SHOPPING

  1. REFER TO THE MAP SECTION FOR FINDING THE PLACES BELOW.
  2. Comprehensive Shopping Guides:
  3. http://12hk.com/shopping/hk_shop.shtml
  4. http://www.hongkongextras.com/_shopp…ng_island.html
  5. http://www.hongkongextras.com/_shopp…s_kowloon.html
  6. http://www.smarttravelasia.com/hkshop.htm
  7. Commercial establishments including malls open around 1030 to 11AM sometimes as late as 1130AM in Hong Kong. But they also close late, somewhere around 10PM or later.
  8. Outlet Informationhttp://www.hongkongextras.com/_outlet_shops.html
  9. Major Sale Season: July 1 to August 31 (Extends up to 1st week of September)
  10. Shopping in HK outside the Sale Season Reminder:
  11. Without a Sale, shopping for clothes/apparel in HK is generally expensive except maybe for some widely-available brands like Giordano, Bossini and Uniqlo. For those who plan to shop, it’s best to go when there’s a Sale.
  12. If the thing you are planning to buy is available here in Manila, make sure to check the local price first as a reference point. This way you’ll know whether the stores in Hong Kong are cheaper or not.
  13. ALL ABOUT ELECTRONICS
  14. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ELECTRONICS STORES ALONG NATHAN ROAD. THIS IS THE GOLDEN RULE.
  15. Apple has a universal price worldwide but the US has a significantly lower price. For reference, you can visit Apple Hong Kong’s Online Store. Where to buy? Apple Stores.
  16. Bottomline: YES MOST ELECTRONICS (Laptops/Digicams) ARE CHEAPER IN HK. However, there will always be risks in buying electronics abroad, Hong Kong is not an exception. If you think you are willing to take the risk of buying a very expensive item like laptops abroad including the risk of getting taxed upon return to Manila, go ahead. A lot of brands do NOT have international warranties which means when you have a problem, you cannot have them fixed in Manila.
  17. How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off:
  18. 1. Before going to HK, know the item you want to buy and the price of the item in Manila and in the US (ie. Amazon.com).
  19. 2. Do not enter a store with zero knowledge of your target item, you will be victimized by “sales talk”. Do your research at home.
  20. 3. Do not let store staff open sealed items when you don’t have intentions of buying the item yet.
  21. 4. Do not give your credit card or money until you are in possession of a brand new / sealed version of the item.
  22. 5. Check your item thoroughly after paying and check if the box includes everything it should have.
  23. 6. If an item suddenly becomes out of stock, leave the store immediately and ignore their explanations.
  24. 7. Avoid stores with no locals inside or stores with aggressive and “friendly” staff on the lookout for customers.
  25. 8. If the price is too good to be true, chances are, it is.
  26. Here are our recommended stores but BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK. We are not responsible for any mishaps you might encounter.
  27. Where to Buy Digital Cameras / Accessories
  28. Suntek Electronics, 43-49 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Also sells smartphones, etc)
  29. Wing Shing or Man Shing in Mongkok (Sai Yeung Choi Street)
  30. Big chain stores such as Fortress, CMK & Broadway inside malls
  31. DC Career, 298 Computer Mall, Hennessy road, Wan Chai
  32. DG, shop 162, Wan Chai Computer Centre, Wanchai MTR exit A4
  33. Sim City, Mongkok (corner sai yeung choi and shantung streets)
  34. New Sankyo, Shop G-19 Holiday Inn Golden Mile, Tsim Sha Tsui
  35. www.tincheungcamera.com.hk
  36. Where to Buy PSP/DS/PS3 and other gaming consoles
  37. Atatbo Game Shop, shop 15, Golden Shopping Centre, Sham Shui Po
  38. Golden Computer Arcade, Sham Shui Po
  39. Where to Buy Computer Related Electronics including Laptops (Exercise Caution)
  40. 1. Golden Computer Arcade, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
  41. 2. Wan Chai Computer Center, Wanchai, HK Island
  42. 3. Mongkok Computer Center
  43. Where to Buy Audio/Video, Home Theatre Equipment
  44. Tim Chi (Grandcastle Commercial Center)
  45. 2T Sai Yeung Choi Street South
  46. Mongkok MTR Sai Yeung Choi exit
  47. SHUN CHEONG RECORD Co., Ltd
  48. room 801, Bank Centre, 636 Nathan Road
  49. Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  50. tel 2332-2398
  51. Where to Buy Toys / Models / Anime-related Stuff
  52. 1. CTMA CENTRE, Sai Yeung Choi St., Mongkok
  53. 2. Kwong Wa Street, Mongkok (Intersection of Tung Choi and Dundas Street)
  54. 3. Yin Choi Street, Mongkok
  55. Where to Buy Clothes
  56. Malls – Times Square, Harbour City, Langham Place, Citygate Outlet Mall, Silvercord Mall, Sogo
  57. Granville Road and Granville Circuit
  58. Causeway Bay – All around, Hysan Place, Island Beverly, etc
  59. Mongkok – Argyle Centre, Mongkok New Town Mall beside Argyle Centre, etc
  60. Baleno, Bossini, Giordano, H&M, Uniqlo, Esprit etc
  61. Citygate Outlet Mall
  62. Tsim Sha Tsui – Nathan Road, Canton Road, Granville Road, Kimberley Road, Sogo, Harbour City, etc
  63. Where to Buy Original Cosmestics / Perfume (and other personal effects)
  64. Sasa
  65. Bonjour
  66. Sogo
  67. Fanda
  68. Lung Shing, Granville Road, TST – Cheapest
  69. Where to Buy Hair Accessories and other stuff for Ladies
  70. Wing Kut Street in Central/Sheung Wan (also sells clothes, etc.)
  71. Where to Buy Souvenirs
  72. Ladies Market, Mongkok
  73. Temple Street Night Market, Yaumatei
  74. The Peak
  75. Side Streets of Tsim Sha Tsui
  76. Hong Kong Transportation Souvenirs – http://www.80mbusmodel.com/menu-6.html
  77. Where To Buy Jewelry
  78. There are reputable chain stores like Chow Tai Fook but if you have zero background, just buy in Manila’s Chinatown (Binondo).
  79. You will not necessarily get a better price/product in HK being a tourist with no knowledge.
  80. H&M in Hong Kong
  81. Tsim Sha Tsui Branch Now Open – Along Canton Road
  82. http://www.hm.com/hk_en/storelocator…atorhtml.nhtml
  83. Where to Buy Anime – Sino Centre, Nathan Road, Mongkok
  84. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6…ts/HKANIME.jpg
  85. Where to Buy Pet-related Accessories – Around Sham Shui Po
  86. Where to Buy Car-related Items – Shantung St. Mongkok
  87. THE ANNUAL HONGKONG SHOPPING FESTIVAL
  88. Scheduled from JULY 1 – AUGUST 31. This happens every year. However, after these dates, they usually have a LAST FEW PIECES SALE/ LAST CHANCE SALEduring the first few weeks of September. When this happens, you will find items as low as 70% off. But the BEST TIME TO CATCH GREAT SALE ITEMS WOULD BE DURING THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF JULY.
  89. This is the best time to go if you want clothes suitable for Philippine weather. Although there are occasional clearance sales during other times of the year (and of course, outlet stores are always on sale), but the items aren’t the ones you can wear here.
  90. DO TAKE NOTE OF THE SEASONS THEY FOLLOW IN HONG KONG. They go by: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Summer Months in Hong Kong fall on the months of June-August.
  91. REFER TO THE MAP SECTION FOR FINDING THE PLACES BELOW.
  92. In Hong Kong, a SALE is a SALE. Guaranteed.
  93. HONG KONG RESTAURANT DATABASE/MAP/RANKINGS/REVIEWS:
  94. http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/index.htm
  95. Night Life – Lan Kwai Fong in Central or SOHO
  96. WHERE TO EAT
  97. HK has a restaurant in every street, kung madaming tao, malamang ok na yun, do not be intimidated, ask for an english menu. If all else fails, turo-turo ka nalang sa pictures or sa display. “English Menu” = Ying Man Choi Tan.
  98. Bring disposable spoon and forks just in case restaurants only have chopsticks.
  99. If you have to eat in a fastfood, Maxim’s (MX), Cafe de Coral and Fairwood are decent local fastfood with big servings.
  100. Jollibee Hong Kong – Shop Z4, G/F, Eurotrade Centre, 13 Connaught Rd. (Central Exit B | Beside World Wide House)
  101. For western restaurants, The Spaghetti House is affordable but decent. The reason why there are almost no western restaurants listed below is primarily due to the price bracket. Western food (like Outback and other steakhouse) are generally good but very expensive.
  102. Japanese and Korean cuisine are also famous in HK but again, expensive. For sit-down (non-fastfood) restaurants, prepare at least 100HKD per person.
  103. HK ISLAND
  104. *Lin Heung Teahouse – Authentic Dimsum Dining Experience
  105. Address: 160-164 Wellington Street, Central (Sheung Wan MTR Exit E2)
  106. Tao Heung Pier 88 – Also for Dimsum
  107. 5/F, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
  108. Fung Shing – Also for Dimsum
  109. 2/F, Pearl City, 24-32 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay (Near Wellcome)
  110. Yung Kee – Famous for Roasted Geese & Goose / Dimsum – Long Lines
  111. 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong (Central Exit D-2)
  112. Tsim Chai Kee – Wanton Noodles
  113. 98 Wellington Street, Central. You can get there from Central MTR station, Exit D1
  114. Maxim’s Palace City Hall Dimsum – City Hall, Central, Exit J2
  115. Tai Cheong Bakery – 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
  116. Tai Cheong Bakery – Jardine’s Bazaar Street, Causeway Bay (more accessible by MTR)
  117. *North Point Cooked Food Center (Seafood) – 99 Java Road, North Point, Exit A1
  118. Cafe Deco and Peak Lookout – The Peak, Central
  119. Delicious Kitchen – 9-11B Cleveland St, Causeway Bay
  120. Dining in Causeway Bay – Inside Sogo/Times Square/Windsor House, Jardine’s Bazaar Street and Jaffe Road
  121. Joy Hing Pork BBQ 再興燒臘飯店 – Block C, G/F, 265-267 Hennessy Road Wan Chai
  122. Where to eat at The Peak (inexpensive) -> Tsui Wah, Mak’s Noodles
  123. KOWLOON
  124. Canton Deli (Dimsum) Shop 3303, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, TST
  125. Chuk Yuen (Dimsum) G/F, HK Pacific Centre(South Wing), 28 Hankow Road, TST
  126. Chuk Yuen (Dimsum) 35 Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
  127. Yuen Kee Fastfood – 18B Granville Rd, TST & 12-14 Humphreys Ave, TST & Kimberley Road, TST
  128. Triple-O Burgers Citysuper, Harbour City, TST
  129. Din Tai Fung – Silvercord Mall, Canton Road, TST
  130. Happy Together Dessert – Shop 2, G/F, 5-6 Hau Fook cor Carnarvon Road, TST
  131. Wanton Noodles – 45 Hau Fook cor Carnarvon Road, TST
  132. Spring Deer – Best Peking Duck – 42 Mody Road, TST (280HKD per Duck) – Reservation Needed
  133. Tsui Wah – 2 Carnarvon Road, TST
  134. Tsui Wah – 77 Parkes Street, Jordan
  135. Wanton Noodles – 277 Temple Street corner austin road, Jordan
  136. Hang Fa Lau Dessert – Shop A, G/F, 9 Lock Road, TST
  137. Tao Heung – 3/F, Carnarvon Plaza, 20-20C Carnavon Road,, Tsim Sha Tsui
  138. Australian Dairy Company (Breakfast Place) – 47 Parkes St., Jordan (Jordan Exit C2)
  139. Famous Street Food – 肥姐小食店 55 Dundas Street Corner Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok
  140. Taiyaki Balls – Japan Boat Shop G/F, 45 Dundas Street, Mongkok
  141. Taho Store – Shop C, G/F, 124-128 Portland Street, Mongkok
  142. *Long Kee Noodle Shop – G/F, 10 Hak Po Street, Mongkok
  143. MOS Burger / Moon Kee Dessert / Honeymoon Dessert – Langham Place, Mongkok
  144. Eat Together – Scattered around Mongkok / Yaumatei / Sham Shui Po
  145. Ho Choi Restaurant – 530 Nathan Road (Yau Ma Tei Exit A2)
  146. Claypot Rice – 46 Arthur street YMT Exit C
  147. Other Suggestions: Summit Delicious, Five Generations, Wah Kee Snacks, Hoixe Cake Shop.
  148. * = Featured in Anthony Bourdaine’s No Reservations Hong Kong Episode
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  10. Where To Celebrate Holidays In Hong Kong
  11. http://discoverhongkong.com/eng/even…als-guide.html
  12. Halloween – Theme parks for kids. Lan Kwai Fong and SOHO for adults.
  13.  Christmas Eve, New Year, Chinese New Year – Canton Road in TST or Times Square in Causeway Bay
  14. Generally Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui have the best displays during holidays right. Particularly Harbour City and Times Square.
  15. Tourist Spot Operating Hours
  16. 1. Disneyland – 1030AM to 8PM (Fireworks at 8PM)
  17.  2. Ocean Park – 930AM to 730PM
  18.  3. Ngong Ping 360 – 10AM to 6PM Weekdays 9AM to 630PM Weekends/Holidays
  19.  4. Avenue of Stars – Building lights shut off beginning 11PM
  20.  5. The Peak Tram – 7AM to Midnight
  21.  6. Peak Tower and Sky Terrace – 10AM to 11PM (8AM on weekends and holidays)
  22.  7. Madame Tussauds – 10AM to 10PM
  23.  8. Sky 100 – 10AM to 10PM (Last ticketing at 9PM)
  24. Places / Things Best Done During the Day
  25. 1. Ocean Park
  26.  2. Ngong Ping Village + Giant Buddha
  27.  3. Nanlian Gardens
  28.  4. Disneyland
  29.  5. Malls / Markets
  30. Places / Things Best Done During Night
  31. 1. A visit to the Peak
  32.  2. Strolling along Avenue of Stars
  33.  3. A tram ride along HK island (specially Central district)
  34.  4. Star Ferry Ride
  35.  5. Strolling around Tsim Sha Tsui (Nathan road and the side streets)
  36.  6. Sky 100
  37. Places to Avoid During the Weekends/Holidays (Due to large volume of people)
  38. 1. Disneyland
  39.  2. Ocean Park
  40.  3. The Peak
  41.  4. Macau
  42. Average Time You Need for the Famous Tourist Spots (excluding travel time)
  43. 1. Disneyland – At least 6 hours | Recommended = Opening Time to Closing Time
  44.  2. Ocean Park – At least 6 hours | Recommended = Opening Time to Closing Time
  45.  3. Ngong Ping Village and Giant Buddha – At least 2 hours
  46.  4. Avenue of Stars – At least 30minutes | Recommended = 1 Hour
  47.  5. The Peak – At least 2 hours | Recommended = 3 Hours
  48.  6. Tsim Sha Tsui (Harbour City, et al) – At least 2-3 Hours, also Depends on amount of shopping
  49.  7. Mongkok Markets – Varies, Depends on amount of shopping
  50.  8. Causeway Bay – At least 2 Hours
  51.  9. Snoopyworld – At least 30minutes
  52.  10. Stanley – At least 2 Hours
  53.  11. Wax Museum – At least 1.5 Hours
  54.  12. Other Museums – At least 2-3 Hours Each
  55.  13. Nanlian Garden & Chilin Nunnery – At least 1 Hour
  56.  14. Sky100 – At least 1 Hour
  57. Average Time Needed
  58. Airplane Touchdown in Hong Kong until Baggage Claim: around 45 minutes to 1 hour
  59.  Airport to Kowloon/HK Island: 45minutes minimum; allot 1 hour for safety.
  60.  City to Disneyland by Train: Approximately 45minutes
  61.  City to Tung Chung / Ngong Ping: Approximately 45minutes
  62.  Ngong Ping 360: 20-25minutes (1 way)
  63. You need to be in the airport at least 2 hours before your flight. For 1st time visitors make it 3 hours.
  64. For Macau, you need to be in the terminal/gate at least 20-30 minutes before departure.
  65. Where to Buy Pasalubong
  66. Mongkok Ladies Market
  67.  Temple Street Night Market
  68.  Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
  69.  The Peak
  70.  Knick Knacks in Citysuper
  71.  Grocery&Food Items from Citysuper / Sogo / Wellcome
  72.  Hong Kong Egg Tarts
  73.  Dimsum
  74.  Mooncakes from Kee Wah Bakery or Maxim’s
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  76. Credit Cards
  77. Yes almost all establishments in HK accept credit card payments without extra charge / surcharge.
  78.  Electronics stores in Tsim Sha Tsui and smaller shops like Travel Easy might charge you 3% more.
  79. Is The Symphony of Lights Something We Shouldn’t Miss?
  80. No. It’s absolutely OK to not watch this. It’s nice but not spectacular.
  81. No you can’t appreciate it while inside the Star Ferry.
  82. How Many Hours Before Should I Arrive At The Airport Before My Flight?
  83. For both Philippines and Hong Kong, make sure you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight. If you plan to go around or eat, make it at least 3 hours.
  84. It takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to get from downtown HK to the airport.
  85. How Many Days Can I Stay in HK?
  86. 14 days.
  87. Is There A Cheap Hotel or Hostel Near Disneyland?
  88. No.
  89. We Are Staying Disneyland, Where Can We Eat and Do Grocery?
  90. Citygate Outlet Mall. Take the MTR to Tung Chung.
  91. Is There A Dimsum Buffet in HK?
  92. No.
  93. What Is The Name Of The Store in HK That Sells Cheap Designer Goods?
  94. Milan Station. http://www.milanstation.com.hk/en/location.asp
  95. How Do I “Give Back” To This Thread?
  96. Upon return from HK, you can post your “real” itinerary including your good&bad experiences as well as travel photos.
  97. Tell your friends about this thread, feel free to post the link to this thread in blogs and other forums.
  98. How Do I Post Pictures Here?
  99. Go to www.Imageshack.us and select the photos to upload. You can choose to automatically resize images to 640×480. Multiple upload is also possible.
  100. Copy the “Direct URL” or “Direct Link” when using Imageshack.
  101. OR register an account for free in Photobucket.com and upload your pics there.
  102. As much as possible use the dimensions 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 when posting pictures.
  103. How Do I Reply to Multiple Posts/People in 1 Post?
  104. Open the multiple “Reply With Quote” in different tabs/windows then copy / paste all of them in 1 reply post including your reply for each 1.
  105. Can I Book A Flight to Macau but My Return Flight is from Hong Kong? (and Vice Versa)
  106. Yes. Enter Macau, Exit Hong Kong and vice versa is allowed.
  107. Is Booking Online Using My Credit Card Safe?
  108. As long as you stick with the booking sites mentioned on this page, you have nothing to worry.
  109. We are not responsible for users booking on virus/trojan/spyware-infected computers and/or public/rental computers.
  110. A Travel Agency Is Offering A Very Cheap HK Package, What Should I Ask To Make Sure?
  111. 1. The nett price, subtotal of everything including all taxes (terminal fee may be excluded)
  112.  2. What is the hotel included?
  113.  3. What airline and what time are the flights? Baka gabi kayo aalis tapos umaga yun balik niyo.
  114.  4. Are we required to join the city tour to get our tickets for the theme parks like Disneyland?
  115. When Do I Need A DSWD Permit For Minors?
  116. When a parent is not accompanying the child. If 1 parent is going, no need for a permit.
  117. What Documents Do I Need Before I Leave for HK?
  118. Your passport and e-ticket. For first timers, sometimes HK immigration might ask for show money and hotel/hostel reservation.
  119. For those who booked online, a photocopy of the credit card used.
  120. What Fees Do I Have To Pay At The Airport?
  121. If you booked your ticket online, you have to pay the Philippine travel tax (P1,620) and terminal fee (P750) in the airport.
  122. If you booked through a travel agency, it is possible that the travel tax is already included. This you have to verify.
  123. Coming from HK, you DO NOT have to pay anything anymore at the HK International Airport or NAIA upon return.
  124. Are Passengers of Philippine Airlines Econolight Allowed To Bring Carry-On Luggages?
  125. Yes. 1 Handcarry is allowed.
  126. How Do I Know What Kind of Clothes To Wear/Bring?
  127. 7 Day Weather Forecast can be found here -> http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/fnd.htm
  128. Mid-20 degrees and above: Summer / Comfortable clothes
  129.  Near-20’s to Low 20’s: Long Sleeves / Sweaters
  130.  15 degrees and below: Jacket / Thick Jacket
  131. What does _____ look like? Ano meron sa ____?
  132. Go to www.flickr.com and search the place name for photos so you can see what it looks like. Example: Tsim Sha Tsui
  133. Are Restaurants and Malls Open During New Year, Chinese New Year, Christmas and other big holidays?
  134. Yes. But theme parks will be PACKED on these days. Going to Macau is also not recommended.
  135. Is _____ Cheaper In Hong Kong?
  136. For non-electronic items, find time to canvass the local price so that you will know if HK is cheaper when you get there.
  137. There is no assurance that thread members will know the answer to your question.
  138. For electronics, refer to the electronics shopping guide above.
  139. Is There Free Wifi In Hong Kong?
  140. Major tourist spots like the Avenue of Stars have free WIFI.
  141. Can we buy the Octopus Card at the airport using Credit Card?
  142. No. Cash basis only. Discounted tickets at CTS-Airport are also cash basis only.
  143. Are We Required to Buy The Octopus Card?
  144. Definitely not but for your convenience (and experience), the Octopus Card is the way to go.
  145. Can I Sleep In The HK Airport?
  146. Yes, you can sleep in the airport if you are extremely cutting costs but for your own convenience, book on a hostel nalang.
  147. How Do I Reach My Hotel/Hostel From The Airport?
  148. Instructions are posted all over this page, please find time to read them. Detailed instructions below.
  149. What Time / How Many Hour Before Should I Leave My Hotel/Hostel On My Last Day?
  150. At least 3 Hours before your flight. For rush hour (6 to 8pm), 3.5 to 4 Hours before your flight.
  151. How Do We Go From ____ to ____?
  152. Please look at the MTR map and study it first. Then proceed to the “Getting To” section of this page.
  153. Which MTR Exit Should We Exit From For: ____?
  154. Please refer to the district maps provided by the link below:
  155. http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/facilities/lm.html
  156. For example, for Kowloon Park, open the Tsim Sha Tsui map; for Ladies Market, open the Mongkok map.
  157. What Is The Easiest Way of Going Around HK?
  158. As previously stated, the MTR, their subway, will take you to almost anywhere you need to go. All major tourist districts are covered by the MTR.
  159. Refer to the MTR map above for your reference; as well as the district breakdown.
  160. Are Big Luggages Allowed Inside The MTR?
  161. Yes they are, special gates/elevators are available for tourists bringing along their luggage. Hassle nga lang.
  162. What Time Does The MTR Open/Close?
  163. Closing time varies from line to line but on the average, most lines close around 1am.
  164. Go Here: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/eng/planner_index.php then Select the stations. Service hours are on the right side.
  165. Where Can I Ride The Open-Top Double-Decker Bus?
  166. Bus 15C from the Star Ferry Pier to the Peak Terminus (and vice versa).
  167. How Many Passengers Can Fit in 1 Taxi?
  168. Maximum of 5 passengers (plus the driver) so a total of 6 people in 1 taxi. 5 big adults might not fit. Adjust as necessary.
  169. How Do I Go To Jumbo Floating Restaurant?
  170. Bus 71 from Central
  171. http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/rou…utedirection=R
  172. Bus 75 from Central
  173. http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/rou…utedirection=R
  174. How Many Trams Are There in HK?
  175. Two. The Peak Tram and the HK Island Tram aka Century Old Tram & Ding Ding Tram.
  176. I Want To Ride The Island Tram, Which 1 Do I Take? Where Can I Find The Tram in HK Island?
  177. The Tram runs on the major roads of HK Island (Des Vouex/Java/Hennessy/etc) and are almost always located near an MTR exit.
  178. Unless you are going to see Happy Valley Racecourse, you can ride any tram except the 1 that says “Happy Valley”.
  179. Enter the tram at the rear, exit at the front after placing your octopus card on the reader / paying coins. Fee: 2HKD.
  180. Recommend routes: North Point to Central/Sheung Wan.
  181. http://www.hktramways.com/en/service/routemap.html
  182. When I Ride The Tram, How Do I Know Which District I Am At? Where Do I Alight?
  183. For 1st timers, the catch is, you don’t! Riding the tram will be a mix of adventure and finding clues. If you see the famous skyscrapers, then that’s Central. If you see the big Sogo and a lot of shops/people, that’s Causeway Bay. North Point is mostly a residential area.
  184. Nonetheless, it’s still fun to ride the tram and if ever you get lost, just ask around for the nearest MTR exit.
  185. Which Hostel Has A Room for ____ People?
  186. Please go to the hostels’ websites and check. We already provided the links to their websites.
  187. Which Hostel Is The Best?
  188. See Above. (Post #2)
  189. Is My Hotel OK?
  190. If you are going to book in a hotel that is not listed above, DO NOT WORRY. Go to Tripadvisor.com to check whether the hotel is good or not. We cannot give a feedback for every hotel in HK since there’s just too many of them.
  191. Tripadvisor also provides traveller photos of the hotels. This thread is not an encyclopedia of Hong Kong hotels.
  192. Where Is My Hotel Located? What Is The Nearest MTR Station?
  193. For simple questions like this, please go to your hotel’s website and look for the location/transportation section.
  194. How to Know If Your Hotel/Hostel is Highly Accessible
  195. Go to your Hotel/Hostel’s website and look for the Location/Transportation/Map Section and check whether there is a nearby MTR exit.
  196. Do I Need To Buy Theme Park Tickets Online?
  197. No need. If you want to buy ahead of time, buy in the airport (CTS).
  198. Lockers
  199. Lockers are available inside Disneyland, Ocean Park and Tung Chung (Ngong Ping 360). Sizes vary.
  200. Do We Need To Pay To See The Giant Buddha / Ngong Ping Village / Po Lin Monastery?
  201. NO. You just have to pay for either the bus ride or cable car ride to reach Ngong Ping. After that, there is no entrance fee.
  202. Are There Places To Eat in Ngong Ping Village?
  203. Yes. Plenty of choices here from low to middle range restaurants.
  204. What Kind of Tickets Do Disneyland and Ocean Park Sell?
  205. Both parks only sell “Ride All You Can” tickets, there are no “Entrance Only” tickets.
  206. Peak Day and Special Day for Disneyland have the same price.
  207. Can Anybody Visit The 2 Disney Hotels?
  208. Yes, non-guests may still ride the free hotel shuttle bus upon reaching the resort proper.
  209. Can You Make Me An Itinerary For Disneyland?
  210. Watch all the shows first then do the rides afterwards. Find a good spot for the fireworks 30mins before it starts.
  211. Can I Bring Food and Drink Inside Disneyland and Ocean Park?
  212. Although we haven’t heard any untoward incident regarding this, please avoid bringing rice (heavy) meals. Water and Snack are OK.
  213. Technically you can’t bring in food but maybe they are just being lenient so let’s not abuse their leniency.
  214. How Much Is A Meal in Disneyland?
  215. Around 50-70HKD per person per meal inclusive of a heavy meal (and drinks).
  216. Where Should I Go For Nightlife in Hong Kong?
  217. Lan Kwai Fong in Central or Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui.
  218. What Time Does Hong Kong “Wake Up”?
  219. Commercial establishments open as early as 8am and as late as 1130am. Shops close near midnight.
  220. Can You Make An Itinerary For Me?
  221. For the clueless when it comes to itineraries please read the 1st 10-20 pages of this thread. And read the guide above.
  222. The Peak: Do I Have To Pay for The SKY TERRACE?
  223. For 1st timers, this is recommended for the best view. For those on an extremely tight budget, you can go to the roof of the Peak Galleria Mall for a free view.
  224. Wax Museum in Hong Kong
  225. Madame Tassaud’s Wax Museum is inside the Peak building.
  226. The Hong Kong “Star” Ferry and its Routes
  227. Less than 3HKD per person for the Central – Tsim Sha Tsui route. You can pay using Octopus card.
  228. Star Ferry Piers/Terminals locations can be found in the detailed district maps under District Breakdown.
  229. http://www.starferry.com.hk/services.html
  230. Where Can I Buy Jewelry in Hong Kong?
  231. There are reputable chain stores like Chow Tai Fook but if you have zero background, just buy in Manila’s Chinatown (Binondo).
  232. You will not necessarily get a better price/product in HK being a tourist with no knowledge.
  233. Where Can I Do My Grocery / Buy Daily Commodities Like Water?
  234. Although 7-Eleven is everywhere, it is expensive and should be only for emergency. Do your shopping at Wellcome.
  235. Complete List of Branches: http://www.wellcome.com.hk/en/profil…tml?page=store
  236. Tsim Sha Tsui Branches
  237. GATEWAY
  238.  Address: Shop 3231-33, Level 3, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  239.  Store hours: 08:30-22:00
  240. AUSTIN ROAD
  241.  Address: Part G/F & Basement, TAL Building 45-53 Austin Road, Kowloon
  242.  Store hours: 08:00-23:00
  243. HANKOW
  244.  Address: Shop A, Basement, HK Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, TST, Kln
  245.  Store hours: 08:00-22:00
  246. KIMBERLEY ROAD
  247.  Address: Ground Floor, Luna Court, Nos 53-59, Kimberley Road, TST, Kowloon.
  248.  Store hours: 08:00-22:30
  249. What Can I Buy in ______?
  250. Mongkok – Ladies Market – Souvenirs / Knock-offs / Clothes
  251.  Mongkok – Fa Yuen Street – Rubber Shoes
  252.  Mongkok – Sai Yueng Choi Street – Electronics
  253. Yaumatei – Temple Street Night Market – A variety of goods similar to 168
  254. Tsim Sha Tsui – Plenty of clothes & apparel
  255. Pocket Money Reminder
  256. When it comes to pocket money, don’t bring the exact or rough estimate, always bring extra!
  257. For those Travelling with Kids, Elderly or as a Big Group
  258. 1. Do not try to fit many things on a single day or your well-planned itinerary will be useless.
  259.  2. Prepare for unseen circumstances like tired companions who want to head back to your hotel earlier than planned.
  260.  3. Allot 1 day for Ocean Park and 1 day for Disneyland if you plan to visit these 2.
  261.  4. To lessen logistic problems, set a strict meeting place and time whenever the group will split up.
  262.  5. Set your priorities in case time will not be sufficient to cover anything.
  263. When is the best time to go to Hong Kong?
  264. Winter Season (December to March) is the most relaxing and comfortable time to go to Hong Kong but besides the weather, there’s little else to do since the “Sale Season” occurs during Summer. There are some sales during christmas and chinese new year but 90% of the clothes are for winter. Hong Kong can get very foggy during winter, as such, visit to the Peak is a hit-or-miss affair. A foggy bird’s eye view of HK isn’t really nice.
  265. Summer Season (May to October) is similar to Manila’s weather, very hot but moving around in Hong Kong can get extra uncomfortable because of the high humidity which gives the “sticky” feeling. Hong Kong’s rainy season also falls on their summer, July and August has the highest rainfall count and the typhoons also arrive in these months. The Sale / Shopping Festival is from the start of July to the start of September. If the sky is clear, the view from the Peak is great.
  266. Avoid going to Hong Kong when there are large-scale exhibitions or ongoing tournaments like the Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament because hotel prices will be significantly higher.
  267. Reaching NWFF/China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui for Macau
  268. Take a taxi from any point in Kowloon. Or walk if staying in Tsim Sha Tsui.
  269. http://www.nwff.com.hk/upload/china_city.jpg
  270. Scenic Bus Ride to Stanley (via Repulse Bay)
  271. Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Central Bus Terminal.
  272. Walking around the Districts
  273. Most districts in Hong Kong like Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok can be strolled on foot. Do not abuse your legs, use the taxi when needed.
  274. For more detailed maps on each district, please visit this link:
  275. http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/facilities/lm.html
  276. Factory Outlets in Hong Kong
  277. Granville Road and Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui
  278.  Esprit Outlet, 4-6 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
  279.  Citygate Outlet Mall, Tung Chung, Lantau Island
  280. Will our passports receive stamps from the Immigration in Macau?
  281. Yes.
  282. Electric Socket in Hong Kong
  283. All hostels and almost all hotels use this kind of socket. Some hostels provide adaptors but some don’t. You can buy adaptors in Mongkok and Sham Shui Po. Or buy a universal adaptor in Manila before going to Hong Kong.
  284. Some hostels like Taisan and Marlboro lend adaptors.
  285. You might need something like this for some accomodations, meron sa CDR-King.
  286. Various Tips from Different PEXers
  287. Tips on planning HK trip:
  288.  1) browse discover HK and HK PEX threads and list prefered places to visit.
  289.  2) Decide on schedule of visit (via booking)
  290.  3) List down costs per person. i.e (50HKD/meal/pax; 150HKD/fare/pax; tickets/pax, hostel/night). always round up for allowance.
  291.  4) determine total budget
  292.  5) prepare detailed itinerary (transpo/cost per destination; estimated time to spend each location; if possible decide on things and activities to do and places to eat) use MTR and bus websites and MAPS
  293.  6)Printout maps, directories etc and put together your HK kit.
  294. Tip on exchanging money. Do what you think is convenient for you. Saving a few pesos (or even a thousand) is not worth it if you lose so much time searching for the best place and the best way to change your cash. Being too OC about it might ruin your trip. Extra stress pa yan and you don’t need that when you are taking a vacation.
  295. Estimating Travel Time when using the MTR
  296. http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/eng/planner_index.php
  297. For those planning to do a lot of Shopping
  298. If the thing you are planning to buy is available here in Manila, make sure to check the local price first as a reference point. This way you’ll know whether the stores in Hong Kong are cheaper or not.
  299. For those leaving/arriving in HK Past Midnight or Early Morning
  300. There are still airport buses, codes start with N. Instead of A21, it will be N21. Routes are similar but not exactly the same. Take time to study it.
  301. DISCLAIMER:   I DO NOT OWN THIS POST:    FROM http://www.pinoyexchange.com
  302. ForumPinoy LifestyleTravel and Leisure –PEX Hong Kong Guide 2013– [BASAHIN MUNA ANG PAGE 1 BAGO MAGTANONG]
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