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Old 11-04-2007, 02:29 PM   #1276
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Thumbs up My Hong Kong Plan

My estimate budget for Air, Hostel is RM400 per person.

<<<< Sorry is S$400 !!

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Old 11-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #1277
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My Hong Kong Holiday Plan

Hello Everyone,

First of All, Would like to thanks each and one of the person who reply in the forum.
Is perfect !! It provide all the important information for public.
Keep up the good work !!

OK. My plan to Hong Kong this Jun (5Day4Night).

Air ticket go and return, (SIN to Macau)... not Hong Kong !!
Tiger Airway - 240 per person.

Hostel ... <NOT Hotel>
S$80 per room X 4 Night = S$320
S$320 / 2 = S$160.

There you get 400 for fly and hostel.

S$80 = HK$400 ... I think is very easy to find a nice and cheap hostel in HK.
Looking for place to sleep and take bath.
Why look for expansive hotel?

Hope my tips will help out everyone who like to visit Hong Kong.


OK. I have 1 Question :
Any problem or things should I aware during Macau to Hong Kong or Hong Kong to Macau?

Thank You !!
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:36 PM   #1278
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not much to take note...there's so much traffic from macau to hk and vice versa that the don't even check my (hand carried)bag when i went over
never tried carrying luggage there but i guess should not be too much of a hassle

macau to hk is via the ferry and the sea could be quite choppy. so if you are the sea-sick type, take some precautions. if you want to save time, u can pack food onto the ship and eat to save time. they do sell food on the ship but is generally more ex then if u buy outside

anyway, $80 is quite ex for hostel...
try ah shan hostel for HKD260/night/2pax => $26/night/pax
rooms are a bit small, but have attached toilet.

went ah shan last year and will be going there again this coming jun
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:41 PM   #1279
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Alrite, will not miss the firework show, hope I don't lug too much stuff from CityGate tho... the fireworks will be a highlight for sure for wifey... hope it'll be better than the Paris one!

btw, I noticed there are bits & pieces of info on where to eat, can anyone advise a list of places (in English, cos sad to say, I struggle with my Chinese) to eat in Mong kok, Wan Chai and CityGate area. Budget's probably abt $40 for 2 pax each meal bah... I struggled with a few of the websites in Chinese with no English translation
$40/meal for 2 pax is certainly a lot

i ate at a chinese dimsum restaurant during breakfast. ordered 10 'plates' of stuff for a total of ard 100HKD. could not finish everything and in the end 'hang kai' (tabao in HK lingo).
did not have lunch but ate the food we hang kai earlier on for lunch.

total damage for bf and lunch : 100hkd for 2 pax

ate @ citigate teabreak (3pm i think)
total less than 100HKD

but then, do take note that breakfast and teabreak are cheaper than lunch and dinner time.

S$40/meal could eat a lot liao (unless u goes to those posh restaurant which i nvr try)
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:36 AM   #1280
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OK. My plan to Hong Kong this Jun (5Day4Night).

Air ticket go and return, (SIN to Macau)... not Hong Kong !!
Tiger Airway - 240 per person.

Hostel ... <NOT Hotel>
S$80 per room X 4 Night = S$320
S$320 / 2 = S$160.

There you get 400 for fly and hostel.
Not true. You left out the cost of the ferry to & from HK.
BTW does the $240 return fare include airport taxes and fuel charges etc?
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:33 AM   #1281
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$40/meal for 2 pax is certainly a lot

i ate at a chinese dimsum restaurant during breakfast. ordered 10 'plates' of stuff for a total of ard 100HKD. could not finish everything and in the end 'hang kai' (tabao in HK lingo).
did not have lunch but ate the food we hang kai earlier on for lunch.

total damage for bf and lunch : 100hkd for 2 pax

ate @ citigate teabreak (3pm i think)
total less than 100HKD

but then, do take note that breakfast and teabreak are cheaper than lunch and dinner time.

S$40/meal could eat a lot liao (unless u goes to those posh restaurant which i nvr try)
Thanks for the tip! Then can scale down budget liao, not into restaurants too much, prefer the littler eateries like you mentioned.

btw, for bargaining at places like Ladies Street or Temple Street, how far can we go? Bangkok bargain style?
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:52 AM   #1282
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btw, for bargaining at places like Ladies Street or Temple Street, how far can we go? Bangkok bargain style?
BKK can bargain alot meh? Was there a few weeks ago. Most street hawkers will tell you to get lost if you start offering 50% of the price.

Anyway, Ladies St and Temple St are touristy places. You can bargain but can still get fleeced, like in China (especially the infamous XiangYang market - 50% off but can be more expensive than other markets/roadside stalls).

A hawker at the Sham Shui Po market claims that his goods are cheaper by 10 to 20% even before bargaining (compared to Ladies St and Temple St).

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Old 12-04-2007, 10:06 AM   #1283
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OK. My plan to Hong Kong this Jun (5Day4Night).

Air ticket go and return, (SIN to Macau)... not Hong Kong !!
Tiger Airway - 240 per person.

Hostel ... <NOT Hotel>
S$80 per room X 4 Night = S$320
S$320 / 2 = S$160.

There you get 400 for fly and hostel.


Not true. You left out the cost of the ferry to & from HK.
BTW does the $240 return fare include airport taxes and fuel charges etc?



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YES. 240 IS INCLUDE OF EVERYTHING IN THE TIGER AIRWAYS.

IF GO ON This MAY, EVEN CHEAPER !!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:33 AM   #1284
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hmmm.... i pay a $704 per pax by just going for a 4 day 3 nights. :L

but not hostel... wonder how much difference in staying in a hostel and hotel.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:53 AM   #1285
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Infomation for those who traveling to Hong Kong.

Airport Transfer
To city centre (Central):
Airbus: HK$40
Airport Express: HK$100
Taxi: HK$350 (34km / 21 miles)
Airport Taxes
HK$120 (usually included in the price of airline ticket). Children under 12 are exempted.
Customs Allowance
A passenger aged 18 or above can bring in duty free of - -

Tobacco Products: 60 cigarettes or 15 cigars or 75g tobacco
Alcoholic Beverages: 1 litre of wine or spirits

* A passenger holding a Hong Kong ID Card must have spent minimum of 24 hours outside of the SAR in order to qualify for this allowance.
http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...s?cityCode=HKG
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Golden Bauhunua Square, Hong Kong Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village.

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hmmm.... i pay a $704 per pax by just going for a 4 day 3 nights. :L

but not hostel... wonder how much difference in staying in a hostel and hotel.
Why worry about the cost at this stage.

Your $704 gets you direct to HK and to your hotel. You do not need to worry about lugging your luggage from Macau Airport to the Ferry and then tranfer once more to get to your hotel (as well as repeat the above when you come home).

On top of that, Majestic is not 5* but definitely more comfy than even the boutique apartment that qqspot promotes. Downstairs also have char chan ting, desert stalls, 7-11. Across the road is Wing On department. Beyond that is Temple Street. Jordan MTR station just a short walk away.

You do get what you pay for so don't worry.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:12 PM   #1288
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My estimate budget for Air, Hostel is RM400 per person.
Hello blkhoo1234, for your 5Day4Night on Jun 2007 with RM$400 per person is not possable. unless you are talking about S$400??
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #1289
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Hello Everyone,
OK. My plan to Hong Kong this Jun (5Day4Night).

Air ticket go and return, (SIN to Macau)... not Hong Kong !!
Tiger Airway - 240 per person.

Hostel ... <NOT Hotel>
S$80 per room X 4 Night = S$320
S$320 / 2 = S$160.

There you get 400 for fly and hostel.

S$80 = HK$400 ... I think is very easy to find a nice and cheap hostel in HK.
Looking for place to sleep and take bath.
Why look for expansive hotel?

Hope my tips will help out everyone who like to visit Hong Kong.
OK. I have 1 Question :
Any problem or things should I aware during Macau to Hong Kong or Hong Kong to Macau?
Hi blkhoo1234, really wondering why are you flying by Tiger Airway? Unless you planning to visit Macau for a night or 2? Are you aware that Tiger Airway at Budget Terminal with no alocated seats?

Do you know you have to pay Taxi fares in Macau Airport to Macau Ferry Terminal? (HK$50 - HK$150)
Do you know you have to take a ferry from Macau Ferry Terminal to Hong Kong?
Please kindly see the sailing timetable here --> http://www.turbojet.com.hk/turbojet_sailing_rev.htm
Fares: HK138++ onwards.

As for Hostel, i can recommend a nice hostel with just only HK$200, but not the BoutiqueS Apartments which i had posted!! Just kindly PM me or leave down your mobile and i will let you know where to get a HK$200 Hostel.

I hope i can help you on that.

Regards,
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:35 PM   #1290
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went ah shan last year and will be going there again this coming jun
Hi Universe, why not pay the same and try my BoutiqueS Apartments which i posted?

Only HK$400 - 600(Single Bed)

If you are keen, please kindly pm me and i will give you a super special discount if you write an review on HWZ Forums.

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