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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
« Reply #260 on: June 13, 2013, 03:56:41 PM »
Flying with out wife and kid to Hong Kong next yeAr right after pessach. my flight options are the 255 pm on Wednesday that gets in Thursday night or 1005 am that gets in 205 pm Friday afternoon. I like the idea of saving on hotel room for one night. Any reason to take the Wednesday night flight? Better flighty? Is landing 205 risky for Shabbos? Iyh flying first class for my first time tx

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: June 14, 2013, 11:25:54 AM »
Anyone?

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« Reply #262 on: June 14, 2013, 11:43:17 AM »
You'd probably do better if you'd post when shabbos starts :P
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: June 15, 2013, 02:00:45 PM »
Lucky enough for me you've given me an excuse to reply to bring the thread back to the top with out having to write " anyone?" Again lol

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: June 17, 2013, 12:55:22 AM »
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I would go with Wednesday
And btw I'm kinda shocked that u booking a ticket a year in advance
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: June 17, 2013, 12:58:54 AM »
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I would go with Wednesday
And btw I'm kinda shocked that u booking a ticket a year in advance
why? I am booking now for next April. The beauty of BA miles ahhh!

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: June 17, 2013, 01:01:22 AM »
Flying with out wife and kid to Hong Kong next yeAr right after pessach. my flight options are the 255 pm on Wednesday that gets in Thursday night or 1005 am that gets in 205 pm Friday afternoon. I like the idea of saving on hotel room for one night. Any reason to take the Wednesday night flight? Better flighty? Is landing 205 risky for Shabbos? Iyh flying first class for my first time tx
I landed at 1 on a Friday in HKG is the summer which was fine but the lines were really long for immigration. First class will only get you off the plane first, not worth much IMHO. You will probably be nervous for a looong time until your flight if you will make it or not. Any delay and you are in hot water due to the long lines. That said you will most likely make it, depends on your tolerance for risk. I wouldn't do it.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: June 17, 2013, 02:30:13 AM »
I landed at 1 on a Friday in HKG is the summer which was fine but the lines were really long for immigration. First class will only get you off the plane first, not worth much IMHO. You will probably be nervous for a looong time until your flight if you will make it or not. Any delay and you are in hot water due to the long lines. That said you will most likely make it, depends on your tolerance for risk. I wouldn't do it.
tx that was what I decided to go for, unfortunately they couldn't find my reservation in the system 3 days later so I lost it and only the Thursday was open.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: July 02, 2013, 06:23:24 PM »
Would love some peoples advice. Will in in HKG first time landing on Jan 5 around 3PM and leaving Jan 7 at around 5PM ( Eva's new business class btw ;D)

We kind of want to pack as much as possible into the 2 days including visiting Macau. Any ideas on which hotel to stay in? Should we do the Grand Hyatt HKG or something else? Kosher is important to it would be nice to be remotely to close to the kosher places...

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« Reply #269 on: July 02, 2013, 06:33:57 PM »
Would love some peoples advice. Will in in HKG first time landing on Jan 5 around 3PM and leaving Jan 7 at around 5PM ( Eva's new business class btw ;D)

We kind of want to pack as much as possible into the 2 days including visiting Macau. Any ideas on which hotel to stay in? Should we do the Grand Hyatt HKG or something else? Kosher is important to it would be nice to be remotely to close to the kosher places...

TIA

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: July 02, 2013, 06:40:05 PM »
If anyone here is going to be around Nathan Road in Kowloon over the next couple of weeks and doesn't mind doing me a quick favor, please PM me

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: July 02, 2013, 06:48:28 PM »
Stayed in the W HKG and loved it. Extremely convenient to/from the airport, and not too far from the chabad.

20K Starpoints a night! Is that really worth it? No C&P for my dates...any idea if the Hyatt is too out of the way?
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« Reply #272 on: July 02, 2013, 07:23:11 PM »
20K Starpoints a night! Is that really worth it? No C&P for my dates...any idea if the Hyatt is too out of the way?

I paid cash for my night.

Now, that I google it, it looks like the Hyatt is even closer to KZ than the W (even walkable), but it's a little more of a shlep from the airport train.
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« Reply #273 on: July 02, 2013, 07:30:03 PM »
I paid cash for my night.

Now, that I google it, it looks like the Hyatt is even closer to KZ than the W (even walkable), but it's a little more of a shlep from the airport train.

New Hyatt is a block from KZ. Not Shabbos friendly though

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: July 02, 2013, 07:43:12 PM »
Thanks. We're not there Igor Shabbat. Only Sunday . Monday and half of Tuesday. Just want to be near the action/ night markets etc and kosher food.

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« Reply #275 on: July 02, 2013, 07:50:41 PM »
Thanks. We're not there Igor Shabbat. Only Sunday . Monday and half of Tuesday. Just want to be near the action/ night markets etc and kosher food.

Then def a better location than the W. Sheraton is well located as well

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 02, 2013, 07:58:26 PM »
I'd still stay the W.
Awesome hotel with a great rooftop infinity pool and easy access to everything in the city.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: July 02, 2013, 08:04:32 PM »
I'd still stay the W.
Awesome hotel with a great rooftop infinity pool and easy access to everything in the city.

Agree.

I've stayed at the Shangri-La, Sheraton, Intercontinental, W and Ritz Carlton (before it was torn down) and W was prob the coolest though the service was brutal. Pool is one of the coolest I've ever swam in though Intercontinental is a close second. Never went back to the W because its too far to walk on Shabbos

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 02, 2013, 08:09:45 PM »
Agree.

I've stayed at the Shangri-La, Sheraton, Intercontinental, W and Ritz Carlton (before it was torn down) and W was prob the coolest though the service was brutal. Pool is one of the coolest I've ever swam in though Intercontinental is a close second. Never went back to the W because its too far to walk on Shabbos
Def not a good choice for shabbos, but otherwise awesome.
I stayed on HKI for shabbos to be by Chabad of HKI (which had killer meals and a great local expat crowd) and then switched to the W.
Especially that a bellhop will bring your luggage downstairs to the airport express counters to be checked through to your final destination.  Really nice not having to shlep a thing.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: July 02, 2013, 09:15:36 PM »
I just checked the rates and its more then $400 a night...not sure its exactly worth it but  then again..if i 20k SPG or 22k UR is pretty much the same thing...not sure what to do.