BUDGET CHEAT LIST
I just thought it was more helpful to share the budget here as this is the more interesting thing that people want to know- friends, readers and fans alike. I know you have seen my wife’s Facebook pics and it’s too much to see them again here
Plane fare (budget): SGD 1145.97 for three (we paid for two coming to HK, and since Yanna turned two while at trip, we paid three going out of HK)
Hotel (Kowloon area): SGD 166.25 per night
Typical meal: Average SGD 6.00
Transport: Buy an Octopus card- SGD 25.00. You can use this in trains, buses and also in other establishments like restaurants. You can use it up for three days travelling in trains and buses.
—Price of Octopus Card (1 HK$= .16 SGD):
- Adult: Deposit $50 + Stored Value $100 = Price HK$150
- Child: Deposit $50 + Stored Value $20 = Price HK$70
- Senior: Deposit $50 + Stored Value $20 = Price HK$70
Places to go (the ones we went to):
—Disneyland: SGD 56 per adult
—Cable Car (round trip): SGD 26 per adult
—Other places we went to were public ones so there was no entrance fee or anything.
Most of the costs above are available online. You can check to verify. The meal on the average is based on what we had from the KFCs/low to mid-end local restaurants.
DISNEYLAND – December 27
It is wise to wake up early and get to Disneyland asap. But you may have to take your breakfast there. Well the Turkey and the Mickey pancake is not so bad for an experience.
Travelling with a toddler should take into consideration her nap breaks. Your itinerary should be flexible, loose and is open to just hanging around doing nothing. Of course, my daughter gets the priority every time.
While Yanna had fun, it was more a learning experience for her. At her age, she may not fully appreciate what’s the trip all about. However, we can see the glow in her eyes seeing the colorful characters, the animated houses and places, the Lion King show, and the rides- her response were new words she learned (by repeating what we said) when we told her about those things.
Waiting for 1.5 hour is not a joke! And who are we queuing up for? No, not the Pope, no- nothing to do with Glee, mmm not Charice and not Journey. It’s Mickey and Minnie! And guess what: Just a few more minutes before we did our shoot, Yanna had her chance to hug Minnie out of our official turn! How? The Disney couple had their 5 minute break (toilet?). On their way back, Yanna and I positioned ourselves near the opening where they would return to the pavilion for the shoot while my wife did the queueing. And on their way, Yanna ran to them for a hug and surely they could not resist this beautiful cute little girl! That could have been a perfect stolen shot of all! Oh well, I still love to tell this story as my remembrance. In the end we had our turn. Yanna had her own solo pose with Mickey and Minnie for her birthday.