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Old 28-03-2007, 01:39 PM   #1216
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hey guys.. need help on my schedule as im gg hk with my frens from 2-6 apr.. we are all gg for firs time so we know nuts bout where to go or is the schedule feasible.. thnx!!

day1:
flight at 645
reach at 11 i tink
hotel at mk-but how to go there?
any advice on where to go after check in?

day 2:
tung chung mtr
citygate
cafe rendezous
giant buddha- go by cable or bus better?
tst mtr
avenue of stars
anywhere else after this?


day3:
DISNEYLAND! will it b better if we buy our tix at mtr stns?

day4:
star ferry terminal
take ferry to central
蘭芳園? where is this place?
shopping
tram to happy valley
then from here how to go peak?

day5:
no idea..

sorry but i really have alot of questions to ask.. please pardon me..
1. how does the tram system work in hk?
2. any place that you guys suggest we go for shopping for 19-yo guys?
3. is there a need to buy the octupus card?

a million thanks!
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Old 28-03-2007, 02:17 PM   #1217
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day 1
after check in mk, recce the area, look for lunch. get the lay of the land how to get to mtr etc. after that go to ladies street..forgot the road where there's loads of shops selling sports shoes...

day 2
after avenue of stars go HK lan kwai fong to party lor, day 1 also can

day 3
visit disneyland on weekday hor otherwise could be quite crowded. tickets can buy from internet. haven't bought from mtr before.

day4
happy valley nothering much, suggest go to wanchai, causeway bay (times square is there) instead. from there take tram back to central to get to the peak.

day5
by then would have idea of what you want. checkout the hk tourism board website for more info.

1. tram like taking bus except it's on rails.
2. shopping can go langham place, times square. everywhere in hk got shopping. depends what you interest in.
3. octopus card is very useful suggest you buy cos can pay for mtr, bus, tram, things at convenience stall like 7-11. can keep for 2 years after last top up. HK$7 deducted if return less than 1 month in use. if don't buy will end up with pocketful of coins which are heavy! also have to ask how much eh than calculate the fare for all, dig money etc. for me leh che. just tap the card and go!
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Old 28-03-2007, 02:44 PM   #1218
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day3:
DISNEYLAND! will it b better if we buy our tix at mtr stns?

day5:
no idea..
Buying Disneyland tix over the net requires a credit card (you must bring the same card to claim the tix). But it is very fast; I did not have to queue at all even though it was on a Sunday/X'mas eve.

Do you play any musical instruments? May want to have a look at Tom Lee. Always felt that the Cameroon Road branch is possibly the best music store (for keys, drums & guitar) o/s of Japan.
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Old 28-03-2007, 09:51 PM   #1219
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hey guys.. need help on my schedule as im gg hk with my frens from 2-6 apr.. we are all gg for firs time so we know nuts bout where to go or is the schedule feasible.. thnx!!

day1:
flight at 645
reach at 11 i tink
hotel at mk-but how to go there?
take Airport express to TsingYi then change MTR to Mongkok. IIRC, need to change at another MTR station.

any advice on where to go after check in?
mongkok can go fayuen street and all the nearby streets where they got 'pasar malam'
then also can go up-market shopping at tsim sha tsui (30 minutes walk). walk along nathan road IIRC to reach tsim sha tsui.

day 2:
tung chung mtr
citygate
prepare to do lots of shopping here
cafe rendezous
nvr go cafe rendezous b4, no comments
giant buddha- go by cable or bus better?
take cable is faster and better view.
bus is longer but is much cheaper. the last time i went, i took cable up, and bus down.

tst mtr
avenue of stars
anywhere else after this?


day3:
DISNEYLAND! will it b better if we buy our tix at mtr stns?

day4:
star ferry terminal
take ferry to central

no need to take ferry to central, nothing much about the ferry anyway, more convenient to take mtr from mongkok directly to central

蘭芳園? where is this place?
IIRC, frm central 5 mins walk

shopping

tram to happy valley
happy valley only certain period then got 'horse racing'.

then from here how to go peak?
peak is walkable from central mtr.

day5:
no idea..

sorry but i really have alot of questions to ask.. please pardon me..
1. how does the tram system work in hk?
2. any place that you guys suggest we go for shopping for 19-yo guys?
3. is there a need to buy the octupus card?

a million thanks!
see reply in quote

must get the map from the airport when u reach there.most of the places u stated are within walkable distance from the MTR station. even MTR station are very near, like jordan and mongkok are like 10-15 mins walk away only.

meanwhile u can go Hongkong tourist center in suntec to get brochures about where to go in hongkong and maps in hongkong
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Old 28-03-2007, 11:01 PM   #1220
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buggerfly since you are there for 4 days, do not forgot to buy the 3 day tourist pass ticket from the MTR.
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Old 28-03-2007, 11:30 PM   #1221
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Old 29-03-2007, 05:30 PM   #1222
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crazytravel did you check your PM? Please kindly leave down your contact number on my PM or i had send you PM of my mobile number. Please kindly contact me at my mobile.

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Old 31-03-2007, 09:52 PM   #1223
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anyone come across any shops that sell beans bag sofa /chair cover in Hong Kong or shen zhen ? is it cheap ?

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Old 01-04-2007, 02:35 PM   #1224
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Anyone noes where to buy cheap crumpler bag in HK?
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:44 PM   #1225
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Hi just booked my 5D4N trip for $665/pax. 2 nights in new territories (Harbour Plaza Resort) and 2 nights in Kowloon (YMCA). Hotel transfer and airport tax included, taking C. Pacific. Included is the 2nd day morning to afternoon trip to Lantau island for HK$50/pax. (Should I go for this Lantau Island trip?)

Initial draft of Itinerary.

Day 1 - Reach HK at 1200hrs. Check in at Hotel. Shopping at Ginza, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun. (Any comments on where should I go between these 4 places?)

Day 2 - Lantau Island followed by The Peak in the night.

Day 3 - Hotel transfer from New Territories to Kowloon's YMCA in the morning 1000hrs followed by shopping around the city markets.

Day 4 - Morning Ocean Park followed by short Macau Trip come back by night.

Day 5 - Check out hotel at 1400hrs. Last min shopping till 1700hrs.

Few questions here.

1) Should I go for othe Lantau Island trip? Whats there on Lantau Island?
2) Ginza, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun. Any comments on these 4 places?
3) Both of the hotels have wireless broadband internet services but do I need to pay for it? Are they available in the room as well cause I heard some is only available at the F&B outlets.
4) Whats the current rates for HK Dollars and where is a good place to change?
5) Any recommendations of must-try food delicacy?

Thanks.

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Old 07-04-2007, 08:53 PM   #1226
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hmm.. depending on ur preference, i normally skip all those 'free' tours..
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:50 AM   #1227
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Hi just booked my 5D4N trip for $665/pax. 2 nights in new territories (Harbour Plaza Resort) and 2 nights in Kowloon (YMCA). Hotel transfer and airport tax included, taking C. Pacific. Included is the 2nd day morning to afternoon trip to Lantau island for HK$50/pax. (Should I go for this Lantau Island trip?)

Initial draft of Itinerary.

Day 1 - Reach HK at 1200hrs. Check in at Hotel. Shopping at Ginza, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun. (Any comments on where should I go between these 4 places?)

Day 2 - Lantau Island followed by The Peak in the night.

Day 3 - Hotel transfer from New Territories to Kowloon's YMCA in the morning 1000hrs followed by shopping around the city markets.

Day 4 - Morning Ocean Park followed by short Macau Trip come back by night.

Day 5 - Check out hotel at 1400hrs. Last min shopping till 1700hrs.

Few questions here.

1) Should I go for othe Lantau Island trip? Whats there on Lantau Island?
2) Ginza, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun. Any comments on these 4 places?
3) Both of the hotels have wireless broadband internet services but do I need to pay for it? Are they available in the room as well cause I heard some is only available at the F&B outlets.
4) Whats the current rates for HK Dollars and where is a good place to change?
5) Any recommendations of must-try food delicacy?

Thanks.


hi,
you paid $665 per px, may i know which period are u travelling? ie now, may or june?
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:20 AM   #1228
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hi,
you paid $665 per px, may i know which period are u travelling? ie now, may or june?
28th May to 1 June.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:29 AM   #1229
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Hey what you guys think of my 5D4N Hong Kong Itinerary?

Day 1 28th May 2007 (Monday)

12pm - Arrive at Hong Kong Airport.

1pm - Check in at Harbour Plaza Resort.

2pm - Lunch and shopping at Kingswood Ginza Shopping mall.

5pm – Hotel Shuttle Bus / MTR to Mong Kok

Fa Yuen Street
Ladies' Market
Temple Street Night Market

11pm – RTH

Day 2 29th May 2007 (Tuesday)

8.30am – Reveille

9am - Breakfast

10am - Visit to Lantau Island.

Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail

Shopping & Lunch @ Citygate (Tung Chung MTR)

5pm – Yip Fat Factory Building (Kwun Tong MTR)

11pm – RTH

Day 3 30th May 2007 (Wednesday)

8am - Breakfast

10am - Transfer to YMCA International House, 23 Waterloo Road Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.

12pm - Buy Ferry tickets from China Ferry Terminal @ 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. New World First Ferry. 12pm ferry to Macau and 8.30pm ferry back to HK.

2pm - Ocean Park Citybus Route 629 runs from Admiralty MTR Station. Bus fares $10.60. $185/pax

6pm – Shopping & Dinner at Causeway bay. Time Sq, WTC.

7pm – The Peak

11pm - RTH

Day 4 31st May 2007 (Thursday)

8am - Breakfast

9am - Take ferry to Macau (China Ferry Terminal)

Shopping - Senado Square & Red Market.
Lao Gong, Lao Po cookies, famous Lord Stow egg tarts.
Lunch try portugese food
May try our luck at Sands casino or Casino Lisboa
See see look look nearby theme park (live volcano!)

8pm - Ferry back to China Ferry Terminal, Kowloon.

9pm - Dinner at Yung Kee.

11pm - RTH

Day 5 1 June 2007 (Friday)

8am - Breakfast

9am - Shop around Mong Kok, Langham Place.

2pm - Check-out

3pm - Shop around Mong Kok, Langham Place.

5pm - Go to Airport.

8pm - Bye Hong Kong!
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:19 AM   #1230
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>> 10am - Visit to Lantau Island.
Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail
Shopping & Lunch @ Citygate (Tung Chung MTR)
5pm – Yip Fat Factory Building (Kwun Tong MTR)

Ngong Ping 360 is a very boring ride (yes view not bad but still gets boring after 5 min; 20 to 25 min ride stuck with ~15 other strangers). Nothing much to do at the Ngong Ping Village (Buddha's walk (10min) and Monkey Tales (5 min) are very short presetations. Just look see, eat and take photo only. Can walk up to the bid Buddha if you wish.

On the other hand, depending on the crowd situtation, to arrive at 10am and be back by 12noon for lunch at Citygate is a little optimistic. Queues can be long 30 to 45 min on weekends. Add that to the ride timing, multiply it 2 ways and you can see why.

If I had to choose, I'll go Citygate instead of Ngong Ping.

IMHO, not an essential visit.
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