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Locating The Famous Spots in Hong Kong





Locating The Famous Spots in Hong Kong

HK Airport:

http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/p...t-baggage.html
http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/s...ugga/fast.html

40HKD for 3 hours per Luggage

Tung Chung / Ngong Ping 360:
http://www.np360.com.hk/html/eng/visitor/faq.html

We provide 20 lockers for rent. The size of each locker is 84cm (H), 40cm (W), 87cm (D) The rates are HK$20 for every three hours or HK$70 for one day. Please contact our staff when you arrive at Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal for more details.



Disneyland
Lockers

Storage lockers are available for rental at Hong Kong Disneyland Park on the north end of Center Street, midway up Main Street, U.S.A.


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Where to Buy/Eat This "Eggette"

There are 2 to 3 shops along Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

This is 1 of the most famous stalls in Tsim Sha Tsui, located along Nathan Road near Austin Road, tapat ng Police Station.


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HK Disneyland Tips


NUMBER 1- Be there before the park opening which is slated at 10 o' clock in the morning.


Disney Park Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm

NUMBER 2- Grab copies of the following near Park Entrance:

  •  Guide Map
  •  Time Guide for show and attraction time schedule 
  • Fastpass Tickets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Number 3 - Skip attractions that you're not interested in to have more time to relax and enjoy the park.

Number 4- There are lots of photo opps along the way - so be prepared with your camera and extra battery. Batteries runs out fast in cold weather.

Number 5- Let older people rest in the restos or seats while the youngster can have fun on the rides.

Number 6- We were able to bring in biscuits and bottled water, so maybe you can bring yours too.

Number 7- Be safe buy distilled water.

Number 8- Luggage storage service is available near the park entrance - I am not sure how much is the rate though.



SIM CARDS IN HONG KONG


SIM CARDS

It is  cheaper to buy a SIM Card in Hong Kong for both local and international calls/texts than using Philippine roaming service.

Prepaid CSL SIM Cards are available in 7-Eleven , Circle C, Chunking Mansion, Mirador Mansion, TST and World Wide House in Central  for those planning to use a local SIM card at around 50HKD each.

I bought mine at World Wide House for 50hkd. At that time SMART has a promo for sim cards but can only be availed after 3 days so I beg off 'coz I will be home by the time it would be activated:-)

HONG KONG SIM CARD CHARGES
*Prices may change without prior notice, so please double check on the mobile provider's website to confirm.

PCCW Prepaid - $48
http://www.pccwmobile.com

Local calls - $0.06/min (off-peak) ; $0.12/min (peak hours)
IDD Call to the Philippines - $3.90/min
Local SMS - $0.10/SMS (same network) ; $0.70/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $1.80/SMS

CSL Power Prepaid SIM Card (CSL) - $88
http://www.hkcsl.com

Local calls - $0.1/min (off-peak)
Local SMS - $0.20/SMS (same network - CSL) ; $0.80/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $3/SMS

one2free Prepaid SIM (CSL) - $48
http://www.one2free.com

Local calls - $0.05/min (off-peak) ; $0.12/min (peak hours)
IDD Call to the Philippines - $4/min
Local SMS - $0.10/SMS (same network - CSL) ; $0.70/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $1.80/SMS

"ValueTalk" SIM card (Smartone Vodafone) - $68
http://www.smartone-vodafone.com.hk

Local calls - $0.15/min (1-50mins) ; $0.10/min (51-300mins)
IDD Call to the Philippines - $2.88/min
Local SMS - $0.2/SMS (same network - Smartone Vodafone) ; $0.8/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $3.00/SMS

Peoples SuperTalk Card (China Mobile) - $48
http://www.peoples.com.hk

Local calls - $0.05/min (off-peak) ; $0.12/min (peak hours)
IDD Call to the Philippines - $2.88/min
Local SMS - $0.1/SMS (same network - China Mobile ; $0.7/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $1.80/SMS

Peoples EasyTalk Card (China Mobile) - $28
http://www.peoples.com.hk

Local calls - $0.46/min (Flat Rate)
IDD Call to the Philippines - $2.88/min
Local SMS - $0.3/SMS (same network - China Mobile ; $0.7/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $1.80/SMS

Peoples "Kabayan" Prepaid SIM Kard - $38
http://www.peoples.com.hk

Local calls - $0.06/min (same network) ; $0.15/min (other network)
IDD Call to the Philippines - $1.10/min (Mon-Fri) ; $1.00 (Sat-Sun)
Local SMS - FREE (same network) ; $0.50/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $0.50/SMS

3G Int'l Roaming Rechargable Sim Card (3 Mobile) - $98 ($52 is stored value)
http://www.three.com.hk

Local voice calls - $0.3/min
Local video calls - $0.3/min
Local SMS - $0.2/SMS (same network) ; $0.7/SMS (other network)
International SMS - $1.80/SMS

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Using the Airport Bus Coming From The Airport



For those residing in HOTELS:

Information on bus number and stop number to get off at:

http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/content/de...irportServices

If your hotel is in Kowloon - see the A21 detailed route below. If your hotel is in HK Island, see the A11 route.

Alternative: Go to your hotel's website and follow the directions they give.

Some hotels cannot be reached by the A21/A11 bus alone (like hotels in Tsuen Wan) or are not that walking distance from the bus stops (like the Metropark hotels).

Using the Bus going to Disneyland from the Airport:

Bus R8 from Lantau Link Toll Plaza.
http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/rou...pe=D&company=5

For those residing in HOSTELS:

Hostels in Tsim Sha Tsui / Jordan / Mongkok

A21 Detailed Route: 
http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/rou...outenumber=A21

(N21 for those arriving past midnight)

Going back to the hotel: Stops are somewhere on the opposite side of the road. Find time to find it on your 1st day.

Blue - Dragon Hostel
Orange - City Econo
Green - Taisan Store 3 / Starworld Wing Lee
Red - Taisan Store 1 & 2 / Golden Crown Court / Starworld Skyworld / Mirador Mansion / (Hotel Benito)
Purple - Mirador Mansion / Chungking Mansion



Hostels in Causeway Bay

A11 Detailed Route:
http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/rou...outenumber=A11

(N11 for those arriving past midnight)



NOTE: A11 is also used for those residing in Central, Wanchai, Tin Hau, Fortress Hill and North Point.


Special Section

Directions for Butterfly on Prat

Stop 16 or 17 of the A21 Bus along Chatham Road South. Prat Avenue is in between these 2 stops.

Directions for JJ Hotel (Wanchai)

Stop 11 of Bus A11. Stewart Road.

http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/rou...exactMatch=yes

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YOUTUBE: Travel with prEttyNDistress (PEX) in Hong Kong and Hostel Bookings


YOUTUBE: Travel with prEttyNDistress in Hong Kong and Hostel Bookings

Communication with prEttyNDistress is always subject to the person's availability.

Hello HK Addicts and Newbies... Here are some of her self-made youtube moment to help you navigate through Hong Kong. From how to find the bus at the Hong Kong International Airport to riding the mickey train to Disneyland

My Hong Kong youtube Playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...86449D53884689

Playlist Includes:

Hong Kong International Airport 101 Part 1 - 4 - Here I show you on where you may leave your luggage at the airport, where to buy your Octopus Card and how to find the A21 bus to Kowloon City.

Hong Kong 101 - Part 1-2 - Here is where I show you where to get off when taking the A21 bus from the airport to Nathan Road Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon. Also how to find Mirador Mansion where in it's famous for the cheap hostels and accommodations. Where to buy CSL Kabayan sim card for cheap HK-MLA calls....

Tsim Sha Tsui MTR going to Tung Chung Part 1-4 - Here you will have a clear idea on how to take the MTR (subway) and learned how convenient is it to take MTR in HK. 

From Tung Chung MTR to Ngong Ping 360 - This is where a lot of newbies get confuse on where is Ngong Ping, where is Tung Chung and where is Disneyland. After viewing this clip you'll definitely know how to navigate from MTR to the cable car once you are there! 

From Tung Chung to DisneyLand Part 1-2 and Sunny Bay MTR Station interchange to Disney Train part 1-2 - People are asking about taking taxis all the time to Disneyland!! Sometimes it's really hard to put in words on how convenient is it to just take the MTR instead. After you view this video, whether you are travelling with toddlers, kidssss, senior citizen, taxi is no longer an option anymore.


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HONG KONG TO MACAU OR HONG KONG TO SHENZHEN TRANSFER





*Day trips to Macau are possible via a 1+ Hour Ferry Ride from HK*

*Not recommended for HK first timers staying for 4 days or less.*

*HALOS PAREHO LANG ANG NWFF/TURBOJET/COTAIJET. DO NOT ASK WHICH ONE IS BETTER. CHOOSE THE ONE NEARER YOUR HOTEL*

NO VISA REQUIRED. Only your passport is needed.

http://www.olamacauguide.com/

Ferries from HK to Macau

From Kowloon (those residing in Tsim Sha Tsui / Jordan / Yaumatei / Mongkok):
http://www.nwff.com.hk/eng/fare_tabl...?section=Macau

From Hong Kong Island (those residing in Central / Wanchai / Causeway Bay / North Point):
http://www.turbojet.com.hk/eng/schedule/prd.html

For more info, visit the Macau Thread -> http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=383909



Reachable by MTR (Lo Wu Station). China Visa is REQUIRED. Day Trip Possible.

China Visa should be applied here in Manila. Huwag makulit, hindi pwede sa HK magapply ng visa.

*Not recommended for HK first timers staying for 4 days or less.*

http://wikitravel.org/en/Shenzhen

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/city...dong/shenzhen/

http://www.shenzhentour.com/english/
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Frequently Asked Questions for Hongkong PART 1


Can I Book A Flight to Macau but My Return Flight is from Hong Kong? (and Vice Versa)

Yes. Enter Macau, Exit Hong Kong and vice versa is allowed.

Is Booking Online Using My Credit Card Safe?

As long as you stick with the booking sites mentioned on this page, you have nothing to worry.

We are not responsible for users booking on virus/trojan/spyware-infected computers and/or public/rental computers.

A Travel Agency Is Offering A Very Cheap HK Package, What Should I Ask To Make Sure?

1. The nett price, subtotal of everything including all taxes (terminal fee may be excluded)
2. What is the hotel included?
3. What airline and what time are the flights? Baka gabi kayo aalis tapos umaga yun balik niyo.
4. Are we required to join the city tour to get our tickets for the theme parks like Disneyland?

When Do I Need A DSWD Permit For Minors?

When a parent is not accompanying the child. If 1 parent is going, no need for a permit.

What Documents Do I Need Before I Leave for HK?

Your passport and e-ticket. For first timers, sometimes HK immigration might ask for show money and hotel/hostel reservation.

For those who booked online, a photocopy of the credit card used.

What Fees Do I Have To Pay At The Airport?

If you booked your ticket online, you have to pay the Philippine travel tax (P1,620) and terminal fee (P750) in the airport.

If you booked through a travel agency, it is possible that the travel tax is already included. This you have to verify.

Coming from HK, you DO NOT have to pay anything anymore at the HK International Airport or NAIA upon return.

Are Passengers of Philippine Airlines Econolight Allowed To Bring Carry-On Luggages?

Yes. 1 Handcarry is allowed. 

How Do I Know What Kind of Clothes To Wear/Bring?

7 Day Weather Forecast can be found here -> http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/fnd.htm

Mid-20 degrees and above: Summer / Comfortable clothes
Near-20's to Low 20's: Long Sleeves / Sweaters
15 degrees and below: Jacket / Thick Jacket

What does _____ look like? Ano meron sa ____?

Go to www.flickr.com and search the place name for photos so you can see what it looks like. Example: Tsim Sha Tsui

Are Restaurants and Malls Open During New Year, Chinese New Year, Christmas and other big holidays?

Yes. But theme parks will be PACKED on these days. Going to Macau is also not recommended.

Is _____ Cheaper In Hong Kong?

For non-electronic items, find time to canvass the local price so that you will know if HK is cheaper when you get there.

There is no assurance that thread members will know the answer to your question.

For electronics, refer to the electronics shopping guide above.

Is There Free Wifi In Hong Kong?

Major tourist spots like the Avenue of Stars have free WIFI.

Can we buy the Octopus Card at the airport using Credit Card?

No. Cash basis only. Discounted tickets at CTS-Airport are also cash basis only.

Are We Required to Buy The Octopus Card?

Definitely not but for your convenience (and experience), the Octopus Card is the way to go. 

Can I Sleep In The HK Airport?

Yes, you can sleep in the airport if you are extremely cutting costs but for your own convenience, book on a hostel nalang.

How Do I Reach My Hotel/Hostel From The Airport?

Instructions are posted all over this page, please find time to read them. Detailed instructions below.

What Time / How Many Hour Before Should I Leave My Hotel/Hostel On My Last Day?

At least 3 Hours before your flight. For rush hour (6 to 8pm), 3.5 to 4 Hours before your flight.

How Do We Go From ____ to ____?

Please look at the MTR map and study it first. Then proceed to the "Getting To" section of this page.

Which MTR Exit Should We Exit From For: ____?

Please refer to the district maps provided by the link below:

http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/facilities/lm.html

For example, for Kowloon Park, open the Tsim Sha Tsui map; for Ladies Market, open the Mongkok map.

What Is The Easiest Way of Going Around HK?

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.

Refer to the MTR map above for your reference; as well as the district breakdown.

Are Big Luggages Allowed Inside The MTR?

Yes they are, special gates/elevators are available for tourists bringing along their luggage. Hassle nga lang.

What Time Does The MTR Open/Close?

Closing time varies from line to line but on the average, most lines close around 1am.



Go Here: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/eng/planner_index.php then Select the stations. Service hours are on the right side.

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Where to Buy Pasalubong in HONG KONG


Where to Buy Pasalubong in HONG KONG:
  • Side street of Chungking Mansion
  • Wellcome Supermart
  • Mongkok Ladies Market - you have to haggle because they price it like 5 times the usual price.
  • Spring Deer Restaurant Roasted Duck -super sarap!
  • The Peak stores
  • Hang Ten
  • Citysuper 
  • Giordano
  • Bossini
  • Temple Street Night Market
  • Royce Chocolates from Citysuper which is now available locally @ Powerplant Rockwell and Greenbelt 5 if you will buy it in HK tell them to put dry ice.
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HONG KONG General holidays for 2010



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The following list of general holidays for 2010 is gazetted for public information:

Every SundaySunday
The first day of January1 JanuaryFriday
The day preceding Lunar New Year's Day13 FebruarySaturday
The second day of the Lunar New Year15 FebruaryMonday
The third day of the Lunar New Year16 FebruaryTuesday
Good Friday2 AprilFriday
The day following Good Friday3 AprilSaturday
Easter Monday5 AprilMonday
The day following Ching Ming Festival6 AprilTuesday
Labour Day1 MaySaturday
The Buddha’s Birthday21 MayFriday
Tuen Ng Festival16 JuneWednesday
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day1 JulyThursday
The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival23 SeptemberThursday
National Day1 OctoberFriday
Chung Yeung Festival16 OctoberSaturday
Christmas Day25 DecemberSaturday
The first weekday after Christmas Day27 DecemberMonday
"As the Lunar New Year's Day in 2010 falls on a Sunday, the day preceding will be designated as an additional general holiday. Also, the Ching Ming Festival and the Easter Monday in 2010 fall on the same day, thus the next following day that is not itself a general holiday will be observed as an additional general holiday," said a Government spokesman.

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