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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 #300 on: July 22, 2013, 08:59:19 PM »
Right. I assume everyone would take the train. Especially when you have the option to check your bags in Kowloon.
We took a taxi from HKG as we stayed by Chabad of HKI for shabbos before switching to the W. 
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: July 22, 2013, 09:00:54 PM »
How much is an average taxi ride?
Short rides are 20 HKD which is around 2.5 USD
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« Reply #302 on: July 22, 2013, 09:01:26 PM »
Train goes to HKI... could've taken a taxi from HK Station.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: July 22, 2013, 09:01:48 PM »
Not a huge difference in price for a taxi and 2 people on the airport express+taxi to the station.

I've done both. With kids and luggage I'd prob take a cab

Obviously to the W, Ritz or FS the Airport Express is def more convenient

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« Reply #304 on: July 22, 2013, 09:03:38 PM »
Train goes to HKI... could've taken a taxi from HK Station.
Gotta know when to be cheap and when not to be.
Especially with a pregnant wife, at the tail-end of a month long trip, and coming off a red-eye from HTI-MEL-HKG with a 9 hour connection in MEL ;)
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« Reply #305 on: July 22, 2013, 09:05:32 PM »
Not a huge difference in price for a taxi and 2 people on the airport express+taxi to the station.
The problem we had with our cabbie was that he tripled the price of the fare at the end with "surcharges"
And the hotel was no help.
In the end I think I met him halfway with him cursing me out.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: July 22, 2013, 09:07:22 PM »
The problem we had with our cabbie was that he tripled the price of the fare at the end with "surcharges"
And the hotel was no help.
In the end I think I met him halfway with him cursing me out.

Usually HKG cabbies are quite honest. I've had that issue in Bangkok a couple of times. Must be the Israeli influence :)

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #307 on: July 22, 2013, 09:11:18 PM »
Usually HKG cabbies are quite honest.
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I once got stuck without enough money, and although I offered to go to an ATM and make it right, the guy just laughed me off.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: July 22, 2013, 09:21:42 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.
They can recheck it without you being there? Are they also generous with gold members?
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: July 22, 2013, 10:35:58 PM »
ime as well, the taxis are about the same price as the train

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: July 22, 2013, 11:15:29 PM »
Usually HKG cabbies are quite honest. I've had that issue in Bangkok a couple of times. Must be the Israeli influence :)
I seem to have a knack for finding bad ones I guess.
Had quite the interesting time in EZE with a cabbie a few months ago.
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: July 22, 2013, 11:25:19 PM »
I seem to have a knack for finding bad ones I guess.
Had quite the interesting time in EZE with a cabbie a few months ago.
I guess they have a good sense of who they can prey on :P
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« Reply #312 on: July 22, 2013, 11:29:35 PM »
I guess they have a good sense of who they can prey on :P
Oh you should've seen what we did in EZE :D
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« Reply #313 on: July 22, 2013, 11:30:49 PM »
Oh you should've seen what we did in EZE :D
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: July 25, 2013, 03:03:14 AM »
Hi everyone,

I don't know if anyone is currently awake and capable of helping me find a solution to a short-term problem.

I am currently sitting in the terminal and have another 5 hours before my Cathay flight back to NYC. I am flying Business Class, but my wife is flying Premium Economy (just worked out that way).

Anyway, I wanted to find a way to get her into the Cathay Lounge, but my ticket only gives me access. She is AA Gold (actually she is very close to Platinum, but the miles have not posted yet), and I have no Elite Status (unless you count Starwood Gold).

Any suggestions on how to get her into the lounges here so we don't have to wait in the terminal? (regretfully, I do not have AMEX Platinum either)


Thanks and Be Well!
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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: July 25, 2013, 04:04:12 AM »
you cant guest her in with you?

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: July 25, 2013, 04:13:06 AM »
According the the people at Cathay, flying Business allows only the person sitting in Business to use the lounge.

I have found that Cathay Pacific is very unaccommodating when it comes to these kind of things. It feels like they are actively being adversarial. If it wasn't for the fact that I prefer OneWorld, I would definitely not recommend them (at least, based on my experiences thus far).

Any other suggestions? Thanks for the response though...

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« Reply #317 on: July 25, 2013, 09:55:32 AM »
Any other suggestions? Thanks for the response though...

How much would it cost to buy your way in? I know people around here don't like spending money, but sometimes it's worth it. Once you get home complain to Cathay for not being accommodating....

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: July 25, 2013, 10:02:57 AM »
Maybe try the Qantas lounge?

Say you are sick of always using the CX lounge and want to try QF

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/lounge-locations/hong-kong/terminal-1/international-business-lounge/global/en

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Re: Hong Kong Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: July 25, 2013, 10:06:45 AM »
Or try and find someone entering who is eligible to guest her