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11. Posted by jo_jo86 (Budding Member, 24 posts) 5 Apr '13 07:28

Thanks guys all them responses are really helpful :):):):):):)

Good to know it safe too!!

Thanks again
Jo

12. Posted by Where2next (Budding Member, 6 posts) 12 Apr '13 18:35

Hi Jo

Travelling in Hong Kong is very safe! I usually stay on the Hong Kong side. There are lots of hostels so check around for locations and prices. But do be careful not to leave your suitcases unlocked, take your passport with unless there's a 'safe' in the room, but most hostels don't have that.

You should make a trip to Stanley as well as all the other places mentioned. You can buy an Octopus card to use on public transportation in Hong Kong. There's a deposit of HK$50 (unless it's changed - I just keep topping mine up every time I visit) and you have put HK$200 on it. Travelling on the MTR (like the Metro or tube) and the fare is based on distance traveled. Whatever you don't use, you'll be refunded at the end including your deposit! The tram is the cheapest form of transportation - they are found only on the Hong Kong side. Sit upstairs and in the very first row - amazing views and great to take photos!

You'll never go hungry in Hong Kong, lots of eateries everywhere. Lan Kwai Fong is an expat hangout - there are lots of bars and restaurants there.

Feel free to leave me messages if you want to find out more about Hong Kong.

Happy Travels!

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14. Posted by gracefan (Inactive, 13 posts) 18 Apr '13 00:21

Hong Kong is a safe place to travel around, while carrying less cash is highly suggested. You'd better use traveler's check and credit card to pay. Making full use of safety facility provided by the hotel is highly recommended. Apart from tea houses and fast food restaurants, most restaurants and hotels will charge service fees that equals to 10% of your service cost, while the amount of tips to waiters in hostel and taxi drivers does not have a limitation and you could tip them according to your satisfaction to their service. You can get more detailed Hong Kong travel tips via -snip-

Edited on 18-Apr-2013, at 00:22 by gracefan

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