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A memorable holiday-travel to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Sunset
A memorable holiday
From the window seat of the aircraft, the city of Hong Kong came into view. Skyscrapers crowded the city up to the coastline. It was indeed a concrete jungle. We were welcome by our tourist guide at the dobby. She took us to the hotel to have a whole day’s rest after the long flight from Penang. “This tour will certainly turn out to be a wonderful trip for my whole family,” I thought happily.
During our seven day visit to Hong Kong, we were brought to several fascinating places. The Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island was so refreshingly cool that we seemed to be in a fantasy world. It is really an ideal place for the locals who wish to avoid the bustling city. From the peak, we had a bird’s eye view of the city and also the busy harbor of Hong Kong. The high rise buildings were so crowded that they seemed to be leaning one against another. The deep Water Bay with the golden sand glittered in the sun and seemed to be leaning one against another. The Deep Water Bay with the golden sand glittered in the sun and the sea of deep blue lapping against it is the only beach in Hong Kong which offers a wonderful sea view.
At night, we went sightseeing around the brightly lit city. One thing which impressed me was the friendliness and politeness shown by the people there who were said to be rude one time ago. This made our tour even more satisfying.
On the last day of the tour, we visited Hong Kong Marine Park which could be considered the climax of the tour. The park was a must for every tourist there. The whole park is built on a hill slope covering a large area. There are flights of escalators giving access to the main recreation centre. There are six flights of them altogether and they are said to be the longest in the world. There is a mini bird park enclosed by nets on the other side of the slope. As we neared the recreation centre, we could already hear the humming of the large crowd ahead. At the marine life museum, we could see all kinds of fishes swimming freely in their aquariums. In the centre of the museum we saw a huge pond surrounded by glass walls. The glass walls enabled us to see clearly all the marine life including small sharks which were reared in the pond. The part I enjoyed most was the animal show time. Sea lions dolphins and even a baby whale showed off their skills by playing with balls and loops. Sometimes, their humorous acts caused laughter among the spectators.
After roaming the recreation center for about one hour, we took the cable car which brought us to the other side of the park. The trip in the cable car was a thrilling one. Beneath us was a sheer drop of slope leading to the sea. The other side of the park was Swim World. Children and adults splashed happily in the swimming pools. We headed towards the exit at last with contented hearts.
Even as we reached Penang later that day, our minds were still full of all the sweet memories of visit. It was indeed a great experience for me as well as my family.