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Ask at the airport information desk, lost property, or a luggage shop (thanks @Fattie). They most likely know some way of ensuring the contents gets given to a charity or at least recycled properly. Subterfuge will at the very least create overhead for the airport personnel, who will have to either destroy the contents safely or hold on to it for a long ...


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The fundamental problem is that what you want to do - leave a bag somewhere and depart without having it associated with you - is exactly what a bomber would want to do. Therefore, I do not believe there is any way to do this without risking being mistaken for a bomber. I think that trying to leave a bag at an airport will inherently cause a security scare....


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Tell a member of airport staff that the bag is broken - perhaps even break off something to do with the handle or a wheel (in a toilet, less visible) as these bags aren't so robust. Tell then you didn't have much in it anyway, and where can you throw it away.


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Walking directions for Google maps says yes, it's possible: https://goo.gl/maps/MVoPY 57 min, 4.6 km from Airport station to the center of Tung Chung. Now I haven't tried this myself, and walking directions remain officially in beta... but a random Street View sampling indicates that the suggested route does have pedestrian walkways of some kind, including ...


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Enjoy a nice lunch at one of the restaurants. 3 hours at any international airport is not enough time to leave. 30-60 minutes to deal with immigration, same again on the return (security, be at gate 30 minutes before departure etc. etc.) leaves you with an hour. Given HKG's location you won't be going anywhere.


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Leave the bag, fully emptied and all pockets opened, next to the largest trash can you can find. A note saying RUBBISH/垃圾 inside would also be nice. This way it's not going to cause a security scare, and the airport's hassle of disposing it will be minimal. It's still basically littering though, and the right thing to do would be bring the bag to ...


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As a foreigner residing in Hong Kong, I would actually advise you not to worry about the language since majority of the people speak English. You will not have any communication problems unless you visit a few remote areas or when you deal with Mainland Chinese tourists and a few locals who do not speak English (Some of them speak English too).


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I LOVE taking photos in Hong Kong. I have taken many photos in mainland China and in Hong Kong and a few other Asian countries - HK has a special "flavour" of its own. The answers to your 3 questions are "many places" in each case :-) - but there are some specialist ones. You will find mixes of all sorts of things all over. The really and genuinely old is ...


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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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元, traditional Chinese 圓, is the generic Chinese character for "unit of currency" and is used to refer to the local currency: RMB in China, HKD in Hong Kong, SGD in Singapore, etc. So odds are pretty high the signs you saw were actually for prices in HKD. While many Hong Kong shops do accept RMB, it's just a service for Chinese travelers and the exchange ...


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On paper it's theoretically possible, in reality -- having flown into, out of and through HK a fair amount -- I doubt it will work unless you're extremely lucky. Assuming you want to get to your departure gate thirty minutes before take-off then you have 150 minutes of spare time. You might push that to getting to your gate twenty minutes before take off ...


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How do you dispose of a bag at airport A without creating a hassle for yourself and the airport staff? You send an email to airport A's customer service and ask them how they would like you to handle the situation. Just explain to them that you want to get rid of the carry-on bag, and a few things you do not need anymore either, after you have gotten your ...


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HKD is usually accepted in Macau but any change which you might get would be in the Macanese currency. Macanese Pataca, on the other hand, isn't accepted in Hong Kong. This is based on my personal experience and experience of the people I know. YMMV


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Tao Fong Shan would appear to be what you're after. It's a 500m hill, in Sha Tin, where the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre is located. From the wiki: "A 12-metre-high cross, facing Sha Tin, is the hallmark of the Centre. The cross is a popular among visitors and is a place for outside gatherings and meetings." It includes a photo that seems to ...


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The TSA is insane. They require gate checks for liquids on US-bound flights. I've encountered the same nonsense at the gate on every flight from Shanghai since they put the rule in place. Of course, without an x-ray it's not very effective. Here's a link from Cathay Pacific confirming this requirement to flights to the U.S. from Hong Kong.


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Hong Kong airport is on an island. There is nothing else on that islands except an exhibition center and related activities (ferry terminal, hotel, …). In order to go anywhere interesting, you need to cross to the neighboring island of Lantau, Tung Chung being the first neighborhood when going from the airport to anywhere overland. While I think there is a ...


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Take it out of the airport - I know, a bit more lugging than you'd like, and offer it to homeless folks who might actually be able to get good use out of it. Alternatively, if you see someone really struggling with carrying a lot of items at the airport (lots of airport shopping?) you could offer it to them before even leaving the airport (but after passing ...


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In addition to Mark Mayo's answer, the cross is located in the mountainside on Needle Hill. It takes 15-20 mins to walk from the Sha Tin Railway Station via the path through Pai Tau Tsuen. There is no direct public transport(note1) there and there are not many signs. The camp is not open to public but you can join their events. PS1: The characters 成了 on ...


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You are allowed to bring it back to Hong Kong, as import of silverware is not illegal in Hong Kong. There are only four kinds of items that require any kind of tax or duty for Hong Kong: Liquor Tobacco Hydrocarbon Oil Methyl Alcohol You can read more about it at this page at customs.gov.hk You should pack this into your checked luggage as knives are not ...


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Your Chinese visa is not valid for Hong Kong (HK) as HK is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) and this has different rules than mainland China. As an Indian national, you are allowed 14 days visa-free entry in HK, but you must complete a Pre-arrival Registration (PAR) More info can be found on HK Visa Information.


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Here are some places. Hong Kong is sometimes tricky to shoot because things are in most cases too close up for the size they have. It's not easy shooting 40-floor high buildings when you are standing in front of them. I find my 15mm fish-eye very helpful at times. Mong Kok: VERY dense place, lots of small shops Causeway bay, specially around Sogo and Times ...


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I have stayed at the Sheraton HK hotel (back in 2007), the one in Nathan road (that's the English name of the road if I remember correctly). The toilet is no different than any western style toilet. The hotel itself and its facilities are pretty decent.


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It's going to be quite short, but should be doable. Whether it's sensible is another matter. Consider the following, though: your incoming flight may of course be late time to disembark (if you're in the last row of an A380, that could take a while) time to get to immigration checks (may be 2 minutes or 15 depending on your arrival gate, possibly more — ...


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You can buy an Octopus at basically at all transport terminals. This includes all MTR stations (including the airport), major light rail stations, major bus and ferry terminals, etc. Look for the "Customer Service Centre", which is basically the manned ticket booth.


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Quick answer: You can purchase an "adult Octopus Card" at Customer Service Centre of any MTR stations (including Airport, except Racecourse station). They will give you an On-loan Standard Octopus. (See below for more locations) It will cost you HK$150 (in which HK$100 is the stored value, and HK$50 is refundable deposit). You can either: return it and ...


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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 stove? ...


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Beyond the visa for HK as described in the other answer, you need to be aware that going to Hong Kong is considered like leaving China for visa purposes. If you have a single-entry visa for China, you can visit China then HK, or HK then China, but if you intend to visit China, go to Hong Kong, and then back to China, then this won’t be possible with a ...


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Your visa will indicate how many times you are permitted to enter China under that visa. On the first line, there should be a field "ENTRIES" with a letter and a chinese character following it. If that letter is M, you are eligible for multiple entries. China also has single and double-entry visas; presumably, those would be the letters S and D respectively. ...


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I would suggest you taking the advices from Wikitravel. Nevertheless, most locals under the age of 40 (and many over that as well) know enough English for basic communication. To improve your chances of being understood, speak slowly, stick to basic words and sentences, and avoid using slang. You may also speak Mandarin, which is also widely understood ...


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There are two types of scheduled bus service operating on the HKZM Bridge. Shuttle Buses "Shuttle Buses" are operated by Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Shuttle Bus Co Ltd. They run like city buses: on a fixed frequent schedule with no reservations taken. You can take these "shuttles" between the border checkpoints (aka "ports"). They depart every 10-30 ...


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