22nd November 2007 at 15:02 #479928
Anonymous22nd November 2007 at 15:02 #479929
I will be in HK in January and have been hearing of “all” the “bargains” to be got there !!! Ok what are the reak things I should try buy to save some euros and where will I go to shop and get these savings22nd November 2007 at 15:51 #479930
about the only things worthwhile are pearls (buy unstrung if this will result in lower duties). a good tailor is easy to find but a good suit will take 3-4 days.22nd November 2007 at 16:02 #479931
I heard electronic items are much cheaper than Europe?23rd November 2007 at 04:49 #479932
Maybe. But be careful. Some shops are not very honest.22nd May 2008 at 09:40 #479933
I think the only cheap thing in HNK is groceries20th January 2010 at 21:29 #479934
sam’s tailor on nathan road, wonderful shirts, not that cheep but great quality and service.20th January 2010 at 23:14 #479935
There is no sales tax / VAT so often you can save on items which normally have high tax.
European brands tend to be quite expensive though. Electronics are best21st January 2010 at 10:47 #479936
Electrical goods have small savings but you may find the latest model not due to be imported to the UK for a few months.
Do not buy on Nathan Road.
Union Laservision – Princes Building – Central
Universal Audio and Vision – IFC Mall
Fortress or Broadway – Times Square and Harbour City.
Hotel – Money no object
Four Seasons with Harbour View and Executive club package – great breakfast and snacks all day – unlimited drink !
Views from the lounge on 43rd floor breathtaking from outside balcony.
Infinity pool and huge bubbling pool in the leisure centre unbelievable.
Visit to the Peak is a must – take the bus – sit upstairs on left hand side – white knuckle ride for a few pence. Take the tram back down.
Star Ferry – my preferred mode of transport across the bay – totally adictive.
There is little bar/restaurant on the roof of the Discovery Bay ferry terminal for cheap food/drink.
Peking duck is a must at the Peking Garden at Pacific Place – carved at your table by waiter wearing white gloves !
American food – Dan ryans- Harbour City or Pacific Place.
Nice grill – Jaspas – Staunton Street.
UK bound flight leave late at night after 11, we usually eat in town rather than at the airport even given F/J catering you could wait an hour or more after take off for food – you could be very hungry by that time, this flight is a good one for sleeping !
Any more info will be obliged to supply , heading there myself end of March BA First.21st January 2010 at 10:56 #479937
Many thanks for your information
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