After nursing Little Boy’s high fever (it reached up to 39!) during our entire first night in HK, Dear Hubby and I decided to bring him to the doctor’s clinic the next morning making it the very first official destination of this trip. I was prepared for the worst: having my son confined and spend the rest of this holiday in a hospital. But just as how this trip sprang to me as a surprise, the doctor declared him fever-free and fit to walk around and Little Boy announced that he’s rrrreeeaady to rrrrummble!
We didn’t waste any more time and went straight to the OCEAN PARK as scheduled in our Sunday morning itinerary. Yes, this OC mom kept an itinerary hehehe 🙂 In my defense, I had to keep a schedule to make sure we’d go first to the “family places” before Dear Hubby starts working (which was the reason why we’re all here in the first place). I must say that today was the warmest weather we had the whole time we’re here, 23 degrees.
I read somewhere that China presented Hong Kong with two pandas during the turnover in 1997. The two pandas (we only saw one though) now reside in Ocean Park and are said to be much loved. If you visit in a warm day and the Pandas are relaxing in a cool 17 degrees Celsius, you know they must be revered. Imagine the air-conditioning bill they must generate! Now that truly is love.
OLD HONG KONG is the newest attraction (opened in March 2012) at the Ocean Park where HK in the 50’s-70’s is revisited and relived. Streets and scenes were recreated to give us an idea of how they lived back then. i.e. tong lau (old tenement buildings), vintage trams, rickshaws, clock tower and colonial police post. It also includes dai pai dong selling street food, and Kee Wah Bakery.
I was just so glad we survived our first day out, now we had to bring Little Boy back to the hotel for some rest. We’re avoiding a relapse… which could jeopardize my chance to see Mickey Mouse 🙂
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