Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

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Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

  • Shopping

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    Went to this delightful looking tea shop in Cheung Chau, an island about 50 minutes ferry ride from HK. We sat through a really nice tea tasting and our family of three all agreed, that the tea with gingsing was our favourite so we bought a few bags. At the hotel back in Kowloon, we decided to have some tea and was dissappointed to find that the...

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  • Safety

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    While making a round tour at Hong Kong, Victoria, Aberdeen, our Guide stopped the bus and shows us a public bath place at south sea coast: "See, this is very shure bath place because it is with guarantee free of sharks- roundup is installed a strong net". So for a traveller it needs no more explanation! See the photo....

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  • Climate

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    Air pollution continues to be a significant problem in Hong Kong. The haze which envelopes the city most days is caused by a combination of car fumes together with emissions from factories and power plants in the New Territories and Chinese mainland. This means that most days the famous Peak views will be affected to some extent by the air...

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  • Pickpockets

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    Kowloon's Mong Kok area is a tourist mecca for those looking for shopping bargains, fortune tellers, and famous restaurants alike. While a visit to Mong Kok is a must, please note that this is a typically a very crowded area that is a hot spot for pick pockets. The smaller streets off Nathan Road and the malls selling DVDs are where such pick...

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  • Crowds

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    During the festive seasons including the long holidays in China, it could be very crowded at Disneyland. You may want get your admission tickets in advance to avoid disappointment of sold out tickets if your primary trip to Hong Kong is to bring the kids to see Disneyland for the first time. If you have been to other Disneylands in USA, do not...

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  • Toilets

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    Hong Kong toilets are clean if you know where to go (and where not too) - as a general rule shopping centres are very clean as there is a designated cleaner there. I find the New Territories are cleaner than HK Island and Kowloon. Small restaurants/cafes will be dirty to westerners but only as bad as some public toilets I have been to in England....

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  • Chungking Mansions

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    I have been deceived and con! I booked Chungking Mansion on the internet. Choosed the best room and paid in Euro. When I arrived, it was a trerrible place. The room was so small to squuze a bed and a tiny toilet, basin all in. Pls do NOT visit this place. The staff was very rude like gangster. They know we had no choice because we have paid for the...

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  • Air Conditioners

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    Not having one always with me on my first two days in Hong Kong made me get a cold.... Air-conditioners all over Hong Kong tend to be a little too cold, even for my standards. So try to keep you warm indoors and take it off outdoors... you will survive without such a cold at the end.

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  • Traffic

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    From Kownloon, the access to Star Ferry is easy. From Central it is not so easy. The web composed by elevated passages and buildings are a bit tricky, and the access from the sidewalks is even more complex. So, take my advice, give yourself time, and advance with calm, watching around, and using the extensive information posted in the malls...

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  • Water

    Hong Kong Warnings and Dangers

    While in Hong Kong we were advised not to drink the water, so be prepared to spend some money! Water wasn't overly expensive but if you are trying to keep to a tight budget it could be difficult. Every morning before the days march around Hong Kong, the first stop was the supermarket to get water. Buy plenty because you will need it.

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  • Difficult and easy

    From Kownloon, the access to Star Ferry is easy. From Central it is not so easy. The web composed by elevated passages and buildings are a bit tricky, and the access from the sidewalks is even more complex. So, take my advice, give yourself time, and advance with calm, watching around, and using the extensive information posted in the malls that...

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  • Beware of Tea Shop-Did not get what we...

    Went to this delightful looking tea shop in Cheung Chau, an island about 50 minutes ferry ride from HK. We sat through a really nice tea tasting and our family of three all agreed, that the tea with gingsing was our favourite so we bought a few bags. At the hotel back in Kowloon, we decided to have some tea and was dissappointed to find that the...

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  • WARNING BUYER BEWARE!

    perfect digitial shop 33A-G/F,James s.Leeansion 33-35 carnarvon Road T.S.T.Kowloon.Hk,when shoping for camera lens or any electronics,have very dishonest salesmen.The incident happened on SEP 8 2013,i asked for canon EF 100mm and EFS 10-2mm lens,another salesperson jumped in why you buy two lens and recommended for others... such dishonest acts...

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  • Baggages demaged

    This could happen at any airport but our experience took place at HK International Airport, after claiming our luggages checkin at Penang, transit Changi Int Airport. We ( 24 persons ) traveled in a tour group, 6 pieces of our luggages were broken up, 4 families were involved. We lodged our baggages claim report, the value inccured must be filled...

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  • Typhoons

    Summer is typhoon season here. There is a warning system in force. Typhoon1 is the lowest level - won't affect you, typhoon 3 - getting coser, expect unstable weather, typhoon 8 and 10 - stay indoors avoid sea areas.The buildings here can withstand typhoons. In severe typhoons the tall towers are designed to sway. Everything closes in a severe...

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  • Shopping for Electronics. Buyer beware!

    When shopping for a camera or any electronics for that matter most of the local electronic stores on Nathan Road have very dishonest salesmen who will milk you of every last cent in your pocket if you allow them to. If you want to make your experience pleasant, make sure you are aware of the approximate retail price before you even enter one of...

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  • Switch selling tact ticks

    UNITED POWER AUDIO &PHOTO CO LTD , 342A NATHAN RD YAU MA TEI , KOWLOON , HONG KONG .Recently visited Hong Kong and bought a new lens for my camera , agreed a price on a Canon 18-200mm , thought it was good , then another sales man jumped in, asking about my experience and knowledge , then stated that another lens Tamron 18-200mm XR D2 was the...

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  • Switch selling tact ticks

    I went to buy a Canon 18-200 lens from these people and got it down to a decent price i thought ,£180 english pounds , then another sales man look at it and asked how long i had the camera , to establish my experience with photography , which is about 9 months .he them brought out the tamron 18-200 XR D11 and confused with stuff i had no way of...

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  • PERFECT DIGITAL: A trap for tourists

    Everyone, please beware of PERFECT DIGITAL, a camera shop along Nathan Road in Hong Kong. This establishment is so much an expert in the 'BAIT & SWITCH' scheme, that if you step into their shop, they don't see you as a customer but rather, as a PREY that they could victimize. So word of advice, AVOID this establishment, as not doing so would...

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  • Typhoon Season

    Big typhoons are rare but may occur anytime between May and November. While there is no need to be concerned its helpful to know that the Hong Kong Observatory has a system in place to give the city plenty of time to prepare for an impending storm.When a typhoon is approaching, warnings are broadcast on television and radio. There are various...

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  • Cheated at Wanchai computer centre

    Hi everyone,I wish I had read the review posted by genteen on Oct 5, 2012 earlier. I had the same experience buying from Digital Concept Technology Limited, located at Shop 162-163 first floor, Wanchai Computer Centre. They initially offered a reasonable price for a point and shoot camera but after making payment, we discovered that the unit is set...

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  • Tricky Accesses

    Walking in Hong Kong is simultaneously easy and tricky - elevated and protected passages, smart signals, we even forget that down there are cars. For a newcomer, before understanding the system, we risk to feel lost in the maze of corridors, stairs, and...malls (my God!).

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  • Hong Kong Air Quality

    Air pollution continues to be a significant problem in Hong Kong. The haze which envelopes the city most days is caused by a combination of car fumes together with emissions from factories and power plants in the New Territories and Chinese mainland. This means that most days the famous Peak views will be affected to some extent by the air...

    more
  • Cheated at Wanchai computer centre

    Hi everybody!I recently went to Wanchai computer centre to buy a Handycam for my mother. After searching and asking for prices, I decided to buy it at "Digital Concept Technology Limited", Shop 162-163, first floor. They gave me a "good price" for the Handycam, so I also bought from them a extra battery and SD card. That was my mistake!!! I thought...

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  • Scum

    Hong Kong is NOT a good place. Past, future and period. If you're thinking about it, choose some other place to go. Hong Kong vendors are snakes, the Consumer Council members are snakes, the police officers are snakes, there are NO real law enforcement officers in Hong Kong. If you have a problem you will get ***ed, ***ed, ***ed! That's a...

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  • PERFECT DIGITAL Store: deceiptful HK...

    My friends and I went to HK for a vacation, we did enjoy our stay in HK until we decided to shop for Camera Lens & iPad3. The incident happened last MAY 12, 2012. The shop's name was PERFECT DIGITAL STORE located at MIRADOR MANSION at Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Road. I asked for the price of NIKKOR LENS 18-200mm, they told me its $2000 HK, and its very...

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  • Refund your Octopus Card Landside

    This is not so much a warning and danger but a don't forget to do this.The octopus card that just about every visitor to Hong Kong should have comes with a $50 HKD deposit per card. If you want to refund that deposit and also the current balance on your card before heading home, you need to do this landside in the airport before you go through...

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  • Clean but keep a spare pack of tissues

    Hong Kong toilets are clean if you know where to go (and where not too) - as a general rule shopping centres are very clean as there is a designated cleaner there. I find the New Territories are cleaner than HK Island and Kowloon. Small restaurants/cafes will be dirty to westerners but only as bad as some public toilets I have been to in England....

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  • Camera Fraud at Sunshine City in Nathan...

    Warning to anyone wishing to purchase a camera or lens at Sunshine City shop 2A Ground Floor, 36-44 Nathan Road, Kowloon.I went to this shop to buy a particular Canon lens which was selling for HK$1000 cheaper than other shops. But the staff pursuaded me to buy a more 'professional' quality Sigma lens. I did not know much about the Sigma lens or...

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  • Notes for smoker

    If you are a smoker. Please smoke near to the trash area. Not every you can lit up your cigarette. Do not simply throw the cigarette bud on the floor or else where. Please throw in the trash bin. Once you been caught by plain uniform police, you'll be issue a summon of HKD1500. Do not try to bribe them. By bribing them, you'll caught yourself...

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  • Beware of bait and switch in Hong Kong

    I went to the Wanchai Computer Center on the 12th July 2011 to look for a specific camera I had in mind. After doing a complete round of all the shops, I stumbled into the last shop, on the first floor. I got a price that was HK$600 cheaper than the lowest price I got so far. So I decided to go in and let him explain the features of the camera. The...

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  • Con at Chungking Mansion

    I have been deceived and con!I booked Chungking Mansion on the internet. Choosed the best room and paid in Euro.When I arrived, it was a trerrible place. The room was so small to squuze a bed and a tiny toilet, basin all in. Pls do NOT visit this place. The staff was very rude like gangster. They know we had no choice because we have paid for the...

    more
  • Danger of Sharks- bathing only at...

    While making a round tour at Hong Kong, Victoria, Aberdeen, our Guide stopped the bus and shows us a public bath place at south sea coast:"See, this is very shure bath place because it is with guarantee free of sharks- roundup is installed a strong net".So for a traveller it needs no more explanation! See the photo....

    more
  • Nothing To Worry About

    I went to HK alone. I'm a single, mid 20's white Canadian girl. I was very worried before my trip and was preparing for the worst. I felt completely safe and had no trouble at all. I walked around with my purse, went all over, took taxis, went on the MTR. No trouble at all. I honestly couldn't believe how clean HK was. The shopping is great, the...

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  • Camera Fraud along Nathan Road, Kowloon

    Warning to anyone wishing to purchase a camera at United Power Audio and Photo shop 342A Nathan Road, Kowloon.Please google search Kowloon Camera Fraud We were victims of the "Bait and Switch" scam as we have now learnt... in which the customer is lured into the shop after viewing a cheaper price Camera dsiplayed in the window. After getting the...

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  • HKG's TYPHOON'S DUJUAN Sep. 02, 2003

    Well, I currently do not live in HKG anymore, but I do 'keep an eye out' of HKG's major news stories...especially, when it's weather-related. This 'son-of-a-b*tch' is quite a storm (i heard), and based on a lot of the weather-related information that I've gathered so far, it's gonna lash out at HKG close enough, if not directly. The 'eye' is gonna...

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  • Watch out for Unsanitized Food Items

    Hong Kong has one of the cleanist public environments in Asia, only challenged by Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Singapore. However, the message of food safety has not reached everyone yet & many places, especially in New Territories & Kowloon handle their food poorly. Though most of Hong Kong have learned their lesson with SARS (2003) & the Bird Flu Virus...

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  • Be Careful Buying Cameras in Hongkong

    I was in hongkong several years ago and was interested in buying a particular camera. Price were cheap in some shops, but some bigger stores were selling them at about 20% more expensive.Deciding to buy in one of the cheaper store, I asked the salesperson to show me the camera. He asked me for a deposit. He said he needed to get the stock from the...

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  • Cocaroaches!

    Huge and flying! I never saw those kind before! I did scream loud when first saw at night! And tried not to open my mouth wide=) but inside buildings u wont find those only on streets and mostly at night!

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  • fake / scams

    Hong Kong is a great place to visit but not shopping, Nathan Road has so many touts tryingto sell you ,suits, watches ,Why spoil your holiday ,just don't buy anything.I went to a suit shop and the price was more than advertised in local papersmy wife wanted 4 skirts and a dress made and the bill was £400 which is $4800 hkwe could get cheaper in...

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  • Be careful in Mong Kok

    Kowloon's Mong Kok area is a tourist mecca for those looking for shopping bargains, fortune tellers, and famous restaurants alike. While a visit to Mong Kok is a must, please note that this is a typically a very crowded area that is a hot spot for pick pockets. The smaller streets off Nathan Road and the malls selling DVDs are where such pick...

    more
  • Safety & police

    Hong Kong is a safe city; serious crimes are not common. There are pickpockets but it's not a real concern even in crowded places (Metro etc) so far as you take general precautions. Although there are some complaints against the police force, they are not an issue for tourists (unless you're interested in things like their complaint-handling...

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  • watch out for indian sellers

    indian tailors in nathan rd and surrounding areas...very annoying and persistent..i got followed several times for blocks with them talking non stop wanting me to go to "best tailor shop"..they wont hurt you....nathan rd has great shopping but beware of fakes this and fakes that..look for quality tourism sticker on shop windows or somewhere in shop...

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  • Discrimination

    If you are a Filipino, don't be surprised to see & hear Chinese airport staffs shouting "Domestik Helpe" and directing that you line up on a different counter.... They have this notion that mostly of the Filipinos arriving in Hong Kong are for domestic employment and if you are one, they would evidently treat you lowly . I may be one of the lucky...

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  • Hong Kong Shopping Rip-offs

    If you are looking for electronic goods, it is best to know your product, its price and availability in Hong Kong. If you are worried about getting ripped off in Hong Kong and there are a number of well publised scams, take a look at ShopCite to check prices and availabilty without having to walk from shop to shop. Shopcite even has a mobile phone...

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