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“Just average (with rude sampan ladies)” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aberdeen Fishing Village

Aberdeen Fishing Village
Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China
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Kuala Lumpur
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“Just average (with rude sampan ladies)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Most likely if you are in a city tour - your tour guide will bring you here and ask (instruct) you to take a sampan ride - pay hkd50 per head to the sampan lady for this - and ask you to buy t-shirts and souvenirs from the boat. Guess this is standard ptactice here

Ride in the sampan and view the fishermen living amidst high-rises and also many millionaires yachts are also parked here for feng shui reasons (?) I dont get this so dont ask me..the sampan operators are mostly rude (like most hongkies) - the only time she sounded chirpy was when she told us to get off the boat and said a polite "bye-bye".

Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Not an essential stop, but interesting nevertheless...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was just another stop on our 'Hop-on, Hop-off' Big Bus tour and included a ticket for a ride on a sampan. As it came highly recommended by tourists that had taken it before, we decided to give it a try. Though the tug boats don't look all that stable, we quite enjoyed the experience. The 'captain' of the sampan was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and proudly pointed out the "Jackie Chan" yacht. There was also a private guide for a Russian family on the boat, and she told us about the floating restaurant (according to her "the best seafood in Hong Kong"). As it was around noon, she called the restaurant and managed to secure a table for the Russian family, so we had to stop to let them disembark. We found the visit pleasant and interesting.

Visited October 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Fading glory - Quaint ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Sampan ride was enjoyable. There are people who have lived in the fishing boats and have rarely seen land!! Toilets nearby were not upto the mark.

Visited November 2012
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“Watch Out!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A lovely little fishing village, but be very careful of the locals selling their tug boat trips. We literally got chased by a little old woman with a red umbrella, and we had to get on a bus and leave to get away from her! She even followed us into McDonalds where we thought we could get away from her! Ruined our trip to Aberdeen at the time, but at least we can laugh at it now.

Visited August 2012
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“WORTH A TRIP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Great place to visit. Go in evening and see the lights on Big Jumbo floating restaurant.Good food so eat there as well. Ignore top deck go for the chinese touristic fun

Visited June 2012
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