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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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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2190 on: January 08, 2019, 12:21:08 PM »
You think he has time to go all the way there in that short of a time? Sure it's doable, but at the expense of HKI or the night markets. I'd go over the night markets, I just don't know if they're open at night and how nice the cable car ride will be if you can't see anything.
I'd go over Ave of Stars, various hotel lobbies/Light show
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2191 on: January 08, 2019, 12:41:14 PM »
I'd go over Ave of Stars, various hotel lobbies/Light show
That too, but it would probably take enough to cover both.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2192 on: January 08, 2019, 12:44:45 PM »
Lantau cable car?
Is this different from the glass bottomed cable car Iv'e seen written about here?

Also, The Pier or The Wing? And why? I have 2.5 hours arriving from HAN departing to YVR

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2193 on: January 08, 2019, 04:51:28 PM »
Is this different from the glass bottomed cable car Iv'e seen written about here?

Also, The Pier or The Wing? And why? I have 2.5 hours arriving from HAN departing to YVR
Business or First?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2194 on: January 08, 2019, 07:27:21 PM »

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2195 on: January 09, 2019, 12:00:48 PM »
Is this different from the glass bottomed cable car Iv'e seen written about here?


same

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2196 on: January 09, 2019, 12:02:29 PM »
One of the most hyped up, overrated things I've ever been to in my life, the best part of the buffet was the french fries and they aren't even actually part of the buffet.
Completely agree. Was thoroughly underwhelmed. Although when speaking with someone who was there a few months prior to me, he mentioned that they had lamb chops which we didnt have. That might have moved the needle a bit

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2197 on: January 09, 2019, 12:04:33 PM »
Completely agree. Was thoroughly underwhelmed. Although when speaking with someone who was there a few months prior to me, he mentioned that they had lamb chops which we didnt have. That might have moved the needle a bit
They had short ribs when I was there which should have made it worth it but they were dry, overcooked and not very good.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2198 on: January 09, 2019, 12:54:47 PM »
They had short ribs when I was there which should have made it worth it but they were dry, overcooked and not very good.
Same here

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2199 on: January 14, 2019, 10:45:57 AM »
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Let them get you kosher food in the lounge
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2200 on: January 14, 2019, 05:56:00 PM »
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Hong Kong layover
« Reply #2201 on: January 17, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »
Going to be stopping at Hong Kong airport on my way to Thailand. Flying Hong Kong airlines business. First layover is from 645 pm until 2 am. Is it worth it/feasible to leave the airport for kosher food and see anything? Any suggestions?

Second layover from 655am until 12 noon.

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Re: Hong Kong layover
« Reply #2202 on: January 17, 2019, 11:08:56 PM »
Going to be stopping at Hong Kong airport on my way to Thailand. Flying Hong Kong airlines business. First layover is from 645 pm until 2 am. Is it worth it/feasible to leave the airport for kosher food and see anything? Any suggestions?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2203 on: January 18, 2019, 12:27:23 AM »
Any ideas for what to do in that time? How far is the kosher restaurant?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2204 on: January 26, 2019, 09:02:41 PM »
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