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Old 04-05-2006, 03:49 PM   #31
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5th day: lantau island (optional)/ buy souvenir..haha..where??? dunno..any idea??? back sg
Might not have enough time to go Lantau on last day unless you like to rush.
Note: Will have to check out before you leave because there's no way you can go there and come back by 1 pm for checkout.

Of course it depends on your flight, but here's what I did on mine.
Wake up, shop in Kowloon, have lunch at Kamboat, check out at 1pm + leave luggage at bellhop's counter. Go to Golden Computer Ctr. Buy small items eg games cartridges. Shop at Pasar Malam surrounding the Ctr. Have afternoon tea at dessert stall. Collect luggage and await transport at 4.30pm onwards.

As for souvenir, you can buy it anywhere even at the airport so no rush.
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:05 PM   #32
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Anyone staying at disneyland hotels.

I manage to book one night at Hollywood for HK1000 before tax. Now this is cheaper than the HK1150 I was quoted for Royal Plaza for triple sharing. Hollywood doesn't care whether double or triple same price. Now I'm thinking maybe I should stay for another night inside disney since it is cheaper than city hotel.

But anyway, for those who has stayed in hk disneyland before, do you choose to stay the night before your park visit or stay on the night you visit the park. I spoke to the girl over the phone and she said most people check in the night before, enjoy the fire works first, then next day visit the park still can see fireworks.
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:15 PM   #33
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to all,

just returned from hk last nite...went there for 8d7n..took the SQ two to fly promo with is less than 400/pax incl taxes.but spent close to 2.5k which is mostly on clothes and bird nest

places to recomend

1) fa yuen street (spent 3 days there) which my gf bought lots of things there
2) langham place must take the escalator from the 4th to 8th and the 13th flr at nite which has a nice view of the building...
3) go to kwan tung mtr station which has a trendy shopping centre call apm
4) the sports wear street
5) the sai kong dessert shops - high class dessert shops - recomend for its nice mango dessert
6) xu lai san dessert - mostly can be found at mongkok..
7) espirt outlet stores - for all the cheap and nice espirt wear... spend 1k there
8) if there is the time can try to watch a movie there - watched election 2 there but price is abt S$12 there compare to S$9.50 here
9) for meal wise, the portions given are always quite huge, if u are a small eater can share with someone else

can only remember these at the moment , gotten to ask my gf wht else we did there then can update

enjoy ur stay at hk where u eat to shop and shop to eat non stop from 10am till 11pm (thats wht i did for the past 7days)
Hi ur SQ promotion still on for June holiday? Plan for a trip to Hong Kong. I heard there are also day tours at the airport can register but are these day tours at the airport worth the money? How much does the day tour costs?
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:25 PM   #34
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Hey Revolution,

HKTB @ Suntec is here:

9 Temasek Boulevard
#34-03 Suntec Tower Two
Singapore 038989
Tel: 6336 5800
Fax: 6336 5811
Anyone knows what is the opening hours? R there a lot of information about Hong Kong?
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:05 PM   #35
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Anyone staying at disneyland hotels.

I manage to book one night at Hollywood for HK1000 before tax. Now this is cheaper than the HK1150 I was quoted for Royal Plaza for triple sharing. Hollywood doesn't care whether double or triple same price. Now I'm thinking maybe I should stay for another night inside disney since it is cheaper than city hotel.

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HK150 is only about $30 dollars. Consider the convenience of getting to the shopping & entertainment districts in town which is about 25 to 30 min away by MTR (~1hr both ways).

Disneyland also doesn't offer much choices in breakfast (eat in hotel at hotel price or eat in Disneyland), so you've to starve till you get to a decent place to eat.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:20 PM   #36
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u've got a point there, especially about food.

my plan therefore is to stay 2 nights, the 2nd night also my last nite in hk, so next day, i can check out, leave the luggage with the hotel, go visit the big buddha, maybe taio, come back to hotel, check out, go airport. no going to city for my last day.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:05 PM   #37
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i think the big buddha is much nearer to the airport if u are staying in mongkok. u will be wasting quite some time on travelling back and forth...
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:18 PM   #38
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lowjk, the girl on the phone was telling me getting a park view room will enable us to watch the fire works from our room, but would just going down to the hotel compound be able to see the fireworks too?
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:31 PM   #39
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HongKong RAWKS!!! I love tt place

i went there for 2 weeks last october. Though I went there with a HK'er friend, I find there very small and easy to find way around. the train services are effecient and easy to use Spent around sgd$200 juz for transport for the 2weeks including ferry rides to Macau. The main thing I feel is their expensive transportation..

If you want tour guides, you can actually join tour groups OVER at HK itself! The cost are roughly SG$25-35 which includes bus rides to famous places and meals. Around 5-7 places IIRC. Much cheaper than compared to tour packages in singapore I guess? If you want to see more places, join more tour packages for different places everyday! The "personal" time given for each place we visit I feel is quite enough too. They will tell you where to gather on the particular day for the tour, usually near a MTR station. So it's quite safe and fuss free =)

HK disneyland tics can be bought online. When you go HK on the day itself, simply ride the MTR to disneyland Station. There's a auto machine to dispense admission tickets for if you bought the ticket online with credit card.

For shopping, Just do a research on all the shopping malls and shopping streets and let the MTR take you there! Spend any amount of time you like than be Their train services usually end quite late, over midnight unlike SMRT


I think it shouldn't be about which is cheaper if going on tour packages or self exploring cause the amount spent will be around the same too depending how you manage your money. It's more of the FUN and enjoyment you get! HK is really easy to get around as long as you have done your homework =))

Enjoy your trip man!!
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:35 PM   #40
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the tricky part is at HK Disneyland, how to make use of the LIMITED opening hours to get the best out of it

There are some guides to follow, like what rides to go first, what are the scedules of some events like the Street Parade that happens 1/2 times aday. Fireworks timings, get FAST PASS for rides while go for quick lunch... etc etc
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:50 PM   #41
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Thanks for your advise... actually is both scenery , culture and shopping in HK....

I stay in HK for 4 nites and 2 nites in Macau before flying back to SG from Macau...

Maybe , I shd only visit Lantau Island n Tai-O village.... the other 2 can give it a miss this time...

Nope not possible to cover 3 island all in a day.

Firstly, Lantau island is Big, BIGGER than Singapore itself. It is Link to Kowloon penesular by the Tsing Ma Bridge.
Theres not really much at lantau itself, except for the Giant Buddha and maybe...Tai O.

Lamma Island is a 45mins ferry ride from central pier, theres plenty of seafood there.
Also, HKers like to hike across the island and board the ferry from the other pier during weekends, maybe u want to do that too? Theres also some famous dessert stall there, forgot the name.

Cheung Chau is simply like pulau ubin, except pulau ubin is full of trees.. this is full of low rise buildings... nothing much to see even if u are into sightseeing.

Heres some tours and acttractions in this islands if u are interested in the other attractions in these islands: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/...a_138587.jhtml

Anyway, what would u really want to see from this islands?
The scenery? Culture? People? or just have some time away from shopping and shopping?
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:54 PM   #42
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lowjk, the girl on the phone was telling me getting a park view room will enable us to watch the fire works from our room, but would just going down to the hotel compound be able to see the fireworks too?
Sorry not familar with Disneyland Hollywood Hotel, as I stayed in the other hotel.

Probably would be able to see something but not as nice.
The best spot to see fireworks is still at the end of Main Street, where the fireworks light up and explode in a beautiful array of lights above and behind Cinderella's castle. And you get accompanying music as well.

BTW if you stay in the Disneyland Hotel Victorian Room and above, you get to go to a private lounge to watch the fireworks, and get served tea at the same time.
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:54 AM   #43
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who can help me????

should i go Macau if i'm going for a 5D4N trip??

should i go by agent or explore myself? coz there will be an extra S$150 charge if i request for one day trip to macau from the agent.

anyone who went there before can give me an idea of the schedule for this 5D4N trip? basically will be some sight-seeing coz first time to HK mar..hehe..then will not hang around in those shopping centre gua..coz Singapore also have lots shopping centre liao ler..and also EAT EAT EAT..hahaha..famous snacks and better if cheap lor..hahaa..

actually, my plan is like below:
1st day: reach HK and walk around hk island's famous spots
2nd day: walk around kowloon area
3rd day: Disney Land
4th day: Macau
5th day: lantau island (optional)/ buy souvenir..haha..where??? dunno..any idea??? back sg

help..help...help...so bad lar..the air freight now got NO promotion ler..sob sob..
i will be going tmr 6th till 10th May
my plane brings me directly to Macau :p
anyway i heard macua nothing much
one day is enuff
u go yourself will be much cheaper
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:56 AM   #44
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Hi,can i check with u hows the weather for HK now? im going fora 5d4n trip on 9thMay...
U have the add for thesportwear street? Thanks
:O see u there!
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:46 AM   #45
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i will be going tmr 6th till 10th May
my plane brings me directly to Macau :p
anyway i heard macua nothing much
one day is enuff
u go yourself will be much cheaper
u take tiger airways to macau? and then are u staying in macau or move to hk and then how u fly back?

i am thinking of travelling tiger air to macau, then return via hk using jetstar, but find lugging the luggage from macau to hk quite troublesome. still thinking.
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