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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 #2205 on: January 27, 2019, 07:15:10 AM »
Any ideas for what to do in that time? How far is the kosher restaurant?

Take the train right into downtown and Uber/Taxi to Chabad....I walked it and it was a huge mistake! Shouldn't take more then 45 minutes all together.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2206 on: May 04, 2019, 08:51:55 PM »
I'm considering a trip with a layover in HKG airport from 5:30 AM until 12:40 PM. Naturally, rather than being cooped up in the airport during all that time, we'd like to go out a bit to eat breakfast, and perhaps see the city somewhat. According to the wiki here, the only place that seems to fit the bill for breakfast is the milchig place at the JCC, which opens at 8:30 AM. Is that indeed my only option? Or is there a better choice that isn't listed?

Can anyone recommend some suggestions of things we might be able to see/do in that area while waiting for the breakfast place to open, especially considering the early hour? Also, part of the challenge is that we have a 20-month-old little boy, so it's preferable to avoid anything that would bore him to tears. ;)

Also, what's the best option for transportation? I saw this post right before mine:
Take the train right into downtown and Uber/Taxi to Chabad....I walked it and it was a huge mistake! Shouldn't take more then 45 minutes all together.
But the Airport Express website says that the train is 115 HKD per person. So that's 230 HKD for a couple (more, if the baby needs a child ticket), plus the Uber from Hong Kong station is another 57-68 HKD... meanwhile, an Uber directly from the airport is estimated at 292-358 HKD. Hardly a savings at all to take the train, it seems... what am I missing here?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2207 on: May 04, 2019, 10:30:54 PM »
I'm considering a trip with a layover in HKG airport from 5:30 AM until 12:40 PM. Naturally, rather than being cooped up in the airport during all that time, we'd like to go out a bit to eat breakfast, and perhaps see the city somewhat. According to the wiki here, the only place that seems to fit the bill for breakfast is the milchig place at the JCC, which opens at 8:30 AM. Is that indeed my only option? Or is there a better choice that isn't listed?

Can anyone recommend some suggestions of things we might be able to see/do in that area while waiting for the breakfast place to open, especially considering the early hour? Also, part of the challenge is that we have a 20-month-old little boy, so it's preferable to avoid anything that would bore him to tears. ;)

Also, what's the best option for transportation? I saw this post right before mine:But the Airport Express website says that the train is 115 HKD per person. So that's 230 HKD for a couple (more, if the baby needs a child ticket), plus the Uber from Hong Kong station is another 57-68 HKD... meanwhile, an Uber directly from the airport is estimated at 292-358 HKD. Hardly a savings at all to take the train, it seems... what am I missing here?
Meoded should have a parve breakfast option, id suggest going up the the peak its pretty close to the JCC
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2208 on: May 04, 2019, 10:35:42 PM »
Meoded should have a parve breakfast option, id suggest going up the the peak its pretty close to the JCC
+1
Victoriaís Peak.
And KZ is another option for breakfast,served daily after davening, Itís a set menu IIRC.
The JCC is closer to the Peak if that matters.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2209 on: May 06, 2019, 04:23:28 AM »
Shachris by Rabbi Meoded at 7:15 and there is an option for buffet breakfast after. You can take a bus straight from the airport to his shul in kowloon.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2210 on: May 06, 2019, 05:26:52 AM »
Shachris by Rabbi Meoded at 7:15 and there is an option for buffet breakfast after. You can take a bus straight from the airport to his shul in kowloon.

Iím all ears... which bus goes directly from the airport to the shul? And how much does it cost?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2211 on: May 06, 2019, 09:02:29 AM »
Iím all ears... which bus goes directly from the airport to the shul? And how much does it cost?
No, it's a train to Kowloon then a taxi or Uber. Or you can just Uber from HKG.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2212 on: May 06, 2019, 10:53:52 AM »
No, it's a train to Kowloon then a taxi or Uber. Or you can just Uber from HKG.

Ummmmmm...
Also, what's the best option for transportation? I saw this post right before mine:But the Airport Express website says that the train is 115 HKD per person. So that's 230 HKD for a couple (more, if the baby needs a child ticket), plus the Uber from Hong Kong station is another 57-68 HKD... meanwhile, an Uber directly from the airport is estimated at 292-358 HKD. Hardly a savings at all to take the train, it seems... what am I missing here?
Any input, then?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2213 on: May 06, 2019, 12:14:47 PM »
Ummmmmm...Any input, then?
Could be Uber is your best bet for two people.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2214 on: May 06, 2019, 01:07:48 PM »
No, it's a train to Kowloon then a taxi or Uber. Or you can just Uber from HKG.
No, the A21 bus goes directly there. Only HKD33 one-way or 55 return.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2215 on: May 06, 2019, 01:35:10 PM »
No, the A21 bus goes directly there. Only HKD33 one-way or 55 return.

Not bad. How long does the ride take? Where do I catch that bus?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2216 on: May 06, 2019, 01:38:37 PM »
In other exciting news, the Peak Tram is apparently out of service for the next few months. FML. https://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/news

Any other ideas for what to do during my stop?


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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2217 on: May 06, 2019, 01:49:45 PM »
In other exciting news, the Peak Tram is apparently out of service for the next few months. FML. https://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/news

Any other ideas for what to do during my stop?
Maybe you can drive up?

Glass bottom cable car?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2218 on: May 06, 2019, 01:52:01 PM »
Maybe you can drive up?

Glass bottom cable car?

Wife will probably freak out at the notion of a glass-bottom cable car. 🙈

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2219 on: May 06, 2019, 02:36:55 PM »
Wife will probably freak out at the notion of a glass-bottom cable car.
You can do the not glass bottomed ones. Lantau island is a lot closer to the airport too if you did that.