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    Default 6 days HK trip (first timer)

    Flight-
    To: Morning flight, 8am, 12pm reach HK
    Back: Afternoon flight, 3pm, 7pm reach SG

    Purpose of trip: Photography + Eat + Some camera stuffs purchase (give shopping a miss but most probably just see see look look)

    Budget: $1k SGD (airfare and accommodation already paid for, set aside for camera stuffs purchase already) for transports, food, sight seeing

    Food: No high class restaurants for me this time, I wish to try authentic HK food as possible.


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    Places i intend to visit (by area):
    The Peak (Central)
    Man Mo temple (Central)
    Lan Kwai Fong / SoHo (Central)
    St John Cathedral (Central)
    Legislative Council Building/Cenotaph & Statue Square (Central)
    Bank of China Tower & other buildings nearby (Central)

    Symphony of Lights (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Avenue of Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Clock Tower (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    The Peninsula Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)

    Wong Tai Sin Temple (Kowloon)

    Tsing Ma Bridge (New Territories) - Heard its near Lantau?

    Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery / Wisdom Path (Lantau)
    Tai O Fishing Village (Lantau)

    Macau (Going to set aside one day for Macau trip, morning go night come back. No casinos for me, just sight see + makan)

    Cemetry (Happy Valley) - If time permits, would like love to go and pay this place a visit!

    Old estates (location -?) - Inspired by Young n Dangerous movie... hope to visit some old HK estates.

    Food (list not complete yet):
    Kong Eye Shun milk company (Yau Ma Tei)
    Kau Kee restaurant - beef brisket (Central)
    Mak's noodle - wanton noodle (Central)
    Yung Kee restaurant - (Central)


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    Advises sought:
    1. Any place i left out or can skip?
    2. Any food i should try?

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    Default Re: 6 days HK trip (first timer)

    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    Flight-
    To: Morning flight, 8am, 12pm reach HK
    Back: Afternoon flight, 3pm, 7pm reach SG

    Purpose of trip: Photography + Eat + Some camera stuffs purchase (give shopping a miss but most probably just see see look look)

    Budget: $1k SGD (airfare and accommodation already paid for, set aside for camera stuffs purchase already) for transports, food, sight seeing

    Food: No high class restaurants for me this time, I wish to try authentic HK food as possible.


    -------------------------

    Places i intend to visit (by area):
    The Peak (Central)
    Man Mo temple (Central)
    Lan Kwai Fong / SoHo (Central)
    St John Cathedral (Central)
    Legislative Council Building/Cenotaph & Statue Square (Central)
    Bank of China Tower & other buildings nearby (Central)

    Symphony of Lights (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Avenue of Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Clock Tower (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    The Peninsula Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)

    Wong Tai Sin Temple (Kowloon)

    Tsing Ma Bridge (New Territories) - Heard its near Lantau?

    Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery / Wisdom Path (Lantau)
    Tai O Fishing Village (Lantau)

    Macau (Going to set aside one day for Macau trip, morning go night come back. No casinos for me, just sight see + makan)

    Cemetry (Happy Valley) - If time permits, would like love to go and pay this place a visit!

    Old estates (location -?) - Inspired by Young n Dangerous movie... hope to visit some old HK estates.

    Food (list not complete yet):
    Kong Eye Shun milk company (Yau Ma Tei)
    Kau Kee restaurant - beef brisket (Central)
    Mak's noodle - wanton noodle (Central)
    Yung Kee restaurant - (Central)


    -------------------------

    Advises sought:
    1. Any place i left out or can skip?
    2. Any food i should try?
    Hurhurhur....... make your way to Felix, have a vodka and make sure you visit the toilet!!
    Can also try out the english afternoon tea at the hotel.

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    Default Re: 6 days HK trip (first timer)

    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    Flight-
    To: Morning flight, 8am, 12pm reach HK
    Back: Afternoon flight, 3pm, 7pm reach SG

    Purpose of trip: Photography + Eat + Some camera stuffs purchase (give shopping a miss but most probably just see see look look)

    Budget: $1k SGD (airfare and accommodation already paid for, set aside for camera stuffs purchase already) for transports, food, sight seeing

    Food: No high class restaurants for me this time, I wish to try authentic HK food as possible.


    -------------------------

    Places i intend to visit (by area):
    The Peak (Central)
    Man Mo temple (Central)
    Lan Kwai Fong / SoHo (Central)
    St John Cathedral (Central)
    Legislative Council Building/Cenotaph & Statue Square (Central)
    Bank of China Tower & other buildings nearby (Central)

    Symphony of Lights (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Avenue of Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Clock Tower (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    The Peninsula Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)

    Wong Tai Sin Temple (Kowloon)

    Tsing Ma Bridge (New Territories) - Heard its near Lantau?

    Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery / Wisdom Path (Lantau)
    Tai O Fishing Village (Lantau)

    Macau (Going to set aside one day for Macau trip, morning go night come back. No casinos for me, just sight see + makan)

    Cemetry (Happy Valley) - If time permits, would like love to go and pay this place a visit!

    Old estates (location -?) - Inspired by Young n Dangerous movie... hope to visit some old HK estates.

    Food (list not complete yet):
    Kong Eye Shun milk company (Yau Ma Tei)
    Kau Kee restaurant - beef brisket (Central)
    Mak's noodle - wanton noodle (Central)
    Yung Kee restaurant - (Central)


    -------------------------

    Advises sought:
    1. Any place i left out or can skip?
    2. Any food i should try?
    Rem to try the egg tarts at Macau and Xu liu shan dessert

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    hey do you mind if i ask here too? im going to HK with my gf year end and she has been complaining why i didnt bring her to TW instead

    Any bros here can recommend good places to bring her in the 9 days im there? Especially good shopping places and eateries cos she is a teeny weeny more interested in shopping then sightseeing..

    Sinned where do you intend to visit in Macau?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotchoco1ate View Post
    hey do you mind if i ask here too? im going to HK with my gf year end and she has been complaining why i didnt bring her to TW instead

    Any bros here can recommend good places to bring her in the 9 days im there? Especially good shopping places and eateries cos she is a teeny weeny more interested in shopping then sightseeing..

    Sinned where do you intend to visit in Macau?
    You can visit Venetian in Macau, lots of shops there and the dim sum at Senado Square is quite cheap and good too

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    If you are planning to watch the Symphony of Lights. Make sure you are at Kowloon side facing Hong Kong island and the event starts at 8 pm every night.

    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    Flight-
    To: Morning flight, 8am, 12pm reach HK
    Back: Afternoon flight, 3pm, 7pm reach SG

    Purpose of trip: Photography + Eat + Some camera stuffs purchase (give shopping a miss but most probably just see see look look)

    Budget: $1k SGD (airfare and accommodation already paid for, set aside for camera stuffs purchase already) for transports, food, sight seeing

    Food: No high class restaurants for me this time, I wish to try authentic HK food as possible.


    -------------------------

    Places i intend to visit (by area):
    The Peak (Central)
    Man Mo temple (Central)
    Lan Kwai Fong / SoHo (Central)
    St John Cathedral (Central)
    Legislative Council Building/Cenotaph & Statue Square (Central)
    Bank of China Tower & other buildings nearby (Central)

    Symphony of Lights (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Avenue of Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    Clock Tower (Tsim Sha Tsui)
    The Peninsula Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)

    Wong Tai Sin Temple (Kowloon)

    Tsing Ma Bridge (New Territories) - Heard its near Lantau?

    Giant Buddha / Po Lin Monastery / Wisdom Path (Lantau)
    Tai O Fishing Village (Lantau)

    Macau (Going to set aside one day for Macau trip, morning go night come back. No casinos for me, just sight see + makan)

    Cemetry (Happy Valley) - If time permits, would like love to go and pay this place a visit!

    Old estates (location -?) - Inspired by Young n Dangerous movie... hope to visit some old HK estates.

    Food (list not complete yet):
    Kong Eye Shun milk company (Yau Ma Tei)
    Kau Kee restaurant - beef brisket (Central)
    Mak's noodle - wanton noodle (Central)
    Yung Kee restaurant - (Central)


    -------------------------

    Advises sought:
    1. Any place i left out or can skip?
    2. Any food i should try?

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    Default Re: 6 days HK trip (first timer)

    Go to Mido cafe. Take the train to Yau Ma Tei. Take the Exit C. It's near Dorsett Seaview Hotel.

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    Remember to buy Lao Po Bing(Wife's Biscuits).

    Those sold by bakeries and shops will only retain their freshness for a day or so. If you are intending to bring some back to singapore you can buy the vacuumed packed version which is sold by Wing Wah/Hang Heung.

    There's an outlet in HK airport T2 so you dont have to buy in town
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    Try Chan Kee for roast goose at Mongkok mtr station. Next to Langham Place Hotel (shanghai street if i recall correctly). Enjoy your trip.

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    TS: Like you, im also going to HK next week and it's my first time. The wife biscuit information i posted earlier were courtesy of my friend who told me about them.

    Here are some information about places to eat, of which i have compiled for my trip..

    WHERE TO EAT

    If you have to eat in a fastfood, Maxim's (MX) is a decent fastfood.

    Jollibee Hong Kong - Shop Z4, G/F, Eurotrade Centre, 13 Connaught Rd. (Central Exit B | Beside World Wide House)

    For western restaurants, The Spaghetti House is affordable but decent. The reason why there are almost no western restaurants listed below is primarily due to the price bracket. Western food (like Outback and other steakhouse) are generally good but very expensive.

    Japanese and Korean cuisine are also famous in HK but again, expensive. For sit-down (non-fastfood) restaurants, prepare at least 100HKD per person.

    HK ISLAND

    *Lin Heung Teahouse - Authentic Dimsum Dining Experience
    Address: 160-164 Wellington Street, Central (Sheung Wan MTR Exit E2)

    Tao Heung Super 88 - Also Great Dimsum Place
    6/F, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

    Yung Kee - Famous for Roasted Geese & Goose / Dimsum
    32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong (Central Exit **)

    Tsim Chai Kee - Wanton Noodles
    98 Wellington Street, Central. You can get there from Central MTR station, Exit D1

    Maxim's Palace City Hall Dimsum - City Hall, Central, Exit J2

    Tai Cheong Bakery - 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
    Tai Cheong Bakery - Jardine's Bazaar Street, Causeway Bay (more accessible by MTR)

    R66 Revolving Restaurant - http://www.r66.com.hk/

    *North Point Cooked Food Center (Seafood) - 99 Java Road, North Point, Exit A1

    Cafe Deco and Peak Lookout - The Peak, Central

    Delicious Kitchen - 9-11B Cleveland St, Causeway Bay

    Dining in Causeway Bay - Inside Sogo/Times Square/Windsor House, Jardine's Bazaar Street and Jaffe Road

    Joy Hing Pork BBQ 再興燒臘飯店 - Block C, G/F, 265-267 Hennessy Road Wan Chai

    Kowloon

    Australian Dairy Company (Breakfast Place) - 47 Parkes St., Jordan (Jordan Exit C2)

    Famous Street Food - 肥姐小食店 55 Dundas Street Corner Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok

    Taiyaki Balls - Japan Boat Shop G/F, 45 Dundas Street, Mongkok

    Taho Store - Shop C, G/F, 124-128 Portland Street, Mongkok

    *Long Kee Noodle Shop - G/F, 10 Hak Po Street, Mongkok

    MOS Burger / Moon Kee Dessert / Honeymoon Dessert - Langham Place, Mongkok

    Tao Heung Restaurant - Shop B, 3/F., Grand Tower, 639 Nathan Road, Mongkok (Exit E1)

    Modern Toilet - 220 Portland Street, Mongkok (Mongkok Exit C3)

    Eat Together - Scattered around Mongkok / Yaumatei / Sham Shui Po

    Ho Choi Restaurant - 530 Nathan Road (Yau Ma Tei Exit A2)

    Claypot Rice - 46 Arthur street YMT Exit C

    Yuen Kee Fastfood - 18B Granville Rd, TST & 12-14 Humphreys Ave, TST & Kimberley Road, TST

    Triple-O Burgers Citysuper, Harbour City, TST

    Tao Heung Super 88 - Silvercord Mall, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Ho Choi Restaurant - Silvercord Mall, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

    Din Tai Fung - Silvercord Mall, Canton Road, TST

    Happy Together Dessert - Shop 2, G/F, 5-6 Hau Fook cor Carnarvon Road, TST

    Wanton Noodles - 45 Hau Fook cor Carnarvon Road, TST

    Spring Deer - Best Peking Duck - 42 Mody Road, TST (280HKD per Duck)

    Tsui Wah - 2 Carnarvon Road, TST

    Tsui Wah - 77 Parkes Street, Jordan

    Wanton Noodles - 277 Temple Street corner austin road, Jordan

    Hang Fa Lau Dessert - Shop A, G/F, 9 Lock Road, TST
    Tao Heung Super 88 - 2/F., Nathan Hotel, 378 Nathan Rd., KLN
    * = Featured in Anthony Bourdaine's No Reservations Hong Kong Episode
    Affordable Dimsum = Lin Heung, Ho Choi and Tao Heung
    Hope this help
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    TS: Like you, im also going to HK next week and it's my first time. The wife biscuit information i posted earlier were courtesy of my friend who told me about them.

    Here are some information about places to eat, of which i have compiled for my trip..



    Hope this help
    thanks! btw is it true we cannot 'da bao' back the roast goose from HK? Will get stopped at Changi Airport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Hurhurhur....... make your way to Felix, have a vodka and make sure you visit the toilet!!
    Can also try out the english afternoon tea at the hotel.
    Felix is within The Peninsular? Hmm just curious, inside the hotel can take photos right? The toilet there interesting? Will try the english afternoon tea if time permits. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaniard View Post
    Go to Mido cafe. Take the train to Yau Ma Tei. Take the Exit C. It's near Dorsett Seaview Hotel.
    What`s near there?

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    Default Re: 6 days HK trip (first timer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy81 View Post
    What`s near there?
    I think he is referring to Mido cafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    thanks! btw is it true we cannot 'da bao' back the roast goose from HK? Will get stopped at Changi Airport?
    I have no idea about that, sorry. You may want to ask the Changi immigrations before leaving Singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    I have no idea about that, sorry. You may want to ask the Changi immigrations before leaving Singapore
    ah! i must set reminder if not i sure forget to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    I think he is referring to Mido cafe.
    Oh icic got a bit confused there

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    Moar food-to-try from me:
    1. Tai Cheong bakery (Egg tarts) - Probably the most famous egg tart place in HK
    http://www.taicheongbakery.com/tc/ (can you read Chinese? It says the shop is somewhere around Central - I remember it was pretty close to Mak's)

    2. Joy Hing
    265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
    Good char siew here. Ask for half lean half fat (poon fei sau). They even have a wikipedia page haha

    3. Sheng Ji (or Seng Kei in Canton)
    Somewhere near Lan Kwai Fong or Victoria Hill (edit: Ok, I googled a bit and found it to be on Stanley St. at Central district)
    This is a truly genuine roadside stall (dai pai dong) and the chi zhar here has plenty of wok hei. I got there by accident and I don't exactly remember the location. But it is close to a slopy road where there are a lot of stalls at the side.

    Places to visit:
    1. Night markets at Temple St and Garden St (if I'm not mistaken) - very people mountain people sea. They have some unique trinkets there too, good for souvenirs, but be sure to bargain a bit.
    2. Flower market + Yuen Po St. Bird Garden (they are pretty close to each other)

    One tip before you go, pick up some brochures from the HK Tourism Board office. Address in SG can be found here.

    Have fun! I have only been in HK once, but it was memorable - showed me what a true metropolis looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    thanks! btw is it true we cannot 'da bao' back the roast goose from HK? Will get stopped at Changi Airport?
    From my personal experience;
    I brought roast goose from HKG to SG many times before packed it in proper way with lock and lock inside the check in luggage. Never get stop at Changi.

    Just suggestion why don't visit Lamma Island and have seafood at restaurant in there ?

    How about Stanley ? You can visit the famous Murray House there.

    And try this local restaurant
    Last edited by kusircidomo; 20th August 2010 at 01:06 AM.

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    if ure planning to make a detour at macau, go for a 1 day max 2 days(if gambling) trip.
    drop by for their portugese style egg tarts (damn gd cos of their history) and i think their times square or smt square for a lil shopping,
    other than that, the whole place is basically made of alot of temples and alot of casinos (venetian,wynn,sands, etc), i went to a few of them just to have a look see..
    venetian is very nicely done, shld go take a look.

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