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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 #280 on: July 22, 2013, 07:31:16 AM »
I'm not sure any of the high rollers here ( :) ) will be able to help, but here goes.
I'll be there for 22 hrs in mid-Dec, and am looking for an affordable stay for 2 adults, 3 small kids.
I'm seeing the Holiday Inn Express Soho for 20k (minus 10% rebate) for the night, and I was thinking about getting 2 rooms and trying to have them be attached to fit us all. Rates are currently $180 per night, so it's the best use of my points that I'll find.

Google maps seems to be telling me that it's only a 1km walk from the JCC, and we'll need a place to pick up some fresh bakery goods, etc.

Anyone have any thoughts about the location? Is it in a good location to explore some sights in the limited time we have? Is it really that close to the JCC?

TA says that it's close to public transportation, which is how I assume we'll get to/from the airport.

(I'll try BRGing other locations as well, but this is the best option I currently see)

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 22, 2013, 11:52:38 AM »
1. It's 1.3KM and it's going straight up the mountainside. It will be a very difficult walk with 3 kids.
2. The JCC doesn't have a bakery.
3. Public transport from the airport will involve some sort of connection.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: July 22, 2013, 01:47:41 PM »
1. It's 1.3KM and it's going straight up the mountainside. It will be a very difficult walk with 3 kids.
2. The JCC doesn't have a bakery.
3. Public transport from the airport will involve some sort of connection.
I saw this quote
"Additionally the shop stocks a varied range of dry grocery products from around the globe as well as locally sourced vegetables & fresh fish products together with speciality baked breads and our famous Challah Bread !"
at this website.
http://www.jcc.org.hk/koshermart.php

Is it inaccurate?

Where would you recommend instead? Closer to KZ? I thus far can't find an affordable hotel in that area. (If anyone wants to search for me, it would be greatly appreciated.)

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: July 22, 2013, 03:21:23 PM »
Unless you have a specific reason to be in Central, you should def try and stay in Kowloon.

The Holday Inn Golden Mile on Nathan Road is know to be quite nice

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: July 22, 2013, 03:37:45 PM »
I saw this quote
"Additionally the shop stocks a varied range of dry grocery products from around the globe as well as locally sourced vegetables & fresh fish products together with speciality baked breads and our famous Challah Bread !"
at this website.
http://www.jcc.org.hk/koshermart.php

Is it inaccurate?

Where would you recommend instead? Closer to KZ? I thus far can't find an affordable hotel in that area. (If anyone wants to search for me, it would be greatly appreciated.)
Must've missed that when I was there.  I did get stuff at the market in Sholom Grill, which is in Central and worth eating at as well.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: July 22, 2013, 03:40:11 PM »
Rather than getting 2 rooms why not find a good corp rate at the W and use an SNA.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 22, 2013, 03:58:26 PM »
Rather than getting 2 rooms why not find a good corp rate at the W and use an SNA.
Will the SNA get me into a room that'll fit?
Also, if it doesn't go through, I'm concerned that I'll be scrambling while in Bali to find s/t.
My final pathetic issue, I don't know the first thing about corp rates. I'm open to all suggestions via pm.

Unless you have a specific reason to be in Central, you should def try and stay in Kowloon.

The Holday Inn Golden Mile on Nathan Road is know to be quite nice
Costs 35k per night.
Why Kowloon as opposed to Central? (I'm ignorant w/ this stuff, and haven't read through this whole thread yet.)
And is East Kowloon just as good?

EDIT: I found a good rate at the Sheraton which is nearby. Anyone have experience with what an SNA can get me there?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 22, 2013, 04:48:38 PM »
Could've fit 10 kids in the suite I got without an SNA.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: July 22, 2013, 04:54:10 PM »
Could've fit 10 kids in the suite I got without an SNA.
But that doesn't mean they won't give you a problem at the front desk.

Is December high season?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: July 22, 2013, 06:33:12 PM »
Sholom Grill, which is in Central and worth eating at as well.

Meh. Food has been average at best in my experience

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: July 22, 2013, 07:11:19 PM »
Meh. Food has been average at best in my experience
I recall enjoying the sweet and sour chicken as well as the chicken&corn soup
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: July 22, 2013, 08:32:38 PM »
I'll be in HK in August for 24 hours I'm landing 4:25 pm and departing the following day 4:00 PM.
I assume that I'll only have enough time for either The Peak Tram or Glass bottom cable-car, which one would you guys recommend?
Is it worth visiting the Ozone Bar? How far is the W from these attractions? If it saves me lots of time it may be worth staying there.

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: July 22, 2013, 08:38:42 PM »
You can do both and even have time for more.

Peak when you arrive. Dinner at JCC. Breakfast at KZ. Lunch at Mul Hayam. Glass bottom cable car on the way to Airport.

W is not near any of these things, as it's in Kowloon and Peak is in HKI, and cable car is right next to airport.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: July 22, 2013, 08:47:23 PM »
You can do both and even have time for more.

Peak when you arrive. Dinner at JCC. Breakfast at KZ. Lunch at Mul Hayam. Glass bottom cable car on the way to Airport.

W is not near any of these things, as it's in Kowloon and Peak is in HKI, and cable car is right next to airport.
Cool! Thanks for the itinerary :). With all that is it still worth staying at the W? How do you navigate HK? Do you have all the address's printed and show them to taxi drivers or bus drivers?

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« Reply #294 on: July 22, 2013, 08:49:35 PM »
Depends. I wanted the convenience and experience of the W. The Hyatt is also a good option.

Taxis.

They either recognized where we wanted to go, or I showed them on my phone. The W does have a shuttle down to the ferry, which came in convenient.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: July 22, 2013, 08:51:25 PM »
The big advantage of the W is that it's right on top of the airport express station, no need to connect to a bus or subway or taxi.  You can drop off your stuff in your room and have a bellhop bring it down and recheck it to your destination.

And they're great with upgrades and have an awesome rooftop pool.

Don't miss the various night markets and at least 1 ride on the Star Ferry as well.  No need to do the Star Ferry more than once though-subways are more efficient and taxis (besides for to/from the airport) are cheap.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: July 22, 2013, 08:52:04 PM »
Depends. I wanted the convenience and experience of the W. The Hyatt is also a good option.

Taxis.

They either recognized where we wanted to go, or I showed them on my phone. The W does have a shuttle down to the ferry, which came in convenient.
How much is an average taxi ride?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: July 22, 2013, 08:52:13 PM »
Cheap.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: July 22, 2013, 08:54:08 PM »
Cheap.
Big surcharges for trips to/from airport.
Otherwise very cheap.
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« Reply #299 on: July 22, 2013, 08:55:02 PM »
Big surcharges for trips to/from airport.
Otherwise very cheap.

Right. I assume everyone would take the train. Especially when you have the option to check your bags in Kowloon.
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