Although we told ourselves that we won’t be bringing the kids to travel (until they are much older) since our last trip to Taiwan in 2011 April, we still couldn’t resist the SIA sale and brought the whole family to Hong Kong for our count down to 2013. Our justification is that we should bring the boy to Disneyland before he is required to pay for his entrance ticket. Well, you know the excuses.
We left for Hong Kong on boxing day!
It was the Angry Bird Space theme over at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Too bad the boy was sleeping so he didn’t get to walk around and play with the Angry Bird “Space Shuttle”. Instead the girl had a fun time climbing up and down the stairs.
My main concern for the trip is the plane ride. I’m very afraid that the kids will fuss throughout the 3.5 hours. But luckily, they were quite “well behaved”.
For the boy, he happily “engaged” himself with the In-Flight entertainment. He was watching some Dr Seuss videos.
For the girl, its a little tougher. She couldn’t sleep very well, although its her nap time. And I can only resort to feeding her to help keep her quiet. I played some video on the In-Flight entertainment for her too. And its a blessing that our SIL manage to travel in the same flight as us, so she also helped us out in taking care of the kids.
We were quite fortunate to get the bassinet seat. The boy was obviously too big for the bassinet although his weight was below the maximum allowed. In fact, the bassinet seems a little small for our 14 month old girl too. She could hardly straighten her legs. On a note, actually I find that the bassinet wasn’t really useful. Maybe because Loi is a light sleeper. I manage to make her sleep soon after we took off and place her inside the bassinet. However, soon the seat belt sign was on and I was asked to carry her out of the bassinet. And this woke her up and she refuse to go back to sleep after that.
Even on our way back to Singapore, she also couldn’t sleep well in the bassinet as she can’t really turn. I think these bassinets are good for really small babies who can’t really flip. Otherwise, I don’t really find it useful.
After we reach, we collected our Hong Kong phone from Handy and proceed to the AEL. The girl was too tired from the plane ride that she fell asleep almost immediately when we place her in the stroller.
After we got down at Hong Kong station, we went up to IFC mall to for a quick check out of their Christmas deco. I must say the deco is really pretty and its indoor.
After checking into the hotel, we proceed to Times Square to visit the Lego village!
And finally we make our way for Supper at a Dai Pai Dong.
We were so hungry and the seafood was so yummy that I didn’t manage to take photos until we polish most of the them off the plate.
This is the first time I’m eating at a Dai Pai Dong. I never knew where they were the last few times I went to Hong Kong. Thanks to my SIL boyfriend, I finally get to try one. Its very much like our Zi Char stall, but its nice to try out something so local.
The only down side? They don’t have baby chair. So we need to stack like 3 chairs in order to prop the girl to the correct height. But I like how she seats on it like some Big Sister.
That marks the end of our first day in Hong Kong!