

Hmmm......what is this?

Hmmm……what is this?

 

Jelly fish......

Jelly fish……

 

Jelly

In front of jelly fish tank

 

We saw the fish from the moving escalator………….just like in Sea World

 

Little crabs, can see but can't touch.......

Little crabs, can see but can’t touch…….

 

Sting ray.....

Sting ray…..

 

Look who was so impressed with all this fish

Look who was so impressed with all this fish. He really loved all the fish displayed in the aquarium, that after we saw all the aquarium, he asked to enter again and again………..haish…………and we had to walk through the hilly roads again……

 

Hi, I like all the fish in here

Hi, I like all the fish in here

 

Especially Nemo the clown fish

Especially Nemo the clown fish

 

Daddy lifted me up because I couldn't see clearly

Daddy lifted me up because I couldn’t see clearly

 

Big pool full of sting ray and their firends

Big pool full of sting ray and their firends

 

I know many types of fish in here

I know many types of fish in here. Of course, he’s a big fan of fish, he learns about fish names everytime

 

Starfish is so cute, right?

Starfish is so cute, right?

 

Swim free......

Swim free……

 

Big quiet fish

Big quiet fish

 

At the backside on the aquarium. Ocean Park was definitely a huge place. It took time to walk from one place to another…….very tiring…….better prepare your stamina to explore this place

 

We like all the decorations in the shops…………so nice and pretty and eye catching, but they were all full especially the eating places. Even we had to queue for almost one hour in Mc Donalds before we could finally ate. Finding place to sit and eat……..well, there was another big problem…………

This place was more convenient for kids than Disneyland as it was more spacious for kids to run here and there. There were also many good spots to take picture here and there. On the not so good side……………this place was so huge and we had to walk uphill ad downhill which was very tiring for us. Oh, and did I mention that we had to ride 4 escalators before we actually enter the park?

Ok, now let us go to the other side of the park with a cable car:

Look at his happy smile………..this boy wasn’t afraid of the height at all……………contrast to my mom’s face as she was very nervous. She kept holding on my son’s hand because she was afraid he was going to fall down outside, forbidden us from making any movements inside the car and even said I better not take pictures because she was afraid that we might fall down……………

 

Look who enjoyed the trip so much.....

Look who enjoyed the trip so much…..

 

We were so high above the ground.............not suitable if you're afraid of height

We were so high above the ground………….not suitable if you’re afraid of height

 

My brave lil boy.....

My brave lil boy…..

 

He even wanted to look down.....

He even wanted to look down…..

 

Look at his expression......priceless......

Look at his expression……priceless……

 

Pemandangan dari atas (laut dan kota). Kita naik sangat tinggi nyaris di atas gunung, ngeliat ke bawah jauuu….hhhh banget

 

Beautiful view along the journey

Beautiful view along the journey

 

Sea.....

Sea…..

 

And mountains everywhere

And mountains everywhere

 

We were going up and up.....higher and higher....

We were going up and up…..higher and higher….

 

Finally, we would be arriving on the other side of the island

Finally, we would be arriving on the other side of the island. It was a long journey and very high above the ground too

 

So, this was my cable car....

So, this was my cable car….

 

Bye bye cable car.....

Bye bye cable car…..

Kids Play:

Fish Shape Merry Go Round…………..and of course he chose……………..clown fish as his favorite (he likes clown fish ever since he watched Finding Nemo)

 

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What is this place?

 

Why am I in a basket?

Why am I in a basket?

 

Whoa.....it's a big hot air balloon

Whoa…..it’s a big hot air balloon

 

Okay, let's fly high....

Okay, let’s fly high….

 

Giant Christmas Tree...........loved it!

Giant Christmas Tree………..loved it!

 

Take a closer look......

Take a closer look……with a smile…….

 

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We loved Christmas……….

Yippe.......we found the Panda House, and now let's go see the panda

Yippe…….we found the Panda House, and now let’s go see the panda

 

First, let's take picture with this panda statue

First, let’s take picture with this panda statue

 

And now the real panda......we could only spot 1 panda

And now the real panda……we could only spot 1 panda

 

There was snow in Ocean Park (for five minutes and only in front of this tree.....)

There was snow in Ocean Park (for five minutes and only in front of this tree…..)

 

Still happy even though it was not real snow

Still happy even though it was not real snow

 

Snow's over, now what's next?

Snow’s over, now what’s next? Ocean Park was just so pretty with Christmas Decoration

 

A bird park? Seriously? This place is full of surprise and has many things inside. What else that we would find?

A bird park? Seriously? This place was full of surprise and had many things inside. What else that we would find next?

 

Reading almost all the information about the birds

Reading almost all the information about the birds

 

Hey, where's the birds?

Hey, where are the birds?

 

It was hard to find the birds.....

It was hard to find the birds…..

 

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Whiskers Harbour

 

What are they? I still don't

What are they? I still don’t know

 

Choo Choo Train

Choo Choo Train

 

Small but fun

Small but fun

 

We found another carousel, this time in horse shape......

We found another carousel, this time in horse shape……

 

All rides were included in the entrance ticket, so no need to pay extra money

All rides were included in the entrance ticket, so no need to pay extra money

 

What a surprise! We found children playground hidden almost at the very end of Ocean Park. There were two sections of playground, this one was for the older kids with stairs and climbing structures

What a surprise! We found children playground hidden almost at the very end of Ocean Park. There were two sections of playground, this one was for the older kids with stairs and climbing structures

 

And this one was for younger kids

And this one was for younger kids

 

With slides

With slides

 

And another one

And another one

 

And more slides

And more slides

 

Look who was so happy.....

Look who was so happy…..

 

This was how he went to the slides

This was how he went to the slides

 

He liked climbing.......a lot.....

He liked climbing…….a lot…..

 

He loved playground.......even though there were many rides around, but playground was his favorite thing

He loved playground…….even though there were many rides around, but playground was his favorite thing

 

It was like a mini ferris wheel, and quite high actually. Although he smiled so big, actually he always asked when this ride would be finished, hahaha…….He said he wanted to go to the playground again….

We planned to go back to the other side of the park by riding the train (this train was unique because we would feel like we were riding the train under the sea). Well, it wasn’t our lucky day because the train was…….under maintenance………..

We actually didn’t spend much time in the playground, because we had to hurry to go back to the other side to watch the dolphin show. Sorry, no photos for the dolphin show because I was using my camera to record the show. The show was magnificent and I really recommend you to watch.

 After the dolphin show, he asked to see the fish in the aquarium again......


After the dolphin show, he asked to see the fish in the aquarium again……

 

Coca Cola and fries. I took his picture in front of this food stall before we finally came home

Coca Cola and fries. I took his picture in front of this food stall before we finally came home

When I asked which one that he liked best: Ocean Park or Disneyland….he chose Ocean Park, hahaha…….he was so anti mainstream……

The reasons:

  1. We could ride double decker bus twice……and it was a very long journey because Ocean Park was very far outside the city
  2. Suitable for little children with playgrounds and many rides and the queues were reasonable
  3. He could ride the cable car (twice….)
  4. Full of fish………….

Lil boy slept on the bus all the way home, he was so tired……….and so was I. Daddy chose to stay in the other side of the island because he was not feeling well, so at the end of the journey I had to carry lil boy going down through the escalators because he said he couldn’t walk anymore. Phew, what a journey. It was tiring but fun.

Don’t forget that Ocean park closes at 6 pm and the last bus would be at 7 pm. So don’t miss the last bus………….

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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