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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2015
Harbour City  (4 Answers)

Hey guys! Do you know anything about the Harbour City of Hong Kong? I want to buy some gifts there for my friends.Any advice?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2015
Lady's market  (5 Answers)

I'm now in kowloon,hong kong.I want to buy some gifts for my friends,what about the Lady's Market?
Shall I shopping there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2015
best hotel in hong kong kowloon  (7 Answers)

Hey guys,I'm going to have a trip in hong kong,could you tell me which is the best hotel in hong kong kowloon?
Very thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2015
Staying in TST East, Kowloon...travelling with a senior citizen and 2 kids  (4 Answers)

Hi , I will be travelling from India for a 6 days trip to Hongkong ...as we are 2 women with kids, so need to know the safest way to move around in hongkong...need reference for vegetarian restaurants in TST east area... Where and how to get currency exchanged, is this Chung king mansion safe for currency exchange? Do they charge a fees for exchanging the currency and how much it should be? Which are the best places to shop for kids clothes and stationary....also which mall/ market to visit for mid-tier shopping? Any other tips would be most welcome....our travel agent has already arranged a trip to disneyland, Ocean park, Lantau Island with cable car and half a day city tour which includes Victoria peak...please help am nervous as taking the kids abroad for the first time...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2014
Hotel in Kowloon  (3 Answers)

Myself and husband, ages 55, are looking for a hotel around a 3 star in American standard. What is important to us is that it is close to an MTR connector. We would like a place for 4 nights that is clean, safe, and a good location. Don't care if it is small and don't want a party place, We are also non-smokers. We plan on having a busy few days seeing a few of the following: Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade , Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) , Victoria Peak (The Peak), Big Buddha, Lantau Island, Chi Lin Nunnery, Hong Kong Skyline, 10,000 buddha monastery, orchestra of music. Any suggestions for a hotel for two first-timers in Hong Kong?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2014
which 4 things makes ladies market special?  (6 Answers)

which 4 things makes ladies market special?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2014
From butterfly on prat to ocean park  (7 Answers)

What are the directions from butterfly on prat to ocean park when taking the east TST station? How much the cost?! What is better to take the metro or taxi ?!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2014
cell phone, wireless, MTR pass  (5 Answers)

I will be in HK for a month (mid-June - mid-July) and am trying to have a few questions answered (I will be in City University housing).

1. Is it easy to obtain an inexpensive smart phone with plan once in HK? Alternatively, could I bring a smart phone and get a sim card for it in HK?

2. Are there wireless connections available in coffee shops, etc? How hard is it to be on the grid?

3. What is the cheapest way to get around? Is there an MTR pass?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2013
Regal Oriental Hotel Express check-in/check-out  (5 Answers)

Hi guys,

Can anyone help me with this?
I will be staying in Regal Oriental Hotel when I visit Hong Kong in December and I need to check-in at 6am and check-out at 5am, but the hotel's check-in and check-out timings are 2pm and 12pm respectively. However, it did state on its website that there's express check-in and check-out counters. Does anyone know how it works and what I have to do? Also, are there any additional charges? Thank you so much for your help!!

Cheers ^^


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2013
Options to Get to Modern Terminals Ltd., to board cruise ship  (3 Answers)

What is best way to get from The Salisbury YMCA Hotel to the cruise ships at Modern Terminals Ltd., in Hong Kong?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2012
Hong Kong on May 2012  (8 Answers)

My Family and I are scheduled to go to Macau-HK this coming May. We arrive at Macau Airport, stay overnight in Macau, then stay in HK for 4 nights and on our last day, go back again to Macau for our flight back home. I wonder where it will be best to book a hotel, considering the following planned itinerary:

1st Night - Macau
1st Day - A.M. Macau
P.M. Nathan Road/Kowloon Side
2nd Day- Causeway Bay/Victoria Peak
3rd Day-Disneyland
4th Day-Ocean Park
5th Day-A.M. Shop for souvenir and give aways
P.M. Back to Macau for flight

I wonder if I can really do this, come from Macau, stay in HK for 4 nights, then back to Macau for my flight back home. Where is the best place to stay, Kowloon side or HK side. On my 2nd day, what is the best thing to do or where is the best place to go? Would I be right to think that it will be cheaper for us, in terms of transportation costs, to stay in HongKong side, Lantau or wanchai area since most of the places I wish to see are in those area and not in Kowloon side?

I plan to see night markets, tourists spots and shopping places in HK.

Thanks much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2011
silly billy - how do i get from plane to pub ??  (3 Answers)

asked everything EXCEPT How Do I Get To Nathan Hotel 378 Nathan Road Kowloon from the Hong Kong Airport at 6am in the morning of 5 August and how do i get back to the airport at 5pm on 7th August.

Not penney pincher but would love to see as much as we can of bothe people and places.

Suppose taxi is always available but it may not be what you suggest and we would really value your suggestions.

was told that there was a bus but we have luggage and would not loke to carry that far - have a wife as well.

Seems that Nathan Hotel as no bus service but suggest Kowloon Station and I cannot find that.

Can find Jordan but that looks a good 10 minute walk from the hotel even without luggage.



please let us have what you have discovered as best.

kindest regards


peter


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2011
want to enjoy all of Kowloon.  (3 Answers)

only two days for a start then seven days and we want to enjoy all of Kowloon , Hong Kong , Shenzhen and Macow,

We are staying at the Nathan and have already meet a fabulous travel agent Edith and feel we are in good hands.

I would like to go to Mass at the Rosary Church and supose that on Friday night a cab is the way to fly.

Was told that the Rickshaw Bus tour is well worth it as is te Red bus tour by day and night.

I really need to replace a blazer that i have lost - just unlined but part of me and i was just hoping that there may be a place in Kowloon near the Nathan that may be worth a try.

the wife and I are aged pensioners but really like to enjoy ourselves . I have toured China and loved everything about her and hope that I will do the same next year.

Any advise you can offer would really be valued

kind regards


peter


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2011
Kowloon Accomodation  (2 Answers)

I am looking for advise on accomodation in this city for 3 nights in Jan 2012. I am travelling with my wife and two teenage children and am looking for centrally located safe apartments/hotels. Our budget is approx150 AUD per night. Hoping to get some ideas of places people have stayed at themselves, and can recommend. Thank you all.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2011
From Nathan Road to Disneyland / OCean park  (8 Answers)

hello,
I would like to know how can we go to disneyland from Nathan road and how much is the transportation (HKD). and how can we go back to the same place from Disney?

And can you also give as direction on how to go OCEAN PARK from Nathan Road also.

this is our firstime to visit hongkong and we dont know what to expect on hongkong, Im traveling with my wife and 2 kids( 7 & 9 yrs old.)

By the way if we ride the bus from the airport do we have to buy card or can we pay the driver cash? thank you very much

Jomil
Philippines.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2011
Wireless Internet

Does anyone know where I can get a good price for wireless internet service for my laptop using their adapter (not sure what kind...i.e. pci express, usb) they have? I need it for 2-weeks for my stay in Hong Kong. I don't plan on staying at a hotel, but with family members.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2011
From Kowloon to Lantau Island for the cable ride and outdoor sitting budha  (4 Answers)

Hello;

Can someone advise how to do above itinerary mentioned? I know the easier way is to take a paid tour but i cannot spend 8hours in the tour and all them take this long. I am looking to do this 3-5 hours tops. Can someone advice itinerary from hyatt regency tsim sha tsui to the cable ride and then up to the statue and perhaps the monastery? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2010
How to get to Guandong Hotel fro airport  (3 Answers)

How do i get to guandong hotel from airport?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2010
Getting to Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel from Airport  (4 Answers)

Thoughts on how this hotel is and how one can get there from HKG airport? There will be 5 of us, 4 adults and a baby so what is the best way to get there and back from airport.

Also, what all is there to do around there? Is it in walking distance or hitch cab etc?

Also, any veg. food recommendations near there in walking distance?

We'll be there for 2 weeks. All guidance is appreciated. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2010
Hong Kong MTR fare classes  (3 Answers)

What is a consessionary fare? How does one qualitfy for it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2010
Guide needed  (4 Answers)

Hello everyone

We are heading over to HK from Oct 4th to the 15th and would be very interested in finding a guide. We are not into organised tourist travel, we like to get out and about and find out about the place we are staying and see villages and meet the real people.

We don't travel many miles to shop,shop,shop although we do a little shopping to take home. We did try this in KL but ended up with someone who treated us like a business deal. We are easy to get along with and don't mind paying for a good guide. We take care of anyone who takes care of us equally.

If you know of anyone who would be interested we would really appreciate it.

LadyHawkau.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2010
The Royal Plaza Hotel Kowloon  (4 Answers)

Hello!
I am seeking some advice regarding accommodation; my partner and I are travelling to Hong Kong from Australia in November for leisure/ sightseeing and shopping.
I have been trying to work out where we are going to stay however I am having some difficulty with the different areas/which is better, etc.
So far I have gathered that we want to stay in Kowloon (Mongkok or Tsim Sha Tsui).
I'd like to know if anyone has stayed at The Royal Plaza and whether they can comment on the location/property. I have chosen this property as I have been able to find a fantastic Internet price.
I am also open to recommendations and advice!
Many thanks,
C.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2010
Telephone contact Salisbury YMCA  (1 Answer)

Can you please give me the telepone number for the Salisbury YMCA hotel?
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2010
Things to do in Kowloon?  (3 Answers)

Hi all! My husband and I will be staying in Kowloon for 3 days as a stop over and was wondering what we could do in that time frame? We are staying at the Regal Oriental hotel in Kowloon City. We are interested in trying out the local food and visiting markets and shopping areas. I have also read about Victoria Peak. Is it easy to get too? Anything else that is a must see? Basically, we want to see as much as possible!

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2010
currency  (5 Answers)

hi can you advise on prefered currency hk.dollar or us.dollar.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2009
How much to pay?  (7 Answers)

I am planning to stay at a budget accomodation on Nathan Rd in kowloon something like Mirador or Chow king mansions.

I wanted to know if this is tourist season and also if I can bargain the price as well. If so, what would the ideal price be for 1 person with an attached washroom or common/shared washroom.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2009
Hostels In Kowloon or Even Hong-Kong side  (3 Answers)

We are eight adults (four girls and four guys) and are all in tight budget. Can someone out there help us locate a cheap but very central and clean hostel. We certainly appreciate it very much! Many thanks Friends!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2008
need help  (4 Answers)

I will be in HongKong on 25 dec. Can anyone recommend me seafood restaurants in Kowloon area or in mongkok region. The place can be reach by using MRT and easy to find. This is because i bring my 3 yrs children.

Thanks. Please include the address.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2008
How to get to Mong kok MTR from China Ferry Terminal?  (4 Answers)

I'll be arriving at China Ferry Terminal from Macau and I'm searching for any bus that brings me to any MTR station between Tsim Tsa Tsui and Mong Kok MTR stations as I'm gonna stay at budget hostel near Mong Kok MTR Station.

Any bus service from China Ferry Terminal to MTR?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2008
Food.  (12 Answers)

Hi! My friend just arrived from hong kong last week. She told me that food was quite costly. Is it true or is it probably because she was clueless on where to go? I'm going there on October and I don't want to be clueless too. help! =P



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