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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:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1752.0
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1070.0
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3634.0
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1548.msg22804#msg22804
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2630.msg25855#msg25855
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2630.msg25907#msg25907
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2630.msg180625#msg180625
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2630.msg264863#msg264863
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2630.msg330403#msg330403
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1885.msg17999#msg17999
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25610.msg422555#msg422555
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30766.0
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2040 on: February 24, 2018, 10:46:05 PM »
Considering doing the TLV-HKG-USA route, how long should I aim for in HKG?

I have up to two weeks so I'd potentially consider doing a short hop elsewhere in middle.
2 days should be enough but make sure one of the days is a Sunday

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2041 on: February 25, 2018, 04:29:43 AM »
2 days should be enough but make sure one of the days is a Sunday
That's it? If so where else should I consider going? What happens on Sunday?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2042 on: February 25, 2018, 04:56:23 AM »
That's it? If so where else should I consider going? What happens on Sunday?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2043 on: February 25, 2018, 09:36:16 AM »
That's it? If so where else should I consider going? What happens on Sunday?
Longer if you want to make custom clothing or go to Macau or Shenzhen.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2044 on: February 25, 2018, 11:53:19 AM »
Longer if you want to make custom clothing or go to Macau or Shenzhen.
I do want to make custom.

I want to take advantage of the fact that I have a significant amount of time to take in as much of the area as I can, if that means HKI, Macau and Shenzhen I'll do that. If that won't take a full two weeks maybe I'd go to Singapore or Shanghai in the middle...

Truth I don't know much at all about the far east so I'm looking for ideas.

ETA: I'm not even that hooked on HKG, I would consider using it as a stop and going somewhere else for most of the trip.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2045 on: February 25, 2018, 12:07:51 PM »
I do want to make custom.

I want to take advantage of the fact that I have a significant amount of time to take in as much of the area as I can, if that means HKI, Macau and Shenzhen I'll do that. If that won't take a full two weeks maybe I'd go to Singapore or Shanghai in the middle...

Truth I don't know much at all about the far east so I'm looking for ideas.

ETA: I'm not even that hooked on HKG, I would consider using it as a stop and going somewhere else for most of the trip.
You can definitely spend 2 great weeks in Asia. Read the threads here on the locations you mentioned, and the trip reports, and try to narrow down what appeals most to you, and fits within your budget or permits use of any miles/points you may have to redeem.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2046 on: February 25, 2018, 02:45:29 PM »
I do want to make custom.

I want to take advantage of the fact that I have a significant amount of time to take in as much of the area as I can, if that means HKI, Macau and Shenzhen I'll do that. If that won't take a full two weeks maybe I'd go to Singapore or Shanghai in the middle...

Truth I don't know much at all about the far east so I'm looking for ideas.

ETA: I'm not even that hooked on HKG, I would consider using it as a stop and going somewhere else for most of the trip.
I'd suggest heading to the trip planning thread.

Custom clothing in HKG+Macau+Shenzhen can take 4-7 days. Definitely not 2 weeks.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2047 on: February 25, 2018, 02:52:10 PM »
I do want to make custom.

I want to take advantage of the fact that I have a significant amount of time to take in as much of the area as I can, if that means HKI, Macau and Shenzhen I'll do that. If that won't take a full two weeks maybe I'd go to Singapore or Shanghai in the middle...

Truth I don't know much at all about the far east so I'm looking for ideas.

ETA: I'm not even that hooked on HKG, I would consider using it as a stop and going somewhere else for most of the trip.
I would skip SIN, there's just not that much to do there. If it were me, I would do HKG and BKK+USM.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2048 on: February 25, 2018, 02:53:48 PM »
I would skip SIN, there's just not that much to do there. If it were me, I would do HKG and BKK+USM.
SIN has 2 days of things to do.

BKK over CNX?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2049 on: February 25, 2018, 02:58:46 PM »
SIN has 2 days of things to do.

BKK over CNX?
I didn't find SIN to be worth the time, maybe as part of a bigger trip it would be but I feel like there are better places to go in that amount of time. Unfortunately, I had to cut off my trip early and didn't end up making it to SGN and HKG so I really don't have much to compare SIN to.

Yea, you're probably right, CNX does make more sense from what I gather from the threads but he probably has enough time to do BKK, CNX, and a couple days at USM.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2050 on: February 26, 2018, 11:42:51 PM »
Considering doing the TLV-HKG-USA route, how long should I aim for in HKG?

I have up to two weeks so I'd potentially consider doing a short hop elsewhere in middle.

2 days is plenty unless you want to go to Macao or Shenzhen

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2051 on: February 26, 2018, 11:45:40 PM »
I didn't find SIN to be worth the time, maybe as part of a bigger trip it would be but I feel like there are better places to go in that amount of time. Unfortunately, I had to cut off my trip early and didn't end up making it to SGN and HKG so I really don't have much to compare SIN to.

Yea, you're probably right, CNX does make more sense from what I gather from the threads but he probably has enough time to do BKK, CNX, and a couple days at USM.

+1 definitely do Thailand...if you want to make a suit why not just stop back in HKG on the return instead of staying so long?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2052 on: February 27, 2018, 10:23:34 AM »
making a suit is fun but not worth the extra time

you can have them ship it to the USA for a few dollars more
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2053 on: February 27, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »
making a suit is fun but not worth the extra time

you can have them ship it to the USA for a few dollars more
Not the same as having them fit you on the spot a few times.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2054 on: February 28, 2018, 11:05:15 AM »
Not the same as having them fit you on the spot a few times.
No one said you can't do that still

I'm not talking about going 1 time
but going 2ce could work in a pinch

obviously 3 times is the best
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