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Old 02-07-2006, 07:18 PM   #436
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abt octupus card

can it be brought at the airport? how much does it cost for 4 days ride?
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:12 PM   #437
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can it be brought at the airport? how much does it cost for 4 days ride?
Yes can get the octupus card from the airport, theres an airport express counter in the arrivals hall, price depending on weather u getting the tourist octupus or the normal octupus.

my suggestion (again) is that get the tourist if u taking airport express trains, and get the normal one if u taking cityflyer to ur hotel. Tourist octupus will include a complementery 3days(fixed) mrt ride.

Tourist: http://www.octopuscards.com/consumer...s/en/index.jsp
Normal: http://www.octopuscards.com/consumer...pe/en/loan.jsp

hope it helps =)

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Old 03-07-2006, 09:00 AM   #438
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Hello, anyone exchanged Hong Kong Dollar in the last week? Which is a better place to exchange? Town or in HDB estates? Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:42 AM   #439
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charmander, u really know a lot guess you are from there?

anyway, think need to buy the octopus card from the airport. cos the damn money changer gave me all 1000 notes. need to get smaller notes else those stalls will use the uv light and check my 1k notes for authenticity again. haha
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:28 AM   #440
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Hi strawwy,
wats yr comment on prudential. read bad reviews but very convenient to mrt. so cannot decide
I had great service from Prudential.. stayed there twice. Rooms are bigger compared with dorsett seaview and Majestic. Majestic's room looks abit older...
It's conveniently located with Jordon Mtr just right below.. and shopping malls within the building too..

Not sure y there are bad reviews on it.. hmmm.. on both times that i visited.. had no problems with checking-in, requesting for non-smoking floor and side by side rooms.. but seems like the price @ prudential seems to be getting more expensive... i used to book like hkd$600 per nite.. that was like in 2004.
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:56 PM   #441
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Yes can get the octupus card from the airport, theres an airport express counter in the arrivals hall, price depending on weather u getting the tourist octupus or the normal octupus.

my suggestion (again) is that get the tourist if u taking airport express trains, and get the normal one if u taking cityflyer to ur hotel. Tourist octupus will include a complementery 3days(fixed) mrt ride.

Tourist: http://www.octopuscards.com/consumer...s/en/index.jsp
Normal: http://www.octopuscards.com/consumer...pe/en/loan.jsp

hope it helps =)
thanks for the link dude.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:10 PM   #442
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thanks strawwy, will consider
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:41 AM   #443
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Also take note, you can top up your octupus card at many place including 7-11.
Is really good.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:12 PM   #444
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you can also buy some snack and newpaper from 7-11 using your octupus card
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:27 AM   #445
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Anyone knows of any hotel with triple sharing at a gd price? prefer to stay near mongkok. Going in August but no more promo for jetstarasia. Will there be any promo coming up?
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:18 AM   #446
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Wah. When did u book ur tickets? Quite pricy tho.. 383?!?
Yea. Too bad I wasn't leaving on the morning flight (I'm taking the afternoon). The morning flight was $59, The afternoon was $118. The evening return flight is $159.
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:53 AM   #447
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just got back from HK yesterday..geez..the weather was crazy...one minute the sun was blazing hot and scorching our backs..and the next minute..it was pouring. we were kinda lucky though..'cos we managed to catch the SAR celebrations and also some fireworks. however, kinda disappointed when it started to pour during the Symphony of Lights and everything was blurry. we were anticipating a lot of shopping but to our surprise..we were actually bored by the lack of uniqueness of the products as well as the high prices. so after 2 days of window shopping (without buying anything!)...we decided to give up and visited Lantau Island instead. Lantau Island was great...the big buddha oozed serenity..away from the hustle and bustle of the mad city life. We had the most wonderful vegetarian meal at the monastry for just HKG60/pax. The view from above was great, the air fresh and it was really windy..we felt 'cleansed'!

After the big buddha...we visited Tai O. interesting to see the traditional fishing villages...quite unspoilt from all the rapid developments on mainland HK. You see people leading simple lives...where the living condition though bad...but seems really idyllic. Lantau island is really huge...and we travelled from one place to another on aircon buses. We took a ferry one way and the MTR the other way just to experience different modes of travel.

Victoria Peak was great too. The first time i was there..it was morning and the view seemed less fantastic. but the night scene from up above was amazing..and v romantic! but we had to jostle our way to get a good view...'cos there were tonnes of tourists up there and everyone was fighting for a good spot to take photos and enjoy the view (& fireworks too).

we checked out SoHo in the day...we weren't really dressed for nightouts at Soho 'cos the only things in our backpacks were t-shirts, shorts and thongs (i mean the slippers not g-string!). we were expecting exorbitant prices but suprisingly...we got a hearty lunch set for only HKG70 which included a soup/appetiser, main course (steak/fish/chicken/pasta - take your pick), dessert and coffee/tea. i thought that was a fairly decent price...beer also seemed cheaper as compared to singapore. i'd say..cool/stylish eateries..and great place to people watch and chill.

it's amazing how hongkongers are so crazy about mangoes. coincidentally...i'm a great mango lover (but my poor friend hates it). it seemed to me that 75% of the dessert are mango-based?!!! my mango-hater friend was visibly upset...but boy, i had tough times trying to decide which mango dessert i want 'cos everything looked so yummilicious. best dessert that i've eaten there is from Hui Lau Shan...geez, they really know how to make their desserts!!! must try!

of course...we also checked out the famous sweet dynasty (great food but so-so desserts..a bit pricier), maxim, da bai dang etc. one restaurant which we just happened to chance upon while out food-searching late one night was Harbour Charm (no. 182 nathan road) - great porridge @ fairly decent prices!!

we stayed at the infamous chungking...we were expecting the worst but we realised all the scary tales were highly exaggerated. sure..there were lots of africans staying/hanging around the place but we didn't feel threatened 'cos those people were just like us..wanting a cheap place to stay in. our room (Li's Hostel) was very decent, clean with tv and ensuite (no window though). however, we were a tad worried about fire safety 'cos we actually witnessed a fire at a building just a couple blocks away from chungking. we realised the emergency exit stairways were narrow/dark and often obstructed by junks. but apart from that...we were quite comfortable in our little budget hostel.

for those of you heading out there in the coming week...my suggestion is to bring an umbrella...'cos i think downpours are expected later part of this week and probably next week too. in any case..you can use the umbrella for rain or shine! have fun exploring this interesting country of varied landscapes

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Old 05-07-2006, 12:12 PM   #448
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Airport to Kowloon take either cityflyer A21/A22, most likely will stop within 100m of ur hotel.
Cost: around HK$35 one way per person
Airport MTR(Airport express) to Kowloon station, with free shuttle direct to ur hotel lobby.
Cost: HK$90 one way per person
Taxi from Airport to Kownloon, direct to ur hotel lobby also...
Cost: around Hk$350 per cab

Decide for urself!
BTW... on the Cityflyer airport bus... There is a 50% discount on the way back... However the system do not work like Singapore. It will not automatically detect that it is return trip. There is a button that mentioned 50% return trip. Press tat before tapping ur optopus card... as for me, I notice the button after i tap the card... lugi HKD20.... anyway no choice liao...
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:32 PM   #449
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just got back from HK yesterday..geez..the weather was crazy...one minute the sun was blazing hot and scorching our backs..and the next minute..it was pouring. we were kinda lucky though..'cos we managed to catch the SAR celebrations and also some fireworks. however, kinda disappointed when it started to pour during the Symphony of Lights and everything was blurry. we were anticipating a lot of shopping but to our surprise..we were actually bored by the lack of uniqueness of the products as well as the high prices. so after 2 days of window shopping (without buying anything!)...we decided to give up and visited Lantau Island instead. Lantau Island was great...the big buddha oozed serenity..away from the hustle and bustle of the mad city life. We had the most wonderful vegetarian meal at the monastry for just HKG60/pax. The view from above was great, the air fresh and it was really windy..we felt 'cleansed'!

After the big buddha...we visited Tai O. interesting to see the traditional fishing villages...quite unspoilt from all the rapid developments on mainland HK. You see people leading simple lives...where the living condition though bad...but seems really idyllic. Lantau island is really huge...and we travelled from one place to another on aircon buses. We took a ferry one way and the MTR the other way just to experience different modes of travel.
Wao!! great!! I'll going HK in mid August..will also visit Lantau Island...U explore urself or thru agent??? coz i heard from others that it's not easy to explore in Lantau Island...is preferably to get an agent there for 1 day trip..Wat do u suggest since u just back from there????

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Old 05-07-2006, 01:10 PM   #450
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Wao!! great!! I'll going HK in mid August..will also visit Lantau Island...U explore urself or thru agent??? coz i heard from others that it's not easy to explore in Lantau Island...is preferably to get an agent there for 1 day trip..Wat do u suggest since u just back from there????

TQTQ!!
we explored on our own. actually..there are only a few key attractions in lantau...and all accessible by buses. so i think you are quite safe on your own.

there's a bus station at the ferry terminal as well as the MTR station. the bus routes are clearly stated (incl the bus fares)...so very unlikely to take the wrong bus.

we spend only half day at lantau. we took a fast ferry from central pier...then a direct bus to the big buddha. from the big buddha...we took a direct bus to Tai O. and from Tai O...we took a direct bus to the MTR station where we took a train back to TST. v easy. if going to disneyland...just need to change train at the next station.
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