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Hong Kong Island:
Things to do:
-Victoria Peak (tram),
-Ngong Ping 360 Glass bottom cable car (big Buddha),
-Downtown area
-Pink dolphin watching
-Ozone  Bar
-Tailors (Jantzen, tai panin admiraltyi cntr)
-Big Bus Tour
-Star ferry to Kowloon

Kosher Grocery Stores:
KosherMart On Hong Kong Island in the JCC
Kosher Original in Kowloon

Where to eat:
JCC Sunday night buffet can't be missed.
JCC Pizza - (Not open in the Summer)
Seven Zero - Dairy Resturant in the JCC
JCC Chinese
Shalom grill restaurant reported permanently closed by Mech
Shalom grill kosher market

Places to stay:
Grand Hyatt hotel
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Four Seasons

Kowloon:
Things to do:
-8:00pm Laser show
-Ladies market
-Ave. of stars- pier
-Museums (science, space)
-Diamond hill- nan lian garden/chi Lin nunnery
-Big Bus Tour
-Star ferry to Hong Kong Island
-Drinks at Felix (Peninsula Hotel)
-Drinks in the Lobby (Intercontinental Hotel)


Only place to eat:
Mul Hayam Restaurant at Kehilat Zion (Breakfast is now $100 HKD)

Places to stay:
The W Hotel - Great Hotel but far from Synagogues
Grand Stamford Intercontinental Hotel - next to Chabad (for Shabbos),
Intercontinental Hong Kong, Sheraton, Shangri la , Peninsula, Hyatt regency. (All these hotels are in great locations if you would like to be near KZ. You can also walk through the TST subway station to KZ from all these except IC Grand Stamford and Shangri La which is next door) 

Shuls
Kehilat Zion -Location: Unit 105, 1/F Wing On Plaza 62 Mody Road East Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon kzionhk@yahoo.com, or call: (852) 2366 6364 (office) or (852) 2368 0061
Chabad - Location:  67-71 Chatham Road, Oriental Centre 1/F Unit D, Tsim Sha Tsui  Telephone:  (852) 2366 5770  Mobile Tel.: (852) 9674 4450  Email: kowloon@chabadhk.org

Macau: (Ferry from hkg)
-Casinos (las Vegas style hotels),
-Curque like water show
-aj hachet tower (bungi)

-Disney

Lhasa:
Lake, pilgrims , culture

Airline Checkin Counters: Kowloon Station (below the W Hotel) to check your bags in. You then take the MRT straight to the airport (with just a couple of stops). It's super convenient and quick. You don't have to stay at the W to check in at Kowloon station though (and FWIW you can check in at Hong Kong station on HKI, too).


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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 20, 2011, 10:53:55 AM »
Howdy all, I am gonna have a trip from Dec 31,2011 to Jan 5 2012 to Hongkong. I checked the hotels around. It was ridiculous expensive. I should have redeem SPG hotels two weeks ago. But I tried today, all of them are unavailable. ANy one has some good advice and other places to stay? Hey Dan, you are going to stay 5 nights in HK early January there, right? Did you find any awesome deals there? thanks guys.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2011, 11:16:57 AM »
? Hey Dan, you are going to stay 5 nights in HK early January there
News to.me!
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 20, 2011, 11:40:06 AM »
Howdy all, I am gonna have a trip from Dec 31,2011 to Jan 5 2012 to Hongkong. I checked the hotels around. It was ridiculous expensive. I should have redeem SPG hotels two weeks ago. But I tried today, all of them are unavailable. ANy one has some good advice and other places to stay? Hey Dan, you are going to stay 5 nights in HK early January there, right? Did you find any awesome deals there? thanks guys.

Was there this past weekend and every single hotel was full. The Chinese descend on HKG en mass to shop because there are lots of sales. Be prepared for long lines everywhere.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: December 20, 2011, 12:32:20 PM »
where are the lines, at the ladies market? the electronic stores near the sheraton are all tourist rip offs

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: December 20, 2011, 09:04:28 PM »
Was there this past weekend and every single hotel was full. The Chinese descend on HKG en mass to shop because there are lots of sales. Be prepared for long lines everywhere.

That is true. Chinese people from Mainland China usually go to HK for Christmas Shopping (taxes are waived in HK while sales tax in mainland is very high). That totally explains the hotel availability.  My friend told me tourists usually focus on stores in Kowloon, HK island would be fine.........now it seems everywhere is full....lol

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: December 21, 2011, 01:14:14 AM »
where are the lines, at the ladies market? the electronic stores near the sheraton are all tourist rip offs

The malls. Harbor City was crazy.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2012, 12:19:51 AM »
with a 4 hr layover in HKG, should i even think about going somewhere/ doing something nearby? if not, than what to do?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 27, 2012, 12:21:46 AM »
If it was later in the day I'd tell you to take the glass bottom cable car nearby the airport, but they won't be open at that time of the morning.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2012, 12:25:20 AM »
If it was later in the day I'd tell you to take the glass bottom cable car nearby the airport, but they won't be open at that time of the morning.
so i take it that from the hours of 5:30 am till about 8:45am there aint much to do or see close by.
than my best bet is try to get a pass or someway in to CX lounge. what do i need for that?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: January 27, 2012, 12:26:20 AM »
Refundable J/F ticket ;)
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2012, 12:28:55 AM »
Refundable J/F ticket ;)
lol...do they sell them passes? i thought some airlines do that

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2012, 12:29:15 AM »
I doubt CX does.
If you do book a refundable order kosher food for the lounge in advance.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: January 27, 2012, 12:34:09 AM »
I doubt CX does.
If you do book a refundable order kosher food for the lounge in advance.
i actually have an option for a 10 hour stopover but i didnt take it. (even though i could still prob change withen 24 hours)

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2012, 12:37:01 AM »
With 10 hours you can have some fun no doubt.  That's if you can get some sleep on the flight.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2012, 12:46:05 AM »
With 10 hours you can have some fun no doubt.  That's if you can get some sleep on the flight.
so do i have to read through all 8 pages now to find out what fun i can have or will i get spoon fed service here? ;)
and sleep wise i usually have a problem with on planes (especially in coach) but maybe ill take a sleeping pill!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2012, 12:54:00 AM »
maybe ill take a sleeping pill!
Usually a good idea in coach on such long flights.
Read through the thread first and see if you get any ideas.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2012, 01:44:28 AM »
Read through the thread first and see if you get any ideas.
i read through most, didnt see much. what this forum needs is a wiki of all attractions in each destination! (it would take a long time to make though :) )
anyways i dont think im gonna change the flight besides im flying alone so its not as exciting to go tour yourself

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: January 27, 2012, 01:51:28 AM »
I'd go even by myself.  Peak tram, glass bottom cable car, eat at one of the 3 kosher eateries, walk around any of the shopping districts, etc.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: January 27, 2012, 02:19:13 AM »
Just wondering, can a nice few hours of stuff be done with around $100 - $150 or so? That's including taxis and some food. I know in shanghai its pretty cheap
Also how far is the chabad from HKG?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: January 27, 2012, 02:21:09 AM »
Just wondering, can a nice few hours of stuff be done with around $100 - $150 or so?
Definitely.
Chabad of Hong Kong Island (Avtzon) is off the beaten public transportation path.  Any specific reason you want to go there?
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