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What to do in Hong Kong?


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#1 of 8 Todd_Michael_R

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Posted July 24 2003 - 12:00 PM

Hey everybody.

Going to Hong Kong for a business trip and I have one day all to myself. Whoo hoo! Anybody been there? What do you suggest someone with one day to spare do in this city? I'm staying at the Kowloon Shangri-La and would like to keep activities near there if possible.

TIA!!!
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#2 of 8 Danny Tse

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Posted July 24 2003 - 12:15 PM

Go shopping at the nearby HMV for movies and music. I believe there's a Starbucks across the street as well. It takes less than 15 minutes by cab or the subway (MTR), but definitely go to Mong-kok for more shopping. It's down Nathan Road, which is the main strip in Kowloon; nothing but shops. Oh, definitely check out the nightly street market on Temple Street, which is about 3 blocks off of Nathan Road. Highly recommended. Check out the waterfront at night and you will witness one of the most spectacular skylines in the world Posted Image

Going there myself in August. Note to self....pick up Air Supply SACD.

Edit....wear light clothing because it will be hot and humid.
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#3 of 8 Nick Sievers

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Posted July 24 2003 - 12:35 PM

I was there a year ago on business and got a day off, we went on the Ferry and went up on the tram for a view of the city. It is quite spectacular we enojyed some lunch overlooking the city. Afterwards we went and did a bit of shopping.
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#4 of 8 greggor

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Posted July 24 2003 - 01:56 PM

Todd,

I was there about 7 years ago for a few days and we had an excellent feast at a restaurant called the Jumbo floating restaurant. If memory serves me correctly I believe it is in aberdeen which is a short ride from Hong Kong. I'll bet its changed alot there since my last visit. let us know where you went and what you did.

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#5 of 8 Jeff Kleist

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Posted July 24 2003 - 03:39 PM

I wouldn't buy anything that wasn't in HMV or another chain store, too many bootlegs around. Make sure you DO try to find some good restaurant out of the tourist areas for some real Chinese food

#6 of 8 Danny Tse

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Posted July 25 2003 - 04:18 AM

If you want to buy music or DVD, HMV is really overpriced. You do occasionally run into bargains there, buy that's rare. "Win Win Shop" is a local chain that carry most everything that's legally available, even vinyl and laserdiscs. Prices are good as was the selection.

Oh, definitely do the ferry and the tram up the hill on HK Island.
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#7 of 8 Todd_Michael_R

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Posted July 25 2003 - 04:00 PM

Thanks for the great recommendations all!

I'll be back Thursday to recount the adventure. Posted Image

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#8 of 8 Lew Crippen

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Posted July 28 2003 - 02:42 AM

May be too late, but have a drink in the bar at the Peninsula and take the ferry across to the island. Take the tram up to Victoria Peak and walk around the peak. If you get over there in the early morning, go to the park to see the men with their birds.

Make sure that you only eat local food. And absolutely make sure that you have dim sum.
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