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11. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting pau_p1

oh.. we've just decided that we're going to HongKong on October..

also, just like to inquire if it would be okay if we get in to HongKong from Manila and head home from Macau?

I will be travelling from Manila to HK on 31 sept, so if you are in HK then and you fancy a beer I will most probably be in Lang Kwai Fong!!!!

12. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

DO NOT GO TO HONG KONG THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER!! That week is a national holiday in the PRC, because October 1st was the day the PRCE was created, therefore Hong Kong will be packed beyond the gills! Trust me, so many people will be on that island it might actually sink.

If looking for something a little off the beaten track in hong kong go check out the new territories by the different ferry boats. Very clean and extremely laid back. Also you can go by ferry to some really cool Hakka villages on the coast that have been left along because no one knew until the 1980s if they were in the PRC or Hong Kong.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 3, 2008, at 12:41 PM by Lavafalls ]

13. Posted by sinexpress (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi pau_p1,
was in HK last month with my wife & 2 kids. booked our own flight & hotel & went free & easy.
stayed in kowloon hotel called "Evergreen Hotel" located along woo sung street. From airport around 45 mins by cab( for us 4 persons cheaper by cab ) if for 2 of you can consider the airport express train-cheaper..MTR station near hotel is called-"Jordan" less than 5 mins walk to hotel.
hotel location good cos near mtr station & famous night market called-temple street market which is just next street from hotel. travelling around by mtr very easy & cheap.....english signs & station officers understand simple english too.
visted the peak--travelled up by famous tram--very lovely view of HK city.....ocean park, spent a full day-the kids loved it. HK disneyland was a little disappointing--for the price paid not as much fun as ocean park.but was good place to have photos taken with your favourite disney characters...avenue of the stars...every evening 8pm, nice light show from the tall buildings(the one that you mentioned).....of course the food & shopping was great... lots more to share but got to ssign off now....not enough time & funds so didnt visit macau--so cant share on that...
However, if you still have anything you need to know, just pm me & will more than glad to share when its still fresh on my mind....Ha! Anyway,have a pleasant & save trip.

14. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 216 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

wow.. great... I'm actually getting more excited as October comes.. starting to chart our itinerary already hehehe..

anyways, is the MTRs not usually crowded around early morning? We might take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui from the airport with our luggages... we plan to book at Oriental Pearl in the Chung King Mansion... we might arrive in HK at around 8am via Cebu Pacific Air...

15. Posted by sinexpress (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

travelling around HK in the MTR is the best way, its fast, safe, clean & jam workers crowd it between 7.30-8.30 in the morning...So take time to have a good breakfast then leave hotel around 9.00..each morning..trains will be less crowded then...for your coming in from the airport shouldnt be a problem cos by the time the train hits the city stations most people would have got to their offices already!..From the airport, check out the airport express train counter...there is a special pass for 1 way or 2 way airport plus 3 days unlimited travel on mtr trains with refunds in return for the pass when you leave HK...very worth considering-save $$$
check out this website: really very good..helped us alot when we were there...cheers!

16. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Do not miss the 'Portugese Tart' ... get it from Lord Stow's Bakery locate in Coloane Village. Selling at MOP 6 each.
You can take a bus to get there. Phone: +853 88 2534. By the way, St Francis Xavier Church is just around the corner.

I am not sure about you, I tried once before I went to Macau and love it ... I bought some back, share with my family and friends... they love it.

If you are in Macau on Sunday, go to Canidrome to watch Dog Racing.

I will travelling to Macau & HK this July.

17. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 216 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

oh we might go to Macau on a Monday.. we plan to attend mass at the HongKong cathedral...

hmm... we'll try to check that Portuguese Tart....

18. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I am looking for a budget i night accommodation in Macau, any recommendation??

19. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 216 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

we're not able to find one also in the net... I hope somebody can help us with that...

20. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 216 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

we're currently doing research about HK and Macau on where to go and do.. and I've gone thinking where is it best to eat in both places where it is not costly but may offer good HK or Macau cuisine..

are there eat-all-you can restaurants which anyone can recommend?

We've just booked our flights and will be there for 5 days in HK and 3 days in Macau... we don't want to spend those full days in McDonalds or in KFCs.. hehehe.. we want to try at least a buffet dinner/lunch that is authentic HongKongese or Macauan... :D