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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.