Monday, August 27, 2012

Trip Day 4 and 5

Again, early in the morning, we went to the Shekou ferry terminal, but this time, we went back to Hong Kong. The journey took about 45 minutes, shorter than the first one. This time, i didn't get dizzy since i'm used to it.

When we arrived in HK, the immigration process awaits us and this was probably the worst one in terms of queue time. Even though there were like 10 officers, the number of passengers entering Hong Kong is growing like 500 people every 20 minutes. Well, it's probably because it's a high season and most students are on their vacations, so that's why it's so crowded.

In HK, we went to some famous places, such as Victoria Peak, Avenue of Stars, and also a local government shop (JC). We stayed in Panda Hotel for the next two days. This is the only hotel that didn't provide free Internet services to it's guest. The other hotel that i stayed it provided free Internet connection, even though it's only on the main lobby. They charge HKD40/hour or HKD100/1day for Internet connection.

Most of the time in Hong Kong were free time. I  think the reason is because in Hong Kong, the price is higher than in Shenzhen and Macao. That's why the tour package didn't include a lot of places and doesn't include lunch nor dinner. Guest should find their own meals in HK.

In the next day, we went to Disneyland Resort guided with my mother-in-law's sister-in-law and her husband. They have bought the tickets for us and they also bring a MTR card to be used. The MTR system in HK is identical with the one in Singapore, but they have more lines as HK is way bigger than Singapore. They even connects two separated island, the Hong Kong and the New Territory. I wished Indonesia has this kind of system, so that people in Java island can travel to other island quickly.

Disneyland in HK is definitely bigger than Universal Studio in Singapore, so it was really fun there. We spend one full day in Disneyland and we also watched the final fireworks that marks the end of the Disneyland show every night. Too bad it was high season, so we couldn't try every attractions available in Disneyland, but we covered most of the big attractions.

One note to those who are planning to go to Disneyland: Don't go there during high season and always brings water supplies. It's very hot there and it's very expensive to buy water. It costs around HKD20/bottle. Use the refill facility instead near the toilets.