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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 12, 2017
traveling with elderly mother  (1 Answer)

Hi I will be travelling overseas with my mother and have 1 day in hong kong on the way to israel and 2 and half days on the way back in April.

My mother was involved in a car accident last year, and cannot walk far and will be taking taxies what are things we could do?

1 thing she wants to do on the way home, is go to the races Happy valley. What would be a good hotel? and what else could we do which does not entail alot of walking.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 12, 2017
Taxi from Hong Kong International to Shangri La Kowloon  (6 Answers)

How easy is it to get a taxi at the airport in the evening (8-9 PM)? How much is the fare on average, including luggage? Do the taxi drivers expect a tip, and if so, how much? Do airport taxis take US dollars? Do airport taxis accept credit cards?

As an alternative, are there reasonable limo services? Online, it looks like about $100 US and up.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 31, 2016
Decent Hotel  (3 Answers)

Planning to go to hong Kong and have friends staying at the Kowloon Shangri la...however this hotel is WAY out of my price range. Does any one know of the Regal Kowloon ? I've been reading reviews and they go from great to bugs in bed..and dates are old (2008) Anyone stay there recently? If anyone can suggest another hotel in that area I would appreciate it..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 30, 2016
Best area to stay for tourist attractions  (5 Answers)

Suggestions please for reasonably priced hotels and where to stay in Hong Kong poss March 2017 - interested in culture - no cable cars please

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 20, 2016
Train or plane? Hong Kong to Guilin and back?  (9 Answers)

I am staying in /Hong Kong in September. Cant decide whether to take the train or fly?

Flying would be easy - once you have forced yourself through the crowds, get threatened by the hand luggage people into being frisked, crawled aboard the plane, do the same thing with the luggage carousel and best of costs £264...

Train? Where do I get it? Do I have to get to Shenzen and the pick up a Guilin train. How do I do that? It takes eight smooth hours and then you alight. It costs....about ...£38.00

Train is the obvious way but how do I find my way to Shenzen station??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 19, 2016
Best place for buying tea?  (4 Answers)


I´m going to HK in February and I would like to buy some traditional chinese tea, jasmin ie. And also japanese sencha.

Any shop to recommend?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 11, 2016
Itinerary Suggestion for HK Trip 10-16 January 2017  (16 Answers)

Hi guys, please allow me to post a thread for my next trip to HK next January :D

My family and I (5 pax total) plan to go to HK on 10-16 January 2017. and here is the travel background:
1. My Flight will be arrived on 10 Jan around 2 PM and fly back to my hometown on 16th around 3.30 pm.
2. We stay around Prince Edward MTR, specifically in Fa Yuen Street near Boundary Street Sport Center No. 1

I did my rough itinerary but it is still not fixed yet:
Day 1
Lands in HK
Buy Sim cards at the airport (is there any cheaper alternative than PCCW 8 days tourist pack?)
Journey to the apartment
Symphony of Lights in TST

Day 2
Breakfast around Fa Yuen Street/Jordan
The Peak/Madame Tussaud/Trick Eye Museum (Bought the ticket from klook)

Day 3
Disneyland full day (Bought the ticket from the website + meals)

Day 4
Our initial plan is to go to Ngong Ping. But since the cable car will be on renovation (Jan-Jul). We may ditch our plan to Ngong Ping since our main objective is to ride the crystal cabin cable car. However, we may still consider to go there if the attraction in the Ngong Ping village (Those motion 360, big buddha statue, etc) is worth it. Or any other places to go Please advise :D

Day 5
Take a walk around Mong Kok, Jordan, TST, visit the Avenue of the Stars, etc

Day 6
Take a walk in HK Island (Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, etc)

Day 7
Checkout from the apartment and journey back to my hometown

Based on above itinerary, is there any other suggestion to be inserted in my travel? also i need some suggestion on recommended culinary places/places to eat along with my itinerary? We also would like to spend our day 5 and 6 for shopping, is there any suggestion for shopping places? we would like to buy some clothes, electronics, etc.

In addition, i think we do not have any plan to visit Macau since we do not have any places to go to. We had a plan to visit Shenzhen but i think it is not doable for day trip only, also the VOA regulation for us is quite unclear since i also heard that VOA for Indonesians are now unavailable.

Thank you guys for your suggestions!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 23, 2016
Want to know the location with only a photo  (3 Answers)

My wife would like to know if this is a real place in the world and want to go together

Please help if someone knows about it

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 15, 2016
Hongkong - Macao vacation  (7 Answers)

We are arriving in Hong kong on Dec 26-11:00 am and directly travelling to Macao from Hong Kong Airport. Will be on Macao for 3D2N staying at Holiday Inn Cotai, afterward will be returning to Hong Kong for 3D2N at New Millennium Hotel. Can advise itinerary as well as direction to our Hotel from ferry terminal?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 04, 2016
how to get victoria peak from ngong ping 360?  (8 Answers)

i want to ask about what kind of transportation should i take from ngong ping to victoria peak, is it easy to use MTR?
thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 31, 2016
Hong Kong Disneyland  (6 Answers)

I'm scheduled to visit Disneyland Hong Kong with my family this November and planning to go straight to Disneyland theme park. Would you recommend us to go straight to that place with our luggage, then later on check in to the hotel (in the evening)? This is for us to cut some expenses for travel from airport to hotel and hotel to disneyland. Also for us not to wait for hotel check in time in the afternoon. Thank you in advance for your answers. :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 27, 2016
Motorcycle parts shops in Hong Kong  (3 Answers)

Can someone tell where the motorcycle parts shops are in Hong Kong?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 26, 2016
Advice to determine hotel  (5 Answers)

I am seeking advice from knowledgeable people to book my hotel. Initially I've booked courtyard in
1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin New Territories due to the reviews on cleanliness & quietness. After a couple of days when I want to plan my travelling via mtr, I realized my mistake. I already visualize that my daily train ride will take a toll. I only have 3 full days. Want to do a typical first time tourist thingy. To eat!to explore night shopping+eat, to see arts & eat. If able to go to the night exploring within walking distance from the hotel, it will be such a joy!
Ive concluded the following hotels cos the distance to the train station is nearby but cannot decide which one to choose. I really appreciate if you can help me to decide (obviously I cannot decide)& I can book the hotel soon. Thank you for your time & help.
1) Ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan,
No 28 Des Voeux Road West
Sheung Wan
2)Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon, 348 Nathan Road
3)ibis Hong Kong North Point,
138 Java Road NORTH POINT
4)Ovolo Hotels

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 25, 2016
Tailor for suit  (1 Answer)

We will be staying at the Ritz Carlton and would like to have a suit made for my husband. Any suggestions for a tailor nearby?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 24, 2016
hong kong after typhoon  (4 Answers)

Hi there,
my trip to HK starts on nov 6 (next week)
it will be okay to go to HK after the typhoon? :(
i hope everything will be okay because there will be my first trip to HK :(

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 29, 2016
must visit place, hotel & transportation to macau  (18 Answers)

hello, i'm planning to go to HK next november for 5days. do you have any suggestion about what place that i should visit? i'm thinking about tsim sha tsui (avenue of stars), victoria peak, peak tram, ladies market, 1881 heritage, lantau island, and macau, or maybe disneyland :)

about hotel to stay, which one is better? tsim sha tsui, mongkok or north point area?

and one more question, do i have to buy turbojet ticket via online? i read some article, they said in busy times, the ticket will be sold out on the spot.

thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 22, 2016
Decent place to stay for 10-odd nights  (5 Answers)

Any recommendations from personal experience for a decent place to stay in for 10-odd days (Dec 23, 2016 to Jan. 02, 2017) in the heart of Hong Kong? I'll go through the reviews alright but in the meantime, do answer.

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 22, 2016
Hotel to stay  (6 Answers)

I have a plan to visit HK next nov. Arrival time at 8pm, and i'm thinking about where is the best area to pick the hotel and easy to explore the city by MTR or bus.

Better i choose north point area or tsim tsa tsui? Until now i'm still searching about operational time for mtr and the bus. Because taking taxi to the north point area is expensive, 10times than taking a bus..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 20, 2016
Hongkong at 2am  (9 Answers)

We will be arriving in HK at 2am. Can you suggest a place where we can kill our time during wee hours?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 18, 2016
27 hours in HK  (4 Answers)

Hello Everyone!

My husband and I will be landing in HK from Toronto at 7:00pm and don't fly out of HK onto Cairns, Australia until the next night at 10:00pm - both flights are on Cathay Pacific. Can someone please tell me if I will have to pick up my luggage in HK and take it with me to my hotel for the night, or will it be checked through to my final destination in Cairns?

Also, if I do have to take my luggage with me, can someone PLEASE explain how the luggage drop off at an Airport Express station works? Something about sending it on a train back to the airport while we tour around. If this is reliable (although I'm sure it is - it IS Hong Kong after all; I just don't want to be screwed with not having my luggage arrive in Australia), what the cost is, and what the heck we have to do in order to drop off our luggage? We are staying at the Ibis Hong Kong Central Hotel.

Lastly, we are wanting to see/do the Peak tram as well as the Buddha Park the next day after we wake up, before heading to the airport. Do you feel as though we have enough time to see both - AND/OR what else would you recommend for that full day? We aren't adventurous food eaters and shopping is low on our list.

Thanks so much for your time and help in advance!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 14, 2016
Order of our trip & how long in each place?  (9 Answers)

We're thinking of leaving from here (Canada) and going to:

- Japan (Tokyo and maybe Osaka or Kyoto)
- Hong Kong
- Macau

We're doing this in the first half of December as we want to experience Winterfest in Hong Kong. Not exactly sure when this starts though. Last year it was Fri, Dec 4.

How long do you think we should spend in these places?

We're thinking 3 days would be too short in Hong Kong but 1 week too long. Overnight & a day or two in Macau and the rest of the time in Tokyo and Osaka.

Thinking of going to Hong Kong first, then Macau then fly from Hong Kong to Tokyo.

Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 10, 2016
4 Nights in HK  (7 Answers)


My Wife and I R staying for 4 nights we in HK. We like good street food, nights out. We don't mind staying 2 nights in different areas for convenience of travel. Where do the backpackers hang out at night they usually provide a good party environment, What attractions R there to see in the day'



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 04, 2016
Organic fast food  (4 Answers)

Hi, I used to be from Singapore and now have moved to Hong Kong for business purposes. When I was in Singapore, I loved to walk around and explore for organic fast food, but now that I have moved to Hong Kong, I have some difficulty finding some organic fast food to satisfy my cravings. I am very much willing to travel around to explore Hong Kong further, so would anyone be able to recommend any areas/locations/names of organic fast food that I can find in Hong Kong? Any help would be much appreciated. (:

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 20, 2016
DSLR cameras  (15 Answers)

Are camera prices much lower in hong kong compared to North America? If so what are some reputable stores?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 17, 2016
4 nights in Hong Kong - where to stay and what to do  (3 Answers)

We are a couple in beginning of the fifties. We will be coming to Hong Kong after 17 days in Singapore and Vietnam and would like to spend the last 4 nights of our trip in Hong Kong.
We are looking for recommendations on what to do, in which area to overnight and special restaurants.
We were looking at Hyatt Regency Sha Tin - how is the location?
Looking forward to your recommendations.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 13, 2016
travelling around  (3 Answers)

Hi we booked accommodation and flights for 31 dec to 3 january. Based on what i read we made a bad choice of booking at Regal riverside hotel. as its non refundable can someone pls give me an advice on how to get around tourist attractions on the cheapest fastest way possible and which bar to go to for the countdown:)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 10, 2016
New Year celebrations  (2 Answers)

We will be in Hong Kong for the 31st December has anyone got any tips for watching the firework display?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 30, 2016
Suggestions re visit  (2 Answers)

Hi my wife and l have been to Hong Kong before and we are taking our 13 year old Grandaughter on her first overseas trip next April to Hong Kong, mainly to visit Disneyland, but also to experience the culture, shopping etc, we have booked accomodation in Kowloon for 7 nights, we are looking for some suggestions and tips re visiting Disneyland such as how many days, best way to get there and ticket purchases, as well as other sites that we should visit to give our Grandaughter a great experience. Thanks Rob

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 21, 2016
What are the closest attractions to HK Airport and where can I leave my luggage?  (13 Answers)

Hi guys, I'll be spending 3 and 1/2 days in HK. On my last day, my flight to SG leaves at 8:00PM and I'll be checking out from my hotel at 12 noon.

I want to maximize my time and save money at the same time. I'm thinking of leaving my luggage somewhere while I roam around the places not so near from the airport.

Your suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 20, 2016
Rolling tobacco in Hong Kong  (1 Answer)

Hello I will arrive in Hong Kong in three days and I'll be looking for a place that sells rolling tobacco, rolling papers and filters... can anyone suggest anything? Will this be easy to find or do I need to look for a specialised store? Thanks very much for any advice on this!

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