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What to do in Hong Kong

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What to do in Hong Kong

Staying at Charterhouse, Wan Chai district, and wondering how to spend our time (we will have taken 1/2 tour of Victoria Peak, Aberdeen) and where to eat for our two free afternoons and evenings. Want to avoid wasting time floundering or searching for restaurants. So anyone who can help coordinate eating, sightseeing and shopping in some organized way would be appreciated.

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1. Re: What to do in Hong Kong

You MUST have an evening TsingTao beer in the bar on the Intercontinental in TST - you need to be there for 20.00 because a few minutes later, the laser show starts up on the towers of the business district on the opposite side of the harbour and the lights on the buildings go crazy!

This is possibly the best man-made view in the world - and the bar of the Intercontinental has the best vantage-point. They also do an excellent and substantial burger, and other (smaller) bar snacks, should you feel peckish.

As you are staying on HK island, just take the Star Ferry to TST - the Intercontinental is only a few hundred yards from the ferry terminal - bear left as you exit, walk past the Space Museum and there you are.

(I have no connection with the Intercontinental - except that I stay there a lot. Have done for years :-)

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Hi Phyllis,

From your hotel walk east for about 3 blocks you will find "Times Square." There are lots of eateries on the streets around it, and on the higher floors of that building, there are specialty restaurants. Read the directory near the main entrance, and take your pick.

On your way there go by the alley next to South Pacific Hotel, you will see the local market with fruit and produce, butcher shops and fishmongers, then go under the overpass to Time Sq. Times Sq lower floors has shops, including Lane Crawford and a supermarket called Citysuper. The basement is linked to Causeway Bay MTR station. The half square mile on the map has enough streets and alleys, and malls and floors for you to shop till you drop, or "smooth out your credit card." Many shops stay open after midnight.


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3. Re: What to do in Hong Kong

Charterhouse is actually near the boundary of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. If you walk following the tram tracks and head east, you will be in Causeway Bay in just a few minutes - you will not be searching for restaurants or shopping - just too many of them there. Times Square is one of the malls full of restaurants and shopping. Go further east, you will find more.

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Thanks for answering Tin, Highflyingclive and Bofoster. All good insights for us. If more ideas come to mind about favorite places, please post, Sept 23 is coming up fast for me.

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5. Re: What to do in Hong Kong

As mentioned already, around Causeway Bay is really shop and eat 'til you drop. I also think it would be interesting for you just to spend a few minutes at the local market next to Times Square. I always love going to local markets of other cities because it really seems to be a cultural lesson.

If you have any food preference, it'd be easier for us to recommend.

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