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Discussion in 'Asia' started by 744, Nov 2, 2011.
Have submitted my idea, but I doubt it will be exciting enough to be the winner.
its not about the excitement, but about the experience........I for one am not a big fan of too much excitement, especially in a land where I dont speak the native language!
Regarding the Peak my best advice is go on the very first clear weather, good view day you get. Do not wait for another chance.
Which, in HKG's case, can be few and far between. I haven't been lucky on my last few visits
My cousin just went to Hong Kong last month, and was able to get Tahari skirt suits for $180 HKD each... She mentioned there's lots of stores (on 2nd floor) along Garden Street (Fa Yuen Street) to pick and choose the suits from.
She had no idea the suits she bought were Tahari... But I saw part of the snipped off label, and am very sure it's Tahari. I will be checking out the stores myself when I am in Hong Kong Dec 16 to 19.
My contest for best things to do in Hong Kong is wrapping up in a couple of days. If anyone has any more ideas and wants a chance to win, you can visit the page HERE.
Doing a MR tomorrow to HKG, going to be there for 2.5 days. I grew up there, but here are the things that I have lined up -- I'm bringing a friend who's never been, so I'm showing him around:
Dim Sum at Fook Lam Moon
Beggars Chicken and Peking Duck at Peking Garden (in Pacific Place)
The Peak/Peak Tram
Wonton Noodles at Tsim Chai Kee 98 Wellington St
Snacks at any Tsui Wah
Take the tram through Wan Chai
Seafood on Lamma Island
Bars at Lan Kwai Fong or Wan Chai
Here is the final list of all the ideas that were submitted form my contest that I held on my Blog. Perhaps this can help spark a few ideas. To read my post announcing the winners, please click HERE.
1. Catch A Horse Race and a Cocktail
2. Macau Style Noodle Shop
3. Lan Kwai Fong
4. HK Times Square ----Being a native New Yorker, this may allow for an interesting comparison
5. Central Business District
6. Soccer Game @ HK University
7. Tram / Harbour Cruise
8. 1/2 Day Trip to Macau (would need to polish up on Black Jack skills)
9. Visit Old Fort a Macau for Portugese influenced Chinese Food
10. Hop the border into the People's Republic of China for an afternoon (Get a 3 day Visa in order to do it. That would look nice in my passport.....)
11. Peak Tram UP the hill, Bus Ride down. Potential to take the world's longest escalator trip.
12. Symphony of Lights in the Evening. Be on the ferry crossing the harbor during the show.......
13. Siberian Vodka Room
14. Noodle and Dry Seafood Shops at Sheung Wan/Kennedy Town
15. Visit TST for the day, and night views of HK Harbour
16. Go to NP360 and visit Giant Buddha
17. Fortune read at Wong Tai Sheen and visit Buddhist Temple
18. Cha Chaan Tan (HK style food stall)
19. Night Markets in Mong Kok
20. Roasted Chestnuts From Street Vendors
21. "EGGIES" - this has peaked my curiosity...
22. Eat at various Dai Pai Dongs
23. Wing Wah Noodle Restaurant
24. Junk Ride (Duk Ling) in Harbour
25. Nature Walk by Peak
26. Buy Chinese Porcelain for Mrs. LufthansaFlyer (aka Mrs. 744)
27. Afternoon Tea at Peninsula Hotel
28. Attempt to walk through Computer Arcade and not get lost.
29. Walk around Central (Admiralty) Area
30. Chungking Mansions
31. Massage Trip to Shenzhen
32. Go see Chinese Pink Dolphins
33. Tim Ho Wan - Michelin rated Dim Sum Restaurant
34. Beggars Chicken and Peking Duck at Peking Garden (in Pacific Place)
35. Wonton Noodles at Tsim Chai Kee 98 Wellington St
36. Snacks at any Tsui Wah
38. Take the tram through Wan Chai
39. Seafood on Lamma Island
40. Railroad Musuem
41. Hong Kong Disney
42. Dim Sum at Fook Lam Moon
43. Cheung Chau
wrapping up last night before heading for home. HKG was cloudless last 2 days....great photo opp:
Wow! Excellent photo! Hope you had a great trip!
train + disney fans ... this is just part of the HKG MTR system. The trains are plush and beautifully themed.
This would be my top ten that I often do out of that list. #1 is a blast, especially if you can go on one of the BIG race days. One of my favorite Hong Kong memories was going to "Ladies Pink Purse" day with a group of friends and drinking champagne and betting all afternoon. Great fun.
Hong Kong Disney is a nice for Disney fans or those with kids... but not worth skipping other things for - but as long as you know what to expect, totally fun.
Excellent shot 744.
yeah, but that special train is unique
If you're not a disney or train fan ....
Hong Kong is a train lovers dream city actually. You have the unique double deck trams, you have the Disney Train, you have a full train museum out in the NTs. Plus a nice and clean MTR and KCR.
...and an airport so big it has trains inside the terminal also! and don't forget the ever efficient airport express
"Fook Lam Moon" dim sum is no longer so great. the place is much better for celebrity spotting tho, OTOH...
for dimsum, i'd second Maxim's @ City Hall!
hi nice tips. Now I also want to go Hong Kong for enjoy not only 24 hours more then 24 hours
Fantastic time, just not enough of it! Next time it will be a vacation instead of mileage run
I enjoyed riding the mid-level escalator all the way to the top and getting out and wandering around. Note that it doesn't start running uphill until either 10am or 10:20 am, I forget which.
had so much fun last time that im heading back on thursday. 49k total miles to be earned made it compelling for another quick-trip!!!
Very nice. Enjoy it and post back what you did differently this time.
I will. This time it will be more of the Kowloon side. Last time I stayed on HKG island, this time it'll be in Kowloon so I'll have more time and easier access to the night markets, small shops, and more "local food joints".
Have a great trip! Looking forward to more great photos! Should be extra fun since it's Chinese New Year time over there.