No. 5 Hanoi Road, TST, Kln Opening Kowloon, Hong Kong
Very nice fitness center with new cardio equipment and free weights (17th floor). The rooftop pool has a bar and an excellent view of HK. Expensive room service menu. Morton’s restaurant on the 4th floor has free steak sandwiches and 1/2 price martinis 5-7 p.m. daily.
Good german food and beer a short walk from Sheraton Hotel. [website]
Cheapest way to use all transportation services in HKG found. Card cost 150 HKG dollars but that’s cheaper than buy the per stop or trip fares on the metro and ferries. Go to any information booth in the subway system to purchase.
Leaves airport every 10 minutes or so. Second stop is Kaloon- the one you want for our hotels. Exit train and take elevator up to second floor to free “K” buses to hotel. Train costs $12 USD (Visa okay) and ticket can be purchased before or after train ride from airport. Reverse course works as well if needed
Basement, Mary Building. 71-77 Peking Road, TST
Great pours of Irish ales. Food is very good and plentiful, including an all day breakfast. Not cheap; expect to spend around $200 HK for a meal and drink.
Open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2 minute walk from the Sheraton. Right turn out the front door, at the 1st crosswalk, cross Nathan Rd. Bar is on the left
55 Kimberly Road G/F Tsim Sha Sui. Kowloon, Hong Kong.
All you can eat Mongolian Grill that all the expat pilots hang out at. Just past the Starbucks on the left.
Hours of operation: 1200 – 1430 and 1830-2200. Make sure you ask for the aircrew discount.
HKG has a lot of high end markets, but the knock off market like Shanghai is located at the MONG KOK Station.
39 Mirado Mansion G/F., 62 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Kowloon, Hong Kong
This is the trusted watch dealer in HKG. Real watch brands at China pricing (not cheap but much cheaper than US) to include any special order. Jimmy Cheung is the old man and his son Paul is the helpful young English speaking guy. Also the best flashlights and batteries for around $18.00 (Surefire Style).
Breakfast! This place is NOT McDonald’s! Totally Chinese but the food was Western. 10 minute walk from Sheraton Hotel Kowloon. Most everyone seemed to order the same thing, scrambled eggs w “Texas toast” and a bowl of elbow noodles in beef broth w sliced ham. Really good and the Captains will appreciate that it only cost me 28HK ($3.75 today)
Big Johns is just 5 minutes from the Sheraton Hotel. Turn right, walk down Nathan to the first street crossing traffic light. Walk towards the I-Square Mall. Take the first street behind the mall and turn right. Walk half-way down the street and look on the left. You’ll see a PADI dive sign. Big John’s is a small restaurant below that sign. Recommend Big John #4. Cost is about 32HKG. It includes: scramble eggs with ham, toast, coffee and OJ.
Golden Computer is a block long building full of electronics. Everything from pc’s to game consoles to cell phone accessories and more. Jump on the subway and travel up Nathan road to Sham Shui Po. Walk out exit D and the building will be straight ahead across the 1st street. Coincidentally, there is also an outdoor market there that seems the same stuff as the Temple Street market.
Kayak thru sea arches and hike the peaks of the islands in the Geo park east of Hong Kong. http://www.kayak-and-hike.com/ You can find all of the details on the web site. Long time HK resident and Brit, Paul is the guide & owner. He’s a very knowledgeable and a great host. Great trip but you need all day. $800HKD. Kayak to several islands, opportunity to snorkel on reefs. Lunch at fishing village on one of the islands- very good! after lunch hike up some steeper hills and down rock formations. you’ll get wet getting kayaks on/off beach and swimming. shoes recommended for the hike, rough terrain. Bonca boat takes everyone from kai sung pier to island. you can leave backpack/shoes etc on boat and easily access them at each stop. Boat follows kayakers and anchors off beach of the islands you visit kayaking. Leave Kowloon NLT 0730- trips over 1700ish. Great bars at the kai sung harbor after the excursion. From – Kowloon MTR to Mong Kok –
• At Mongkok change to the Green line and head to Choi Hung Station.
• Exit at C1 and walk around to the right and find the Sai Kung mini bus with green band, No A1
• Stay on mini bus till it stops in Sai Kung waterfront pier. you’ll pass a big soccer stadium and you can see the waterfront
Tiny electronics store almost directly above the Australian Watch shop that’s already listed. I don’t have the exact address. Ice inside the Australian Watch shop building go to the 2d floor and follow the South African flag signs. Obviously he has anything for can find anything for you. But, what’s special is his FREE wall of liquor from
all over the world and the FREE beer fridge. The liquor is replenished periodically by aircrew which is what he caters to. A great way to start the evening before heading out to other more expensive bars.