Day 4 : Hong Kong
We took a ferry on the way back to Hong Kong. It was a very comfortable ride and the ferry took us to the city in just about an hour. After we arrived, we were transferred to a bus and headed to our first stop, Bauhania Square. The tour guide said that it was one of the historical places in HK. We went straight to Avenue of Stars. Unfortunately, the rain poured on and there are dark clouds over us. I got so mad that it was so foggy, I tried to take a photo clearly but the light was pretty bad. We spent the afternoon there by holding an umbrella up. We headed to Victoria Peak. In every country, there's at least one place that provides a high altitude and panoramic view of the area. And in HK, The Peak could be just that place. At 428m above sea level, and depending on your luck (as it’s most unpredictable at times, foggy or not), you'll be able to see an astonishing view of Hong Kong. We took a tram. The tram ascends 373 meters from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus in Central to The Peak. The steepest inclination is 27 degrees at May Road. If you have the heart to stand up from your seat, gravity automatically kicks in and you will actually be standing at a 45 degree angle on the way up - a really unique experience which will have the rest of the passengers staring at you in awe. After we arrived at The Peak, we decided to take a lunch at Burger King. After that, we managed to take some photos and 2 hours later we were picked up to going to Tsim Tsa Tsui (one of the shopping districts in HK) and then we headed to Regal Oriental Hotel to take some rests.
Day 5 : Hong Kong Disneyland!
And now is the time for the main highlight of our trip. From this moment onwards, we are going to explore Hong Kong Disneyland to its fullest!! Yeayness. HK Disneyland was located in Lantau Island. After breakfast, it was time for us to head over to the resort park. We were picked up by the bus at 9am. Excitement all over again, because once you enter the park, you would hear dreamy Classical Disney Music playing on the speakers, and that surreal magical feeling won't go away! After we entered the main gate, we walked around The Main St. and then took some photos in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. We went on the Jungle River Cruise, where there were simulated creatures like elephants and cobras that looked super real and there was a scary section where there's real fire and smoke just a few feet away from our boat! I felt a little heartbeat because of that. But it was really awesome! Then we went for the Lion King show which is a -live stage musical performed in Adventure Land zone. The show uses songs, dance, puppetry and visual effects to portray a tribal celebration in an African savanna with setting filled with lions, elephants, giraffes, birds, zebras and gazelles. So, do plan your schedule and pick up one of your suitable time slot to enjoy this wonderful 30 mins musical show which is a "must see" in Hong Kong Disneyland. I enjoyed the entire show SO much! I was really amazed with the singing (there’s no lipsync in the show lol) and staging, and there were other acts too like trapeze dancing and even fire spinners! It was really stunning and I was enthralled throughout the performance. Then we went to the next show. That was The Golden Mickey Show. All characters of Disney were shown on the stage. So cool! We went to Toy Story Land- which is an Asia-Exclusive attraction that located at the far "left" end of the theme park with two exciting new rides that we love and conquered. Toy Story Land was designed to be look like Andy's backyard, with larger than life toys that makes you feel like you've been shrunk down to the size of an ant. Toy Story Fans will not missed their chance taking photos with Woody and Rex which is located near the attraction entrance! For those who are brave enough, you can take up the challenge to go on board the RC Racer (a shuttle ride that goes up and down a soaring U-shaped track). It's really thrilling but too bad I am not brave enough to test it up lol, my brother wanted to try this so he got in line for this ride but unfortunately petugasnya announced that the ride tiba2 bgt rusak pdhl kakak gue udah ngantri 15 menit HAHAHAHA I felt so sorry for you bro kasian bgt emg dasar. After that, we entered into the Grizzly Gulch zone (roller coaster look alike). It was just the two of us (we separated from mom and dad). This ride will bring us through caves of Big Grizzly mountain which is filled with friggin surprises. Each train can take up to 24 guests and the roller coaster ride wasn’t as scary as I thought (boong padahal gue merem dan teriak mulu) except for some turns with slight gravity force. After that we went to Fantasyland. We saw the Cinderella's Carousel, which has got an assortment of beautiful horses, all of them have a different design. The queue for this ride was insanely long so my brother and I decided not to go. Since we reached the park around, we decided to watch "Flight of Fantasy Parade" which is a must see musical parade whenever you visit Disneyland. This was the meeting point of us (my brother and I) and my parents. You absolutely cannot miss the parades. It was one of the highlights of my day. Once the parade music starts booming and the huge beautiful floats with Disney characters start parading down the street, I felt like I was a kid again! You really have to experience the parade in real life to understand how I felt at that moment lol. When you're standing in the crowd and so near to all your favourite Disney characters, hearing the joyful parade music over the loudspeakers, and seeing the enthusiasm and energy of every single performer in the parade, the feeling is indescribable. I was so happy, I almost teared because I felt so overwhelmed! Sounds silly I know. After the parade ended, I still felt like I was in a happy daze. Lol. But we didn't want to lose any time, so we started our embarkation to go on as many rides and see as many attractions as we could! One of them is Mystic Manor. Mystic Manor is an all-new attraction within Mystic Point with special effects and architecture featuring Lord Henry Mystic's Magneto Electric Carriage which transport guests into a mysterious and fantastic universe to view his amazing collection of art and antiquities from around the world. So sad the firework couldn’t be displayed at Sleeping Beauty Castle (because it was rainy in the night), so we just hang around the shops along the Main Street USA to do our last minute shopping on gifts, souvenirs or photo taking. Then….. It was the time for us to going back to the hotel. We were so tired of the full day's activities, we fell right asleep! And that’s the end of our trips at Hong Kong.
|Main St. Station with tiny mom and dad lmfao|
|"once upon a dream......" I spontaneously remember Maleficent|
|Long live the king!|
|Cinderella bulket *emoji onyet nutupin mulut*|
|kesilauan keringetan kusem yasudahlah lupakan yg penting bisa foto sm Woody|
Day 6 : Bye bye!
It was the time to going back to Jakarta. I had such a wonderful experience of HK. I’m gonna miss every part of this city. We took a flight at 2pm and at 7pm we arrived at Singapore to take a transit for about 2 hours then we continued to take Singapore-Jakarta flight at 9pm. Arriving in Jakarta was a mix of jet-lagged euphoria and sheer excitement lol, I must admit that I missed Indonesia so much. Anyway, thanks for reading this post, bye bye! :D