My wife, 2 kids (aged 3 and 1) and I are going on a trip to Hong Kong for 3 nights next month. I booked through a travel agent who put us up in a nice hotel at Sha Tin. For a variety of reasons I didn't really check where that hotel was before locking it all in, and I realised afterwards that its about 30 mins from Hong Kong itself. Has anyone stayed in that area and have any advise on whether we should stay there or move to a more central hotel? [more inside]
Where can a non-finance person go to learn about domestic and foreign sovereign debt in Hong Kong? [more inside]
The SO and I'll have three days in Hong Kong in June. What must we see/do/eat? [more inside]
A friend of mine is going to Hong Kong on a business trip and the fresh business cards he collected a few hours ago are pretty poorly made. Nooo! I'm hoping that while he's flying there I might be able to help out by getting some printed and couriered to his hotel ready for his arrival. Can anyone recommend a good printer there? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: My daughter, "Christine", a recent college graduate, age 22, U.S. citizen, is one of three young people who got a job with a language teaching business in Hong Kong. She and the two others have been working without a permit for several months and were recently detained by immigration authorities. Now out on bail, what should she do next? [more inside]
Going to HK on Wednesday, and wondering how much getting around is affected by the situation in Central. More specifically, getting from the airport to hotel in Shatin, and getting from the hotel to City University (Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre). Is there anything to be concerned about / that I should know before setting off? Many thanks.
I've been in Hong Kong since Sunday: help me find something to do tomorrow. [more inside]
Due to a fluid work/living situation I have the freedom to try to make the following dream happen: to live for a month each in several cities of Asia (perhaps Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phnom Penh) while working on a personal project. My core question is trying to find out if this is feasible within my budget and to ask for recommendations for accommodations in each city. Details within. [more inside]
I'm planning a trip to China during September, which ends in Hong Kong. I'm arriving in HK on 29 Sept and leaving on 3 Oct - right around the start of the National Day holiday. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
We're traveling soon with two toddlers to stay in HK. They are generally healthy kids, but we'd appreciate any information or advice in case something healthcare-related comes up during our stay. [more inside]
I'm looking for bars/cafes in Hong Kong with a quiet, cozy vibe where I could feel comfortable taking a book and spending a few hours in a relaxing environment. Central/Sheung Wan would be ideal, but I'm open to suggestions anywhere.
We're flying to Hong Kong with our 2 young kids. We need help figuring out the best route and the best way to buy tickets. [more inside]
I'm psyched because I'm planning to go on a volunteer trip to Guangdong, China in March. However, I'm going alone (will be meeting a group there) and I would like to do some brief independent travel while I'm in the country. More details below the fold. [more inside]
OK, this is deep in the level of cheezy memories. In the 1970s or early 1980s they used to broadcast totally rotten kung fu movies on television on Saturday mornings. I'm trying to remember a specific one. I know there are like millions of these that were churned out, so this may be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but here goes. It should limit the search that it was 1) in color 2) probably made between 1960 to 1981 3) included an intense fight scene that took place in a kind of underground temple (maybe?) that had as its central feature a pool of water (or acid?) that was boiling and had a kind of statue or something in the middle of it 4) there was a kind of dwarf or midget who had a prominent role. Can anyone remember this crazy film?
Google Maps' estimates of travel times using the MTR in HK vary wildly from the MTR's own webpage. Ie from Tin Hau to University station, Google says 1hr 24mins incl walking time to Tin Hau, which is maybe 10 mins tops. MTR website says 44 mins for the same journey, not incl walking to station obviously. This discrepancy repeats itself across various planned journeys. Who should I trust?
What hens / bachelorette party themed snacks / canapes and drink can I serve at a hens party on a tram moving through the streets of Hong Kong? [more inside]
Earlier today I watched a short clip of 2 teams playing a game of... what, exactly? It was an indoor game, and there were field hockey / small soccer goals on each end of the court. Like soccer there were around 10 people for each team, but unlike soccer players seemed to use only their hands to pass the ball -- they couldn't kick it or dribble it, but they could bounce it to each other or into the goal. The ball itself was smaller than a basketball, maybe about the size of a small volleyball. Anyone know what this game might be? This game was between teams from mainland China and Taiwan and the clip was from a Hong Kong news show, so that all leads me to suppose this might be a game played only in Asia. Bonus points if you know the name of it in Chinese!
Might spend a few days on Lamma Island in the upcoming weeks. Is there anything interesting I should do or see there? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I'm traveling in Hong Kong, near Causeway Bay, for the next few days, and I need to find a place where I can Skype/videoconference with a few people in New York during regular business hours -- meaning, 11pm - midnight, Hong Kong time. [more inside]
Name of unofficial urban island within Chinese city, possibly Hong Kong? [more inside]
Hong Kong filter: I'm spending the weekend in Hong Kong, with no specific goals. Help me come up with some non-tourist trap things to do. [more inside]
What dish from Hong Kong can we make to surprise my sister-in-law on Thanksgiving? [more inside]
My husband and I are traveling to Hong Kong and Seoul very soon. What are some things we should buy and bring back for ourselves and as gifts for family/friends/colleagues? [more inside]
I'm moving to Hong Kong for at least two years, starting at the end of August. Help me pick a feasible strategy for learning some Cantonese. [more inside]
Four, maybe five days in Hong Kong in September. What should I do/see/go to/eat? What's the best neighborhood to stay in for someone who wants to see as much as possible and take lots of pictures? Off-the-beaten path is great, but touristy is also OK.
Any recommendations for .hk, .tw, .ae domain registrars? It looks like the big registrars (network solutions, go daddy, etc.) don't offer these country domains.
Attention previous and current Hong Kong expats: How did you go about meeting new friends in Hong Kong? [more inside]
I'd like to buy my awesome aunt in Hong Kong a voucher for a (western style) massage - does anyone know a great venue? She lives in Discovery Bay, in case that helps. Thanks.
Where shall we stay and what shall we do in our two days in L.A and Hong Kong? [more inside]
I need urgent help figuring out transit logistics through Hong Kong Airport and Macau (via ferry), staying in Hong Kong for less than 24 hours. [more inside]
I will be in Hong Kong for 12 hours and have never been there before. What are some essential things I can do, where should I go for sightseeing and where should I shop for men's clothing? [more inside]
I'm moving from the US to Hong Kong and don't want to fry my appliances. What do I need? [more inside]
[TravelFilter] Two weeks in Hong Kong - what should three twenty-somethings do after we've eaten all the dim sum? [more inside]
You're in Hong Kong on 12/13 January. You want to take someone out for a fun night. Where do you go and what do you do? Definitions of fun and budget are inside. [more inside]
Find me some bargains in Hong Kong! [more inside]
HKMovieFilter: What HK action movie is this scene from? [more inside]
Is it possible to open a bank account in Hong Kong without actually being or residing in Hong Kong? [more inside]
My husband and I are taking this trip in China and Hong Kong (with some extra days on our own in advance in Beijing, and some more afterward in Hong Kong) in October. We're aiming to pack light but I'm starting to plan just what that means, in terms of both clothing and electronics. Can you help? [more inside]
WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo? [more inside]
Need advice on finding a job in Asia. [more inside]
How do I buy shares of a public company on the Hong Kong stock market? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a creative (eg. graphic designers, writers, editors, web-designers, document publishers, publications coordinators) body-hire firm in Hong Kong?
I have 2 chinese characters tattooed onto my left arm. I'm travelling to Tokyo and Hong Kong next year. It will be winter so probably a non-issue, but what would the reaction be if I were to show it? What about public onsen in Japan? Would it cause any problems?
I saw a protest in Hong Kong, and took some photos of the signs. I've never been able to read them, and always wanted to know what the protest was about. Can you help me read the signs or understand what the drawings depict? [more inside]
Is this sculpture still in the Hong Kong international airport arrivals area? Would it be a good place to meet? [more inside]
UPS says that US Customs has stopped a package being sent to me from Hong Kong and it is going to be destroyed, but they won't tell me how to contact Customs directly. Is something fishy going on here? [more inside]
Help! I'm a foodie suddenly headed to Hong Kong and have no idea what to eat! [more inside]
Tokyo Travel: I am arriving at Narita at 9:30pm Saturday night, with reservations at a hotel near Shimbashi Station that evening. Is this trip possible? [more inside]
Help me find headlines and captions that accompanied a picture of the Queen in 1986... [more inside]
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