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Weekending in Hong Kong

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A November 2001 trip to Hong Kong by clarkie

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Photo, Hong Kong, China More Photos
Quote: Having first visited HongKong in 1991 it was wonderul to return and find the city as exciting and unchanged from a tourists perspective

Weekending in Hong Kong

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Overview

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Photo, Hong Kong, China
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In Hong Kong there are several musts for every traveller. Take the tram up to the Peak and see the most splendid views of Hong Kong and check out the mansions owned by famous and wealthy Chinese dynasties. Take a tour to Aberdeen where you are taken out on a Sampan, past the giant, floating restaurants, to see how the fishermen live on junks and other barely safe seafaring vessels. The tour will continue on past Repulse Bay where the movie 'Love is a Many Splendid Thing'--Jennifer Jones and William Holden--was filmed and on to the Stanley markets where you just must eat in the wonderful French Restaurant on Stanley Beach. Head back to Central and the Wanchai Distri...Read More

Great Eagle

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Hotel

Great Eagle Photo, Hong Kong, China
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The Great Eagle is an older style 5 star hotel. I was on the Executive Floor and had free valet and drycleaning as well as access to an Executive Lounge for Breakfast and Cocktails as well as all day coffee or tea. There were always two staff on duty in the lounge to look after your every need. The rooms are quite small but very well appointed and comfortable. I did not have a view of the harbour. Television had lots of channels: movies and charged movies. Room Service was excellent offering local cuisine as well as sandwiches, burgers and milkshakes--fantastic iced coffees. As I was on business it was important to have access to the Internet. I could do this from the room but the bill...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2002

Great Eagle
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Peninsula Hotel

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Restaurant | "The Peninsula Hotel"

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Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula is just perfect. You sit amongst the potted palms and terribly stuffy waiters with around 200 other people. Above us on a balcony was a 4 piece orchestra playing beautiful music as we partook of a delicious, very English Afternoon Tea consisting of tiny sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and luscious cakes. The selection of teas and coffees is extraordinary. You may order champagne or cocktails. Heavily patronised, there is a steady queue of people waiting to be seated. As you relax and fritter away an afternoon it is easy to visualise how it would have been in the thirties and forties. The orchestra would have been playing in the lobby with couples waltzing and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2002

Peninsula Hotel
Salisbury Road
Hong Kong
2366-6251

Stanley Market

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Attraction | "Stanley markets"

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Stanley Markets are worthwhile visiting. You can haggle over arts and crafts, antiques, prints, 'designer' clothing, CD's, electronics, children's toys, games and sporting equipment. You simply must haggle over price-it is part of the fun. Each time I visit I buy the hand stitched cotton and linen sheets, tablecloths all beautifully embroidered somewhere in Hong Kong. Just as you walk into the markets you will find some antique stores tucked away down alleys and these are well worth visiting. They are treasure troves. I bought an opium pipe for a good price, some prints, embroidery and children's clothes. I got into a heated verbal argument with a store holder who wanted to sell me some 'Greg No...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 3, 2002

Stanley Market
South Side Hong Kong
Hong Kong
852 2807 6543

Shopping

Attraction | "Shopping in Hong Kong-you will love it"

Shopping Photo, Hong Kong, China
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During my business visits over a two month period I had the chance to shop in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Hong Kong was the best. You can buy at every level of taste and cost. Whether you want a Lladro figurine, a 1000 year old quartz artifact, a Mothercare baby gown, french perfume, italian leather, brand name golf gear, locally hand stitched cotton or cheap tourist knickknacks you will find it here. Buy yourself a big pink blue and white shopping bag that will travel well with your luggage on the way home and off you go. You will find Gloria Jean Coffee Shops, MacDonald's and many other favourite chain cafe's around all three countries so in between the retail therapy you can stop for an ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2002

Shopping
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong