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  • MeeraKM
    Kollam, India65 contributions
    HK Buddy LINE chat is my best companion in HK. They are amazing. I am really excited to talk about their support during my tough times in Hongkong. They were acted like a friend, a guide and a reliable source. They supported me from my arrival to this day. Love you guys!!!

    When i arrived at the airport the tourism desk gave me a pouch full of interesting items including a tourist SIM card.
    Written January 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Fouregas
    United States5,288 contributions
    During COVID19 pretty much air travels are down to 5 % and consequently the Premium First lounge here only had a few customers.
    Only ordered from a small menu, it fills the need to fill the stomach and recharge cellphone and whatnot.
    Comfortable couches with charging outlets and USB ports.
    Written May 30, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    Historically, this is a very important site, marking a turning point in Hong Kong’s history. It was here that the 1997 handover took place and Britain handed Hong Kong back to China.
    It’s horizontal form juts out over the harbour and is in stark contrast to all the surrounding skyscrapers. There are a number of competing theories about the roof design. Some say it is based on a turtle and others say a lotus leaf or the wings of a seabird in flight. It reminded me a little of the Sydney Opera House.
    I’ve not been inside and unless you are attending an event here, there’s no real reason why you would venture in. However, there are several things to look at or do from the outside, including:
    1. Harbour Views - from the front, you look directly across the harbour towards Kowloon and the iconic green and white Star ferries shuttle past this point from Wan Chai to TST
    2. History - The tall column at the front stands as monument to the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. At its base, is a commemorative plaque.
    3. Symbol of HK - the striking golden sculpture at the front is a Bauhinia flower. Positively gleaming in the sunlight, it is the national symbol of Hong Kong.
    4. Current Exhibitions – Currently there is a Manga exhibition. About 30 larger-than-life Manga figures fill the square at the front.
    5. Flag-Raising Ceremony – daily, but you need to be here pretty early
    6. Promenade – from here you can join the beautiful promenade and walk right around to Central, following the harbour.
    Written September 22, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • amiadsa
    tel aviv53 contributions
    The feeling in the lounge is claustrophobic as it's dark and small crowded and noisy. Food is ok, good selection medium quality. Showers are mouldy. At some point (after shower) there was literally no sit available. Reception kept accepting more people in. After complaining manager said he won't refund cause I've stayed over an hour already. To move to the other lounge at gate 40 I had to pay again. Overall not the worst lounge but far from the best.
    Written November 21, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Cameron S
    Castle Rock, CO650 contributions
    I stayed at the SkyCity Marriott, which was a convenient 5 minute walk to the arena. The arena has several concession stands outside the venue. Inside, concessions are located at the back of the arena (downstairs), which are a bit more difficult to access during the concert.

    Overall, this is a great venue for a concert. I had a lower, side-angle seat, fairly close to the stage - a perfect spot to see Axl and Slash up close!
    Written December 26, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Eva
    Berlin, Germany137 contributions
    Quite difficult to reach unless you have a car, but definitely worth the views! Been to Hong Kong many times and I would say I've never seen the bridges like that before. Try to go on a nice sunny day, or during sunset!
    Written March 29, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ChicagoBoiseGirl
    Churchill National Park, Australia46 contributions
    My husband and I spent two days with Canny and she was an incredible guide. She is a long time resident of Hong Kong and experienced tour guide and she knows deeper stories and has better insights than any guide we have ever had. She was flexible about customizing things that we wanted to see that are not on the "usual" list (for example: the 10,000 Buddha Monastery) and when we said we wanted to experience Hong Kong like a local, she truly understood what we meant. We walked, took the train, rode the tram, experienced a ferry ride, and saw everything we wanted to see in Hong Kong. She also showed us where to find some other things we wanted to do on our own. We can't say enough good things about the whole experience with Canny and also with our booking with Chris. Highly, highly recommend Chris Rowthorn Tours Hong Kong and our tour guide Canny.
    Written March 4, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • LouC151
    Toronto, Canada587 contributions
    This nice little gift shop is just steps away from the Peak Tram terminal and Madam Tussauds, and without the huge crowds! It has a fairly good selection of boutique items for sale that's environmentally friendly. The prices are reasonable and they accept credit cards (visa/MC); it's a great place to do some quick shopping in an quiet place while you're on your way to Hong Kong Park or the Peak - and you can shop for a good cause!
    Written March 30, 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Anjie P
    Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
    When we arrived in Hong Kong, all the lounges were closed. We had a 6 hour layover and found the Plaza Premium Lounge to be opened. After a long wait in the lines, we purchased a 5 hour pass for 780 HKD for each of the two of us. When about 3.5 hours passed, we were told to leave the lounge as they were closing. I had asked the Manager, Anil Gurung, why we were not told the lounge would close at about at about the 3.5 hour mark so we could purchase a pass accordingly - his answer was "well that is not my fault and you have to find the person who attended to you when you bought the pass".
    I told him that he should be responsible to take care of our case as a Manager but we were simply brushed aside and told to wait for an email on the refund. The email finally came from Anil Gurung who said he had arranged a 20% which would reflect on my credit card in six weeks and nothing else in terms of addressing the difficulties we faced with a 6 hour layover after having paid for the lounge, expecting to have a comfortable place to relax while waiting.
    To add, the food quality was mediocre and staff not attentive at all. An absolutely gross disappointment considering we were charged HKD 780 per head.
    Written August 29, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,649 contributions
    Now I am rating this as an attraction and not as a resource center. I went to see an exhibition on how old movies capture the vanished cityscape of Hong Kong; the exhibition hall was small but the exhibition itself was okay. But other than that not much there except periodic screening of old classics. Easily acccessible - just 5-6 minute walk from Sai Wan Ho MTR station, but somewhat out of the way for the typical traveller.
    Written May 5, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,823 contributions
    The Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre is located at Pak Tam Chung, which is the southern entry point for both the Sai Kung West and Sai Kung East Country Parks. Opening hours are 9.30am to 4.30pm (Wed to Mon), the centre is closed on Tuesdays.

    The Visitor Centre offers a range of educational displays that make for a good 10-15 minute visit for those who are interested in learning about common flora and fauna found within the country parks as well as some basic information about the historic inhabitants and their customs. There are displays that cover the construction of the High Island Reservoir and the popular MacLehose Trail Sections 1-3 both of which are highlights of the Sai Kung East Country Park. Another exhibit introduces the basic history and formation of the Country Parks around HK during the second half of the 20th century.

    Note: There are some light hikes that begin from the Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre. Most notably the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail, Sheung Yui Family Walk and the Sheung Yui Country Trail. You can also visit the historic Sheung Yui Folk Museum and the lime kiln, around 15 minutes walk from the Visitor Centre along the Pak Tam Chung Nature Trail.

    You'll find a snack shop kiosk, public toilets and water refill station at the Visitor Centre. Most convenient means of public transportation to the Visitor Centre include Bus Routes 94 (Sai Kung <> Wong Shek Pier), green minibus 7 (Sai Kung <> Hoi Ha) and minibus 9 (Sai Kung <> Lady MacLehose Holiday Village). On Sundays and public holidays you can also make use of services 96R (Diamond Hill MTR <> Wong Shek Pier) and 289K (Sha Tin <> Wong Shek Pier), each of these bus services call upon Visitor Centre at Pak Tam Chung.
    Written November 2, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,823 contributions
    The Ap Chau Story Room was opened to the public in April 2018 and serves as an information centre for those visiting the island. Here you can learn about the relatively short history of habitation on Ap Chau and a bit on the culture of those who settled here. There is additional information related to the rare and unique geology, red breccia which makes up much of the island.

    The Story Room is found in the old school building just above the village basketball court. It is only open on Sundays and Public Holidays (10-4pm) daily and can sufficiently been seen in 10-15 minutes.

    Note: Unfortunately due to the pandemic, you might find the Ap Chau Story Room closed at this time. This is also the case of other geosite information centres within the UNESCO Global Geopark.
    Written January 31, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,823 contributions
    The Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre is located at the end of Shing Mun Road at the mini bus drop off point on the west side of Shing Mun Reservoir. It is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

    This Visitor Centre offers a display rich educational experience that makes for a good 10-15 minute visit for those who want to learn about the area found within the Country Park. The exhibits include a brief history of the Park and how it came to be created, local war relics and mining industry as well as the flora and fauna which can be found in the area.

    Exhibitions are brightly coloured and child friendly. While informative, they are not overly wordy so you can work through the displays at a good pace. They also have a few information brochures available including the nearby War Relics Trail which starts on the south end of the reservoir west of the Dam.

    Note: Just below the Visitor Centre at the mini bus drop off and pick up there is a kiosk and public toilets for visitors to use before/after their hike around the reservoir.
    Written March 27, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,823 contributions
    There is a Geo Heritage Centre open on weekends and public holidays (10am to 4pm) in the historic village of Lai Chi Wo. It is located as you enter the village from the south past the historic temple and monastery.

    This is worth a quick visit to learn a bit about the village history as well as the area ecology and rare geological features which can be seen as part of a Nature Trail that runs south of Lai Chi Wo. All of which can be found on a nifty brochure found at the Centre or online if you prefer to print and have sometime prior to setting off on your visit.

    During our recent visit, we enjoyed seeing the restored building with heritage room displays of daily life and agriculture equipment related to rice harvesting around Lai Chi Wo. It was a good way to acquire a short, abbreviated history of the village and to learn about rural sustainability endeavours that had been introduced to help revitalise what remains of Lai Chi Wo.

    Overall, the Geo Heritage Centre is a nice endeavour worth the time and effort to include a brief stop for those visiting Lai Chi Wo on weekends and public holidays.
    Written December 14, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,823 contributions
    One of the interesting places to visit on Kat O (Crooked Island) is the Kat O Story Room situated at the side entrance of the historic Tin Hau Temple along the Kat O Main Street. The Kat O Story Room first opened to the public in October 2019 and is normally open from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays when passenger ferries call on the island from the Ma Liu Shui ferry pier at Science Park.

    What you find here is a collection of historic pictures, cultural relics, oral accounts and panel displays revealing interesting information about the island's rich history, unique heritage and culture. All is nicely presented and can be comfortably viewed in 15-20 minutes before continuing on with other intended sightseeing around the island of Kat O.

    Note: Due to the pandemic the Kat O Story Room is not presently open. This is what you will find with other Geosite centres and Story Room's elsewhere in the UNESCO Global Geopark.
    Written January 30, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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