Food and Shopping Paradise: HONG KONG I

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‘Above the ground, Hitting the skies to paradise. ‘

An annual traveler to Hong Kong.

This makes me ‘take advantage’ of the fact that I get to travel at least once a year.  Hong Kong has always been rated as ‘BORING’ to me. Used to, as I was a kid and I do not have any idea on what’s food and shopping to me. OR should I be specific, the chance to see the world.

However, now that I am so busy with my life. Holidays are essential to me. It is my only breaktime to be away from the shit loads of work always piling on to me every month.

Hence, Hon Kong doesn’t seem that boring to me anymore. I had planned this Hong Kong trip with Maxine long ago as our graduation trip. This time, I want to travel to Hong Kong with friends instead. But this mini trip ended as a Family and Friends trip.

Something new, but its still worth the experience and fun we can have together.

Airline: Jetstar Airways

Accommodation: MY SUITE IN YUEN LONG

Duration: 9 Days 8 Night

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#Day 1: Ready, Set, GO!

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It was a super early flight to Hongkong. I guess I have a thing for EARLY FLIGHTs– realised all my flights are always before sunrise.
Super tired yet excited us were all perked up!

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oh, did I not mention that this trip was somehow my bro’s last trip as he was going to NS as soon as he comes back.

The three and half hours journey in the skies flew like a breeze. We were all too exhausted and just slept through.
Very quickly, we were welcomed by my relatives and my dad at the airport where we were picked to my second home, YUEN LONG.
SO, we managed to be greeted by DIM SUM and I finally get to taste my favourite bun on EARTH. CUSTARD BAO.

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The first day was just a day of settling down and getting our rooms packed to sleep in.
We only walked around my home area and also to just keep eating. Come on, you are on a holiday. No dieting man,   

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Curry fishballs and chee cheong fan!  Favourite supper dish okay! 

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Oh, we visited a new dessert place and damn it was good! Especially love the pastry layered mango dessert, topped with ice cream.
God, it taste heavenly! 

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Introducing my HK cousins ! 

 

#Day 2: HONGKONG  DISNEYLAND

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Rise and Shine! We were all ready and packed for an exciting day ahead!

Travel like an adventurer, but play like a kid. Yes, that’s what we do.

 

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Breakfast: At Sai Yuen. Offering the best french toast in the world.
Maxine couldn’t get enough of this.

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Mandatory Tourist shot!

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rying to do the GWIYOMI pose! Even the person taking for us knew about it and laughed at us! haha.

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We are PRISONERS, for no apparent reason. LOL.

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Sings *As we walk to the left as we walk to the right…. *
We reached the newly open area of TOY STORY LAND! But unfortunately, the most thrilling U SHAPED Kart ride was CLOSE!!!!!

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So, we just took our own sweet time to goof around.

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The only ALIEN deemed as Adorable to me.

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Next up, at Fantasy Land, we have to take the mandatory tourist shot with our Favourite DISNEY CHARACTERS!!!
Okay, I’m not exactly a tourist, but just trying to be one. 😛

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Ice Popsicle to take those HEAT off.

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In Mad Hatters TEA CUP.. Spin spin away!!!!!!!

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We are all ready for a 4D Magic Experience with Mickey Mouse!

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Carousel! Love riding on them, makes me feels like a princess. >.<

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o infinity, and Beyond! 

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We are SWAG!

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Cinderella- my childhood favorite classic. She’s so sweet in person.

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To all Disney Fans: ‘ Disney land will never be completed as it will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.’ — Walt Disney
So, keep your imagination growing, and never stop fantasizing!

For all Themed Park Lovers– Osaka III

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‘Disneyland is the at the tippy-Top, Universal studios will definitely be the next climber.’ –#internationalwolrdknownthemedparks

Continue from Osaka Chapter 2 ….

#Day 6: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Japan, LAST FASHION BAZAAR

We were all set for this EGG-CITING and THRILLING day!

Fyi on Universal Studios Japan, the official website : http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

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This is like a dream come true. I conquered yet another famous themed park in the world.

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The map of Universal Studios Osaka. –the one back home definitely can’t win the fight. 

IMG_5881Look! The queue was massive, and it was only about 9am in the morning.

But I like how they can queue up in such an orderly manner.
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First step into the park and we were welcome by Elmo and friends! Lucky~ ^^

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Even Woody woodpecker was all dressed up for the season.

Who wants some Popcorn?!
Who wants some Popcorn?!

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Me and Maxine went to take our first ride. – Hollywood Dream.

Its a thrilling roller coaster that you can have a choice to choose your favourite music to play. –Trust me, end up, you only hear screams. And it is a super long ride as it goes up and down, all around the whole park! #thrilling

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Such a Fancy Pharmacy!
Such a Fancy Pharmacy!

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Pink Panther cafe!
Pink Panther cafe!

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Well, Jess and Jo didn’t dare to take on the rides so they waited for us at the pink panther cafe.

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We managed to catch some glimpse of the Parade, but other than that, we were actually heading off rides to rides.

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So, the next ride in line was ‘The Amazing Adventures of SpiderMan’.

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As you can see, the design and features of the ride are similar to the one in USS. – The Transformers ride

I would say its exactly the same, except the fact that the 3D images is Spiderman instead.

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We walked to the Sesame Street and spotted Elmo and Cookie Monster! Oh, Dream Factory is literally loaded with Sesame Street Items. Well, this is special initially, but now that USS has it as well, it’s just too over-rated. IMG_5980 IMG_0325

Subsequently, we took on more rides such as ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Jaws- boat ride’.

We're on the boat ride!
We’re on the boat ride!

The last station was Snoopy’s world, more for the kids but Jo was already screaming on their mini roller coaster! LOL!

Friends of Snoopy.
Friends of Snoopy.

We were limited to 6 hours in the park only, considering the fact that we managed to take all the rides… we were pretty fast eh?

Snooopy!
Snooopy!

When you visit a foreign country, what’s the place you die die must go? SOUVENIR BOUTIQUES- Duhh! Typical tourists here.

And of course, some picture shopping.  A photo of the items are good enough to be considered as bought. 

1 Cookie Monster, 2 Elmos
1 Cookie Monster, 2 Elmos
Sick Toy Soldiers.
Sick Toy Soldiers.

I was pretty fortunate to bump into the toy soldiers and betty boop!

With Betty Boop!
With Betty Boop!

I prefer this Betty Boop than the one back home! This one is more real, to me.

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Snoopy BAO!

It’s kinda sad that because it is winter, we cant take the Jurassic Park ride. The water will prolly freeze us. Oh well~

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Yet another long haul bus ride to a shopping centre. WE reached our destination in the evening when the sky was almost turning dark.

There was a pets’ shop at the end of the shopping centre, and grooming the pets’ was actually open to public to view!

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Look at the professional groomers, handling the dogs at ease!

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The cutest moment came when all the dogs on sale were PUPPIES!!!!!

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So I managed to buy some souvenirs back home.

Best buy: The stitch dog house.

LOOTS FROM OSAKA.
LOOTS FROM OSAKA.

For the last night, we stayed at Washington hotel. Kimono was provided and they had a 24/7 Family mart.

Wearing Traditional Kimono to sleep~
Wearing Traditional Kimono to sleep~

A mini party was thrown in Jo and Jess’s room, where we end up drinking and talking cock through the night before our morning flight the next day.

#Day 7: We’re coming Home. 

It was a dreading morning flight back home. Had a tiff but peace after.

Transfer flight at Hong Kong makes me wanna just get out of the Arrival Hall and meet dad! So near yet so far. :/

Memories of this trip live forever. 

As we seek for more from the world, till then~ Sayonara!