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Hong kong or Bali?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:39 AM
I am looking at booking a holiday for Sept Hols for myself and my DD (3). I took her to balI last yr and had a ball and pretty cheap. Have a friend going in sept and wants us to join them.
I've been thinking of taking DD to Hong Kong since start full time work this year. I want to take her to Disneyland. It would be more expensive and prob less days and just the two of us. I don't mind traveling solo (+1) and have done it a few times.
Not sure which to choose. Any experiences of hong kong with young children would be great and thoughts on the disney resort and also things to do in the city.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:50 PM
We are stopping in Hong Kong on the way back from Europe for two days purely for Disneyland.
If you've been to Bali, I would try for Hong Kong to do something different.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:27 PM
We recently took Miss 3 and Miss 5 to Hong Kong, and we loved it. We did 5 days in the city, and 3 at Disneyland. Perfect holiday, would definitely recommend, especially over Bali.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:30 PM
I would go to Hong Kong if you have already been to Bali. There is heaps to do in HK, granted we were there pre-kids
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:49 PM
I'm thinking Hong Kong will be the go. I think the price just surprised me but I think I will always getting that traveling as a single parent.
I have asked my agent for a price if I extend it 2/3 days. Would def give me something to look forward to.
Love suggestion of things to do in hong kong
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:24 AM
We lived in HK whilst I was on maternity leave with DD2 and go there once or twice a year. It is a fantastic place to go with kids. The shopping is great, you can head to Time Square, Ocean Terminal for the high end stuff or try the many markets for bargins. The ladies market in Mongok might appeal to you and your daughter. Take a day trip by bus to Stanley, its a beuatiful colonial town on the coast and the scenary is quite nice as you travel on the bus. There are also good markets there and a fabulous shoe shop with a middle eastern sounding name which I have completley forgotten.
In terms of Disneyland 2 dasy should be enough, stay at the Disney hotel and book into the character breakfast, lots of fun for the little ones. If you can, go on a weekday so there will much less crowds. Also try and avoid going in their summer, unless you like humidity. Bring your swimmers to the hotle as they have some really nice pools. they also do a lovely high tea in the aftrenoon if you need a break from the park.
To get around buy an octopus card for you and you DD (they might still have the watches for kids). Its a travel card that you top up with money at machines at each station and can be used on all the public transport to get around. You can also use at convenience store for small purchases. HK like most other Asian cities has great public transport.
Ocean Park is also a great day out if your little one likes rides.
The food is great and you will find a huge variety of street vendors and small markets. We have never picked up any tummy bugs whilst there.
We also normally saty on the Kowloon side but that is just our personal preference. Have a great time!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:52 PM
Vietnam Airlines have just released sale fares to Hong Kong. I'm not sure where you are, but from Sydney it is approx $650 including tax.
The travel period is from 8 Jul - 20 Sept.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:09 PM
Il be flying from Melb and can only travel in the school holidays. Singapore have some good prices at the mo apparently. I wish I could flay at the cheaper times but oh well at least I get time off.
Thanks heaps for the info IVL I think you have finalized my decision that I want to go. So at the mo thinking 3night/2days at Disney and not sure if I want 5 or 6 in the city.
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