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Taking homeschooling to Hong Kong! Part 4

Taking homeschooling to Hong Kong! Part 4

Part 4 of our Hong Kong trip and you may think that we are finally going to Hong Kong Disney. Gee… in actual fact I didn’t plan Disney into our itinerary. Gor gor did asked if we are going Disney and I said no with the reason that we’ll go when both he and his little sister are older, his reply was just “Ok!”. Whew!! Luckily he didn’t create a storm out of it and I didn’t see any upset-ness in him. Double “whew”!

We had a marvellous breakfast today at Jasmine Garden located at Level 3 Langham Place. Hong Kong is famous for their dim sum and this place serves really good variety of them. The best part of it is the chefs use vitamin- E rich, cholesterol-free rice bran oil, and no MSG is added in the process of preparing the food. It’s a Cantonese restaurant and if you are Cantonese food fanatic, you will definitely love this.
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After filling our tum tum, is time for our adventure. We went to Stanley Market which is located at the southern part of Hong Kong island. This cosy little place is very different from other parts of Hong Kong. To me, the shopping area is like Chatuchak Market in Bangkok (where Stanley Market is a much smaller scale than Chatuchak Market) and the food area is like Boat Quay or Clarke Quay in Singapore. Able to picture that out?
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Boat Quay or Clarke Quay lookalike?

When we reached, there was actually a roadshow and they were giving out free ice-cream! Is not just a teaspoon of ice-cream but the whole cone. Smarties were excited!
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If you noticed, it wasn’t sunny even though it was a mid afternoon and truly enough, it started raining. We ran to the shops to take shelter and also for some retail therapy. Couldn’t take pictures then as I was trying to hold on to the little ones and trying to walk steadily to avoid slipping.

Time passed really fast and is time to head off to The Peak before it starts to get dark. While waiting to get the tickets at The Peak, the smarties had a little exploration time around the area and they spotted a sloooow moving snail. Guess what they said. “Mum, look!!! It’s a Hong Kong snail!”
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Here we were at the Sky Terrace, enjoying the view. Eh…. actually it was pretty crowded and we saw many heads instead. It was a little foggy too. No, is not haze, is just a fog…
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We were each given an interactive touch screen audio tour with earphone which gives you a general introduction on Hong Kong. The smarties were listening to it attentively and playing with it.
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Daddy couldn’t put on his earphone as mei mei wanted to be carried in order to see the scenery instead of people’s legs. She didn’t forget to help daddy to put it on though.
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There is a “Say I Love You at The Peak” Wishing Corner where people can express their love on a wishing card and hang it on a giant heart. We didn’t write anything on the wishing card but took turns to take picture with the big heart instead.
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We spotted some people leaving and we went to “take over” the place and stayed for a while more before we leave. Finally we managed to take some nice shots of the bustling shimmering city and enjoying the nice breeze while we were at the “top”.
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It’s dinner time, we had our dinner at the famous Mak’s Noodle at Victoria Peak. Their serving of the noodle was pretty small but the soup was really good. The texture of the noodle was really springy. The wonton has just the right amount of ingredients in it and the taste was perfect. If you are a big eater, bet you need to eat up to 3 bowls of the wonton noodle.
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No, he’s not upset. He was really focusing on his bowl of noodle.
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Mei mei and her favourite vegetables.

We took the peak tram back to the lower terminus. The night scenery along the way was amazing and also enjoying the Peak Tram illusion where you view the buildings as falling towards The Peak. Smarties thought there were all slanted and not straight up.

Today we had added a little more history and culture lessons to the smarties. We had fun learning together!

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