Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ocean Park Hong Kong

I went to the Ocean Park this Monday (25/6) on my birthday, free of charge (hey, local residents only).  In the same period Ocean Park is celebrating it's 35th anniversary.  Being one of the world's most visited theme parks, Ocean Park has a completely new look after its recent rennovation in 2011.

Many come to the Park to see the giant pandas.  Let me tell you, they are always sleeping.  Don't expect to see them in motion as in promotion videos.  Of course, if you are lucky enough, you'll see a sleeping panda, or you'll simply see an empty cage.  In order not to let you down, you must have to see the Red Panda.  This active lovely creature is far more worth seeing.

Must See
The Grand Aquarium
Goldfish Treasures
Sea Jelly Spectacular

Must Do
Cable Car (long waiting line)
Ocean Express (minimum waiting, 5 min ride connecting low and highland of the Park)

Shows (approximately 20 minutes)
Whiskers Harbour (Seals)
Ocean Theatre (Dolphins)
Birds Theare

Getting There
Take bus 629 from Admiralty MTR

Adult: HK$280
Children: HK$140
Birthday (local resident only): FOC, half price for accompanying partner

Time Table
Open daily 10am. Opening hours and show time has seasonally changes. Make sure to pick up a guide map at the entrance.


  1. I didn't know you can get into Ocean Park for free on your birthday. What a great birthday present for yourself!
    Does this work for anyone who has a Hong Kong citizenship card?

  2. Yes, Hong Kong citizen only. The accompanying partner pays half price. If over 65, also free of charge. ALL APPLY TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ONLY.

  3. Thanks for the heads up about the Pandas - I'll bear that in mind as I was planning to visit the Ocean Park. I'm going to stay in a serviced apartment in Hong Kong in October, so I'm finding your blog very useful. Thank you :)