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Tips for Hong Kong anyone?
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DONT
TOUCH
ANYTHING
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>>1560730
Have two weeks to spare and no idea what to do with it. Would like to include Hong Kong, but two weeks of Hong Kong is probably too much. Any ideas what would be doable? I would maybe combine it with Seoul since I know some people there but I don't know if that would really work out.
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>>1560730
>>1560753
>>1560771
I plan on being there for 3.5 days which from talking to my friends who have been should be plenty. Also I wouldn't spend over 4 days in Seoul personally.
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Two words:

Party tram

https://www.hktramways.com/en/book-your-party-tram/
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>>1560911
Oh, unless it's just you, then just do the regularly-scheduled Tramoramic Tour.
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Did I fall for some sort of meme? I thought most people spoke English here. Almost nobody does and those that do confuse things like left and right. It's also dirtier than some of the areas of the mainland I've been to.
What's even the best thing to do here during the day tourist wise?
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>>1560954
50% speak English. People who are younger and wealthier are more likely to speak English, so an elderly dim sum vendor is not going to be much help.

Also, I like transport-related things and theme parks, so Hong Kong Disneyland is a must. It's the smallest of the Disneyland clone parks around the world, but it's also the least crowded (don't miss Mystic Manor). There is also a decent locally owned theme park called Ocean Park with spectacular views (brave and ride Hell Raiser).

I would also check out the Peak Tram, a funicular railway going up Victoria Peak. There is also Hong Kong Tramways, which goes through downtown Victoria, and they have tourist trams with observation decks. The Star Ferry, a historic boat ride, goes back and forth in Hong Kong Harbor.

I should also mention that HK probably has the best mass transit system in the world (90% of the population use it, more than any other place), so you don't have to rent a car. All of the attractions I mentioned are within very short walking distance from a train station, as well as the airport.
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>>1560954
Eat the food. Go to a horse race. Do the dragon’s back hike to big wave bay early in the morning so youre all alone. Wander around chunkking mansions for a feel of kowloon. Grab a drink at sunset from the american club balcony. If you have too many days, go out to cheung chau and camp illegally on italian beach or rent a cheap place near the ferry over there, no one will be around.
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I was there for four days over Christmas. Eat a lot, walk the city, go to the Peak, visit the Buddha, go to Lantau, and go drinking in the evenings. I found the people very kind and personable. Transit is fantastic too. I will always have fond memories of HK
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>>1560730
Go some place else, it's Spring time in Europe.
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>>1560998
>>1561006
Sounds good. Probably will travel alone. I'm a very social person, but mostly I travel together with others. I prefer to stay in a hotel (I like my luxury) but especially in the evenings it would be fun to meet up with people. What would you guys advise?

BTW are there arcades and stuff in HK? I always love to throw away my coins there in Asia.

Also is Macau worth visiting? I've heard they advise to go there on a day trip and stay in Hong Kong during the day.
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>>1561143
1) If you find an 'arcade' (Game Center), there's a good chance that it'll contain 99% gambling machines.

Common gambling machines include:
Slot machines
Dice machines

Exotic/deluxe gambling machines include:
Horse racing machines
Blackjack machines
Roulette machines


2) If you find a 'freestanding' arcade (outside a mall), there's a good chance that people will smoke inside


3) If you find a machine without any gambling machines and without smoking, the selection of games will generally be aligned with:

-Deluxe dancing machines
-Gundam machines
-Driving machines
-Assortment of older KoF machines
-SF4 machines


The only arcade with a bunch of 'regular games' I found was in Tsuen Wan.

There was an arcade in/near Ocean Terminal, but I think that closed down. (Not talking about a Silvercord)


4) Use coins as tips, or pay for your balance in coins + Octopus.
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Go to Mr. Wong's, absolutely best place to get smashed and good food. For 8-9 euro's per person you have unlimited beer and food. Fun people around to hang out with, too.

10號 Shamchun St, Mong Kok, Hongkong
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>>1561208
Holy shit, this sounds good. What's the demographic?
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What's a good place/way to meet girls in Hong Kong?
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>>1561364
idk, I was just watching the whole symphony of lights thing taking pictures with my camera alone and two girls there talked to me and later they invited me to go to a shitty nightclub. They were mainlanders tho
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Don't speak Mandarin!
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>>1561364

the same way you meet girls in your home country
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>>1561400
paying?
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>>1561364
The fuji building
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>>1561397
This is correct. The Hong Kongers don't like the mainland Chinese.

Basically, Hong Kong is New York with nicer weather.
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>>1561464
Echoing this. Heading there in a few hours. Would love to socialize.

>>1561208
Many asian girls there or just expats?

>>1561464
Where is that and what goes on there?
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>>1561400
In my home country everyone speaks English and I know my way around. I also have a friend group.
I knew someone would pull this since I said it to some other guy awhile ago.
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go to that iCC building, take the lift up to Ritz Carlton and say you're going to Ozone
you'll be paying like 30 bucks for a drink but the views are amazing
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Anyone here used smocci?
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>>1561643
>tfw staying at the ritz this june

How based will it be?
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>>1560730
Take the minibuses and double-deckers they are great. The light show is overrated but wan chai is dope as fuck
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>>1561208
>8-9 € for unlimited drinking
Lmao, mr Wong is in for a breakdown if me and some other fellow slavs pay him a visit
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>>1561943
I once saw a rugby team of australians literally dry out a bar in italy, shit was hilarious
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>>1561643
>>1561829
Its overpriced, uncultured and overcrowded. I went and it was a big, stuffy disappointment
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>>1562063
Honestly that is basically the entire Elements complex, and its so isolated from the rest of Kowloon.
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>>1561208
Intriguing
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>>1562140
Yeah this mall and the adjacent station are so weird. It was even worse 12 years ago when ONLY Elements was standing there, awkward to reach other than by car. I usually go there for the Grand Cinema (Standard Chartered house is pretty cash albeit expensive) and that’s pretty much it. Had to spend half a day there last December before heading back to the airport and it’s definitely one of the most boring malls in HK.

>>1562161
Yeah even made me wonder if the place wasn’t a fake created by NEETs...
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Anybody in HK want to grab a beer?
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>>1562140
Elements' theme (Air/Water/Blah) is pretty meh, but it does give you access to the West Kowloon Promenade...
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>>1560730
Don't make the mistake that I did, and get a hotel that isn't in the actual city. I wasted 2-3 hours a day taking the train.
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>>1562726
Ouch shit sucks.
I’d even advise against staying outside of TST, or at least no further than MongKok on Kowloon side. And no further than Soho/Sheung Wan if you can’t afford Central.
HK is the kind of city where you need to live like the rich locals to enjoy it. Eating out, partying and NOT commuting like an office drone and missing on the nice stuff because you are too remote!
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>>1560730
look up gutter oil
avoid it
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>>1562883
>people still believe this
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>>1562844
Yeah. Don't get me wrong, the hotel was great, but staying in Yuen Long wasted a lot of time.
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For those who are traveling on a budget, take the tram ($2.7~HKD) when you're on the island and when you want to travel on the North Shore.

Save $2 (HKD) by leveraging MTR Faresaver booths in select areas and with select stations.

If you're traveling from Central or Wan Chai to TST, consider taking the ferry ($3~ HKD)

Consider other options than the Airport Express system. There are plenty of 'airport buses' with lines to major areas for a lower cost.
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>>1562161
Look up the address retard
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i was just there two weeks ago. first thing you should get is a data only sim card 5gbs for 8days 118hk dollars. about 14 usd. go to a cellular store to get one. get an octopus card for the trains. unused credits are refundable with fee. red taxis. guy was right about no english mainly. have chinese text for stuff you're asking about. lower level are transportation. level 1 lobby, upper ground floor, ground floor, lower ground floor is the mall's, shopping center, trains, taxis. get a hotel close to trains.
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my hotel was located as tsing yi. kinda on the outskirts of the city. ramble hotel quiet. Panda hotel is closer to everything but busy and loud. if it's your first time. I suggest a night flight so you can see everything lit up during the flyover then enjoy the scenery while you take a taxi to your hotel. I was there a week. Macau is cool, huge casinos. plan on a couple days if you want to see everything. cute girls at the turbojet/hydrofoil terminal.
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>>1562521
Hey I don't mind. I'll be there in 2 days though
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>>1563086
There are cheaper SIM cards with longer validity, more data, and included voice minutes.

Also, hold onto your Octopus card if you're planning on visiting Hong Kong in the future - After a few months with an issued card, Octopus refunds won't need an extra fee.
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I was in Hong Kong, I had read messages here about Chungking Mansion and everything.
They are really there but then those who complained about being harassed or not feeling safe are really very fragile and little boys
You just need to says "No Thx" and keep Walking and it's stop!

However, it's true, HK peoples only speak a few words of English and make no effort to communicate
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>>1565398
I don’t remember a post on /trv/ about being “harassed” in CK.
Everyone who doesn’t fall for the meme rightfully warns other travelers that:
- it’d be extremely difficult to evacuate in the case of a massive fire
- there are better hostels for the same price without the shitty environment of CK
But that
- it’s fun to visit once, just not necessary to stay there.

Sorry if this bursts your bubble of being a stronk alpha male who’s not afraid of pajeet manlets hawking in one of the safest cities in the world kek.
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Do they still have the Golden Computer Center? I always liked walking around inside that place, it's like a real life NewEgg.
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>>1565428
>If I dont remember it doesn't exist !
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>>1565522
More like I’m posting in every HK thread since 2007.
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>>1565611
O RLY
Me since 2002
I won!
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>>1565666
Yeah you won, you have one more chromosome than I have.
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I did hk so wrong by staying in TST at all. Its a fucking dump. It is dirtier than pretty much any part of the mainland. It is terrible and all the resteraunts suck and look disgusting. I was amazed when I then stayed on the island wish I was there longer. Also mong kok is really nice and had great food everywhere and has neon signs still. I dont even see the point of TST and was so annoyed with the fucking loser tailors bothering me every 10 steps.
No I was not in CM. Turns out ALL of tst is the dump I thought CM was.
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Did a bit of research and I'm very excited to go now. I think I'll have a blast staying there for two weeks. I'll probably stay on the island and do a lot of daytime exploring. Going to the nearby islands seems a cool thing to do as well. A few questions:

>I'm very well conditioned, what would be a fun but rewarding hiking route to take on?
>are there some cool craft beer bars to hang out?
>are there any restaurants where they will not seat you if you get in alone? Not like I care that if I'm alone but if they really reject me I won't have a choice I'm afraid.
>fun things to do in the early evenings? There's some night markets but are there some other cool spots to hang out, like in Seoul for instance?
>are the locals open for some fun conversations in English with random travelers like me?
>what are some cool malls to visit and marvel at?
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>>1561397
>Don't speak Mandarin!
Foreigners can get away with it. Locals would prefer you to speak cantonese but they don't get their knickers in a twist if a foreigner only knows mandarin and the locals learn it in school so most (not all) can get by in it.
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>>1565771
>>...what would be a fun but rewarding hiking route to take on?

>Hike up and beyond Victoria Peak
There's a small street which leads to an area which not a lot of people/tourists go to.
There are two paths. One path (Lung Fu Shan) gives you a view of the south (I think...)

There's also Dragon's Back, and Tai Mo Shan.


>>are there some cool craft beer bars to hang out?
>Can't help you with this.

>>are there any restaurants where they will not seat you if you get in alone? Not like I care that if I'm alone but if they really reject me I won't have a choice I'm afraid.
>No, quite the opposite.
Plenty of hole-in-the-wall places where you'll be asked to share tables - Going alone can be an advantage.


>>fun things to do in the early evenings? There's some night markets but are there some other cool spots to hang out, like in Seoul for instance?
>Can't help you with this.

>>are the locals open for some fun conversations in English with random travelers like me?
>The younger they are, the more likely they're going to be open to speak English (less defensive)
Also, locals who work in the business districts (usually wearing business casual) will grasp English.

>>what are some cool malls to visit and marvel at?
>IFC2 has access to great views (height), add access to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Elements has 'installations' of different elements (Wood/Fire/Metal/Wind), and has access to the West Kowloon Promenade
Langham Place is a mall with a gigantic escalator and is spread up at least 12 floors.
The One is a mall which has smaller escalators, but is spread over 20 floors or so. (The top floors are restaurants and a theatre.)
Harbour City is attached to a cruise terminal and is understandably on the water. Great views across the south shore.

>Going to the nearby islands seems a cool thing to do as well.
>Neat. Go exploring.
There are plenty of islands which can be accessed from Central Piers, and there's a few which are accessed through Stanley.
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>>1561208
>Mr. Wong's
Oh sure there's probably only one of those places with that name in a Hong Kong
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>>1565682
You're the one who came to make some comments when it wasn't addressed to you and we hadn't asked for anything and who now proclaims himself the HK's expert because he has been posting since 2007 so stop being the grumpy oldfag now
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>>1566861
Except it was addressed to me dummy. I may be grumpy but you are daft. And I'm not familiar with HK for posting since 2007, but for living there 4 years and visiting yearly in the span of 15 years. Which is why I usually chip in every HK thread and if there is one thing you don't read in HK threads it is "I was molested by people in Chungking Mansions".
tl;dr you are dumb.
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>>1565771
Don't know when you are going, but if it's around a holiday (be it western or chinese) expect every shopping mall to go full retard on decorations, shows, promotional sales and so on. Even a minuscule anonymous and shitty shopping mall like the Peninsula Centre Arcade has huge ass decorations for Xmas.

>>1566136 has a solid list, The Landmark is very posh, Times Square used to be famous for its huuuuge outdoor dispaly. I personnally like iSquare for the Starbucks with glass panel walls and a nice view over Canton Rd. Super comfy on a rainy day.
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>>1566877
>Except it was addressed to me dummy
No it wasn't!
Read again the post there >>1565398

>"I was molested by people in Chungking Mansions"
it was never written you are egocentric and delusional
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>>1563081
It's the same address, poopdick
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>>1566892
Did you read the post you are quoting? Am I being trolled?

>Post:
I was in Hong Kong, I had read messages here about Chungking Mansion and everything.
They are really there but then those who complained about being harassed or not feeling safe are really very fragile and little boys

>My reply
I don’t remember a post on /trv/ about being “harassed” in CK.(despite reading and participating in every HK post as specified in my following posts).
So tell us, are you legitimately retarded or just unable to read?
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make you sure you dress in traditional clothes to fit in with the locals
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Hey guys, is 8 days too mich for just hong kong? Should i split and go somewhere else as well?
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>>1567067

>is 8 days too mich for just hong kong?

Unless you're hanging out with someone there, I would that eight days is a bit much. You can feasibly see all the fun stuff in three or four days
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>>1560730
Try not to get scammed.
And try not to cum.

You won't last 5 minutes.
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>>1560730

If you're still looking for things to do, I enjoyed the Chi Lin Nunnery. It's a bit of a journey on the metro but it's really beautiful and a nice break from the city, which I found pretty intense. Try to get there a bit before sunset if you can, I think it closes pretty early
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guys, worth going from HK to Macau with a speed boat for a day?
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Where can I see best neon lights and get the old HK cyberpunkish atmosphere?
Also how expensive would be visiting Shenzhen for a day?
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>>1567266
>worth going from HK to Macau with a speed boat for a day?
Why do that when the new road bridge connecting them is open?
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>>1567277

>get the old HK cyberpunkish atmosphere

Just walk around Central for while

>visiting Shenzhen

Good luck, the border is mighty restrictive and turns people away for any reason they see fit.
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>>1567277
>Also how expensive would be visiting Shenzhen for a day
Free besides the local train to get there which is like under 10 dollars. They don't charge money to enter lol, but you need a Visa. Americans can get one for 10 years unlimited entry
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>>1567348
>>1567374
how much they charge for a Visa
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>>1567381
Depends on too much stuff dude. You're gonna have to find out yourself. Pretty cheap if you live by a consulate
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>>1567308
Because chinkshit-tier construction and I refuse to use that massive eyesore. There's absolutely no reason not to take the ferry.
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>>1567266
>>1567434
Yep it worth it!
The ferry is comfy and Macau Hhs a lot to do with only casino if you're in these kind of things
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>>1567441
Planning to go to HK+Macau for 7 nights this fall. I honestly didn't even know the bridge was open yet, but I still wouldn't take it if it was.
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>>1560730
Got back last week, goddamn Chinese chicks are ugly.
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>>1567632
But did you pick any up? Like is it super easy, like Thailand easy like people claim on here? Thanks in advance.
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>>1567632
I think Chinese girls are very qt.
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>>1567654
>>1567667

Not >>1567632, but many mainlanders have a similar make-up style which might put you off.
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>>1567516
>>1567308
boat is comfier, more scenic. You can walk around etc. road is for locals.
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What are some nice spots in HK?
Underground, not wellknown places...
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>>1560730
I've been there plenty of times. Some of the usually recomended places like The Peak and The big Buddha are pretty good. I have also enjoyed the hong kong coastal defence museum if you are into military stuff.

Disney land is over rated, ocean park is not much better. If you are looking for some peace and quiet I can recommend the Central Library, and a personal favourite of mine, a small park called Hang Hau Man Kuk Lane Park. It's nothing special really but I always enjoy going there for an hour or so.
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I'm from the UK visiting soon. Can you recommend what foods I should try? What's Hong Kong cuisine like?
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>>1567984
Mr Wong's
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>>1568017
Go get some dim sum for breakfast/brunch
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>>1567984
fuji building
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>>1568017
Southern Chinese food, like >>1568032 mentioned.

Pound for pound (price), I've had better for less (outside of restaurants similar to One Dim Sum/Tim Ho Wan), but Hong Kong gives you the chance of dim sum at all hours.

There's plenty of outdoor/street food, and a few food carts, but some items aren't exclusively 'Hong Kong'
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>>1567984
Second for Mr. Wongs
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>>1560730
just fucking walk around, theres so much going on. but dont walk too slow.
its a FAST place. dont fumble around with your payment, have it ready. dont expect to make small talk. dont even consider taking your sweet ass time on the MTR...
a stoic expression is the way to go. if you're a Westerner, prepare to get BTFO by Chinese courtesy and lack of smiling

seeing the Central skyline from the TST waterfront at night is really striking. HK at night in general is very cool
Sham Shui Po with all the street markets and a more working-class side of the city. if youre going to Mong Kok, might as well go a little further north.
if you're there on a Sunday, go to Central, especially around the HSBC Building and Statue Square.
tired of the city? a nice little place called Lamma
the nature/hiking in HK is highly underrated. theres plenty of options around town

buy some cheap dumb shit. HK is a place with waaay too many things for sale, a consumer/capitalist paradise. indulge.
have the street food stall waffles (or 'grid cakes') or egg puffs. take the milkteapill

>>1560954
I got the sense more people understood English than they spoke it - or at least desired to speak it. and its easier to find English speakers on the Island than in Kowloon/NT. it is a bit of a meme that you can get by in HK with just English, unless youre strictly staying in tourist areas.

so yeah, if youre going to HK, learn some basic Cantonese! that was my biggest regret/mistake

>>1563092
I stopped in Tsing Yi after my flight and before I could check in to my place. seemed chill, relatively suburban.

>>1565487
Yup, still there.

>>1567077
I went there on a Sunday, a bit too crowded (there was a denser security presence than anywhere else I went in HK...), but nice buildings and trees.
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Anyone done some hiking? Any engaging trails?
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>>1568616
>what I did:
Dragon's Back
Beacon Hill (eastward from Shek Lei Pui Reservoir in Kam Shan Country Park)
Cheung Chau - there's a bunch of trails, I'll vouch for the Mini Great Wall and the eastern side of the island
Lamma Family Walk, can take you across that whole island

>what is often recommended/cited
Lion Rock
Tai Mo Shan (highest peak in town)
the Twins (a difficult but rewarding one)
various trails in Sai Kung or Lantau
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>>1567374
>Americans can get one for 10 years unlimited entry
Not at the border though.

The border visa is relatively expensive, it's at least as much as a regular tourist visa and more for some passports.
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>>1567266
Since Macau is a gambling town you can often score decent hotel deals much like Las Vegas for a short stay, and if it is on the cotai strip they have free busses that go into the city proper so you can explore. There is a pretty big contrast between the glitz of the casinos and their shows with the colonial city.
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>>1567632
>Chinese chicks are ugly.
Depends on how wealthy they are. I live in Tokyo and have hooked up with sone seriously cute princess complex types.
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honestly, these trv threads as so much better than shit like lonely planet, i swear if anyone was motivated enough you could cobble together tourism guides from here and sell them to normies
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>>1569240
And became the new Lonely Planet cursed by real travelers??
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I spent 2 weeks there 2 years ago and going again in 2 weeks.
I found the Kowloon side of the harbour way more interesting culturally and photographically. The Island is basically like a western city complete with Starbucks, Pret a Manger, etc.

I'm going back in 2 weeks and plan to spend more time on the south side of the island for the beaches, etc.

Btw, Tai Po is really nice and I felt like I was the only white guy there. And Cha Tin has a nice aesthetic along the river.

The History Museum is one of the best museums I've been to and I've been to hundreds of museums.
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>>1571110

I can understand going to Kowloon, but what took you to New Territories (Tai Po)?

(My first experience with Tai Po was like stepping into a time machine to North American Chinatowns in the 1980's)
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>>1569240
Yeah, I love /trv/ too but I hate prude people judging you when you want to discuss sexpats or whoring in general.
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Going to HK for 2 weeks.
How are the people compared to mainland China? I cannot recall how many times I've been approached by scammers in China.
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>>1571136
I stayed in the new territories for a week as my GFs parents have a house there. It was so good for street photography.
I stayed near this random place called the wishing tree where people would go and make wishes... very odd.
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>>1571136
> I can understand going to Kowloon

I consider Kowloon a lot more Hong Kong than the island. The island is just full of smug Australians and British people. When I travel I want to experience new things, not have American chain stores everywhere.
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>>1571225
So which areas in Kowloon are authenthic?
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>>1571427
Authentic as in old fashioned?
Jordan has seating with outdoor restaurants.
Sham Shui Po has an outdoor vendor setup.


If you have a few hours, walk down Nathan Road and then go down Cheung Sha Wan (starting from Tsim Sha Tsui)...
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>>1571427
basically anywhere apart from TST

>>1571165
I didnt encounter any scams, but then again, I wasnt doing a whole lot of shopping or engaging with people
but theres a loooot of shit for sale, some of it obviously fake, so keep your eyes open for details

other than having a restaurant menu/flyer shoved in your way, no real approaches at all. not even in the touristy parts
probably a result of the whole big city, "im doing something important stop wasting my time" attitude of the locals
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>>1571165
Similar to >>1571522, you're not going to get scammed, but you're going to get approached in TST (generally SEAs) trying to sell you (copied/cloned) watches, and tailored (shirts/suits) items...
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Anyone known of any good outdoor swimming pools in HK? Can you get into hotel pools by paying or sneaking in?
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>>1571562
Is the cheap suit meme still a legit thing in Hong Kong? Is it still possible to get a decent tailored suit for a cheap price over there?
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Anyone know any good bars high up for the good views?
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>>1562521
Tea would be better.
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>>1571725
Plenty of South East Asians attempting to direct people into tailors...
...and there are plenty of tailors owned and operated by South East Asians.

If you're not into /fa/, and if you're visiting Hong Kong, that could be a recipe for disaster.

-Items made in a random factory in China
-One measurement
-You're staying in Hong Kong for a week
-If you get your items shipped to you, you won't be able to have them altered without a significant cost/return trip to Hong Kong


>>1571840
Haven't personally tried it, but Ozone is on the 118th floor (Unsure how many floors the building their in skips) and they're on Kowloon.

There are more bars on Hong Kong (south shore), but their views are probably worse.

>>1571697
Kennedy Town (Western) has a public outdoor pool.

Also, I think ICC (Ritz Carlton) has an outdoor pool as well.
Go to Ozone >>1571840, and then go to the pool.
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Anyone been to the space museum?
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>>1572476
Yes.
It was meh.

I went there on the same day as a field trip and during a 'discount day' (I think it was Thursday)

The only unique thing I saw was a 'Space Harness' you could wear.
(A harness on a hoist which 'simulates' lower gravity)
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>>1572676
Okay. I probably won’t bother then.
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any tips on what clothes I should bring for my trip in 3 days for 10 days in hong kong anons? ive heard jeans and long sleeves to shorts and t shirt. should I bring a fleece jacket or not? I don't know shit about hong kong weather and all the other guides online mention shit or are inconsistent.
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>>1573198
Spring is nice in HK. Expect 23/27 degrees C at this time of the year. Depending on where you live it can be significantly warmer than in your own country. Jeans and plain T-shirt/polo shirt/casual shirt will do. Bermuda’s/shorts are fine (many locals wear them) unless this is a fashion faux pas for you: no one will bat an eye except self conscious incels who belittle others to feel better.
Rather than a jacket I’d advise a light breathable rain jacket. When it rains it pours in HK and the streets become a maze of umbrellas, I like keeping both hands free. You may look un/fa/ (that’s a plus in my book) but it’s pretty comfy not having to deal with a damp umbrella.
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>>1573201
newfag, whats un/fa/ I've got a fleece thin type sweater, not a sweater though. like a light flece top. should I bring that. im gonna bring 3 pairs of jeans and 2 pairs of shorts. think that's enough? probably 2-3 long sleeve and 4 Tshirts. and a 1 sling backpack. anything I should bring, only been there one other time and I remember actual nothing, like a portable charger or something or anything along those lines?
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>>1573203
/fa/ is 4chan’s fashion board (as much as Americans can be trusted for fashion kek).
A fleece may be too warm for the season, do you wear it when it’s 25 in your home country?
5 trousers for 10 days is a bit overkill imo, I’d rather stack one top per day actually spent in the city and do more rotations of the bottoms. Between the heat, the pollution etc I don’t wear a T shirt or a shirt twice in HK.
You can always purchase a few cheap items of clothing there!
If you stay in a hotel they’ll most probably provide a wall adapter for you, the outlet standard is the same as the UK btw.
Anything else just shoot
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>>1573209
amerifag here. not really no. ok. so like 10 t shirts then? theres a Laundromat near our hotel but I can probably just bring like 7 T shirts and thatll be enough to get me to laundry day. any city advice things to keep an eye out for, avoid, traps to be aware of?
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>>1573211
Where are you staying?
10 days is a lot there are a lot of solid advices ITT.
HK is super safe, extremely tourist oriented, convenient and cheap-ish for a 1st world financial megalopolis. The only annoyance would be the paki/indian touts hawking for suits/copy watches/handbags. Not even a scam (I went upstairs to check on the goods once, but I prefer the Chinese vendors in MK).
Only avoid “hostesses” bars and venues advertising ladies. Prostitution (unless organized) is legal in HK so you don’t have to resort to the shady places that will most limkely over charge you.
Don’t miss on food, I personally enjoy the humble local cafeterias such as Fairwood. It’s like going to Denny’s: hearty cheap meals. But that’s the “real” HK where locals go, too. There are plenty of stalls and holes in the wall but don’t get obsessed with them they more or less ALL serve the same stuff.
Lots of weird Japanese/Korean/Taiwanese concepts there too so do not hesitate to try them.
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>>1573219
staying near Kowloon ( I think) going with a group I take WT with, mostly going to be touring around. prostitution isn't what im looking for. depressed incels like me can barely keep it up gaining a bit of weight hasn't helped. not fat but not fit. last time I went I tried duck head and pigeon so trying new food is something im deff down for. by paki/indian touts you mean those guys on the streets going "OOOOH ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX"? ive been considering buying a knockoff rolex to meme on my friends with. going to the markets all over is something we are certainly going to do. any haggling tips? money isn't too big an issue but I want to save what I can
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>>1573179
I'm not saying you shouldn't go there, but don't make an event out of it.

Take a look at their website for exhibit details or swing by if you're near the TST pier.

The museum is also a part of the Hong Kong Museum Pass and also has a discount (free?) day every week.
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>>1573230
>by paki/indian touts you mean those guys on the streets going "OOOOH ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX"?
It's COPY WATCH COPY WATCH COPY WATCH but yeah, those guys.
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Any interesting/must see gallery or museum?
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>>1573526
If you're planning to go to at least two government-managed museums, make sure you get the museum pass (lasts for 6 months and can be unofficially transferred)

Not an exhaustive list, but here are the museums I recall going to:
Maritime Museum (Central Pier) is good
Hong Kong Railway Museum (Tai Po - New Territories) is also good (but small)
Medical Sciences Museum was interesting (Sheung Wan/Central) They have a small area on SARS and an exhibit on vaccinations
Science Museum (Tsim Sha Tsui) was okay (hands on stuff generally intended for youth)
Space Museum (Tsim Sha Tsui) was meh.
Sun Yat-Sen Museum (Central) was good
Museum of History (Tsim Sha Tsui) was also good.
Correctional Services Museum (Stanley) was interesting.
Police Museum (Peak Hill Road) was good (but can be tricky to get to)
Museum of Coastal Defense (Chai Wan/Shau Kei Wan) was okay (they have a tour in Cantonese)
Heritage Museum was good.


I don't know what you're interested in, where you're staying/traveling, how many days you have, and if you have a decent grasp at Cantonese, but cluster your visits at least to Central/Sheung Wan and Tsim Sha Tsui - You'll be in the range of at least 6 museums (Kowloon Park has a history/learning center which I've never been to)
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>>1560730
Just got back from the racetrack. Why are all the hot local foreign girls there? In general do they hang around central etc? They all seem loaded and a tier above me as a result. It looked like a fucking corporate meet and greet or some shit.

Do I have any chance with that crowd? Seemed a fair bit of them were just teenagers or still in school. Where do they hang out/party and is it stupid expensive

Sadly visiting alone which makes making friends a little more difficult
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>>1573672
Lone traveler here as well, been to race track today, cool to experience although not my thing really, left after chugging my beer and seeing 2 races.
If you are looking for a place where people hang out in the evening, try Soho area, I passed it while going up the escalator to my hotel and there were tons of people drinking in the streets. Not my thing though, also drinks there are really expensive. Some locals I talked with at Mr Wong’s told me most of girls who hook up with tourists are “princesses”, in other words you have to spend a fortune on drinks and other shit for her, might as well go for an escort. I think you would have a better chance on Tinder if you’re into it.
Personally I am really enjoying exploration, like this cool Chinese cemetery I stumbled upon near Aberdeen
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>>1573230
Kowloon is basically the whole peninsula can you narrow it down?
Some escorts can provide with cialis/viagra or so I’ve heard if you are into risking a heart attack.
The best fake watches I saw were in a flat above ladies market but it was about 15 years ago. They would openly display fakes (not lookalikes or “hommages” like today) but keep the good quality stuff hidden. They even had some fake Rolexes with ETAs in a solid steel case that would easily fool 99% of the general population. Running smooth too, cost about 1k eur tho.
I never spent more than 250HKD on a copy watch, got some decent copies for that price. When they quote their initial price just laugh and tell them you’re not a tourist. By default aim for a third if not a quarter of their offered price. If they refuse just walk away. If they don’t run after you it’s a telltale that you went too low, try with another vendor 15m down the road.
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>>1573693
That's actually pretty funny. It seemed cool but being alone sucked. It was like showing up to a private house party uninvited. I talked to a few folks but nothing noteworthy. I chugged my beer and saw two races as well. Then dipped out.

Yea soho is what the hotties I overheard talking about. Just being in central and going out to bars etc. I knew just from the sound of it that it'd break the bank.

So far I've been to that fishing village and the big Buddha. Walked all over tsim sha tsui and went to the night market etc.

How long are you here for?
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>>1573736
>Some escorts can provide with cialis/viagra or so I’ve heard if you are into risking a heart attack.
Cialis is more dangerous, as it lasts whole day.
I did numerous times V+crystal m+poppers but don’t recommend it, had some chest pains after.V on its own is rather safe if taken in low doses, just do examination earlier.
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>>1573799
V and C behave differently in my experience, but everyone should try both and see how it affects them. Some get a headache from one, both, or neither. In my experience V is a short burst of power, ideal for hookers. C is more like a longer lasting power up, better if you still are going to fuck her in the morning and during the next day.
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>>1573818
>C is more like a longer lasting power up, better if you still are going to fuck her in the morning and during the next day.
Yup, but the side effects will last longer if it you have problems, so C in this regard is more dangerous.
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I went to Hong Kong twice. Both trips were Business trips so I only stayed for 2-3 days with not so much time. I stayed in the Grand Hyatt and four seasons. The hotels were pretty good and the prices were also alright, although my company paid. During my free time I did a city buss trip which was ok and some shopping near my hotels. Also did a boat tour on pic related at night. The boat I was on had a pretty modern interior with a good bar and music. Not to crowded and comfy seats. Would recommend it at night.
Can someone recommend some good clubs or so? Next time I want to go and have some more fun with girls there
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>>1573604
I enjoyed the Police Museum, I had little time in HK and was interested to see some background to the colonial era. Getting the bus up and down was great fun on those murderous windy roads and the views were great.
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If you are not an US citizen you can also visit Shenzhen for a day. You can get a 5day visa ONLY for Shenzhen for 25$. It a nice trip for a day.
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>>1573693
>>1573782
I’m actually curious about this as well. I haven’t been to HK, but I live in Tokyo, and I met this HK girl through Badoo a couple days ago. She gave me her number, saying she wants me to show her around Tokyo when she comes visit in July.

She’s hard to pin down though, partially cause of the language barrier, and partially cause of the culture I guess. I’ve never met a girl from HK before. She’s crazy pretty, and from her photos looks like she’s from a wealthy family. Plays the piano, etc... I’m trying to do some small talk to get to know her better, but she’s very on off. She sent me a video saying she was happy to be my friend and what not, and really praised my art saying she rarely gets to talk about those things with her friends, but she has s hard tike communicating through text properly.”, and the past couple days she’s gone cold. So after two unreplied messages, I’ve left it,l for a bit, just kinda leaving it up to her to reply for the next couple weeks or so, seeing as I won’t be meeting up with her until July, there’s no point in being pushy and whatnot.

But yeah, with a western girl, I’d go cold for a few weeks before casually pinging back in. But again, idk what HK girls are like at all. Idk if it’s just shyness, or life in HK is just super busy, or if it’s her playing at something like a western girl would, or if she’s found a more interesting dude, etc..

Anyone who knows HK girls better got any insight?

All I know about them is that there more girls than boys in HK, and that many of them tend to be “princesses” like people said.
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>>1573899
Is she from mainland china or why does she have problems with english? Hong Kong people especially wealthy ones speak pretty good english.
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>>1573910
Iunno, my talk time with her is limited. She just doesn’t seem to grasp stuff like subtlety or humor in English. She can write it eloquently, with a few mistakes. Based on her video, her spoken English is severely lacking though, she seems to struggle a lot with pronunciation.
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>>1573850
The views up Peak Road look great, but walking up the narrow paths seems scary (especially since many of the areas don't have sidewalks)

I think there's an Octopus rebate as well for the Police Museum (Magazine Gap?) stop...
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>>1573915
Echoing >>1573910, determining if she's from the mainland or not is a great place to start from.

What's her surname? Lee? Li? Chan? Chen? Wong? Huang?
Did she prefer a type of cuisine?

If you care to try, feign ignorance and say that you might have to travel to China as pretense to ask for suggestions...
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>>1573915
If you have any recording of her, post some audio to soundcloud or whatever the one that 4chan embeds is.
I and other anons can probably pick her origin by her accent in English.

You can also ask her to teach you some Cantonese. Cantonese speaking mainlanders are closer to Honkies than you'd expect, there's an idea in the culture that they're the original civilised Chinese and the rest of the empire learnt tea ceremonies from them, it's probably not true but they do admire the idea of old fashioned (pre-revolution) Chinese culture from yum cha on a Sunday morning to tea ceremonies, chess in the park and other scholarly past times.

With civilisation, it's 90% attitude so if somebody holds themselves to a higher standard, they're not going to go around spitting on the subway and littering in the streets.

I'd sort of prefer a Guangzhou girl to a Honkie for a few reasons anyway, Honkies are hyper-materialistic which could be a problem down the road and Guangzhou natives will speak fluent Mandarin and as much as I hate to admit it, Hong Kong is the past and the mainland is the future, Mandarin is a more important language.
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>>1573672
>Why are all the hot local foreign girls there? In general do they hang around central etc? They all seem loaded and a tier above me as a result
It's kind of a happening place I guess, also a chunk of those hot foreign girls are escorts or trophy wives. Think about the kinds of Chinese who gamble at the racetrack, if they have much money then they either have an Eastern European trophy wife, a girlfriend, a mistress or they're dating a Hong Kong Chinese university student half their age who fills the same role. Lots of Eastern European girls who fit the role though, tall, blonde, slim, willing to fuck their way into a comfortable lifestyle. And they're exchanging shitholes for places like Hong Kong in droves.

Central to Causeway Bay is kind of the place for the high life in Hong Kong, there are other (more exclusive) places but only if you're an insider and have serious money, for the middle-class, it's central. Even local foreigners enjoy LKF and Wan Chai though and it's definitely where the corporate crowd like to party after work.
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>>1573693
>Some locals I talked with at Mr Wong’s told me most of girls who hook up with tourists are “princesses”, in other words you have to spend a fortune on drinks and other shit for her, might as well go for an escort
I "picked up" an unbelievable hot Flip girl in LKF once and was getting along fine, a few drinks later and she started asking what kind of "gift" I'd give her, turns out she was a freelancer escort anyway and wanted $5000 for the night. I was pretty pissed off. No I didn't pay her.
Sometimes they're escorts even if you're trying to pick up a princess.
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>>1573854
>If you are not an US citizen you can also visit Shenzhen for a day
USA citizens can do it too, it's just a lot more expensive for the same visa. At least when I did it, which was December 2014
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>>1573899
>Idk if it’s just shyness,
>or life in HK is just super busy
>or if it’s her playing at something like a western girl would
>or if she’s found a more interesting dude
HK girls are going to "play at things" way MORE than a western girl would, especially the princesses.
All of your guesses could be true, at a guess, she doesn't want you to think she's available to fuck when she goes there so doesn't want to build up your relationship into anything romantic or sexual, or make it constant enough that you think you can "make the next move". So she's keeping it cool because:
a) it's not that big a deal to her
b) to stop you making moves on her

Basically she doesn't sound that interested. There's a small possibility that she just wants to keep it at this level till she meets you and can decide in person how far she wants to take it with you.
Not all HK girls are sluts, most aren't maybe, not even all the princesses are, just a smaller bunch of wealth-obsessed girls who either want to get rich, get rich-people things without spending their own money, or are rich and can do whatever they want with no consequences while waiting for a millionaire executive from daddy's company to come along and find out how good their blowjobs are.
Most HK girls are going to want a steady boyfriend who buys them flowers and has a good job which will afford a nice apartment. The princesses want someone who takes them to fancy restaurants and night clubs, orders bottle service and takes them on holidays in Paris and Aspen while earning millions in his finance job. Unless she has all that already in which case, she'll settle for any handsome, six-pack, taller-than-her, possibly foreign, KPOP-looking pretty boy who worships her completely and indulger her no matter how childishly she acts.
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>>1573782
2 weeks, at my 5th day now
Spent first few days walking all over Kowloon urban areas and exploring nontouristy places, quite interesting experience
For now focusing on hiking while the weather is still good. Today I will do 3 next sections of the Hong Kong trail, hopefully finish it tomorrow.
Did you come here for girls only? Not a good idea unless you are good at actually picking girls up, you should have messaged some local beforehand
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>>1573604
Thanks for the info.
What about some history or art museum?
I love chinese culture. Being HK a british colony, is It possible to find any chinese historical museum or something related?
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>>1574004
>Flip
>Lan Kwai Fong
>Hong Kong

The odds were against you.
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>>1574164
Sorry.
I'm not into art.

British Colony? Chinese Historical Museum?
Unsure what you're looking for.

However, the Hong Kong Museum of History has a small exhibit on The Handover. (From what it seems, The Handover was botched)

Museum of Coastal Defense also has some pieces which were related to colony times as well.

Prison Museum has a small area about corporal punishment, exhaustion (crank), and the death penalty (by hanging), which might be considered colonial.
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>>1574176
Looking for the opposite of colonist HK stuff.
More into old chinese culture
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>>1574001
Fuck I made an entire post and lost it.

Sum it up.
>hiked dragons back
>amazing hot thick ass frenchie
>take metro and she gets off at the stop after causeway bay.
My post was more talking about teens 18-21 that are like French and shit that look like they live here or go to school or are just visiting but are in central. It's just so disappointing that central and all that is a corporate crowd. I'm American but not white, average height but not 6 foot, and don't have outrageous amounts of money to toss around. Sux. It's like going to bars around Wall Street, no matter what you're always a chump. Where the fuck do the hipsters hang out here.
>>1574068
Me 3 weeks, day 4
Day 1&2
>walk around tsim sha tsui and Jordan until I know them really well
Day 3
>fishing village
>Buddha
>racetrack
Day 4
>dragons back
>some filler
>ferry to central
>reconnaissance work in central

Didn't come here for girls but I'm a man and like fcuking and when I see hot sweaty chicks I want to fcuk them. Also not into asians much so that whole crowd really turned me on at the racetrack
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I really enjoyed kowloon walled city garden. The walled city is fucking fascinating. There's an old dude there called uncle man and he knows lots about the walled city. Look out for him.
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>>1574195
Also just want to throw it out there, I've been figuring out what I do and don't like in terms of food, it's fucking amazing once you know what you enjoy
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>>1574215
I'm fucking coeliac and so Asia is generally a minefield for me. I have to try to find somewhere which will leave out onions sauce and any other flour.
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>>1574013
My initial instinct was this, but I sent her a message in Cantonese saying “what’s up” and she replied saying she was sorry for not getting back to me.

Given her initial warmth and interest in just seeking me out, I’m guessing she’s just busy. Especially since she only seems to pop into whatsapp like once a day for a few mins.

So I’m just gonna let her be, doesn’t seem like she’s lost interest or gotten shy, and she’s self aware enough to know she’s been blowing me off. Give her some space, me meeting up with her is still on the cards it seems, so really, playing it cool, and using time in my favor works to my advantage.

I’ll just flirt with some cute Japanese girls in the meantime.

Cheers
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>>1574241
Yea that sounds like a nightmare. If I was ever fucked up like that I'd just stay in my own country and try to abide by the strict diet.

But really I'd just find some meal replacement I could drink and cut out eating all together.
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It's about to start raining. Am I still supposed to go out and do shit. It's going to be even more humid than it normally is. Maybe I'll go to the mall or some shit
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>>1574246
Lots of cuisines are good like Mexican, Indian, thai, eastern European. I just have to live on rice, meat, corn, potatoes. Only Asia is a problem desu.
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Should I download a tinder or other dating app for Hong Kong? Never had one because I hated the idea of singles in my area seeing me on that shit but being abroad makes it seem more doable, plus how else is a guy supposed to get some gash
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>>1574273
Badoo guy here. This is what the girl I’m talking to looks like.

Seems I was only able to talk to her cause I had free premium for the first couple days. It lets you message girls for free, and puts you at the front of the line. Also puts girls who just signed up at the front of your cue. That was the case with this one, she’d just signed up.

That said, she’s the only decent pull I got from that app.

I’ve never had luck with Tinder, at least not after it got popular. So far, I’ve got like one match on there, and that’s it. Problem with dating apps, is that they’re geared toward making you pay now, and they’re over saturated with thirsty dudes mass messaging girls with copy-paste messages, so it’s not even a question of looks, or game, or even a good profile, it’s literal luck that she even SEES your match/message among the 1000s she gets daily.

You wanna meet girls, irl is your best option I think, moreso now than before as men are filtering thenselves by going the online route, especially if you’re a tall white dude in Asia. Online is good for when you’ve got no cash, or live far from a metropolis, but only as a supplement, thus far it feels more like a fruitless time sink, barring this one cutie from HK.
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>>1574282
Ignore my post if you talked only about Hong Kong rather than overall in the world!
>irl is your best option I think
You will never get a relationship in real life now. You may exchange a few words, maybe tell her how to find you on social media and maybe she'll tell you the same, but she won't accept you. If you meet later, she'll act like it's the first time you meet. The exceptation is that real life is contact-free now.
>especially if you’re a tall white dude in Asia
You'll come across as threatening if you just randomly approach girls, they may get their relatives or even strangers to beat you.
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>>1574295
Ehh?

As I’ve stated in my previous posts. I’ve never been to HK, it’s on my list though. I live in Tokyo. Prior to, I lived in Madrid. Approaching girls irl is preferable to online contact in both these places, doubly so in Japan where dating apps are unpopular.
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>>1574300
Now I wish doubly I could afford to move to Japan...
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>>1574295
I really hope this is bait
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1. Take the Airport Express
2. Get an Octopus Card
3. Stay at a central hotel
4. Take the MTR in Hong Kong
5. Carry an umbrella at all times if you can
6. Hong Kong taxis are cheap

Although Hong Kong is expensive there are a few cheap places to eat in Hong Kong such as Dim Sum Square on Hong Kong Island & Tim Ho Wan which have a few locations in Hong Kong.

If you want to get to Victoria Peak, rather than using the tram, get a taxi.

The best place to get a picture of the Hong Kong skyline is from Victoria Harbour.
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>>1574282
Yea I know it's really not the most ideal way to meet chicks but I'm hoping single girls traveling by themselves will use it to as a way to try and link up with tourist guys. Idk seems worth a shot.

I really am kicking myself for not using tinder back in the golden age of unlimited swipes and messaging when I was in college.
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>>1574325
I used to get messages from hot girls for hookups back before Tinder on OKC, now I get jackshit, even the fatties ignore me, and these apps are full of traps, it’s a fucking travesty.
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>>1574325
id even have a better shot with people who live here but are foreign. Like they'd see someone who wasn't Asian and be like cool I'll swipe for that.

It's a long shot but seems legit
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>>1574328
Oooo desu from very very inside info okc is still the place to go if you just want to fuck. This is coming from a guy who fucked a girl who was asked to be an admin on that site Bc of how much she used it
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>>1574329
I can’t speak for HK, but here in Japan you won’t have much luck with girls on Tinder if you don’t speak the language.

They basically go ahh white guy かこい、then they see your shit is in English and panic going all 英語はこわいだ (English is scary!!) and swipe left. Hardest thing about cracking Japanese girls is getting over their shyness which makes the language barrier twice as bad as it’s 恥ずかしい!!
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>>1574330
I have a lot of likes on OKC, but I can’t be fucked to pay for A-list.
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>>1574337
Yea. I'm not aiming for local chinks. I'm aiming for transplants that don't want chink microdick
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>>1560730
>>1560730
I have 3 days in HK, is it worth trying to go to Shenzhen, or will 3 days be good for just HK.
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>>1574339
I mean, give it a shot I guess. Girls are like 80 men for every 100 girls in HK, not counting Filip and Thai nannies snd the like. In other words, it’s a buyer’s market for poon in HK.
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>>1574325
>>1574328
>>1574329
>>1574330
>tfw you want to find a (possibly immigrant) girl to marry in your hometown, not some slut from the other end of the continent who fucks every guy that looks at her
>tfw you know exactly who you want but you've only seen her once or twice and exchanged one greeting, which you fucked up by not looking at her in the eyes as you were too nervous due to the feeling of love at first sight
>tfw she's one of the most beautiful women in the world but you've already forgotten the details of her face and it's down to luck whether you'll ever see her again
>tfw you don't want anyone else unless it was another equally attractive (possibly immigrant) girl
>tfw you can't afford to travel and come to /trv/ to understand just how colossal yet insignificant your suffering is
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>>1574346
What?

I literally can’t relate to any of this.
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>>1574349
Exactly, that's the point... I suffer and seek happiness through different means from what you guys do, so when I come here my suffering is only deepened as I understand that nobody wants the same thing anymore.
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The state of this thread.
Desperate neck-beards trying to bed Asian girls
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to quote a hong kong man i met:

"hong kong beer...very expensive!
hong kong hookah....very cheap!"
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>>1574409
To quote another one:
“A man who never eats pork buns is never a whole man”
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>>1574498
I'm just going to say it. I hate pork buns. The meat or sauce or something about it tastes so goddam artificial and nasty, it legit makes me sick. I've tried the supposed best and just regular commoner ones. No thank you
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>>1574545
BBQ Pork Buns can 'fluctuate'
Pork Buns should be consistent.
Big/Jumbo Buns are where it's at.
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>>1574627
Hmm so far I've only eaten BBQ pork buns.

Also anyone ever ship stuff from HK to outside the country, say US. I'm considering it since I want to get some souvenirs for family but don't necessarily want to travel with all that shit
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>>1574319
>If you want to get to Victoria Peak, rather than using the tram, get a taxi.
Elaborate on this. Is it cheaper, calmer, has better views, faster?
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>>1574545
My post was a nod to other people who played “sleeping dogs”, a really nice GTA-Like videogame that happens in HK. Although they took liberties with the map for gameplay purposes, the whole game really feels like HK.
On the topic of Char Siu Bao they are among my favorite dim sums. It’s kinda like pizza to me, even when it’s not great it’s still pretty good. Had you disliked one from one vendor I’d tell you to try others, but since you did I guess they are just not for you. They make the baked ones instead of steamed but the sauce is the same.
>>1574710
Not him but I wanted to take the tram last Xmas while visiting the city with my family. It has become a nightmare, with never ending queues, ridiculous. 10x worse than when I took it last, about 6 years ago. Fucking expensive too. So we took a cab, cost about 80HKD from the island side, so much quieter, cheaper and faster when you factor in the wait time.
I took the bus once, waiting on the bus for 25mn in diesel fumes, finally taking off to have the driver hit a descending bus, having to wait in the drizzle for another to come and pick us up, missing sunset and catching a cold in the process... no thank you.
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>>1574766
I got the reference anon, not a complete waste.
Though I don't really care for pork buns either, crystal prawn dumplings is where it's at.
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>>1574710
Walking isn't too bad, and depending on your start point, there are also shortcuts.

Walking up through the park can get you non-Victoria Harbour views (south Hong Kong Island?) and will take you through 'rest stations' (parks for children and the elderly)

Access through roads isn't too bad, but walkways are narrow (nothing dangerous), steep, and are limited (there's only one walkway for both sides of the street). You'll also encounter schools and residential towers.
You can also take the bus as well.
There are buses that start from Central and Admiralty for $12-$15 each way.

>>1574766 is correct though - From The Peak bus terminus, there are often large snaking lines where buses load (and they'll load with the engine on, so you'll get those diesel fumes)

If there's no lines, you'll be fine, or, take the other bus. (Central bus is more popular than the Admiralty bus)

There are also pretty cool views on the bus ride down. Unfortunately, the chances of you getting a decent picture on a moving bus will be slim, but sit on the top floor of the bus on the left side. If you like the view going up, and you want to absorb things on your return trip, take a taxi.

There are some plaques which show an optical illusion based on perspective which will be more effective on the way up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_vaSsF9hx0
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dont get hit by traffic faggot
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>>1574817
You can always tell locals from mainlanders because locals wait for the green man without fail, even if they can't actually see any traffic on the road. Mainlanders just walk right across, half the time not even really checking for traffic.

Then you see a westerner who isn't local look carefully, put their foot out and then dive back when some rich honky comes squealing around a blind corner doing exactly 10% over the speed limit in a super car and races through the intersection because they've got a green light and fuck anyone that crosses against the lights.
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>>1574831
That’s so accurate kek.
Don’t forget taxis who will start honking 300m before if they see you jaywalking.
But it’s too much autism for me when you see all of Nathan Rd is empty both ways and yet wait for the little green man.
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>>1574831
I'm somewhere in the middle. If it's something like Nathan's road and I know exactly from where traffic is coming then I'll cross on red. If it's a more complicated intersection I'm waiting for that green.

So where does the young hip crowd go out on a Friday night? LKF is all corporate bullshit mixers right?
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As for someone who's going to HK for two weeks in June as a solo traveler for the first time (very extroverted so I love people around me) I'm really enjoying reading these posts. It's hard finding a quality thread on this board nowadays.
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>>1574890
Yeah HK is one of those cities that often turn into ok threads because some anons on here are actually knowledgeable about it, it has a real /trv/ potential and it doesn’t attract /pol/tards the way Paris/London do, weebs the way Japan does, and inadequate NEET the way Thailand does. We only have the occasional
>huuurrr gutter oil
>duuuurrr Chungking Mansions
So they often are comfy threads
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Continued with Hong Kong trail today despite the rain, sections 6 and 7, it was a quite pleasant walk despite periodical heavy rains. Love the lush green flora contrasting with gray sky and concrete structures. In the hindsight I should have taken a light raincoat, since my shitty cheap umbrella was barely usable during wind.
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>>1574896
Hey I'm staying at chungking mansions asshole!
>>1574898
Nice, I made the poor decision to go to the "wetlands" at Nam Sang Wai. Turned out to just be a dumping ground for waste. I at least got to reflect on myself during that 3 hour walk next to a filthy river on a road filled with stray dogs. I redeemed the day by checking on some mall up there and then heading to a street market with a bunch of crazy electronics/video Game Centre
What's your plan for the night? Think I might hit up LKF and see what it's all about.
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>>1574890
>June
Hope you don’t mind hot temperatures coupled with very high humidity and constant downpours
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>>1574904
Probably will just eat some good food and chill a little, I’ve been averaging 25 kilometers of walking per day for last 5 days, I need a bit of rest to regenerate now
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>>1574904
Also, how much do you pay for a night in the Mansion? Stayed in a decent hotel in Mong Kok for $100 per night for few days, now I am paying $150 per night for this hotel up the hills near Central, will be moving somewhere else in 2 days and it would be good to find something cheaper
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My pro tip, i lived in hk for while, go to Lockhart road on a Sunday morning and visit any bar. It will be filled with Filipino chicks who are getting pissed on their one off day and they will most likely suck you're dick if you buy them a drink. Be aware though her friends will want to come with you.
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>>1574913
(This is only for white guys however) soz senpai
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>>1574890
I solo traveled it. Feel like I wish I had someone around at times to share a moment with but at the same time the solitude is nice. I'm decently extroverted but striking up conversation out here is not crazy simple, maybe I'm just a closet intro.
>>1574906
Dang that's nice, I've been averaging out 10/11 miles per day or 16/17km. I'm taking it pretty chill, I live in a major city and I walk that much daily already. I'm enjoying just easing my way through HK and seeing things leisurely.
>>1574910
>decent hotel
Do you mean like an actual hotel?? You pay 100hkd to stay at a hotel, I'm interested. I'm paying 200hkd at the mansions. I've got a bathroom with shower and ac. The space is the size of a closet but I really don't mind it. I'll see the occasional bug that I'll have to squash by so far so good. I like the area since it's pretty central and close to good food. Curious to know the names of the places you stayed at, they sound cheap for legit hotels
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>>1574917
>You pay 100hkd to stay at a hotel,
He probably meant US dollars, not HKD.
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>>1574917
By $ I meant USD, stayed in Dorset Mong Kok before and now in Garden View HK
>insects in room
Nah I don’t want to deal with that shit
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>>1574918
>>1574919
Ah ok that makes sense. I'd hurt too much if I paid that much a night for 3 weeks. Idc about bugs since I'm not in the room too often, I just make sure to scan it every time I come home and squish the one or two I find. Convenient enough they stay out of sight if the lights are on. I get it's not everyone's cup of tea though. I might splurge depending on how happy I am with my spending towards the end of the trip. Get a nice hotel in a different part of town. As of now I'm in chungking until Tuesday and then probably heading up to Shenzhen.
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>>1574923
Was browsing hotels now, gonna move to one in Kowloon for $70/night, after few days on the island I came to conclusion that I prefer Kowloon more.
How long do you plan to stay in Shenzhen? Planning to visit anything in particular? Do you speak any Chinese? I’m guessing it could be hard to get around there compared to Hong Kong
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>>1574844
>Don’t forget taxis who will start honking 300m before if they see you jaywalking.
Oh yeah, and they come screaming around corners at full speed too. Fuck HK taxis in general actually.

I see it all the time in Central, I hit it up every few months for business and there are these tiny allies off Des Voux Rd that you could long-jump across but locals never cross against the lights because they know that taxis will zoom down it without warning. Then I see mainlanders wonder what the fuss is and walk on through.

On the mainland, a taxi that hits a pedestrian is fucked, the pedestrian will demand exorbitant damages to not press charges with the police. In HK, it's actually less litigious.

I also cross when it looks absolutely clear but I do cross my fingers when doing it.

>>1574868
>So where does the young hip crowd go out on a Friday night?
>LKF is all corporate bullshit mixers right?
Nah, LKF is more backpackers on the street and whoever in the clubs. A lot of the clubs are expensive bottle-service sort of places so fuck that but if you make contact with the right promoters then you can do pretty well. Also, none of the clubs are cheap but some just ok and anyway you get liquored up on the street and then go in.

Wan Chai is the actual cool kid hang out, provided you don't mean super rich, cool kid, I wouldn't know about those but probably the high-rise clubs in LKF or the various sky bars. Wan Chai is also the more corporate hangout too, there are sophisticated but still affordable bars and when the suits get tanked, they can wander over to the strip clubs to pick up a whore.
Regardless though, there are some classy places in Wan Chai, as well as backpacker meat markets and seedy freelancer dives.
Sometimes all of these are the same place.

>>1574896
I'm pretty sure we never get the gutter oil PSA brigade in here. Those lurk the China generals.
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>>1574904
>What's your plan for the night? Think I might hit up LKF and see what it's all about
Good call, Friday/Saturday are the nights for LKF.
Make sure you check out the side streets at the lower end. There's a very cool pub-style venue down there and generall cool stuff. The stairs at the back have a few clubs in them which are ok and hanging out in the ampitheatre isn't terrible either, especially with some friends.
If superhot non-local girls approach you, find a way to find out if they're freelancers. Save a lot of time and a few bucks on drinks.

>>1574913
>Be aware though her friends will want to come with you
That doesn't sound so bad provided you can be sure they're not going to go through your luggage while you're distracted. Unless it's one hot chick with some fatties and they all want to play.

>>1574923
>I might splurge
If you were looking to pick up, I'd definitely get something nicer than a CK shoebox.

>>1574931
>Do you speak any Chinese? I’m guessing it could be hard to get around there compared to Hong Kong
Not that anon but the Shenzhen metro has English directions and maps, like all Chinese metros. The ticket machines can switch to English too. It's easy. The bus system is a little more challenging.
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>>1574932
>if you make contact with the right promoters
FYI: not all club promoters but a bunch of them are expats working in hostels. They round up a big group of backpackers and take them out to a club (free admission, some snacks and a few drinks) to fill the place up and get the party started. If you know these guys then they can get you in to a club if you hook up with their group. They'll have various hook-ups with a bunch of clubs too including swapping passes with other promoters and stuff like that. A lot of them party together on their off nights so if you know one, you meet a bunch and can really be a bit of a player with admission and hookups all over the HK club scene.
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>>1574931
Kowloon is dope I love the atmosphere. Haven't spent much time on the island though. I'm staying in Shenzhen from Tuesday till Thursday then heading up to Guangzhou. I plan on checking out the contemporary art museum over there and a few other cultural hotspots. Only plan on doing stuff for a day and half since I don't see that much going on over there. Think I might stay in a capsule hotel! I don't speak a lick of Chinese, I'm a bold ass American who will look you stone cold in the face and point at what I want and grunt. I've got my smart phone I don't imagine it'll be too difficult.
>>1574932
We'll i guess I'll just be a shmuck on the street getting fucked up. I can't dig the club scene and also don't want to break the bank. I'll chug a beer in the mansion and head over then chug some more beers at whatever bar I deem right. But looking at wan chai it seems more my style. Cocktail bars and shit. I can get loose and start chatting up some fucks. Thanks for the advice. Need to go out and grab some grub soon. Maybe some noodles
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>>1574942
Did you try Mr Wong’s? The food is not bad there (ordered beef with rice, portion was big enough to fill me up for whole day), also you have unlimited amount of piss beer. Met some random dudes, Polish, Italian and Belgian has immigrants, had some fun time. All for 70 HKD, although the nominal price seems to be 80 HKD, I got a discount for some reason.
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>>1574949
Mr wongs? You might have to be a little more specific hah. Sounds like a very promising place though.

Also forgot to ask but when do things start getting spicy in LKF? Is it like in other cities where you start late like 10:30
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>>1574952
Pic related is Mr. Wong’s restaurant, multiple people recommended it in this thread before, went there and certainly wasn’t disappointed
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>>1574955
Ah ok so I wasn't mistaken it is ching chong lel. Looks good but far from my destined location of lkf. I think I'm going to take the star ferry to central and go to Kau lee. Food looks insane there. Going to buy a can of beer at 7/11 then shit and shower and dress up as normie chic as possible for a night out.

You're invited ifnyou like
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>>1574957
I’ll be going out to eat in like an hour or so, then we could meet up for some cheeky beer in LKF later on
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>>1574942
>I'll chug a beer in the mansion and head over then chug some more beers at whatever bar I deem right
There are three 7/11s in LKF, that's where you buy your beer. They have the same prices as any other 7/11.
Then just chat with all the other people around, they're not all foreigners but you're probably not that choosy.
LKF is full of cocktail bars too, just a bit pricey. Some are ok if you wander around and look.
There's also plenty of food in LKF too.

>>1574952
>Also forgot to ask but when do things start getting spicy in LKF? Is it like in other cities where you start late like 10:30
Yeah, that's about right. If you're looking to eat, you could go earlier and eat and hang out until it picks up enough for you.


>>1574957
>>1574961
>, then we could meet up for some cheeky beer in LKF later on
One of you two needs to post a phone number. If you have a throwaway HK sim then you won't risk anything by us seeing your number.
Otherwise, post a throwawy email or your whatsapp or kik or something.
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Well if anyone is up for a beer or some shit, here is my WhatsApp number
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>>1574961
Whatever you want sir. I won't be heading out for 40 minutes or so and won't be at my food till an hour. I love planning a night out.
>>1574963
Too late I've already gotten my beer and drank some while waiting for my elevator. I'll grub up and probably head to a bar early to watch where everyone settles. I'll just maintain a decent buzz. I'll be ready to party for the night.

Fun fact day 1 I hung out in the night market by Jordan, went to the VIP bar made friends with some locals and the bartender. Got taught how to play bull shit, went back out to have drinks in a public setting. End of the story is I blacked out and couldn't have been happier. Woke up the next morning in my cot with all my shit on me including my passport in my back pocket.
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I'm from UK and going to HK next week. Am I generally okay to pay with my card for everything?
I have a pre-paid credit card that's got free international transactions. Are there any scenarios where I'd specifically need cash?
I already have an Octopus card.
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>>1574982
There is a decent amount of cash only facilities, like small bars and street food places on the Kowloon side, also you can only pay with cash on microbus rides.
>pre-paid credit card
Do you mean debit card? If yes, keep in mind you will have to deposit some cash (like I had to deposit $100), this doesn’t apply to you if you have a credit card
Anyways, I advise to carry at least 100 HKD on you just in case
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>>1574243
Yeah, that HK girl is totally on it. Just a shit time with work and family and stuff. Was in a sour mood all week.

Fun fact, NEVER had a girl giving me a sincere apology for blowing me off, saying it was “rude” of them. I could never picture an American EVER saying anything like that for leaving you hanging on a message. It’s certainly an Asian thing. Japanese people are the same.

Anyway, she’s originally from Guangdong, but moved to HK at a young age. She speaks 4 languages, but is only fluent in two. Her dad owns an investment firm, and wants her to take over. So she’s wealthy, but lonely and has no life. Lotta pressure from her parents to live under their shadow.

From what I got, the gist of our talk, or the subtext rather, she’s longing for a wild rebellious guy to break her away from her boring life. She didn’t say that in those words, but it essentially summarizes our talk. The implication. And she’s interested in me, pretty much cause of that, I’m that guy. Been all over the world, do what I want, etc... Apparently I’m a good listener too.

She’s defo a looker, and she says she’s looking forward to meeting in person. Anyway blog post over, but I guess that’s the closing update. For all the guys who might want a princess type, some of them just want a hot guy who’ll show them how to live. So just keep that in mind I guess.
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>>1574986
Based
Please bang her in honor of all of us
Keep in mind to break this long distance relationship as soon as you get bored messaging with her, it leads to nowhere
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>>1575011
We’ll see. She IS really wealthy and an only child... and really attractive to boot.
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Well I'm out here in lkf. It's a bit more overwhelming than I expected. Going to try and keep chugging along until I'm friendly enough to budge my way into random people's conversation.

Wish me luck or not Bc maybe I'm annoying
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I highly recommend the history museum. I found it fantastic especially the Bristol rule part as I'm British and love seeing how we fucked most of the world.
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>>1575047
Its only history of the British colony?
Or there are some old chinese stuff
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>>1575020
Welp fuck goin out on hk island. Just got home to chungking mansions now at 5am. Tried heading home back around 2 but the nearest metro was far as fuxk and ferry stopped running. Had to wait to take the bus but ended up waiting 45 minutes for it. When it came I hopped on and ended up passing out. Woke up at the fucking airport and had to hop in a taxi to get home, another 40 minute drive.

I tried just taking a taxi from hk island to my place but literally every single taxi driver just gave a face and waved off. This wasn't just to me but everybody asking for a ride. That shit fucked me up
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>>1575128
I think the metro closes at 1am. Last time I went to LKF I stayed too long but luckily I ran into a Frenchman around Wan Chai that needed to get back to Kowloon so we split a taxi back to Jordan and it worked out okay.
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>>1575011
>lonely rich Honkie girl wants your d
>not marrying her for the inheritance
Would be a fucking stupid move m8. Anon’s hit the jackpot.
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>>1575128
Nice, did you chat up with any qts?
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>>1575128
Because only cross harbour taxi would take you to the other side late at night.
You had quite a ride in the end lol
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>>1575139
Seriously despise the metro closing st night. I never understand it.
>>1575313
I mean I danced with some. Not going to lie I creeped and followed a pack of hotties to a club. Only did it Bc I would've never found the place myself.
>>1575327
Gay. I guess I'll keep a look out for that though. Even Uber's were fucking me over. I'm still going to go out these next few weeks because it was a good time in the end but I'm deff going to be hesitant about it. I paid a fair amount at he club etc but nothing that I wasn't expecting. The cab ride killed my wallet though
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>>1575337
Feeling persecuted much?
It doesn’t make sense to keep operating a huge mass transit system for 5 hours for 0.0001% of traffic. Imagine the power and man hour consumption. Also the crowd would be the kind that shits up the place most. If they did open 24/7 they’d charge your regular ride 4x the current price and you’d complain still.
I have lived 4 years in HK and have always been able to reach my home in TST à whatever time of the night, no offense but the problem lies with you in this case. You falling asleep in a bus is no one’s fault.
And yeah HK is expensive but a cab ride from HKG to TST at that time shouldn’t have cost more than HKD150. If that killed your wallet I’m not sure you’ll last several more days of partying.
Don’t want to sound rude but you blaming your shortcomings onto they city makes me want to give you a reality check.
Hope you still enjoy the city tho, have fun.
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>>1574399
Was just thinking the same thing.
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>>1574399
>>1575472
Asian women are more feminine than Western women. I don’t see how wanting one makes you a “desperate neckbeard” exactly.
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>>1575422
I'm from NYC so I'm very much spoiled when it comes to public transportation. Also I'm not just singling out HK, having lived in Washington DC. For several years and visited other cities like SF and Paris the question of the night after going out was always "how are we getting home tonight?". It's just a massive inconvenience so much so that I wouldn't care if they charged me 4x the regular rate. I agree falling asleep on the bus was my fault but that was only after waiting close to an hour for it. Even if I hadn't fallen asleep it would have taken me over an hour to get home whereas if the metro was just working it would have been a chill 30 mins. I'll be fine partying in HK I don't like spending a dumb amount of money at clubs for a drink but wasting 150 on a cab ride I shouldn't have been taking is what kills my wallet. I love the city, I'm just going to have to plan out what I'm doing more carefully when I go out. Probably go out in wan chai just to be closer to getting home
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>>1575605
I don't mind* spending a dumb amount
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>>1565398
Babbies 1st stay at Chunking Mansion?
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I have a retarded question.

What is the fastest way I can pick up Cantonese?
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Not singling any posters out, but noting to all who may visit Hong Kong:

Make sure you have a valid plan if you have to travel at night.

At night, you'll lose out on a lot of bus routes, trams, access to the MTR, and access to ferries.

You'll have access to night buses, but they might not serve your areas, will be a bit more pricey.

You'll also have access to minibuses, but there's a good chance you may have to call out your stop, you may need to have command of Chinese (not all minibuses will have their terminus/loop in English).


Familiarize yourself with an approximation of Hong Kong neighbourhoods, and study up on the HKeMobility (which integrates most common publicly accessible forms of transportation) and MTR apps. (HKeMobility has a 'travel at night' mode)
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>>1575814
Google maps works pretty well from what I remember, it correctly identified that it was nighttime and listed the relevant bus routes that were available.
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>>1575888
Google Maps isn't bad, but it doesn't have easy access to pre-defined requirements (Fare/Transfers/Speed).

Google Maps' range on walking for transit is also on the 'Short Side'

Don't recall if the mobile version of Google Maps has a 'Schedule Explorer,' but I do like that with their desktop experience.
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>>1575766
Immersion
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What's the easiest accessible beach from Kowloon Park area? I'm staying opposite the park and would like some relaxing downtime.
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>>1575923
I always wished Gooogle Maps had an acceptable walking distance setting.
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>>1575961
Beach?

I'm not a beach person, but I do like paths near water.

To the west, you have the Kowloon Promenade, to the south, you have the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and to the east, you have the Hung Hom Promenade.


If you're looking for sand, you'll have to travel.

If you want to get two views, go take the ferry to Central, and then take another ferry to Lamma Island.

You can also try your luck getting to Stanley, which also has access to another ferry to Po Toi Island.
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>>1574986
>Anyway, she’s originally from Guangdong, but moved to HK at a young age
That's a vaguely useful datapoint. Mainlanders who moved to HK are going to be a bit different. Possibly a bit less materialistic. Guangzhou is once of the nicer Chinese cities and more civilised to western eyes (Cantonese culture is a bit politer than some others and Guangzhou was somewhat less impacted by the various social disasters of the late twentieth century). Also, Cantonese just buy less into social memes of any kind, there's an idea of sort of paying lip service to Beijing and getting on with business that predates communism by centuries but which was seamlessly adapted to the present day.

>>1574986
>she’s longing for a wild rebellious guy to break her away from her boring life
Could be, don't lose sight of the fact that she'll also want them to put a suit on and be a respectful gentleman to her parents too. You can be a (polite) bad boy with her friends if they're clubbing or otherwise unrestrained but should revert to quiet pretty boy when they go for yum cha/hot pot or are in mixed company. Basically, don't embarrass her in company of any kind and especially not family.

She's going to want both the bad-boy fling and the marriage-material bread-winner at different times, what's changed here is which one is the role and which one is you letting your guard down but she'll still want both. I hope you have some sort of career so that you don't look like a gold-digging loser to the parents since if she went for you seriously, she'd be conducting a whole campaign about how to convince the parents she's not throwing away her future by ending up damaged goods, knocked up with a half-caste baby while you run the fuck back to where you came from and she becomes a foreigner-fucking slut that no ruch guy wants to date, let alone marry.
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>>1574982
>I already have an Octopus card.
Put a wad of cash on your octopus card and use that for most purchases, saves trouble and best of all, cuts down on coins in your pocket.
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>>1574986
She's /very/ pretty.
I don't just mean to neckbeards, she's also the Chinese ideal of pretty.
Tall, pale, large eyes, cupid's bow, "V-line" jaw

She'll be very aware of how pretty she is, completely ignoring her looks would probably be wise, she probably gets told she's pretty five times a day and if she's in an office or a classroom, there's probably three guys she's always declining for lunch.
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>>1574957
>>1574961
So did you too fags touch balls?
Or even meet in LKF?
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>>1575814
>>1575888
Google maps works really well in my experience. I was just drunk and wasn't expecting to wait an hour for a bus, also my phone was sub 10%.

I'll deff be planning a route of escape next time I go out.
>>1576328
By the time we had communicated he was already back at his place, I just wished him a goodnight.

Dumb question but is LKF only bumping on Friday and Saturday or does it get just as crazy on a Wednesday or Thursday? I leave next Saturday but won't be HK this weekend. Was hoping to get a last hoorah before I leave.
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Did section 3 of Lantau trail today going through 1km Lantau Peak leading to Buddha statue and monastery, it was windy as fuck near the peak and the climb is quite steep, but I feel it was very rewarding as well
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I've lived in Japan for the past five years. My girlfriend and I are considering a trip to HK over Golden Week, but the entire country of Japan seems to be going abroad at the same time, so ticket prices are extraordinarily high. A trip that would normally cost $300 (USD) costs around $1,300+ each.

We can only manage a three day trip, but the chance to get a vacation at the same time is difficult. Worth paying for or putting off?
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>>1576327
>>1576307
Yeah, it’s slowly sinking in to me that she’s a high class girl, who’s very educated, and very cultured.

Here’s what I’ve gathered about her during our talks:
>she loves playing Piano
>she has very few friends, most of them she knows through Piano classes
>her father manages an investment firm in hong kong
>her mother is a piano teacher
>she works for some skin care company, and travels to Japan often to meet with clients
>her father is teaching her investment
>there’s a lot of pressure from her parents to live in their shadow and study hard, and she doesn’t like it
>she finds life boring and wants to see the world
>she’s quiet and even described herself as antisocial
>she thinks she’s boring (low self esteem), said I’d get bored of her, and is very happy to know me
>she’s super polite, and very mindful of her manners (again, well-educated)
>she occasionally sends me cute videos of herself or her life, like one where she said my name, or one where she was playing the Piano
>she likes to play this mobile game called King’s Glory

I mean, all in all, I do get the impression she’s interested in me as a boyfriend, but she also hardly seems to know me. What she was most interested in about me was the fact that I was an Artist, it’s the very first thing she asked me about, and from that, she quickly gave me her number to keep contact from there. I mean, I hardly know her, initially, most of my interest in her was purely physical, but very quickly I’m starting to feel like she’s way out of my league. So here I am wondering what it is she sees in me. I mean, I’m normally confident around women, but I’ve never really dealt with a girl like this before.

It’ll be interesting to meet her in person in a couple months. I suddenly feel a lot more pressure to not fuck this up, she’s not just some girl. She’s defo what you’d cal a great catch.

Here’s some photos of me so you guys can help me piece things together
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>>1576411
Even my friends were like, what is a girl like her doing talking to a guy like you? Like, I’m not unattractive, but I definitely feel like I’m punching above my weight with her all of the sudden.

The things that’s stuck with me the most, and imprrssed me the most is how well-mannered she is.
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>>1576373
I did Hong Kong trail 1&2 yesterday and it was raining a fuckton. Made everything feel so much better
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>>1576411
>So here I am wondering what it is she sees in me.
Probably a lot of what you said earlier. You’re a wild foreigner, totally different to the guys around her, and that’s exciting for her. Plus, being an artist, she’s probably projecting a lot of fantasy onto you. She sounds like she’s sheltered and timid, therefore, probably relatively inexperienced, and thus, lonely. Especially if her parents are putting on a lot of pressure on her, and keeping her busy.

Don’t stress out about trying to impress her, if she’s sending you cute little videos, it sounds like she already likes you.
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>>1576411
You're a good looking guy, no homo.

Also the art looks pretty cool, you got a website or something i can check out?
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>>1560753
why not?
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>>1576532
Thanks!

chagoxchago.artstation.com
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>>1576775
Sos chileno de casualidad? Te pareces un montón a un amigo mío.
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>>1576789
Nah, Español nacido en Mexico.
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>>1576411
a hongkonger passing by..tons of chicks in tinder saying they are working for "skin care company" or "marketing of skin products".. They will eventually lure you to try some treatment in a beauty clinic and they will try their best to rip you off... dude, hope you are not meeting those kind of girls
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Can somebody rank the museums and shit in this thread. I thought I saw it in here before but I just scanned 3x and couldn't find it.
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I have an odd question

A close family of mine was originally from Hong Kong and passed away recently in the US. However, he still have assets in Hong Kong and other shit that needs to be dealt with and such.

Which branch of the HK govt should I be talking to in order to get more information on what the government needs?
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>>1576866
>>1573604

Control F is your friend in such situations
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>>1576886
Yea I'm on phone since I didn't bring my laptop with me on this trip
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>>1576903
>>1573604
'find in page' in on mobile browsers.
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>>1576866
I highly recommend the history museum. The science museum was a little bit for kids and the maritime museum was nice but not amazing.

Those were the only three I visited. I’ll be visiting the heritage museum in SHA Tin and also the medical museum.

I heard the space museum was a bit shit.
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Not really a museum, but take a look at Hong Kong's anti-drug center.

It's near Pacific Place (Admiralty) and they have information in English and Chinese.

They also have video and audio re-enactments from the 90's.

They also have a rigged driving game that's probably hosted on a Windows 3.x box. (How alcohol delays your reaction)

Sorta weird, since I'd hear more about youth suicide (recently) than casual drug use by younger people, but I guess you can't really have an anti-suicide center.
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>>1576345
>is LKF only bumping on Friday and Saturday
Pretty much. Maybe Thursday? not sure.
The rest of the week, you want the bars in Wan Chai
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>>1576411
I'm the anon you were responding to.
I think you're probably on the right track, just you know, don't fuck it up. She does sound like quite a catch.

antisocial might be a reflect from having to ward off guys all the time, though if she's so quiet then she's already not really like other HK girls who can be kind of bitchy, demanding and flashy. Especially the rich ones.
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>>1576411
What’s the tl;dr? Do you live in Hong Kong?
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>>1576796
Ngl, that would be funny af desu. I doubt it though, since I’ve been talking to her for a good two weeks now, and too much personal info has been shared for just wanting to get someone to buy skin care products.

>>1577180
Met a cute and wealthy Chinese girl online, been chatting her up for 2 weeks now, meeting her in July, she seems very intersted, but I’m also unfamiliar with how HK girls behave in general. I live in Tokyo, she wants me to “be her guide” when she comes, despite it not being her first time in Tokyo as she comes here often.

>>1577070
She often describes herself as quiet, yeah, and says she has a hard time connecting with people because of it.

Anyway, it’s best not to overthink it. I’ll just keep talking to her till July, keep working out and get back into shape, maybe meet up with some Japanese girls before then to get in the groove of things, and we’ll see what happens.

Worst things I could do would be to get in my own head about things, or start obsessing over her.
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>>1577212
You’re already obsessing.

Surely there’s a plethora of jap girls to chat up?
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How hot will it be in HK the next three weeks? Is it unbearable?
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>>1577394
Heat not so bad. Humidity will kill. Dont bother bringing a single pair of pants
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>thread turns into some bs about pussy-chasing

never change, /trv/
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Spending a night and morning in Shenzhen, what should I see/where should I go? Any food recommendations
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>>1577664
Go to /Shenzhen/ general
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>>1577671
That's a thing?
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>>1577671
No, there's not even a China general right now.
There isn't much to really see in Shenzhen because it's only 30 years old.
Maybe go see the Russian Aircraft Carrier/Missile Destroyer, if you've never been on a warship or carrier before then it's quite interesting.
Other than that, there's not much to really see. If you haven't been to China before then wander around Laojie for the shopping experience. It also has a food court where you'll end up in no matter what direction you try to go. Lots of different styles of food to eat in there.

You can also go to Huaqiang rd or Huaqiang North rd, that's where the electronic markets are.
If you want jewellery, you can buy quite cheap jewellery all around Shuibei, there are tonnes of shopping centres full of jewellery shops. You'd think that it's full of fakes but it's actually nearly all legit, they're basically all wholesalers who have a retail store for demonstration purposes so that they can sell to other jewellers all over China. If you want convincing fakes, they'll do that too and they'll be cheaper but they prefer to sell legit. Of course, most of the diamonds are synthetic but only idiots with money to burn care about that.
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>>1577664
>>1577680
See >>1578175

>>1577252
>You’re already obsessing.
To be fair to anon, she's a catch and it doesn't sound that casual. In his situation, I'd be careful to play my cards right.
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I’m on a plane to Hong Kong right now. Love in flight WiFi so I can shitpost over the Gobi desert.
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Gonna be there for 3 days, how much should I put on the octopus card?
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Am I actually...being t-tricked into e-e-entering a place called “Ching Chong cock n ball”?
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>>1577664
Use the Wikitravel page for Shenzhen, I was only there for a few days and was meeting a friend, there is plenty there to take a pick from. Personally, I enjoyed the OCT Loft galleries.

>>1578820
As much as you can, you can use it for basically any transport and places that take the card for payment (its usually displayed). You can refund the card and the amount left at the booth at the airport or MTR.

>>1578925
No, thats just the upstairs part. Just stay at ground level restaurant and dont make eye contact with the Konger sitting at the bottom of the stairs. Popular for westerners.
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>>1578820
You'll get a small ding ($10?) on your Octopus card it you return it within 3 months/90 days (?).

The primary use of an Octopus card will most likely be transport. After a day, you'll have a good handle on how much you spend and on what (Use the Octopus App for this)
You can also add to the Octopus card at many different convenience stores.

Short answer:
Get an Octopus card, but place a small, reasonable amount of money to cover immediate transportation expenses.
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>>1578175
>>1578176
Welp, I was in and out of china in a heartbeat. Made it into Shenzhen saw oct-loft and the museum of modern art & architecture(lol) then hightailed it out of there. I'm in Macau now, took a ferry. I'm staying here until Monday. Hoping to do some gambling and partying tonight
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>>1578175
So if I have a choiceb between one day in Shenzhen and seeing Big Buddha, Monastery in Hong Kong then do you think I should choose Shenzhen or Big Buddha and associated area?
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>>1579210
Do you think 400 HK dollars on Octopus will cover 4 days in HK?
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>>1579411
Just for travel within the major Hong Kong area?
Sure.

Travel to the airport is more expensive (up to $100 HKD each way)

Travel to remote areas, such as the Hong Kong/Chinese Border is also more expensive.

Travel by 'long ferries' are also expensive.

http://hketransport.gov.hk/index.php?golang=EN
Use this to estimate ranges of times and fares for your destinations if you'd like.
There's also a mobile app as well.
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what exactly goes on at Ching Chong cock n balls dungeon?
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>>1579429
Well, Ching Chong's original owner got deported, and his business was taken over by Cock N' Ball.

If you know their businesses before their merger, you'll be fine.
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any frens wanna drink some beer at lkf tomorrow
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>>1579410
If you've never been to China before, go to Shenzhen. Otherwise take Big Buddha.
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>>1579411
>Do you think 400 HK dollars on Octopus will cover 4 days in HK?
It will easily cover transport but you can use the card for everything else too and you should, fuck getting a pile of pocket change you can't convert when you leave.
HK coins are heavy too.
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>>1579617
If you're light on cash, but have a healthy Octopus, use the Octopus.
If you're heavy on cash, but heave a light Octopus, split payment: Coins/Petty Cash + Octopus
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Did the dragons back trail to big wave bay. Poor visibility but thankfully it didn’t rain
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>>1561637
>>1561414
welp. there you go.
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>>1580055
did that last august, probably favourite hike Ive ever done (from Canada haven't travelled to many places)



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