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Reaching late night w/family - options

Old Jun 16, 18, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by amitdi View Post
I booked a lodge in ChungKing mansion.
You can't be serious.
Chungking Mansion is where one would stay just to cross off a bucketlist item of crazy things to do.
Do that when your kid's not with you.
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Old Jun 20, 18, 3:00 pm
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FWIW, the last time I arrived HKIA late in the evening (probably ~10pm) the immigration line was over an hour, probably close to 90 minutes. I was kind of furious. This was ~3 years ago, so maybe it's gotten better? The good news was that our bags were waiting for us, so it still wasn't 2 hours to curbside.
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Old Jun 21, 18, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
I actually think differently - kaka did point out the reality.



Uber's business model actually can effectively prevent scammers. However, the reality remains simple and unchanged - Uber is illegal in Hong Kong.



The HKSAR Government has done nothing much to prevent passengers getting scammed. It is simply because taxi licensing is sort of a joke.
a taxi speeding or taking a discounted fare or not goving exact change is equally illegal- yet uber is not illegal to the passenger, just the driver. So the onus is not on (us). And if u are scammed by the uber driver, ure not SOL, whilst you would be for a taxi
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Old Jun 21, 18, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by kaka View Post
And if u are scammed by the uber driver, ure not SOL, whilst you would be for a taxi
Eh? If you are scammed by an Uber driver you are reliant on some far away company which is operating in HK illegally. If you are scammed by a taxi driver you call the police and go into the HK legal system. I know which one I'd rather rely on!
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Old Jun 22, 18, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by christep View Post
Eh? If you are scammed by an Uber driver you are reliant on some far away company which is operating in HK illegally. If you are scammed by a taxi driver you call the police and go into the HK legal system. I know which one I'd rather rely on!
except one is easier to deal with than the other. guess which one that is? (I've experienced both, and for taxis it would just stop somewhere)
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:17 pm
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Hi,
I just wanted to update regarding my trip. I booked something on AirBnB as bkp for 1 day in case Canada Hotel did not accommodate me late at night. So, we went by A21 and reached at about 1:15am. We had to buzz but the receptionist woke up and took us in. So I didnt have to use my AirBnB backup option. The room was quite small. Regarding Chungking, from a fire safety, it looked congested and dangerous. However, otherwise the place looked quite safe to me (from a theft/mugging perspective. It just looks scary to the eye and the elevators are slow. But I found a lot of Indian people doing business there, few of them from Mumbai (my hometown).

Hong Kong in general is a very busy place. The language issue was more prevalent than I imagined. But since I had local SIM with data, and done good research, it didnt bother much. Also, there are signs everywhere, so you rarely need to ask your way around. Overall, the trip was very enjoyable and we had great memories.

Thanks for all of you who helped answer my initial questions...appreciate it.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 12:22 pm
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So you weren't joking about staying at Chungking Mansions?
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