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1. Posted by Falco (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Hi fellow travel bugs!

I'll be in Hong Kong from 13th -16th June. Though i'll be busy with meetings during my stay, i'm planning to spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights and beauty of the city and people of Hong Kong. I'll be staying in one of the hotels in Tsim Tsa Tsui (hope i got that right) and would like to know about the places of interest around that area.

I prefer to walk around, take public transportation and eat where the locals eat....just to get the feel of Hong Kong life!! Some info of places nearby will be good...or...a kind soul who is willing to show me around will be great!

I'm from Kuala Lumpur, so if anyone is planning a trip here, pls write to me and i'll be more than happy to take you around.

2. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

Check out the Temple Street Night Market... it's up north on Nathan Road. There's some interesting stuff for sale and you can usually bargain at 60%. There's also some great little local restaurants you can grab some food from. Also check out the 'Avenue of the Stars', for the night view of Hong Kong Island. The street has the handprints of some Hong Kong actors... but it's nice just to see the view of Hong Kong Island. There's a nightly light show at 8pm... but trust me... it's really not worth it. A bunch of buildings on Hong Kong island light up in time with some music... but it's pretty lame. Have a great trip! I hope it's not raining like when I went there!

3. Posted by chocofles (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

hi there, i've kept a blog on places to eat in hong kong -- not sure if it will interest you. it's http://www.eathongkong.blogspot.com

hope it's helpful! enjoy!

4. Posted by Falco (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Thanks guys!

Funkfaerie, the Temple Street Night Market sounds like "chinatown" in Kuala Lumpur where the traders have the looks which says "buy at the bargained price or i'll chop your head off". It's a street market where you can bargain up to 60%. Avenue of stars sounds interesting, i'll definately check it out.

Are these places near to Nathan Street?

Chocofles, i'll check out the blog. Thanks!

5. Posted by d3r-wolf (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Hi,

i will go to hk in july and august, so i could use some info too ^^

falco, how about getting a travelling-book about hk, i borrowed one from our library, its quite helpful even though the book is pretty old already,,,,but i know, local-info is the best.
get a guide would be best! i mean a local who could show you around the city for a day or two. there are many people out there willing to do that.

as for me i will take 1 or 2 days to simply walk around the city, rent a bike and check out the city by myself and the other days meet up with some people hopefully.

there is this big buddah on one island around hk, i will go see that one muhahha (i heard its the biggest in da world) and i wanna play in a casino in macau..plus plus plus there are so many things

i think its just cool to be lost in a big town you dont know. oh yeah *_^

greetz,

thomas

6. Posted by Falco (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

I agree Thomas, nothing beats a local guide. I welcome any of you kind souls who would be able to be my guide. Favours will be returned when you visit Malaysia....i'll be your guide in Kuala Lumpur.

The Big Buddha sounds interesting, i'll visit it if time permits and if i could find my way there. I will be armed with a travelling book on HK but its best to be able to interact with the guide. I don't think i should ride a bike in an unfamiliar city, and, i might distract the traffic with my cute behind!!!

Thanks for that info guys/gals!

7. Posted by kaikai0205 (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

hi Falco,

Nathan Road is a main street in HK, and it's actually a very long road starting from Tsim Sha Tsui and extends to Mongkok.
If you look up in the Kowloon map, TST is right along the Victoria Harbor. Avenue of Star located by the shore and it's kind of a promenade. You can see Hong Kong Island (opposite the harbor) from there. It's just 5-10mins away from Nathan Road and very easy to find.
Walk along Nathan Road to the opposite direction of TST, you'll reach Temple Street Night Market but I"m not pretty sure how long it'll take. Probably 20 mins I suppose...
Well if you wanna experience the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong nights...you can walk along there.

I'm a local here so if you've got questions, you can contact me.
Actually I hope i can show you around during your visit to HK.. but i'm having examinations these periods..~ Sorry about that.

hey Thomas..
I'd suggest you rather not ride a bike in the city centre of HK....cox there're traffic everywhere...loads of cars..totally not suitable for a bike...* dangerous tooo!
BUt you can do it in some countryside..~~.^

Good Luck!
Carrie

8. Posted by aaabbb (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y

guys, after you arrive in the HK airport, there are SO many brochures and maps available for you. They are free. They are from the HK tourism authority. they are very USEFUL for different people for different need. if you want to spent a lot of money, they will tell you how to spent. if you are the budget, they will teach you how to save money. is sound good? also, they introduce the history and the costom of HongKong to you.

look arond after you are waiting for your louage in the HK airport. you will find out what you need.

Good luck!!

9. Posted by danahawkins (Inactive 128 posts) 10y

Quoting Falco

Street Night Market sounds like "chinatown" in Kuala Lumpur where the traders have the looks which says "buy at the bargained price or i'll chop your head off".

I LOVE that look... it's scary and exciting at the same time! The avenue of the stars is just off the end of Nathan road... and the Temple St Night Market is about halfway along it. They're both walking distance but I took the train one stop.

Have fun!

10. Posted by Falco (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Actually i'm travelling on a tight schedule... meetings everyday but i will have one or two days for sight seeing which i would like to fully utilise. Which is why i prefer someone to take me around instead of trying to figure out the city overnight with maps and guides. But i'll collect those guides at the airport as a back-up.

I think i'll be in a look-out for World Cup jerseys.....