Ocean Park – Hong Kong – An Attraction You Don’t Want to Miss

Ocean Park is known to be the largest amusement park in the world. There are over 80 different fun activities and rides to enjoy, which is why it’s a must visit in Hong Kong. A lot of entertainment is in store for you in this one of a kind crossover between an amusement park, oceanarium and animal theme park!

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Where is it located?

Ocean Park is in Wong Chuk Hang, in the Southern District of Hong Kong.

How do you reach Ocean Park?

There are plenty of options you can resort to in terms of transportation. If you plan on travelling by car from your hotel, you’ll need to figure out the easiest route. To reach Ocean Park from any Mongkok hotel in Hong Kong, it’ll take you roughly 25-30 minutes. Getting to the park from Dorsett Hotels and Resorts, such as the one in Mongkok, will only take you 26 minutes. You can also opt for public transportation as it is well connected or the MTR.

When is the best time to visit?

If you aren’t a fan of big crowds, then it’s best to visit Ocean Park during offseason or during a weekday. Chinese public holidays may also affect the crowds at the park, so it’s best to double check with your hotel before you plan on making this trip.

What are the functioning hours?

On weekdays, the park opens at 10 AM to 7 PM, during weekdays it’s open from 10 AM to 9 PM. The best way to skip the queue is to get there as early as possible.

 

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Horse riding in Langkawi – An experience to cherish

Riding horses is undoubtedly a fun activity. There is no better feeling than feeling the wind in your face as you and your horse move on as one! Here are some facts about horse riding in Langkawi.

Horse Riding

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A Holiday with a difference

If you love horse riding, then that can be a top reason to visit beautiful Langkawi. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience to ride through mountainous terrains, lush rainforests that lead to mesmeric beaches. If you want to learn more about the local culture you can choose to ride through Langkawi while enjoying its exotic flora and fauna, picturesque landscapes, wildlife, and dense jungles.

Location

A good way to begin your horse-riding adventure will be to look into a favourable form of accommodation. Those who opt to stay at a hotel in Langkawi the likes of Berjaya Langkawi Resort will come across breathtaking and challenging riding trails to indulge in a memorable horse-riding experience.

Rides for inexperienced

If you are a first-time rider or simply inexperienced? No worries! You can enjoy a horseback riding with complete peace of mind since the horse is led by an expert who uses a lead rope. You can choose the jungle or beach for a fun ride because the guide will walk with you all along.

Jungle Ride

This is the most popular ride in Langkawi. Riding through Mount Mat Cincang and going up and down through the forest will enable you to witness different birds and amazing wildlife.

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Amazing tips for newbie scuba divers – Dive better, dive safer!

Are you a dive enthusiast? Be it an experienced diver or a novice, a real diver never stops learning and growing. Here are some valuable tips for honing your skills and having more fun beneath the cold waters.

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Location
The location plays an important role in a scuba excursion. For this consider the topography of the diving site, visibility under water, the depth, temperature of the water, condition of the water, and the marine life. If you’re holidaying in Praslin, there are plenty of resorts such as Berjaya Praslin Resort who have an experienced team of divers to help you with your first dive. After a dive trip, you can savour a scrumptious meal at a restaurant in Praslin.

Research
Once you’ve looked into these variables, you still need to do a research to choose the best location. The best way to do this is to seek professional advice from experienced divers. It’s always better to be accompanied by a professional dive operator on your very first dive.

Gear
The scuba diving gear should be chosen in accordance with water conditions. The wetsuit is bought or hired according to its thickness and the thickness depends on the water conditions. The colder the water, the thicker the suit!

Entering the water
This isn’t too complicated. You have to choose from only two options. You can either dive from a boat, or simply walk from the beach. If the boat is your choice, then you can either jump from the boat or roll back into the water.

 

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