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Old 19-06-2008, 03:42 PM   #3721
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oh i realised the guide books (those in chinese) are much cheaper in HK and TW. i regret not buying them when i was in TW last yr hee.
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Old 19-06-2008, 05:38 PM   #3722
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I just came back from Hong Kong last week. I went there for 1 week together with 4 friends so we thought that we could share a prepaid card there so we can all call home to Singapore at a cheap rate. We bought a prepaid card for HKD68 and it contains HKD76 value to use for calling. IDD rates to call back to Singapore is free and call time is charged at HKD0.25 per minute. Local calls are also charged at HKD0.25 per minute. The problem is, after 1 week of calling home by 4 people, we're still left with approximated HKD60 call value unused (I can't check the value now that I'm back). I think it's a really cheap way to call back to Singapore if you are staying for more than a few days. I'm looking to sell off this prepaid card cheap to someone who have better use for it than me, so if anyone is going to HK for a trip, please PM me to buy my prepaid card. Thanks!

*Prepaid card sold, thanks!

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Old 19-06-2008, 06:02 PM   #3723
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at least until now no rain at all even sky black black.
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Old 19-06-2008, 10:02 PM   #3724
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Hey guys I'm very keen to purchase a mac book in HK simply bcos its cheaper there Besides buying from Apple retail store are there any other place that might give a small discount.
Appreciate yr tots on this. Thks!
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Old 20-06-2008, 01:35 PM   #3725
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Hey guys I'm very keen to purchase a mac book in HK simply bcos its cheaper there Besides buying from Apple retail store are there any other place that might give a small discount.
Appreciate yr tots on this. Thks!
the main computer shop area is in sham shui po. Otherwise you can try the Mongkok computer centre or the shopping mall at causeway bay - top few floors(where toysrus is located).
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Old 20-06-2008, 01:36 PM   #3726
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I just came back from Hong Kong last week. I went there for 1 week together with 4 friends so we thought that we could share a prepaid card there so we can all call home to Singapore at a cheap rate. We bought a prepaid card for HKD68 and it contains HKD76 value to use for calling. IDD rates to call back to Singapore is free and call time is charged at HKD0.25 per minute. Local calls are also charged at HKD0.25 per minute. The problem is, after 1 week of calling home by 4 people, we're still left with approximated HKD60 call value unused (I can't check the value now that I'm back). I think it's a really cheap way to call back to Singapore if you are staying for more than a few days. I'm looking to sell off this prepaid card cheap to someone who have better use for it than me, so if anyone is going to HK for a trip, please PM me to buy my prepaid card. Thanks!

*Prepaid card sold, thanks!

I want to find out which "Brand" of prepaid card did you get? Cos my prepaid card cannot call back to Singapore.
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Old 20-06-2008, 01:37 PM   #3727
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i looked thru the website, there are 2 types of unlimited pass. what's the difference and which one is the best value? i'm staying at tst and might be travelling to hk and new territories.
I guess u mean the 1 Single journey and 2 Single journey pass?

MTR Mongkok to MTR Tung Chung station takes about how long on average?
if u are going to tung chung from mong kok, u can take the Tsuen Wan line (Red colour) till Lai King and transfer to the tung chung line. Shld take about 35 to 40 mins to tung chung.
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Old 20-06-2008, 02:11 PM   #3728
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I want to find out which "Brand" of prepaid card did you get? Cos my prepaid card cannot call back to Singapore.
The "Brand" of my card is PCCW.
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Old 20-06-2008, 07:58 PM   #3729
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the main computer shop area is in sham shui po. Otherwise you can try the Mongkok computer centre or the shopping mall at causeway bay - top few floors(where toysrus is located).
are the shops in sham shui po a reliable place to patronize?
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Old 21-06-2008, 01:16 AM   #3730
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are the shops in sham shui po a reliable place to patronize?
I personally thing it is ok. You need to do your market research first. Know the prices you want to pay. Hop from one shop to another to ask the price and freebies.

In fact, some of the shops there have other branches in Mongkok.
WHen I bought my laptop and I wanted to upgrade my RAM, they pulled a fast one on me telling me the RAM had no stock and wanted me to come back a few days later. But I insisted and they got someone to take the MTR to Mongkok to collect the RAM and they installed it right infront of me. I really appreciated it cos I wasn't willing to travel down again.
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Old 21-06-2008, 08:44 PM   #3731
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hmm... buy lappy in hk can bring back?
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Old 22-06-2008, 06:56 PM   #3732
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hmm... buy lappy in hk can bring back?
Can bring back, but do remember the price difference not that great (about 7% due to GST here) but most lappy warrenty cannot cover other countries. So if *touchwood* then troublesome.
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Old 22-06-2008, 07:05 PM   #3733
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anyone know the size for the cabin baggage?

i wonder if its worth to take budget air or the normal airlines too
as i plan togo offpeak
like jan 2009
esp the winter season

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Old 22-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #3734
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Can bring back, but do remember the price difference not that great (about 7% due to GST here) but most lappy warrenty cannot cover other countries. So if *touchwood* then troublesome.
depends wat brand/model u buy. I did comparison... Mac prices > 10% cheaper
hp stuffs also about 15%
best deal so far has to be sony a great $250 savings

but of course gotta buy those tat offer intl warranty
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Old 23-06-2008, 09:06 AM   #3735
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[QUOTE=CharmanderWong;30761164]I guess u mean the 1 Single journey and 2 Single journey pass?

yes, what's the difference
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