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Review: Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen

There are some cheap offers for this hotel available from Hong Kong and I recently stayed there. The first thing to mention is location. It is in Guzhen 古鎮鎮, which is an area in the northwest of Zhongshan. It’s a long way from both the main area and...

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Hong Kong to Zhongshan ferry review

The ferry is an easy and convenient way to travel between Hong Kong and Zhongshan. Ports On the Hong Kong end the ferry leaves from China Ferry Terminal. It’s basically a continuation of Harbour City in TST. The TST MTR is about a ten minute walk, or from...

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Review: Sleeep Capsule Hotel

I had the opportunity to check out Hong Kong’s newest capsule hotel, Sleeep. It’s located in a Tong Lau in Sheung Wan. While I didn’t stay overnight, I did get a tour. Location is great, nearby Central in Sheung Wan. It’s located off Queen’s Road Central, up a...

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Review: Philippine Airlines flight PR301, Hong Kong to Manila

There’s a wide range of direct flights from Hong Kong to Manila, and the biggest airlines on this route at Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines (non-budget), Air Asia and Cebu Pacific (budget). I’m used to go to Manila with Philippine Airlines, as they are considerably cheaper than Cathay and...

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Free Transit Vouchers in Singapore Airport

We previously featured the Singapore airport transit voucher scheme, which gives you S$20 of vouchers to use in Singapore airport if you transit on certain carriers: Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Air New Zealand, as well as Scoot flights TZ591 and TZ592. It was due to expire at the...

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Review: East Hotel, Taikoo Shing

Swire generally produces beautiful, thoughtfully serviced hotels. Taikoo is a historical heartland of some Swire businesses – to the point that in Chinese the names are the same – so I was not surprised that I found East to be a well-designed and enjoyable hotel in which to...

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Luggage / Baggage Storage at TPE Airport

Taipei Taoyuan Airport has three different options for storing your luggage. Storage Lockers Left Luggage Bonded Luggage Storage (in customs) Storage lockers aren’t noted on the airport website, but they’re there in the terminal. I saw them with my own eyes and gathered information for HKTB readers. Fee...

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Hello Kitty Gate at Taipei Taoyuan TPE Airport

Flight was delayed coming back to HK, so I had some time to wander TPE airport. The Hello Kitty themed gate is there, figured I’d snap a few pics and share my thoughts. The gate is located in Taipei Taoyuan Airport, Terminal 2, Gate C3. It’s been around...

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Review: Garden View Hotel Hong Kong

  Garden View Hotel is a very unique property. It literally sits upon the most valuable land in the world, located on MacDonnell Road in the mid-levels above Central/Admiralty. It’s also located above and across the street from Hong Kong Park, a rarity in Hong Kong to have...

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Picking the beat seat on the plane for your flight

Are you a window seat or aisle person? Personally I almost always take the aisle seat, except for certain circumstances which I’ll mention below. Here’s some advice you can use when picking your seat. Lets assume first of all you don’t get an upgrade and don’t have access to...