few addresses in TST ?
The Arts Library
(2734 2042), Podium, Adm Bldg, HK Cultural Center, 10 Salisbury Rd (near the
Planetarium). Like all the public libraries, it is free ! Open
Mond-Thurs 10am-7pm, Frid 10am-9pm, Sat & Sund 10am-5pm, PH closed
. Reservation half a day in advance recommended.
Tips : Jennifer (April 02)
« The Art Library moved to a newly launched 'Central Library' in the Causeway Bay on the HK Island
side. There's a new museum opened next to the HK Cultural Centre, not sure if there's free Internet available there,
you can check out the www.lcsd.gov.hk for more details.»
Tips : Walter, Australia / New Zealand (March 02)
« There is free internet at the post office in TST, just east of
Nathan rd. (limited to 5min, i think)»
Backpacker's Tips :
Daniel Cooper, Australia (Jan 02)
in the libraries is free but the browser is crap. Best place is on Nathan Rd, diagonally opposite the police station, 2nd floor.
HK$10 an hour and the USB port is right on the front of the machines (for digital camera users)»
Backpacker's Tips :
Kris, USA (March 00)
Kong-cybercafes : One can go to the Kowloon Public Library at the corner of
Waterloo Rd and Pui Ching Rd, 8th floor. Opens 10a and 1-2 hrs is free. You must
show your passport or DL to access / Friends cafe across the street from
Kimberley Hotel on Kimberley Road. / Shadowman cafe across the street from Hyatt
Regency hotel...no English sign outside. Look for computers just inside the
door. If you purchase food or drink, then free 20 mins. Otherwise HK$15 for
first 15mins, then HK$10 every 15 mins after that. »
post office is located on Middle Rd on the west on Nathan Rd. Like all
the post office, it is open Mond-Frid 8 to 6pm, Sat 8 to 2pm, Sund. & PH
Travel Ltd (2723 2306), 4F, Alpha House, Peking Rd, next to CTS.
in China's visas (3 months single entry $130, 6 months
multiple entries $600,...), cheap flights and good hotels
Travel Ltd (2722 6878), Basement, Shop B22, Hyatt Regency Hotel,
Peking Rd (next to Deli France) . Same services as the above but usually
less busy. Another branch in Chung King Mansion, 16F, Block A.
Net Services Ltd (2723 7138), Shop G11, GF, HK Pacific Center, 28
Hankow Rd. Another good agency for cheap visas and flights.
Travel Service, "CTS" (2315 7132), Alpha House, Peking Rd.
Avoid to take your visa here as it is more expensive and bureaucratic than
the above addresses. However, this is a good place for trains (no
commission so far), boat or plane tickets to China.
offer better deals than banks as they do
not charge commission (it's illegal). Shop around in the area of Chung King
Mansion for the best rates. Patels (in blue), Singapore Exchange
(in white) or City Foreign (in red) were all recommended.
the best choice is offered by Swindon Books (2366 8083), 13-15 Lock
magazines, go to Times The Bookshop (2367 4340), Basement, Golden
Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Rd (opposite Watson's). Open 10:30am to 8:45pm
Backpacker's Tips : Anonymous (Feb 05)
« A new bookshop where travelers meet and exchange information :, it has
30% new books and 70% second hand books on various aspects especially on travel,
fiction. It is called The Travellers Home and is located on 2/f 55 Hankow Road
Tsim Sha Tsui. (Walk up the stairs between a 7 eleven and a bakery shop) tel:
23808380. There is a café & Tea corner and there is a message Board where you
can leave your message if you want to look for travel partner to China and S.E.
Asia... I have posted one as well. Very effective! One more thing: they provide
free service on certain travel matters in Hong Kong. The opening hours is
Mon-Sat 12:30-9:00pm Sun and public holidays: 1:00-7:30pm »
of choice around TST but not so many shops are affiliated with the HKTA. Some of
them can be found on Hankow Rd. Hi Busy (28 Hankow Rd), for example, offered us good
advises and friendly after-sale services. Still, shop around ! See Travel
tips on how to shop safely in HK...
is full of them and you will be approached by a tout every 2 seconds when
walking Nathan Road. Instead of following one, go directly check the prices in
different shops. But be careful with your expenses : those guys are very good
in making you believe you absolutely need 3 suits, 10 shirts, 20 ties and a
cashmere coat (I know, I personally tested it !).
Kong is the home of Wing Chun, arguably the most efficient and less
frustrating Chinese style of Kung Fu. It is the style Bruce Lee used when
fighting... If you are interested, you could contact Sifu Sam Lau, the owner
of Shoestring Travel Agency as well as a couple of guesthouses. He was one
of the original student of late Grand Master Yip Man and seems less interested
in making money than promoting the art... Rare enough in Hong Kong !