Family Travel: Child-Friendly Hong Kong
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Places to Visit
The Central District, Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon), The Peak, Ngong Ping 360 to Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Tai O village, Stanley Market, Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, a trip on Star Ferry. For a day trip, venture out to nearby Macau, which is slowly gaining its reputation as the playground of the East.
Baby Shopping and Emergency Needs
You can pretty much find all the day-to-day necessities in HK for your baby, and there are enough pharmacy and convenience stores for emergency needs. This is one of the benefits of being such a compact city.
In summary, like most things in life, a lot of it depends on your attitude. If you are determined to make sure your child is active, interacts with a diverse set of people, and experiences different things, then Hong Kong, like other "world" cities, is as child-friendly or unfriendly as you allow it to be.
Founder Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan scoured the net to seek out information on diapers in Japan, driving routes in New Zealand, and child-friendly accommodations in Madrid and found...nothing. Enter Momaboard. Kaamna started writing the blog Momaboard in 2009 to share her experiences with other parents. In January 2011, it was expanded into the website and social network it is now, so like-minded parents could connect. Momaboard today offers international city guides to places from New Zealand to New Delhi, in addition to practical resources such as The Directory of Airline Policies for Children, and general travel tips such as Baby-Proofing Your Hotel Room. Find Momaboard at www.momaboard.com, at www.facebook.com/momaboard and @momaboard (on Twitter).
Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan is the founder and CEO of Momaboard.com, a global community of traveling parents. Her son Karam went on his first flight at four months. By the time he was a year old he had been to six countries, and by the age of two, 12 countries. Kaamna firmly believes that it's never too early to travel with your children, and that early exposure to the sights and sounds of the world creates enlightened, aware adults, something we need a lot more of.