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universe said:
$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. :D

btw, for bargaining at places like Ladies Street or Temple Street, how far can we go? Bangkok bargain style? :s12:
 

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lightfinger said:
btw, for bargaining at places like Ladies Street or Temple Street, how far can we go? Bangkok bargain style? :s12:

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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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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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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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_SG/atairport/airportdetails?cityCode=HKG
 

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Hello chipmunk,
Golden Bauhunua Square, Hong Kong Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village.

Please do not miss them if you have them.
 

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tenz1204 said:
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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blkhoo1234 said:
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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blkhoo1234 said:
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,
QQ
 
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universe said:
went ah shan last year and will be going there again this coming jun :D
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.

Regards,
QQ
 

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lightfinger said:
Thanks for the tip! Then can scale down budget liao, not into restaurants too much, prefer the littler eateries like you mentioned. :D

btw, for bargaining at places like Ladies Street or Temple Street, how far can we go? Bangkok bargain style? :s12:
Hi Lightfinger, you can go Central to try the famous Lam Fong Yuen at Gage Street of Hot Stocking Milk Tea.
More like our Teh Tarik but very different taste.

For Ladies Street or Temple Street, most your can go for is 45% MAX!! If not you will kana like what lowjk said!!

Regards,
QQ
 

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tenz1204 said:
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.
Hi Tenz1204, difference in staying in a hostel and hotel.

Price vs Comfortable

You will save at least S$100 to S$200 on the price difference.

Comfortable
Is depands on each person need like the size of the bed and room & etc...
 

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qqspot said:
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?

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.
 

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HKIA - New Rules for Taking Liquids through Security

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To comply with the new guidelines recommended by the Hong Kong SAR Government, all departing flights from Hong Kong International Airport have to adopt new measures on hand baggage restrictions starting from March 21, 2007 (Wednesday).

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/sa/1155262291437.html
 

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Hi all,

I will be travelling to HKG in end may period (26th to 31st May).
Need you guys help to on my question below

1. When is the HKG summer sale this year?

2. How is the weather in end may period like?

3. I am planning to stay in MetroPark Mongkok hotel.. any comments .. i find little review on this hotel.
I heard royal plaza is in the same location is it betteR?

Thanks for all of your kind help in advanced
 

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1 more question

Is there any difference between disney land and 海洋公园?
 

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papaho said:
Hi all,

I will be travelling to HKG in end may period (26th to 31st May).
Need you guys help to on my question below

1. When is the HKG summer sale this year?

2. How is the weather in end may period like?

3. I am planning to stay in MetroPark Mongkok hotel.. any comments .. i find little review on this hotel.
I heard royal plaza is in the same location is it betteR?

Thanks for all of your kind help in advanced

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). :s13:

Royal Plaza is good in that there is a Cafe De Coral & Maxim in the shopping centre next to it. Perfect for breakfast.
 
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papaho said:
1 more question

Is there any difference between disney land and 海洋公园?

Of course there is a difference. Do check it out in their respective websites.
 

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I will recommend Disneyland, kids definitely love it! All the disney characters... :)



papaho said:
1 more question

Is there any difference between disney land and 海洋公园?
 

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papaho said:
Hi all,
I will be travelling to HKG in end may period (26th to 31st May).

1. When is the HKG summer sale this year?
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.

Please visit ---> http://www.hktb.com/hksf/eng/overview/overview_introduction.jsp

Regards,
QQ
 
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