HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

HoNg KoNg TrIp...Hooray!!~~

Like Tree15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2006, 12:52 PM   #841
Senior Member
 
NottingHill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 653
Alrighty! Thanks for the info!
No problemo.... enjoy your trip and take care ya.....

cheers....
__________________
Rolex TT Submariner Date Blue Dial (Ref#116613LB)
Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller (Ref#116660)
NottingHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 10:04 AM   #842
High Supremacy Member
 
tt32003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 35,190
Anyone tried Ngong Ping 360 yet ?
Worth the money ?
Long queue ?
Saw the introduction and seems some people will have to stand for the ride for 20-25 min each way.
tt32003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 12:18 PM   #843
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 5,458
Anyone tried Ngong Ping 360 yet ?
Worth the money ?
Long queue ?
Saw the introduction and seems some people will have to stand for the ride for 20-25 min each way.
Doesn't seem too bad.
Had to wait 40 min for Peak Tram on a Friday nite.
Likewise, 50 min wait for Winnie the Pooh ride (my kids wanted it, not me )
lowjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #844
Member
 
dekko25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 354
Which airline ?
United Airlines.

Hi there...I'm also staying there... but I'll be there from 20 dec to 25 dec. They (the hotel) offered me HK750 (about S$152) nett per night for a double room except christmas night (HK850 nett). Then when I went around to source for airline and realise it will cost quite abit.

Then last sat at NATAS, I managed to get a package, flying via UA @ $816 per pax for the 6 days 5 nights.

Actually I was there at Stanford last yr and really like the location. But we were given a room with faulty heater and no bathtub. Hence before we checked out last yr, I left feedback for them. They replied via snail mail, dated the very next day and I was very impressed. Hence this year, I wrote to them saying that I'll be back (either booking the rooms directly with them or through an F&E package).

Requested for a double room with bathtub. Guess what, they offerred me a king bedded room with bathtub.... yeah....

Looking forward to my trip now....

Cheers.....
Hmm....you approached the hotel via email? Thought my price was already a good bargain..,yours better.

The package of 816 @ Natas was F&E with accom right? How come so ex leh... Wouldnt it be better if you book separately..since you already got good lobang for your hotel stay.
__________________
You only live once.
dekko25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 05:51 PM   #845
Member
 
dekko25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 354
Anyway NottingHill, any suggestion on the stuff you could do over there at night near the hotel other than movies.... the shops there open till quite late?
__________________
You only live once.
dekko25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 10:32 PM   #846
High Supremacy Member
 
tt32003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 35,190
Read somewhere that there is a free airport transfer to hotels.
Is it to all major hotels or have to make arrangement with the hotels ?
But must wait a long time right ?
tt32003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 12:51 AM   #847
Senior Member
 
NottingHill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 653
United Airlines.



Hmm....you approached the hotel via email? Thought my price was already a good bargain..,yours better.

The package of 816 @ Natas was F&E with accom right? How come so ex leh... Wouldnt it be better if you book separately..since you already got good lobang for your hotel stay.
hi dekko25.... the package $816 per pax includes airfare and hotel with airport transfer...

although i was offerred the special rate from the hotel, after calculation, the hotel room charges for 5 nights comes up to about HK$3850... about S$785.... and then add the air tickets (not the budget airlines) for two, it will definitely cost more than S$1632..... anyway I thought the price is ok with me, as I paid about $700 plus per pax last yr for a 5D4N package (10 to 14 Dec)...and now I'm there during the christmas time (20 to 25 Dec)...
__________________
Rolex TT Submariner Date Blue Dial (Ref#116613LB)
Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller (Ref#116660)

Last edited by NottingHill; 09-10-2006 at 12:53 AM..
NottingHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 01:03 AM   #848
Senior Member
 
NottingHill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 653
Anyway NottingHill, any suggestion on the stuff you could do over there at night near the hotel other than movies.... the shops there open till quite late?
Hi again... i know the shops around mongkok area open till quite late...so no problem... the usual area to visit....ladies st....fa yuen st..... temple st....portland st..... jade market... and of cos the usual tsim tsa tsui area....... ;-) by and large the kowloon area....

this time round i'm planning to explore areas like Sheung Wan area (Wing Lok St, Hollywood Rd area)... Central (Lan Kwai Fong area)....Causeway Bay area.... at Hong Kong Island....

Then will be going to Lantau for the Giant Buddha visit...and Ngong Ping..... Chi Lin Nunnery...at Diamond Hill..... and maybe thinking of either allocating one day for Shenzen or Disneyland....

Will be giving Ocean Park a miss, cause been there 3 times leow...hehehehe

But will still go to the Peak...cause last yr went up to go to the wax museum..they were closed.... so this time round can take pic with gor gor....

Anyway, will plan when the time is near....
__________________
Rolex TT Submariner Date Blue Dial (Ref#116613LB)
Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller (Ref#116660)

Last edited by NottingHill; 09-10-2006 at 01:18 AM..
NottingHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 02:17 AM   #849
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,175
Anyway NottingHill, any suggestion on the stuff you could do over there at night near the hotel other than movies.... the shops there open till quite late?
I think u better find the source, theres nothing such as free airport transfer to hotels, however there is a free airport EXPRESS transfer from either HK station or Kowloon station to major hotels.
CharmanderWong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 07:23 AM   #850
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 853
Then will be going to Lantau for the Giant Buddha visit...and Ngong Ping..... Chi Lin Nunnery...at Diamond Hill..... and maybe thinking of either allocating one day for Shenzen or Disneyland....
I plan to spend a day there but not sure where to go(shopping only) and how to go from Mong kok?
Volvo9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 07:32 AM   #851
Senior Member
 
NottingHill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 653
I plan to spend a day there but not sure where to go(shopping only) and how to go from Mong kok?
Hi Vol, are you planning to go Lantau Island or shopping at Kowloon? I'm not very sure about shopping in Lantau Island...need to do some 'homework' first....

As for shopping in Mongkok, actually as long as you're along the stretch of Nathan Rd....no problem...
__________________
Rolex TT Submariner Date Blue Dial (Ref#116613LB)
Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller (Ref#116660)
NottingHill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 10:34 AM   #852
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 5,458
Read somewhere that there is a free airport transfer to hotels.
Is it to all major hotels or have to make arrangement with the hotels ?
But must wait a long time right ?
Only have heard of "free" airport transfer if you buy a package.
So far, haven't heard of any major airport offering free airport-hotel transfer.
(if there is, car rental, taxi, MRTs, coach coy will all go out of business).
lowjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 11:43 AM   #853
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 853
Hi Vol, are you planning to go Lantau Island or shopping at Kowloon? I'm not very sure about shopping in Lantau Island...need to do some 'homework' first....

As for shopping in Mongkok, actually as long as you're along the stretch of Nathan Rd....no problem...
actually, I plan to go Shenzhen to shop, just not sure how and where to go.
What is the best timing to go to The Peak?
Volvo9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 10:15 PM   #854
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 1,514
Main shopping area in Shenzhen is Dongmen.
cwsamuel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2006, 10:46 PM   #855
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 834
Main shopping area in Shenzhen is Dongmen.
if i'm not interested in buying knock-offs, is there any reason to go shopping in shenzhen?
galacticnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On