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“efficient staff; maybe lacking in key brochures (bus transport)”

Hong Kong Tourism Board
Ranked #20 of 861 things to do in Hong Kong
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Hong Kong Tourism Board is here to answer your questions and provide information about all the sights, sounds and happenings in Hong Kong. Pop into one of our Visitor Centres to see what’s going on, or to just say hello!
Reviewed January 20, 2013

the staff were exceptionally helpful and there was a wide variety of complimentary brochures available. pity they were not able to supply bus timetables with the various routes. the man who dealt with my query searched my destination on his iPhone, helping me with the bus i needed next but it would be so useful to have a full list,

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We went to their center at the Star Ferry Terminal (Tsim Tsa Tsui) on our very first day. We kind of bumped in to this place. One of the staff (maggie) literally helped us plan out the next several days. She had all sorts of information readily available.
They all roam around with an I-pad...with instant access to almost any question.

They speak many languages!!

Also, the most useful part---you can call this HK tourism board from anywhere in HK, and literally ask for any info! For example, we randomly decided to take a public bus and didnt know what bus to take. One phone call and we knew exactly where to go and how to get there!

What an awesome tourism board! Wish all countries modeled this way.

3  Thank snod73
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

HK takes tourism seriously, and it shows by one simple visit to their office, there is one conveniently located at the Kowloon star ferry terminal. The staffs are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful in providing just about any questions u may have on HK. They have an arrays of brochures and free maps in major languages of the world. They also feel some great souvenirs at a good price, some of them make perfect gifts to bring home. This is a perfect first stop before you venture out to anywhere.

2  Thank la_speranza
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

We took a Cantonese Opera Appreciation class at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. It was off the beaten touristy track but the 1 1/2 hour journey from Victoria Peak where we were in the morning at Madame Tusssad's to Man Lai Road near Shatin Park - by MTR was worth it. But first, check with the Tourism Board - they are very helpful and good with suggestions. Schedules are best confirmed with them as there might be other attractions on the same day worth going for. And this is held only on a Saturday.

Mr Paris Wong, a famous artiste of the Cantonese Opera, explained the intricacies of the art. The class setting was quite a let down as he struggled sometimes against background noises from cleaners and passers by - yes, it was conducted along some back lobby area. One wonders why such an attractive (and serious) subject was relegated to a back of the Museum when there are well equipped lecture theatres & rooms that are much more comfortable and presentable, and available for use. Maybe the Hong Kong Tourism Board should take a look at allocating a proper place for this.

Paris explained the 4 different forms representing male, female, military & administrative roles in the opera. He demonstrated the male & female role - very impressive at that! ...and i understand later from the internet that he specialised in the female form! He explained the various handles used in the opera - hand gestures, dress sleeves, leg movement, etc. We also had a short session with a live operatic performance & a short tour of the history of the opera at the museum proper.

After the 2 hour class, we attended a fashion walk session at another venue in the museum - an added bonus for the long trip there. It was worth the experience. Warning - children may fall asleep at some point of the live opera....

2  Thank Globet2
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

This booth is a useful place for picking up some brochures and information as well as Hongkong map as soon as you arrive at the airport. We don’t know what is this for but this service is free of charge and we had some useful advise from the helpful staff on duty at the booth.

1  Thank inprazi
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