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tenz1204 said:
oic, thanks for the reply...

I paid $704 per pax for 4day 3 nights travelling on 8 june to 11 june, on cathy flight, staying at majestic hotel, is it too expensive?
mine is free and easy.
S$704 before or after taxes?
 

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revenant said:
hmm..... how come?
Your Itinerary, is quite mash up... Going to North at one point then sudden go south then back to north again.

The pastries you buy is quite wrong also. some pasteries are good in Hong Kong & Some pastries are good in Macau only!!

Did you dare or willing to try Krispy Kreme in Hong Kong?

The fares you paid in total is after taxes or without taxes? How are you going to the city from the airport? Going alone or with your wife or gf?
 

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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!

Day 1.
If you have time, squeeze in the 'symphony of light' @ Ave of Stars.

Day 2.
Are there anything special abt Citygate and Yip Fat Factory? Anyway, if you are @ Kwung Tong, might as well go to apm.

Day 3 is a bit mission impossible.
6pm Shopping and eating @ CWB and be at The Peak by 7pm!!!

Day 4.
Yung Kee is fully booked for the mth of Mar and April. If u r gng in May, pls make necessary reservation.
http://www.yungkee.com.hk/reserve/reserve-e.html
 
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Yung Kee Resturant is in Central. Since you coming from Kowloon is another mission impossible!!

Yung Kee is very famous and super famous resturant with full of history in it...

Unless you fly heli back from Macau.
 

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qqspot said:
Your Itinerary, is quite mash up... Going to North at one point then sudden go south then back to north again.

The pastries you buy is quite wrong also. some pasteries are good in Hong Kong & Some pastries are good in Macau only!!

Did you dare or willing to try Krispy Kreme in Hong Kong?

The fares you paid in total is after taxes or without taxes? How are you going to the city from the airport? Going alone or with your wife or gf?

After taxes. Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Hotel transfer is included in the package. Going with gf.
 

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hi $704 is after taxes and it is only 4days 3 nights, so is it too expensive?
I m travelling during the June holidays.
 

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revenant said:
After taxes. Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Hotel transfer is included in the package. Going with gf.
Yung Kee Resturant is in Central. you may want to book in advance and if not you can go to revoler 360 resturant!!
 

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tenz1204 said:
hi $704 is after taxes and it is only 4days 3 nights, so is it too expensive?
I m travelling during the June holidays.
S$704 is way too expansive. Maybe i can help you to plan a bit. Pm me we can discuss by PM
 

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ggspot the boutique hostel u mentioned at studio
beside them got any good food like cheap one i thinik got the famous one?
i forgot the name
the yellow banner?
 

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tenz1204 said:
hi $704 is after taxes and it is only 4days 3 nights, so is it too expensive?
I m travelling during the June holidays.

ggspot may feel it is expensive because he is comparing it to a hostel.

here's my take:
It's a fair deal. HK hotels are NOT CHEAP. I've paid much more than you do for Majestic hotel (surcharge upon surcharge) because of a major exhibition in HK as well as a fair in Canton. (Paid the equivalent of a 4-5* hotel room rate - ?$0.9k for 3D2N).

Also don't forget, you're staying over a weekend when room rates are a little higher.

Someone mentioned that the Majestic is very comfortable. It is NOT.
It is functional but not luxurious as you would expect from a 3 star hotel.
It has a gym (if you can call a threadmill & a stationary cycle in a hotel room a gym). :s13:

But it is still better than the hostel in ggspot recommendations.
You do not need to sleep pushed against the wall.
There is more room.
You get a bath, instead of having to stand to shower by the WC.

It is really up to you to decide your level of desired comfort while on holiday - some like to rough it up, some like to live like a king. Then, you will of course, then get what you paid for.
 
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thanks lowjk,
because when I asked around,
most people only pay 500-600+ for the 4 day 3 night trip, and some even paid only 600+ for a 5 day 4 night with free tickets to this and that and mine is none...only have hotel transfers, not even breakfasts, :(
 

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tenz1204 said:
thanks lowjk,
because when I asked around,
most people only pay 500-600+ for the 4 day 3 night trip, and some even paid only 600+ for a 5 day 4 night with free tickets to this and that and mine is none...only have hotel transfers, not even breakfasts, :(

I've never had complimentary b/f in hk, not that I want it anyway. HK food is too good to waste on a hotel continental b/f.

You must compare like with like, if your friends are going to hk on a Monday to Thursday, it'll be cheaper. If they are staying in a cheaper hotel, it'll be cheaper. Don't forget, stay at Majestic is equal to staying at Orchard Road (even if it is a 3* hotel). Also those who are going for 5D4N might be flying Jetstar, whereas you are flying CX (which gives one of the best service I must add; I was so happy with their service, I've even written in to the managment to compliment the staff).

It is quite impossible to go HK for 5D4N, stay in a 3* hotel and fly CX for $600+ only.

It's okay to pay a little more if you are there to enjoy yourself; imagine making love to your gf/wife and htting the wall because the bed to pushed to the wall because of space constraints. :s13:
 

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oic, then i think i m much assured....cos' i booked from an agency..just want to know if i am overcharged.
 

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tenz1204 said:
oic, then i think i m much assured....cos' i booked from an agency..just want to know if i am overcharged.

It depends on what you want. I paid slightly over $1k in hotel fees alon to stay at HK Disneyland for 3D2N. Overcharged? Hardly. It was the best vacation of my life.
 

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pker88 said:
ggspot the boutique hostel u mentioned at studio
beside them got any good food like cheap one i thinik got the famous one?
i forgot the name
the yellow banner?
Hello pker88,

Lifestyle & Food: Places near or around the apartment, 6 x newstand, 1 x 7/Eleven, 6 x Cha Chang Ting (1 x 24/7 Bigfoot Cha Chang Ting), 1 x Wan Chai Police Station, 2 x Money Changer, 4 x Laundry Shop, 1 x Mahjong Shop, 1 x Mcdonalds at CC Wu Building, 298 Wan Chai Computer Center, Wan Chai Computer Center at Wan Chai MTR, 1 x Ajisen Ramen, All the Banks in Hong Kong along Hennessy Road.

Do you mean tai ka ler? 許留山?
Maxim's restaurant
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Yee Shun Milk Company
pker88 may i know which one did you refer to?

Hong Kong Food Index
http://www.openrice.com/index_e.html
 

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lowjk said:
ggspot may feel it is expensive because he is comparing it to a hostel.
I had to agree with lowjk, Hotels in Hong Kong are expansive. But i am compare the benchmark of the Average Hong Kong 3* Hotels to the BoutiqueS Apartments.
 

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I'm going HKG this weekend, for 1 of the days, I'm thinking of popping by City Gate, followed by Disney (we don't think we'll use the whole day, cos limited time available). Are there lockers for us to hold the barang barang we buy from City Gate? =:p
Cos I'm staying at qq's suggested apartment, don't want to spend too much time travelling to and fro, and City Gate and Disney are pretty near each other.

Experienced folks, kindly advise, tks ya! :D
 

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lightfinger, There will be no lockers at City Gate if i am not wrong.
 
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