City Guide Hong Kong

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Hong Kong City Reviews

  • 90%


    It's like the NYC of Asia

    Hong Kong is great and diverse. Having spent time in Tokyo and London, I didn't experience culture shock since it had elements of both.

    Insider Tip:You don't need to understand Cantonese because everything is English and younger, educated people speak English fluently.

  • 80%


    Honkers: Not China

    Hong Kong is awesome. Vibrant, teeming with energy and youthful exuberance. Something for everyone, provided everyone likes hectic big cities crammed into tiny places. Hong Kong is enjoys a unique place on the planet, a space you have to visit to appreciate fully.

    Insider Tip:It's hard not to spend money. Go to Lamma Island, find the most gorgeous hidden little bay, take your towel and spend a couple of lonely hours unwinding just 30 minutes from the bustle of Hong Kong. I'm not telling you exactly where the bay is, but it's there, look for it.

  • 90%


    Good food but impatient waiters

    There are really a lot of good food in Hong Kong, but almost all the waiters and waitresses are lack of patience. They assumed all customers know their dishes well and couldn't stand that you ask them questions. The price of local canteens is also not cheap. Besides the protest issue, the service is the only thing that leaves me a bad impression of Hong Kong.

    Insider Tip:Buy the unlimited MTR ticket as the single trip is just too expensive! they have 24Hrs, 3-days, airport+city, and other choices, choose one that suits your trip. Almost all the waiters and waitresses are lack of patience, (except those in high-class restaurants), please decide what you want before calling them... So... try not to disturb them or let them affect your holiday mood. The current protest really affected a lot on transport and safety.

  • 90%


    HK was awesome

    this place is so crazy busy and alive! it makes me feel great, the food is Off The Chart fabulous, it is ansafe clean country. The bus is right across the street and transportation is so easy to get go.

  • 80%


    Hong Kong City-Break

    We arrived in Hong Kong during the September/October 2014 protests, which made things a little more interesting... Many things are cheaper in HK, and cheaper knock offs are easy to find! There are many sites to see day and night - Victoria Peak at sunset is a highlight of any trip! Excellent bars and nightclubs, such as Ozone. Transport on the MTR is all you need to get around, and the Octopus card makes it even easier. An excellent location for a city break!

    Insider Tip:Most people speak at least basic English, but don't expect it from everyone (after all, it isn't an English-speaking country). It's no big deal though, I managed to get by on my own. I did have a friend with me at times who can speak fluent Cantonese, but a little knowledge of the language would make some things a little easier.

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