Hong Kong is a great place for solo-travel, food and shopping. Not that anyone here cares for branded goods though.
>>1332155fuck this chinese metropolis and fuck all the chinks that live there
Anything interesting to do in the new territories? Visiting HK in a few days and I'm pretty stumped. I was there last year, and it feels like I've already covered everything remotely tourist friendly.
>>1332158Check out Plover Cove reservoir, I rented a bike near one of the MTR stations (don't remember which one) and biked about 10km to the reservoir. It's one of the only places in HK with actual bike paths, and on the way you get to pass by the Guanyin statue which is pretty cool. Just don't go on the weekends because the area gets a lot of local tourists.
I actually visited a hooker a few days ago, loosely based on the previous HK thread. She was a cute Chinese girl in lingerie, but a terrible lay. She was real loose or something, like fucking a glove. Overdid the fake moaning and pretended to orgasm after like 1 min into it. Made me go on top so I had to do all the work. 500 HKD.
Hong Kong General? What else is there to say other than Hong Kong is shit?
>>1332167Shit that sounds amazing. Is it easy to get back? I'm gonna be using the MTR alot, since I'll be staying in tsim sha tsui
>>1332158Sai kung, some of the best beaches in East Asia.
>>1332379I did a quick google search, and it looks like the MTR station I went to was Tai Po market, and the bike renters were in the waterfront park nearby. They wanted the bikes back by like 6 or 7pm, but that wasn't much of a problem, and of course the MTR is open until 1amso you should have no problem.
>>1332394Thanks anon, really appreciate it. Would you say this path is particularly dangerous? (Steep slopes, sudden drops etc). I'd rather not take any chances with a foreign environment
>>1332391Are we talking nice as in Sentosa commercialised or Thailand pristine white and untouched?
>>1332155I swear, that mountaintop view is the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. I love urban environments, so staring down at the skyscrapers that stretch into the horizon was an incredible experience. The mountaintop is also fun to walk around, it's not just a tourist space. Hong Kong was worth it just for the mountain.
Hong Kongers hate the Chinese too.
>>1332443nah, it's well paved the whole way through and about as flat as Hong Kong gets, anyone can do it.
Shit OPBut I am an expat in HK, nearly one year here and work as an ELT, with HK wife.
>>1332629I also have an HK wife. Does yours also believe in a ton of superstitions that don't make sense?
>>1332629>>1332632Another poster but speaking of superstitious things my impression of Cantonese Chinese people and the Han in southern China in general is that they are more religious/superstitious in the typical Chinese way. I only had two layovers in Guangzhou and Shenzhen once each but the people seemed a bit different. The women seemed prettier than the rest of Han Chinese because they had better bodies(maybe due to warmer climates?) and people seemed to be more into traditional religion. Maybe I am just speaking out of my butt since I just had two long layovers there but are southern Chinese really different than other Han? Of course there is the thing about them eating everything too
>>1332258Visited another "brothel" in TST, badass experience. I'm in love with this cute squishy Thai whore.
Do any of the maid cafes in Mong Kok/elsewhere have girls that are also prostitutes?
Are there any zoos or parks with animals in Hong Kong? I'd like to see some pandas or monkeys or some shit
>>1335953>I'd like to see some pandasThe pandas are a big attraction at Ocean Park.>or monkeysThere are wild monkeys in Lantau Island and the NT, saw some while mistakenly climbing up a shrine/mausoleum while looking for the 10K buddhas temple.>or some shitJust follow any group of mainlanders travelling with children, you'll eventually see one making his child poop in a trashbin or a flower pot.HK Park has a nice walk-in aviary too.
Never stay at Hong Kong Island unless you’re rich young baller like meThat said Hong Kong generally has the best luxury city hotels anywhereMandarin,Peninsula,Ritz and one of the finest W you can find where there’s a mix of asian hospitality and western professionalism >>1335953There’s plenty of nature reserves and parks with plenty of species there,id recommend a hike through the serpent trail
>>1335956>you'll eventually see one making his child poop in a trashbin or a flower pott-thanks anon>>1335958so I googled serpent trail in hong kong but didn't find any info on it. I did find some interesting hiking routes though, so thanks
>>1335961Sorry the correct name is dragon’s back anon
>>1335971cool, that's one of the hikes I found. Thanks for the recommendation
Has anyone here stayed at the Salisbury in TST? Going to be staying there for a week in January.
ok i really love hong kong cause its so busy and the city looks great. theres also food every fucking where and theyre all good. what i dont like is the people theyre a bit too much for me. i love central. its very hip and the shops are cool.
>>1336026t. mom posting on Tripadvisor
>>1336029Can you be less condesending sweetheart some of us are trying to say what we think
>>1332676>>1332632From my understanding, a lot of the superstition comes from the hakka people that lived in the hills in southern china that then moved to canton and started to blend. t. cutest british slut I ever knews family was hakka
>>1336279Yeah but not in hip, cool, anon internet speakHad it friend from small town USA move there and recently get engaged. Plan to spend a week in HK within the next 6 months or so.
>>1336287I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that Hong Kong escaped the cultural revolution that happened in mainland China. They are still recovering in terms of culture and tradition.
Was just thinkingWhy aren't capsule hotels a thing in Hong Kong? makes sense given the lack of space.
>>1336730Because capsule hotels suck
Hong Kong people believe in ghosts.They also believe anything to do with medicine or what some doctor tells them.
>>1336760you suckI'll take it over a hostel any day
>>1332155prices are good indeed but accomodation can be expensive, i recomend doing the trip to the budah and go hiking on some of the more remote islands such as lama island but dont do teh touristy bit and do a full walk around where the rural villages are, the fish is also especially good there
>>1336772I don't stay in hostels either, they also suckI'll take a regular 3-4 star hotel any place any day.
>>1332155Hong Kong has been completely ruined by mainland monkeys.It was already massively overcrowded before those gawking retards starting jamming up the pavements, stopping dead every time they decide to take a selfie.I was there for the first time in years last summer and I completely see why the kids are so pissed off.
>>1336779You are an idiot, HK has plenty of nice areas.Maybe you are just a pleb stuck next to main landers.I cant think of one place ruined by mainlanders, yes they are annoying but are no way ruin one area.
>>1336785The problem is when they swarm in YOUR area. (Not the other Anon btw).I used to live in TST right on Canton Rd, where all the fancy shops are in Kowloon side, and although they wouldn’t ruin all the territory, they would ruin mine. And that was 10 years ago when they only started to open the gates on mainland mass immigration. Now I keep traveling once a year and most enjoyable areas are littered with mainlanders . Also the (rich) mainlanders have manages to further gentrify the most expensive neighborhoods in the world.>tl;dr if you can’t see how the grapple of China has changed HK in so many ways, I’m not sure you know the city well enough to lecture anyone on it, let alone call them pleb.
I'm heading to Hong Kong for 10 days in January. I worry about ordering food, how will a white giant like me order Cantonese food if I speak no Cantonese?I don't want to eat McDonalds or some garbage like that
>>1337762Also going to HK in January. From everything I've heard, we'll be fine with English, using google translate, or pointing.
>>1337764Not a huge fan of mainland china, would HK be worth it? What kind of budget would you need for say, 10 days there
>>1337766Not the anon that you're replying too but I'm planning on being cheap. Friends have said they've lived off as little as C$3-400. I'm budgeting for about C$1000, I have prepaid for my flight and lodging already.
>>1337770I misclicked lol, I heard it's fairly cheap. I was debating in my head HK or Korea. korea I know for like 500 bucks you can live it up for a week or so, never sure about hk
>>1337766My hotel is going to be $1200 USD for 6 nights but I picked kind of expensive one, 4 stars I think.
>>1337774yeah I'd be doing airbnb or the like, hotels are fine but I dunno. I just can't ever bring myself to justify hotel costsover hostels/airbnb when traveling solo
>>1337772C$500 seems like a safe bet for 10 days, food and drink, maybe alcohol with minimal frivolous spending. I live in Canada and I spend about $200 a month eating out.>>1337775>>1337774$1900 CAD for flight and hotel for 10 days, got a pretty good deal but I'm staying in a 3 star hotel that may aswell be a closet. Only going to sleep and shower there so its not too big of a deal for me.
>>1337775>>1337776It's my first time leaving the US so I was a little paranoid about safety. You did pretty well then. My flight was another $1000 USD but I live in the middle of nowhere and need a connecting flight. What are you going to HK for?
>>1337779I'm a wedding photographer by trade so mostly photography, maybe go to some beaches and I plan on eating as much dim sum as I can stuff into my hairy fat body. This will be my first time leaving North America, first time solo traveling too. What brings you to HK?
>>1337785I'm going to do the Marathon. Or I was, I currently have a light injury so I might sit it out and just do more touristy stuff. I'm traveling solo too, but my friend in China might come down for a bit.
Does anyone have a link to the previous general if there was one achieved? Relevant to my interests. Done most of asia, surprisingly my first time to Hong Kong, Going for my 30th so will be spending up big on hotel etc. Will be 10 days before traveling on further.Main land or Hong Kong island? Worth a day trip to Chinese border town?Red light district couple friendly?Must sees?Must do's?
>>1337792Only been to china once so sorry I'm not the best advice giver>Main land or Hong Kong island? mainland is horrible>Worth a day trip to Chinese border town?China's fun to visit but for a limited time. I'd have gone crazy trying to spend more time there.>Red light district couple friendly?most are just don't expect to make any friends
Day trip to Macao or Shenzen? If you had to pick one.
>>1337810ShenzhenMacao is for high rollers
>>1332156kek >i tried to grab a taxi and the cabbie said "fuk u white boy" .. or something close .. i was pretty drunk
>>1337795You were right, your advice was pretty terrible.>>1337792If you can afford, central/mid levels/soho are nice to stay because of nightlife and entertainment. No further west. Only interesting district to stay at on the land is Tsim Sha Tsui, imo, it has more hostels and cheap accommodation. Nice hotels are on par with the island price wise. You can look at Mong Kok maybe (I don’t like it but there are lots of cheap places there, too.) other areas are shit to stay in, better to commute there during the day if necessary and be back in the nice parts at night. Staying in Tsing Yi or N.T while traveling to HK is like staying in New Jersey while traveling to Manhattan.If you have been to «all over Asia» then I’m not sure Shenzhen will change your life. Why not Macau instead?Also about couple friendly kink I’d say look mw4mw on Craigslist and the internet in general. There may be swinger venues but I hardly see them advertising at street level.
For the love of god someone tell me how to get a TEFL job in Hong Kong. The Net Scheme is bullshit, you can't get interviewed unless you're on location
Gonna study abroad in HK for half a year. How easy is it to get laid as a white guy over there?
>>1338666Hong Kong is possibly the worst asian country to do TEFL in. The cost of living to pay ratio is awful.>>1340224You will be competing with rich trust fund kids doing internships there. This isn't the jungles of Laos, being white isn't going to give you a large advantage.
>>1340224If you don't mind prostitutes, as little as 400-500 HKD/session.
>>1340231>>1340224do not forget to check out go141. >500HKD/session. Is the session for 30 mins or 60 mins.>You will be competing with rich trust fund kids doing internships there.I have heard if you are a white boi, you cannot go to any club without stumbling onto some pussy, can anybody confirm?
>>1340252>I have heard if you are a white boi, you cannot go to any club without stumbling onto some pussy, can anybody confirm?True, it just might not be free. Sunday is the best day because that's when all the domestic helpers (mostly Indonesians) get off. Many of them are looking for a good time but you might be expected to buy food/drinks.
>>1332155If I had to choose between Sai Wan or Sheung Wan (close to central) where should I stay?Sai Wan seems to have more space, but is it too far out to have fun?
>>1340254I assumed the guy was trying to get HK girls. If you want to fuck the poor servants, then ya it will be easy.
>>1340839i'd always prefer more spaces on HK
>>1340839At that point I would care more about the actual place you are going to stay at than the location. That part of Hong Kong is extremely dense.
Fucked some cheap hoe through 141 but didnt pay her. She said go get the money and come back. I went out and blocked her from what's app.Is there any way i could get in trouble? she only has my phone number.
>>1340902Another proof that those who visit whores are human garbage. Go back and pay her, you scumbag.
>>1340911Ask nicely motherfucker
>>1340227I've heard housing is the only big expense, everything else is completely reasonable. Except for drinks in bars. I'm a G at saving money, I think I could save a bunch
>>1340224will you be studying in hgk U ?if so we should hang out because it's harder than you think getting along with the locals while being white.
We're thinking about starting a trip in Hong Kong, going across south China and then down Vietnam.Would it be easier to get a Chinese visa in HK or getting one from the embassy in the UK before going?
>>1332444I think we are talking 20,000 olympic sized swimming pools of raw effluent floating out of the Pearl River Delta every second
>>1340918Unfortunately not. I will either go to the CUHK or the HKBU.
Would you rather do a semester abroad in HK (at HKU) or Singapore (at NUS)??
>>1340902Fucking madman KEK
>>1340902Straight up chad
>>1341215I just went for an exchange NTU in SG, while a buddy of mine was at HKUST in HK. I would say that SG seems like a western city with an asian touch whereas HK was an asian city with a western touch. I had no culture shock in SG whereas HK was much different from what i was used to. Furthermore HK was much dirtier (but also more vibrant/alive).Feel free to ask any questions if you like :)>>1341228
>>1341409>>1341228Response by accident
I'll be in HK for a few days in February and I'm trying to eat like a mother fucker. I'm planning on trying out as much local food as possible.Any advice on food tours? Or is it easy for a westerner to navigate the food scene solo?
>>1341409My concern with Singapore is that from what I've read it sounds pretty boring, especially if I'm spending 4 months there.But on the other hand Singapore's location and English language makes it appealing since I intend to spend many of my weekends traveling to nearby countries. It looks like flights from Singapore to the rest of SEA are quite a bit cheaper than from HKG from what I've seen.What did you do on weekends while in SG? Did it get boring?Also how was the school life?
Will work in HK this January. Any good places or events to meet expats?
>>1340252>do not forget to check out go141.What is it, and how do I sign up? I get a login screen, nothing more. Since it's all in Chinee squiggles I have no idea what the thing is about.
>>1342149.com? It should have a bunch of flags at the homepage, click on Hong Kong.And then you can do search, 141 Walkups.
>>1342127Two main places.Lan Kwai Fong: It's the bar/nightclub district but it's got a dress code and can be quite expensive. Lots of expats but it's "hit and miss".Wan Chai: It's got great bars on Hennessey Road and most of the expat customers there are "regulars". It's the place where you'll see the same people getting their beers after work. It's relatively cheaper too.I suggest Wan Chai. I've made many friends in the bars there. No dress code either. It's casual.
>>1342171Thanks, Will try Wan Chai then.
Does anyone know about buying stuff from HobbyKing and picking it up at their warehouse? I know they at least used to have a HK warehouse and used to allow doing that, but I don't have any way to pay in advance (since the idiots don't accept Bitcoin). International shipping won't work because the main thing I need is batteries, and they only ship those by ground transport -- but I can carry them on an airliner legally as long as they're not connected to anything, go figure.
any recommendations for accomadation Shim So Po in HK?any tips? also exchanging money for the best price?
>>1342641Exchanging money use an atm or your credit card.SSP is one of the poorest places and I have no idea why you would want to stay there the MTR is superb and can take you where you want to go so have a broader search, 60USD per night you can stay in a nice hotel in Kowloon
>>1336785Mainlanders don't appear to have a lot of consideration when walking on busy streets or taking the MTR.
>>1342641I keep hearing suggestions similar to that of >>1342718 - Doesn't make a lot of sense...Unsure how banks work from where you are, but cash at Chungking Mansions is hard to beat.I know that some banks waive withdraw fees, but you'll hit friction with the HK bank's poor rates.You'll probably hit a withdraw limit with your local bank as well.
>>1342915I've gotten a lot of mixed advice on money exchanging.I'm going to take out 2500 HKD ahead of time in the takes through my bank. I'll pay for as much as I can with my credit cards when I'm over there, but if I need more cash I'll use an atm.
>>1342916If you have a basic credit card and basic banking services, you're going to get hit with a poor rate and a service penalty with credit cards and ATMs.There are about 15 currency exchange places in Chungking Mansions.Kin Shing isn't the worst, but they have a websitehttps://www.ksme.hk(Only 5/15~ currency exchange places in Chungking Mansions are effective)
>>1342920That place is only a 5 minute walk from my hotel so it'll be convenient.
>>1342922Mirador Mansions (a block north) has a small handful (5?) of currency exchange places as well.Just stating the obvious:All 'Mini Booth' currency exchange places in Hong Kong (generally in Kowloon) are owned by the same place and will have the same shitty rates. These places are generally 'Yellow' in theme.The first four currency exchange places in Chungking Mansions also suck.
>>1341439yeah Malaysia,Thailand and Indonesia aren't too far off from Singaporelandsia so you can have a change of pace
>>1342149you don't need to sign up.Just go to the english website chose the region where you want to find the girl to bang and get their adress.>Wholepackage= Sex>no full service = no sexso be careful with the descriptions.141 walk ups dont need reservation anything else you will have to call before going to them.
>>1343059Moreover if you go to a building using go141, you will see many providers than listed on site. Not sure if you will get a GFE service.
Staying in a HK airbnb and one house rule is "no prostitution. HK prostitutes are easily identified by a feature so you won't fool anyone saying she's a friend"What is this feature? Dressing like a slut? Are they just trying to scare me?
>>1343892if you're an ugly motherfucker who needs to buy a prostitute in hk, and you walk into the airbnb with a 9/10 girl, something is obviously up.
>>1343892Why would you hire hookers in HK if you can get much cheaper in BKK? Only exception seems to be go141. Everywhere else going rate is double or triple of BKK
>>1343892Just do walkups dude
>>1343892You must be a loser to sleep with prostitutes, enjoy STDs m8.
Only found out about this 141 thing from this thread, I am living in HK atm.http://go141.com/en/A54482-CB-Massage-jessica.C.htmlFound this girl who lives close to me, what exactly am I in for if i message here? What is the "whole package" and what is "DUP". Wouldnt normally consider hiring a prozzie but this one looks hot af, considering maybe going in for a nice massage and a handy
>>1343976Not bad feet to be honestWhole package means penetration sexWhat do the Ching Chang reviews say?
>>1343984Oh ok nice, seems like its too cheap to be true, hk is greatthey seem to be overall pretty positive, they have a lot of weird euphemisms though
>>1332156FPBP. Hong Kong is the Hell on Earth and doesn't deserve anything except a pour of nukes.
How the living fuck can you find this shit attractive? Can you fucking see the picture? Do you fucking have eyes? You must have been fucked in the brain by a gorilla to like this.
>>1343892>prostitutes are easily identifiedi'm guessing its a bluff.if there IS anything, its probably just dressing sexy. the majority of HK girls dress like frumpy office workers.
>>1343976>living in HK>doesnt know about 141wtf?do you know about walk-ups at least?i did 2 walk-ups while i was there back in Dec. 10/10, would fuck again.
>>1342923>>1342920What is a good currency in Chungking Mansions? I'll be staying there in a few weeks. SOmething with baht would be helpful too.
>>1343999different people like different things
>>1344168No what is a walk up??
>>1343976That WG looks hot for HK500 wholepackage.wholepackage= bath + bj + sexdup = massage
>>1344260more like shitty people like shitty things
>>1344304explain why it's shitty
>>1344306A city born from nothing, without history, culture, art -- actually, they DESTROY art and culture, in order to pull up skyscrapers wherever there is space. And such skyscrapers are dreadfully horrible, they look like earth's cancers, deformations of space and time, repugnant boils. The air is polluted to the level that every permanent citizen dies from lung cancer, the weather is wet, itchy, hellish. Chinese people are nothing more than insects, that only live to work in their dirty backrooms and to reproduce. They are alienated, all of them are alienated and you can read that on their faces, on their eyes fixed on a vacuum. They don't know anything except what they need to accomplish their workday -- they don't know where they live, they don't know what's the destiny of the world, they don't know who you are. The streets are full of these uprooted human wrecks, people who take a dump on the sidewalk, who spit their phlegm on the ground, who vomit in front of people at 7.00 A.M. There's rubbish everywhere, trash bags in the backalleys, trash bags in front of shops, trash bags in the public toilets, trash bags in the sea. They're sinking in a plethora of shit and vomit. Which is the exact reason why they keep raising up the monstrous skyscrapers. The revolting smell of garbage, filth, sweat and pollution is perceptible almost everywhere, and gives you headache and stomach pain. The food is shit, is just plain SHIT pulled together to generate even more shit, i.e. your imminent diarrhea. The best you can get is McDonald. As with the food, forget any cultural tradition at all, that concept of tradition that usually makes cities attractive for travellers: there you will find nothing valuable, nothing worth a long walk, nothing that will enrich you as a human being. Under that forest of towers, under the shadows of hell on earth, you can only find rats, injured and crippled stray dogs, excrements, illnesses, mental disorders, venereal and sexual diseases, death.
does anyone know any nice and cheap hostels/hotels to stay at? I'll be staying for 1-2 weeks alone, but wouldn't mind a hostel.
>>1344400Yea man, Wang fat hostel on paterson street causeway bay. Only 100HKD per night and in a very nice area with lots of stuff to do shops etc.
>>1344269basically a brothel disguised as an apartment complex. floors of whores.>legalityin HK, prostitution is legal, but brothels are illegal. they try to get around this by getting an apartment complex full of whores, but in their own separate rooms, so it doesnt count as a brothel. >costaverage cost per fuck was $500 HKD (~$65 USD). im sure the more exotic girls (russian, european, and japanese for some reason) will charge more.>locationsThe most famous one is the Fuji building, between Wan Chai & Causeway bay. reported 18 - 22 floors. There's been several news stories, documentaries, & youtube vids about this one in particular, google it if you want. I tried to avoid it since im sure its filled with tourists. I went with the next largest ones i could find.
>>1344269>>1344434>how to: 1 - entryonce you find a building, just walk in, and try to get to the top floor if they have an elevator. start wandering around, looking for a whore to fuck, working your way to the bottom floor. if its a popular building, there'll be several other guys wandering around as well.>how to: 2 - selectionall the apartment doors should have pink lights and pictures on the front, showing the whore behind the door. the pics are typically photoshopped, dont trust them. If they're busy with a client, the door should have a sign or something saying "please wait" or similar. in which case, just move on. if she's available, try to ring the door bell (dont knock) and they will open the door in revealing clothing. you can check out her body/face and ask about price.if she's not what you're looking for, you can say "no thanks" and move on.if you're cool with it, just go inside.>how to: 3 - fuckingpay upfront, it'll avoid awkwardness if there's a language barrierfirst, they'll typically take you into their shower and clean you up a bit. mostly your dick, they try to keep it safe.next, get on the bed, she'll put on a condom for you, and start fucking.after, they may or may not ask you to shower again.then just put on your clothes and leave the apartment. that's all.
>>1344434>And Japanese for some reason
>>1344435>You can say no thanksTfw I was too shy to say no thanks and had to fuck a whore I didn't wantNot in Hong Kong tho
>>1344406cool, thanks man
>>1344453Why the fuck did you do that, unless prostitution wasn't legal where you went, you had every right to walk away and they might not have thought any less of you
Found a cheap ticket, bored and wanted to go to hong kong, leaving at beginning for Feb for 2 weeks. Going to be in Tsim Tam Shui, drinking and writing and chain smoking in Hong Kong.
>>1344316Makes me want to go to China desu
>>1344565Remember where you are
>>1344316It honestly sounds a lot like youve never been to Hong Kong.
>>1344565I was there for a plastic bimbo, but she had a queue and there were two fat old men before me, and I was a bit disgusted at the idea of going after themThe girl next to her opened the door and was a very young Romanian and told me why don't you choose me instead? She looked cute and I said fuck it ok, but then regretted it as she wasn't my taste.I ended up getting soft during sex and she had to handjob me while I sucked her feet to make me cum.
>>1344316eh, here's a (you) for your effort. Not very good though
>>1344596Go, go.>>1344710I've been, and that's what I saw.>>1344732That's rich, coming from you.
>>1344434500 HKD is for 30 mins or 60 mins.
>>1344435This is my fav thread on this board. So much useful information.
>>1344752You only need 5 min
Hong Kong is a mediocre city experience and a shitty vacation experience. There are literally 100's of better vacation places in SE Asia. >Shitty service holy fuck>Shitty people>Expansive (for a chink city)
>>1344768It's just a shitty city, that's what.
>>1344435This is great information, thanks man! tfw have a gf but reall wana check these places out. Oh well il just fap to their pics on 141 :/
>go to a city known for being modern, crowded and expensive>WHAT AN UGLY CITY. AND I CANT AFFORD IT WITH MY AWFUL PAYCHECKyou guys fucking fuck.
I'll be in Hong Kong for 3 full days. I've prepaid for my accomodation so all the travel expenses are covered. How much spending money should I bring for this? I'm trying to save money and won't be doing things like Disneyland or anything that probably costs more than $30 USD to do besides drinking at a bar. Also this feels like a stupid question, but what's the vibe at those dim sum places like Tim Ho Wan? I'll be going by myself and don't really want to sit in a restaurant by myself surrounded by loud groups of people. Are they casual enough for someone to pop in, grab a seat, have a quick breakfast or lunch, and leave?
What are some good places to shop?
>>1345206>I'll be going by myself and don't really want to sit in a restaurant by myself surrounded by loud groups of people. Are they casual enough for someone to pop in, grab a seat, have a quick breakfast or lunch, and leave?Well, they're full of loud groups of people, and yes, they're casual enough to pop in grab a seat eat something and leave.If you get to THW before it opens and before the line forms, you'll be fine. If you get there after they've filled up, you'll have to wait fucking forever in line. They ram people through pretty fast (give you an order slip while you are outside, run the kitchen in assembly-line style and serve you immediately, then hand you the check so you'll clear out of the seat) but the lines can still be enormous.I don't particularly like THW. It's really average dim sum. I also ate at Bo once and it was ridiculous (as in silly). Between them and that "chicken rice" stall in Singapore, I've become convinced that the Michelin stars thing, at least in Asia, is a complete fraud.
About to pull the trigger on The ICON Hotel for around $1,800 AUD for the week with harbour view in Tsim Sha Tsui, Rooms and price wise seems like best I've found for August. 10 minute walk to a station doesn't really phase me.Anything else I should look at before hitting it?
Does anyone know what's the best way to have internet/WiFi on the go in Hong Kong?Is it better to rent a portable hotspot or get a simcard?
Are electronics like power banks and stuff cheap as in China, or should I rather buy them in Europe before going?
>>1345514It is fucking hot in August.>>1345528Cheap, there is a xiaomi store on Nathan Road that sells decent quality power banks relatively cheap if you are worried about quality.
>>1345535Thanks I will buy locally (there) then
>>1345537They have an online storefront for the HK store so you can check the prices for yourself before you go.
>>1345206>surrounded by loud groups of peopleThat's pretty much the Chinese in a nutshell.
>>1345514Are you booking a refundable rate or prepaid? ICON has a best rate guarantee, meaning if you find a cheaper rate with the same terms (refunable vs prepaid, breakfast/club access or no), you can send it to them and get them to give you the lower rate. Might be worth booking a refundable rate if you aren't and then just keeping an eye on booking.com, hotels.com, agoda.com, and others.
Can anyone living in Hong Kong give an overview of the neighborhoods , I might have to move there for work. Much appreciated
>>1346958Too vague.Have a specific need?>>1345527There are cheap SIM cards for data.1 month for $100 or less.
>>1347079Whoa there Rockefeller
>>1344316>Venereal and sexual diseasesVenereal IS sexual disease you pretentious douchebag
>>1347137100 hong kong dollars you idiot
>>1347079Where do people look for apartments for rent in Hong Kong ? And what area has the cheapest rent ?
>>1347260This might give you an idea.Unsure where the data for this 'map' comes from...
How easy is it to open a bank account as a tourist?
I leave Sunday night bros. Can't wait to arrive.
>>1332155Go to McDonald's there and have yourself a Filet O' Fish. It's like 1/2 the price it is in the US and the fish is amazinggggg.......wish McDonald's/fast food was like that here..........
Coming to HK for a few days including Chinese New Year.A few questions:* Is Wan Chai or Lan Kwai Fong a better place to stay? I mostly care about where will have the best bars around the corner where I can meet Tinder girls. I can take public transportation or uber or whatever to the sites, that doesn't bother me.* Will most middle-class people be gone traveling around the region during that weekend? What about the domestic helpers?* Any special logistics I need to consider because it's Chinese New Year? I will avoid the major tourist sites that are popular with the mainlanders, anything else?* Is it worth it and feasible to go to Macau for a day? I'd leave in the AM from Hong Kong, and I just have to be back to catch a flight from the Hong Kong airport at 11PM.
>>1347079>1 month for $100 or less.ok thats a lie when i went and bought a sim card its 100 hkd for 5 days of data, calls, and text. and they have data cap too so its so not worth it to buy a sim card.
>>1345514LOL dont go august. i went last year august 5 it was fucking hot. And im from a tropical country where its always hot bu the weather in HK that time was insane. I wanted to kill everyone.
>>1347502Did you buy your SIM card at a 7-11 or something?No idea what you bought, but you got jacked.>>1347498No idea about the Tinder scene, but LKF has more 'respectable bars / restaurants'Many domestic helpers go back to their place of origin.You'll probably see fewer people in Hong Kong as many will return to their home cities (China)
>>1347529not 7-11 but a shop for phone cases in TST.
>>1347602Apliu Street will have stalls with SIM card vendors.Their understanding of English is meh at best.Mobile operators in Hong Kong will have information in English or English speaking staff, but their SIM cards are expensive...For a future visit, find a reseller (rebranded service) which uses a leading mobile carrier.With rebranded service, PAYG plans aren't too bad and their credit expiration date (6 months) isn't too high either.The only other advice to add in this reply is to avoid Indian resellers.They'll try to charge you more than the value of the listed SIM card value/credit.
How easy is it to get from Shenzhen North to Hong Kong?I'm planning go there just before CNY to see a friend and crossing the border is my only concern so far.I have a residency permit for the mainland so (hopefully) no problems getting back across.
>>1347260>cheapest rentThere are quite a few rural villages in the mountains. I can't imagine it getting cheaper than that. You'll need a car or bus to get anywhere but on the plus side you might actually be able to afford an entire house.
>>1347498>Is it worth it and feasible to go to Macau for a dayYes. The ferry across takes less than an hour.
>>1347962Asking here because still haven't gotten an answer in the other HK thread:>How is it in mid-late January? Planning a trip for next January, trying to avoid the Chinese New Years crowds. Can't go any earlier due to other trips and holiday obligations, would prefer not to go later but likely could in March if I had to.Google tells me Chinese New Year is Feb 4th in 2019, I'd be planning on visiting Hong Kong from January 19th-January 26th.
>>1348027I'm there 22-29Will let you know if you don't go
>>1347471what are these numbers? DBZ Saiyan Saga power levels?
I assume an Octopus card is the cheapest way to pay for 6 nights of travel in Hong Kong?
>>1348430Not quite sure what you mean by "pay for". Most places accept Octopus, but you have to charge it somehow, either with one of the cash machines in an MTR station or at a convenience store with a credit card (or cash). You can also only have up to 1000 HKD on at a time, so don't count on having it last you a while. A lot of the best, family-owned restaurants don't accept octopus at all, so make sure you always have at least some cash on you.
Anyone has any go141 experience to report?I'll be staying in wan chai
>>1344165>LikeAnon, most of them ARE frumpy office workers.
>>1347478Very Difficult.>>1347490Not getting the McSpicy
What to do in hong kong for 3 days? So far I want to go see the horse races on wednesday, take the star ferry, and go to the peak. What else?Also, my girlfriend and I plan to stay at Chunking mansions. Any suggestions?
>>1348740Expect almost all photos to be shopped in some way. Don't trust the top ranking list, you can buy votes yourself. There's an english forum link at the top.
>>1349423Do not fucking stay there. Do you have any idea what you're getting into?Chungking Mansions is the dirtiest fucking place I've ever stayed!!!! It is literally the epicenter of criminal activity, relentless street hawking, and immunocompromised illegal immigrants Tell me you won't stay there so I can sleep well tonight
>>1349423My hotel is right next to CM, the Salisbury, and is very nice (but a little expensive).
>>1349443>Chunking mansionsWhere else then?
>>1332258Pity ladies ....right in the feels.
>>1349443And it feels like a Neal Stephenson novel. It's all fun and games (until a fire starts)
Where can I get a nice soft smoothie in tst? Not the street vender iced tea stuff but some really good ameri tier