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Resources for extended stay accommodations in major cities of Asia?

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]
posted by bluecore on Jul 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Visiting Hong Kong during National Day week?

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]
posted by dave99 on Jun 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Recommendations for pediatric healthcare while traveling in Hong Kong?

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]
posted by werkzeuger on Apr 8, 2014 - 4 answers

Quiet cafes/bars in Hong Kong?

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.
posted by modernnomad on Feb 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Flying to Hong Kong with kids - How to choose a flight?

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]
posted by werkzeuger on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me make the most of a trip to China

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]
posted by kat518 on Nov 14, 2013 - 11 answers

looking for kung-fu film with underground temple with boiling pool

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?
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Are Google's estimate public transit times for Hong Kong way off?

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?
posted by modernnomad on Aug 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Hong Kong Hens Party Moving Feast

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]
posted by travellingincognito on Jul 22, 2013 - 4 answers

What is this game called... "Asia ball"?

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!
posted by ditto75 on Jul 10, 2013 - 5 answers

What can I do on Lamma Island (Hong Kong)?

Might spend a few days on Lamma Island in the upcoming weeks. Is there anything interesting I should do or see there? [more inside]
posted by aielen on Mar 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Where can I find a quiet or private place to Skype in Hong Kong?

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]
posted by nemutdero on Jan 9, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the name of this Chinese neighborhood?

Name of unofficial urban island within Chinese city, possibly Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by vincele on Nov 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Keep me entertained: Hong Kong edition

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]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Nov 21, 2012 - 12 answers

What dish from Hong Kong can we make to surprise my sister-in-law on Thanksgiving?

What dish from Hong Kong can we make to surprise my sister-in-law on Thanksgiving? [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Nov 18, 2012 - 13 answers

What goodies should we bring back to US from Hong Kong and Seoul?

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]
posted by joan_holloway on Oct 27, 2012 - 5 answers

I think I'm learning Cantonese, I really think so.

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]
posted by mdonley on Jul 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Hope Me Enjoy Hong Kong

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.
posted by bardic on May 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Domain Registrar Recommendation

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.
posted by rdurbin on Apr 27, 2012 - 1 answer

Meeting people in Hong Kong outside of LKF!

Attention previous and current Hong Kong expats: How did you go about meeting new friends in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by C^3 on Feb 1, 2012 - 4 answers

The best massage in Hong Kong please

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.
posted by superfish on Jan 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Tripadvisor has melted my brain.

Where shall we stay and what shall we do in our two days in L.A and Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

How to handle tricky Hong Kong/Macau airport/ferry logistics?

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]
posted by Televangelist on Dec 24, 2011 - 4 answers

What should I see and shop in Hong Kong in 10 hours transit?

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]
posted by libbrichus on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Who's this Ohm guy you keep mentioning?

I'm moving from the US to Hong Kong and don't want to fry my appliances. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by dust of the stars on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

What to do after we eat all the dim sums.

[TravelFilter] Two weeks in Hong Kong - what should three twenty-somethings do after we've eaten all the dim sum? [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me plan a great night out in Hong Kong

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]
posted by girlgenius on Nov 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Find me cheap stuff in Hong Kong!

Find me some bargains in Hong Kong! [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Oh, Bobo.. what movie is this?

HKMovieFilter: What HK action movie is this scene from? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Sep 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Man with no address seeks Hong Kong bank account that asks no questions

Is it possible to open a bank account in Hong Kong without actually being or residing in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Sep 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Help Us Leave Stuff At Home

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]
posted by bearwife on Aug 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Help us time our trip to Asia?

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]
posted by unionsquarepark on Jul 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo?

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jun 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Need advice on finding a job in Asia.

Need advice on finding a job in Asia. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I get into Hong Kong equities?

How do I buy shares of a public company on the Hong Kong stock market? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jan 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Where to go for creative body-hire in Hong Kong

Does anyone know of a creative (eg. graphic designers, writers, editors, web-designers, document publishers, publications coordinators) body-hire firm in Hong Kong?
posted by Neale on Aug 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Chinese tattoo - will it be a problem in Tokyo & 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?
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help me understand these protest signs

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]
posted by Houstonian on May 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Is this sculpture still in the Hong Kong international airport arrivals area?

Is this sculpture still in the Hong Kong international airport arrivals area? Would it be a good place to meet? [more inside]
posted by upc_head on May 16, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I get more info from US Customs about a stopped package?

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]
posted by Menthol on Apr 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Eating in Hong Kong

Help! I'm a foodie suddenly headed to Hong Kong and have no idea what to eat! [more inside]
posted by Suciu on Apr 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Narita to Shimbashi Station, After 10pm?

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]
posted by milquetoast on Mar 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Where was this photo of the Queen published?

Help me find headlines and captions that accompanied a picture of the Queen in 1986... [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Mar 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Hongza - Unlucky houses for real?

Help me verify the existence of hongza - are the "Unlucky Houses" of Hongkong for real? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Feb 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to stay in Hong Kong?

Where should I stay in Hong Kong? Help me pick a hotel! [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jan 4, 2010 - 12 answers

One country, two objectives

Help us shop and eat well in Hong Kong. [more inside]
posted by timshel on Dec 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Where can I find a good secondhand record store in Hong Kong?

Can anyone suggest any good secondhand record (i.e. vinyl) stores in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Nov 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Can you recommend a good computer repair place in Hong Kong?

Recommended computer repair service in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by lmm on Oct 25, 2009 - 0 answers

Bringing legally prescribed controlled substances through customs in Asia?

Advice on bringing a small quantity of legally prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) and other prescriptions for personal use into Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Sleepless in Hong Kong

I have $500, a backpack, and 3 days in Hong Kong, starting Monday, with nothing to do but wait for a visa (which means I ain't leavin'). Aside from standing around the Tsim Sha Tsui 7-11 eating Doritos and browsing the suitcopywatch collections and trolling Wanchai in the vain hopes of meeting someone who isn't a prostitute or looking for one, where are some fun, up-all-night places to go that involve cheap alcohol and good company for a 20-something?
posted by saysthis on Mar 20, 2009 - 7 answers

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