Hong Kong has been the usual place outside the Philippines that most Filipinos visit. Even though it was already my third time travelling to Hong Kong, it still wow-ed me with all of its beauty and glory. I am more than thankful that during my latest visit in Hong Kong, some of my blogger friends and I were invited to venture Hong Kong’s famous Ocean Park. Since it was also my first time to go to the ocean-themed park, I could say that words could not encapsulate my experience touring the place.
Blue could be seen almost everywhere in the Ocean Park as it indeed embodied the under-the-sea theme. Adding to the realness of the experience is the huge water tanks where some of the fishes and sea creatures of the ocean are housed. From stingrays and sharks to adorable jellyfishes, I can really say that I had the legit Ocean Park experience as I had encountered a lot of sea creatures that it was as if I was actually exploring the deepest trenches and reefs of the ocean.
I also love how deluxe and child-friendly the entirety of the park was as Ocean Park caters to kids, adults, and especially, kids at heart. There are shows around the park that would definitely be enjoyed by both kids and adults as they are not only entertaining, but they are also educational. My personal favorites among the shows were the encounter with the dolphins, penguins, and seals. More than the admiration for the glowing jellyfishes in water tanks, the adorable penguins are also one of the best things I enjoyed because it is only seldom that I got to see them especially since I am based in a tropical country.
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The rides and attractions are also beyond amazing. I did not expect that a theme park could offer a lot more than the usual ferries wheels and roller coasters because Ocean Park had really incorporated the under-the-sea theme even in its rides and attractions. Aside from the usual ones, the Crazy Galleon, Raging River, and Hair Raiser are some of the ones I really love, and I am still looking forward to ride them again the next time I go to Ocean Park. Personally, I never say no to extreme rides, and the extreme rides were actually the ones I enjoyed a lot during our tour around Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Nothing would beat a thrilling ride to relieve stress and bring a lot of, literally, ups and downs in your stagnant life. Rides have always been the ones that remind me how life can be best enjoyed with the inevitable ups and downs and turns and whatnots.
( Dinner at Neptune’s Restaurant )
More than the whole place, one of the most important factors that are always on my list whenever I go to a place is the food the place got to offer. Mostly, the food served are seafood which makes the whole “sea experience” more vivid and enjoyable. Some of my personal favorites are the scallops and the seabass which were cooked to perfection. Aside from seafood, there are a lot of food to choose from around the place.
What I also love about Hong Kong’s Ocean Park is how they advocate for the conservation of nature and protection of wildlife. More than the joy it brings to park-goers, it also campaigns that we owe nature for everything we enjoy and need for survival. As one of the people who have been given the opportunity to influence others through various social media platforms, I believe that this advocacy must also be spread and shared, and it will always have a place in my heart and blog. It is what makes Ocean Park great because when you check Ocean Park’s website, you can also see how they raise awareness towards us preserving the nature. As climate change continues to intensify, we have the power and responsibility to act against it. This advocacy has topped the whole Hong Kong Ocean Park experience I had which made everything amazing.
Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will definitely be enjoyed by people who love to adore sea creatures but are too hesitant to go to the beach and not really a sea person. So if you love to stare at different sea creatures and ride ocean-themed attractions, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park is the theme park for you. Although the entirety of the Ocean Park is so huge that one day is not enough to tour all the spots, see all the shows, and enjoy all the rides, the key is to plan ahead and if you have limited time to go around the place, make sure to pick the places you think are the most interesting for you. The theme park is able to bring people the ocean adventure we usually see in videos and movies and the place make it come to life and bring out the best in all of its attractions and facilities. Hong Kong’s Ocean Park is built for both kids and adults and it taps into the adventurous side among all of us.
Personal Favorites in our tour : ( Penguins and Dolphins )
The tour made me realize a lot of things and enjoy life more. With all of the sea creatures I encountered in the Ocean Park, I have realized that there is more to the world than the picturesque structures I used to adore because the impeding devastation of the world’s marine biodiversity should really wake us up for us to act against it. The rides also made me realize how life is better enjoyed with ups and downs. Over-all, my experience with Hong Kong’s Ocean Park was wonderful and I cannot wait to come back again and try the ones which are still being constructed. The theme park is really worth the visit as it is not only there to entertain but also to educate and raise awareness, and these are more than enough to support and visit the Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
Thank you @HKOceanPark and Ogilvy Team
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Shots taken with #FujifilmXT20 with 16mm and 35mm lens