I have been away for a couple of weeks because I went home and helped in the last days of preparation for my younger sister's wedding. It was fun and tiring and challenging and rewarding to say the least. Let me share some pictures...
Overall, our Hong Kong trip was well-planned to say the least and of course part of our plan is to go to one of the happiest places on Earth - Hong Kong Disneyland. And yes we did. Inspite of walking under the sweltering heat of the sun hopping from one attraction to another (with an illustrated map in one hand and umbrella on the other), we managed to tour the whole park (which wasn't that huge I should say). We missed out on the railroad train between Main Street USA and Fantasyland but we felt like we have enjoyed it more than we had hoped to be.
After eating lunch at the Citygate Outlets, we then took the train from Tung Chung going to Sunny Bay station and then transfer to the train going to the Disneyland Resort Station. The coaches were different from the normal MTR coaches because of the Disney features. The seats were cushioned, windows are mickey-shaped as well as the handles, and there were Disney characters enclosed in glass casing.
It was a short trip between two stations and soon we alighted in a Victorian-inspired train station. The train and the station were both attractions in itself. As soon as we stepped inside the Mickey Mouse train, I felt like I was transported to another dimension -a dimension of happiness where children have so much fun as the adults.
More pictures and stories in my next blog post... Let me know what is or are your favorite Disneyland memories. I would love to know...
We woke up to overcast skies but we were determined to explore Lantau Island (Ngong Ping Cable Cars, Po Lin Monastery, Tian Tan Buddha and of course Disneyland). And mind you, it was the longest train ride I have ever had in my whole life time (in terms of stations and transfers and not time). It wasn't a bore though, I enjoyed the scenery outside (from the skycrapers to the boats in the harbour to the shipyards and the like).
Since we woke up early and had our breakfast near the Jordan MTR station , we decided to not return to TST station anymore. From the Jordan station, we headed to the Central station. We then transferred to the Tung Chung line through the Hong Kong station then went straight to Tung Chung station. Travel time was less than 30 minutes I think. If you want to take a different mode of transportation to Tung Chung, click this LINK. We arrived at the station before 10AM so we decided to take a stroll inside the Citygate Outlets (home to more than 80 international brand names such as Coach, Lancel, Diane Von Furstenbeg, Callaway, Cerruti, Mango, IT, Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Club Monaco, Escada, Burberry, Max Mara and a lot more). If I brought lots of shopping money I could have stayed there all day.
We headed towards the Tung Chung Town Centre Cable Car Terminal around 10AM and a long line greeted us. It was a little overcast and humid but excitement got us through.
Originally the site of fishing villages, the island has been developed in recent years with the construction of Tung Chung New Town on its north-western coast and the completion of several major infrastructure projects, including Lantau Link (1997), Hong Kong International Airport (1998), Hong Kong Disneyland (2005) and Ngong Ping 360 (2006). - Wikipedia
I walked this site dragging my left leg but it was all worth it. For pricing and packages, click this LINK.
Ngong Ping 360
11 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3666 0606
Fax: (852) 2109 9179