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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).


Trip reports:
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http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3634.0
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http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25610.msg422555#msg422555
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2012, 02:57:50 AM »
with a 4 hr layover in HKG, should i even think about going somewhere/ doing something nearby? if not, than what to do?
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.
my stopover is from 12:25 - 4:10. do you still recommend?
and if yes, both ways cable carts, or taxi (prob quicker) for way back.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2012, 11:26:10 PM »
my stopover is from 12:25 - 4:10. do you still recommend?
and if yes, both ways cable carts, or taxi (prob quicker) for way back.
Yes.
Do whichever is quicker.
Do the glass bottom cable car both ways though, only a little more $ and then you don't have to wait in the long line back.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 20, 2012, 02:50:49 AM »
Anyone familiar with both Jantzen tailor an Tai Pan? I've used both in the past along time ago wondering what current status is, which does better shirts??

Also have a 7:15am til 4:00pm stop.. Been there but taking a friend for first time is there anything better/more impressive than the peak to show? Where's this cable car located and is it practical time wise?

I plan on visiting the two above made tailors, restaurant in central and one mOre attraction

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2012, 09:05:46 AM »
the tram is in central and you could do it in under 2 hours if you don't spend to much time up there. Not sure how long the tailors will take you.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2012, 09:38:19 AM »
Anyone familiar with both Jantzen tailor an Tai Pan? I've used both in the past along time ago wondering what current status is, which does better shirts??

Also have a 7:15am til 4:00pm stop.. Been there but taking a friend for first time is there anything better/more impressive than the peak to show? Where's this cable car located and is it practical time wise?

I plan on visiting the two above made tailors, restaurant in central and one mOre attraction
The Cable car is near HKG airport.  It is a fun trip with the glass-bottom cars, but I'm not sure that it's more impressive than the peak tram.

I had a kapota made at Tai Pan in Admiralty center and like it a lot.  They will ship clothes to you and even store your dimensions, but my kapota was far from perfect on his first try, so I'm not sure how that would work without going back for a fitting.

Closest restaurant to that would be Shalom Grill, which also has a grocery.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: June 10, 2012, 03:30:38 AM »
Reporting from The CX lounge - "The Cabin"  - im flying economy but asked a random passenger entering if he can bring me as his +1 and he happily did. - i didnt end up going to Lantau island because by the time i got out of border control i only had 3 hours (a bit less) till my flight departs again. so i just came here and enjoying the fast free internet, couches, fresh fruit, unlim. drinks...

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: June 10, 2012, 04:11:46 AM »
Reporting from The CX lounge - "The Cabin"  - im flying economy but asked a random passenger entering if he can bring me as his +1 and he happily did. - i didnt end up going to Lantau island because by the time i got out of border control i only had 3 hours (a bit less) till my flight departs again. so i just came here and enjoying the fast free internet, couches, fresh fruit, unlim. drinks...
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: June 13, 2012, 02:24:00 PM »
Steve2 would be proud ;)
sorry didnt get that...is that supposed to be humorous (like noone cares type of thing) or from something steve2 said?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: July 16, 2012, 04:00:43 AM »
sorry didnt get that...is that supposed to be humorous (like noone cares type of thing) or from something steve2 said?
There is a thread on FT discussing sTeve's (pun intended)  practice of lurking outside UA lounges asking to be comped.
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« Reply #149 on: July 16, 2012, 12:48:42 PM »
There is a thread on FT discussing sTeve's (pun intended)  practice of lurking outside UA lounges asking to be comped.
oh yes i remember now such a thing

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2012, 01:08:45 PM »
So, now that some of us need to start thinking about Hong Kong accomodations, what are the recommendations for location in HK for a stay not over the weekend?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: July 18, 2012, 01:12:28 PM »
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2012, 01:18:40 PM »
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In Kowloon?

Are there any comparable Hyatt suggestions?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 18, 2012, 02:25:57 PM »
I'm looking at the grand Hyatt, have to ask around if it's on the "right" side of HKG
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: July 18, 2012, 02:28:49 PM »
I'm looking at the grand Hyatt, have to ask around if it's on the "right" side of HKG

right side? is there a ghetto there?
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« Reply #155 on: July 18, 2012, 02:31:16 PM »
right side? is there a ghetto there?
everyone I spoke to told me to make sure I'm on a certain side of HKG, don't remember which
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: July 19, 2012, 05:36:17 AM »
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Hello all started typing my TR than forgot about it so starting again here..

It all started on sunday I dont remember exactly when I first saw the deal but I saw it sometime in the morning and skimmed past I took another look when Dan reposted on the main site and decided to book even though I thought the chances of working where actually very slim.

I booked a very short itin because I travel companion didn't want to take off to much work.

EWR FRA First LH:
booked at ~1PM and than drove to the airport to catch the 6PM flight checkin in to the small shared LH lounge in EWR nothing to write about there. Gate was next to lounge, boarded without a hitch were only 3 other people in first of course since I only booked a few hours prior no kosher food was available, although I did put in a request for the return flight.

Landed in FRA at 7:20 AM I had loaded the FRA wikitravel page in the lounge and read on flight it seemed that although there are a number of museums in FRA they where all closed on monday. When we landed we took the train into the center of the city and just strolled around most shops where either closed or in the process of opening. For a few hours we just strolled around exploring. At this point my friend decided he needed to get back to work so we went back to the airport early and he booked a separate on way award ticket back to NYC. I spent the next two hours or so in the First class lounge where I definitely drank more in scotch than I spent on tax & fees for the ticket :) . I had requested kosher in the lounge but the "not enough time excuse" excuse was given although I did get 4-5 individual apologies from various staff. At 45 min prior to flight I requested that I be driven early to the gate (I was very excited for this so couldn't wait). I was driven in a Mercedes S class alone  to the gate, there is a kosher vending machine at gate C15 which happened to be my gate so went there to check for food but the machine had 2 items inside and for some reason didn't want to work, so I boarded the plane. The driver insisted on standing next to me the whole time holding my luggage and made sure to get everyone out of the way when I boarded so I didn't have to wait even a second.

FRA HKG Business
flight was uneventful, business class seats are quite nice and although don't go fully flat are easy to sleep in, again no kosher food. On the way I planed my day in HK partially from this thread partially from my seat neighbor who work for LH and thought my whole trip was hilarious.
First stop was Shalom grill where after basically not eating any real food for almost two days I was excited about I ordered the mixed grill which I finished in about 30 sec. They are currently doing construction on the second floor so they serve you the food on the third floor next to the shul. I ate with a local frum guy who gave me a few pointers and took the tram with him to admiralty station and than walked thru the park and up to the peak tram. Went up in the tram spent some time on the peak walking around the facilities and just admiring the view. took the tram back down and at the base there is a bus the the star ferry, took the bus to the ferry got on the ferry and crossed over to kowloon by this time it was around 3-4 Pm spent the next few hours browsing shops and bargaining. I couldn't bring myself to get a suit made being that I was only there for the day and it would have to be shipped I figured I would probably be better off not spending the money. At some point I went to the Peninsula Hotel ordered a drink and sat in the cool for a few minuted admiring the 2 hotel Rolls royce phantom's parked in front. At around 7:30 I made my way to the pier to watch the 8PM light show, it was really incredible and definitely worth watching, the whole thing takes around 15-30 min after which I stolled some more to the night market and than onto the ladies market. at around 9 PM my legs where getting really tired and I decided to head back to the airport for my 11:30 PM flight. at the airport I tried out the singapore lounge first, next to me where 4 very official looking australians who where talking about meeting conda lisa rice "tomorrow" . I had to ask who they where, the answer was he was the senator of australia (wtv that means) we spoke for a couple minutes and I moved on to the united lounge.

HKG MUC Business

landed in munich 6AM with a 3 hour stop over , I was told this was not enough time to head into munich and decided to take the bus to freising a smal town near airport but figured it was better than sitting in airport. Strolled around a little there nothing was really open at that point. At 8:30 am got to airport visited the LH business lounge which was nice but nothing compared to the FRA first lounge. got two nice hermlois meals werent exciting enough to take pictures of but did the job.

MUC EWR Business
This was on UA metal which was complete garbage compared to the LH planes. Sitting next to me was a nice guy who works for universal who invited me to get me in if I ever come to orlando. No kosher food on this flight the steward claimed they didn't get the request (should I ask for compensation?) .
 

Noone at anytime in the trip said anything at all about the 4 miles. Nothing was deducted from the account I used. I do regret not booking a better routing, staying longer or getting more first class segments but for the circumstances I definitely can't complain. Good luck to all other who booked!!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: July 19, 2012, 05:43:00 AM »
Awesome!!!

As has been mentioned multiple times, once ticketed, the ticket is good. The only issue is UA looking up who got these tickets and cancelling them.

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