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Hong Kong is a magical city - it really is anything you want it to be. There is everything from high fashion to the cheapest street restaurants (dai pai dong).

Things you must do

  1. Visit Central to see the Bank of China and HSBC building that is totally designed around the principles of Feng Shui and take a look up from the centre of the building (if you go on a Sunday, also enjoy the sight of all the domestic workers having their day off - its quite a sight)
  2. Visit the Peak
  3. Take a ferry trip to Kowloon on Star Ferry
  4. Eat a McDonals - its the second cheapest McDonalds in the world (China's is the cheapest)
  5. Try lots of different restaurants
  6. Go see the Buddha in Lantua Island
  7. Visit some of the older temples dotted around the island
  8. Ride the MTR
  9. Ride the tram
  10. Have dinner at the rotating restaurant in the Furama hotel (see restaurants below)
  11. go up the longest escalator in the world and walk down again.

Quick Links


  • Morton's Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon (T: +852 2732 2343; F: +852 2366 3787). Thos of you who know me, know that I adore Morton's. Some of the best steak you can buy and cooked to delightful perfection. Its a classy place and well deserving of its reputation. Its pricey, but totally worth it. cool.gif (111 bytes)(Last update: May 2004)
  • Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Kowloon (T: +852 2733 8754 / 2721 2111; F: +852 2721 4806). This is one of the great Cantonese restaurants around circa April 2004. I don't know if the chef is still around though. Its an ornate restaurant, and beautifully designed. well worth visiting if you're around. cool.gif (111 bytes)(Last update: May 2004)
  • La Ronda, Furama Hotel, 1 Connaught Raod, Central, (T: 2848 7422 or 2848 7442, F:2845 9339). Great buffet restaurant on the top of a great hotel. The restaurant also turns round giving you a great view of the city. Its especially nice at night when HK's all lit up. Make sure to make a reservation.cool.gif (111 bytes)
  • Shooters52, 13/F Times Square, Causeway Bay (T: 2506 2626). Boisterous pub/bar/restaurant with good food in an otherwise awfully crowded part of Town. Get some windows Shopping done in Times Square and then head up here for a cool drink and some food. Neat feature is that they serve bottomless soft drinks in jars!!
  • Dan Ryan's, 114 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway (T: 2845 4600). pub/bar/restaurant with good food in another shopping centre.
  • Star Seafood Floating Restaurant, 55-57 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Lot 25, Shatin (T: +852 7288 0541). Great floating restaurant and wonderful sea food. Beats Jumbo hands down. cool.gif (111 bytes)(Last update: May 2004)
  • Firenze, No 60, Po Tung Road, Sai Kung (T: +852 2792 0898). Very nice Italian restaurant in our little village. (Last update: May 2004)
  • Ruby Tuesday, Shop 505, 5th Floor, Cityplaza shopping centre, Taikoo Shing (T: +852 2907 1133). Excellent US Bar and Grill chain succesfully migrated to HK. Great food and all round service. well recommended. cool.gif (111 bytes)(Last update: May 2004)

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Regal Riverside Hotel, 34-36 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Shatin, Hong Kong (T: +852 2649 7878 ; F:+852 2637 4748; E: rrh.info@RegalHotel.com). This is a very nice, though well out of town hotel that is actually about a 15 minute cab ride away from the centre of Kowloon (Thank you Lion Head Tunnels!!!). Its close to Shatin Station and excellent value for money. Its very popular with the mainland Chinese who are visiting too so its usually busy. Good place if you want to be away from Kowloon. (Last update: May 2004)

This is always gonna be a small section - as we stay with family, we don't really get to try many hotels. The Conrad is very nice though.

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