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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 #200 on: January 10, 2013, 12:20:19 PM »
There's a Sheraton by KZ.
Sunday night buffet at JCC is a shame to miss once you're there for shabbos.
I chk'd out the Sheraton, but the rooms were tiny. I can't imagine they would let us bring in the kids.

What's the buffet like? I'd love to stay, but I'm already pushing my vacation days limit as it is.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: January 10, 2013, 02:45:15 PM »
There's a Sheraton by KZ.
Sunday night buffet at JCC is a shame to miss once you're there for shabbos.
I just looked at the bbq menu
http://www.jcc.org.hk/documents/Sunday%20BBQ%20August%202012.pdf

and it has caused me to want to change my starting date of the vacation so I can fit it in.
Is it a true buffet? Is it very full? Is it every Sunday? I don't want to build my HKG leg around it if it doesn't happen that week.

I don't often eat good steak, since in Israel, it all goes according to numbers. :)

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: January 10, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
True buffet (whats a fake buffet?), every Sunday, sometimes full, sometimes less. Great value.

Go early since they don't keep the meat warm, its better in the beginning.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: January 10, 2013, 03:06:14 PM »
True buffet (whats a fake buffet?), every Sunday, sometimes full, sometimes less. Great value.

Go early since they don't keep the meat warm, its better in the beginning.
If I went, I'll be camping out starting an hour beforehand :)

And I'll start doing teshuva for my achilas gasa a few months b/f the trip.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: January 10, 2013, 03:10:13 PM »
With this expectation I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: January 10, 2013, 03:14:47 PM »
With this expectation I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.
I can count on one hand how many steaks I've had in Israel in my 3 years here...

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: January 10, 2013, 03:16:08 PM »
I can count on one hand how many steaks I've had in Israel in my 3 years here...
Why? They may not be the best but some are still pretty good.
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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« Reply #207 on: January 10, 2013, 03:20:41 PM »
I can count on one hand how many steaks I've had in Israel in my 3 years here...
Dont overestimate this JCC...
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: January 10, 2013, 04:02:39 PM »
Why? They may not be the best but some are still pretty good.
Expensive, and I usually eat out at restaurants w/ coupons.
And I don't do much fine dining. Usually lunches and fast food like bourekas and schwarma

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: January 10, 2013, 04:17:36 PM »
The buffet is very good and worth staying an extra day for, but it's still a buffet after all.
Don't expect Le Marais quality food and you shant be disappointed.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: January 10, 2013, 05:21:54 PM »
I chk'd out the Sheraton, but the rooms were tiny. I can't imagine they would let us bring in the kids.

get a plat to book for you. we got a a confirmed suite on a low floor weeks before we arrived

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: January 10, 2013, 05:27:54 PM »
The Sheraton in Hong Kong will almost never honor Platinum benefits if the account holder isn't present

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: January 10, 2013, 05:36:04 PM »
get a plat to book for you. we got a a confirmed suite on a low floor weeks before we arrived
They'll allow the kids into a confirmed suite?

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« Reply #213 on: January 10, 2013, 05:37:28 PM »
They'll allow the kids into a confirmed suite?
Why do you need to show your kids at checkin?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: January 10, 2013, 05:47:18 PM »
The Sheraton in Hong Kong will almost never honor Platinum benefits if the account holder isn't present
wow. thats important info. thanks for that

however if suite is confirmed beforehand, and room description is changed in the res, would they downgrade?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: January 10, 2013, 05:50:29 PM »
Why do you need to show your kids at checkin?
My SO has been attending a class on biz halachic ethics...

I even emailed the Thailand hotels, but they didn't have a problem with it.

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« Reply #216 on: January 10, 2013, 06:22:53 PM »
i always check booking.com for official (i think) kids policies

http://www.booking.com/hotel/hk/sheraton-hong-kong.en.html

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« Reply #217 on: January 10, 2013, 09:21:34 PM »
wow. thats important info. thanks for that

however if suite is confirmed beforehand, and room description is changed in the res, would they downgrade?

Probably

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: January 16, 2013, 05:18:47 PM »
The Shangri La is next door. Email fion.yung@shangri-la.com and request the KZ rate
Comes out to $300 per night, and they won't allow the 3 kids. Max is 2 kids.

Any ideas of shabbos hospitality options in the community? Perhaps a B&B?

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« Reply #219 on: January 16, 2013, 05:20:57 PM »
Comes out to $300 per night, and they won't allow the 3 kids. Max is 2 kids.

Any ideas of shabbos hospitality options in the community? Perhaps a B&B?
If you're looking to save money there's also the Garden View nextdoor to chabad of HKI ;)
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