Top Tip what should I bring over?

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  1. #11

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    ...oh and obviously wooly jumpers for the boys and pashminas for you...


  2. #12

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    great thanks for the tips so far....what about treats are they the same as UK - crisps, biscuits etc. And also what about indian ingrediants like flours, spices etc


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    Bring Maltesers - they're usually soggy inside in HK. And if you like Galaxy chocolate or Minstrels, they're hard to find in HK. I haven't seen Hob nobs around either, but maybe someone else has spotted them somewhere.


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    Taste....anything you have a particular taste for.

    You can get just about everything in Hong Kong, but sometimes for a price. But if there is something you particularly have a taste for, be it a type of toothpaste or a type of cooking spice or tea (as mentioned) or BBQ sauce, then you might want to consider bringing it over special.

    My 'taste' items included:

    a toothpaste flavor I liked
    some local BBQ sauce from a nearby shack
    some Mexican food stuff to make burritos


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    You can get anything you want, bar a few little things in HK. Don't waste your time bringing things with you in the food department, really not worth it. If you will be spending a while living in HK, i suggest packing a few photo albums of friends/family, and all the cd's you like. DVD's are easy enough to get there, but musical taste can be expensive to 're-buy' when in the mood. Plenty of good book stores in HK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    kids clothes are cheap in most of the markets, try the alleys in Central
    Well, if you like factory seconds with stains or bad stitching...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheroad:
    Well, if you like factory seconds with stains or bad stitching...
    I have not had this experience with the clothes I have bought.

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    >> Well, if you like factory seconds with stains or bad stitching...

    Oh yeah? Fair bit of misinformation in there ..

    There's plenty of stuff which can be bought at bargain prices which is absolutely ok.

    Also, do keep in mind that younger kids really don't mind and will probably outgrow the stuff in a few months. You just have to look .. and then you'll figure out that there are a fair few suppliers in there who bring in good stuff.

    Same for stanley, but the quality is higher there given the touristy prices.


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    Zara also has some lovely clothes for kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheroad:
    Well, if you like factory seconds with stains or bad stitching...
    absolutely nothing wrong with the clothes..except for the lack of well-known branding. some might say that's a good thing.

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