hong kong must dos and gets

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  1. hwshi

    hwshi Stunt Coordinator

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    hi all,i am in hong kong for 3 days and its my first time here.just came offr a 3 month trip st south east asia nd am out of the loop(happily).is there anything available here that any of you would not think twice of getting due to availability or price?

    and any must non obvious must see while we are here?

    any help appreciated.

    hwshi
     
  2. MikeF

    MikeF Stunt Coordinator

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    Spend $5 and take the train to Shenzhen province (you'll need to buy a $20 visa one you arrive). Across the border lies the pirated goods capital of the world. Jeans, shoes, electronics, CDs, DVDs, belts, watches, purses, wallets, cosmetics, et cetera -- all cheaper than I've ever, ever seen them. Think DVDs for $2 USD; "Gucci" sunglasses for $3 USD. The fakes are also infinitely better quality than those seen anywhere except Korea.
     
  3. hwshi

    hwshi Stunt Coordinator

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    hello mike!!and thanks for the speedy reply.read my mind,guess i'll be taking a train ride.

    keep the suggestions coming!
     
  4. Daniel Swartz

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    Lunch at the Penninsula Hotel is also a must. No jeans, no shorts though....
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    Good luck getting the boots back through customs

    It's against forum rules to inform where to get bootlegs
     
  6. hwshi

    hwshi Stunt Coordinator

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    looking into getting to shenzhen,mike.

    daniel are we talking an arm and a leg for lunch,because we are at the end of our trip and the funds are low,plus can't really beat the local hole in the wall restaurants,ambience not withstanding.but if it's affordable will do.

    jeff i realize forum rules are strict about bootlegs,i am just asking for shopping "areas" or things of interest.and to be honest you can't avoid fakes here or anywhere else in asia except for tokyo from what i've seen in my travels over the years.they're more common than the real deal.

    for anyone into gadgets asia can not be beat,they win hands down.tempations abound on every corner....

    thanks for all the suggestions and warnings,keep'em coming.

    hwshi
     
  7. Daniel Swartz

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    Hehehe. The Penninsula is a lot of things ... affordable ain't one of them. Just classic British/colonial fair... Cucumber sandwiches, crumpets, several Rolls parked out front... Classic Hong Kong pre-Chinese takeover.
     
  8. hwshi

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    hey daniel,yeah passed by penninsula today,not my cup of tea if you know what i mean.i'll have me some cucumber sandwiches when i get home without the pricetag.maybe if i was away for a short trip then i'd splurge,but to many other things to spend my money on....off to shenzhen tommorow,hopefully many deals to be found!

    went to victoria peak today,holy c%$p new york has got nothing on this town!(in terms of density and height).

    hwshi
     

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