Five Days at Hongkong and Macao

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English Conversation Extra Curricular Class has a special program to do every year. That’s studying abroad. This year, the English Conversation Extra Curricular Class’ students go to Hongkong and Macao to practice English and to learn the other country’s culture on 24 – 28 March, 2014.         16 students and Ms. Alfanti joined this program and it was arranged by Mr. Handoko, our tour leader. We had to be ready at school on March 23rd, at 7 p.m. to get the final preparation.

On Monday, March 24th at 1 a.m. we left Malang to Juanda Airport, Surabaya and arrived at about 3 a.m. We had to wait for about 30 minutes to do check in. It took for an hour as we had to do it one by one in line. After that we had to go to the next floor waiting for boarding. Finally at 6 a.m. we were called to go inside the Royal Brunai Airline. And at 6.30 a.m. the plane flew high in the sky to Brunai Darussalam. We had to transit at Brunai Darussalam to change with another Royal Brunai Airline to Hongkong.

At 01.40 p.m. we arrived at Hongkong International Airport. Mrs. Merry, our Hongkong local tour guide picked us up. Then we went to our hotel by a very clean big bus. Arriving at Panda Hotel, we got our room key and we got into our room. Thirty minutes to go, we had to be ready at the lobby. We planned to go to the Lady market. It was a traditional market. It sold many kinds of clothes, t-shirt, souvenirs, bags, and others. We could bargain in this market but the things they sold were not as good as a department store.

The second day, we went to visit Avenue of Stars, Tung Chung, Ngo Ping (cable car), and Victoria Peak. Tung Chung was a place at the top of the mountain. There was a big Budha temple. If you wanted to go there you might take a cable car from Ngo Ping and it took an hour to get there. If you were afraid to take a cable car, there was land transportation as well. Inside the cable car, we could enjoy very beautiful scenery from above.

Victoria Peak was very popular. The peak was located at the top of a tall tower and we could see Hong Kong view from it. Going to the top of the peak, we would see a lot of cheap souvenirs we can buy. And there was a candle statue of some popular artists and well known people around the world. We had to pay $240 HKD to enjoy the candle statue.

The third day, we visited Macao. It was very clean and everything was so beautiful. There were many interesting places we visited such as St. Paul, Senado Square, A-Ma Temple, and Bubble Show. The ruined of St. Paul is still popular nowadays. We could go inside the underground church and take some pictures. Along the way to the St. Paul there were many kinds of food stalls, branded things, and souvenirs shop.

The fourth day we visited Disneyland. We really excited to go to Disneyland.

There are seven main points we can visit, such as

  1. TOY STORY LAND includes some attractions:
  • Toy Soldier Parachute

Drop from the sky with the Toy Soldiers in a parachute training drill that thrills! Minimum height for this adventure is 81cm.

  • Slinky Dog Spin

Stinky Dog is ready for a run! Hop on as he chases his tail around and around.

  • RC Racer

Join RC for a thrilling, gravity defying race, speeding back and forth on a soaring U-shaped track. Minimum height for this adventure is 120cm.

  • Barrel of Fun

Meet and greet your favorite toys from the Toy Story movies at the bright blue barrel.

  • Restaurants and Refreshment
  1. MYSTIC POINT includes some attractions:
  • Mystic Manor

Board Lord Henry Mystic’s Magneto-Electric Carriage to view his amazing collection of art and antiquities from around the world.

  • Garden of Wonders

Be amazed by the archeological antiquities that create unbelievable illusions in this stately garden.

  • Restaurants and Refreshment
  1. GRIZZLY GULCH includes some attractions:
  • Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars

The wildest ride in the West! Grizzly bears send the mine cars racing out of the mountain, backward and forward, though the entire town of Grizzly Gulch. Minimum height for this adventure is 112 cm.

  • Geyser Gulch

Part of Grizzly Gulch was accidentally built on top of active geysers. Now it’s a great place for water play! Stop by and enjoy the fun of getting completely soaked.

  • Restaurants and Refreshment
  1. ADVENTURELAND includes some attractions:
  • Festival of the Lion King

Witness a colorful pageant of music and dance inspired by and celebrating Disney’s animated classic ‘The Lion King’

  • Rafts to Tarzan’s Treehouse

Cross the Rivers of Adventure for experiences and activities on Tarzan Island and Tarzan’s Treehouse.

  • Tarzan’s Treehouse

Climb to high adventure in the treetop home of Tarzan. Conduct experiments and play musical instruments in an interactive playhouse at the base of the tree.

  • Jungle River Cruise

Journey with your intrepid skipper along the mysterious Rivers of Adventure.

  • Liki Tikis

Sway to the beat of jungle rhythms pounded out these ‘leaky’ tiki poles

  • Restaurants and Refreshment
  1. MAIN STREET, U.S.A includes some attractions:
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad

Take a grant tour of Hong Kong Disneyland aboard an excursion-style train, featuring a stop in Fantasyland.

  • Main Street Vehicles

Cruise up or down Main Street U.S.A

  • Animation Academy

Learn to draw your favorite Disney characters.

  • Art of Animation

A celebration of Disney and Disney-Pixar animation, featuring the spinning Toy Story Zoetrope.

  • Restaurants and Refreshment
  1. FANTASYLAND includes some attractions:
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle

Walk through this magical portal into a timeless realm of enchantment.

  • Mickey’s Philhar Magic

Immerse in a magical 3-D adventure.

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Soar high aboard pachyderm.

  • Cinderella Carousel

Ride one of 60 graceful, prancing horses.

  • Fantasyland Train Station

Board the train at this stop for the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad.

  • Fantasy Gardens

Meet and take photos with Mickey Mouse, and your favorite Disney friends.

  • Mad Hatter Tea Cups

Go for spin at a most unconventional tea party.

  • It’s a Small World

Take a journey on the ‘happiest cruise that ever sailed’ as children of the world sing and dance to the song ‘it’s a small world’.

  • The Golden Mickeys

A musical celebration of Disney’s films and characters.

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Join Pooh for a story book journey through the Hundred Acre Wood.

  • Snow White Grotto

Make a wish in the Wishing Well of Walt Disney’s very first animated feature.

  • Restaurants and Refreshment

 

  1. TOMORROWLAND includes some attractions:
  • Space Mountain

Take a thrilling high-speed journey to the far reaches of the universe and back in this interstellar roller coaster.

  • Stitch Encounter

Talk and play games with mischievous Experiment 626 (otherwise known as Stitch) at the Space Traffic Control center. It’s never the same show twice.

  • Orbitron

Pilot your own flying saucer high above Tomorrowland.

  • UFO Zone

Experience close encounters of the cool kind with some water-squirting UFOs (Undeniably Fun Objects) in this interactive ply area.

  • Autopia

Drive into the future aboard electric cars that cruise along the highways of tomorrow.

  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Help Buzz Lightyear save the universe from the evil Emperor Zurg on this interactive adventure.

  • Restaurant Refreshment

Besides those things that we can do, at 08.00 p.m. there was a very beautiful and amazing fire work I’ve ever known.

The last day, we had to leave Hong Kong. We got up late because we were very tired and we were not in a hurry because we would leave Hong Kong at 11.00 a.m. We felt disappointed as we want to stay longer. Well may be next time I would go to Hong Kong with my family.

Arriving the Hong Kong International airport we did the check-in. After waiting for a few hours, we were boarding to Brunai Darussalam International airport to transit. And about 05.00 p.m. we arrived at Brunai Darussalam International airport. At 08.00 the plane boarded at about three hours. At 11.00 p.m. we arrived at Juanda International airport. We have finished our journey but we still want to have another new journey with my friends. Ms. Alfanti…..where will we go next year???

 

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