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    I'm taking a long trip to Hong Kong soon, will be there for more than a week.

    Any suggestions on what to do or where to go?

    Primary things I like to do:

    1. Shopping - malls are good
    2. Theme Parks
    3. Photography shops (wonder if they will have the D3).

    Suggestions would be appreciated.

    I've not been there before, so newbie-friendly and clear directions would be good.

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    try this: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp very user-friendly.

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    I'm taking a long trip to Hong Kong soon, will be there for more than a week.

    Any suggestions on what to do or where to go?

    Primary things I like to do:

    1. Shopping - malls are good
    2. Theme Parks
    3. Photography shops (wonder if they will have the D3).

    Suggestions would be appreciated.

    I've not been there before, so newbie-friendly and clear directions would be good.
    NOTE: dahaoren = 打好人 ;)

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    Thanks for the tip - I did look at that site already, but was hoping for more personal experiences to be shared as well as the photography aspect.

    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by dahaoren View Post
    try this: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp very user-friendly.

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    1: Malls are everywhere! The tourist guides will give you a list of more popular ones which sell things of more interest to tourists (but which may consequently be more expensive), but you can find lots of unusual stuff and bargains by going to the more localised, less promoted ones. There are too many to name and describe or recommend, so it would help if you could specify what kind of items will you be shopping for.

    2: The two major theme parks are of course Ocean Park and Disneyland. If you've never been to any of the other Disneylands you might consider a visit to the HK one, otherwise you might be sorely disappointed as it is really quite small. I personally like Ocean Park and if you've been to other Disneyland elsewhere I recommend you visit this instead.

    3: There have been several threads and posts in the past about the photography shops, unfortunately I'm busy with other things now so don't have time to dig them out, but a quick search should turn up the addresses of a few shops worth visiting. In general, avoid those with big neon signs in prominent locations which can be found in most tourist areas, since those are infamous for rip-offs. I think the D3 should be out about the same time it is in Singapore, if you come around that period.

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    If you are out shopping for photo equipment, it is best that you know the prices of the things in S'pore you are likely to buy in HK otherwise you'll end up being cheated.....the shopkeepers there are very smart and will not hesistate to make a quick buck especially if you are a tourist. And believe me, they can spot you from 20 paces away!

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    For camera shops I would only recommend Wing Shing, Man Shing, Tin Cheung, the 1st 2 are on Kowloon side Mongkok area along Sai Yeung Choi Street (Woman Street), the 3rd one is in Tsim Sha Tsui 1 of the hotel shopping mall. Currently exchange rate is very good in yr favor so u should find many good buys. HKG camera shops are not like Singapore Cathay or Alan Photo, in HKG the customer walks in, asks for the price, if ok then will ask the sales for a set and test out and pay and go. There are "department-type" shops Broadway, something like our Harvey Norman, in which u can see the list price, play around and dun buy.

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    Thanks Astin,

    Hmm, how come you said not like CP or AP:? Isn't that how we buy at AP or CP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    For camera shops I would only recommend Wing Shing, Man Shing, Tin Cheung, the 1st 2 are on Kowloon side Mongkok area along Sai Yeung Choi Street (Woman Street), the 3rd one is in Tsim Sha Tsui 1 of the hotel shopping mall. Currently exchange rate is very good in yr favor so u should find many good buys. HKG camera shops are not like Singapore Cathay or Alan Photo, in HKG the customer walks in, asks for the price, if ok then will ask the sales for a set and test out and pay and go. There are "department-type" shops Broadway, something like our Harvey Norman, in which u can see the list price, play around and dun buy.

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    Hope this link is friendly to you.
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showt...3#post26567563

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    I'm taking a long trip to Hong Kong soon, will be there for more than a week.

    Any suggestions on what to do or where to go?

    Primary things I like to do:

    1. Shopping - malls are good
    2. Theme Parks
    3. Photography shops (wonder if they will have the D3).

    Suggestions would be appreciated.

    I've not been there before, so newbie-friendly and clear directions would be good.
    Me going coming Jan. Let me know which shop you went and their service quality ok?
    Kind Regards
    My Picture Website

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    if you have time, you might wanna make a ferry trip to Macau

    http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/ez...otogallery.php

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    I am going HK in Dec, so far my own plans are:

    1. Go for the Eco Tour (visit marshlands I think)
    2. Look for camera lens
    3. Look for plastic resin kits
    4. Get Apple iTouch

    I have been to Ocean park, its kinda nice and campy and you could see the two pandas there (if they are still in HK).

    Not been to the HK Disneyland and since I am there in Dec, I expect the crowds to be CRAZY so best to avoid it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    1. Shopping - malls are good
    2. Theme Parks
    3. Photography shops (wonder if they will have the D3).
    2 main theme parks, as mentioned, disneyland and ocean park, loads of photographic opportunities in a theme park sense, if you get what i mean, personally i think disneyland is extremely, extremely overrated unless you have kids

    for shopping, there is definitely no way for you to miss it, there are shops everywhere.

    what you muist definitely do is visit avenue of stars at night, for photography, is beautiful and there are a lot of performers in the evenings, esp on weekends iirc

    hong kong actually has a lot of scenic areas, too bad i didn't get to go because i went with my parents - not the outdoor type. can easily get information from hk tourism board. and their map provided and mtr line is so tourist friendly, i have never felt more secure in my entire life, i won't worry too much about getting lost unless you really bumble a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by syl View Post
    If you are out shopping for photo equipment, it is best that you know the prices of the things in S'pore you are likely to buy in HK otherwise you'll end up being cheated.....the shopkeepers there are very smart and will not hesistate to make a quick buck especially if you are a tourist. And believe me, they can spot you from 20 paces away!

    wow....hey it sounds just like singapore

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    O of course, to eat. There are a lot of nice food in Hong Kong hehe

    Good place and things to eat.

    新疆回族薄餅店 - 九龍旺角廣華街1號14號D舖
    --> 菠蘿薄餅 $10
    --> 牛肉薄餅 $10

    毓民私房牛肉麵 - 九龍旺角花園街3-5號地下9號舖
    --> 招牌牛肉麵 $28
    --> 太后雞 $95(半隻)
    --> 肉鬆蛋餅 $25
    --> 排骨酥湯 $25
    --> 豬肝連 $25

    富威海鮮餐廳 - 九龍旺角自由道3-7號地下
    --> 蛋撻 $3.5/個

    堂記腸粉專門店 - 九龍油麻地文匯街26A - 26C地下
    Operating hours: 7:00pm - 3:00am
    --> 蝦米腸粉 $11
    --> 魚片腸粉 $14

    糖水檔 - 九龍油麻地文匯街25C地下
    Operating hours: 5:00pm - 4:30am
    --> 番薯糖水 $10
    --> 皮蛋瘦肉粥 $13
    --> 柴魚花生豬骨粥 $13
    --> 鴨腎菜乾豬骨粥 $13

    滬江大飯店 - 尖沙咀彌敦道27 - 33號良士大廈地庫
    --> 醉乳鴿 HKD$80 (Nice!)

    麥奀雲吞麵世家 - 香港中環威靈頓街77號地下
    --> 雲吞麵 $25

    蘭芳園 - 香港中環結志街2號
    --> 絲襪奶茶 HKD$12 (Best Tea)
    --> French Toast $13 (Different kind, nice!)
    --> 凍咸檸七 (Salty Lemon 7UP, wow..) HKD$15

    潮興魚蛋粉 - 銅鑼灣駱克道464號地下 --> 牛腩河 HKD$18

    翠園 - 銅鑼灣希慎道一號
    --> 叉燒 (One of the best)

    何洪記 - 銅鑼灣霎東街2號
    --> 肉絲炒麵 $50
    --> 淨雲吞 $25
    --> 干炒牛河 $50
    --> 魚片肉丸粥 $30
    --> 油炸鬼 $8

    翠園 - 香港駱克道463 - 483號銅鑼灣廣場二期三樓
    --> 點心 (Their favour dishes)
    --> 翠園懷舊灌湯餃 HKD$38
    --> 筍尖鮮蝦餃 HKD$28
    --> 雞蛋撻 HKD$28
    --> 蠔皇叉燒包 HKD$16
    --> 紅豆雙皮奶 HKD$25

    德發牛丸 - 海防道熟食街市19號檔 (Food court)
    --> 淨牛丸 HKD$17

    天虹海鮮酒家 - 南丫島索罟灣第一街1A - 1B,23 - 25號 (One of the best seafood I find, free ferry from central ferry place if I am not wrong... ummm call them before u go, T: 2982 8100)
    --> 豉汁炒聖子
    --> 蒜蓉貴妃蚌
    --> 白灼蝦
    --> 椒鹽瀨尿蝦
    --> 白灼花螺
    --> 辣酒花螺
    --> 火點
    --> 石蚌
    --> 福建炒飯
    --> 蝦糕炒飯

    金卷食品 - 南丫島索罟灣第一街29號
    --> 肉鬆鳳凰卷 $20
    --> 椰香鳳凰卷 $20
    --> 椒鹽白飯魚 $28

    Or if you are RICH!! Try this one, but you need to make a booking before hand.
    HAYASHI - 銅鑼灣軒尼詩道523至527號恆和鑽石大廈18樓
    Tel: 2187 3800
    --> 懷石料理 $600/$800 (A lot of different kind of dishes and you wouldn't know the menu beforehand haha)


    Something to see:
    - 城門水塘睇蝴蝶
    - Look at 印度太平洋駝背豚, 白腹海鵰, 粉艇. Tel:2866 4394

    Ok that's it for now, maybe too much for you? :P

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    Thanks Deencat, I'll look at the list...all the Chinese characters making me blur :P

    The prices are in HKD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    Thanks Deencat, I'll look at the list...all the Chinese characters making me blur :P

    The prices are in HKD?
    Sorry, it is something that I collected over time and I have tried quite a lot of them. hehe

    And all in Hong Kong dollars (Price should be around the same as those are 2007 price)

    Have fun!

    I will be going to Hong Kong too in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deencat View Post
    O of course, to eat. There are a lot of nice food in Hong Kong hehe

    Good place and things to eat.
    Ok that's it for now, maybe too much for you? :P
    Thanks Bro. Appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myong View Post
    Thanks Bro. Appreciate it.
    No problem bro, hope you enjoy your trip in Hong Kong. I am doing research on what to do in Hong Kong beside shopping and eating. Actually there are a lot of things even Hong Kong people didn't know, a long research though haha. Nowhere near half way finished ho ho.

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    I am going HK on 14 Dec, so far my plans are shopping and going for the Eco tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FooFighter View Post
    I am going HK on 14 Dec, so far my plans are shopping and going for the Eco tour.
    That's cool, eco tour during winter, not so hot, good choice.

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