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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=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
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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
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2010, 09:30:48 AM »
I do not believe you need a visa for Macau as it is part of Hong Kong. But, as we are so fond of saying here on the forum...it is certainly something you can google and find out pretty easily. Let me teach you...

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 18, 2010, 09:58:05 AM »
youre probably right that  the one entry is either or, so if youre going to beijing, its prob anyways not necessary to go to shenzen, as they have the silk market

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2010, 12:25:40 PM »
For Shenzen you need a china visa. If you have a single entry visa and are planning on going to Beijing is not good. I heard you can buy visas at the border in Shenzen, not sure. I got a double entry visa when I went, just in case something came up. Didnt end up using it but it was only 20 Dollars more

Macau, you will not need your china visa. Some countries require a visa, but they will be issued at passport controll. My swiss passport didnt need it, so it was just a stamp.

If you go to Beijing, there is no need for Shenzen!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2010, 02:10:28 PM »
You DO NOT need a visa to enter Macau if you are a member of almost any normal country. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Macau#Passports_issued_by_eligible_countries.2Fterritories_valid_for_visa-free_entry_to_Macao
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« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2010, 10:16:57 AM »
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on getting a nice hotel in Hong Kong.  I've been checking the rates and they are pretty high because of some trade shows going on.  I need 2 nights on 11/4 and 11/5.  I have Diamond status on Hyatt and about 30K points and alot of AMEX points.  Just trying to figure out whats the best deal.  If anyone has ideas please let me know. 

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 17, 2010, 04:47:25 PM »
So I'm going to be doing a nice amount of time in HKG unless CX starts opening up availability on some flights.  Namely we arrive at 7am on Wednesday and depart to BKK at 10pm that night.  As of now no earlier flights to BKK are open.

And we arrive at 6am on a Friday and don't depart until Wednesday at 4:30pm, so 5 nights in HKG unless CX opens up a flight to YYZ on Sunday-Tuesday.

Any recommendations?  Maybe it's worth going to a tailor then and to return to him on the way back?

For shabbos I think I would like to be at the HKG island chabad.  So that means either:
-Burning 100K HH points for 2 nights at the Conrad which is less than a mile away.
-There are rooms for under $100 at the Garden View Hotel right next-door to Chabad.  Anyone ever been there?
There's also the grand hyatt, but apparently it's too far to walk?

I would like to stay at the W HKG in Kowloon, I guess for the next 3 nights.
Can I do Macau as a day-trip or is it worth spending a night at the Grand Hyatt there?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 18, 2010, 12:50:32 AM »
definitely get some clothes made. the victoria peak is a must but only if the weather is clear.
as far as shabbos, i have to say ive stayed many a shabbos around the world and the most amazing experience bar none is at kz in kowloon (thanks damaxer). theres a sheraton five mins away that gives suites on low floors to shomer shabbbos plats. but as a chabadnik you have to support the troops? i guess...
i would also go to shenzen for some shopping too while there

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 18, 2010, 02:29:19 AM »
Garden View is nothing like any of the fancy hotels, but for it's convenience (being right next to Chabad) it may be worth considering... I stayed there many times, but it's before some of the renovations they've done (why waste lotsa points on a shabbos?!)

Makes sense to stop by tailor both times you stuff will be ready... if you want a suit you'll need a second fitting anyway. Lotsa people use Jantzen and are quite happy with them....  (kapota is also an option..)

If you are there till wednesday that' seems like a long time in HK... definitely make a day trip to Shenzen and check out the mall, it's an interesting experience, and you can bring back some interesting souvenirs and gifts (fake watches, shoes, electronics, and just about anything else..)

how long is this trip for? just Thailand and HK?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 18, 2010, 02:42:40 AM »
Lotsa people use Jantzen and are quite happy with them....  (kapota is also an option..)

Jantzen same as this site?



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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 18, 2010, 03:44:24 AM »
how long is this trip for? just Thailand and HK?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: November 18, 2010, 10:19:33 AM »
Garden View is nothing like any of the fancy hotels, but for it's convenience (being right next to Chabad) it may be worth considering... I stayed there many times, but it's before some of the renovations they've done (why waste lotsa points on a shabbos?!)

Makes sense to stop by tailor both times you stuff will be ready... if you want a suit you'll need a second fitting anyway. Lotsa people use Jantzen and are quite happy with them....  (kapota is also an option..)

If you are there till wednesday that' seems like a long time in HK... definitely make a day trip to Shenzen and check out the mall, it's an interesting experience, and you can bring back some interesting souvenirs and gifts (fake watches, shoes, electronics, and just about anything else..)

how long is this trip for? just Thailand and HK?
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Chikky, would you recommend Chabad of HKG or Kowloon?  In Kowloon I can just use points at the Sheraton (11.5K SPG) or Intercontinental (30K PC).  But I don't mind staying at the Garden View for a shabbos for the convenience of the location and price.

Have you ever made a kapota in HKG? Do they know what they're doing?

It seems the Shenzen Visa costs different amounts based on your nationalility? How much is it with a US passport and what else is there to do there?

And Macau-is that a day trip or overnight trip?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: November 18, 2010, 01:30:04 PM »
i forgot to mention that guide books recommend going dolphin watching as hong kong is the only place in the world that has pink dolphins. something to do if youre bored

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2010, 04:40:32 AM »
For Shenzen you need a china visa. If you have a single entry visa and are planning on going to Beijing is not good. I heard you can buy visas at the border in Shenzen, not sure. I got a double entry visa when I went, just in case something came up. Didnt end up using it but it was only 20 Dollars more

Macau, you will not need your china visa. Some countries require a visa, but they will be issued at passport controll. My swiss passport didnt need it, so it was just a stamp.

If you go to Beijing, there is no need for Shenzen!

As per Shenzehn, US Citizens CANNOT buy a Visa at the border.

Oh and the market in Shenzehn is considerably better and less touristy than the Silk Market

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: November 21, 2010, 02:45:54 PM »

Chikky, would you recommend Chabad of HKG or Kowloon?  In Kowloon I can just use points at the Sheraton (11.5K SPG) or Intercontinental (30K PC).  But I don't mind staying at the Garden View for a shabbos for the convenience of the location and price.

I spent a lot of time in HK before Kowloon was around. Kowloon will probably be more casual, but it'll definitely cost you more (you have to pay for meals etc...)  Hong Kong will be more local people probably and might be interesting to get people perspective on life there.. I would stay in HK

Have you ever made a kapota in HKG? Do they know what they're doing?

I haven't but many friend did it by Jantzen and he did a good job.. bring him your sample... he has great materials..


The rest I'm not sure, visa rules have changed a lot since I've been there, but I think it's worth the trip as it'll be totally different experience and seems like you'll be in HK a lot longer than necessary...

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: November 21, 2010, 05:00:27 PM »
I spent a lot of time in HK before Kowloon was around. Kowloon will probably be more casual, but it'll definitely cost you more (you have to pay for meals etc...)  Hong Kong will be more local people probably and might be interesting to get people perspective on life there.. I would stay in HK

I haven't but many friend did it by Jantzen and he did a good job.. bring him your sample... he has great materials..


The rest I'm not sure, visa rules have changed a lot since I've been there, but I think it's worth the trip as it'll be totally different experience and seems like you'll be in HK a lot longer than necessary...
Thanks! I reserved a HKD700 room at the Garden view for shabbos!

Anyone else know more info on Macau and Shenzen?
How much time is needed, are they worth it, etc?
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