Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Analysis of Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the top 10 busiest airports in the world, and possibly one of the best as well. Actually, this is the second time I am passing through Hong Kong International Airport, with the first time five years ago. The biggest change since then is the opening of Terminal 2. Thankfully, the changes do not include lost in service quality or increase in queue times.

I hope this blog post will help you enjoy the airport better, and maybe even decide where to make your transit!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Ocean Park Hong Kong Trip Report

The last time I visited Ocean Park Hong Kong was in 2010. At that time, a lot of things were under construction and I found the park somewhat lacking. When I came back in December 2015, the park was totally transformed! The landscaping had improved, there were more rides and even toilets could finally come close to USS standards. Honestly, I was not expecting such a dramatic transformation, and I was impressed by what the team at Ocean Park Hong Kong has done.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Report

Hong Kong Disneyland may be smaller than all other Disneyland parks, but it still one of the top 10 most popular theme parks in Asia. In fact, having visited multiple theme parks, some focusing on big roller coasters, others on marine life, I personally still think that Hong Kong Disneyland offers the best theme park experience. In this blog post, I will give you a little glimpse of this beautiful park and explain to you why I think Disney continues to dominate the theme park industry.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Happy Valley Shenzhen: China's own Fuji-Q?

Among China's big theme park brands, Happy Valley is most synonymous with big roller coasters. In fact, some of the leading Happy Valley parks have 7 or more roller coasters, and the variety is also quite impressive. As a mid-sized Happy Valley theme park, Happy Valley Shenzhen (深圳欢乐谷) nonetheless delivers a commendable roller coaster lineup and a variety of other attractions.

Happy Valley Shenzhen's entrance is marked by a small shopping and dining street that is home to popular brands like KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Knights Valley Shenzhen: Best View at any Theme Park

When most people think of theme parks, they think roller coasters, 3D shows and maybe the food. However, Knights Valley (大峡谷) at OCT East Resort (东部华侨城) in Shenzhen, China is much more than that. It has, by far, the most impressive views I have ever experienced at any theme park; the designers of Knights Valley really did an excellent job in showcasing the majesty of the natural landscape.

This is the view of the Hotels from Knights Valley Shenzhen!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

USS Christmas 2015: Santa's All Star Christmas

Every year, Universal Studios Singapore transforms itself into a winter wonderland. with beautiful decorations, Christmas themed shows and, of course, fireworks. 2015 is no exception. In conjunction with RWS 5th anniversary, the 2015 USS Christmas event is bigger, grander and more exciting than ever before. In fact, there are not 2, but 3 Christmas themed shows this year, and I must say that the quality of the shows have improved noticeably from 2014.

USS Christmas Santa's All Star Christmas 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

Enter the Supermodel - Canton Tower

At about 600 meters, Canton Tower is the tallest TV tower in China (yes, that's even taller than Taipei 101). However, what really sets this tower apart is it's distinct shape: the hour glass, or supermodel shape. More than just a TV tower, Canton Tower also includes several tourist attractions designed to make full use of the height and beauty of the building.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Chimelong Paradise: The Complete Experience

I will talk about my experience at Chimelong Paradise, a theme park in Guangzhou, China. I know many people think that roller coasters in China are rough, dangerous contraptions that are on the verge of collapse. The reality is much different. Chimelong Paradise, for instance, is a well rounded theme park with a good selection of world class Roller Coasters, an excellent kids area and some interesting flat and movie-based rides.

Chimelong Paradise is part of my 2015 Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong trip. I will continue to upload the other theme parks and attractions over the next few days.