it’s such a nice feeling to walk through kowloon park in the morning. there’s flamingos to see, fresh air to breathe in, so many sights and sounds. kinda brightens up my day. haha.
day 3 – ocean park
took a direct bus to ocean park.
sidetrack a bit: to be honest, i quite prefer their public transport (aka MTR), despite all the locations being in traditional chinese. i like it because it’s so FAST. i can go from one island to another in 15 mins flat. back here, i could probably go from woodlands to sembawang and still be in the northern part of this tiny island after 10-15 mins. tsk tsk.
anyway, ocean park was just as exciting as disneyland. *sarcasm* i guess i really expected way too much. hmmm. and it cost 215 HKD (~$38) each lor!
so, it’s divided into 2 parts, the first being the exhibitions part and the other across the hill being the rides part. we went straight to the cable car, opting to start from the rides first.
yes it freaked me out. tsk. the rides were pretty limited; i think we only went on 2 of them, since my travel companion didn’t like rollercoasters and stuff. hmmm. first ride was this water ride thingy. we sat in this log-shaped boat, went on a short cruise along a ‘river’ and came splashing down the slope. first bad news – too steep. second bad news – no belts! they only had 2 poles at the sides for you to hold, so if your hands are too slippery or you happen to let go, you’ll go flying off. tsk. i don’t think it would pass the safety regulations in singapore. and third bad news – we went on it twice. -_-
next ride was the pirate ship. my first and last time on one. it wasn’t very big, but so so scary! my legs were practically shaking after the ride. hope nobody noticed. tsk.
there was this aviary too, but it was closed. so all we saw were flamingos.
hmm. the rest were mainly aquatic exhibitions.
we also went for the ‘apparently-very-famous’ performance. it had one sealion and 4 dolphin performers. hmmm. very boring, if compared to goldcoast seaworld, and a total waste of time. probably would entertain the little kids though. not much photos since phone battery was dying.
took the cable car ride back to the other side. we went to visit the giant pandas. they only had 3 enclosures and only one panda was out. the asian animals section had another panda enclosure with no pandas in it. they also have red pandas too. and an otter enclosure outside. hmmm. really horrible if compared to beijing zoo, but since this is ocean park and not a zoo, i guess i shouldn’t be too harsh on my comments. oh wells.
goldfish exhibition anyone? -_-
left after this since it closed at 5pm. went for spaghetti dinner.
the sauce was nice and creamy, but it had clams. and i would actually have preferred to try their local food and stuff, not international food like spaghetti. tsk. the hot lemon tea was nice though. 🙂
buys for today:
phew! one more HK post to go!