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21. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 11y

I wouldn't say Hongkong is a country. And China was No.5 mostly visited country in 2004

22. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

HK = SAR

23. Posted by kae (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

HK = SAR

i tot SAR has cooled down?

It is mainly happened in China lately if i am not wrong.

24. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

this time it's bird flu from the SE Asia.
After tsunami it might be yet another killer for the tourist industry.

25. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hong Kong : Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.

http://www.info.gov.hk/eindex.htm

26. Posted by kae (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Hong Kong : Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.

http://www.info.gov.hk/eindex.htm

got it wrong.. thought you are talking about the disease.

27. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

I was in Malaysia 4 times - 3 to 5 days each time. Penang, Melaka, KL. We were trying always the cheapest options with an accomodation - still always RM35. Food was not as readily available as in Thailand and my Thai girlfriend preferred to go rather hungry than eat food she did not like.

If we stayed long enough we would find some cheaper and better places - but initial experience put us off.

I'm guessing that you're trying to compare Malaysia with Thailand. It's like comparing Eastern and Western Europe. Furthermore, we don't get as many backpackers as Thailand get. So, there're not many hostels here to cater for backpackers at the rate you're looking at.

You're obviously not in the "tourist zone" where the food is concerned. People in the sub-urban and rural areas don't eat out as often as those in the cities.

I wanted to see some mosques - unfortunately (unlike in other muslim countries) I was not allowed inside.

Actually, a non-muslim is allowed to enter a mosque. I'm a non-muslim and I've entered mosques a few times. A few possibilities I could think of why you're not allowed inside are:

- You or your girlfriend were not "properly dressed" (certain body parts must be covered as required by the Islamic law.)
- You could be entering a mosque in a rural area where muslims there are more conservative
- The person who denied you entry could have been overzealous in performing his "duty" in keeping the mosque a holy place

A few mosques where themselves are tourist attractions (e.g. the Putrajaya Mosque near the Prime Minister's Office, and the National Mosque in KL), they provide robes to tourists who wanted to visit the mosque but were not "properly dressed" at that time.

Cheers,
Hien

28. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

I put the rob on - but because I don't look like the potential muslim believer I was asked inside of the temple if I am a muslim and explained that I have to leave.

I have been to plenty of mosques in Cairo - but still 'unbelievers' are not allowed to the 2 mosques.

29. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

What does a potential Muslim believer look like ?

30. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Can we call for a truce in this verbal siege please?