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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).


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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
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« Reply #946 on: May 17, 2015, 03:30:11 PM »
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I flew on Emirates out of HKG and was not asked for credit card.
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Just a note. If coming to HKG by boat and taking a flight out you get back your departure taxes after check-in.
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I flew on Emirates out of HKG and was not asked for credit card.
Can i ask how long ago? was this recent? I am wondering if maybe some rules were changed or....

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Can i ask how long ago? was this recent? I am wondering if maybe some rules were changed or....
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #951 on: May 17, 2015, 05:51:52 PM »
Deciding how long to spend in HKG. As of now we'll be in SIN Friday early am (read 3:30am) through Monday. I thought that we would fly to HKG on either Mon night or Tue morning. We're leaving HKG Sunday afternoon. Does this make sense? Which one is better: Mon pm/Tue am? Or should we spend longer in SIN? I also thought that we might visit Macau overnight. Would we have time for this and still be able to see HKG properly?

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« Reply #952 on: May 17, 2015, 06:09:12 PM »
Deciding how long to spend in HKG. As of now we'll be in SIN Friday early am (read 3:30am) through Monday. I thought that we would fly to HKG on either Mon night or Tue morning. We're leaving HKG Sunday afternoon. Does this make sense? Which one is better: Mon pm/Tue am? Or should we spend longer in SIN? I also thought that we might visit Macau overnight. Would we have time for this and still be able to see HKG properly?

Personally, I don't think you need so long in HKG. 3 full days, including Macau would have been more than enough for me.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #953 on: May 17, 2015, 06:17:23 PM »
Personally, I don't think you need so long in HKG. 3 full days, including Macau would have been more than enough for me.
So what would you do with the other days? Try to fly back early before Shabbos, spend longer in SIN, or visit another place, like DPS?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #954 on: May 17, 2015, 06:21:36 PM »
Skip Macau, go to Shanghai or Beijing
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #955 on: May 17, 2015, 06:22:25 PM »
Skip Macau, go to Shanghai or Beijing
That would involve a Chinese visa, which we may or may not want to do.

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« Reply #956 on: May 17, 2015, 06:24:06 PM »
That would involve a Chinese visa, which we may or may not want to do.
Not necessary for transit but can be arranged same day in HK. 
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« Reply #957 on: May 17, 2015, 08:01:27 PM »
Not necessary for transit but can be arranged same day in HK.
Oh right, I forgot about the transit visa. Technically if we went from Singapore to Beijing to Hong Kong on a separate award we wouldn't need to get a visa. Any ideas on the best way to do that?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #958 on: May 19, 2015, 04:33:14 PM »
I'm trying to decide in the HR TST is the best place for out entire stay, Thu-Sun. I read the back and forth about issues on shabbos using the stairs.

From what I can conclude, back when the hotel opened they refused to let guests use the stairs, but are ok (to even put it in writing) letting guests use the stairs now.

I wouldn't use an elevator even with a goy.

Is my conclusion correct? Is the HR TST now a good place to stay for shabbos? I'd rather not have to spend cash at the Shangri-La.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #959 on: May 19, 2015, 04:37:02 PM »
I'm trying to decide in the HR TST is the best place for out entire stay, Thu-Sun. I read the back and forth about issues on shabbos using the stairs.

From what I can conclude, back when the hotel opened they refused to let guests use the stairs, but are ok (to even put it in writing) letting guests use the stairs now.

I wouldn't use an elevator even with a goy.

Is my conclusion correct? Is the HR TST now a good place to stay for shabbos? I'd rather not have to spend cash at the Shangri-La.
They will not let you use the stairs, that one report seems to be the exception, not the rule.
Feel free to write and report back.
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