Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Macau - Holiday Inn, Shrekfast! Cotai Waterjet back to Hong Kong

One highlight for the kids was the Shrekfast, a Dreamworkz themed breakfast, available at Holiday Inn, Cotai Strip.

We didn't really know what to expect, but since this room rate came with 2 Shrekfast tickets, we bought two more for the kids and tried it out on the morning of our departure.

The buffet spread, laid out at the sides of a ballroom, was decent.  There was a mixture of standard Western (egg station) and Asian cuisine (including porridge, noodles and some Dim Sum selection). Definitely enough to eat for a good breakfast.

Of course, the highlight of Shrekfast was NOT the breakfast.  It was a chance to see the Dreamworkz characters and take photos with them.  The good thing was that we saw a lot more than Shrek and gang.  We also got 'Move It, Move It' (Alex, Penguins), Po the Panda and Dragon. There were more than 10 characters to take photos with. The place was usually very crowded during the weekends. Fortunately we were there during a weekday and it was almost three-quarters empty.

Check out the video below.

After breakfast, it was time to pack up, check out and make our way back to Hong Kong.  Yeah, our trip was really short, and we didn't even make it to the old town, Macau.  Anyway, that's fine.  This was just to get a taste of Macau and we had spent all our time in the Cotai Strip as well as Macau Galaxy.

To get back to Hong Kong, we took the complimentary shuttle from outside the Holiday Inn to the Taipa Ferry Terminal (different ferry terminal from the one we arrived), and took the Cotai Waterjet (Blue in colour) back to Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal (which is on Hong Kong island). See the video.

So, from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, we found our way to the Airport and stayed at the Regal Airport Hotel for a night, as we were going to catch a flight early next morning.  Here is a video of our experience at the Regal Airport Hotel Family Room.

We had a very interesting experience flying home on Scoot, because the flight was severely delayed. Check out my blog post of that experience.

Thanks for reading!

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