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With your body clock only 2 hours from HK you have a fair bit of time. If you want to go cheap, grab the Airbus (about HKD 35) to Kowloon and stay at a relatively inexpensive hotel. Expect to pay around HKD700 for a reasonable place (depending on season etc. it was much more expensive a year or two ago), or less than that for a smelly and poorly ventilated ...


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I would suggest taking the Airport Express to Hong Kong station and staying at the Ibis, which is quite nearby. You can experience the high-end shopping in Central; traditional shops and restaurants in Sheung Wan; modern bars, restaurants and clubs in the Lan Kwai Fong area and the Mid Levels or if you are feeling a little more adventurous, then WanChai. If ...


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If you are an Indian passport holder, then you do not need a visa to enter Hong Kong and you are allowed to stay there for a maximum of 14 days. Please refer to the link below: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/in/plan-your-trip/traveller-info/immigration-and-customs/visa-information.jsp The second part of your question - I am not sure i understand it. Do ...


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The free option (except for food) would be to sleep at the airport. There are free resting lounges that are quieter than the main area. Of course you're still in the open and there's no guarantee of finding a seat. The next cheapest option would be to take a bus to somewhere in the city, probably Kowloon, and find a cheap hotel/hostel there. But don't ...


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Answering: "Is there any benefit to buy tourist card at all?" The tourist Octopus card appears to be intended to be kept as a souvenir. The Sold Tourist Octopus card has an iconic Hong Kong design, making it an ideal souvenir that can be used again when you come back. Also from wikipedia: In contrast to On-Loan cards, Sold cards are sponsored ...


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Depending on how much preparation you need to do. My advice is to use the local 7-Eleven or Circle K convenience stores. The vast majority of them will come equipped with a boiling water tap and a microwave. You will also find that you will never be more than a few paces from the nearest convenience store. We don't like to walk in Hong Kong, because its ...


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Note: It's not a confusing title, because it's a question, so that means there has to be something to answer. Some background to what the Octopus is Octopus is a stored value card that was invented by an Australian company, but turned down by Australia for being too advanced, and subsequently sold to Hong Kong, where now "everyone has one." The idea is it ...


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Cook anything in hotel room with our pressure cooker and/or with our induction stove. Standard at pretty much every hotel around the world. Fire hazard. Don't allow their restaurant' kitchen for this 5 minute cooking thing. Standard at pretty much every restaurant around the world. Health, safety, fire etc. Are you familiar with a commercial gas ...


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for cheaper alternatives try a youth hostel: http://www.hostelworld.com/hostels/Hong-Kong/Hong-Kong But be sure to verify that it is a licensed Guest House. You're supposed to prepare your own food in most of these hostels, so it should be exactly what you want. Also, avoid Chungking Mansions at all costs which is reserved for adventurers.


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Rent an apartment hotel (serviced apartment) or an Airbnb apartment instead. These always include kitchens and basic cooking utensils. Also, in Hong Kong you can trust product labeling: if commercial baby food says "no dairy" on it, it won't contain any dairy.



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