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Hong Kong is a city of international standards. The area of Hong Kong consists of the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The northern area of the Hong Kong Island is the hub of entertainment and shopping. Visitors can get a complete view of Hong Kong from the Victoria Peak. Hong Kong features a natural harbour and there are several beautiful beaches across the region. The city is a blend of various cultures and different festivals are celebrated with full fervour. \r\n Hong Kong features a variety of museums that display the history, heritage and culture of the area. The Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon is one of the best museums in the city. The Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre are also excellent museums worth visiting. The Lantau Island is an amazing destination with beautiful traditional villages and isolated beaches. The Lantau Island also houses the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is one of the must visit places. \r\n When it comes to shopping, Hong Kong offers a variety of options. The Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula are the best places to shop. Electronics, antiques, different types of teas, watches and jewellery are some items that visitors can buy in Hong Kong. Some of the best shopping malls in Hong Kong include IFC Mall, Cityplaza, Times Square, Landmark, etc. ...more

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Hong Kong is a city of international standards. The area of Hong Kong consists of the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong Island, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. The northern area of the Hong Kong Island is the hub of entertainment and shopping. Visitors can get a complete view of Hong Kong from the Victoria Peak. Hong Kong features a natural harbour and there are several beautiful beaches across the region. The city is a blend of various cultures and different festivals are celebrated with full fervour.

Hong Kong features a variety of museums that display the history, heritage and culture of the area. The Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon is one of the best museums in the city. The Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre are also excellent museums worth visiting. The Lantau Island is an amazing destination with beautiful traditional villages and isolated beaches. The Lantau Island also houses the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which is one of the must visit places.

When it comes to shopping, Hong Kong offers a variety of options. The Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula are the best places to shop. Electronics, antiques, different types of teas, watches and jewellery are some items that visitors can buy in Hong Kong. Some of the best shopping malls in Hong Kong include IFC Mall, Cityplaza, Times Square, Landmark, etc.

Nearby Airports

Hong Kong is served by the Hong Kong International Airport. From the airport visitors can take the Airport Express which is the fastest and most convenient way to reach the Central. Buses are also available from the airport to different areas of Hong Kong. A one-way taxi fare from the airport to Central costs around $250-300. There are also private cars and vans available from the airport.

Halal Restaurants

There are several halal restaurants in Hong Kong. Some of the best halal restaurants in Hong Kong include 27 Kebab House, Big Pizza, Ebeneezer’s Kebab & Pizzeria, Explorer’s Club Restaurant in Mystic Point in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Ma’s Restaurant, etc. 

Mosques

Hong Kong has a number of mosques. The most prominent masjid in Hong Kong is the Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre. The other mosques include Jamia Masjid / Shelly Street Mosque, Madrasah-Tul-Madinah and Masjid Ammar & Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre.

Things to Do and See in Hong Kong

  • Victoria Peak
  • Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
  • Hong Kong Museum of History
  • Lantau Island
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
  • Ocean Park
  • Yan Chau Tong Marine Park
  • Riding a Tram
  • Lepaskan Jiwa Kanak-Kanakmu di 4 Tempat Wisata Hong Kong Ini

    Artikel ini aslinya ditulis oleh Rashmi Wickramasinghe dalam bahasa Inggris. Kamu bisa membaca artikel versi Inggris yang ditulisnya di sini. Hong Kong punya banyak hal yang ditawarkan untuk bersenang senang. Ada banyak pilihan destinasi dan pengalaman yang bisa kamu dapatkan ketika berkunjung ke Hong Kong. Para turis sebaiknya memiliki daftar hal hal yang harus dicoba saat berada di pulau tersebut. Hong Kong adalah rumah untuk beberapa atraksi termegah dan terbesar di Asia! Kamu mungkin akan dibuat pusing dengan banyaknya pilihan wahana dan kegiatan untuk dipilih. Jadi inilah beberapa atraksi tempat bermain untuk melepaskan jiwa anak-anak di dalam dirimu saat berada di Hong Kong! via GIPHY 1. Hong Kong Disneyland Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Siapa sih yang ga suka bermain di Disneyland?! Dan kamu ga perlu pergi jauh-jauh ke AS untuk mencoba bermain di Disneyland karena sama bagusnya dengan yang ada di Hong Kong. Malah ada nuansa perpaduan Timur dan Barat Hong Kong Disneyland memiliki 7 area berbeda yang memiliki daya tarik, wahana, dan acara sendiri. Salah satu atraksi utama di Main Street, AS adalah Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad - perjalanan kereta indah yang akan membawamu melewati seluruh negeri dan berakhir di Fantasyland. Tempat seru lainnya adalah Disney Paint the Night Parade di mana kamu bisa ikut berpesta menggunakan LED barengan semua karakter Disney selama 30 menit. Oh ya, kamu harus masuk ke Royal Princess Garden kalau kamu mau foto bareng dengan Ratu Disney favoritmu! Wahana lain yang kamu harus datengin di adventureland adalan Festival of the Lion King. Di sini kamu bisa menyaksikan kisah animasi klasik Disney. Kamu juga bisa cobain wahana Jungle River Cruise yang seru banget karena berhadapan dengan hewan animatronic. Buat kamu yang suka naik roller coaster, kamu wajib banget ngerasain keseruan di The Big Grizlly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars dengan roller coasternya yang retro abis ala old school. Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Di Disneyland juga ada rumah hantu lho. Di area Mystic Point ada wahana namanya Mystic Manor – Disneyland Haunted Mansion versi Disneyland Hong Kong. Di situ kita bisa menikmati kisah Lord Henry Mystic dan asistennya si monyet yang menggemaskan. Di sini kamu bakal ngalami banyak kejutan. Ada juga tempat namanya Toy Story Land yang isinya penuh kegembiraan. Lihat deh RC Racer, pipa yang terbagi dua berukuran 27 meter dengan mobil yang naik turun. Menegangkan dan mendebarkan! Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Mau liat sesuatu yang ajaib?! Fantasyland tempatnya karena ada wahana yang sayang banget untuk dilewatin namanya Mickey and the Wondrous Book. Pertunjukan di sini bisa dikatakan sebagai pertunjukan terbaik di Hong Kong. Pertunjukan tari dan music spektakuler berdurasi 30 menit yang menyatukan semua karakter Disney. Cinderella Carousel adalah suatu keharusan bagi setiap tamu, semua orang bermimpi mendapatkan satu komidi putar klasik dengan kuda jingkrak dan musik yang indah. Perjalanan terbaik di Fantasyland adalah Mad Hatter Tea Cups - cangkir teh raksasa yang akan membuat kamu pusing tetapi bersemangat. Image Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland Kunjungi Tomorrowland untuk menikmati atraksi dan wahana yang terinspirasi futuristik. Di Hyperspace Mountain kamu bisa meraskan perjalanan rollercoaster yang didedikasikan untuk semua penggemar Star Wars, menghindari tembakan blaster dengan soundtrack Star Wars yang disetel sebagai latar belakang menambah kesan epik. The Iron Man Experience adalah satu-satunya wahana Marvel yang tidak ditemukan di Disneyland lain. Kamu bisa terbang di atas kaki langitHong Kong dengan Iron Man dalam petualangan 3D epik ini. Disnyeland juga memiliki resor di mana kamu dapat memesan akomodasi selama di sini. Kamarnya keren banget terutama yang suite karena bertemakan Disney. Kamu bisa memilih di antara tiga hotel. Bagi kamu yang berjiwa petualang ada Disney Explorer's Lodge. Buat kamu yang ingin merasakan tempat yang anggun bisa coba menginap di Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Nah yang terakhir nih buat penggemar film film Hollywood harus ngerasain tidur di Disney's Hollywood Hotel! Rute Menuju Lokasi Kamu bisa menuju Hong Kong Disneyland dengan kereta MTR, rutenya sangat indah dan kereta merupakan moda transportasi yang lebih murah. Kamu harus mengambil jalur Tung Chung ke Stasiun Sunny Bay, transfer ke Disneyland Resort Line dan ke Kereta Disney - kereta dihiasi dengan memorabilia bertema Disney. Harga Tiket Biaya tiket standar untuk 1 atau 2 hari mulai dari HK $ 639 untuk dewasa dan anak-anak berusia 12 tahun ke atas. Paket untuk 2 hari dimulai dari HK $ 719, disertai dengan voucher diskon HK $ 30 untuk barang dagangan dan akses langsung akses tiket elektronik Disney. (Kunjungan pertama harus pada atau sebelum 31 Desember 2019). Ada juga tiket Disney Priority Ticket + Paket Combo Satu Hari mulai dari HK $ 938 dan HK $ 838 - lihat situs web untuk info lebih lanjut. Tempat Makan dan Lokasi Belanja Ada 2 restoran bersertifikat halal di dalam taman - Tahitian Terrace di Adventureland dan Explorer's Club Restaurant di Mystic Point. Kamu bisa mendapatkan makanan bersertifikat Halal tersedia atas permintaan di restoran berikut: Chef Mickey di Disney's Hollywood Hotel Studio Lounge di Disney's Hollywood Hotel Walt's Cafe di Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Dragon Wind di Disney Explorers Lodge World of Color Restaurant di Disney Explorers Lodge Layanan Kamar di Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Fasilitas Ruang Sholat Disneyland terdapat ruang Sholat di sebelah Explorer Restaurant Club. Tempat ini juga ada fasilitas Wudhu yang luar biasa. Tapi di sini tidak ada sajadah jadi ingatlah untuk membawa sendiri. Alamat: Pulau Lantau, Hong Kong Jam buka: 10:30 pagi hingga 8:30 malam Harap diingat! Waktu untuk berbagai atraksi dan wahana dapat bervariasi, jadi lihat situs web resmi mereka untuk info lebih lanjut. Situs Web | Facebook | Instagram 2. Ocean Park Kredit Gambar: Ocean Park on Facebook Ocean Park adalah taman hiburan bertemakan kehidupan laut yang telah membuat wajah pengunjung tersenyum sejak tahun 1977. Jadi tentu saja destinasi ini wajib ada di dalam daftar destinasimu. Ocean Park Hong Kong itu seperti toko serba ada. Di taman ini sungguh lengkap karena menggabungkan taman hewan hewan laut dengan hewan lainnya dalam satu taman hiburan. Di sini rumah buat dua panda raksasa namanya Le Le dan Ying Ying. Siapa sih yang ga suka Panda? Taman hiburan ini luasnya 915,000 meter persegi atau sekitar 174 kali lapangan sepak bola. Ocean Park memiliki dua area utama yaitu The Waterfront dan The Summit yang terbagi menjadi 8 zona dengan tema berbeda. Semuanya meliputi pertunjukan acara, atraksi, dan wahana. Para pengunjung pertama akan mengunjugi The Waterfront karena dekat dengan pintu utama. Kalau kamu ingin bersenang senang sepanjang hari sepenuhnya, bisa mulai dari naik kereta gantung atau kereta ekspres langsung ke The Summit. Kredit Gambar: Ocean Park Di The Summit kamu akan menemukan wahana sensasi dan Polar Adventure. Ocean Park dikenal memiliki wahana yang gila seperti Hair Raiser, Raging River, The Rapids, dan The Flash. Kamu wajib nyobain Mine Train wahana rolllercoaster yang benar benar unik karena menggunakan teknologi VR! Kalau kamu  pecandu penantang adrenalin ekstrem, waha ini paling pas buat kamu. Setelah kamu puas memacu adrenalin, mengapa tidak melakukan sesuatu yang sedikit lebih dinging, secara harfiah. Tengok deh Polar Adventure yang menampung hewan-hewan dari Kutub Utara dan Selatan, Kamu bakalan ketemu sama penguin, anjing laut, dan banyak hewan khas kutub lainnya. Kalau kamu mau lebih dekat dan akrab dengan para hewan daripada cuma melihat dari balik kaca, kamu bisa ke bagian Animal Encounter. Kredit Gambar: Ocean Park Setelah kamu puas berkeliling The Summit, kunjungi The Waterfront, soalnya atraksi utama di sini adalah Giant Pandas, Grand Aquarium, dan Old Hong Kong Street. Grand Aquarium keren banget dengan 5000 ikan dari 400 spesies berbeda. Kamu pasti akan kagum pada varietas yang tersedia. Old Hong Kong Street oleh Kee Wah Bakery akan membawa kamu kembali ke Hong Kong di asa 1950-an dan 1970-an. Jangan lupa untuk mengunjungi Le Le dan Ying Ying, mereka ini para jagoan andalan taman ini! Anda tidak akan bisa tahan dengan tingkah dua panda  yang berputar dan bermalas-malasan di kandang mereka. Untuk menutup harimu, pergilah ke Aqua City di mana kamu bisa menyaksikan pertunjukan 360 layar air  pertama di dunia. Ini adalah pertunjukan malam hari dengan lampu, kembang api, musik, dan animasi. Pertunjukan ini akan menjadi akhir yang sempurna untuk hari yang menyenangkan yang dihabiskan di Ocean Park Hong Kong. Kamu bahkan bisa memesan penginapan di Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, yang terletak di pintu masuk taman. Rute Menuju Lokasi Kamu bisa naik bus lokal atau lintas batas lalu turun setelah melewati Aberdeen Tunnel. Dari situ kamu tinggal berjalan kaki sebentar ke Ocean Park. Kamu bisa mengambil rute Citybus 629 yang beroperasi setiap hari dari Central Star Ferry setiap 20-60 menit. Naik kereta dari stasiun MTR ke Ocean Park melalui jalur South Island. Pastikan kamu sudah punya Octopus Card. Pakai mobil juga bisa. Kamu hanya perlu ke sana dan cari tempat parkir karena di sana juga ada fasilitas parkir. Harga Tiket Kamu bisa membeli tiket di gerbang atau bisa langsung pesan online di situes web resmi Ocean Park. Tiketnya juga tersedia di gerai-gerai 7-11. Tiket masuk umum dihargai HK$498 untuk orang dewasa termasuk anak-anak berusia 12 tahun ke atas, sedangkan tiket anak dihargai HK$249. Kalau kamu tidak suka berdiri dalam antrian lama, kamu bisa beli tiket Ocean FasTrack (Standar) dengan harga HK$280 untuk anak-anak dan orang dewasa - ini memungkinkan akses prioritas ke 7 wahana dan atraksi. Ada dua opsi FasTrack lainnya: Deluxe (HK$400) dan Grand (HK$520). Tempat Makan dan Lokasi Belanja Ada banyak pilihan tempat bersantap di Ocean Park Hong Kong, dari kafe hingga restoran yang bisa kamu pilih. Ada juga banyak kios makanan yang tersebar di sekitar taman, jadi kalau kamu mau mengemil sesuatu sambil jalan jalan untuk mengembalikan tenaga kamu yang terkuras setelah naik beberapa wahana. Kamu bisa menemukan makanan halal di Cafe Ocean, Dive into A Float (di Marine World), Panda Cafe Food To Go (di Amazing Asian Animals), dan Popcorn Cart (di Aqua City). Semua hidangan yang disajikan di restoran dan kios ini telah disertifikasi oleh Trustee Incorporated dari Islamic Community Fund Hong Kong sebagaimana dinyatakan di situs web taman resmi. Ada juga banyak toko suvenir di taman, jadi pastikan kamu beli suvenir untuk kenang kenangan dari taman ini. Fasilitas Ruang Sholat Tersedia ruang sholat dengan petunjuk kiblat. Ruang sholat bisa ditemukan di Guest Relations Offices yang terletak di pintu masuk utama dan di Thrill Mountain di The Summit. Alamat: Aberdeen, Hong Kong Jam buka: Senin hingga Jumat, 10:00 pagi - 7:00 malam                   Sabtu dan Minggu, 10:00 pagi - 9:00 malam Situs Web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 3. SuperPark Hong Kong Kredit Gambar: SuperPark Hong Kong on Facebook Taman olahraga dalam ruangan dengan segudang kegiatan untuk semua orang. Kamu benar-benar bisa bebas dan bersenang-senang! SuperPark Hong Kong adalah jaringan dari Finlandia dan memiliki banyak cabang secara global. Fokus utama perusahaan ini adalah bersenang senang, jadi ini adalah tempat yang sempurna untuk melepaskan jiwa kanak-kanakmu untuk bermain! Image Credit: SuperPark Hong Kong on Facebook Taman ini dibagi menjadi 3 bagian - Adventure, Game Arena, dan Freestyle Hall. Ada banyak pilihan permainan di Area Adventure seluncur di dalam tabung, flying fox dan, bahkan trek menjajakan mobil! Arena permainan adalah tempat semua kesenangan! Dengan macam macam permainan menarik seperti Superball, Hotstepper, dan pinball super,  kamu bisa berkeringat dan tidak lelah selama berjam-jam karena kamu akan begitu asyik bersenang-senang! Mereka bahkan memiliki RoboKeeper sebagai kiper sepakbola! Freestyle Hall mungkin adalah bagian terbaik di Superpark karena memiliki trampolin! Siapa sih yang tidak suka lompat-lompatan?! Mereka juga memiliki tas tinju yang dikendalikan AI SuperBoxer dan dinding panjat 8 meter di SuperClimb! Rute Menuju Lokasi Kamu bisa naik kereta MTR dari Olympian City dan dari sana hanya 15 menit berjalan kaki. Kamu bisa naik bus yang melewati rute-rute berikut: 13D, 43C, 87B, 701 / 701S, 971, N23, E21, A21. Rute mini bus adalah: 46, 78, 70 Harga Tiket Harga tiket  didasarkan pada hari kamu berkunjung ke sana. Periksa kalender tiket di situs web resmi untuk mengetahui tanggal dan harga. Tiket Reguler Tiket Satu Hari: HK$180 Setelah jam 18.00 : HK$120 Tiket Super Day Morning mayhem (09.00 sampai 13.00): HK$180 Middle Session (13:30 sampai 17:30): HK$210 Setelah jam 18.00: HK$150 Tiket satu hari: HK$250 Tempat Makan dan Lokasi Belanja SuperPark Hong Kong memiliki satu restoran di dalam taman tapi tidak halal. Fasilitas Ruang Sholat Sayangnya Superpark Hong Kong tidak memiliki fasilitas ruang sholat jadi bawalah sajadah, buku saku doa dan pakaian untuk berdoa! Alamat: G/F One SilverSea, No 18 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (near Olympian City) Jam Buka: Senin sampai Jumat, 10:00 – 21:00                 Akhir pekan, libur sekolah dan hari libur, 9:00 – 21:00 Situs Web | Facebook | Instagram 4. Noah's Ark Kredit Gambar: Noah's Ark on Facebook Noah's Ark atau Bahtera Nuh sebenarnya berasal dari kisah di Alkitab tapi kamu bisa menemukannya di Hong Kong. Ini bukan Bahtera Nuh yang sesungguhnya, tapi sebuah taman hiburan yang dibangun mengadaptasi konsep cerita dan bahkan membuat replika bahtera yang sesuai ukuran aslinya. Image Credit: Noah's Ark on Facebook Noah's Ark lebih bernuansa pendidikan daripada mendebarkan, jadi kalau kamu mau pengalaman yang lebih santai, tempat ini cocok untukmu. Taman ini dibagi menjadi 3 bagian utama - yaitu Noah's Ark, Solar Tower dan Nature Garden. Sebagian besar fokus taman ini adalah pada hewan dan alam sehingga kamu akan menemukan banyak hewan hidup yang dipamerkan serta beberapa patung seukuran aslinya menyambutmu di pintu masuk. Tempat ini lebih lanjut dibagi menjadi Ark Garden, Ark Expo - rumah salah satu meteorit terbesar yang dipamerkan di Hong Kong, Adventureland adalah tempat kamu bakalan menemukan kesenangan bermain halang rintang. Sementara itu Ark Life Education House, Treasure House dan e-Planet semuanya menawarkan kegiatan interaktif untuk anak-anak. Noah's Arl juga memiliki sebuah hotel di mana kamu bisa memesan akomodasi saat berkunjung ke situ. Solar Tower memiliki salah satu teleskop surya vakum profesional terbesar di Asia yang terbuka untuk umum. Solar Tower sebagian besar berfokus pada sains dan teknologi dan menawarkan banyak kegiatan interaktif. The Nature Park adalah rumah bagi berbagai pohon dan tanaman hijau yang menawarkan pemandangan menakjubkan untuk tempat berfoto. Alamat: 33 Pak Yan Rd, Ma Wan, Hong Kong Jam Buka: Taman ini beroperasi dari jam 10:00 sampai 18:00.The Noah’s Ark Hotel and Resort beroperasi 24 jam.The Harvest Restaurant (10:00 to 21:30)The Nature Garden (8:00 to 18:00) Harap Diingat! Setiap wahana punya jam tutup yang berbeda: Solar Tower: 17:00 Nature garden: 17:00 Ark Expo: 17:15 Treasure house: 17:45 Ark Garden: 17:45 Rute Menuju Lokasi Untuk sampai di sana kamu harus naik feri dari Dermaga Feri Central 2 dan menyeberangi Victoria Harbour ke Pulau Wan AMA. Perjalanan dengan feri akan dikenakan biaya sekitar HK $ 27 dan akan memakan waktu sekitar 30 menit. Harga Tiket Kamu bisa membeli tiket di gerbang atau bahkan melakukan pemesanan online melalui situs web resmi mereka. Tiket masuk umum dihargai $ 198HK sedangkan tiket anak dan senior dihargai HK $ 158. Tiket termasuk tiket masuk ke semua atraksi di taman kecuali untuk Adventureland. Tempat Makan dan Lokasi Belanja Taman ini memiliki dua restoran: Harvest Restaurant dan Noah's Kitchen. Harvest restoran menawarkan makanan yang mewah yaitu prasmanan internasional. Noah’s Kitchen lebih seperti sebuah kafe dengan lebih fokus pada makanan penutup dan minuman. Tidak ada informasi yang menyatakan jika makanan yang disajikan di restoran itu Halal, namun, kamu selalu bisa memilih opsi vegetarian atau makanan laut. Rainbow Gallery dan Kid’s Deck adalah toko-toko suvenir dan menawarkan mainan lunak, boneka, dan alat tulis bertema binatang yang lucu. Fasilitas ruang sholat Tempat ini tidak memiliki tempat sholat. Sebaiknya kamu membawa sajadah dan pakaian sholat sendiri. Sekarang kamu sudah tahu taman hiburan / tema mana yang harus dikunjungi ketika berada di Hong Kong. Ini akan menjadi perjalanan yang menyenangkan - jadi kendurkan otot otot yang tegang dan nikmati! Situs Web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Artikel ini dipersembahkan oleh Hong Kong Tourism Board. via GIPHY...

  • Things We Miss In Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a vibrant city, with many attractions and iconic landmarks that lie in the city. There are many places to explore and appreciate here in Hong Kong. Its high rise buildings, local heritage, and the food are some of the many attractions that Hong Kong has to offer. However, due to the current unfavourable climate where travel is no longer possible, we may not be able to enjoy that just yet. As tourists, particularly those who have gone to Hong Kong at least once, here are the things that we will definitely miss in Hong Kong!  via GIPHY 1. Vibrant Neighbourhood Image Credit: Merlin Shaw on Unsplash  Hong Kong has a very distinct neighbourhood scene; certain housing estates in Hong Kong are well-known amongst celebrities, social influencers and tourists to get some of their best photos taken. The Choi Hung Estate is one such famous housing estates; the vibrant colours and the location of the place itself had definitely attracted tourists and photographers. It was said that having your picture taken there could make you feel that you’re at the centre of the world. Other popular estates include the Lok Wah estate and the Ping Shek Estate. These are definitely some of the famous tourist hotspots.  Image Credit: Michael Rivera  on Unsplash Other than these, we will also miss the high rise buildings with shops just below them that fill Hong Kong’s neighbourhood. Yik Cheong Building offers such aesthetics where housing units are situated in close proximity with each other and various shops are situated below these units. This offers a rare opportunity for tourists to enjoy the architecture of the neighbourhood. We will surely miss Hong Kong’s vibrant neighbourhoods that add to the uniqueness of Hong Kong.    2. Local Food  Image Credit: SJ Baren on Unsplash When you think of Hong Kong, surely you’ll think of their famous local food scene! Handmade Dim Sum, egg tarts, roasted duck rice, veal goulash (yum!) and many more. For the authentic taste and experience of these local delights, Hong Kong is the perfect place to go. Sure you can find some of these Hong Kong delicacies elsewhere but we will miss the authentic taste that you can get specially from Hong Kong. The taste of freshly made Halal veal goulash from Ma’s restaurant, the wide variety of Halal Dim Sum menu that you can choose from over at Islamic Centre Canteen or the egg tarts from Chrisly Bakery that just melts in your mouth (oh we miss them!).  We will also miss the experiences that come with getting some of our local Hong Kong food. I’m sure some of you have experienced queuing up for dim sum or the famous egg tarts, with the smell lingering in the air outside these shops.    3. Michelin Starred Halal Certified Food Image Credit: bady qb on Unsplash We will miss enjoying Halal Certified food with Michelin Stars. As a cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong offers a wide range of food from all over the world, including local food fused with Western ones. Thinking about the fine quality and savoury taste of some of the best Halal Certified food in Hong Kong makes us tourists hungry and yearning for them now.  Image Credit: Bombay Dreams on Facebook Bombay Dreams, an Indian restaurant, which has a Michelin Star awarded to them, is dedicated to serving some of the best cuisines that highlight the taste of Northern India. We will miss dining in at this restaurant, enjoying the ambience and company of those dining with us. Image Credit: Imperial Patisserie on Facebook Also, for those of us with a sweet tooth, we will miss going to this newly Halal certified bakery like Imperial Patisserie. This bakery, which is also awarded the Michelin Star, offers a variety of sweet treats like cookies, cakes, pastries, which tourists can choose from. The design of the bakery combines both the modern and traditional style to give off a nostalgic feel to customers. We will miss getting our sweet treats from this bakery either as gifts for our friends and family or for ourselves.    4. Trams in Hong Kong Image Credit: Ruel Del Jamorol on Unsplash The trams in Hong Kong, also known as the tramways, are popular modes of transportation amongst the tourists. This is mainly because the tramways cover a wide range of tourist spots so it will be easier for tourists to take a tour around Hong Kong. The tramways also provide a more affordable alternative to get around the city, with a good view of landscapes and iconic buildings all over Hong Kong. Not only that, it is convenient to use; passengers could easily buy the Octopus Card at any MTR station and use it to pay tram fares.  Image Credit: Photo by Chromatograph on Unsplash The tramways have had a long history in Hong Kong, it was one of the first few public transportations in Hong Kong, that had lasted from the British rule till now. Seeing it on the roads or directly taking it may bring nostalgia and fond memories. Riding the tramways will be missed as it reminds us of the beauty and unique feature of Hong Kong through iconic landmarks and buildings that we get to see while riding the tram.  5. The Cool Weather  Image Credit: John O'Nolan on Unsplash One of the things that we will miss in Hong Kong is the cool weather. Hong Kong’s weather from October to December is considered to be the most ideal as it is sunny and cool. It is highly recommended for tourists to visit Hong Kong during this period.  Looking back at the past when we were able to visit theme parks like Hong Kong Disneyland and take beautiful pictures at the Victoria Peak in this favourable cool weather, we definitely would love to return to Hong Kong to experience this feeling once again. 6. Hospitality In Hong Kong Image Credit: Big Dodzy on Unsplash Hong Kong is famous for being a tourist-friendly destination. Most of the locals in Hong Kong can speak English and they often offer their help to foreign tourists. There are also locals at train stations who never fail to offer help to tourists who face difficulty trying to get around the city.  Other than this, road and street signs can also be found in English, making it easier for tourists to manoeuvre their way in the city. We will miss this wonderful hospitality provided by the locals in Hong Kong in order to ensure that foreign tourists enjoy safe and comfortable travel.    7. Local Culture and Heritage  Image Credit: Hong Kong Museum of History Don’t you miss learning more about the local culture and heritage in Hong Kong? Because I do! Hong Kong offers various iconic landmarks, historical buildings and museums that show you an insight into Hong Kong’s rich history and culture.  The Hong Kong Museum of History features a wide range of exhibits and artefacts spread across 8 galleries. You can learn a lot about the culture and heritage of Hong Kong as this museum highlights the development of Hong Kong and showcases key events and actors that have played a major role in the development of Hong Kong.  There are also both Chinese and Colonial heritage sites that we could visit to know more about the history and culture of Hong Kong. We will miss museum-hopping and visiting famous cultural and heritage sites in Hong Kong.  There you have it, 7 things we will miss in Hong Kong. Even though we no longer have the luxury to travel due to the unfavourable situation we are in, we hope that you never forget all the fond memories you have spent in Hong Kong. Hopefully, when the situation is better, you will be able to relive some of these memories once again and even create newer ones by visiting other places in Hong Kong.  This article is brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board. via GIPHY...

  • 7 Local Snacks in Hong Kong You Didn't Know Were Safe For Muslim Consumption

    As Muslims, we are always on a hunt for Halal food places when we’re traveling. Although looking for a Halal eatery while we’re traveling will always be a challenge when traveling to a Muslim-minority country, that feeling when you finally found one is truly rewarding. We always hear how hard it is to find halal food in Hong Kong let alone halal snacks. All that is now a myth!  Here are 7 Halal Snacks for you to check out while you are in Hong Kong! via GIPHY 1. Vegan Ice Cream Image Credit: Happy Cow on Facebook. Stop by for some vegan ice cream when you’re at Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Take the scenic route and hop on the Star Ferry to Causeway Bay. You need to try the Cookie Smore with your favorite flavor. Mine is Vanilla! Happy Cow is a Hong Kong-based manufacturer and distributor of dairy-free frozen dessert established in 2013. All products by Happy Cow are vegan, low glycemic and free of dairy, egg, soy, gluten, and cholesterol. Their frozen desserts are made from a delicious blend of coconut cream and organic coconut sugar, mixed with jams and fruits. The best has yet to come; Happy Cow desserts do not contain artificial flavors, colorings, preservatives and all of their products are vegan and Halal-certified! Just eat as much as you can and you would still be in the healthy range… we think! Happy Cow The Wheel Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: Booth #3, Man Kwong Street, Hong Kong Observation Wheel For other store locations, click here. Website | Instagram l Facebook 2. Hong Kong Veal Goulash Image Credit: Photo by Islam Food on Facebook The veal goulash is a must-try when you’re in Hong Kong. You might notice that veal goulash in other parts of the world is often served as a dish alongside fluffy white rice. However, when you’re in Hong Kong, veal goulash is often stuffed in think pancake-like pockets. A good veal goulash in Hong Kong will have savory juice oozing out of the pancake when you bite into it.  While you are there, try the Beef Dumpling Soup and their Scallion Pancakes too.  Islam FoodHalal Status: Halal-certified(Main) Address:  G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon – Next to Chow Sang Sang Securities(Branch) Address: G/F, No. 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon Website | Facebook Ma’s RestaurantHalal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 3. Wai Kee’s Duck Rice  Image Credit: Wai Kee Duck Rice by silverthoughts on OpenRice We sure know this is not a snack but it’s definitely worth going all the way here for some tender duck rice. After shopping at Hong Kong’s major shopping district, Causeway Bay, take a short walk to the renowned halal roast duck stall in Hong Kong. Just walk through the Bowrington Road Market and look for the ‘Cooked Food Centre’ then voila, there you have the Wai Kee Duck Rice shop. Top on the must-try list is the well-marinated tender duck meat. And! You need to savor the crispy duck skin. While you’re there, try their very own wanton noodles and juicy wanton. Wai Kee Duck RiceHalal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 23 Bowrington Rd, Bowrington, Hong Kong 4. Dim Sum Image Credit: Islamic Centre Canteen by Coconuts Can’t seem to stress this enough but you need to feast on the dim sums when you’re in Hong Kong. The dim sums in Hong Kong are as authentic as it could get. The best place to get your dim sum feast is at the Islamic Centre Canteen, located within the Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre in Wan Chai. We love their Tofu with Salt, Garlic and Chili, Shrimp Har Gow, Siew Mai, and Fried Shrimp Dumpling (can you tell we love shrimp?).  Feeling adventurous? Try their Steamed Chicken Feet with Soy Sauce! If you’re not a big fan of dim sum, The Islamic Centre Canteen also serves the main dishes of Chinese cuisine such as Seafood Fried Rice, Sweet and Sour Fish, and many others. For dessert, try their Steamed Butter Egg Cake! It’s quite a walk from Wan Chai MTR so we definitely recommend getting on one of Hong Kong’s traditional tram which stops along Hennessey Road. It’s a three-minute walk from the nearest tram station. You will find yourself walking towards a neighborhood, uphill. Note! Remember to plan your itinerary well and fit the trip to Islamic Centre Canteen before lunch. Typically, the locals in Hong Kong eat dim sum in the morning. Don’t make the mistake of having dim sum for dinner cause all the food would have been finished. (Trust us, we’ve been there!)  Islamic Centre CanteenHalal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 40 Salvation Army Street, Wan Chai 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, Hong Kong 5. Traditional Pancakes & Glutinous Rice Balls Image Credit: Ma's Restaurant by KiKiPangHK on OpenRice When in Hong Kong, it would be a waste to not try traditional Chinese desserts. Some of the desserts you need to try when you’re in Hong Kong is their Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame), Red Bean Pancake and Pumpkin Pancake. The best place to get this is at Ma’s Restaurant. Usually, Muslim travelers would dine at Ma’s Restaurant for their Halal authentic Chinese cuisines. However, they might have forgotten to try their desserts! Ma’s RestaurantHalal Status: Halal Certified Address: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 6. Kung Wo Tofu Factory’s Beancurd Image Credit: Tofu Pudding by That Food Cray Don’t know about you but tofu beancurd is one of our comfort foods. If you’re looking for a tofu beancurd that is Muslim-friendly in Hong Kong, Kung Wo Tofu Factory is the place for you. Kung Wo Tofu Factory’s beancurd is smooth and silky. Each serving is homemade and is made from sugar-free ingredients.  Typically, this dessert is enjoyed with powdered brown sugar which you can add on to your liking to suit your own level of sweetness. Kung Wo Tofu FactoryHalal Status: Muslim-Friendly (Does not use Non-Halal Ingredients)Address: 67, Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City Closest station Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong China (easy access from exit B2 Tsuen Wan Line) 7. Egg Tarts Image Credit: Chrisly Cafe on Facebook Now, this is the Hong Kong way of having breakfast in Hong Kong – Egg Tarts and Tea. The chefs at Chrisly’s Bakery took close to a year to re-design their recipe for it to be Halal. The original recipe of these egg tarts include lard (pork oil) and the bakers had substituted it with peanut oil and vegetable oil.  You need to try them when you’re in Hong Kong and we’d definitely recommend dining at the cafe itself. These tarts will be served warm, fresh from the oven and don’t forget their iced tea!   Chrisly’s BakeryHalal Status: Halal-certified Bakery (Note: Not the entire cafe)Address: Shop 10, 2/F, Emax, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay Facebook  This article is brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board....

  • A Trip to The Highest Hill in Hong Kong: Victoria Peak

    It's nothing unfamiliar to hear about Victoria Peak when you are looking for tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Located in Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain in Hong Kong, standing at 552 meters above sea level. Promising you a stunning view and diverse activities, it is no doubt that The Peak is one of the most popular tourist spots. As expected, popular spots will definitely attract crowds. Early morning is the quietest time, so heading to The Peak at this timing is ideal. The crowd will start to swarm in by late afternoon as people will head up to watch the light show. Of course, our advice is to avoid weekends and public holidays as it can get worst. But this doesn't mean that you should give The Peak a pass when you visit Hong Kong. Let us lay down for you the journey to The Peak the way you can enjoy the best! via GIPHY Transportation 1. The Peak Tram Image Credit: Victoria Peak The Peak Tram is the most recommended way to get to The Peak. Riding on one of the world's oldest funicular tram will give you an unforgettable experience. Apart from being the fastest way for you to reach The Peak, you can also enjoy the scenic view of the skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor. Don't be alarm by the steepness of the tram, making the buildings look tilted at an angle.Getting there: 13 minutes walk from Central Station to the Peak Tram lower terminus.Our take: A must ride for everyone going to The Peak and shouldn't be missed. We suggest that you take the Peak Tram going uphill. And if you manage to grab a seat onboard the tram, choose those on the right-hand side to get the best view. 2. Bus Image Credit: Igor Son on Unsplash The cheapest way to get to The Peak straight is by bus. It saves you all the walking to the Peak Tram lower terminus as you can ride the bus service from the MTR stations. Three bus services operate to and fro The Peak, one which operates only during the weekends and public holidays. Don't say we didn't warn you on the thrilling ride downhill.Getting there: Service x15 from MTR Admiralty station exit B. Service 15 from Central Pier 5. Service 15B from Wanchai Convention CenterOur take: The best way to travel back downhill to bring you back to the city area. Apart from beating the queue for the Peak Tram, you can also save time in walking from the lower terminus to the nearest MTR. 3. Minibus Image Credit: Yeo Khee on Unsplash Similar to the bus, a minibus is another cheapest way to get to The Peak. The only difference is the route taken by the minibus. There is only one service running to and fro The Peak.Getting there: Service 1 from Central (Two International Financial Center)Our take: An alternative return downhill. For a scenic bus ride, we would suggest taking the buses than a minibus. 4. Taxi Image Credit: Thomas Patrick on Unsplash Taxis are metered in Hong Kong and are relatively cheap. Riding a taxi to The Peak will give you comfort as it is air-conditioned and clean. A taxi ride will approximately cost you HKD100 (~SGD18) one way from Central.Getting there: Taxi in Hong Kong is readily available to be hailed down the street. You can also call for a taxi.Our take: If you are squeezing itinerary and want to skip the queue, grabbing a taxi will be ideal. Ticketing A ticket is needed if you will be riding the Peak Tram. You can purchase them at the lower terminus ticket booth. The disadvantage of getting your ticket here is the waiting time as the crowd can be unpredictable. Afterward, you will need to join the queue to ride the tram, which may or may not be shorter. A time-consuming method is to get your ticket online. Head down to the official website to purchase a ticket. You can also get the package ticket which enables you to enter Sky Terrace 428. However, you need to oblige to the timing that you have selected. Therefore, you will need to plan your itinerary thoroughly. Another alternative is to get your ticket from Klook. By purchasing your ticket at the site, you will get to skip the queue to ride the tram. This only applies on the ride way up. As a guide will be escorting you, you will need to follow the conditions accordingly. Klook also offers packages with activities for you to enjoy at a discounted price. Attractions 1. Sky Terrace 428 Image Credit: Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash Sky Terrace 428 is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, standing at 428 meters above sea level. It will swoon you off your feet with its 360 degrees panorama view of Hong Kong. Regardless of the timing of the day, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty.Dive into the history of Hong Kong, its culture and architecture by listening to the audio guide, "Hong Kong Sky Tour." It's available for free in 6 different languages.Both The Peak official website and also Klook offer package tickets to get to Sky Terrace 428. It's definitely a spot that shouldn't be miss when you're at The Peak. 2. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Image Credit: Madame Tussauds Hong Kong  Madame Tussauds is no longer a foreign name as a tourist attraction. It is a wax museum featuring wax figures of famous and historical people as well as celebrities. Opened in 2000, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong featured nearly 100 wax figures. This museum is a perfect stop for you to get up close with celebrities and famous people. 3. Madness 3D Adventure Image Credit: Victoria Peak Something fun and free that you can do at The Peak is "Madness 3D Adventure." It features 3D artwork by local artists depicting famous Hong Kong scenes. There is a special shooting zone where you can get a professional photographer to capture the moment for you with a fee. 4. The Peak Galleria Image Credit: The Peak Galleria on Hang Lung Properties  The Peak Galleria is another shopping complex that is situated just opposite of the Peak Tower. At the time of writing this article, the shopping mall is still under renovation and is expected to reopen by Summer 2019.With the new opening of the Peak Galleria, visitors can expect to see more variety of shopping and entertainment. The highlight of the mall is the giant glass facade overlooking the hill, giving you another option of the scenic view. We also hope that the observatory deck is reopened as it provides the best view of Victoria Harbor. 5. Nature Walk Image Credit: Victoria Peak Surround yourself with the tranquility of nature surrounding Victoria Peak. There are several suggested walking trails that you can enjoy and the point of interest that you can see.Follow through the Mount Austin Road trail which will bring you through the exclusive residential of Mount Austin, Victoria Peak Garden, Mountain Lodge, and Mount Austin playground. This trail offers you scenic view despite the steep and narrow roads closer to the top. And if you feel a bit more adventurous, you can continue down to MTR Central Station. The whole journey is about 2.8km and will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.Just walking distance from the Peak Tower, you will come across Lion's Pavilion. Offering you free 360 degrees lookout of Hong Kong skylines, no doubt this place will always be packed. Food There is no known Halal food available in Victoria Peak itself. Therefore, do plan the itinerary and get your meal in either Central or Wanchai area. If you need to perform your prayer, you can visit Jamia Mosque in Mid-Levels. Being the first mosque in Hong Kong, it's worth the visit and appreciating the architecture.   There you have it, all you need to know before going to Hong Kong's Victoria Peak. Have fun!  via GIPHY  ...

  • Unleash Your Inner Child At These 4 Hong Kong Attractions

    Hong Kong has a lot to offer when it comes to fun – there are many attractions to see and many experiences to have! Attractions are a major part of the Hong Kong itinerary and every tourist should tick it off their list of things to do when on the island. Hong Kong is home to some of the greatest and biggest attractions in Asia! With a multitude of rides and activities to choose from, you would be kept busy having the time of your life! So here are some of the finest attractions to unleash your inner child when in Hong Kong! via GIPHY   1. Hong Kong Disneyland Image Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland Who doesn’t love Disneyland?! And you don’t have to go all the way to the US to experience it when it’s just as good in Hong Kong especially with the East-West influences. Hong Kong Disneyland has 7 different lands that have their own attractions, rides and events. One of the main attractions at Main Street, USA is the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad – a scenic train ride that takes you through all the lands and ends at Fantasyland. Another attraction is the Disney Paint the Night Parade. A 30-minute long pageant which is an amazing LED-lit fiesta of all the Disney characters having a good time to their famous songs. A must-do is a visit to the Royal Princess Garden, where you can take a photo with your favorite Disney Princess! A must-see attraction at Adventureland is the Festival of the Lion King, a spectacular retelling of the classic Disney animation. Take the Jungle River Cruise where you will come face to face with animatronics animals. The Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, which is a typical old-school roller coaster ride, is a must-try . Image Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland The major attraction at Mystic Point is the Mystic Manor – the Hong Kong Disneyland version of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion but with a unique story surrounding the antics of Lord Henry Mystic and his monkey companion, adorable characters and immersive experience with many surprises. Toy Story Land is full of fun, especially the RC Racer - a 27 meter half pipe with a car that rides up and down – intense and thrilling! Image Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland Fantasyland is truly magical. One of the main attractions is the Mickey and the Wondrous Book, which is probably the best show at Hong Kong Disneyland – the 30-minute spectacular brings together many beloved Disney characters dancing to amazing musical mashups. The Cinderella Carousel is a must for every guest, everyone has dreamed of getting on one these classic merry-go-rounds with the prancing horses and beautiful music. The best ride at Fantasyland has to be the Mad Hatter Tea Cups – giant, spinning teacups that will leave you dizzy but excited. Image Credit: Hong Kong Disneyland Head over to Tomorrowland for fun futuristic inspired attractions and rides. At Hyperspace Mountain is a rollercoaster ride dedicated for all you Star Wars fans, dodge blaster fire to the soundtrack of Star Wars playing in the background – nothing short of epic. The Iron Man Experience is the only Marvel ride not found at any other Disneyland – soar above the Hong Kong skyline with Iron Man on this epic 3D adventure. They also have a resort where you can book your stay at and have a one of kind experience in Disney themed rooms and suites! You can choose between the three hotels – for the adventurous souls there’s the Disney Explorer’s Lodge, if you want a little bit more elegance to your hotel experience choose to stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, and if you are a true movie buff who loves the magic of Hollywood, stay at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel! Getting there You can get to Hong Kong Disneyland via MTR trains, the route is scenic and the trains are a cheaper mode of transportation. You have to take the Tung Chung line to Sunny Bay Station, transfer to the Disneyland Resort Line and onto the Disney Train – the train is decorated with Disney themed memorabilia. Tickets Info A standard ticket cost for 1 or 2 days start at HK$639 for adults and children 12 and above. The 2-day fun package starts at HK$719, it comes along with a HK$30 discount voucher for merchandise and offers instant park access with a Disney e-ticket. (First visit must be on or before 31st December 2019). There is also a Disney Priority Ticket + One-Day Package Combo ticket starting at HK$938 and HK$838 – refer to the website for more info. Dining and Shopping There are 2 Halal-certified restaurants within the park – The Tahitian Terrace at Adventureland and Explorer’s Club Restaurant at Mystic Point. You can get Halal certified food available upon request at the following restaurants: Chef Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Hotel Studio Lounge at Disney's Hollywood Hotel Walt's Cafe at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Dragon Wind at Disney Explorers Lodge World of Color Restaurant at Disney Explorers Lodge Room Service at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Prayer Room facilities The park offers a Prayer room; you will find a designated prayer room next to the Explorer’s Club Restaurant. The room also offers great Wudhu facilities however a prayer mat is not provided so remember to pack your own. Address: Lantau Island, Hong KongOpening hours: 10:30am to 8:30pm Note! Timings for different attractions and rides may vary, so refer to their official website for more info. Website | Facebook | Instagram   2. Ocean Park Image Credit: Ocean Park on Facebook A sea life themed amusement park which has been putting smiles on faces since 1977, Ocean Park Hong Kong should be a staple on your list. A one-stop-shop for all, Ocean Park Hong Kong is an amusement park meets marine park meets oceanarium meets animal theme park all in one! It is also home to the famous Giant Pandas – Le Le and Ying Ying – now who doesn’t love Pandas? The theme park is 915,000 square meters – roughly 174 football fields. The amusement park has two main areas: The Waterfront and The Summit, there are 8 different themed zones dedicated to activities, shows, attractions, and rides. All the guests first head to The Waterfront since it is near the main entrance, however, if you really want to make full use of your day take a cable car or express train straight to The Summit. Image Credit: Ocean Park The Summit is where you will find the thrill rides and the Polar Adventure. Ocean Park is known to have crazy rides - the popular ones are the Hair Raiser, Raging River, The Rapids and The Flash. Another must-try when at The Summit is the Mine Train – a truly unique rollercoaster ride as it incorporates VR technology as well! If you are an extreme adrenaline junkie this ride is definitely for you! After all the adrenaline rush why not do something a bit more chill, literally – head over to the Polar Adventure attraction which houses animals from the North and South Poles, you will find penguins, seals, and many more creatures. If you would much rather get up close and personal with the animal rather than just looking at them through a glass you can take part in the Animal Encounter. Image Credit: Ocean Park After you are done exploring The Summit head over to The Waterfront, the main attractions here are the Giant Pandas, the Grand Aquarium and Old Hong Kong Street. The Grand Aquarium really is grand – with 5000 fish from 400 different species, you will definitely be left in awe at the variety available. Old Hong Kong Street by Kee Wah Bakery will transport you back in time to the 50s and 70s Hong Kong. Don’t forget to visit Le Le and Ying Ying, the park’s stars! You won’t be able to handle the absolute adorableness of the two pandas rolling and lazing about in their enclosure. To end your day head over to Aqua City where you can witness the world’s first 360 water screen show – Symbio! It is a nighttime show with lights, pyrotechnics, music and animation – it will be the perfect ending to an exciting day spent at Ocean Park Hong Kong. You can even book a stay at the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, located at the entrance of the park. Getting there You can take a local or cross-boundary bus and get off after going through the Aberdeen Tunnel, from there it’s just a short walk to the park. You can also take the Citybus route 629 which runs daily from Central Star Ferry every 20-60mins. You can also catch a train on the MTR to Ocean Park station via the South Island line – be sure to get your tourist Octopus Card first. If you have a car, there is no hassle whatsoever; you just need to get there and find a parking spot as the park offers parking facilities. Ticket Info You can purchase tickets at the gate or even do an online booking via their official website. Tickets are also available at 7-11 stores. The general admission ticket is priced at HK$498 for adults including children 12 and above, whilst the child ticket is priced at HK$249. If you don’t like standing in queues for long you can purchase the Ocean FasTrack (Standard) ticket which is priced at HK$280 for both children and adults – it allows priority access to 7 rides and attractions. There are two other FasTrack options: the Deluxe (HK$400) and Grand (HK$520). Dining and Shopping There are many dining options at Ocean Park Hong Kong, from cafes to restaurants you can choose from many. There are also many food kiosks scattered around the park, so if you want to snack on something while walking around – especially if you need to restore some glucose in your system after going on their rides. You can find Halal food at Cafe Ocean, Dive into A Float (at Marine World), Panda Cafe Food To Go (at Amazing Asian Animals), and the Popcorn Cart (at Aqua City). All the dishes served at these restaurants and kiosks have been certified by the Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong as stated on the official park website. There are also many souvenir shops in the park, so be sure to get something to remember your trip to the amusement park. Prayer room facilities Prayer rooms with Qibla indication are available, they can be found at the Guest Relations Offices situated at the main entrance and at Thrill Mountain at The Summit. Address: Aberdeen, Hong KongOpening hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 7:00pm                             Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00pm Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   3. SuperPark Hong Kong Image Credit: SuperPark Hong Kong on Facebook An indoor sports park with a myriad of activities for everyone, you can really let loose and have fun! It is a Finnish chain and has many branches globally. Their main focus is fun – so it is the perfect place to really let your inner child come out to play! Image Credit: SuperPark Hong Kong on Facebook The park is divided into 3 sections – the Adventure, Game Arena, and the Freestyle Hall. Adventure area has many activities like the tube slide, flying fox and, even a peddle car track! The game arena is where all the fun is! With exciting games like Superball, Hotstepper, and super pinball – you can really work up a sweat and not get tired for hours because you will be so preoccupied with having fun! They even have a RoboKeeper as a football goalie! The Freestyle Hall is probably the best section at Superpark – because it has a trampoline platform! Who doesn’t love jumping around?! They also have an AI controlled punching bag SuperBoxer and 8 metre climbing walls at SuperClimb! Getting there You can take a MTR train from to Olympian City and from there it is only a 15 minute walk. You can take a bus that goes through any of these routes: 13D, 43C, 87B, 701/701S, 971, N23, E21, A21. The mini bus routes are: 46, 78, 70 Ticket Info Their ticket prices are based on the days you go to the park; check their ticket calendar on the official website to catch the dates and prices. Regular Tickets One day ticket: HK$180 After 6pm: HK$120 Super Day Tickets Morning mayhem (9am to 1pm): HK$180 Middle Session (1:30pm to 5:30pm): HK$210 After 6pm: HK$150 One day ticket: HK$ 250 Dining and Shopping They have one restaurant inside the park, however it is not Halal. Prayer Room facilities Unfortunately, they do not offer prayer room facilities so bring along your pocket prayer mats and prayer garments! Address: G/F One SilverSea, No 18 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (near Olympian City)Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 9:00pm                             Weekends, public and school holidays, 9:00am – 9:00pm Website | Facebook | Instagram 4. Noah’s Ark Image Credit: Noah's Ark on Facebook Noah’s Ark has biblical roots, however, you will find it in Hong Kong – not the actual Noah’s Ark but a theme park built around the concept of the story and even boasts a life-size replica of the Ark. Image Credit: Noah's Ark on Facebook Noah’s Ark is more educational than thrilling, so if you want a more relaxed experience this is perfect for you. The park is divided into 3 main sections – namely Noah’s Ark, Solar Tower and Nature Garden. Most of the parks focus is on animals and nature, so you will find a lot of live animals on display as well as some life-sized sculptures greeting you at the entrance. The Noah’s Ark is further sectioned into the Ark Garden, Ark Expo - houses one of the largest meteorites exhibited in Hong Kong, Adventureland is where you will find most of the fun as you can experience an obstacle course, whilst Ark Life Education House, Treasure House and e-Planet all offer interactive activities for children. Noah’s Ark also has a hotel where you can book your stay while visiting the theme park. The Solar Tower houses one of the largest professional vacuum solar telescopes within South East Asia which is open to the public. Solar Tower is mostly focused on science and technology and offers many interactive activities. The Nature Park is home to a variety of trees and greenery offering stunning sceneries which make for a great photo op. Address: 33 Pak Yan Rd, Ma Wan, Hong Kong Opening hours: The park operates from 10:00am to 6:00pm                             The Noah’s Ark Hotel and Resort operates 24 hours a day                             The Harvest Restaurant (10:00am to 9:30pm)                             The Nature Garden (8:00am to 6:00pm) Note! The last entry times vary between exhibits: Solar Tower: 5:00pm Nature garden: 5:00pm Ark Expo: 5:15pm Treasure house: 5:45pm Ark Garden: 5:45pm Getting there To get there you have to take a ferry from the Central Ferry Pier No. 2 and cross the Victoria Harbour to AMA Wan Island. The ferry ride will cost you around HK$27 and will take around 30 minutes. Ticket info You can purchase tickets at the gate or even do an online booking via their official website. The general admission ticket is priced at 198HK$ whilst the child and senior ticket are priced at HK$158. The ticket includes admission to all the attractions in the park except for Adventureland. Dining and shopping The park has two restaurants: the Harvest restaurant and Noah’s Kitchen. Harvest restaurant is more on the fancy side of the dining spectrum, they offer an international buffet. Noah’s Kitchen is more like a cafe with more focus on desserts and drinks. There is no information that states if the food served at the restaurants is Halal, however, you could always opt for vegetarian or seafood options. The Rainbow Gallery and Kid’s Deck are souvenir shops and offer soft toys, plushies and cute animal themed stationery. Prayer room facilities There is no known location at the park or the resort for prayer so be sure to bring along your pocket prayer mat and prayer garments :) Now you know which amusement/ theme parks to head to when in Hong Kong. It’s going to be a fun ride – so let loose and enjoy! Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter This article is brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board. via GIPHY...



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