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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 #240 on: April 28, 2013, 12:05:21 PM »
Great.

Unfortunately, the Macau water show is only from Thurs-Mon so we'll probably just do the AJ hacket tower.
Too bad, awesome show.
I don't think it's worth shlepping to Macau just for bungy though unless you just really want another passport stamp.  And it is quite a shlep.

I don't think that's enough time to catch that flight.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: April 28, 2013, 01:01:16 PM »
Too bad, awesome show.
I don't think it's worth shlepping to Macau just for bungy though unless you just really want another passport stamp.  And it is quite a shlep.

I don't think that's enough time to catch that flight.

How much of a schlep are we talking?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: April 28, 2013, 01:03:27 PM »
Probably need to allot at least 4 hours RT for purchasing tickets, transport time, and customs.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: April 28, 2013, 01:34:25 PM »
Hmm..either I'll skip Macau, or I'll do it on the one full day I have.

I think we're going to do something like this:

The Peak Tram;
Glass bottom cable-car;
Ozone Bar;
AJ Hackett Tower;
Dinner somewhere -- any reccos?
Lunch somewhere -- any recoos?

Am I missing anything important?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: April 28, 2013, 01:43:14 PM »
When do you arrive/depart HKG?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: April 28, 2013, 01:43:40 PM »
When do you arrive/depart HKG?

Arrive 7am.

Leave 3pm the following day.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: April 28, 2013, 01:49:22 PM »
Don't bother with Macau then. Not enough time to justify it.
I'm sure you'll be back with CX F.

Hmm..either I'll skip Macau, or I'll do it on the one full day I have.

I think we're going to do something like this:

The Peak Tram;
Glass bottom cable-car;
Ozone Bar;
AJ Hackett Tower;
Dinner somewhere -- any reccos?
Lunch somewhere -- any recoos?

Am I missing anything important?
On HKI you have Shalom Grill and the JCC.
In Kowloon you have Mul Hayam.

All 3 are very good for the most part.

HKI and Kowloon are both fun to explore and get lost in.  HKI has a cool escalator going up one of the steep streets that seems to go up forever.  Also lots of stalls on alleys in HKI selling gifts.

There are also several great markets all around.  My wife got great knockoff purses and stuff in the night market in Kowloon.  They'll ask for $1,000HKG and come down to $100HKG, so be prepared for that and the calculator game.

Custom clothes aren't cheap, but they are excellent.

Star Ferry is worthwhile at night for the views.

There's a light show at night we didn't catch.

That's off the top of my mind, gotta look through our pics for more than that.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: April 28, 2013, 01:56:27 PM »
Yes, with CX F, that's likely, Gd willing.

Thanks for all the info.

If you had to pick one place for breakfast/lunch and one place for dinner, what'd it be?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: April 28, 2013, 02:01:11 PM »
I'd go with Shalom Grill and Mul Hayam.  Just depends if you'll be on HKI or Kowloon for lunch or dinner.
Unless it's Sunday night of course-in which case the JCC wins.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: April 28, 2013, 02:05:19 PM »
I'd go with Shalom Grill and Mul Hayam.  Just depends if you'll be on HKI or Kowloon for lunch or dinner.
Unless it's Sunday night of course-in which case the JCC wins.

But both are good for lunch and dinner?

Unfortunately, JCC Sunday night buffet will have to be saved along with Macau and the Water Show for another time, as we won't be there over the weekend.

So, this where I'm at:

The Peak Tram;
Glass bottom cable-car;
Ozone Bar;
AJ Hackett Tower;
Dinner somewhere -- any reccos? at Mul Hayam or Shalom Grill
Lunch somewhere -- any reccos? at Mul Hayam or Shalom Grill

I feel like we have time to do more, no?

What else would DDF recommend?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: May 01, 2013, 09:46:23 AM »
Mul hayam is also by vctoria harbour so you can take a walk on their local avenue of the stars, maybe take the ferry from Central or Wan chai to Kowloon (TST -Tsim Sha tsui), the ferry ride is very nice.

I've never been in HK for leisure so I can't really rate it compared to other attractions.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: May 02, 2013, 01:13:02 PM »
Ritz for $325 or W HKG for $325

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: May 05, 2013, 09:19:25 PM »
Anyone know what time shachris is at KZ during the week?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: May 05, 2013, 09:42:00 PM »
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Enjoy your trip!
Hope for LH F ;-)

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: May 05, 2013, 09:43:50 PM »
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Enjoy your trip!
Hope for LH F ;-)

THanks! Couldn't find it for some reason.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: May 05, 2013, 09:50:58 PM »
Mul Hayam is one of my favorite places to eat anywhere. Make sure to try the Goulash Soup and Vietnamese Rice

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: May 05, 2013, 10:05:05 PM »
Mul Hayam is one of my favorite places to eat anywhere. Make sure to try the Goulash Soup and Vietnamese Rice

Thanks for the recco. Will be there for dinner Tues night, Gd willing.

Any other reccos?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: May 05, 2013, 10:13:08 PM »
Thanks for the recco. Will be there for dinner Tues night, Gd willing.

Any other reccos?

Everything there is very good. Not cheap though. Prob eaten 25 meals there and never disappointed

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: May 05, 2013, 10:15:32 PM »
Will be there for dinner Tues night, Gd willing.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: May 05, 2013, 10:17:51 PM »
Everything there is very good. Not cheap though. Prob eaten 25 meals there and never disappointed

On vaca the budget goes up :)

Of anyone else has had specific dishes they liked, speak up by all means.
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