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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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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2220 on: May 06, 2019, 02:42:01 PM »
You can do the not glass bottomed ones. Lantau island is a lot closer to the airport too if you did that.
Or you can do one-way glass and one-way regular.
My wife has a fear of heights, but was OK with this as long as she didn't look down.

I was sitting on the floor though and loving it :D
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2221 on: May 06, 2019, 02:42:40 PM »
You can do the not glass bottomed ones. Lantau island is a lot closer to the airport too if you did that.

The primary objective here is getting breakfast. Anything else is secondary to that. So “closer to KZ” is a much bigger selling point for me than “closer to the airport”... I think.

Factoring in a 5:30 AM arrival to HKG (and add some time for depositing hand luggage at the left luggage place, and buying a local SIM if possible) and a 12:40 PM departure, is any of this even realistic in conjunction with breakfast? Or should I just forget about the Peak altogether?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2222 on: May 06, 2019, 02:43:20 PM »
Or you can do one-way glass and one-way regular.
My wife has a fear of heights, but was OK with this as long as she didn't look down.

I was sitting on the floor though and loving it :D

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2223 on: May 06, 2019, 02:44:59 PM »
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2224 on: May 06, 2019, 02:46:29 PM »
Chabad of Lantau does food delivery, email them for more info:
https://www.chabadhongkong.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2846714/jewish/ABOUT-CHABAD-of-LANTAU.htm

Not looking for delivery; looking for a restaurant-style setting where I can sit down and eat on their premises.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2225 on: May 06, 2019, 02:51:46 PM »
Not looking for delivery; looking for a restaurant-style setting where I can sit down and eat on their premises.
I wouldn't go out of my way for a sit down breakfast in HKG if I lived in Israel, but to each their own I suppose.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2226 on: May 06, 2019, 03:05:48 PM »
I wouldn't go out of my way for a sit down breakfast in HKG if I lived in Israel, but to each their own I suppose.

It has nothing to do with where I live, and everything to do with the length of the flight before and the flight after. Would be nice to have a normal meal in a normal place in middle of the trip, instead of constantly suffering through the double-wrapped, inadequately heated compressed cardboard compost that passes for airline “food” these days, for a change.

I’m not worried if I end up missing cool touring opportunities now - IY”H I’ll be back in the future, I hope. This is just a bonus, to possibly see one or two things in addition to eating.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2227 on: May 06, 2019, 03:22:25 PM »
It has nothing to do with where I live, and everything to do with the length of the flight before and the flight after. Would be nice to have a normal meal in a normal place in middle of the trip, instead of constantly suffering through the double-wrapped, inadequately heated compressed cardboard compost that passes for airline “food” these days, for a change.

I’m not worried if I end up missing cool touring opportunities now - IY”H I’ll be back in the future, I hope. This is just a bonus, to possibly see one or two things in addition to eating.

You can request kosher meals to be served in the lounge, and they even let you choose which meal. The meals are Hermolis and are very solid. Request in advance on Twitter.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2228 on: May 06, 2019, 03:26:16 PM »
You can request kosher meals to be served in the lounge, and they even let you choose which meal. The meals are Hermolis and are very solid. Request in advance on Twitter.

Which lounge in particular?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2229 on: May 06, 2019, 03:53:46 PM »
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2231 on: May 07, 2019, 06:56:31 AM »
Can the lounge be accessed with PP? Have a layover and would love to get meals. Arriving in J then flying coach

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2232 on: May 07, 2019, 08:22:39 AM »
CX F
Business as well.
When I was there they said it is only for F pax, not Business.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2233 on: May 07, 2019, 08:23:11 AM »
Can the lounge be accessed with PP? Have a layover and would love to get meals. Arriving in J then flying coach
Not in your life.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2234 on: May 07, 2019, 11:49:47 AM »
When I was there they said it is only for F pax, not Business.

I just dmed them on Twitter, they asked me which meal I wanted (lamb, chicken, or omelette), and which lounge I wanted to eat in and at what time. We were served the meals exactly on time in The Pier.