Happy New Year @ HK Day 2

Okie, its time to resume on the blogging of the HK trip although its like more than 1 month ago. But well…
The first of the installment is over here.

Milk in Bed
Milk in Bed

Although we had complimentary hotel breakfast, we didn’t go for it on our first morning in Hong Kong. Instead, the kids had milk while they laze in bed and we got my SIL to pack some local fare for us.

Cen Tan Gong Zai Mien
Cen Tan Gong Zai Mien

As you can guess it, its Luncheon meat with egg in Nissin Instant noodle! Actually a little over for breakfast. But not to be miss in Hong Kong right?

Happy Boy and Pork Bun
Happy Boy and his GuGu

My SIL bought Pork Bun for herself. But the pork went to my boy while she ate the bun.

Finally, after all the getting ready, we make our way to Disneyland!

Disneyland Parade
Disneyland Parade

When we reach, the first parade was about to start. So we decide to get a good view and wait instead of exploring around first. The boy was so happy to see all the cartoon characters appearing in front of him. Disneyland is really the dream of all kids.

Loi @ Disneyland
Loi @ Disneyland

The weather was really cold that day. You see the girl all wrapped out. Too bad Loi is too young to enjoy any ride in Disneyland. Nonetheless, she still watch in fascination during the parade and when we took the train around the park. But soon she fell asleep in the nice cool weather.

The boy manage to go on a ride on the “orbitron” and “Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters” in “Tomorrowland”. I was quite surprise he actually came out with a score in the Astro Blasters. But alas, his nap time came and he fell asleep in the stroller, while the adults went to have more exciting rides.

Alfresco Drinking
Alfresco Drinking

And that is the boy after he woke up from his nap and having his milk by the Jungle River Cruise. And that was another ride he took. Till date, he can still recall what he sees during the cruise.

After the cruise, the boy also manage to catch “The Golden Mickey” show and took a ride on the “Cinderella Carousel”, “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” and the  “Mad Hatter Tea Cups”. We were initially reluctant to let him ride on the Tea Cup as he just had dinner we were afraid he would puke. But the boy insist and insist. Even after we brought him to somewhere else, take other rides, he still insist on going into the teacup. We had no choice but to relent and he had a really fun time. Coming out of the tea cup all smiles.

Of course, we ended the day with the fireworks by the castle and an hour long of shopping for souvenirs at the shops.

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Its a pity because of their young age, they couldn’t really enjoy the place to the max. But the smiles on their face and eyes lighting up when they see their favorite characters are still valuable. We will probably bring them back again when they are much older and taking care of them is easier. Till then, Disneyland have to wait.

Happy New Year @ Hong Kong: Day 1

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!

Angry Bird @ Changi Airport
Angry Bird @ Changi Airport

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”.

In-Flight Entertainment
In-Flight Entertainment

For the boy, he happily “engaged” himself with the In-Flight entertainment. He was watching some Dr Seuss videos.

Infant Meal
Infant Meal

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.

Bassinet
Bassinet

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.

AEL
AEL

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.

Christmas @ IFC
Christmas @ IFC

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!

Lego Village @ Times Square
Lego Village @ Times Square
Lego Village @ Times Square
Lego Village @ Times Square

And finally we make our way for Supper at a Dai Pai Dong.

Dai Pai Dong
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.

Seafood
Seafood

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.

Big Sister
Big Sister

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!