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)
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).
To city centre (Central):
Airport Express: HK$100
Taxi: HK$350 (34km / 21 miles)
HK$120 (usually included in the price of airline ticket). Children under 12 are exempted.
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
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.
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.
Have to agree with qq.
Going to Macau then to HK incurs hidden costs of transport.
In addition, Tiger Airways has terrible timing.
You either land in Macau after midnight (and pay a higher charge for the ferry) and reach your hotel/hostel in the wee hours of the morning OR land in the late afternoon (either 3pm or 7pm). By the time you reach the hotel, the first day is almost over.
Jetstar Asia is a much better choice for a budget airline; with the flight leaving as early as 6.45am, you can arrive in HK in time for a slight late lunch.
HKIA - New Rules for Taking Liquids through Security
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1) You will miss the sale. you can check the exact dates at www.discoverhongkong.com
but in 2006 it ran from ~ July to Aug
2) End of spring/Early summer. Typhoon season.
3) MetroPark is a 3* and Royal Plaza is 5*. Depends on whether you want the extra comfort and facilities. Just like how some people can get by with a Toyota while others want a BMW (I'm an enigma - drive a Toyota but chose Royal Plaza).
Royal Plaza is good in that there is a Cafe De Coral & Maxim in the shopping centre next to it. Perfect for breakfast.
hello papaho, All the major department stores as well as shops in many of the huge shopping complexes hold sales at this time, with prices discounted about 40%. There is also a summer sale, usually in June or July, as well as end-of-season sales in the early spring and early autumn.
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