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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 #380 on: November 22, 2013, 04:01:49 PM »
The HR Tsim Sha Tsui isn't a shabbos friendly hotel.

I don't think it makes a big difference which side you stay on, it's really easy to hop on a metro, cab, or star ferry.
On the HKI side is the JCC with several restaurant options but you'll miss the great Sunday night buffet there.  HKI also has Chabad and Shalom Grill.

Kowloon side has Mul Hayam and the awesome W, but the W isn't for shabbos as well.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: November 23, 2013, 10:28:38 PM »
The HR Tsim Sha Tsui isn't a shabbos friendly hotel.

I don't think it makes a big difference which side you stay on, it's really easy to hop on a metro, cab, or star ferry.
On the HKI side is the JCC with several restaurant options but you'll miss the great Sunday night buffet there.  HKI also has Chabad and Shalom Grill.

Kowloon side has Mul Hayam and the awesome W, but the W isn't for shabbos as well.
So it seems like the GHHK is where i will book.

Thanks for all the input.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #382 on: November 25, 2013, 08:32:13 AM »
Is it easy to take public transportation from the airport to the IC on a Sunday night? I'll be with 3 kids.
The IC wanted 1,100 HK$.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: November 25, 2013, 03:17:45 PM »
How Shabbas-unfriendly exactly is the W?

Staying there for 4 days including over Shabbas. I don't want to switch hotels, so either Sheraton or W.

Is the W so much better than the Sheraton that you folks think it's worth it even with the Sheraton being far more convenient? Or is the gap in Shabbas-convenience bigger than the gap in betterness? Google maps has the walk from KZ to the W at 1.5 miles, which is perfectly fine for me. Is there anything else I should know about shabbas-wise?

If it's at all relevant, I am platinum, something to take into account if one hotel is particularly better on the platinum-treatment front
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: November 25, 2013, 11:23:32 PM »
Is it easy to take public transportation from the airport to the IC on a Sunday night? I'll be with 3 kids.
The IC wanted 1,100 HK$.
You could try contacting Albert at albertsun18@yahoo.com.hk or 13902446107. I used him a few times going to Shenzhen from HKG. He has a nice minivan
 

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #385 on: November 26, 2013, 02:04:07 PM »
You could try contacting Albert at albertsun18@yahoo.com.hk or 13902446107. I used him a few times going to Shenzhen from HKG. He has a nice minivan
 
He quoted me 550 each way which is half the price of IC, and isn't too much more than the train + cab I'd otherwise need.
Seem reasonable to you?
And is he cash only?

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« Reply #386 on: November 26, 2013, 02:05:20 PM »
W and you will only pay for the train.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #387 on: November 26, 2013, 02:10:31 PM »
W and you will only pay for the train.

:)  I appreciate your trying to convince me. If the price dropped, I'd be willing.
Or if I could SNA my way into a suite that could fit us all, maybe I'd do C&P.

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« Reply #388 on: November 26, 2013, 02:13:25 PM »
:)  I appreciate your trying to convince me. If the price dropped, I'd be willing.
Or if I could SNA my way into a suite that could fit us all, maybe I'd do C&P.
They're excellent about upgrading plats, did you try calling/emailing a mngr?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #389 on: November 26, 2013, 02:16:52 PM »
They're excellent about upgrading plats, did you try calling/emailing a mngr?
Good point, I'll give it a whirl.
Any chance of receiving kosher food for breakfast?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #390 on: November 26, 2013, 02:44:53 PM »
They're excellent about upgrading plats, did you try calling/emailing a mngr?
Should I just email the address on their website, or does anyone have the direct email of someone higher up who has a soft spot in his heart for the underdog?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: November 26, 2013, 10:10:26 PM »
And is he cash only?
I don't know, I always paid him cash.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: December 03, 2013, 01:55:53 PM »
has anyone stayed at the hyatt regency shah tin? how far out is it from the kosher food and central stuff?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #393 on: December 08, 2013, 05:12:57 PM »
:)  I appreciate your trying to convince me. If the price dropped, I'd be willing.
Or if I could SNA my way into a suite that could fit us all, maybe I'd do C&P.
what did you book at the ic which fits your family? how much are you paying?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: December 09, 2013, 04:08:07 AM »
what did you book at the ic which fits your family? how much are you paying?
Booked 2 rooms.
45k points for one, (40.5k after 10% rebate), and used my annual free night cert for the second.
Not ideal, but rooms in HKG seem small, and I really don't wanna pay out of pocket if I can avoid it.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: December 09, 2013, 08:52:19 AM »
Booked 2 rooms.
45k points for one, (40.5k after 10% rebate), and used my annual free night cert for the second.
Not ideal, but rooms in HKG seem small, and I really don't wanna pay out of pocket if I can avoid it.
only one night?  where are you staying the rest of the time?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: December 09, 2013, 10:14:24 AM »
only one night?  where are you staying the rest of the time?
end of a trip
3-Krabi
4-Khao Lok
1-Phuket
5-Bali

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #397 on: December 09, 2013, 10:41:23 AM »
U were alreadz at Khao Lak?

Check out the a3 villa, stayed there. Its amazing


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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: December 09, 2013, 10:57:37 AM »
U were alreadz at Khao Lak?

Check out the a3 villa, stayed there. Its amazing


left today
Used an SNA for a suite, w/ a connecting room for the family
W/ the very large pool, it's easy finding empty spots to go into, so unless the wife wants total privacy, the pool villa seems pricey w/o too much marginal benefit.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #399 on: December 09, 2013, 08:39:19 PM »
Just booked GHHK.
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