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Hong Kong - Late Oct/early Novemebr

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downundergal

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Posted: 2003-10-07 09:22:00   

Hi all,

I am still planning my little trip in November and have been looking at stopping over in Hong Kong prior to continuing on the my "sunshine, beach, diving etc" portion of my break.

My question is this; can anyone tell me what is going on in Hong Kong late Oct thru to the middle of November?

It seems really busy and all the hotel prices I have been checking increase their rates between 30 - 50%. In all the travel guides the only festival mentioned is an Autumn Festival but I don't think it is then. Is it just the best time of the year to visit?

Can anyone shed any light?

Also from a tourist point of view is Kowloon the best spot to stay for shopping, restaurants and nightlife?

Much appreciated.

Cheers,

Kerrie

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Posted: 2003-10-08 00:49:00   

Hi Kerrie!



I don't know what's going on there on Oct. but i think that Kowloon is a good place to stay.

I was there and all arround Nathan road you can find all kind of accomodation, restaurants, shoping and other cool places to have fun.

Just walk arround the TsimTshaTsui quarter.

Dani!

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Posted: 2004-04-16 13:45:00   

I really can't say there's a good time, pricewise, to visit HK. However, Chinese New Year,April and Oct-Nov would probably be the worst bc of the numerous expos that attract business people from all over the world. Anyway, you can still try cheaper hostels, like Chun King Mansion, for example.



Wish you all the best,



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Posted: 2004-09-27 08:05:00   

Hi Kerrie,



Perhaps this posting is too late for your trip, but anyway, late November and December is the best time for great weather..........not too hot and low humidity.



There is the HK electronics fair every October that crowds the city. After that there are exhibits in China with people staying in HK. Since SARS ended the tourism numbers have gone up quite dramatically.



Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon) is the main tourist area with beautiful harbor scenery. There are lots of restaurants and shopping also.



There are also some interesting areas on HK island; Stanley market for shopping and eating; Lan Kwai Fong (Central) for dining and pubing; and Wan Chai for bars and clubs.



Victory Peak on the island is a great high vantage point with good views.



You can also take numerous ferry's to the outlying islands and enjoy hiking, etc.



What's great in HK is you can eat any kind of food you desire and shopping brings the latest and greatest of all products, especially electronics.



Hope this info helps.

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Posted: 2004-10-01 09:30:00   

Thanks Stu,

This is an old post but the info is all good.

I still haven't got there, I went to Malaysia last year instead and Bali this year so maybe next time.

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Kerrie

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Posted: 2004-10-04 02:55:00   

Hi Kerrie,



Sounds like you really do a lot of traveling;must be fun. I've been living in HK for the past 7 years. It's an "energy" city. Plus it's very easy to get into China.



Anytime you need any info just toss me an email.



Stu

PS.......thks for your info on Bali. I think I'll go for it. I went there 4 yrs ago with my wife and son and they would really like to get back there.


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Posted: 2004-10-04 03:32:00   

Hi all,



The best Sightseeing in Hong Kong



1 day in HK Island.

Start from Hong Kong Park, after Man Mo temple; take funicular for Victoria Peak (amazing panorama), and then go to Repulse Bay Beach with Tin Hau temple, Stanley Market and finish at Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter (harbor). *Use the shuttle of the Jumbo Restaurant, is free.

In HK, take the tramway, from North to South of the city just for 2 HKD, 2h in another world, slow and peace.



Green day

Lama Island, Cheung Chow Island or Lantau Island with the big Buddha, then the village of fishermen of Tai O, that is very curious, have to see absolutely.



Shopping day

The Pacific Place on HK, or after Cat Street, street of the antique dealers.

Leave to KLN from HK; take the ferry from Central ferry pier, 3 HKD, fun in 7 minutes. Go to Ocean Center (the greatest shopping centre of the world), which is just close to the pier on the KLN side, envisage a large wallet!

In Tsim Sha Tsui, you will find these stores of cameras, telephones and tailors, you walk along Nathan Rd to Mong Kok, have a look at the Bird Market and Fish Market.

In Sham Shui Po, electronic products for computer, games for PS2, Nintendo etc. Golden Computer Center. Cheung Sha Wan road is a great place to pick up the latest fashions at the wholesale prices, and Flea Market (jade, watches, cellular, etc.) on Apliu Street open from noon to 10 pm. You can finish your trip at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok, open from noon to 12 pm.



The night

To visit Temple Street In Yau Ma Tei at night (kind of flea market).

In Tsim Sha Tsui, « promenade of the stars, fabulous view for the other side of harbor.

Lan Kwai Fong on HK side, live music and bars.

Knutsford terrace on KLN side, bars and restaurants for night.


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Posted: 2004-10-13 18:35:00   

The high prices of the hotels is due to the Electronics Trade Fair.


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