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  • Shopping

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    In 2011, my family and I went to Hong Kong for a quick 4 day stay. I brought with me our eyeglasses prescription (me and my son). A friend, who lives in HK and works at an eye clinic, recommended I see her friend Mr. Paul at Idol Vision. We went there Monday morning, picked out our glasses and picked them up on Thursday evening. The glasses were...

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  • Population/Currency/Facts

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    lack of Land Space in Hong Kong as the territory is only about 1,108 square kilometers (427 square miles) of Land Space and is one of the congested cities around the world in terms of population density per square kilometer at 17,000 people per square kilometer. Most local people are housed in large and High Rise Public Housing Condominiums and...

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  • Skyscrapers

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    When people ask me "What's your favourite thing about Hong Kong", its an easy question to answer. Just being part of the frantic activity of everyday life is what I enjoy most. If I had to choose my favorite building then that would be easy too, as its no secret that I always feel warm and fuzzy everytime I pick out the mesmorising Bank of China...

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  • Hong Kong at Night

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    very vibrant! Being one ot the Largest International Port Cities in the World since the 19th Century and is a Duty Free Area since then, Hong Kong is one of the most Popular Shopping Cities in the World as it has various Shopping Options for everykind of Budget, ranging from the bargain basement prices and goods at Mong Kok and Stanley Market to...

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  • Ocean Park

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    Ocean Park was fun but it was also quite a walk - uphill, downhill, quite steep. The cable car ride was breathtaking - if you are not afraid of heights. Bring stroller!!! The cool air, the cool transportation, the great food and fun things to do!

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  • Airport Chek Lap Kok

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    The Old Kai Tak International Airport in Kowloon was located in the Center of Hong Kong so that going to Tsim Sha Tsui only takes 10 to 15 minutes from the airport, when the Airport was moved to Lantau Island in 1997, travel time from the airport to downtown Kowloon will not be possible unless they built the new Airport Express Highway that starts...

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  • Victoria Peak

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    It might happen that the Q for the Victoria Peak is really long. Depending on your plans and on your budget, pass the line on the left and proceed to the counter of Madame Tussaud. I noticed a board telling about a package. Which means you buy a ticket for Madame Tussaud and the Victoria Peak and you pass all the other people. Worth to consider, as...

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  • Eating and Drinking

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    another famous of the cuisines here are Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine is associated with Chinese Buddhist Cuisine of which the Pious Chinese Buddhists eat and you could find many Chinese Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurants located at the Major Buddhist Complexes in Hong Kong, like in the Po Lin Monastery, where it is based on the Dharmic concept of ahimsa...

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  • Shenzhen Day Trips

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    - I just returned from a trip to Hong Kong (january 2011) in order to get a workvisa for working in China. There is a slight change in procuring visas, which I'd like to share. There are now 3 ways to get the visa: - rush service (request in morning, pickup next morning; OR request in afternoon, pickup next afternoon). costs 250 HKD on top of...

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  • Kowloon

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    To combat the winter cold in HK, make sure to wear layers on your clothes. It's not necessarily the bulky jackets. You can have a shirt, then sweater, and a muffler or shawl (which you can wear in different styles). Be sure to wear closed shoes or rubber shoes with socks. The hotels I've stayed in the Tsim Sha Tsui area were not really that good...

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  • Star Ferry

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    I recommend taking the Star Ferry around the beginning of your stay in HK to examine the impressive Skyscrapers and the total skyline. It is a quick, inexpensive ride that provides plenty of picture opportunities. It gives one a general evaluation of the scope of the size and magnitude of the island.

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  • Repulse Bay

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    I know that three days in Hong Kong would leave not much time for the beach, but I always thought that, at least one hour would be found to a quick swim. No! The weather didn't allow it, and we used the saved time (would you believe?)... shopping.

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  • Lantau Island

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    Hong Kong has about 40 public Beaches and in most public beaches, there are posters which indicates the safe swimming hours and the dates of the swimming hours and the times where life guards are available and the swimming hours changes during each season. Swimmers are not allowed during the night and beach parties are forbidden too. you can get...

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  • Transportation

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    Unlike in Mainland China where there are hardly any English Street Signs, In Hong Kong, particularly in the frequented Areas by Tourists like Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island, Lantau Island, the street signs are posted both in Chinese Characters and English so that you can determine your location and not get lost easily. But the best deal is...

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  • Central District

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    Central police station can be found on Hong Kong Island in the Central district. It is one of the areas last remaining structures from Hong Kongs colonial times. It was built in 1864, and for a while was the headquarters for Hong Kongs police force. Today it still serves as a police station, dormitory, prison and as Hong Kong Island Regional and...

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  • Hong Kong Tourist Board

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    Hi. You could also check out this site http://www.centralhongkonghotels.com/. It has affordable hotels and information on the city, including about transportation, where to eat or what to do and see. Hope my answer helps. I wish you and your family a great stay. I've been and had a blast. Walking at night throgh the city and my hotel stay

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  • Nathan Road

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    This is the southern end of the Golden Mile. Most shops here cater for tourists, not locals. Yes, you need to bargain and shop around not to pay the high end. But here you find the variety that appeals to foreign tourists. The latest electronic gadgets, the arts and crafts, sapphires and rubies, silk clothes, rolex watches, the list goes...

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  • Markets

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    As we were strolling around Central after riding the midlevels we stopped at one of the many street markets here in Hong Kong. This particular market was a food market. You can find all sorts of food items especially fruits and vegtables. I took a pic of this particular "seafood" market. As we continued our stroll I was so excited to see a stand...

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  • Victoria Harbour

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    I never had enough of Hongkong especially the unforgettable city harbour, looking over soaring skyscrapers. A tip from me, To get a best picture of Hongkong skyline is view it from the Avenue of Star, try focus your camera on 3 sides of Hongkong Island by dividing 3 tall buildings, which is 1st on left the Bank Of China, then HSBC bank in the...

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  • Cultural Centre

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    Bruce Lee is a legendary hero of martial arts in Hong Kong movie modern history. His name has been immortalized by all avid kung fu movie goers around the world with his series popular movies that are seen not only in Asia but in North America and Europe. His untimely death was a loss but Bruce Lee has inspired many others like Jackie Chan and...

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  • Temples

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    Being a Buddhist and Daoist Majority Area, Hong Kong has many Temples of various Branches of Buddhism, Taoism (Daoisim) and Confucianism that are scattered all around the territory and they range from simple small village temples to the elaborate community temples of which anyone is free to enter the various Temples in Hong Kong with no...

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  • Hong Kong Park (Admiralty)

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    Here's a pretty waterfall in Hong Kong Park... If you want to spend some time relaxing in Hong Kong then I recommend this park...I found it very relaxing... There were lots of people in the park when we were there...I think it is a very common place, even for locals.

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  • Aberdeen

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    Although Hong Kong is crowded on land, this is not the reason why there is still a community of Hong Kongers who living on their boats. It is their family tradition as the case for several fishing communities in other parts of Southern China. In Hong Kong, you can see them carrying out their daily lives in their boats at Aberdeen which is located...

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  • Festivals

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    The Christmas season is a great one here in Hong Kong. You really should come by and check it out at Christmas time. Starting right about the time of American Thanksgiving they start setting up the square with the Christmas village and large tree. I really cant explain why but it was a surprise to see this and I was very thrilled to have seen a...

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  • Convention Centre

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    The vast skyscrapers, the jostling of people, the multitudes of everything, yet this satellite photo shows calm, beauty and modern urbane tranqulity remember so many spots that i had walked the star ferry etc. click onto the following link for an incredible detailed view http://www.spaceimaging.com/gallery/top10_2003/top10_4.htm# food, a world...

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  • Maps of Hong Kong

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    All over Hong Kong the tourist can find the regular street signs in blue and the tourist information signs in rose/red. Tip: Follow those signs and you will not be lost, they are most of time very accurate.

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  • Stanley Market

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    STANLEY MARKET located in Hong Kong Island, lots of handicrafts shops, seaview, and food. Take bus no. 6, 6A, 6X or 260 from Exchang Square in Central. Near to the market is the famous Tian Hau Temple built in 17th century. 10 mins by bus from Stanley is the St. Stephen beach, behind the beach is a memorial gravyard which barried British Army who...

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  • Museums

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    I visited the Hong Kong Museum of Art which I loved. I got there early in the morning and as a result it was not too crowded. Because I was there over Chinese New Year a few days, the space museum and history museum were closed. Before I left on Friday I tried to get to the space museum and by the time I arrived, when they opened, there were...

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  • Christmas Decorations Continued

    There were several snow globe decorations around Causewaybay this year. The idea is the decorations are inside a snow globe and you make a donation to charity to go inside it and have your photo taken.Most people were just standing in front of them for free when I was there so not sure how successful it was.

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  • Christmas Decorations

    Hong Kong likes to indulge in over the top Christmas decorations. Christmas or Chinese New Year are a good time to take a ferry trip on the harbour at night to see the buildings all lit up.Hong Kong's Shopping Malls - of which there are so many - do the best decorations. Try Ocean Terminal that is, in my opinion, the most over the top. Pacific...

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  • Po Leung Kuk Headquarters, Causewaybay

    Po Leung Kuk is a charitable organisation in Hong Kong. Among other things it runs many different schools. he Po Leung Kuk Headquarters are located at 66 Leighton Road in Causeway Bay..These headquarters are noticeable for their impressive looking Chinese style gate and pagoda. The headquarters also house a museum which displays the historic...

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  • Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, Causeway...

    I kept seeing this fancy looking Chinese building from my bus on the way to school. I decided to find out what it was.It turned out to be a beautiful Chinese style church called St. Mary's Episcopal Church. There has been a church at this site since 1911. The church was rebuilt in Chinese-Anglican architectural style in 1937. It was consecrated...

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  • Sculptures around Central Library

    It was my school's annual PTA Christmas dinner the other night. School finishes at 4 and the dinner starts at 7, so with no real time to go home and back, I decided to walk to Causewaybay and take some photos. I started with the sculptures around Central Library.Central Library is located in Causewaybay opposite Victoria Park. It has English and...

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  • Airport Expressway

    The Old Kai Tak International Airport in Kowloon was located in the Center of Hong Kong so that going to Tsim Sha Tsui only takes 10 to 15 minutes from the airport, when the Airport was moved to Lantau Island in 1997, travel time from the airport to downtown Kowloon will not be possible unless they built the new Airport Express Highway that starts...

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  • Tour Vans

    Various Tour Companies in Hong Kong Offer the Smaller Tour Vans for a more personalized travel, instead of the Big Tour Buses, at a slightly higher cost, and is the best way to go around the various half day and whole day tours around Hong Kong as they are easy to par. For the People with the higher budget, you can have your own van for convenience...

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  • Street Signs

    Unlike in Mainland China where there are hardly any English Street Signs, In Hong Kong, particularly in the frequented Areas by Tourists like Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island, Lantau Island, the street signs are posted both in Chinese Characters and English so that you can determine your location and not get lost easily. But the best deal is...

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  • Public Beach Swimming Schedules

    Hong Kong has about 40 public Beaches and in most public beaches, there are posters which indicates the safe swimming hours and the dates of the swimming hours and the times where life guards are available and the swimming hours changes during each season. Swimmers are not allowed during the night and beach parties are forbidden too. you can get...

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  • Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine

    another famous of the cuisines here are Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine is associated with Chinese Buddhist Cuisine of which the Pious Chinese Buddhists eat and you could find many Chinese Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurants located at the Major Buddhist Complexes in Hong Kong, like in the Po Lin Monastery, where it is based on the Dharmic concept of ahimsa...

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  • Cantonese Cuisine

    Cantonese Cuisine is the most famous of the 8 Major Cuisines (and 17 minor cuisines) of China and is the most widespread of Chinese Cuisine Around the World so that Most in The Americas and Europe think that Cantonese Cuisine is Chinese Cuisine as many of the famous Chinese Chefs that migrated around the world came from the southern Regions of...

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  • Various Temples in Hong Kong

    Being a Buddhist and Daoist Majority Area, Hong Kong has many Temples of various Branches of Buddhism, Taoism (Daoisim) and Confucianism that are scattered all around the territory and they range from simple small village temples to the elaborate community temples of which anyone is free to enter the various Temples in Hong Kong with no...

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  • MERS Virus, Ebola, Swine Flu prevention

    Due to the Proliferation of various contagious and communicable diseases like the Swine Flu, The Avian Flu, MERS Coronavirus, Ebola Threat and more, Hong Kong has strict quarantine procedures and they have thermal scanners at the Hong Kong International Airport to take digital readings of Body Temperatures of All Incoming Arrivals and quarantine...

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  • Hong Kong Traffic

    Traffic Congestion is notorious in hong kong hence mass transport is preferred by most as the Public Subway, the MTR, is located Underground, so There is no traffic to Speak Off. Although there are now many Elevated Expressways, Multi-level roads and wide roads, Hong Kong's area is not getting bigger and there are traffic bottlenecks in many areas...

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  • Very Lively and alive with lots of...

    very vibrant!Being one ot the Largest International Port Cities in the World since the 19th Century and is a Duty Free Area since then, Hong Kong is one of the most Popular Shopping Cities in the World as it has various Shopping Options for everykind of Budget, ranging from the bargain basement prices and goods at Mong Kok and Stanley Market to the...

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  • Assorted Transportation in Hong Kong

    take a pick as there are many transport options in hong kong, but renting a car is the least of them as parking is very expensive in hong kong and gas prices are among the highest in the world as there are no subsidies in the price. You can take the Public Buses, the MTR subway or the Minibuses and the Ferries to the Outlying Islands or Star Ferry...

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  • Condominium Living is the Norm

    lack of Land Space in Hong Kong as the territory is only about 1,108 square kilometers (427 square miles) of Land Space and is one of the congested cities around the world in terms of population density per square kilometer at 17,000 people per square kilometer. Most local people are housed in large and High Rise Public Housing Condominiums and...

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