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Day 1 (8.30pm)

Arrive - check in 10pm to Harbour Hotel, Kowloon

R&R

Late dinner around nearby streets

any nearby night markets we could reach to around our hotel?

Day 2 (7am)

Breakfast

Ngong Ping 360 (cable car)

Big buddha

Disneyland > would just wanna check out some shows and fireworks. Perhaps small rides. Do they have those like sightseeing pass we could buy?

Day 3

Morning - free and easy. Any suggestion? We love food, so tell us any good place with good food

The peak (3pm onwards)

Peak tower, peak market - watch sunset

Madame tussades

Dinner at the peak.

Back to hotel - Night market shopping - Ladies market

Day 4

Ocean park (after breakfast

Avenue of stars

Nearby avenue of stars anything?

Day 5

Shatin - Lam Tsuen wishing tree > Throw orange (7am)

Roasted pigeon for lunch.

Snoopy world

Evening - any where could fill in?

Citygate and Dinner.

Day 6

Morning - after breakfast (to Macau)> check out from Harbor Hotel.

Rush to ferry.

Check in Macau Hotel (haven't decide yet), walk around (find portuguese tart :P)

Night - city of dreams

I heard my friend say that we can claim back our ferry transport if we spend 3 hours in the casino and get a chop? Is that true? If yes where can i get it.

Day 7

Macau - breakfast,

start packing

Ferry from Macau direct back to HKIA

Which ferry agency has good cost and such convenience and their timetable? Our flight will depart round 4.30pm, so we need to reach the airport to check it by 2.30pm latest and we can't loose our flight, cos it's promo flight :P

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Day 1 (8.30pm)

Arrive - check in 10pm to Harbour Hotel, Kowloon

R&R

Late dinner around nearby streets

any nearby night markets we could reach to around our hotel?

You can walk around Temple Street or Ladies Street. Both are nearby your hotel. Just Temple Street might need a bit more time on walking.

Day 2 (7am)

Breakfast

Ngong Ping 360 (cable car)

Big buddha

Disneyland > would just wanna check out some shows and fireworks. Perhaps small rides. Do they have those like sightseeing pass we could buy?

I guess almost every theme park in the world does not offer something like sightseeing pass, what they sell is just entrance ticket, one and for all. Also, I'm afraid it would be very rush for you to visit both NP360 + Disneyland in a day... especially if it's on weekends. Since we are getting into Winter and the sun set earlier, Disneyland fireworks & park closing time will be earlier, like 8pm rather than 9pm in Summer. You have to check out HK Disneyland website (http://www.hongkongdisneyland.com) for timetable of parades/shows/fireworks/closing time. You can check ticket price from there too.

Day 3

Morning - free and easy. Any suggestion? We love food, so tell us any good place with good food

The peak (3pm onwards)

Peak tower, peak market - watch sunset

Madame tussades

Dinner at the peak.

Back to hotel - Night market shopping - Ladies market

You can take a look at my blog here to see if you can find any food that you're interested to try. Otherwise, just have dim sum la~ This is a must-try for every visitor to HK~ You can just pop in any Chinese restaurant in Mong Kok, their standard and price are more or less the same. Then before going up to The Peak, you can walk around Central, Hollywood Road, SoHo...etc. There are many famous/heritage buildings in those area (e.g. HSBC Building, Bank Of China Building, HK Legislative Council..etc).

Day 4

Ocean park (after breakfast

Avenue of stars

Nearby avenue of stars anything?

Avenue of Stars is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, so there are lots of shopping centres & shops around. Also, there is a Clock Tower, Space Museum, Art Museum, Cultural Centre and Peninsula Hotel nearby.

Day 5

Shatin - Lam Tsuen wishing tree > Throw orange (7am)

Roasted pigeon for lunch.

Snoopy world

Evening - any where could fill in?

Citygate and Dinner.

FYI Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree is not in Sha Tin, it's in Tai Po. You have to take MTR to Tai Po, then take Bus route 64K to go. Also, due to the sickness & old age of the real wishing tree, orange throwing is prohibited now. They've built a fake wishing tree there and you can buy fake orange to throw. Or just tie your wishing paper on the board there. So you see if still worth to go la...

Evening can just walking and shopping around the New Town Plaza. Or just leave Sha Tin and go to other places like Causeway Bay or anywhere you are interested in?

Citygate is located on Lantau Island, it's far away from Sha Tin, so I don't suggest you to go there after Sha Tin. Maybe you can spare whole day for Disneyland, then go to NP360, Big Buddha & Citygate on this day.

Day 6

Morning - after breakfast (to Macau)> check out from Harbor Hotel.

Rush to ferry.

Check in Macau Hotel (haven't decide yet), walk around (find portuguese tart :P)

Night - city of dreams

I heard my friend say that we can claim back our ferry transport if we spend 3 hours in the casino and get a chop? Is that true? If yes where can i get it.

The ferry that your friend refer is Cotaijet. If I am not wrong, it's not about the time you spent in casino, but the money that you spend in their casino. I can't remember how much the amount it requires, but I would rather to buy a round trip ticket instead save time save money...

http://www.turbojetseaexpress.com.hk (good but a bit more expensive)

http://www.cotaijet.com.mo (good and reasonable price)

http://www.macaodragon.com (newest ferry operator, seems good and have great deal)

http://www.nwff.com.hk (not bad and reasonable price, but only depart from Tsim Sha Tsui)

Day 7

Macau - breakfast,

start packing

Ferry from Macau direct back to HKIA

Which ferry agency has good cost and such convenience and their timetable? Our flight will depart round 4.30pm, so we need to reach the airport to check it by 2.30pm latest and we can't loose our flight, cos it's promo flight :P

Only Turbojet has direct ferry to HKIA, so you have no choice. You can check here for time table :

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/transport/transport-connection-with-mainland-china/ferry-transfer/ferry-schedule/ferry-to-prd-ports.html and the flow chart for using this direct ferry service : http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/transport/transport-connection-with-mainland-china/ferry-transfer/ferry-fortchart-form.html You need to be at HKIA SkyPier at least 2hrs before your departure time, i.e. you've to arrive HKIA at 12:30pm, + 1hr ferry journey time & 30mins before ferry departure, you've to be at the Macau Ferry Terminal at 11am.

For transportation cost, it's a bit hard to estimate for you. In fact, you can actually get a rough idea by checking on the MTR website (http://www.mtr.com.hk go to "Journal Planner") Hope you understand... For entrance fee, you can check from respective websites.

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Hi AAHK,

After looking at your comment, and we've decided to change our travel plan below. I take away Macau, mainly because i wanted a free and relax yet fun holiday with my guy. Please do recommend some stuff on the free and easy section to fill in :)

Day 1 , 16.2.2011

8.30pm Arrive HKIA

check in 9pm to Harbour Hotel, Kowloon

R&R in hotel

Late dinner around nearby streets - Temple street (walking distance from hotel)

By 1am - sleep.

Day 2, 17.2.2011

7am - wake up and wash up

8am - breakfast

Big Buddha

Ngong Ping 360

Shopping mall

Dinner

Back to street markets nearby hotel or R&R

Day 3, 18.2.2011

Morning - free and easy

The peak (2pm onwards)

Peak tower, peak market - watch sunset

Madame tussades

Dinner at the Peak

Night market shopping - Ladies market

Day 4, 19.2.2011

Ocean park (morning after breakfast)

6pm - dinner

Nearby / on the way visit.

Day 5, 20.2.2011

Free and easy

Clock tower, space museum, Cultural centre,Art museum

Avenue of stars

Symphony of lights (starts 8pm)

Day 6, 21.2.2011

Free and easy

Disneyland

Day 7, 22.2.2011

After breakfas

12pm - check out

Get some shopping done nearby.

Departs after lunch by 3pm to HKIA

3.30pm to check in

5.30pm departs from HK

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Hi AAHK,

After looking at your comment, and we've decided to change our travel plan below. I take away Macau, mainly because i wanted a free and relax yet fun holiday with my guy. Please do recommend some stuff on the free and easy section to fill in :)

Day 1 , 16.2.2011

8.30pm Arrive HKIA

check in 9pm to Harbour Hotel, Kowloon

R&R in hotel

Late dinner around nearby streets - Temple street (walking distance from hotel)

By 1am - sleep.

Today Ok. But remind you that if your flight arrival time is 2030, it's impossible to check in your hotel at 2100. I guess it takes around 1.5hrs after your actually arrival time.

Day 2, 17.2.2011

7am - wake up and wash up

8am - breakfast

Big Buddha

Ngong Ping 360

Shopping mall

Dinner

Back to street markets nearby hotel or R&R

Today is OK too.

Day 3, 18.2.2011

Morning - free and easy

The peak (2pm onwards)

Peak tower, peak market - watch sunset

Madame tussades

Dinner at the Peak

Night market shopping - Ladies market

As suggested in my last reply. FYI, you may not want to walk around Ladies Street anymore if you've had enough time to walk around the streets nearby your hotel on Day 2. Actually Ladies Street is not that special... To most Malaysians, perhaps it's just another Petaling Street... Suggest you may visit Lan Kwai Fong to take a look at the nightlife there.

Day 4, 19.2.2011

Ocean park (morning after breakfast)

6pm - dinner

Nearby / on the way visit.

Maybe can walk around Pacific Place in Admiralty after Ocean Park.

Day 5, 20.2.2011

Free and easy

Clock tower, space museum, Cultural centre,Art museum

Avenue of stars

Symphony of lights (starts 8pm)

Actually Clock Tower, Space Museum, Art Museum & Cultural Centre can not fill up your day... unless you really pay and get in each museum.. Suggest you can visit Heritage 1881 to take some pics (located opposite Star Ferry, next to YMCA & Peninsula Hotel), also walk along Granville Road for small boutiques, Harbour City & Ocean Terminal for the big brands, The One for mid-range brands...etc. It may not enough to fill a day, so maybe having a relax dim-sum breakfast in the morning or a high-tea in the afternoon is a good idea too.

Day 6, 21.2.2011

Free and easy

Disneyland

What time do you plan to go to Disneyland? I don't suggest you go slot in any special place before Disneyland 'coz I don't recommend you to arrive Disneyland too late. What I can suggest is just a good long breakfast or dim sum...

Day 7, 22.2.2011

After breakfas

12pm - check out

Get some shopping done nearby.

Departs after lunch by 3pm to HKIA

3.30pm to check in

5.30pm departs from HK

FYI, it generally takes 1 hr from downtown to HKIA even you choose to take Airport Express Line. It's becoz your hotel is not located at any Airport Express Station, you need to take normal MTR + interchange to AEL and add-up will be around 1 hr. It also takes around 1hr by bus. So if you plan to arrive at 1530 at HKIA, you have to depart at 1430.

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Hi Northasian,

I've got some few really urgent questions :)

*well my HK trip date is coming nearer and nearer and there's still lots of planning going on*

Question 1

I am planning to buy an airport express travel card

http://mtr.com.hk/eng/train/products_index.html

Based on your opinion for tourist like me, do you think is much worth it?m

Does it act as an octopus card too, cos it mentioned that it travels to most places except 3 of it.

Question 2

When i purchase this, i get some few discounts for attractions entry tickets which is what i really look forward to.

But can i not purchase online?

Most likely, is the tickets usually sold out on the spot? If yes, then i better get the tickets now!

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/festivehk2010/eng/summer/mtr.jsp

Thnaks!

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Hi Northasian,

I've got some few really urgent questions :)

*well my HK trip date is coming nearer and nearer and there's still lots of planning going on*

Question 1

I am planning to buy an airport express travel card

http://mtr.com.hk/eng/train/products_index.html

Based on your opinion for tourist like me, do you think is much worth it?m

Does it act as an octopus card too, cos it mentioned that it travels to most places except 3 of it.

Under the following 2 circumstances, to some extent, it's worth :

1. Your hotel location is convenient for your to take AEL, so you'll be taking it to and/or from the hotel.

2. Your itinerary includes a lot of spots which involve frequent rides on MTR, and/or far away from downtown.

You can visit http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/eng/planner_index.php to check the normal Octopus single fare incurred for your itinerary, then add them up to see if the Airport Express Pass is more value-for-money.

Yes, it also acts like normal Octopus card that you can add value to it for bus rides and/or after 3 days of unlimited MTR rides. Do read the details at : http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/airport_express/aepass_index.html

Question 2

When i purchase this, i get some few discounts for attractions entry tickets which is what i really look forward to.

But can i not purchase online?

Most likely, is the tickets usually sold out on the spot? If yes, then i better get the tickets now!

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/festivehk2010/eng/summer/mtr.jsp

Normally entrance tickets for the attractions would NOT be sold out on the spots.

Thnaks!

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