Our second day in Hongkong was all about City Tour + some shopping. Afternoon was actually our free time and so we decided to do some shopping. Dad was still feeling sick, so he couldn't enjoy that much. We went to Tsim Sha Tsui and we ate at the Silvercord Mall's foodcourt. My cousins told me about this really good pepper steak restaurant there and so we decided to try it out. Talk about taking a break from Chinese cuisine :p hahaha and it was good. I guess its pretty much like Sizzling Pepper Steak BUT more "PEPPERY" hahaha =)) but it taste goooood!
AND OFCOURSEEEEEE. if you're in HongKong: "Thou shall not miss shopping in H&M" hahahah kidding aside. but seriously it's a must! H&M's located on the same mall where we ate so i went straight after eating hahaha. It's a 3 floor H&M outlet, who wouldn't be tempted to come in hahaha. It's sad they had winter collection this season, which means thick FUR and leather so minus choices for me. :| So i picked out some clothes and a bag which happen to be my favorite bag color,and my DSLR fits on it, it has a long strap, it's probably also good for school. nuff said. I just love it. what's funny is i saw the bag when i was already next in line at the cashier lol don't care, i went back, grabbed the bag and lined again HAHAHA.
After that, we rode the MTR station to Mongkok.
Mongkok is one of the most crowded part of Hong Kong. I think it is probably because Mongkok is pretty much a one stop shop. From branded clothes and shoes, electronic devices, "tiangge" at the ladies market (which btw if you're going there you must be a smart shopper! learn how to bargain! because something priced over 500HK$ could go as low as 100something hahaha)
There are also street food everywhere. I tried this thing idk what it's called but it taste like fish/squid balls. But a little bit spicy :) As far i can remember it was sold at 6$ for 10 balls.
Also, milk tea's and fruit drinks are everywhere. I bought this one in particular when we were at mongkok. Their bestseller was mango flavored with some jelly at the bottom :)))) I remember it was around 22-26$ per cup! :)
We were suppose to go at the Temple Street Night Market after Mongkok but we were so tired from walking already so we went back to the hotel through the MTR. We got lost after going down the station HAHAHA! But thank god we managed to get back to hotel safe. Talk about adventure ;)
Ocean park is a lot like Enchanted Kingdom here in the Philippines mixed with a little bit of Zoobic Safari. The themepark was huge. It would probably take a whole day to go around the place. We were so hungry at that time we arrived so we looked for a place to eat. We chose to eat at the Panda Cafe, at first i thought since it is a cafe it would just be selling drinks and cakes, you know, the usual Cafe scenario. But no, they actually serve food too. Mom and I tried Hongkong's famous Pecking Duck and Dad ordered some noodles. Idk with other people, but i personally didn't like it that much. not my taste i guess. But the noodles were good! It's a must try.
Panda Cafe's interior is so cute! The decorations were actually halloween inspired BUT the panda makes everything look cute in my eyes :))))))
We went inside the Aquarium and i believe this is pretty much similar to Manila Ocean Park's.
The park was divided into two places.
And to go to the summit, you can either ride the cable car or the express train. We chose to ride the cable car going up, and ride the train going down.
Both experience were amazingggggg!
We then watched a show featuring the sea lions and their dolphins. I've watched these kinds of show tons of times already but it just never fails to amaze me :)
As you can see the show was jam-packed! There are also some rides you can try out here at ocean park. What caught my attention was this thing called THE FLASH! and i swear i would never ride this thing unless you'll give me a million bucks if i do. Like seriously. this is 10x scarier than the usual roller-coasters.
As what i've told you earlier to get out of the summit, we took the express train going down. and no, you don't have to buy tickets anymore, cause in ocean park once you buy the tickets at the entrance, everything is ride all you can :)
The Giant Panda adventure is a chance to visit the habitat of the Pandas here in the Ocean Park. they said this part of the Ocean Park was the most expensive of all.
Once you get inside, the whole place is air conditioned. And noice is prohibited. Flash photography was also prohibited. Let me tell you these pandas are SPOILED :))) If i was to become an animal, i'd love to be a panda.
Awwwww. how cute is that!!! That's how a panda sleeps :3
I think this is a red panda, if i'm not mistaken hahaha And yes, they live together with the other pandas.
I actually took a video of this eating panda and it was so adorable, i watched it several times already! I'd probably upload the video once i finish all the blogging.
Right after that, we dropped by the Panda Souvenir shop and OMG it was filled with cute fluffy panda goodies. I seriously wanted to buy all of it if only it would fit in my luggage. But let me tell you the souvenirs are far from being considered cheap HAHAHA What i decided to get was something i could use everyday. So i picked out this cutie patootie panda coin purse and i believe this was around 40-60$. But it's too cute so i got it anyway!!
We were already very tired at that time and it was still about an hour before the final show so we stayed at this cafe, i forgot what it's called HAHAHA but the food was great!
Ocean Park was even more beautiful at nightime!
Goodbye Ocean Park!
It's been a long day...so we headed back to the hotel to rest and have energy because tomorrow's another longggggg day HAHA