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Hongkong Trip Day 6: Hongkong International Airport and Panda Hotel

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And here we were…………about to go back home to Jakarta although we would love to stay longer in Hongkong.We woke up late (again) in the morning and realized that we haven’t bought oleh-oleh / souvenirs for our family at home and friends. So my mom and daddy went to the wet market to buy porridge for breakfast and roasted pig for my sister and dad at home. At 10.30 pm we went down to Panda Plaza and bought some things at Jusco and 7Eleven for souvenirs. We also allowed lil boy to buy some things for himself for being so cooperative accompanying us during our shopping time.

Some of the things that we bought last minute

Some of the things that we bought last minute

We packed our baggage, and lil boy helped by putting his big toy that we bought for him at the suitcase, closed the suitcase, and he said he had finished the packing, hahaha……..

We took the taxi back to the airport and the cost was almost the same as when we arrived.

Hongkong Airport was huge………………..very big but clean and neat. We loved it as it had spacious place to accommodate hundreds or maybe even thousands of people who visited Hongkong. There were also so many food options and kids playground inside.

We arrived at the big Hongkong International Airport

 

The long way to the check in counter

 

Spacious waiting area near the check in counter

 

Huge and tall but pretty Christmas decorations

 

There were decorations like this one around the lobby area

 

See……….how big this airport was……….

First thing first…………we got to eat first because we were so hungry. We decided to eat first before we entered the immigration area because my uncle said there was a good restaurant that sold yummy roasted duck. He even often brought home the whole roasted duck from this restaurant.

This restaurant was recommended by my uncle who went to HK frequently

This restaurant was recommended by my uncle who went to HK frequently

 

This restaurant only served Hainanese chicken rice and no steam white rice

This restaurant only served Hainanese chicken rice and no steam white rice

 

Delicious roasted duck

Delicious roasted duck

 

Roasted chicken for my mom

Roasted chicken for my mom

 

Full tummy.............happy boy...........

Full tummy………….happy boy………..he always drew something on paper whenever he was bored……..

We thought that we could still bring drinks inside to the gate like in Singapore, but in Hongkong Airport, all drinks could not be brought  even before entering the immigration clearance. There would be no gate checking like in Singapore Airport.

Hey, where's the kids playground?

Hey, where’s the kids playground?

 

The playground had no slides and swings, but still………….it was a fun place for kids

 

Although he was disappointed when he saw there was no slide, but he finally enjoyed playing here, especially after another kid joined in and they played together

Although he was disappointed when he saw there was no slide, but he finally enjoyed playing here, especially after another kid joined in and they played together

 

Spacious playground with no other kids around

Spacious playground with no other kids around

 

We could see the planes from here

We could see the planes from here

 

When he felt bored, he just played with all these chairs...........

When he felt bored, he just played with all these chairs………..

 

Safety nets around the play area was a bonus point

Safety nets around the play area was a bonus point. This was to make sure that the children wouldn’t run outside the play area

 

Finally, someone came and they could play together although they spoke in different languanges

Finally, someone came and they could play together although they spoke in different languanges

 

Partners in crime.......

Partners in crime…….

 

So sweet..........

So sweet……….

 

It’s boarding time. Bye bye Hongkong

 

Panda Hotel in Review:

We booked this hotel through Agoda for Rp 800.000,- per night (already included an extra bed), which was already considered very cheap compared to other hotels in HK. I read that hotel room in HK were relatively small, except you are looking for 5-star hotel, than that would be different. Our room was small but clean. Our lil boy had no problem with the small room and he enjoyed his stay in here.

Panda Hotel was a big hotel, full with tourists who stayed here, and located on a busy street. It had a small mall at the first three floors. The hotel was near to MTR Station, eateries, wet market, shops, bakery, and even a hospital. The cost of taxi from the airport would be HKD 200.

Taxi ride

Taxi ride

Don’t forget to print the hotel name in Chinese and not just in English (like we did), because the taxi driver usually are more familiar with the Chinese name.

 The lobby area with big red chairs as our favorite spots while waiting


The lobby area with big red chairs as our favorite spots while waiting

 

Hotel reception which was always full of people. This hotel was always crowded when we were there

 

Beautiful Christmas decoration in the lobby area

 

No, it wasn’t a gingerbread house……………it was a tour service…………..

 

Street view from our room

 

We had extra bed for daddy, but seriously, adding extra bed in this small room made us very difficult to do many things, hahaha.......

We had extra bed for daddy, but seriously, adding extra bed in this small room made us very difficult to do many things, hahaha…….there was very limited space left in the room

 

His favorite spot to play

His favorite spot to play

 

He still found space to play (on the bed.........) in this small room

He still found space to play (on the bed………) in this small room

 

The boy who always slep after midnight because he wouldn't stop playing

The boy who always slep after midnight because he wouldn’t stop playing

 

He was always full of energy just as soon as we arrived at the hotel room

He was always full of energy just as soon as we arrived at the hotel room

 

TV

Small TV in the room……………..but everything was in mostly in Chinese with no English subtitle, so we almost never turned on the TV.

Overall, we had a great time in Hongkong and we especially loved the public transport which was clean and so easy to understand even for tourists like us. My lil boy could even tap the Octopus Card by himself and just walked through the gate, and sat down nicely inside the MTR. Unlike in Singapore, the bus fare was flat fare, which meant we only had to tap once when we get on the bus, and we didn’t have to do it again when we alighted from the bus.

This is how you ride MTR, just tap the card on the front gate

This is how you ride MTR, just tap the card on the front gate

 

and walked inside when the gate is opened

and walked inside when the gate is opened

 

then find the right platform

then find the right platform

 

and sit down nicely until you arrive at your destination

and sit down nicely until you arrive at your destination

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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