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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    And pretty much any "must-haves" can be purchased online and sent here.
    Nope, had Tums held back by customs from a recent Drugstore.com order. Finally found some at a local pharmacy. They said that they now need to hand carry Tums from the US and can't get them shipped in. So odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello_there:
    Nope, had Tums held back by customs from a recent Drugstore.com order. Finally found some at a local pharmacy. They said that they now need to hand carry Tums from the US and can't get them shipped in. So odd.

    That's why I said "pretty much any", rather than "eveything".

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    My advice would be to make sure that the immigration officer at the airport stamps the right page (the one with the visa) when you enter Hong Kong. If he does not you have got a long wait and messing about when trying to get your Hong Kong ID.

    Not that i'm bitter having spent 4+ hours at immigration tower today!


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    Update! Arrived in HK last night. So far I've been exploring Sheung Wen and Central - loving it! So much to see in such a small area. And so easy to get around as well. Just taking some time to get used to feeling like I stand out in a crowd ... do other people feel like that?

    By the way, I'm thinking about heading out to a bar called "Zoo" here in Sheung Wen tonight. Anyone know if it's good? Maybe those who gave me good advice can come along tonight and collect on their drinks ... :-)


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    Welcome to HK!


  6. #26

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    Welcome to HK mate!!!

    I kinda moved here not too long ago from Melbourne. Anyhow "Zoo" is a small and neat gay pub.I have been there a couple of times to meet up with gd frens of mine coz we all stay in the vicinity and must say that they are pretty generous with their alcohol. So chill and enjoy.


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    My advice would be to breathe, count to 10, take it easy, and don't sweat the small stuff with everyday metro/walking/shop experiences.
    Don't lose your temper with strangers who push you from behind, step on your shoes, or are rude to you. What's rude for us, may not be rude for locals, it may be just the way things are done. I'm moving there in August and these are just things I've notived I have to pay attention to for my own peace of mind when I do make the permanent transition there.


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    So, it's a gay bar! Thanks for that advice, saved me some time. Nothing against gay bars, but would be kind of unproductive for me to go there ... :-)

    Any suggestions for good bars near the Sheung Wan MTR? I noticed another place, cafe nirvana, looked like a small coffee shop / bar but advertising live music on the weekend. Thoughts? Another friend suggested I hop in a cab and go straght to Lan Kwai Fong as well


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    there's really no reason why you can't even get on a tram or the MTR and go to central... depending on where in sheung wan, it's even walking distance.

    hk island is a very small place...you should explore a little more! that's half the fun!


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    A fantastic question! I'm moving over in 5 weeks so thank you from me too for all the great advice!


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