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Old 02-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #1126
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Wow...so many foods look delicious. Thanks QQspot! Wife wana eat those fun-fun dim sum eg. rabbit?

OK, will bear in mind of the time and allow more time for airport.

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Old 03-03-2007, 12:28 PM   #1127
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Hi all,

Intending to go Hong Kong with my gf from 21st to 25th May for a 5D4N shopping trip.

Any recommendation of hotels where its location is good for shopping? And what is the average pricing I should look at for a 3*/4* hotel? Hong Kong Hotels are ex man...

What are some of the main shopping street/shopping centre to go? Currently in mind is Ladies Street, Temple Street, Fa Yuen Street, Sportswear Street.

Will be spending about 1 day to go Ocean Park and The Peak.

Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:39 PM   #1128
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btw, how bout SG atm card, can i use it to withdraw money in HK ??
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:18 PM   #1129
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[QUOTE=revenant]Hi all,

Intending to go Hong Kong with my gf from 21st to 25th May for a 5D4N shopping trip.

Any recommendation of hotels where its location is good for shopping? And what is the average pricing I should look at for a 3*/4* hotel? Hong Kong Hotels are ex man...

What are some of the main shopping street/shopping centre to go? Currently in mind is Ladies Street, Temple Street, Fa Yuen Street, Sportswear Street.

Will be spending about 1 day to go Ocean Park and The Peak.

Thanks.[/QUOTE

Shopping can go:

Langham place, Mongkok
Times Square, Causeway Bay
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:48 PM   #1130
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Hi all,

Intending to go Hong Kong with my gf from 21st to 25th May for a 5D4N shopping trip.

Any recommendation of hotels where its location is good for shopping? And what is the average pricing I should look at for a 3*/4* hotel? Hong Kong Hotels are ex man...

What are some of the main shopping street/shopping centre to go? Currently in mind is Ladies Street, Temple Street, Fa Yuen Street, Sportswear Street.

Will be spending about 1 day to go Ocean Park and The Peak.

Thanks.
My wife loves Royal Plaza. Grand Century is just next door - with Maxim & Cafe de Coral.
http://www.royalplaza.com.hk/
http://www.royalplaza.com.hk/images/location_small.jpg
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Old 05-03-2007, 03:24 AM   #1131
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Wow...so many foods look delicious. Thanks QQspot! Wife wana eat those fun-fun dim sum eg. rabbit?

OK, will bear in mind of the time and allow more time for airport.
You are the most welcome kenlonglow.
There will be no Rabbit Tim Sum, BUT you can found it at mainland, China.
There will be snakes, if you like to eat snake soup or roast pigeon/goose?

Most of the tourist go Hong Kong do not see the real Hong Kong lifestyle, but just go there for shopping/tourist spot. If you know, where to go and what to find and what to do. Much/tons of enjoyment will be on your hoilday.

For Tim Sum
Try not to go during lunch time will be crowded and very expansive.
Either go within morning or after lunch time (Around 2pm)...

If you are going to Hong Kong frequently, you may want to apply Hong Kong International Airport Frequent Visitor Card. This allow you to cut all the queues of the immigration at the Hong kong Airport.
Can be found here ---> http://www.hongkongairport.com/FVCRegWeb/fvc_form.jsp

bon voyage...
I hope all the answers, able to help you on your Hong Kong trip.

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Old 05-03-2007, 03:33 AM   #1132
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Any recommendation of hotels where its location is good for shopping? And what is the average pricing I should look at for a 3*/4* hotel? Hong Kong Hotels are ex man...
How about Studio apartment for you?

For Shopping in Hong Kong (Factory Outlets in Hong Kong)
http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1396039

Shopping Malls... (Added by s7460597 & QQspot )

Langham place, Mongkok
Times Square, Causeway Bay
City Gate, Tung Chung
Pacific Place, Admiralty
Causeway Bay Plaza 1 & 2, Causeway Bay, Causeway Bay
City Plaza, Taikoo MTR
Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong MTR

Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
SOGO,
Tsim Sha Tsui & Causeway Bay
Lane Crawford, Hong Kong (Wiki Lane Crawford)
Wing On Department Stores, Hong Kong
Sincere, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Shopping Festival

All About Shopping in Hong Kong
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/shop/index.jhtml

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Old 05-03-2007, 09:46 AM   #1133
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There will be no Rabbit Tim Sum, BUT you can found it at mainland, China.
I think kenloonglow meant the dim sum bun is shaped like a rabbit; not filled with rabbit's meat.
I believe the rabbit-like bun is promoted in some promo brochures as a "fun" dim sum for kids.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:36 AM   #1134
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Yeah, from the brochures (from Suntec HK tourism board), we found the dim-sum in the shape of rabbit (not rabbit meat ~ goosh). This trip is mostly my wife shopping+eating, not really into sight-seeing/scenary. Me more into IT gadgets/anime/comics.

Also looking for items for our new house. Those Feng shui statue for display + painting of 8 horse (find SG have the puzzle of 8 horses ard S$60 )

Flying off in few more days 1st time visit to HK, hope bring back good memory, wish me luck

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:24 PM   #1135
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Yeah, from the brochures (from Suntec HK tourism board), we found the dim-sum in the shape of rabbit (not rabbit meat ~ goosh). This trip is mostly my wife shopping+eating, not really into sight-seeing/scenary. Me more into IT gadgets/anime/comics.
If your wife is into food, do not miss Sweet Dynsasty Restaurant in Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. I've tried many restaurants in HK (some famous - Golden Baihiunia, Celestial Court, Maxim, Tai Woo, Tian Yi) but my favourite remains Sweet Dynasty. Visit at least 2-3 x per trip.

Bean Curd is miles better than the Rochor Bean Curd. Other dishes to try - Beef Hor Fun, Sweet Dynasty fried rice, porridge. Also have mango desserts but I am not a fan of mango so cannot comment. Sounds very common, but cooked to a very high standard.

No HK style cafe in Singapore comes close (all 3 along East Coast Road/Siglap sucks).

As for yourself, I suggest that you AVOID the computer centers in HK. Most are death traps with very narrow aisles (like a plane!) and choke full of cigarette smoke (not sure if the new smoking ban has any effect yet). Wonder what would happen if a fire breaks out.
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can someone provide some links for trips to hongkong? A cheap one. Or even details of which agency u book with
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Yeah, from the brochures (from Suntec HK tourism board), we found the dim-sum in the shape of rabbit (not rabbit meat ~ goosh).
dim-sum in the shape of rabbit, is common is Hong Kong but it will be those high ends restaurants ones... Mostly you can find them in Hotel restaurants...

Kenloonglow, hope you like Hong Kong. You might experience some culture shock in shopping & dinning areas in Hong Kong, for 1st timer.
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dim-sum in the shape of rabbit, is common is Hong Kong but it will be those high ends restaurants ones... Mostly you can find them in Hotel restaurants...

Kenloonglow, hope you like Hong Kong. You might experience some culture shock in shopping & dinning areas in Hong Kong, for 1st timer.
Mainly in the way hongkongers speak cantonese; quite different from the crude form we use over here. HK girls,rich or poor, also like to dress up very nicely. Even if not pretty, still look presentable with makeup and neat clothings.

Since your wife likes to shop, bring her to Trendyland (whic sells Hello Kitty & Disney gifts), especially the one in Cameron Road, near a big music shop called Tom Lee. When I was last there, the cashier was really eye candy that took away the drugdery of waiting for the wife and kids.

Service can be surprisingly good in HK; even the waiter in a el cheapo cafe was very polite.
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:48 PM   #1139
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Thanks for all suggestions. Written into my list

Can tell what time to eat less crowded (for bf,lunch,dinner) ?

So my trip will be
Day 1: Mongkok
Day 2: Tsim Sa Shui/Yau Ma Tei
Day 3: Central (look many things here, 1 day enough?)
Day 4: Wong Tai Sin
Day 5: Shem Sui Po (look not many things here, worth?)

Pss! pei sei to ask, but like to know...how much HK$ normally u guys bring?

Also, heard from frn taking pic of ppl performing on the street need to pay $$$, also some shop dun allow to take pic, any1 can explain more details

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Old 05-03-2007, 05:39 PM   #1140
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Thanks for all suggestions. Written into my list

Can tell what time to eat less crowded (for bf,lunch,dinner) ?

Pss! pei sei to ask, but like to know...how much HK$ normally u guys bring?
1) Hongkongers love their food as much as we do. So very difficult to give an answer.
I've been to Sweet Dynasty at 4pm and it was still crowded. Had to queue outside during dinner time at 8pm.

Also been there at 12MN (closes at 1am on Friday & Sat) and it was STILL crowded.

This place is raking in money I tell u. Was at the counter paying up when armed security escorts came to pick up the days collection. On a Thursay, the restaurant earned S$16+k (imagine the collection on a busy weekend).

2) Even the high end restaurants can be very crowded. Went to Celestial Court for dim sum on a Thursday afternoon - full house (luckily I had a reservation via e-mail). And this is place where dim sum can cost S$70-80/pax.

3) How much to bring depends on you. My wife and I shop a bit and eat a little high end sometimes (>S$100/pax) so about $3-5k for a 3 to 4 day trip, depending on whether we bring the kids or not. Usually don't use my credit card unless I buy something at Tom Lee, the music store.

4) If you go to a cafe eg cafe de coral and it is crowded, it is okay to wait at a table for the diners to finish but don't rush them. Spread your chances by getting your wife to stand at a separate table.
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