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Hong Kong - Macau Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes

 
Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
 
Last month we finally had our first out of the country trip, I shared this exciting adventure with my sisters and Jac. I planned the entire trip and we agreed to have a free flowing itinerary to savor the culture and the place.

During our stay in Hong Kong, we have encountered a lot of our kababayan. I even experienced a tagalog speaking vendor at the Ladies Market which made realized how many of us have been to Hong Kong and Macau and most were already a frequent visitors of both countries. On the other hand, I also observed that we still have these significant numbers of people who’s going to do it for the very first time, perhaps their first out of the country – like us. I am having this article for them. Hong Kong-Macau Travel Guide and Personal Notes includes all the things that I observed to be very helpful for first timer when travelling and getting around in both Hong Kong and Macau. I will also publish the daily itinerary we end up following, soon after this article.

 
Let me start my guide with the list of documents we’ve had handy.
 

Documents

  1. Passport
  2. Proof of Identification (we had our company ID for this since according to some readings it could serve as an immediate proof of work and financial source to support the travel.)
  3. Printed Copy of Plane Ticket (Includes the return ticket booking)
  4. Printed Hotel Booking (This was checked upon exit from PH immigration. You are required to declare when filling up the immigration form.)

Traveling via Clark International Airport

 Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
 
The ticket we got was a flight to Hong Kong via Clark International Airport, that make our first day start in traveling to Clark through Genesis Transport which is facilitated by Clark-Trinoma Airport Lounge. Travel time is 1:45 minutes, fare is Php200.00. We used this transportation on both journey to Clark and back. It was convenient, efficient and busses depart and arrived on time.
 
We arrived at Clark airport around 4:15 in the morning for our 7:45AM flight. Then follow the immigration procedure at the departure area.
 

Pre-departure Immigration Process & Fees:

 
  1. We took a small form (embarkation document) at a counter near the entrance; it is small forms where you will be ask to provide your basic personal and destination information like Passport number which is referred to as Travel Document number and residency in your destination country (Hotel Address).
  2. We completed the form and fell in line to check the in counter, then were asked to pay our travel tax and terminal fee (in order).
  3. Went to the Travel Tax counter and paid Php1,620.00 then on the terminal fee area we paid Php600.00 (750.00 for NAIA Terminal).
  4. Went back to the check-in counter (No need to fall in line) and present the receipt to get your boarding pass.
  5. After that we went through the immigration counter and were asked about our purpose of travel, job, companion and our return date. Then lastly is the final baggage security check.
 

Arrival in Hong Kong International Airport.

 
We boarded the aircraft and landed in Hong Kong international airport after the 1:45 minutes flight. Since we don’t have a check-in baggage we can promptly go to the arrival area where we were stopped by an immigration representative. We were asked of almost the same question (this time in group), who you’re travelling with, where you staying, purpose of travel and the budget; then was directed to the immigration Counter.
 
  1. In the immigration counter we presented our passport with another immigration form (a form that the airline provided while we were in the plane, almost the same information as the first form that we submitted to the immigration upon exit.)
  2. Was asked of the same questions like until when we are staying in Hong Kong, who we’re travelling with, where we’re staying, purpose of travel.
  3. Changing Currency and Commuting to our hotel:
  4. We walked towards the airport’s lobby and look for a money changer. We had peso since we were told the converting to USD first won’t make a lot of difference. NOTE: they do not accept small bills which is 50.00Php and below.
  5. After having our peso converted to HKD, we proceeded to airport express counter and bought an Octopus Card mainly for transportation purposes. (We had Octopus card since it is more convenient and flexible, it allow us to take both buses and trains and even use it in a lot of store purchases unlike the MTR Unlimited pass. It is also reloadable through a lot of vendo machines on the MTR stations and Mall like CityGate Outlet based on our experience. We consume a total of HKD200.00 the entire trip via Octopus Card.)
  6. We follow the sign going down to take bus A21 to Tsim Sha Tsui where we are going to stay. For faster way you can take Airport Express Trains, but that would be more expensive.
 

Getting Around Hong Kong:


 
We walked a lot (using the map we had from the airport), and then took trains and buses. At first I was worried about the language gap, but don’t let it worry you. Based on our experience the directions are always a look away from you and it is everywhere and all signs have its English Translations. It was very easy and comprehendible just follow the signs. This works very well on riding trains and using subways. Few directions and transportation information I have on my notes.

Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
 
  • I’ve seen having an accommodation with in Tsim Sha Tsui is a great advantage for first timers. The following guide mostly has TST as the start off point since this is where our accommodation is located and getting around has been easy breezy for us.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui is the 13th stop counting the Airport terminal as the first.
  • Buses have the screen that flashes the next stop. Stop button is used to prompt the driver that you are alighting the bus on the next stop.
  • HK Taisan Harilela Mansion is accessible via a minute or two away from Exit A1 of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station. (In case you will check-in here)
  • Trains have the line map that shows the destination and the stations. This should guide you every time you use the trains.
  • Single Journey ticket: If you ran out of load in your octopus card and don’t feel like loading, there are vendo machines for single journey train tickets. It accepts coins and bills below HKD50.00. When using this ticket Tap it to enter the station, then remember to use the Blue Exit gate (there are usually three based on our observation – yellow, green and blue) and insert the card to exit (like how we do it in MRT and LRT here in Manila).
  • Tsim Sha Tsui to Victoria’s Peak: Board at the Tsim Sha Tsui station to Central Station via Tsuen Wan Line. Follow the sign going to Exchange Tower. When you’re already at the Exchange Tower building climb down to the ground floor and look for the bus terminus. Ride Bus15, fare is HKD9.80. (Do the other way to get back. NOTE: Near Citibank tower there is a Peak Tram Terminus going to Victoria’s peak which cost HKD75.00 for two way ride.)
  • Tsim Sha Tsui (Nathan Road and Humphrey Intersection) to Avenue of Stars: Walk Straight toward Salisbury Road (5minutes or less). Use the subway to get to Cross Salisbury. The harbor is visible right from the exit of the subway. Directions are also available along the path.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui to NgongPing 360 at Tung Chong: Board at the Tsim Sha Tsui station via Tsuen Wan Line. Take Interchange Lai King Station to Tung Chong. Follow the sign to NgongPing 360 Terminal
  • Tung Chong to Ngong Ping Village: You can take the Cable car, tickets are available up at the terminal (some tour agents offering a tour which we find a bit pricy so be aware). In our case we took a bus at the #23 stop in the ground terminal on the same area, fare is HKD17.90. Both start operating at 9:00AM.
  • Ngong Ping Village to Tung Chong: You can take a bus but we took the NongPing 360 Cable Car Crystal Cabin this time. The ride cost us HKD160.00.
  • Shop at CityGate Outlet Mall: This is right at the Tung Chong Ngong Ping Terminal and MTR Station.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui to Ladies Market: Board at the Tsim Sha Tsui station to Mongkok Station via Tsuen Wan Line. Use the E1 Exit, Ladies Market is right at that Road.
  • Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal to Tsim Sha Tsui: Board the train in Sheung Wan entrance and exit is available on the arrival building) to Central then take Interchange Station Tsuen Wan line to Tsim Sha Tsui.



Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes

Crossing Boarder to Macau:

 
Hong Kong-Macau: Macau is approximately 1:45 minutes away from Hong Kong; we boarded a ferry from China-Hong Kong Ferry Terminal Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor. We left our hotel at almost 6am and reached the ferry terminal in less than 30 minutes by foot (with some sightseeing).

Hong Kong - Macau 4Days-3Nights Itinerary, Expense, Travel Guide and Personal Notes
 
  • Macau Ferry fare is $190.00 (HK-Macau) and (Macau HK) via turbo jet. For cheaper fair you can try Skyjet.
  • Macau Ferry terminal – Fisherman’s Wharf: From Macau ferry terminal. We walked straight to Fisherman’s Wharf to start our Macau tour (Less than 10 minutes' walk).
  • Macau Fisherman’s wharf - Venetian Hotel: After we roam around Macau Fisherman’s wharf, we walk back to the ferry terminal and ride a free shuttle bus going to Venetian Hotel.
  • Venetian Hotel - St. Paul Ruins: From Venetian Hotel we went back to the ferry terminal via same transport and boarded a free shuttle bus from Wynn Hotel. (We initially plan to take a Pharaohs hotel and casino shuttle bus since it is closer to our next destination which is St. Paul Ruins but we can’t find one.) From Wynn, we agreed to take a cab to St. Paul Ruins since our feet were already aching badly from the three days of walking around Hong Kong. Cab cost us 20.00 Pataca and we paid HKD.
  • St.Paul Ruins - Macau Museum: From St.Paul Ruins, we climbed the fortress hill and reached Macau Museum.
  • St.Paul Ruins – Koikei Bakery: Then, we walk down and to Koi-kei Bakery to buy some pastries that we could take home.
  • St.Paul Ruins – Senado Square: We follow the map and walk towards the Square, and dropped by a little park with fun mural paintings.
  • Senado Square - Wynn Hotel: From Senado Square we walk back to Wynn passing Lisboa Hotel and Casino.
  • Wynn – Macau Ferry Terminal:  From Wynn hotel we took a free shuttle bus going back to the Macau ferry terminal.
  • Back to the ferry, we purchase a ticket back to Hong Kong and follow the same immigration process.
 

Other Notes:

 
  • In Macau, they widely accept HKD.
  • You need coins if you want to take a bus since they require exact fair and won’t give you a change.
  • You can take advantage of the free shuttle services. According to some they played some casino game to avail, but in our case we weren’t asked.
 

Things you might want to know:

 
Most Guesthouses or Hong Kong Accommodations offers cheaper tickets to almost all of the major tourist spot and activities in Hong Kong, they even have a discounted ferry tickets. Have time to find them and you will surely save around 15-30HKD in every ticket.
 
In Hong Kong their appliances uses 220 Volts like ours, it’s just that their electric outlets are intended for rounded blades, so you have to buy universal adapters that fit our common 2 prongs flat blade plugs. We had ours for 30HKD from an electronic store down our building, but heard that it only cost 20HKD in some store. And this how it looks like.
 
ABOVE INFORMATION WERE BASED ON HOW WE DID IT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DROP A COMMENT IF YOU FEEL LIKE ADDING SOME OR SAY YOU HAD A BETTER WAY THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE.
 
 
***Updating this post with the itinerary of the actual activities we had in Hong Kong and Macau. I did not include the shopping budget. :)

Hong Kong - Macau 4 Days 3 Nights Itinerary & Expenses
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***Conversion use is 6.00 PHP / 1 HKD **all rates were already calculated per PAX.***  HKD   PHP 
Trinoma - Clark Airport 
4:45 AM Bus 1:45 minutes travel time 36.67 220
Meal 20 120
Pre-Departure Procedure
4:45 AM Check in
Terminal Fee 108.33 650
Travel Tax 270 1,620.00
5:00 AM Immigration Procedure
HK Airport
10:00 AM Immigration for arrival procedure
Octopus Card costs HK$100 plus HK$50 deposit.  150 900
From the Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui
Board an Airbus 21, a double decker bus to Tsim Sha Tsui (13th Stop) the name of the stop was displayed on the screen inside the bus.
HK Taisan  433.33 2,600.00
Tung Chung Station to Victoria Peak
1:00 PM Tung Chung to Central / Hong Kong Station
Bus 15 from Star Ferry Pier or Exchange Square direct to the Peak 16 96
Victoria Peak Sky terrace
Lunch 50 300
Bus 15 from Victoria's Peak Back to Hong Kong Station 10 60
 Ladies Market 
6:00PM - 8:00PM Central Station to Mongkok Station - Exit E2
Dinner 50 300
Total Day 1 1,144.33 6,866.00
-------------------------------------------------------------------Day 2-------------------------------------------------------------------
Hotel -Ngong Ping
7:00 AM Breakfast at McDonalds 20 120
HK Island to Ngong Ping 360, Giant Buddha, and Ngong Ping Village in Lantau Island
8:00 AM TST - Lai King Station
9:00 AM Tung Chung Center - North Lantau Via Bus 23 138
10:30 AM Arrived at North Lantau
Photo Op
Climb the Giant Buddha and took the Inside Museum Tour 30 180
12:00 PM Lunch at Vegetarian CafĂ© ( Free Dimsums from the entrance fee in Giant Buddha)    
Stroll around Ngong Ping Village
1:00 PM  Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride - Crystal Cabin 160 960
1:30 PM Citygate Outlet - Shopping    
5:00 PM Tung Chung to Tsim Sha Tsui
Went back to Guesthouse for a quick Rest
Avenue of Stars
7:00 PM Walk from Guesthouse to Harbor
8:00 PM Watched Symphony of Lights
9:00 PM Dinner and back to the Guesthouse 50 300
Total Day 2 283 1,698.00
-------------------------------------------------------------------Day 3-------------------------------------------------------------------
Off to Macau
6:00 AM Breakfast 30 180
Walk to the Ferry terminal
7:30 AM Buy ticket for HK-Macau- ticket 160 960
Hong to Macau Ferry via TurboJet  (08:45 - 10:30)
Get free maps and brochures at Macau Tourist Information
  No need to exchange currency to Macau Pataca since Hong Kong Dollar is accepted almost everywhere.
10:30 AM Fisherman's wharf (walking distance from the ferry terminal)
Walk back to Ferry terminal and took a shuttle bus to Venetian Macau
12:00 PM Venetian Macau Casino and Hotel tour - free admission
Ride free shuttle from Venetian Macau Casino to Ferry Terminal to Wynn Hotel                     -   
Lunch 70 420
2:30 PM Wynn Hotel and Casino - took a cab to St. Paul Ruins 20 120
St. Paul Ruins
St. Paul Ruins Museum
Climb the Fortress
 4:00 PM Went to Koi Kei to shop for pasalubong 
Walk to Senado Square
 4:30 PM Senado Square
Walk back to Wynn Hotel and took a 
Pass by Lisboa Hotel and Casino
5:20 PM Ferry terminal and bought a ticket back  185 1110
Hong to Macau Ferry via TurboJet  (05:45 - 7:30)
8:30 PM Dinner at TST
Meal 50 300
Total Day 3 515 3,090.00
-------------------------------------------------------------------Day   4-------------------------------------------------------------------
Hotel - Airport
6:00 AM A21 Bus to Airport
Food 50 300
7:00 AM Aji-ichiban
Arival at Clark then off to Manila
10:45 AM Clark Airport to Cubao by Bus 36.67 220
Total Day 4 86.67 520
Over All Expense exclusive of Airfare 2,029.00 12,174.00
Two way airfare 3,500.00
** Pocket money for shopping and Pasalubong                     -   
Hong Kong - Macau 4 Days 3 Nights Expenses 15,674.00


>>> Hong Kong - Macau : Day 1 and Prior

>>> Hong Kong Day 2 - The Giant Buddha and Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cable.

>>> HK Tai San Guesthouse at Harilela Mansion - Our Hong Kong Stay
 


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Christeen is a 20 something Filipina, a student of life and a corporate employee who travels as she possibly can. Off from work, she's into crafting, fashion designing, taking photos, practicing yoga and telling stories from her journeys.

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127 comments:

  1. Wow this is so much more detailed than the drunken mess i barfed on my blog ages ago.

    It really made me miss Macau-- props too if you went there at night since everything becomes more beautiful :D

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    1. Hi Lauren thanks for dropping by. Your narrations about your recent HK-Macau exploration had inspired me to keep this trip going. I wish I was able to stay at Macau a little bit longer to see the bright lights too :)

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  2. This is noted Teng! :-) Since my cambodia trip was cancelled i will considered HK and Macau probably next year :-)

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    1. Awwww! sayang :| pero push lang ng push Maya! ;)

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  3. This is noted Teng! Since my cambodia trip was cancelled this year i will consider Hk and Macua instead :-)

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  4. Hi. Your blog is very helpful. How much was your fare from HK to Macau via ferry and vice versa?

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    1. 7:30 AM Buy ticket for HK-Macau- ticket 160HHKD = 960PHP
      5:20 PM Ferry terminal and bought a ticket back to HK 185HKD = 1110PHP

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  5. Hi. This is so helpful. We're going to HK in September and we're planning to also visit macau. How much was your fare in total from Hk- Macau via ferry? Thanks!

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    1. 7:30 AM Buy ticket for HK-Macau- ticket 160HHKD = 960PHP
      5:20 PM Ferry terminal and bought a ticket back to HK 185HKD = 1110PHP

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    2. Hi! That ticket rate is per person? Thanks in advance! :)

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  6. Hi. How much was the fare in total from Hk to Macau via ferry? Thanks!

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  7. Very helpful. This will help us a lot in going around HK and Macau in August. Thank you for sharing :) By the way, where was that picture taken with you and your friends behind the pillars? Nice spot :)

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    1. Thanks! that photo was taken in Fisherman’s Wharf in Macau :) Happy trip!

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  8. This is very helpful. We'll be there in Sept for just 3 days. Is it ok to visit Macau first? Sa HK airport kasi ang arrival at departure nmin. 10AM ang dating namin sa HK so is half day tour in Macau just enough?

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    1. Here is the story of our Macau day tour - http://www.senyoritalakwachera.com/2014/07/macau-macao-i-havent-had-enough-of-you.html

      Nabitin ako, but if you think na okay na yan sa inyo then pwede na yung half day Macau tour :)

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  9. Wow this is very helpful! I will surely use your blog as a guide. We will be doing a "reverse trip" (Macau to HK) by next year. We bought a ticket MNL-Macau and HK-MNL. Planning to stay in Macau for one night to visit some of the famous places but it seems like you were able to visit a lot in just one day so I probably would have to revisit our itinerary to save a night of hotel charges in Macau.

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    1. Thank you dear!! Your flight is very strategic - you'll surely have more time than what we had. Use it wisely, take time and enjoy!!

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  10. Thanks for the info. I noticed, you didn't go to Disneyland?

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    1. your welcome :D yes we didn't because we felt that it isn't worth to spend hundred bucks for a half-day Disneyland tour. I am planning to visit next time with two days pass with our little sisters.

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  11. Disney tour is outstanding tour in the world and this article is very useful for me also because i am also traveler and get many information from this article and at that time i am in Us and use GBT services for travel bus indianapolis to new york..

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  12. Hi Christeen.Your blog is very helpful. Anyway do you have any idea if I buy my ticket like this: MNL-HKG then MACAU-MNL, do you thinks its possible? Thanks in advance :)

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    1. Yes it is very possible, in fact its the best way to go :)

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    2. Thank you so much :) yes MNL-HKG then MACAU-MNL is possible, in fact it is a very good choice.

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    3. Hi Christeen! I'm flying to HK next week and I'll be flying back to MNL from Macau. My worry is that this might have a problem with the immigration since my entry and exit points are not the same. Any thoughts on this please? By the way, your blogs are very helpful! Thank you :)

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    4. Hi Ayish, it is a common route for HK-Macau travelers, so I guess its not a problem at all. just tell them the exact date when your exiting HK and that's it :). Thank you so muck for the visit! enjoy your trip! :)

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  13. Thanks for the tips, Christeen..! I’ve been long planning on visiting Macau and I feel it in my bones that the time will be right very soon :) It’s very useful to know how to save a bit while in Macau so that there’s money left for other trips.

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  14. when was this exactly po?

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    1. ahh same lang pala sa na-book namin na travel sa hk-macau thin.. any thoughts on the weather po? :)

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    2. yay! talaga.. buti pinaalala mo. I supposed to do a separate post about that which tackles yung outfit or clothing na kelangan. Cguro to give you an idea, dumating kami dun na 16° yung temp, pagkahapon it drops to 11-13° sa Victorias Peak. The next day, weather is better, it went up to 20-23° but rain suddenly fall at night making the temp to drop again to 14°. The next day, we are in Macau with all the layered clothes but was surprised kasi mainit na pala :( mga 23-25°.

      Very unpredictable weather, I suggest you wear spring clothes and then bring with you a thermo jackets or thick coats specially if lamigin ka gaya ko kasi thats what I observed from the locals. We don't have either kasi inisip namin baka mag over dress kami but we regretted it :)

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    3. wow, thanks po for the reminders :)

      actually i'm mostly worried po sa weather during the day, does it usually rain ba? baka kasi masayang punta namin sa theme parks if we cannot utilize the rides due to the weather :(

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    4. it rains bandang hapon mga couple of hours then din pero hindi naman heavy. The rest of the day is cloudy pero fine naman sya :)

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    5. ahh okay :) it's good to hear na at least it didn't rain the entire day.
      hopefully ganyan lang din weather dun by next year but it would be
      better sana if weather will be fine all day.

      anyway, this helps a lot. please continue doing this to help other first
      timers sa iba't-ibang places. thank you so much and wish you the best on
      your future travels :)

      by the way, name's Ana :)

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  15. your shared information is really beneficial for those who are first time planning their tour to Hong Kong.This is one of my favourite travel destinations. During my last journey we had great time at Macau as well. It was a comfortable journey and never forgettable experiences i got there.
    I also had great time at boston to Philadelphia tour .

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  16. I was actually worried about getting lost around HK &Macau. It will definitely take up a lot of time. Good thing I came upon your blog. :) very detailed and beneficial to first timers like me! Thank you!

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  17. any suggestions? arrive kmi macau ng mga 11pm. san kaya pede mgstay na cheap lng kasi sayang nmn for accomo same price dn. meron b dun mga parang tracient or motel?

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    1. Uhmmm wala akong alam na matutuluyan dun, ang alam ko it is highly suggested that you book and search ahead of time kasi mahal ang accommodation dun. yugn price curve daw eh daig yung coke :)

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  18. any suggestions? arrive kmi macau ng mga 11pm. san kaya pede mgstay na cheap lng kasi sayang nmn for accomo same price dn. meron b dun mga parang tracient or motel?

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  19. Hi, how much did you spend for the hotel accommodation?

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  20. ask ko lang.. kung magkano ung pinakita niong pocket money sa IO?
    thank you in advance. :)

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    1. 3-4k yung pocket money namin kada isa :) pambili ng pasalubong at kung anik anik. haha

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  21. Hi ask ko lang, yung pocket money ba na dineclare nyo sa IO, is in HKD? :) Thanks!

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    1. hmmm actually its just a quick and casual question, I answered it in Peso para mas malaki pakinggan ;) pero I have the HKD value just incase hingin.

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  22. Hi. IS there still a ferry from Macau to HK late at night?

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    1. Yes there is, check turbojet's website or the website of the jet lines of your choice to check for exact schedule. :)

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  23. Hi! Question lang about Day 1 From the Airport to Tsim Sha Tsui. How come naging Php2600 ung fare? Thanks!

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    1. hotel accommodation po yung naka 2600 :) walang fees yung bus kasi octopus card gamit naming dun.

      HK Taisan | 433.33 | 2,600.00

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  24. yung 2,600 is good for how many nights?

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  25. panu sa imigration pag mag isa lang pupunta? eh 19 yrs old palang ako??

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  26. Hi! Can I ask po? Kelangan ba ng Immigration ng letter in seeking a tourist visit or a company id will do? I will be travelling to HKG thisMarch po. Hoping for your response, Thank you. Good day! :)

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  27. Hello, in our case, we're going to hk na ung sister ko ang nagbayad ng lahat but she's not going with us. Ano po bang docu ung needed ipakita sa immigration? Since bagong grad lng kmi at wala pang work. Mid april po ung flight namin. Thanks.

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  28. Hi! May I ask if yung travel tax and departure fee is per person or for the whole group na? We're a family of 6 kasi e. Thank you! :)

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  29. Hi Christeen. Sobrang helpful ng blog mu, very detailed!
    Ung HK Taisan | 433.33 | 2,600.00 >> per night? per room?

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  30. Hi, just wanted to ask until what time available yung ferry from HK going to Macau, 24hrs ba sya, thanks

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  31. Hello christeen, just wanted to ask kung 24hrs available yung ferries from HK to macau, if not ,until what time yung last trip? Thanks

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  32. Where did you stay in Hongkong? And how much per night po?

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  33. You have a very nice blog. I hope you keep up because you will help a lot of travellers. Its very inspiring you have her and clean then precise pa. God bless! Well done! We'll definitely recommend your iti to my friends who plans to travel HK.

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    1. Hi, thank you for the sweet thoughts. I am not a good writer but I am very passionate about sharing my travel ideas and helping in my own way hence I am very glad to hear that it serves well to some of my readers. These kind of appreciation fuels this blog to keep on going. Salamat 

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  34. You have a very nice blog. I hope you keep up because you will help a lot of travellers. Its very inspiring you have her and clean then precise pa. God bless! Well done! We'll definitely recommend your iti to my friends who plans to go to HK.

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  35. hi,
    did you not visit disneyland or oceanpark?

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  36. wow that was so awesome! actually its my first time travel in Hong Kong too and that really blows my head when I knew that some bus routes has a scheduling but I still manage to travel along hehhe. Please check my website too at http://greegadventure.blogspot.com/ . Thanks

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  37. Thank you for sharing. You're post is very informative and well-written. I will definitely use your info for my upcoming HK-Macau trip with high school friends. When I get back, I'll also try to share our experience. :)

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    1. Hi Cathy, Thank you so much :) it's always my pleasure to help. Enjoy HK & Macau!

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    2. You're welcome, Christeen. We did! :)

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  38. Wow! This by far is the most detailed blog ive read about traveling to hk. Were planning to go there next June but would like to visit China as well since were nearly there. Would you know anything about it? Please share. Thanks ����

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    1. Hi, glad that you find those details helpful. I hope by now you already have the idea about crossing other china regions from HK. As for me, it's something I still have to experience.

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  39. wow! thank u for this tips. my husband and i are excited to travel out of the country for the first time.

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    1. Wow! happy for both of you! enjoy your trip and be safe :)

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  40. wow!! so many places u have been.. and thanks for sharing the information.

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    1. My pleasure Shaina :) thanks for dropping by.

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  41. Hi. I'm going to visit HK by April this year with my family. We'll be there from April 2-4 (10am arrival in HK) (7am departure going home) only because of our tight schedule. I would like to ask for your suggestion about any itinerary that could make our short stay as fruitful as yours. Given the short time, I hope I could visit Macau and Disneyland regardless of the money I will have to spend. It's my brother's birthday anyway :) I hope for a positive response :) God bless you.

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    1. Thanks Peter, You might want to consider getting a customized tour if that's the case. :)

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    2. What do you mean customized tour? Like a package or something? Do u know how much one person cost? And where to avail them? But I heard if u get a package or something you won't enjoy much since u don't own your time? Thanks for replying :)

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    3. And also, I made a reservation thru agoda for fortune hotel, nobody contacted me for confirmation or something. I have a receipt, though but I can't reach them online. Did u make reservations online also? :)

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  42. Hi! May I know how did you make reservations at HK TaiSan Guesthouse? and what's their method of payment?

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    1. I made the reservation through their website. You may change the language to English. and find the reservation portion, after that you will be contacted by the owner through email for the payment. Payment was done via Paypal.

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  43. Hello po. ask ko lang yung free shuttle service nung Wynn Hotel kaylngan ba mag check in ka dun or free talaga siya para kanino? kasi pupunta kami sa macau sa February.

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    1. Hi,
      share ko lang, free po ang mga hotel shuttle service dun sa Macau, that is for tourists po, the buses route is from one hotel to another or to the ferry terminal.
      that was our experience last year Feb, no need mg check in

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  44. Hi! Just dropping by to say thank you. This post was very helpful in planning for our trip this coming March. :) If you ever drop by sa Cebu and want to trek to our humble mountains here, feel free to message me. :)

    Kring of https://thewanderfulllife.wordpress.com/

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  45. Hi i just want to ask if the shuttle bus are available 24 hrs? We will be arriving at 9pm at the macau airport

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  46. Hi i just want to ask if the shuttle bus have definite time? Like if they are available 24 hrs? We will be arriving at the macau airport at 9pm

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  47. Hi, I am Filipino and a PWD. I can't ride a bus. Do you think I can travel around HK tourist destinations via train/taxi only? That's my major concern once me and my friends will go there.

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  48. Hi! Just dropping by to say thank you.
    your post is very helpful in planning for our trip this July. :)

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  49. You're article is very helpful... we're going to hk this july and we still cant decide if we're going to avail land arrangemnt or mag DIY nalang.. gladly, nahanap ko tong blog mo... ☺ plano din nmn pumunta ng macau and shenzen.. may alam ka ba kung san pwd sumakay papuntang shenzen? Thanks.

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    1. Hello, thank you so much :) glad you find this helpful. I haven't been to shenzhen nor search about the transpo going there, but there are a lot in google for sure. Hope you find what you are looking for :) happy trip!

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  50. Hi! First thanks for the blog. Im planning to go in HK this November, any advise for me cause im travelling alone and any id that you think they accept?

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    1. Hello, just be your self and don't be scared to ask and explore - you'll be fine. For ID Passport and company ID will do.

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  51. Hello..may i ask about pocket money..thank you..going this june

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    1. wow! that was quite some times now and I can't recall how much exactly I had in my pocket that time. Pretty sure thought it's not more than 15,000.00 pesos.

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  52. Hi! This is an awesome blog just exactly what I was looking for! Do you think I can do Ngong Ping (via crystal cable car) first thing in the morning after checking in the hotel then Victoria Peak in the afternoon? Is Mongkok all I need to visit for the best hong kong street food? Yung excess hkd mabilis naman mapapalitan back to php pagbalik ng pilipinas?

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    1. Thanks Kim! :) yeah you can do crystal cable car in the morning going to Lantau Island. Aside from Mongkok, you may check ladies market and another popular market which I forgot the name :) Happy trip!

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  53. hi,

    this is a very helpful blog!step by step and detailed talaga specially the procedure in the airport. Thanks so much. trying to contact HK Taisan guesthouse now instead of trying to get via airbnb.

    Salamat

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  54. Your blog is very detailed and helpful! My friends and I went to HK last may and it was awesome. I wrote a similar blog post, Check it out! :)
    http://wp.me/p7zkjI-4h

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  55. HI, do you still have your octopus card? can I buy it?

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  56. does anyone here po merong octopus card?

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  57. if willing to sell your octopus card. kindly send me a txt message. 09178401518.. thank you

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  58. This is such a wonderful post for those who will travel HK for the first time. What airline did you booked your flight on? And does it include any promos? Thank you and thanks for this very detailed blog post.

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  59. Hi! ask ko lang po about dun sa proof of identification sa immigration, what if wala pong work and hndi na student at walang credit card, ano po pa pwde ipakitang proof?? Thanks!

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  60. Super helpful! Especially for solo travelers like me. Will probably follow this instead of getting packaged tours. Maybe taking the public transpo will test my patience as well :):)
    I am so excited for my solo travel this October. Salamat sa guide :)

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  61. hello, is the total expense showed per individual person or expenses nio nang tatlo yan as a whole, less the expenses you made for pasalubong, of course. thanks!

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  62. Hi! Acceptable po ba as hand carry luggage ang 20inch luggage at 32x27x12cm na small backpack? I'm flying with Cebupac po

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  63. Hi! Acceptable po ba as hand carry luggage ang 20inch luggage at 32x27x12cm na small backpack? I'm flying with Cebupac po

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  64. hi... mas mahirap poh ba magtravel to hong kong ng mag isa?

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    1. Hi Jahid, i don't think so. I guess it's more of kung okay sayo mag isa or hindi :)

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    2. hehehe,,, mejo loner kc eh.... tenx 4 d answer...

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    3. HAHA... okay lang yun masaya nga naman kasi minsan magisa :) enjoy ka! safe trip!

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  65. Hi! I find your post truly helpful. It will be my fourth time visiting Hong Kong and Macau two weeks from now. But in all my previous trips, I booked everything through travel agencies. This time around, I just want to do it on my own. I am just wondering how you were able to book your Turbojet ticket from Macau back to Hong Kong. Did you just buy it on the day of your trip itself or you did you book it in advance. I wanted to purchase ferry tickets on line but their website stated that there should be a lead time of 45 days. Will appreciate your response. Thanks in advance. -RD

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    1. Hi Rheal, you can purchase it online but we purchased ours on the same day of our departure - we opted it that way so we can have flexible time. I've heard that they are very strict on late arrivals so there :) hope that helps, happy & safe trip!

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    2. This is the best Hong Kong travel guide I've read so far. Thanks for the information you listed. It's really a great help since I'm planning to make our own itinerary. I find travel and tour agencies pricey.

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  66. Hi me and my 2 friends will be in hongkong this jan 29- feb 2 2017. We already have our tickets. But we still dont have place to stay. We are looking for decent place to stay w/rigth price. Can you suggest place for us to stay we are looking for airb&b they offer much cheaper place to stay. Any suggestions please thanks

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    1. Airbnb is a good place to check for accommodations. Been using it for quite sometimes now. :) You may also consider - HK Taisan

      Please see my post about HK Taisan for more details. http://www.senyoritalakwachera.com/2014/04/hk-tai-san-guesthouse-at-harilela.html

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  67. hello. is 20k pocket money enough for 6days trip in hk-macau ? :D

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    1. If I am to handle then I guess yes. But that will depend kung sa choices mo interms of food and mode of transpo pati shopping haha.

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  68. hi is it more expensive to use AE than the other line like Tung Chung Line?My wifeand my son were planning to stay at Cause waY bay.. Can u gve us some helpful tips on how to get there

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  69. hi my wife and son were planning to stay at causeway bay. from airport, is the AE is much expensive than the other line like Tung Chung line? any tips to get ag causeway in cheapest but comfortable way tnx

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    1. Take A11 bus from the airport going to Causeway (HK Central). As far as I can remember, 40HKD yung fare. If you'll take Airport Express, mas expensive, around 80HKD as far as I can remember. Don't forget to buy Octopus Card, you can use it sa subway, airpotr express and bus

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  70. hi. thank for sharing your trip. May i ask if it is possible if we exit from macau to manila.. is there any problem if we do that?

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