Hong Kong Travel Guide


Welcome to our Hong Kong travel guide where we explore Hong Kong for 3 days and discover the bustling city packed of fun and adventures. We visit Hong Kong mainly because of its famous theme park-Hong Kong Disneyland, ever since when I was young I admire Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Snow White etc.  To have seen and watched them in person was a dream come true. Also apart from that, we wanted to experience Chinese culture which is rich in Hong Kong. So last September 2012 we flew to Hong Kong with high expectations.

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory that is formerly under British colony until July 2007 where its sovereignty was transferred to the Republic of China.  The country is located on the Southern part of China facing the South China Sea.

how to enter hong kong

Hong Kong National Flag with Lotus Leaf and Star

All foreign nationals must hold a passport valid for more than one (1) month and must meet to obtain an entry permit or visa, which depending on the nationality.  For visa requirements, you may visit the immigration website of Hong Kong. On the other hand, Philippine nationals entering Hong Kong must have a passport that has a validity for at least 6 months.  Hong Kong immigration will provide to stay of no more than 14 days.  Upon arrival, we noticed that the queue for immigration was long due to a number of visitors that came on that day.
The season in Hong Kong is mild, relatively dry winters, and hot, humid, and wet summers.  The recommended time to travel is from October to December where the weather is cold. During our visit which was during the month of September, the skies were cloudy and mild rainfall was experienced.

how to get there

Hong Kong Airport Terminal Directions
Tsim Sha Tsui Directions to Famous Touris Spots

It was early in the morning when we woke up and head to the airport. We arrived at Changi airport around 4:30 am since our scheduled departure was at 6:50 am.  We were able booked our 2-way ticket from Tiger Air-Scoot for two(2) person at S$392. It was a 3-hours and 50 minutes flight journey from Singapore. Aside from Scoot, other budget airlines include Jetstar Asia and Air Asia. The airlines have daily route schedule to Hong Kong.


Top View of Hong Bus Double Decker Top
Hong Kong Lai King Train Station
Red Bus Stop Button

Hong Kong is known for its reliable transportation, and what best way to get around the city of Hong Kong is to use their public transportation.  There are three (3) ways to explore the city;
A. Train-MTR (Mass Transit Railway)
B.Public Bus
C. Taxi

For us since we were not familiar with the places, the most efficient way to travel was by taking their train(MTR). So we purchased the Octopus card-a card that use to pay for the train and bus fare.  When we reach at Hong Kong international airport we went to purchase the Octopus card. The card worth is at HK$ 150, but the HK$ 100 is the deposit and remaining HK$ 50 is the usable amount for transportation. If you wish to return the card after you left Hong Kong, the HK$ 100 deposit will return in exchange of the card. The usual train fares start at HK$ 3 and it is calculated based on distance until your final destination.

Places we have been
"Welcome Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Entrance"

Hong Kong Disneyland 

Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Entrance Fee:  HK$619 (Adults) and (Children) HK$458
Opening Hours:  10:30am-8:00 pm (DAILY)

It is the famous theme park in Hong Kong, which is located on Lantau Island.   Also known for its Disney characters and fairy tales stories where fantasy becomes a reality.

How To Get There

If you are coming from Hong Kong airport ride train at Tung Chung station to Sunny Bay, and alight at Disneyland Resort.  On the other hand, if you are coming from Hong Kong island, ride the train to  the Sunny bay station and alight Hong Kong Disneyland resort station.

Citygate Outlets in Hong Kong

Citygate Outlet Mall 

20 Tat Tung Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Entrance Fee:  FREE
Opening Hours:  10:00am-10:00 pm (DAILY)

Citygate is a commercial the largest outlet mall in Hong Kong.  We went to McDonald and ate our lunch.  After which we roamed around the and noticed a number of people busy shopping.

How To Get There
If you are coming from Hong Kong airport, ride the bus S1 located at ground level.  Alternatively, if you are from Hong Kong, ride train and head to Tung Chung station,  this mall is just outside the station.

"Ocean Park Hong Kong Entrance"
"Ocean Park Rides Hong Kong"

Ocean Park

Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Entrance Fee: HK$ 438 (Adults); Children (aged 3-11) HK$ 219
Opening Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm ( Monday-Friday)
                               10:00am-9:00pm (Saturday-Sunday)

It is a marine and animal theme park that is suited for all ages. We get to experience the Ocean Theater where there is sea animal live show (dolphin, and walrus). We went to the polar north where we checked the panda village.  Outdoor rides like Hair Raiser, Arctic Blast, Crazy Galleon, and Raging River was also present in the park.

How To Get There
Ride the train and alight at Ocean Park station, and walk for about 10 minutes.

Welcome to Hong Kong Kowloon Park
Flamingos on Kowloon Park Hong Kong

Kowloon Park

Kowloon Park Sports Centre, Austin Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Entrance Fee:  FREE
Opening Hours: 5:00am-12am (DAILY)

Kowloon Park is a public park located in the around Tsim Sha Tsui district. This park is usually place for people who want to relax and be with in nature inside the hustle and bustle of city of Hong Kong. Inside the park has the amenities like children’s playground, bird sanctuary, pagoda and small pond where flamingo and swan can be seen.

How To Get There
There are two ways on how to access the park when you are coming from both Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui train station.
A. Jordan Train Station – Take the Exit C1/C2 and walk towards Nathan Road, then turn left on Austin Road, at approximately 3 minutes the main entrance of park can be seen.
B. Tsim Sha Tsui Train Station – Take the Exit A1 and walk towards the Haiphong Road, then turn right to get to the entrance of the park.

Bus Stop Signage to Peak Tram No. 15C
Hong Kong The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram

Central, Hong Kong
Tram Ride: Two-Way HK$ 99 (Adults); Children (aged 3-11) HK$ 47
Opening Hours: 7:00am-12am (DAILY)

To witness Hong Kong’s scenic landscape from the top, we rode the tram going to the upper level of Hong Kong Island. The Peak Tram is the world’s steepest funicular railway, carrying you on a seven-minute journey past Central’s skyscrapers to the rooftop of Hong Kong. We had enjoyed the panoramic view of the city and how lovely the scenic was. You can really feel the air on top and a quiet place to chill and relax overlooking its beauty.

How To Get There
There are two ways on how to reach the peak tram.
A. Central train station- Take the Exit G and walk your way towards the entrance of the the peak tram for about 10 minutes.
B. If you taking the Central Ferry, walk to the Exchange Square Public Minibus Terminus for about 8 minutes. Ride on bus 15C, that will terminates the entrance of the peak tram.  

Hand Print of Jackie Chan at Avenue of Stars

Avenue of Stars

 Hoi Bun Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Entrance Fee: FREE
Opening Hours: 24 hrs

It is the iconic landmarks in Hong Kong where famous Asian actor (Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee) and actress hand prints and replica are situated in the stretch along the Victoria Harbor. The Avenue of Stars is best visited at night when a symphony of lights and laser show will be witnessed for free.

How To Get There
The easiest way to access the Avenue of Stars is through Tsim Sha Tsui train station. Take the Exit L3 or E and then walk towards Nathan Road until you reach the crossing of Salisbury road, there take short walk until you reach the harbor promenade.

Local Foods we have eaten

"Black And White Milk Tea Hong Kong"
"Egg Omelette with Toast Bread Hong Kong Breakfast"
Wonton Noodle Soup with Chye
Hong Kong Fried Rice with Meat and Egg

The best way to get around Hong Kong is to use their public transportation MTR (Mass Transit Railway), Public Bus and Taxi. Since we were not familiar with the places, our most efficient way to travel was by taking the MTR. We purchased the Octopus card, a card that use to pay the fare for train and buses.  Octopus card worth is HK$ 150 and it is loaded with HK$ 50.  Usual fares start at HK$ 3 and are calculated based on distance until your final destination.

where we stay

"Old Building Hong Kong"
Shops in Hong Kong Tsim Tsa Tsui

Embassy Hotel
240-252 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok
Room Rate: HK$ 600/night

It was a two (2) night stay at the Embassy Hotel which was ideally located within Tsim Sha Tsui the entertainment center of Hong Kong, and minutes walk to the Harbor City.

Hong Kong Disneyland Castle Its a Small World

Upon visiting Hong Kong we observed its country’s largest skyscrapers,  buildings, harbor, and massive transportation. We considered Hong Kong as a modern city through its sophisticated and growing city lights. Hiking trails are also available for all outdoor enthusiast for people to visit. The country has all sorts of convenience especially food and accessibility. We observed that Hong Kong has many old streets and establishments amidst the city life, you can still see marks of the past and how abundant Hong Kong’s resources. We hope that you have enjoy as what we also are reading through on 3 Days Hong Kong travel guide.

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Hong Kong
Travel Guide and Itinerary
  • 06:50am Depart Singapore
                      Tiger Airways 2962
  • 10:40am  ETA Hong Kong
                      Hong Kong Airport
                      Immigration Clearance
  • 11:30am   Exchange Money
                     Purchase Octupus Card
  • 12:00pm Ride bus to CityGate
                     Bus No. 51
  • 12:30pm ETA CityGate Outlet
                     Lunch – MCdonalds
  • 01:30pm Ride Train
                     Head to HK Disneyland
                     Alight Tung Chung
  • 02:00pm ETA HK Disneyland
                      Entrance Fee:
  • 02:30pm Explore
  • 07:00pm Fireworks
  • 08:00pm Depart HK Disneyland
                       Head to Hotel
  • 09:00pm Dinner
                      Mong Kok-Night Market
  • 10:00pm ETA Hotel
                      Embassy Hotel
  • 10:30pm  Rest. Sleep
  • 07:00am Wake Up
  • 08:00am Breakfast
  • 09:00am Ride train
                      Alight Aberdeen station
                      Ocean Park
  • 10:05am Explore
                     Ocean Park
  • 12:30pm  Lunch
  • 04:30pm  Depart Ocean Park
                      Head to Peak Tram
  • 05:00pm  ETA Peak Tram
  • 05:30pm Explore Hong Kong
  • 07:00pm Head back to Central
  • 07:30pm Head to Hotel
  • 09:00pm Dinner
  • 10:30pm Rest & Sleep
  • 07:30am Wake Up
  • 08:45am Breakfast
  • 09:30am Walk to Kowloon Park
                      Head to Kownloon Pier
                      Avenue of the Stars
  • 10:15am Explore
                      Hongkong Harbour
  • 12:00pm Lunch Tsim Tsa Tsui
  • 01:30pm  Head to Hotel
                      Check Out
  • 02:00pm  Explore Hong Kong
  • 04:30pm ETA Tung Chung MRT
                      Shop CityGate
  • 06:40pm Ride bus to airport
  • 07:20pm ETA Airport
                      Check IN
  • 09:00pm Depart Hongkong
  • 12:30am ETA Singapore
  • 01:10am  Home

the gees travel

A wife and a mother of three toddlers | Previously working as customer service executive in a logistics supply chain | working at home mom. But in spite of this added responsibilities I still find time to travel and explore together with my family.

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