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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 #2295 on: December 18, 2019, 09:16:17 PM »
Where do people recommend you go to get good knock offs near Hong Kong?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2296 on: December 18, 2019, 10:43:00 PM »
Where do people recommend you go to get good knock offs near Hong Kong?
Shenzhen, but as I said before you will need a Chinese visa.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2297 on: December 18, 2019, 11:25:53 PM »
Where do people recommend you go to get good knock offs near Hong Kong?

Not to far from the border crossing
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2298 on: December 23, 2019, 02:51:03 PM »
Not to far from the border crossing
Gotcha. thanks!

Can anyone recommend stuff to do for a 12 hour layover in hong kong?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2299 on: December 25, 2019, 05:36:36 PM »
Gotcha. thanks!

Can anyone recommend stuff to do for a 12 hour layover in hong kong?
Definitely Ngong Ping glass floor cable car.
The view is breathtaking
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6 hour evening stopover
« Reply #2300 on: December 29, 2019, 12:41:36 AM »
Does it make sense to leave the airport?

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Re: 6 hour evening stopover
« Reply #2301 on: December 29, 2019, 01:16:28 AM »
Does it make sense to leave the airport?
More information needed...

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2302 on: December 29, 2019, 01:58:58 AM »
I have a 6 hour stopover (7 pm to 1 am). Is there anything to see/do in such a short amount of time?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2303 on: December 29, 2019, 02:18:55 AM »
I have a 6 hour stopover (7 pm to 1 am). Is there anything to see/do in such a short amount of time?
Yes, there are things to see. Read the wiki for more details.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2304 on: February 25, 2020, 11:21:51 AM »
Hi all, I am on the Kowloon shul email list because we paid for Shabbat dinners and donated to them and I was very sad when I read this email.  I know many of us have benefited from the services of this shul and also the Chabad there (I'm assuming they have been affected also).  I wanted to share in case others wanted to support them.  @Dan I thought maybe you might want to cover this on DDMS as part of a larger Corona Virus travel story from a Jewish angle.  One of the most powerful lessons my children took from our trip to Asia was what the Chabad and these Sephardic shluchim give up to support the Jewish community and also what these businesman do to honorably support their families while also keeping their frumkeit.  The vast majority of people at the shabbat meal in Kowloon were hard working, married men (many of whom were ashkenazi) travelling to China to support their families and although they couldn't get home for every Shabbat, they could enjoy some Shabbat menucha this community created, and you could really feel the bonds they had built with each other from all their shared meals and experiences.  All these people are still going to need to travel for business in the coming years but if there is no longer infrastructure to support them, it would be very sad (this isn't even getting into the many vacationers that have enjoyed their food and hospitality).  Anyway, if anyone wants to give a few dollars, here is the e-mail in it's entirety (I did take out bank account info because I didn't want it on the internet and if anyone wants to give them a bank draft then you can contact them).  It looks like they have raised 242k of their 300k goal but maybe we can help them get a little closer.


 Dear  ,

The situation at our Shul in Hong Kong just went from bad to worse. First were the protests which decreased attendance in Hong Kong by 50% over the last 6 months, and now this new CoronaVirus is completely obliterating foreign attendance down to near ZERO.

 

As result, we are $300,000 in arrears for prior obligations and are faced with a major dilemma how to pay rent, insurance, utilities, etc. This number will only increase overtime….

 

With attendance currently reduced by nearly 100%, there is no money coming in at all. We are cutting expenses wherever we can…

 

I am asking all those who have experienced Rabbi Meoded and his wife’s hospitality, or that have business in china or used to, to please come forth during this time of need.

 

I can’t do this alone, I am asking for 30 people/companies to come forth and give 10k or commit to raising 10k in the next thirty days. I need people from all over the world to join in this effort; New York, Panama, Brazil, Canada, Mexico etc…

 


7 easy ways to help

 

1)Pls press reply to this email, type “I am in”  if you can be one of the thirty and I will give you more information.

 

2)If you want to just make a donation right now, please click the Link below for a cc payment.

 

Click, and you will see a video message from Rabbi Meoded:

 

https://fundly.com/kehilat-zion-hong-kong

 


***If outside USA, pls click box “ Not in USA ” before checking out.

 

3)Mail a check to NY office: Kehilat Zion of Kowloon

    c/o Sarina

    34 West 33rd St 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10001

    Tax ID# 11-2642556

    Memo- urgent appeal

    JCF accepted

 

4)Mail Check to HK office; Kehilat-Zion Synagogue of Kowloon LTD

    c/o Rabbi Meoded Netanel

       unit 105, 1/F, 62 Mody Rd., Wing On Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui

       Kowloon, Hong Kong.

     Memo- urgent appeal

 

5) Reply to this email with a dollar amount and we will send you a formal invoice to pay at your leisure

 

6) Wire transfer to HK bank;

Account no-00 (HK Dollar)

Beneficiary name:  Kehilat Zion Synagogue of Kowloon Limited

Bank name:  China Citic Bank

Bank address:  232 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

SWIFT code:  -

 

Account no:  -01 (US Dollar)

Beneficiary name:  Kehilat Zion Synagogue of Kowloon Limited

Bank name:  China Citic Bank

Bank address:  232 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

SWIFT code: 

 

7)Wire transfer to NY bank;

Bank name:                 Chase Bank

Bank address:             2512 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229

Account holder:           American Friends of Shehebar Sephardic Center

Account number:         -

Swift code:                   -

Routing number:          -

Our Address

34 West 33rd St, 2nd Fl

New York, NY 10001

 

We know that this is only short term and things will Beezrat Hashem get better in due time.

 

Pls take some action on this email, we cannot lose our shul in Hong Kong that has been serving our community for over 20 years…

 

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Joey Habert at jhabert@moret.com.

 

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Thank you.


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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2305 on: May 12, 2020, 02:13:38 PM »
Hi all, I am on the Kowloon shul email list...................

It's so sad to think of how many organizations around the whole world are in dire stress and need our help.

almost every location on the globe tends to have something to help business and pleasure trips get some Kosher food and Minyan.

We all need to help as much as we can to as many as we can.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2306 on: May 14, 2020, 11:46:23 AM »
It's so sad to think of how many organizations around the whole world are in dire stress and need our help.

almost every location on the globe tends to have something to help business and pleasure trips get some Kosher food and Minyan.

We all need to help as much as we can to as many as we can.
Thanks for this post. Was a really good wake up call. I reached out to one in Hanoi where their stream of visitors has also stopped. A lot of help needed.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #2307 on: May 16, 2020, 11:38:12 PM »
Thanks for this post. Was a really good wake up call. I reached out to one in Hanoi where their stream of visitors has also stopped. A lot of help needed.
Exactly. People should donate especially to ones that helped them in the past.
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