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    yes...indeed very hot in HKG/Macau
    I just returned fm my trip there...hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by yewkwang View Post
    Their official website announce its closed from 17th Aug onward for 6 weeks....
    http://www.np360.com.hk/html/eng/front/index.asp

    Nvm, I shall go and check out tomorrow
    ok, just an update, confirm the cable car is down for maintenance currently.. You can take bus 23, journey is about 45 minutes.... try to sit of the right side of the bus as the view is nicer

    another place with good opportunities for photography is Tai-O fishing village, there is direct bus from Ngong Ping, takes about 20 mins.

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    Hee hee cool .Thanks for the info.But something that currently worrying is the heat.Anyone can tell me like how hot is it?Everyone just says its hot its hot.Is it hotter than SG during June/July??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    Hee hee cool .Thanks for the info.But something that currently worrying is the heat.Anyone can tell me like how hot is it?Everyone just says its hot its hot.Is it hotter than SG during June/July??
    it's about the same temp,

    but humidity is low.

    you don't have to worry about perspiring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    Hee hee cool .Thanks for the info.But something that currently worrying is the heat.Anyone can tell me like how hot is it?Everyone just says its hot its hot.Is it hotter than SG during June/July??
    Its HOT HOT HOT.. prepare a lot of water when you walk around... or if you are like me who don't want to carry too heavy, then prepare to spend more money on water than food

    p/s you will start to love 7/11 cos it "represent" water and air-con

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    Quote Originally Posted by yewkwang View Post
    Its HOT HOT HOT.. prepare a lot of water when you walk around... or if you are like me who don't want to carry too heavy, then prepare to spend more money on water than food

    p/s you will start to love 7/11 cos it "represent" water and air-con
    heee heee . I just thought bout it already . If I can tahan sg hottest hk shldnt get much worst

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    i will be heading to the Peak tmrw evening, so will let you know what's the situation..maybe post a few pics too! =)

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    oh i have to disagree, humidity is very high!

    and you don't perspire, you get sticky and that is worse. trust me, the heat and humidity is killer although i've served the nation for 6.5 years.

    well numbers only tell you that much, but at least to me here is

    Singapore weather:
    http://weather.yahoo.com/Singapore-S...tatistics.html

    Hong kong weather:
    http://weather.yahoo.com/Hong-Kong-C...tatistics.html

    take alook and compare. this is my opinion lah. =) everyone has different tolerance.



    Quote Originally Posted by Lomographer View Post
    it's about the same temp,

    but humidity is low.

    you don't have to worry about perspiring!
    Last edited by vdaddy; 3rd September 2009 at 04:12 AM.

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    to me it seems very un-humid...

    maybe cos i'm still indoor 60% but honestly. singapore's worst to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdaddy View Post
    oh i have to disagree, humidity is very high!

    and you don't perspire, you get sticky and that is worse. trust me, the heat and humidity is killer although i've served the nation for 6.5 years.

    well numbers only tell you that much, but at least to me here is

    Singapore weather:
    http://weather.yahoo.com/Singapore-S...tatistics.html

    Hong kong weather:
    http://weather.yahoo.com/Hong-Kong-C...tatistics.html

    take alook and compare. this is my opinion lah. =) everyone has different tolerance.
    I concur with you! I haven't experience anything this hot for a loong time.. and the blast of very warm air is terrible once I stepped out of the hotel. I drank a lot more water as compare to Singapore.. I wish I could go back to HK again during winter, it'll be much better

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    I am thinking of going over to Macau from Shenzhen next Sat and Sun. Read in their tourist promotion board that they offer organised tour in a day, my guess either is Macau small or places of interest are very close by one another. I am going there purely for photography and not shopping, so is a day good enough ? Is it worth putting up a night in Macau ? Also what's the general feeling about security in Macau ? any good and cheap hotel to recommend that is near places of interests ? Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdaddy View Post
    i will be heading to the Peak tmrw evening, so will let you know what's the situation..maybe post a few pics too! =)
    waiting for your pix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    I am thinking of going over to Macau from Shenzhen next Sat and Sun. Read in their tourist promotion board that they offer organised tour in a day, my guess either is Macau small or places of interest are very close by one another. I am going there purely for photography and not shopping, so is a day good enough ? Is it worth putting up a night in Macau ? Also what's the general feeling about security in Macau ? any good and cheap hotel to recommend that is near places of interests ? Thanks !
    stay overnight.You can walk around until very late then go back hotel.While if you need to catch a flight/ferry to shenzen you gotta rush.

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    well the good thing is that the weather changes really quickly in HK, so what i heard from friends is that the weather should turn cooler after the mooncake festival. Pity is that I will be back in SG before that so I can't enjoy the cool weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yewkwang View Post
    Their official website announce its closed from 17th Aug onward for 6 weeks....
    http://www.np360.com.hk/html/eng/front/index.asp

    Nvm, I shall go and check out tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by babycherie View Post
    yes...indeed very hot in HKG/Macau
    I just returned fm my trip there...hehe

    u can chk my photos in FB :-
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/al...8&id=584493876

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/al...584493876&op=6
    Nice, which hotel did u stay? What's the price like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    I am thinking of going over to Macau from Shenzhen next Sat and Sun. Read in their tourist promotion board that they offer organised tour in a day, my guess either is Macau small or places of interest are very close by one another. I am going there purely for photography and not shopping, so is a day good enough ? Is it worth putting up a night in Macau ? Also what's the general feeling about security in Macau ? any good and cheap hotel to recommend that is near places of interests ? Thanks !
    depends if you have budget .... if got $100+ then stay in macau.... but if trying to save money, i suggest this....

    do and shoot what you want to in the day and evening and cross into Zhuhai BEFORE midnight to stay there o'night.... alot cheaper on ALL fronts (hotel, food, drinking etc etc) There is only THAT much night photography you can do in Macau (best is setting up tripod around the Lisboa and Wynn areas) and perhaps at hill top across from Macau Tower

    If you dont feel like going back to macau the next day, can always catch a ferry back to shenzen from zhuhai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    depends if you have budget .... if got $100+ then stay in macau.... but if trying to save money, i suggest this....

    do and shoot what you want to in the day and evening and cross into Zhuhai BEFORE midnight to stay there o'night.... alot cheaper on ALL fronts (hotel, food, drinking etc etc) There is only THAT much night photography you can do in Macau (best is setting up tripod around the Lisboa and Wynn areas) and perhaps at hill top across from Macau Tower

    If you dont feel like going back to macau the next day, can always catch a ferry back to shenzen from zhuhai.
    Thanks for the advice. I will only spent the night if it has much to offer and probably take note of your advice. I would not mind staying overnight in Zhuhai or Macau itself if one day is not enough to cover most of the places of interests in Macau. Sleeping abit more will be great and less tiring. Found out that the ferry service back to Shenzhen is 20:45. Is walk-in booking in Macau or Zhuhai possible, given a U$150 budget ? Thanks again for any advice, esp to you and lamergod !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Boy View Post
    Is walk-in booking in Macau or Zhuhai possible, given a U$150 budget ? Thanks again for any advice, esp to you and lamergod !
    in zhuhai, walk in rates are about S$50-60+ for a clean nice hotel that is walking distance to border ..... S$80-130 for 5 star but farther away from border

    in Macau, S$50-80 will get you an oldish tourist hotel ..... not always in best condition

    if in winter time, u can try this one.... very charming
    Go www.ctrip.comto check rates both in Macau and Zhuhai

    and have a look there for Macau Guesthouses http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/in...ommodation.php

    MUST TRY is the little food street in Taipa village (tell taxi driver or check bus that goes to TAM ZHAI ) is great......... most popular there is their heavenly Crab Porridge with plenty of crab roe at Seng Cheong ..... thanks Lotusfairy for that recommendation ....that area has a beautiful little museum and LOTS of other cafes


    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    in zhuhai, walk in rates are about S$50-60+ for a clean nice hotel that is walking distance to border ..... S$80-130 for 5 star but farther away from border

    in Macau, S$50-80 will get you an oldish tourist hotel ..... not always in best condition

    if in winter time, u can try this one.... very charming
    Go www.ctrip.comto check rates both in Macau and Zhuhai

    and have a look there for Macau Guesthouses http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/in...ommodation.php

    MUST TRY is the little food street in Taipa village (tell taxi driver or check bus that goes to TAM ZHAI ) is great......... most popular there is their heavenly Crab Porridge with plenty of crab roe at Seng Cheong ..... thanks Lotusfairy for that recommendation ....that area has a beautiful little museum and LOTS of other cafes


    good luck
    Thanks for the recommendation. Where can i find the steamed milk egg dessert?

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