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hong kong or singapore?
« on: July 05, 2012, 08:28:37 AM »
planning a trip to asia this august, not sure what to do the last weekend (Thursday-Monday)
Should i go to hong kong or singapore? (from Phuket)
 We will be traveling with a 4 month old so shabbos will be a big factor(eiruv? decent hotel near chabad? get a goy to bring baby?) Also being that we prob.wont get babysitters, night life/casino stuff are out. Basically, only things to do that we can shlep a baby along.
Any suggestions/Ideas?

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 08:43:43 AM »
About getting someone to carry the baby, is that mutar? I refer you to your LOR... I have heard of ppl who do that but I think there is no Halachic sanction. I would like to hear if you have info.
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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 08:51:50 AM »
Ok ill ask-but either way-i need some ideas

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 03:41:17 PM »
planning a trip to asia this august, not sure what to do the last weekend (Thursday-Monday)
Should i go to hong kong or singapore? (from Phuket)
is ur main trip in phuket?

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 03:44:24 PM »
never been to singapore (yet) but if you need info in hk let me know (pm)
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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 03:50:14 PM »
never been to singapore (yet) but if you need info in hk let me know (pm)
why in PM? private stuff? maybe others can learn as well if u post publicly

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 03:55:38 PM »
Would you consider Bangkok? I think that they have a big Chabad place, I've never been there yet... Don't pm me for more info...  :o
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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 03:56:31 PM »
Would you consider Bangkok? I think that they have a big Chabad place, I've never been there yet... Don't pm me for more info...  :o
dont go to bangkok for more than a week if u want to stay sane....but the chabad is great there.

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 04:43:56 PM »
im starting in beijing then goin to phuket for a few days-the last leg will be a weekend(thursday-mondy)so debating which one to do.
Being with a baby shabbos is the issue(regarding the halacha aspect,there are heterim,speak to your rav-but its not for this thread)
Once im doin phuket i think id skip bangkok and try to see something different.

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 04:50:26 PM »
From what ive read on the forums, hong kong seems to have a great shabbos situation, however may not be that much to do other wise
Singapore on the otherhand, there isnt much info on the forums, but seems like alot nicer and more stuff to do-but dunno the situation with shabbos.

Regarding phuket-anyone stay in Le meridien khao lak? how was the hotel itself? too far from attractions?

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 05:26:08 PM »
if youre still in the planning stages, id recommend against going to phuket in august.

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012, 08:23:30 PM »
Once im doin phuket i think id skip bangkok and try to see something different.
Phuket & Koh Samui have about as much to do with Bangkok & Chiang Mai as Honolulu has to do with NYC.

Regarding phuket-anyone stay in Le meridien khao lak? how was the hotel itself? too far from attractions?
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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 04:31:39 AM »
Phuket & Koh Samui have about as much to do with Bangkok & Chiang Mai as Honolulu has to do with NYC.
phuket has some similarities to bangkok though phuket is nicer and has a breeze - its the islands around and the beach in phuket thats the opposite.

Once im doin phuket i think id skip bangkok and try to see something different.
go to koa samui and the islands there - check flights on scyscanner.com

if youre still in the planning stages, id recommend against going to phuket in august.
+1 - i went in the beginning of June where the monsoon was just starting and i practicaly stayd indoors most of the time. forget about visiting the islands in that weather.


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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 05:00:48 AM »
cool pic Cbs-looks pretty bad if it rains-however i think ill try my luck to start in Phuket and if the rain is in the forecast i can always leave early-main reason is because want to get villa with private pool (that isnt too expensive) and especially cuz i can use starwood in le meridien. If anyone has gotten villa with private pool in other places for a decent price, please let me know.

Dan, it seems like like you overall had a decent time in Le meridien-but did u feel it was too far out-like wasnt worth goin out to do any activities?

Also back to the original question: Hong kong or Singapore for thursday - monday? (with baby)

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Re: hong kong or singapore?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 07:57:55 AM »
Also back to the original question: Hong kong or Singapore for thursday - monday? (with baby)
i have been to both but never slept there. (just day trip) and if u want my opinion ill say singapore, just because its a bit calmer and if youre with a baby it may be easier. and there arent as many hills to walk as there is in HK. and its a nice place you can relax as well....but again i have never been shabbos by any of them and only myself.