Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/29

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Subject: [Leica] Passing through Hong Kong
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Sat Nov 29 07:49:11 2008
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Hi Adam,
Marty has given excellent advice in his posting - your daughter and  
boyfriend can get downtown quickly on the Airport Express and from  
Central they can ride the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon  
side or take the tourist bus to the Peak Tram terminus in Central and  
ride the Tram to the Peak for a panoramic view over Hong Kong harbour.  
If they are lucky and get a clear day it is truly spectacular. They  
should buy return tickets on the Airport Express and it should be  
possible to check their luggage all the way through to Malaysia. I  
would think they can easily clear Customs and Immigration in one hour   
and be downtown in Central half an hour after that.
That would give them about 5 hours in town before they would have to  
head back to the airport. Assuming they have their boarding passes  
already (picked up in transit on arrival) they can get through  
Immigration and Security and back out to the boarding gate in an hour  
or so with time to spare. Hong Kong is one of the great cities of the  
world (Manhattan without guns) and a fascinating amalgam of East and  
West and well worth a look. After they have consulted the internet for  
ideas about what to do that interests them if they would like to  
contact me directly I would be pleased to try and point them in the  
right direction(s).

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:07:36 -0800
> From: "Adam Bridge" <>
> Subject: [Leica] OT: What to do if you're passing through the Hong
>       Kong    airport with 8 hour lay-over?
> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> My daughter and her boyfriend are on their way to Malaysia in early
> January and will find themselves with 8 hours at the airport in Hong
> Kong. Can they leave the airport to get a super-quick taste of Hong
> Kong? If it's possible, is it worth the effort or the risk of not
> getting back in time?
> Thanks for sharing any insight!
> Adam

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