Hong Kong (SAR) Questions

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Hi! I'm going to Hong Kong in May for 8 days. First of all, is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Hong Kong? Where to go, what to do and see? Thanks:)

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Roopa N. says :
Apr 23, 2010
Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world and absolutely safe. I have not had any problems going back alone to my hotel at 3am in the morning. Enjoy a walk on Hollywood street, shop in Stanley market, browse in the night market (opens after 9:00 p.m), on the Kowloon side. Enjoy a drink in Lang Kwai Fong. Take the star ferry (takes you back and forth from Hong Kong to Kowloon)late in the evening to see the lights. Have a lovely and safe trip!
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Katie K. says :
May 14, 2010
One of the safest cities I've ever been to. As a female I can be on Hong Kong Island in the grubbier areas near the red light district and have no troubles, or be in the super crowded streets of Mong Kok at 5 am alone and be okay (can you tell im a student with 5 am Gong Cha and Dim Sum cravings?) See: Mong Kok, food in Yau Ma Tei, Happy Valley race track on race day (wed), LKF Friday or Saturday, Causeway Bay anyday, TST (but don't dwell they pray on tourists and watchyour bags near Chung King Mansions- though there is great Indian food here). Best part about HK: food. Korean BBQ, Canto chicken, noodles, fish balls, Sushi, Sichuan food you nane it you can find it. And locals have an amazing site: Openrice.com that reviews 99% of restaurants with price, district and food type.
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Kanish S. says :
Apr 25, 2010
Stay in Causeway Bay, its right in the middle of the island, has a great view of Victoria Harbor. Def visit Le Fang Wei...its the area with all the ex-pat bars. Also visit Kowloon, tons to see/buy!!
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Lena C. says :
Apr 24, 2010
I just got back from Hong Kong anf I found it very safe. Getting aroud is a breeze. All hotels have free maps. The metro and buses are fantastic and will take you to all the destinations. In fact at night is when the city comes alive. The streets in Kowloon gets very crowded with young people out enjoying themselves after a hard days work. Go to the area of Lady street in the evenings and stroll the whole length. Most places don't open till very late in the morning as they close late at night. If you like dim sum, the restaurants open very early and offer unbelievable deals up to 11am. These big restaurants are usually located on the 2nd or 3rd floors of buildings. If you like shopping, Take the Metro to Sheng Zheng,China for the day. You can get a 5 day visa at the border for 160 yuan ( only yuans are acceptable, nothing else) There is a mega mall just outside the train station that sells every thing and bargaining is a must. Also take a ride on the tram in the Hong Kong side and make sure to ride on the top. Check around before exchanging your money. I found the best rates at a place between Pitt Street and Waterloo across the back entrance of The Cityview Hotel, formerly YMCA on Waterloo. I got 7.5 HKG for $1 CDN while every place on Nathan road was ggiving 6.30 HKG to $1 CDN
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Apr 23, 2010
The funicular is fun... or you can visit Macao for a little shopping, gambling, beaches, Portuguese flavour (Fernando's is in the guidebooks for a good reason)... and a little adrenaline (Macao Tower)! If you're looking for a little history, the HK Museum of history is free on Wednesdays. Hope this helps : )
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Red H. says :
Apr 23, 2010
Hey Zeynep! Hong Kong is great, I did a quick stop there earlier this year and have a friend (female) who has lived there for many years. She loves it and has never had trouble, and I felt very safe too. Taking a cruise in the harbour, going to the Peak are two big things to try. the Metro there is very good too, and is the best way to get around. Enjoy it!
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Dominic W. says :
Apr 23, 2010
I've been to Hong Kong last Oktober alone. It's a very save city, as most cities in this area. So don't worry about savety. There is a very fast and reliable subway system so buy an octopus card for tourists right upon arrival at the airport. One thing you must never miss is going to the outlying islands. Just take a ferry from the central pier on Hong Kong Island. It's very cheap ant the islands are astonishing. If you are into shoping Kowloon is the best place for you to go. if you want a breathtaking view over whole hong kong take the peak tram to the peak on Hong Kong Island. It may be very crowded but it's definatly worth waiting. When visiting an island take a ferry from central pier 4 to Lamma Island to Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan. Walk the panoramic walk between the two villiges. Its a walk of about 2 hours across the whole island. It might be a bit exhausting but it's for sure the most beautiful walk you can make on a Hong-Kong-Island (but dont forget to bring enough whater with you as it can be hot and sunny) hope I could help you with your trip. you'll see hong kong is one of the best places to visit
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Jersey P. says :
Jan 27, 2011
Hong Kong is safe for you to travel around by yourself, as long as you follow the basic rules such as 'stay out of dark alleys'. :) I'm from HK, and I've been walking around on the streets alone since I was 13 XD Hong Kong has so many things to see and do, it just depends on your preferences! If you like to party, Lan Kwai Fong on HK island is the perfect place for you, you can meet new people whilst enjoying the bright city lights. On the otherhand, if you prefer exploring traditional cultures - the Giant Buddah on Lantau Island accompanied by a ride on Nong Ping 360, the cable car which gives you magnificent views of the mountains and the sea. If you want to do some shopping, Stanley market is a favourite for tourists as well as the Night market in Jordan. A trip to HK is not complete unless you have take the wonder MTR (mass transit rail - or the underground) It puts many other railway systems to shame :) its cheap, convenient and comfortable! People in HK are also very friendly, asking for directions is really easy as most people can speak/understand english. Hope you enjoy your trip!!!!
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Jb C. says :
Jan 26, 2011
Mostly safe, tough there are some shady areas out in the New Territories and Kowloon. Hong Kong Island is safe in general
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Zeynep G. says :
Apr 23, 2010
Thanks a lot for the advices!!!They were all very useful:)
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