Monday, February 20, 2017

Hong Kong 2017 - Dorsett Tsuen Wan

Dorsett Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong is situated in the bustling Tsuen Wan district; it offers a convenient location for both business and leisure travellers with easy access to Hong Kong's major shopping and dining hubs like Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok. It takes only 30 minutes drive to the Hong Kong International Airport, AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong Kong Disneyland, while 8 minutes walk to the MTR Tai Wo Hau Station. A complimentary in-town two-way shuttle bus service and MTR Tsuen Wan Station facilitate you to a joyful experience of shopping and local delicacies at Tsuen Wan district!

Each room is equipped with a comprehensive and user friendly smartphone called Handy. Handy is a smartphone that comes with unlimited 3G mobile internet access, unlimited local and international calls to selected countries, comprehensive Hong Kong city guide and exclusive discounts and ticketing offers. This service is completely free of charge - rental-free and service-charge-free, which you can make local calls for free, and get real time exchange rates. Very convenient to use while shopping and on the go to confirm your reservations!

On top of that, all guestrooms are well equipped with complimentary in-room WiFi internet access. Wireless broadband internet access is also available in the lobby, Dorsett Café and Dorsett Lounge in case you just want to use the internet from you own mobile.

For social media heavy users like me, freeflow of WiFi is probably more important than freeflow of drinks!

Click here to find out more about Dorsett Tsuen Wan.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hong Kong 2017 - Discover Launtau Island with Ngong Ping 360

Ngong Ping 360 is striving to be the gateway to Lantau Island West and a leading tourist destination, providing a fully integrated sensory tourism experience for guests.

It is is a dynamic tourist experience that combines a stunning 5.7km cable car journey with an impressive cultural themed village and easy access to the Tian Tan Buddha statue, the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue.

The Ngong Ping Cable Car travels between the Tung Chung and Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminals. It is a visually spectacular 25-minute experience providing panoramic views of the Tian Tan Buddha statue, the flora and fauna of the beautiful North Lantau Country Park, Tung Chung Bay and the Hong Kong International Airport.

It is best if you travel with Ngong Ping 360’s glass bottom Crystal Cabins as it provides you with a soaring experience of walking on air while taking the 25-minute Crystal Cabin cable car journey to Ngong Ping Village.

Ngong Ping Village, adjacent to Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal, occupies a 1.5-hectare site and has been designed to reflect and maintain the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area. In addition to incorporating 3 themed attractions, Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha, the Village also boasts traditional Chinese architectural design features and a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.

One of my favourites were Motion 360 that shows is a different Lantau Island from new points of view as we soared in the sky and skimmed the waves through our 3D glasses. The eight-minute 5D movie showed stunning natural sceneries and abundant cultural heritage of Lantau Island with the senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and movement.

A day at Ngong Ping 360 would not be completed without a visit to the nearby Tian Tan Buddha statue and Po Lin Monastery.

Po Lin Monastery was established in 1906 with over one hundred year’s history. For the magnitude of its development, and for the serenity of its environment, ie South.”

The Tian Tan Buddha is the world's largest, seated, outdoor, bronze Big Buddha statue. Constructed from 202 bronze pieces, the statue weighs over 250 tonnes and soars 34 metres into the air.

Sitting atop 268 steps, the Tian Tan Buddha is positioned on a lotus throne, overlooking Ngong Ping Village and the Ngong Ping Plateau. It is a convenient, five-minute walk from Ngong Ping Village.

Ngong Ping 360 received the CILT Award 2013 – Enterprise Award presented by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) in 2014. It was also selected as one of the “Cable cars: 10 amazing rides around the world” in the same year by The Daily Telegraph in the UK and named as amongst “10 of the world’s most amazing cable car experiences” by in the USA in 2015. Ngong Ping 360 also won the “Certificate of Excellence 2015” from TripAdvisor.