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    Hong Kong trip - where to stay?

    So, work will be taking me to Hong Kong next month. Gonna stop over a few days after that.

    So, for work I will be staying in the Hyatt Regency, Sha Tin (Work booked it, near to where the meetings will be held). Think that is the old, so called New territories?

    For the extra few days - stay there or move to Hong Kong Island (mainly after a bit of eating and sightseeing)?.

    If go to Hong Kong island - decent hotel recommendations in the best area to stay (or even just the area you recommend) ?.

    First time to HK, so any advice welcome.

    Many thanks.

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    'Man Fuk Rd' in Kowloon. Genuine location. If it's too far out then just go and have your picture taken next to the street sign.




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    Are you going with your Mrs? If yes, she might want to stay near the shops/ establishments. If so, I would recommend somewhere near Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). New Territories is quiet and a bit far from the city center - not much to see or do (but good for expats & those raising kids, as rents are cheaper there).

    For night life & mongering, I've heard that Wan Chai(?) is the place...heh

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    Wanchai 88 Hotel
    Swanky with super comfy bed, electric curtains and no complaints when you take a couple of friends back


    It was only a couple of thousand baht a night, i see thats risen now but a lovely room and not far from the subway.
    Loads to do nearby and not too close to the nightlife but not too far away either.
    Nice rooftop restaurants overlooking the harbour and racecourse close too , and some markets if tgats your thing.

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    Stay out of bars with curtains, you will get rinsed!!


    This place is good, full of young Flippas



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    How many bald men does it take to fill a bar?


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    ^Loads of Brits in HK.

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    Looks like Dill has the latest info re: HK, including Wan Chai

    I found the New Territories peaceful, and there's a nice university there (forgot the name but I explored that campus). But some ppl may find the place too quiet or boring.

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    Hmm. Not sure I am going to find it that much different from Singapore.

    No mongering Katie - and I am not sure a British theme pub is going to offer much attraction!

    Looks at the moment as though HK Island central district might be the place.

    Strange thing is, I have not been to HK in 30 years of living an Asia - now I got two trips booked this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post

    I found the New Territories peaceful, and there's a nice university there (forgot the name but I explored that campus). But some ppl may find the place too quiet or boring.
    Wife and I enjoyed spending a day in the NT, but that was plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Looks like Dill has the latest info re: HK
    Punty was there last,

    You'd be better off sleeping in a cardboard box on the street to where he stayed though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Loads of Brits in HK.

    Loads of Chinese, as well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Hmm. Not sure I am going to find it that much different from Singapore.
    As others have noted, it’s waay more fun and interesting than Singapore.

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    It rained a lot last time I was there. HK Chinese with umbrellas can seriously damage your eyesight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    As others have noted, it’s waay more fun and interesting than Singapore.

    Not even comparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Not even comparable.
    Fuck off Jeff you no mark suppository.

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    ...we stayed at the Park Hyatt on our last visit: excellent room with a view of the harbor, near urban transport, shopping and the ferry to Kowloon: highly recommended...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    As others have noted, it’s waay more fun and interesting than Singapore.
    But Singapore is your first choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Looks at the moment as though HK Island central district might be the place.
    stay in a couple of hotels, one on the mainland, one on the island

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    I was at Novotel Nathan Rd. on my last visit.

    Smallish rooms but top drawer breakfast buffet.

    A ferry trip to Lamma Island is a great way to get away from the crowds.

    Thicky...your digs need to make sense to work.

    Hope you can do better this week.

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    I believe in you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Punty was there last,

    You'd be better off sleeping in a cardboard box on the street to where he stayed though
    About 30 years ago, I stayed in a place and when I opened the grimy window, there was another building only about 2 metres away, with a very dark space in between them.

    Great Indian food in Chungking Mansions then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Loads of Chinese, as well....
    Stereotypically racist. Unsurprising given the [monofocal] source.

    Need to expose to real world more.

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    Wish I could remember the name of the place I stayed when I went for the HK 7's specifically so I could warn against it but it was so diabolically shit I must've erased it from me memory banks.

    Good times other than that though. Love HK and that tournament is amazing.

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    Look no further than The Nathan Hotel, on Nathan Road in Kowloon.

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    ^ trying to think why that rings a bell

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