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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 #400 on: December 12, 2013, 06:17:39 AM »
I'm rethinking using up my one night cert and 40k points at the IC.
Does anyone have any advice for some cheap but decent place in a good area? No need for it to be part of a chain.

Also, how far is Victoria's peak (the tram) from the city? If that's our only definite plan right now, is it worth staying somewhere close to there?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #401 on: January 06, 2014, 01:27:42 PM »
GH HKI or HR TST-which is nicer and is a better value for my points (for during the week-not Shabbos), and which is in a better location (again-not for Shabbos). I have Hyatt 2 free nights+50,000+ hyatt points. Thanks!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #402 on: January 06, 2014, 01:48:27 PM »
I'm rethinking using up my one night cert and 40k points at the IC.
Does anyone have any advice for some cheap but decent place in a good area? No need for it to be part of a chain.

Also, how far is Victoria's peak (the tram) from the city? If that's our only definite plan right now, is it worth staying somewhere close to there?
FYI, really enjoyed my stay.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #403 on: January 06, 2014, 02:09:43 PM »

GH HKI or HR TST-which is nicer and is a better value for my points (for during the week-not Shabbos), and which is in a better location (again-not for Shabbos). I have Hyatt 2 free nights+50,000+ hyatt points. Thanks!

I stayed in the HR TST was very pleased. Was upgraded to a suite and really liked the location.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #404 on: January 06, 2014, 02:14:46 PM »

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #405 on: January 06, 2014, 02:37:01 PM »

any advice for a cheap hotel for kowloon for shab?
how about these two?
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294217-d305934-Reviews-Stanford_Hillview_Hotel-Hong_Kong.html
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294217-d583098-Reviews-Xi_Hotel-Hong_Kong.html
both under $200, would prefer even cheaper if its clean

Kehilat Zion Synagogue offer discounted rates from some hotels nearby. Look at their website.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: January 06, 2014, 03:06:12 PM »
Kehilat Zion Synagogue offer discounted rates from some hotels nearby. Look at their website.
i did, emailed their travel agent carl@richwintravel, all hotles he gave me were over $200

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i did, emailed their travel agent carl@richwintravel, all hotles he gave me were over $200

What dates you looking for?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: January 07, 2014, 02:50:54 PM »
I see there are 2 IC hotels in kowloon and both are a 5-7 min. walk from KZ and Chabad. Is there a reason that most people on the thread have stayed at the IC grand stanford and not the other one ( is the reg. IC not Shabbos friendly and the IC GS is...??Is there a difference in quality, service, location, etc.)? Has anyone stayed at the reg. IC and can comment on their experience there I would appreciate it!! Thanks!!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: January 07, 2014, 04:01:47 PM »
I see there are 2 IC hotels in kowloon and both are a 5-7 min. walk from KZ and Chabad. Is there a reason that most people on the thread have stayed at the IC grand stanford and not the other one ( is the reg. IC not Shabbos friendly and the IC GS is...??Is there a difference in quality, service, location, etc.)? Has anyone stayed at the reg. IC and can comment on their experience there I would appreciate it!! Thanks!!

I'm rethinking using up my one night cert and 40k points at the IC.
Does anyone have any advice for some cheap but decent place in a good area? No need for it to be part of a chain.

Also, how far is Victoria's peak (the tram) from the city? If that's our only definite plan right now, is it worth staying somewhere close to there?

FYI, really enjoyed my stay.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #410 on: January 08, 2014, 02:15:25 AM »
What dates you looking for?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: February 04, 2014, 02:05:15 PM »
Has anyone ever stayed at the IC HK (not the IC grand stanford)? On Shabbos? Is it also Shabbos friendly (like the gs)? Anyone know which is nicer? Thanks!!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: February 05, 2014, 07:12:09 PM »
Looking into a trip this summer to Thailand, I basically have flights into the "area", but trying to figure out how to plan best.

Going for around 2 weeks.

I plan on flying CX Monday from USA-HKG and will arrive in HKG Tuesday night.

So some starter questions.

1) How long should I stay in HKG before going to HKT/CNX or anywhere else.

2) Is it worth to stay till Sunday night for the JCC or would that be wayy to long in HKG.

3) I am SPG Plat and it seems that W HKG with fifth free night and the plat gift (35% off), would be a spectacular value (10400 points a night).
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: February 05, 2014, 07:34:29 PM »
3 days in HKG, 4 if you do Macau.

Not worth staying an extra three days for an all you can eat dinner.

W HKG is a great hotel, but that means you'd have to stay 5 nights :P

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: February 05, 2014, 07:55:27 PM »
3 days in HKG, 4 if you do Macau.

Not worth staying an extra three days for an all you can eat dinner.

W HKG is a great hotel, but that means you'd have to stay 5 nights :P

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5 nights is fine by me.

It's been mentioned up thread that the W is not shabbos friendly.

How not shabbos friendly is it.

I'm fine with staying in my room and eating some meals there if need be.

What else is the problem?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: February 05, 2014, 08:00:07 PM »
Nice thing about staying tues-sun is you have time to tailor something and get it altered as well.

With Macau you can keep busy.

If you don't mind staying in your room all shabbos you'll be fine. Rooms are 70 floors up.
But shabbos is very nice at KZ and at Chabad HKI
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: February 05, 2014, 08:57:36 PM »
Nice thing about staying tues-sun is you have time to tailor something and get it altered as well.

With Macau you can keep busy.

If you don't mind staying in your room all shabbos you'll be fine. Rooms are 70 floors up.
But shabbos is very nice at KZ and at Chabad HKI
What is the turn around time to make something up? Worthwhile to get stuff done in HKG or CNX?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: February 05, 2014, 09:01:53 PM »
Gonna be half the price in CNX.

But may not be quite the quality.

Either way, it'll be cheaper than 5th Ave :P
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: February 05, 2014, 09:05:52 PM »
CNX isn't known for high quality goods but it will be cheaper.
In 5 days in HKG I had an awesome super 150s kapota made and altered.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: February 05, 2014, 09:15:22 PM »

CNX isn't known for high quality goods but it will be cheaper.
In 5 days in HKG I had an awesome super 150s kapota made and altered.

There's a lot more to the quality of wool than the supers #.