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# 251683 6-Jul-2019 14:30
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I have always wanted to go to Hong Kong since I was a little boy, so I finally decided to just go for it. 

 

I am traveling alone, so thought I would check out a private car service. There seems to be so many options that some look too good to be true. Has anyone use a service in Hong Kong that you would recommend? 

 

Most are a little pricey, Ive checked out uber but doesn't seem to be popular and suggest local taxi's.  

 

The MTR looks very cheap and semi easy to use - But I just don't want to have to worry about it when I arrive. 

 

 


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  # 2271068 6-Jul-2019 14:30
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 2271072 6-Jul-2019 14:36
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Where are you planning on going? Just from the airport to your hotel?

 

MTR is the quickest and easiest depending on where you're staying. If you're there for a few days you'll need to get an Octopus card anyway to get around so you can pick up a tourist card at the airport that includes the airport connection and then your daily travel. Return the card and you get your deposit back and any unused funds,

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2271079 6-Jul-2019 15:21
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I am pretty much just staying around the Kawloon area: Not planning on really going around the whole city. I have just stumbled on a youtube video that seems to make sense to me know how easy the trip is using the MTR and the free hotel shuttle. Have you been before? What did you do with your phone, buy a local SIM or paid for the converince of roaming? 


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  # 2271082 6-Jul-2019 15:38
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 Grab one of these when you arrive (or before) 

 

http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tickets/travel_pass_ael.html

 

The 350 HKD one (~65 NZD) gets you to and from on the airport express train service and then 3 days on the MTR,  ( you can even use it on the star ferry ), 

 

Trying to get round hong kong without the MTR is next to be impossible ( and expensive)


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  # 2271111 6-Jul-2019 16:51
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Tuckey:

 

I am pretty much just staying around the Kawloon area: Not planning on really going around the whole city. I have just stumbled on a youtube video that seems to make sense to me know how easy the trip is using the MTR and the free hotel shuttle. Have you been before? What did you do with your phone, buy a local SIM or paid for the converince of roaming? 

 

 

I've been to Hong Kong probably 7 or 8 times and will be back there again next month. 

 

I've only ever used my own phone for roaming as I've been a huge fan of Vodafone $5 roaming. That may change however with their price increase. Depending on where you're staying you may find your accommodation offers a phone for free to loan - this isn't something that's just a high end hotel feature, many lower priced hotels offer it as well.

 

If you plan on any sightseeing at all you will need to travel and that means catching public transport unless you want to Uber or taxi everywhere. The MTR travel pass linked to above is a good deal.

 

Catching the train from the airport is dead simple.

 

 


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  # 2271114 6-Jul-2019 17:06
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Hong Kong is a fantastic place to visit and plan to go back next year



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  # 2271119 6-Jul-2019 18:21
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Thanks for you advice :) 

 

 

 

Really looking forward to it! 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2271501 7-Jul-2019 20:43
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I got a sim card last time I was there, they're available at 7/11s and other convenience stores


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