Do you know how much roughly i should set for the dining cost of 2 persons for a 4D3N trip in Hong Kong? I refer to those meals at street market to small restaurant in the shopping centre. I now set at $30/ meal / person. Would that be enough?
hi carlene, that's really a sweet surprise for your hubby. Hope everything will go smoothly for you!
currently I am staying in hk and I muz say 30sgd per meal per pax is more than enough...
my hubby love shopping in mongkok because there r alot of malls selling electronic stuff... games and gadgets. if ur hubby is into those too, i am sure he will be very happy there. for you, mongkok center will be a great shopping for girls.
Can try the Fa Yuen Street shopping in Prince Edward. It's similar and better than ladies market.
as for sight-seeing, i realise most locals here prefer ocean park to disney. for me they r about the same. Tickets are too expensive to go often too.
And regarding speaking in chinese... actually it's the wrong concept... most hkger dislike ppl from china... try to speak cantonese if not english. but then again, i am sure they can tell from our chinese that we r not from china.
hahaha...the HK ppl thought i was china chinese until i told her i'm singaporean.
so usually i will speak english to the people there. on one hand they welcome the china chinese, because they are really big spenders, on the other hand they don't welcome them because they can be quite loud sometimes. but either way, there's no issue because they do understand english although they have difficulty speaking it.
I think its so sweet of you to plan such a surprise for your hubby..
Anyway, just want to caution you abt changing money in HK... where possible, do all your changing in SG coz the rates in HK are very very lousy...at least it was in my case... when i was checking out the rates at ard causeway bay area...
So if you intend to shop and shop.. change more in Sg first..
Last dec i made the same surprise for my hubby, but to Bali; my hubby bday also only diff few days with our anniversary; mine more diff since i have to bring my doter as well, so i told him i need to go back my hometown to visit relative with my doter; i manage to conviced him to follow me with cab coz i dont want him tired and sleepy for driving so early =) mine wasnt tht early act, 8am flight
When we're reach hotel, the staff already arrange small bday cake and they even arrange "happy bday" from rose petals on our bed; the funny part is that the hotel staff also fill the bath tub with flower petals, our doter thrill to see it and asking me to let her play in the bath tub, soon the bath tub full of her toys as well.
sure your hubby will like it! at first i also worry if man doesnt like this kind of stuff, but knowing him not easily get irritated, i went on my plan. He was surprised when i show him the ticket to bali in the airport, at first he worry bout job and all, but i told him everything sorted out (we based oversea, so i dont have to re apply for reservice thingy). He made some phone call and voila, done.
Luckily i'm the one who always packing his stuff whenever we go for holidays, so none of his things will left behind =)
Hopefully you enjoy your trip! its much easier without 3 yrs old toddler tag along! =)
alamakz!! juz recd a call from Hubby say he wanna go book HK trip cos jetstar having promo! *faintz*!
i already havin much difficulty tryin to keep it a secret but it seems like he is throwing "obstacles" my way each time... grrr...
juz e other day, he casually told me he likes this oakley sunglasses which his frenz able to buy v cheaply, as his bdae present... faintz! i haf to feign ignorance and say "aiya no money to celebrate bdae for u this yr la... buy cake can liaoz" =( he look so disappointed i felt so guilty...BUT
i already spent 1.2k for e HK trip and now trying to save another 2k for our expenses there... Grrr....
now he throw me e qn of wanting to go hk for e Jetstar promo! AAArrrggghhh
milo: ya lor!! din expect this man...he was working when he called so i call his colleagues to help me bluff him HK now season not good, plus accomodation min sgd1k/nite ... LOL! he called me again after tt and told me his colleagues adv him not to go hk cos very ex!! LOL yea!!
coco: i laughed damn loud at ur post hahahaha...ya better dun let jetstar see.... whahahahahhahaha =p
If first time in HK. I think 4 or 5 days is OK. Why bother travel all the way to Zhu hai.. Not as if Zhu hai is very special. But yes, if you are in Macau, Zhu Hai is just opposite.. but why go Macau unless you are interested in the casino and the night life.
Hong Kong should be more interesting. However, if you want to shop for fake or cheaper goods, Shen Zhen is good. But it is also more dangerous than Hong Hong.