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  1. Recommended hotels/hostels by facebook fans

    Hi colin, I haven't stayed in this hotel before but it wouldn't be too bad. Location wise is nice with short walking distance to East TST MTR station (it is connected underground with TST MTR station).
  2. Macau one day trip or one night is better

    Hi, since you've similar topic under accommodation, I've deleted it. Thanks.
  3. 5 days 4 nights HK Holiday

    Quite well planned as all nearby destinations are grouped together. A note to you, since you'll visit during year-end countdown and public holiday, be prepared to squeeze with huge crowds on 31/12 at Victoria Harbourfront (as there will be countdown firework and people will arrive there to grab space as early as 2-4pm), MTR normally will run overnight across 31/12-1/1. On 1/1 is new year holiday, there would be very long queue at Ngong Ping 360 cable car (especially for uphill), do arrive earlier to queue.
  4. HK & Macau Trip 9D8N

    No shops will be close during Christmas.
  5. 5 Days 4 Nights ( Macao & Hong Kong)

    Yep you can take MTR to Mong Kok from the ferry terminal you arrive and walk to Harbour Hotel. The hotel website has clear shown you the walking direction: http://www.harbourhotel.com.hk/html/en/location.html From Mong Kok going to NP360, take MTR to Tung Chung station, and follow sign to go to the nearest Exit to NP360 cable car terminal. You may check the MTR website for the train map: http://www.mtr.com.hk Yes the demonstration may have some impact to your hotel area, e.g. you may have to walk a bit far to avoid the crowds...etc. Generally peaceful, but just don't walk into the demonstration crowds because sometimes small conflicts happened. Did you mean the ding ding tram running on HK island? Currently most of its service is suspended due to blockage of main road as a result of demonstration. It only runs within Causeway Bay now, you may look at the tramsway website for latest updates: http://www.hktramways.com/en/tramservice/index.html
  6. Ocean Park

    Due to the protest, bus route from Admiralty bus terminus to Ocean Park is still closed. You have to take MTR to Tin Hua MTR station then take bus from there.
  7. Need help to plan for hongkong 4day HK 2day Macau trip

    Hi yennie, it would be great if you could browse through planned itineraries by our members and list out your must visit or try as we many not know what you're interested in. At least construct them by days so that our members or advisors could comment and provide suggestions to fine-tune your plan. Cheers
  8. Dai Pai Dong / Hawker Food in Hong Kong

    Check this out: (dai pai dong address and google map) http://www.allabouthongkong.com/?p=850 (blog) http://forum.allabouthongkong.com/index.php?/blog/6/entry-178-sing-kee-%E7%9B%9B%E8%A8%98-central/
  9. Recommend for couple Birthday Celebration

    Hi Zoe, Any type of restaurant in mind? Type of cuisine? Budget?
  10. Ocean Park

    Should be just next to the exit if I'm not wrong. Step out the exit A1 and turn right.
  11. update on hk protest/demonstration

    Situation changes from time to time, actually some main roads have been re-opened but protesters are still occupying area in Admiralty and Mongkok. Admiralty demonstration area is not very close to tourist spots so not affecting too much, Mongkok one is close to Ladies Street and Sai Yeung Choi Street, so would advise to avoid passing there especially during night & weekends (because number of protester increase after work and on holidays).
  12. 6days 5nights itinerary

    Your plan looks fine, but don't know if the demonstration is still there till end of Oct, if so, Mongkok near Ladies Street, Sai Yeung Choi Street would have been blocked and you might need to take a bit more time to get to Mui Kee Congee. Day 4 after Lamma Island can spend time for some spots in Central like Duddell Street Starbucks, Hollywood Road...etc. and for last day, actually it would be better to plan for nearby last minute shopping/sightseeing, or even move Ngong Ping & Citygate to last day before flight because they are close to airport (do early check in or store luggage at Citygate rental locker or paid luggage storage service at Ngong Ping Cable Car terminal). Then you can free up Day 3 to cover more area like Repulse Bay & Stanley. What do you think?
  13. help on planing hk trip

    I guess both places are safe to store luggage. HK is a safe city so don't worry too much. Better spare Day 2 for the Lantau, and extra time can go walking around Avenue of Stars and TST in the evening. Day 3 better go to The Peak after Ocean Park. Day 4 got plenty of time, can cover 3D Museum, walking between TST & MK + walking around Central if you want. (But walking around Central better do during day time 'coz may shops tend to close early in those small streets) You may browse through the gourmet section in allaboughongkong.com and find the food that interest you. HK is a super convenient city and basically you can reach any eating places without difficulty.
  14. ngong ping 360 luggage service

    Called NP cable car to check, their luggage storage counter is manned by their staff (like hotel concierge), and price is HK$80 per piece regardless of size, you can keep luggage there from their opening time until close time, and no limit on luggage storage so no problem on fully used.
  15. help on planing hk trip

    I think you can add walking along TST to MK (or the other way around) on Day 2 before getting to The Peak, unless you want to spend half day there to cover the Madame Tussauds Museum as well. Lin Heung Tea House is at Central near Sheung Wan, which involve some walk from the MTR, you need to refer google map for walking direction (Google Map is very accurately in HK). After Ocean Park, it's quite late (around 4-5pm) and I would suggest you to go to Avenue of Stars for the Symphony of Lights show (yeh agreed with someone mentioned here that it's actually quite a boring show indeed... so you decide if worth to spend time for that or not) At Ngong Ping, besides the Big Buddha, there is a Ngong Ping Village (but quite tourist-oriented) and if time allowed, follow signs and walk to the Wisdom Path, awesome view. Have a veggie lunch at Po Lin Monastery (buy lunch coupon at entrance of Big Buddha when you arrive there, don't wait until lunch time it could be sold out), and then have a bowl of super smooth hill water Tofu pudding at Tak Kee between Big Buddha and Ngong Ping Village. CX is T1, Aisle B for First and Business and Aisle C for Economy. T2 mostly for low cost carrier.
  16. Help to review 8D7N itenerary

    Hi, me and my husband will be having an 8D7N tour in HK / Macau starting on 17th Oct. We have planned some activities hope that someone here can help review / comments / give some suggestions. Or is there any interesting attractions that we have missed in our itenerary? Hi skeng, actually your itinerary is planned quite nice, just some more suggestions for you below: Thanks in advanced. Day 1: Arriving at about 5.30pm. Check in hotel in You Ma Tei. Big Bus Night Tour at 7pm Symphony of Lights Day 2: Morning: Lui Seng ChunFlower MarketBird GardenGoldfish MarketBetter cover Ladies Market before going to TST.Afternoon: Chung King Mansion (nothing much to do there besides eating curry and experience being in the Indian community... personally think not worth to spend time there)TST Post Office (it's really just a post office.. you sure you wanna go?)1881 Heritage (Tsim Sha Tsui)Hong Kong Space MuseumClock TowerArena Of Stars (Avenue of Stars)Harbour City Mall - Canton Road, Tsim Tsa TsuiVictoria HarbourNight: Ladies MarketTemple Street MarketDay 3: Kowloon Walled City ParkNan Lian Garden (Diamond Hill) and Chi Lin NunnerySai KungDay 4: Macau Day 5: Morning: back from Macau. Check in hotel at Central Afternoon: The Blue HouseGolden Bauhinia SquareWoo Cheong Pawn Shop (The Pawn is under renovation now. You can just see the outside)Lockhart RoadThe Hopewell CentreHysan Place Shopping MallJardine's BazaarNight: Times SquareLan Kwai Fong (If not enough time to go can put it on Day 6 after Victoria Peak)Day 6: Ocean Park VICTORIA PEAK Day 7: NGO PING 360 (Can include Tai O and Citygate, because just Ngong Ping 360 cannot spend you 1 whole day...) Day 8: Citygate Flight at 4pm
  17. 1 day trip in Central

    You can walk to the Peak Tram station from Duddell Street Starbucks, which is close to HSBC building. See this map for the walking direction, or you may use google map. http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/2_1.asp Then after you finish The Peak, take bus no. 15C back to Central Ferry Pier and take start ferry to TST. But if your trip is within these few days, do check latest traffic arrangement on the bus website (http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/) because as I know bus 15C is currently suspended due to the demonstration road block.
  18. help on planing hk trip

    Oh yes, but to Ocean Park would probably spend you more than half day there so may not have much time for walking around... Yes, Ocean Park's bus no. 629 from Admiralty MTR station is now relocated to Tin Hau Bus Terminus just adjacent to Tin Hau MTR station. Check Ocean Park website for any updates because it may change again according to situation. The main road connecting TST and Mongkok is Nathan Road and it's not blocked or occupied at the moment, so you can still walk from TST to MK. The fireworks start at 9pm in October. Check Disneyland website for update timetable later: http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/hkdl/en_US/tools/calendar/dailyCalendar?name=CalendarDetailPage&cal=201411&date=20141012&length=1&tab=24519 Maybe around 22-28'c.
  19. Recommended hotels/hostels by facebook fans

    Airport Express is train but not bus... or did you mean the free shuttle bus provided by Airport Express? It depends on the location because there are several routes. Check it out here: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/services/complom_free_bus.html
  20. 7D6N Hong Kong Vacation from18 Dec till 24 Dec 2014

    Dear Admin, Our group of 8, comprising of 5 Adults and 2 kids aged 10 & 12 years, shall be staying at Royal Plaza Hotel throughout our stay at Hong Kong. Besides Hong Kong, we also intend to make a day trip to Macau. We shall be arriving Hong Kong circa 1300hrs on 18 Dec and leaving HK at 1400 hrs on 24 Dec 2014. Hi Wendy, 5 adults + 2 kids, so it's 7 pax or 8? Anyway, please see my personal comment and suggestion in red. This is our maiden trip to your beautiful country, and, below is our preliminary itinerary (not in sequence of days) of HK :- 1. Avenue of Stars (may I know what is the attractions here, please) It's a promenade along Victoria Harbour with tiles of celebrities handprints on floor (similar to Hollywood), there are also some sculptures about HK movies, e.g. Bruce Lee sculpture, McDull sculpture...etc. People go there not only for the handprints but also the famous night view of Victoria Harbour as well as the laser show Symphony of Lights starts at 8pm every night. 2. Repulse Bay (may I know what is the attractions here, please) Beach, a beautiful beach with many luxury apartments around. There is some Buddhist sculptures and Chinese style gazebo there too. Visitors always include a visit to Stanley together with Repulse Bay because they are on the same way and not far from each other. Stanley is famous for its market, al fresco cafe & restaurant along the shore and Murray House. Quite nice to visit. 3. Victoria Peak (is same as The Peak?) Yes. 4. The Big Buddha 5. Disneyland (to avoid crowd at ticket counter, can we and where to purchase our tickets in advance? Is there any express lanes entrance for advanced purchased tickets?) You may purchase online, or through any one of the express outlets stated in their website like Ticket Express at MTR Hong Kong station, Magic of Disneyland at HKIA Terminal 2, or their kiosk at Avenue of Stars... etc. http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/hkdl/en_US/ticketsAndReservations/overview?name=OneDayTicketPage#TicketExpress 6. Nong Ping 360 7. Lantau Island 8. Lan Kwai Fong 9. Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple 10. Walled Village 11. Miu Gai 12. Lui Yan Gai 13. Lama Island and any other recommendations? If you like Chinese garden landscape, recommend a visit to Nan Lian Garden near Diamond Hill MTR station. There are not only one walled village in HK, you have to find out the one you wanna visit in order to get the right direction to go. Besides Lama Island, I would recommend Cheung Chau because it's more developed fishing village with more shops, more restaurants. Seafood there is not bad and cheap too. Please advise us on the easiest public transport to the respective places as above. Main transportation is MTR. Some places need to take bus or other form of transport, for example: Repulse Bay - bus no. 6 or 6X from Exchange Square at Central station/HK station The Peak - bus no. 15C from Central Ferry Pier (outside HK station) to Peak Tram Terminus + Peak Tram to The Peak Lamma or Cheung Chau - Ferry from Central Ferry Pier (outside HK station) We also would like your recommendation for our daily 3 meals. We prefer Dai Pai Tong to posh restaurants. As I don't know where you will be located each day, it's hard to plan all 3 meals for every day during your entire trip. My suggestions is take a look at http://www.allabouthongkong.com and browse through the gourmet section. One this for sure, we want to try the Beef Brisket Noodles (ngai lam meen). Try Kau Kee in Gough Street, Sheung Wan (near Hollywood Road). Very popular but staff are kind of rude, be prepared. (actually most famous old restaurant has that rude culture, so not to be surprised...) Preliminary itinerary of Macau: 1. Taipa Village 2. St Paul's ruins 3. Statue of Kum Lum 4. A Ma Temple 5. Casino? and any other recommendations? The Venetian, City of Dream, Senado Square, Macau Tower...etc. I presume Macau would be very crowded during the weekend (Fri - Sun), which day, during our stay, should we plan our day trip to Macau? Any day other than Sat & Sun in your stay. Where, nearest to our hotel, can we purchase the ferry tickets? How long validity is the ticket? How much is a adult and a child ticket costs? Can purchase online with handling fee, or at the ferry terminal: http://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/ticketing/ticketing-channels.aspx If you go on weekdays, you may try to buy on the spot, there are some travel agency counters selling last minute tickets at ferry terminal. Or if you don't wanna take risk, then online purchase is the best way to buy ticket in advance for tourist. You can check the fare in that website too. Where can we find good and economical food at Macau? Hm... sorry am not too familiar with Macau, but generally there are loads of restaurants in Macau that are very economical~ If you speak Cantonese, try asking locals standing at bus stop, from what I've experienced I think Macau people are quite friendly. What time does the ferries ply from HK and back HK each day? Very frequent at the Sheung Wan terminal. Check that turbojet website for schedule. Other enquiries: Should we book a airport transfer coach to Royal Plaza Hotel from Malaysia? Besides the coach, with our group of 8, what other means of public transport is available from Airport to Royal Plaza Hotel? You may compare the cost of transfer coach vs taxi. I guess it's around HKD100/adult for the coach? FYI taxi is around HKD250 per trip per car from HKIA to Mongkok. Or taking Airport Express to Kowloon Station and change to its free shuttle bus K5 to Royal Plaza Hotel (http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/services/complom_free_bus.html). There is group ticket offer for Airport Express now: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tickets/promotions_4persons.html Is MTR the best and economical means of transport? Is there a MTR station at Royal Plaza Hotel? Yes. The MTR station beside Royal Plaza Hotel is Mongkok East station, but it is not connected to the main line that going around the city. It's on the line mainly going to the suburb, except to Tsim Sha Tsui, you can take MTR from Mongkok East to Hung Hom, then change to West Rail Line to East Tsim Sha Tsui station. Is it advisable to purchase a octopus card during our stay? Definitely. It can be returned and refund the remaining value + deposit before you leave HK. Last but not least, how would the weather be then? Very cool to cold, temp around 12-18'c. Sometimes cloudy and windy. Particularly cold with strong wind at The Peak & Ngong Ping/Big Buddha due to high altitude. Check weather forecast 9 days before departure: http://www.hko.gov.hk Thank you very much for your time and assistance. Anxious to have your reply soon.
  21. help on planing hk trip

    Then you must visit Temple Street Night Market, and Mongkok's Sai Yeung Choi Street for street food. For shopping, you may visit Tsim Sha Tsui and also Citygate Outlet Mall in Tung Chung for discounted branded goods. Why you sure you'll be using HK Island line for 2 days? If so, I would recommend you to walk around Central and Sheung Wan, like Mid-Level Escalator, SoHo area, Hollywood Road, Gough Road...etc. These areas are currently not affected by the demonstration. Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan and Yau Ma Tei are currently not affected by the protest, the affected areas are Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mongkok (near Ladies Street). Will you enter Disneyland park on 1st day? If so, you may stay until the ending fireworks which is around 8-9pm. By that time it would be too late for you to go to other area just for the dinner, and my suggestion is to have dinner in one of the restaurants inside the park before the fireworks.
  22. help on planing hk trip

    Hi ths, Try listing out all the places you wanna go and group them by location, arrange those in nearby area in same day to make an itinerary of your own. Other than those places you mentioned, what kind of activity are you interested in? Say shopping, sightseeing or other specific interest? Kee Wah Bakery is the most popular one selling traditional biscuit and cake, and they have plenty of branches in every corner of HK. You can look up their website for branch address: http://en.keewah.com/
  23. plan a Trip to HK this coming November 2014

    抵达日期:20 nov 2014 第一天:香港机场接送往酒店 Hong Kong International Airport (T2), Thu 20 Nov 2014, 2015 hrs ( 8:15PM) Can help recommend any place to go during night time? Tsuen Wan is mainly a residential area, there is not much special thing to do at night. You may walk around shopping complexes around if they haven't closed. 酒店:Panda Hotel 悅來酒店 (Between 大窩口站& Tsuen Wan 荃灣 MTR) 第二天: 点心早餐,大屿山,搭缆车,天坛大佛,太平山,蜡像馆,星光大道看夜景 店:Panda Hotel 悅來酒店 (Between 大窩口站& Tsuen Wan 荃灣 MTR) OK. 第三天:自由活 店:Panda Hotel 悅來酒店 (Between 大窩口站& Tsuen Wan 荃灣 MTR) Can help recommend any place to go during night time? Recommend to visit the Temple Street Night Market in Yau Ma Tei after 7pm. After that, you may visit the Lan Kwai Fong for nightlife entertainment. 第四天:浅水湾,香港仔鱼村,金紫荆广场,FERRY送往澳门入住酒店 What time do you plan to arrive Macau? If you visit Repulse Bay & Aberdeen, it might take up more than half day and you will only arrive Macau after dark. 第五天:酒店早餐,澳门大三巴,妈祖庙,威尼斯人赌场,FERRY返回香港 店:Panda Hotel 悅來酒店 (Between 大窩口站& Tsuen Wan 荃灣 MTR) OK. 第六天:迪斯尼 第七天:送往机场 Hong Kong International Airport (T2), Wed 26 Nov 2014, 1745 hrs ( 5:45PM) 店:Panda Hotel 悅來酒店 (Between 大窩口站& Tsuen Wan 荃灣 MTR) Can recommend any place can I go from 7am-12pm? That early in the morning can only visit sightseeing spots. How about visiting Giant Buddha & Ngong Ping cable car before going to airport this day? Then Day 2 can replace with Repulse Bay, Stanley, Aberdeen, so you can depart to Macau earlier on Day 4. Your baggage can leave in the rental lockers in Tung Chung Citygate Outlet Mall, and it's very close to the airport from Tung Chung, just about 15-20mins by bus S1. Best regards, Yuen
  24. Hi justinalim, Wow, it's gonna be a sweet & romantic trip! Must go places will be The Peak (for sunset and night view) and Avenue of Stars for typical Victoria Harbour night view. Ocean Park and Disneyland will spend you one whole day for each, so spare 2 whole days for them (Ocean Park can be finished at late afternoon so you’ll have some time left for the night, perhaps for a shopping spree at Causeway Bay or a night out at Lan Kwai Fong). Repulse Bay and Stanley are nice to go too, and these 2 places would also take up 1 day plus some left for the evening that you can slot in HK Eye after coming back to Central from Stanley. You may also take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car on Lantau Island, which take you to the Giant Buddha, and if you’re interested you may include Tai O (a fishing village) and these will spend you half day so you can spend the rest of the day shopping at Tung Chung Citygate Outlet Mall for branded goods at good price. Another whole day can plan an island trip to Cheung Chau (a bit similar to Tai O but more established fishing village/island), walk around and have a seafood dinner at very reasonable price there along the shore. Actually you may take a look at those itineraries planned by other members posted here as a reference to build one for your own. It’s better for you to pick the places and plan them according to your pace and preference because everyone’s interest and pace is different. Once you have a rough plan, post it here and let’s discuss~
  25. Hairy Crab 大闸蟹

    Hi esmf86, Would you like to buy the raw one or cooked one? Raw one would be cheaper but most shops require customers to buy in bulk, like half or 1 whole basket (about 48-78 crabs per basket depends on crab size). For cooked one, you may have it at some Chinese restaurants which offer hairy crabs set menu, price about HK$400 and up per person, including a few dishes besides the crabs. You can take a look at East Ocean Restaurant which is quite famous in hairy crabs: http://www.eastocean.com.hk/hairycrab2014.html