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  • 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.  via GIPHY...

  • 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   There you have it, 4 Hong Kong attractions for you to unleash your inner child in Hong Kong! via GIPHY...

  • Spring City Resort | Serenity In The Hot Springs Of Taipei

    Spring City Resort is a 5-Star family friendly hotel with an awe inspiring mountain view. Within the resort resides impressive 9 multifunctional pools as well as four types of private spa rooms. Amazing isn't it?  via GIPHYAlso Read: PoshPacker Hotel | Living in Elegance and Style Location Credit Image: Spring City Resort From the outside, Spring City Resort might seem like your average city hotel, but the name of the Resort is a clever combination. The hotel is situated in an accessible spot within the City but still allows you to be transported to the healing, relaxing nature of Springs and to experience the benefits water has on your body.  When people think of Taiwan and Taipei City, it may not seem obvious enough to them to consider these places as a Halal destination. However, Islam is slowly growing in Taiwan and it is estimated that about 0.3% of the population are Muslims. This explains the growing market of Halal options out there.  Muslim-Friendly Aspects around the Location  Spring City Resort, which has been given a crescentrating of 6, has many things to offer. From the Beitou Hot Springs and public baths, to the museums and the Ketagalan culture centre with an art gallery and exhibit hall. There are also a great number of beautiful Taiwanese temples to visit and since Spring City Resort is known for its Mountain view, a huge array of ecological parks, beautiful gardens and architecture are built around the natural landscapes. With so many activities in store for visitors, Muslim travellers need not worry about the lack of entertainment here. Mosques and Prayers As the Spring City Resort is located on the outskirts of Taipei city, the closest mosque or prayer room may be slightly further than what a Muslim traveller may be used to. The Taipei Grand Mosque is a little over an hour away by public transport and 30 minutes away by car. This is still a reasonable journey for Taraweeh or Eid prayers which can be arranged, but may be quite a distant for everyday prayers.  Taipei Grand Mosque Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650 Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Website: Nevertheless, worry not for Spring City Resort has assured Crescent-ratings that male and female prayer rooms can be made available upon request, during your stay. Prayer mats and directions, as well as a prayer time-table are all readily available upon request. The nearest mosque is the Taipei Grand Mosque.Also Read: 8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Taiwan Resort Facilities Credit Image: Spring City Resort Whether you are an esteemed guest at Spring City or you just want to experience the wide array of beautiful pools, Spring City Resort caters for both. The pools include a family pool, waterfall pool, octagonal calm pool, and floating pool, to name a few.  Health-Benefits of the Spring Credit Image: Spring City Resort Each pool has its own benefit, whether from the pressure or temperature of the water. An aspect unique to Spring City Resort is that it is located near Liuhanggu (Sulfur Valley), offering pure and milky coloured springs for guests. The benefits of the springs here has a long history; it is said to boost the immune system and even improve joints and arthritis pain.  Privacy Credit Image: Spring City Resort Although, swimming in the outdoor pools in a burkini or covered water-appropriate clothes is no problem, if you require further privacy, Spring City Resort offers a more intimate private Spring experience. The same care and spring water is available in a beautiful marbled spa for an affordable price (under $20). This means that Muslim travellers no longer have to be concerned with privacy.  Furthermore, if you are a couple or family that would like to experience the spa everyday of your stay here, there is the option to stay in the Royal private spa. This is a room with an attached spa, which is cleverly designed to incorporate all the pools, in what would be a bathroom. Last but not least, the hotel understands the need for a female-only spa, and thus, offers this option to female guests and visitors. The staff are trained to respect guests' personal choices and are happy to answer any questions regarding this female-only spa experience. Rooms Credit Image: Spring City Resort As a 5-star Hotel, Spring City Resort does not skimp on choice and variety. There are up to 10 room options, including 3 Villa options. There are various options for families, couples, group travel, and romantic trips. Each room focuses on allowing the light to flood the open space with feature windows that have nature and mountain views. If you’re looking for a specific experience, the Japanese room is styled with floor chairs and sleek sliding interior design, whilst the spring suite focuses its elements on a  garden style and light floral ambiance.  Muslim-Friendly Room Facilities Credit Image: Spring City Resort All rooms are fitted with a hand shower and Japanese washlets - perfect for wudhu. Prayer mats and timetables are also provided upon request. This should comfort Halal travellers by making them feel more at home. During Ramadan and on Fridays, assistance and transport can be arranged to take guests to the mosque for Jumuaah or Taraweeh. Food and Dining This hotel prides itself in the Chinese, Japanese and Western variety it offers to its esteemed guests. As Taiwan’s main religion is Buddhism and most Buddhists are vegetarian as part of their beliefs, it is not hard to find varied veggie and vegan options. In a unique spin, Spring City not only has two wide-ranged themed restaurants, it also houses a bakery. Handmade breads, cakes and pastries can be picked up straight from the oven, and enjoyed while still warm. Such is the perks of having a bakery so close to you.  Halal Food and Dining Options The Spring City Resort provides Halal room service and halal breakfast upon request so Muslim guests do not have to worry about dining options. Also, this hotel does not serve alcohol and does not have a bar, in order to live up to their Spring relaxation theme. Halal Restaurants Nearby When visiting a new place, tourists often desire a myriad of food options outside their accommodation. A trip into the centre of New Taipei City leaves guests with endless Halal options, varying from Indian cuisine to Middle Eastern cuisine.  Masala Art- Indian Address: No. 1, Yumen Street (Taipei Expo Park - Ma Ji Square), Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan Contact: +886-985-147-888 Tajin Moroccan Restaurant- Moroccan Address: No. 3, Lane 144, Section 2, Keelung Road, Taipei, Taiwan Contact: +886 2 2732 7296 Toko Sakura- Indonesian Address: No. 27, Section 1, Xinhai Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Contact: +886 2 2364 3765 Halal Chinese Beef Noodle Restaurant- Taiwanese Address: No. 1, Lane 137, Alley 7 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan Contact: +886 2 2721 4771Also Read: 7 Best Halal Food Restaurants in TaipeiIsn't the Spring City Resort great? So many pools and spas to try, I volunteer as tribute! via GIPHYBook now. Address: No. 18, Youya Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11243 Reservation: 02-2897-2345Website | Facebook ...

  • Travel to Sri Lanka for your Honeymoon!

    For the newlyweds (or any couples), start packing your bags for Sri Lanka! via GIPHY   Galle Face Beach - Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka Morning walks along Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches is a must! Even this beach that is located so close to the city centre is a breathtaking sight in the early morning. Take a romantic stroll with your spouse and just spend some quality time to get to know each other.  Beach on Colombo Plan Road However, if you seek more thrill, something like combining beaches with railway tracks, then walk along Colombo Plan Road. It is a tranquil sight of the sea with occasional loud train sounds as the trains pass by the tracks on its way to Galle station. While you are there, stay on to catch a little bit of sunset. All you need is your life partner by your side and a sweet silence as you both listen to the muse of the sea. Negombo beach - Negombo, Sri Lanka If you need some private time with your spouse, Negombo Beach is the beach for you. There are very much lesser people here so you can walk along the beach and have a romantic conversation undisturbed! Amagi Aria Hotel - 640/82 Suhada Mawatha, Puttalam - Colombo Rd, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka Even better, why not stay at the Amagi Aria Hotel and whisper words of forever as the sun sets leaving you and your spouse with warm lovely feelings. This is the perfect spot to have a heart-to-heart talk with your spouse. Alright, enough about the beaches! Let's go on to talk about just how gorgeous the train ride in Sri Lanka is!  Image Credit: YamuThere are so many beautiful places to visit via train. Places such as Ella, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy are among the top few for the must-visit! The journey to the mentioned places itself is such a breathtaking sight. Views en route from Colombo to Kandy Kandy Train Station  Things to do in Ella: 1.The Nine Arch Bridge Image Credit: Salt in our Hair This gorgeous bridge is located right outside of Ella. It will take about 30 minutes to walk through the woods and reach a beautiful tea field. Be there with your beloved and sip a cup of delicious Sri Lankan tea while watching trains pass by.  2. Swim at Diyaluma Falls Diyaluma waterfall - in Badulla district on the Colombo-Badulla highway, about 6km east of the regional town of Koslanda, and around 30km south of Ella.Image Credit: Pinterest The Diyaluma waterfall is 220-meter high and is the second-highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. On top of the waterfall, it has different levels of natural pools where you can swim. To get to this waterfall is not an easy task! A two-hour tuk-tuk ride from Ella to Poonagala through quintessentially lush Sri Lankan tea plantations followed by a hike downhill through long, dry grass for about 30mins before getting to the upper Diyaluma falls. A short hike further would bring you and your partner to the edge of the world, watching the cascading water drop 220m to the valley below. This is the start of a very challenging honeymoon thus far in Sri Lanka. However, such tasks would allow for a different kind of bonding as you learn more about your partner and even yourself! 3. Climb Little Adam’s Peak  Image Credit: Wandervisions To get to Little Adam’s Peak, you need to follow the trail which is right next to Ella Flower Garden Resort (3rd Mile Post, Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka). An alternative entrance is also located at 98 Acres Resort (Greenland Estate, Ella - Passara Rd, Ella, Sri Lanka) and marked by a white Buddha. Just follow the trails and you would only need about an hour before you reach the top and have a lovely sunset view with the-love-of-your-life.    Things to do in Nuwara Eliya:  1. Go to the Tea Plantations Image Credit: Travel Triangle Nuwara Eliya has so many tea plantation fields. One of them is the Pedro Tea Estate. Pedro Estate is about 3.5km east of Nuwara Eliya station and is a 20 minutes drive by rickshaw from the station. You both can have an educational tour of the tea plantations here and learn the process of tea planting!  2. Take a stroll in Victoria Park  Image Credit: Kingsford Residences Well, why not take a stroll in Victoria Park (Badulla Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200) and have a lovely chat while sipping a nice cuppa tea? This lovely walk with your soulmate will leave you with a tingling feeling and many gorgeous photos together!  3. Gregory Lake Image Credit: Sri Lanka Finder This enchanting lake (Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka) is a must to visit. It is just a 5 minutes ride on a rickshaw from Nuwara Eliya. Enjoy a breezy walk and cooling weather which definitely calls for a lovely picnic or a sweet ride on the swan boats. Over at this lake, it compels you to show how much you love your spouse by doing things together and caring for each other! THE THING to do in Kandy: Well, we did mention that this honeymoon destination is not for the weak-hearted as the hike at Little Adam's Peak over in Ella was just the start of all hikes. In Kandy, climbing up Adam's Peak is a must if you want to learn the ultimate truth about your partner's character and yours too!  Image Credit: Atlas And Boots Adam’s Peak is located at South Central Sri Lanka and the nearest town is Dalhousie which is the start of the trek up the mountain. Taking the taxi/Grab/Uber/Private car rental from Kandy to Dalhousie is the fastest option to get here as compared to coming by bus or train. The ride takes about an hour and a half. The best time to start climbing Adam’s Peak is in the wee hours (start at 12 am or slightly later) as the climb takes between 2 to 4 hours (depending on fitness levels). This climb will be an opportunity to encourage each other as the total number of steps is about 5000 to 6000 crumbling steps and inclined trekking. Reaching to the 1000th step is already a great achievement but will definitely test you as your legs may go numb or feel very sore. However, with constant coaxing from the beloved, the pain would turn into motivation as watching the sunrise at the peak of the mountain is a glorious sight which leaves you feeling a sense of achievement. It takes a lot for couples to reach the top but hey, love conquers all (even the challenging Adam’s Peak!).  Sunrise at the top of Adam’s PeakImage Credit: The Partying Traveler One of the best feelings in the world is to pray with your spouse. Sri Lanka has a gorgeous mosque located at 2nd Cross Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The mosque goes by the name of Red Mosque or Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid.  Image Credit: Atlas Obscura Well, this honeymoon destination has loads of challenging activities to do with your spouse. Despite the pain, it is definitely a worthwhile trip to do together. Marriage may not always be smooth. There may be challenges. Well, challenges are meant to be conquered together, just like how challenging-Sri Lanka was conquered together! ...

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