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Penang: An Ideal Destination for A Perfect Getaway

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Being regarded as the Pearl of Orient, Penang is covered with a blissful of colonial buildings, harmoniously fuse with modernized architecture, forming a perfect fusion for the old and new in a vibrant and lively city. It’s an extraordinary city and we are here to give you some solid reasons to visit Penang for your next trip!

Besides the typical “food” that we knew, there are other things that would spark up your senses as to why you should give this wonderful city a visit. We would break it down to you one by one for you without further ado.

1. Stunning Beaches

A trip to an island won’t be complete without visiting the beach. Surrounded by lots of beaches – Pantai Keracut, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang are one of the reasons that sum up Penang as an ideal destination for your getaway!

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For an adventure seeker, you might want to check Monkey Beach where it requires you to jungle trekking across to the other side of the island to a peaceful and unpolluted beach in Penang that promises you a glamourous sunset view.

2.Delightful Delicacies

Perhaps this is a portion where we should leave it blank as it varies to different types of person that prefer different kinds of food. However, with their historical charm, Penang’s sultry delicacies are world-renowned and even the ambassadors or country leaders would pay for a visit. That shows how good it is!

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Popular in nationwide, some of them have successfully opened a franchise in all over Malaysia, such as Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol and Him Heang Tambun Biscuit. Besides, there are some delicacies where you can only get the authentic taste in Penang, such as the Ayer Itam Asam Laksa and Penang Char Kuey Teow.

3.Remarkable Heritage Sites

Penang should be proud of themselves in terms of preserving the old architectures and refining them to a heritage site. Places such as the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese descendant family house that dated back into the 20th century is a sight to behold.

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With an outstanding architecture and to show the diversified culture in Penang, Masjid Kapitan Keling, St George Church, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and Penang Peranakan Mansion are deeply rooted in the city.

Some other famous landmarks, such as City Hall of Penang, Fort Cornwallis, and the Jubilee Clock Towers are all building from the colonized era and preserved up until now. Aged but gems to the island.

4. Amusing Attractions

The iconic KOMTAR tower is perhaps the must-visit attractions in Penang and not to mention, there are also packed with all kinds of museum surrounded the bustling city. Moreover, the street arts that revolved within the artistic city adds in sparks and brought attentions to tourist worldwide.

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Other attractions such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Chew Jetty, Penang Hill, and Escape Themed Park are worth the visit and rich in arts and cultures. Nonetheless, it is an island that is full of attractions that are well worth your time.

5. Pleasant Stay

Having a long day wandering in the streets of Penang can be tiresome at times. A nice and cosy stay would help to recharge and embark on a whole new journey. And Cititel Penang is the answer for all your worry! A magnificent 17-storey high, 4-Star hotel that stood tall in the heart of George Town, Penang.

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Cititel Penang comes with 451 comfortable and well-appointed rooms, it’s 5 minutes away from the Penang Ferry Terminal and a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The famed Batu Feringghi beach is only 30 minutes away by car.

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Be it a business or family occasion, Cititel Penang guarantees you with their excellent hospitality and services – the perfect choice for the perfect stay. Last but not least, a piece of good news to share with you, by applying the promo code “BESTRATECHM” to enjoy up to 20% discount when you book directly through the website www.cititelpenang.com.

 

Location: 66, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Contact: +604 291 1188

Website: www.cititelpenang.com

 

 

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Thailand Travel Guide: Best Festivals in Thailand

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Festivals are usually derived from certain ancient folklore or traditions that passed on for generations and still being celebrated today. Proud of being a land that was never conquered or colonized by other countries in South East Asia, Thailand has remained the authenticity and origins of its traditions and festivals until today. Let us check out the best-celebrated festivals in Thailand now!

1. Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Festival)

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Being known as the Ghost Festival in Thailand, Phi Ta Khon is a festival that has a combination of hands craft, religious and fun-filled activities and is held on the 6th Full Moon of the Lunar Calendar (around June or July) at Dan Sai, Loei Province.

According to legend, it is believed that Phi Ta Khon is a festival so fun that both the living and the death would like to attend. While the locals believe that the noises on the festival would awaken the spirit of the Mun River to protect their town.

This is a 3-day celebration festival with people wearing a ghastly mask, stretched face, and phallic nose, usually start with a parade on Friday, a music show or beauty pageant contest on Saturday, and Buddhist religious ceremony on Sunday.

2. Yi Peng (Lantern Festival)

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During the evening of Yi Peng Festival (a.k.a Lantern Festival in Thailand), you will see thousands of long white Chinese paper lantern being released into the sky, a breath-taking sight to behold.

The festival is being held at every 12 Full Moon of the Lunar Calendar (usually November) at Chiang Mai. It is said that releasing Chinese paper lanterns is symbolize to letting go of the misfortunes of the past year. There are also live musical performances and firecrackers to heat the atmosphere.

3. Boon Bang Fai (Rocket Festival)

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Lies in further up North-East region of Thailand at Yasothorn province, there is a very popular festival celebrated amongst the farming communities called Boon Bang Fai (a.k.a the Rocket Festival in Thailand) from May till July.

It is said that the rockets fired up into the skies are to encourage the gods to bless them with plentiful rain for crops grow. In here, the festival will be accompanied by lively folk music, beauty pageant contest and local rice wine.

However, there are consequences if you failed to launch the rocket. You will be playfully thrown into a mud-bath as punishment. Ouch!

4. Lopburi Monkey Banquet (Monkey Feast)

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Love the feeling of being surrounded by monkeys? Lopburi would be your favourite destination to be at, as there are around 3000 monkeys here wandering in the streets, with 4 tons of fruits, vegetables, and other treats to be served during the Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festival.

Legend has it a Hindu monkey deity, Hanuman and his monkey army save a god’s wife from the cluster of a demon, and the monkeys here at Lopburi is being treated and served as the descendants of Hanuman.

This is one of the most interesting festivals in Thailand. It is usually being held in November. Do be aware of your valuables and belongings while participating, you might be surprised at how sneaky these naughty yet adorable creatures are.

5. Songkran (Water Festival)

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Needless to say, Songkran festival, or widely known as the water festival in Thailand is no doubt the biggest and largest festival to be held in the country. The festival itself was held 3 days straight in the country during April, tons of tourist and visitors would love to visit and participate in this splashing wet extravaganza.

Apparently, the whole town was full of water buckets and water missiles ready to launch at whoever or whatever happens to be on the street. There will also be massive parades, dance performance and beauty pageant contest.

The Songkran festival was celebrated to clean their houses, pour water on Buddha statues, and drench each other to clear away the sins of the past year. If you are planning on a trip to visit Thailand during the festival, make sure you are ready to get wet!

 

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Thailand Travel Guide: Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Bangkok, as one of the most popular tourist destination, offers endless places to visit waiting to be discovered— to the places that seem to be lost in time, modern art exhibition, museums, and hip and eclectic places hidden in the city.

For a family travel destination, you would not want to miss a visit to Madame Tussauds Bangkok! There is simply no reason to missed Madame Tussauds Bangkok, a legendary wax museum. It’s the only place in the world where you can get up close and take a snap with the world’s biggest and influential name ever recorded. Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok, get your camera ready!

Step into the surprisingly realistic wax figures in Madame Tussauds with different theme zones and experience the latest ICE AGE 4D with snow experience.

Take a glimpse of past

Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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With variant of theme zones, “The Royals”, is where you can learn about the lives of Thailand’s most revered Royal family and become better acquainted with the Royal family. Move on to the next theme zones, “History”, will introduce you with the lives of remarkable people that fought to change the world including Gandhi, Sukarno, and Princess Diana. While taking a glimpse in the past, we can’t miss out the future. In this theme zones, “Leaders”, you can step into the world’s most respected leaders of all time, including Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Narendra Modi, and Xi Jinping – Peng Liyuan.

Get an inspiration with the most influential people from different walks of life

 Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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Who does not know about Albert Einstein? At “Arts & Science”, you are able to meet the greatest intellectuals, geniuses, writers, musicians, and artists that have shaped our world such as Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Zuckerberg.

After having some fun with the genius, you should feel the adrenaline rush as you step into the “Sports”, and get excited to take a picture with David Beckham, and Christiano Ronaldo among others. After seeking into a deeper world in Madame Tussauds Bangkok, “Music” will give you an exclusive pass to the most loved music events and to your favorite singers! You will definitely be welcome by Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Madonna, and Nichkhun.

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Moving forward to “Film”, you can tap into the movies with some of the greatest icons of film and of course, the actors! Not only with the wax figures, Madame Tussauds Bangkok also offers TV Studio where you will be given a chance to join top television studio like Oprah Winfrey show and Asia’s top talent. This attraction wouldn’t be complete without the “A-List Party” with a lot of celebrities and you can walk the red carpet with Hollywood stars. What an experience!

Last but not least, Madame Tussauds Bangkok invites Bollywood and Indian stars to the house and a warm welcome to Bollywood zona or IIFA!

Experience ICE AGE 4D

Get into the blazing snow and enjoy screening of the Ice Age 4D movies. Kids would definitely love and enjoy a holiday here!

Despite the sometime, chaotic traffic, Bangkok continues to be a must visit travel destination. For a fun filled day, visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok now! Save some money by buying tickets online.

Madame Tussauds Bangkoks is a five minutes walk from BTS Siam station, open daily 10 AM to 9 PM.

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Fiji For Culture Enthusiasts

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From the food, festivals and the arts, the Fijian way of life is deeply rooted in its culture. What better way to experience Fiji’s vibrant – and happy – culture than to visit the destination and explore its time-honoured and revered landmarks and attractions. Situated in the South Pacific, the destination is sprinkled with many unique cultural sites and attractions across its 333 islands, making it perfect for fun-loving, culture-seeking families and couples.

Top Cultural Things To See & Do In Fiji

Visit Nadi Town

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With an array of handmade handicrafts on display, Nadi Town’s handicraft markets are truly an arts and culture lover’s treasure trove. The handicraft market presents the perfect opportunity to find that special something at bargain prices! Locally made traditional gifts include handmade, carefully designed tapa cloths and wooden goods like mats, baskets, purses, fans, carvings and pottery.

Stop By The Fiji Museum

Discover Fijian culture, art and life at its museums. With 3,700 years of island culture, art and traditions, the island nation definitely has all the museums and art galleries that showcases the destination’s rich heritage. Located in Suva, the Fiji Museum is a red bricked establishment featuring a variety of ancient weapons and archaeological artefacts, including the 100-year-old double-hulled Camakau canoe.

Catch Vibrant Cultural Performances

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When in Fiji, join in a time-honoured kava ceremony performed by locals at a Fijian cultural village to understand the whys’ and how’s behind a culturally-rich rite. Don’t miss out on the legendary Fire walkers and Meke Performances – you’ll be awed by the spectacle. Last but not least, savour traditional Lovo that’s cooked in the ground to cap off the experience.

Soak In The Beauty of Fiji’s Port Town Levuka

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic Port Town of Levuka on Ovalau Island is the first colonial capital of Fiji to be bestowed to the British in 1874. The tranquil town is backed by a dormant volcano which has several treks heading up towards the peak. Here, guided treks weave their way through time-honoured Fijian villages; Colonial buildings run the length of Beach Street while classic restaurants continue serving up cold drinks in the same way they did eons ago.

Stay in a Bure

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Fiji has some wonderful time-honoured modern huts or “bure” – so check into one and stay overnight to experience true Fijian life, hospitality and cuisine with your family and or significant other.

So make Fiji the place to-go for your cultural holiday.

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Top 4 Things To Do In Seoul This Korean Lunar New Year 2019!

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Planning to visit South Korea this coming “Seollal” (Korean Lunar New Year)? Well, you’ve reached the right place! We will let you in on the best things to do in Seoul that you can include in your South Korea travel guide. Plus, we’ll point you to the right places to visit in South Korea and two of the most stylish hotels in Seoul to book this coming season. With that, here’s a list of our top four things to do in Seoul during Seollal.

 

GET A DOSE OF KOREAN CULTURE

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Things To Do In Seoul

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Things To Do In Seoul

Now is the right time to experience authentic Korean culture! Royal palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyenggung, and Deoksugung), Museums and Folk Villages in Seoul are open during Seollal. During the season of Seollal, each place showcases different programs and performances for visitors. Moreover, they have interactive games and activities wherein guests are encouraged to participate in. Therefore, it is truly a staple to include these places to your South Korea travel plan because visiting cultural sites has never been this exciting.

 

VISIT THEME PARKS

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For adrenaline junkies, it will be smart to take this opportunity to visit theme parks, since most locals go back to their hometown for Seollal, meaning crowds will be smaller in Seoul. Additionally, theme parks will not only have their usual rides open, but they’ll be also showcasing Seollal-themed events like sledding, light shows, and parades during South Korea New Year season.

 

ENJOY A FERRY CRUISE AT HAN RIVER

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Things To Do In Seoul

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Nevertheless, the best way possible to enjoy the scenery and sight-see the famous landmarks in the city is to spend a day or night on a luxurious ferry cruise at Han River. You can also go for a luxurious buffet cruise recommended for couples and families. On top of that, you’ll be lucky to enjoy live music performances and fireworks at night this season. Hence, there is no doubt why you must add this to your list of things to do in Seoul during Seollal.

 

A RELAXING ONE-DAY-STAYCATION IN SOME OF THE CHIC HOTELS IN SEOUL

We all know that a week of sight-seeing around a foreign city can be too much for the body to cope with. With this, it is advisable to unwind at a hotel and rest even just for a day.

Don’t know which hotel to book for your Seollal visit? We have curated two architectural beauties in Seoul, just for you!

HOTEL KARASHY

To begin with, we introduce to you Hotel Karashy that will give you a mixture of a sophisticated and modern take on hotel accommodation. The hotel’s masculine and industrial design will make you think like you are inside of an English movie. Far from any luxury hotels, the spotlight of the rooms is the minimalist. Besides, the intimate bathroom setting that will have you wanting to soak in their stunning bathtubs for the whole day. In addition to that, the boutique hotel also has its own restaurant and rooftop bar that is perfect for just relaxing and staying in your hotel for the Korean Lunar New Year.

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Photo courtesy: Hotel Karashy

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Address: 15, Dongjak-daero 1-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 07025, Rep. of KOREA

Contact number: +82 2 588 2000

Check-In Time: 15:00 | Check-Out Time: 12:00

HOTEL THE DESIGNERS

Meanwhile, Hotel The Designers will transport you to different worlds with a variety of uniquely designed rooms. Yes, you read that right! In addition to the excitement, none of the room interiors in this hotel are the same. From Alice in Wonderland-themed to retro-themed rooms, these rooms can be found in one hotel. Also, the convenient location situates you minutes away from food places and shopping districts. Thus, it is truly perfect when you just feel like taking a break from exploring the city.

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Things To Do In Seoul

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Things To Do In Seoul

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Address: 14-1, Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

Contact number: +82-2-2267-7474

 

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Make Your Childhood Dream Come True At Hello Kitty House Bangkok

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HELLO KITTY HOUSE BANGKOK

Hello Kitty is a Japanese bobtail cat that can be seen wearing a red bow on her head. She is created by the Sanrio Company in 1974 by Yuko Shimizu and first appeared on a coin purse in Japan in 1975. Irresistibly cute and downright adorable, Hello Kitty is still one of the most popular characters in the world!

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From bedsheets to snacks to pencils, Hello Kitty has indeed taken over the world one merchandise item at a time.  But did you know that besides buying all things Hello Kitty, you can also spend an afternoon in a café dedicated to this character right in Thailand?

Hello Kitty

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Undoubtedly one of the cutest places to eat in Thailand, the Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok located in Siam is a paradise for Hello Kitty lovers. Here, you can fulfil your childhood dream and explore the world of Hello Kitty.

It is a multi-story that not only has café inside but also a shop where you can buy souvenirs in Thailand related to the character and a spa. Everything is Hello Kitty-themed starting from the entrance and even down to little details. Know how you can love, laugh, and live at the Hello Kitty House by reading more of our blog below!

LOVE

Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty

Photo from Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok

The first floor of the house will have you believing in love at first sight! Here, you can find There is a takeaway counter at the side if you want to purchase a Hello Kitty merchandise and can’t go inside the store because of the long line. The first floor is also where you can find the café packed with delicious menu and beverages – all Hello Kitty themed, of course!

LAUGH

Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty

Photo from Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok

Laughing is indeed the best medicine! Bond with your family and friends as you fill your day with laughter and fun at the 2nd floor. This part of the house is perfect for hosting parties wherein you can have fun with your loved ones while savouring a delicious meal. Celebrating a party at one of the cutest Thailand attractions is a dream come true!

LIVE

Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty

Photo from Sanrio Hello Kitty House Bangkok

So how does she live? The lower ground floor will show you as you take a tour around her very own backyard and garage. Since you are in her house, don’t forget to buy some authentic Hello Kitty items too! You also have the option to pamper yourself at their spa and yes, it’s still Hello Kitty-themed!

What are you waiting for? Age doesn’t matter here so visit this cutest café in Thailand and relive your childhood!

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Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day

Hong Kong Disneyland is one of the six happiest places on earth alongside Tokyo Disney Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Paris Disneyland, California Disneyland Resort, and Florida Disney World. Disneyland has become such a staple part of our childhood that it does not require any more introduction or promotion. Instead, this Hong Kong travel guide will focus on helping you get the most out of your time spent at the park.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
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To ensure that you have a good night’s sleep so that you are well prepared to conquer the park the next day, stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. This lavish Victorian palace that overlooks the South China Sea will give you a picturesque view of the ocean right from your bed. Boasting modern amenities and a 6-storey lobby, this piece of architectural art combines both the grandeur of a seaside resort and the magic of Disneyland.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
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After a restful night, head to Crystal Lotus the next day for a sumptuous breakfast. This Chinese restaurant located within the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel offers Disney dim sum that may possibly be too cute to be eaten! The Little Green Men Pork and Vegetable Bun is sure to get your little one to unknowingly eat some veggies. Other delicately crafted dim sum includes Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake, Olaf Steamed Red Bean Bun, and Three Little Pig Barbecue Pork Bun. For those interested in this Disney Dim Sum, be sure to order at least 48 hours in advance as these intricate buns do take some time to prepare.

 

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland 

 

Next, it’s time to head into Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to get your little ones all dressed up for a day of royalty. Here, young guests will be transformed into princesses as they have their hair styled, put on a gown and a crown, and are given a manicure! As expected, such royal treatment is highly popular so guests are advised to make bookings as early as possible.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
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After transforming into a princess, your little royalty may fancy mingling with some other princesses. As such, it is finally time to enter this theme park in Hong Kong and meet some characters! Depending on the time, you may get to meet Elsa or Belle, or any of the other 23 Disney characters.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland 

 

As your young ones are queueing to meet their favourite Disney character, you may want to hop on over to Fantasyland to get a FastPass for the Winnie the Pooh ride. This popular ride will take you through a gigantic storybook as you see some of the beloved scenes come to life. FastPasses are great as they are not only free but also allow you to return to the Hong Kong attraction at a different time and join a special, shorter queue. But do remember to return for the ride when it’s time! As FastPass timings may differ, do adopt some flexibility in your plans.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
Festival of The Lion King | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland 

 

The Lion King show is also a must-watch so head on down once you are done. In this musical extravaganza, you will get to see dance and aerial performances as the story of The Lion King is retold. Sing along to movie favourites such as “Hakuna Matata” as you watch the story unfold right before your eyes.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
Royal Banquet Hall | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland

 

Before you break for lunch, go on the Mad Hatter Tea Cup ride. This spinny ride is definitely one you would want to conquer before lunch to ensure everyone remains in good health. For lunch, the Royal Banquet Hall is sure to delight. With four different food stations – Grill, Japanese, Guang Dong, and International – everyone in your family is sure to find a dish they like.

 

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“it’s a small world” | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland 

 

Post-lunch activities should be as gentle as possible so opt for the Cinderella Carousel or “it’s a small world” where you will be cast off on a whimsical boat ride and be met with hundreds of singing children from all over the world.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
Iron Man Experience | Photo Courtesy: Geek Culture 

 

If you are a fan of Iron Man, definitely try to get FastPasses for the Iron Man Experience. This Marvel-themed ride is the first ever to be featured at a Disneyland and it just so happens to be Hong Kong Disneyland! As big drops and loud sounds are expected for this thriller, ensure that your children are at least 102 cm in height so that they can safely get onto the ride. Additionally, pregnant women or those with any heart conditions are advised to keep clear of this ride for safety reasons.

 

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Hyperspace Mountain | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland 

 

In the event that the Iron Man FastPasses are gone for the day, try and see if there are any left over at Hyperspace Mountain. This rollercoaster is the classic Space Mountain reimagined but with an element of Star Wars thrown into it.

 

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Toy Soldier Parachute Drop | Photo Courtesy: Disney Parks 

 

While waiting for your FastPass timing, why not take some rides in Toy Story Land? Opt for Slinky Dog Spin where the slinky dog from Toy Story takes you on an adventure as he tries to chase his tail, or Toy Soldier Parachute Drop if you enjoy being hoisted up in the air and free falling.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
Starliner Diner | Photo Courtesy: TDR Explorer

 

For a quick dinner, Starliner Diner serves earthling favourites such as fried chicken and cheeseburgers. This Western eatery supposedly has quick service so you should be able to make it in time for the light parade which starts at 7:15pm.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
“Disney Paint The Night” Parade | Photo Courtesy: Hong Kong Disneyland 

 

You will be treated to a parade of Disney characters infused with light and colour touring around the Hong Kong Disneyland park. Some of your favourite characters such as Sully, Ariel, and Tinkerbell will be joining in the fun in this illuminating celebration.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland: How To Conquer The Park In Just One Day
Emporium | Photo Courtesy: Joanne Khoo 

 

Just before you step out of the Disneyland gates and back into reality, stop by Emporium which has the largest collection of merchandise in the park. Be sure to get some limited edition memorabilia for your friends back at home to entice them into visiting this Disneyland in Asia in the near future.

 

At the end of a tiring day, head back to your hotel with a sense of satisfaction knowing that you have conquered 10 (!) different attractions today. If you are too tired to take the public transport the next day to explore other parts of Hong Kong, consider booking a private hire car. The Travel141 International Car Rental service will be launching soon, so do subscribe to our newsletter below in order to receive regular updates.

 

Website: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/

Entrance Fee: SGD 109 or MYR 327

Note: Hong Kong Disneyland will be undergoing transformations until 2023 so there will be new attractions added yearly, and show timings and attraction availabilities are subjected to change. Be sure to check their website prior to going for any updates.

 

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