DISCO BAY or REPULSE BAY if I need to go to Mei FOO 3 times per week

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  1. #11

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    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    Expat by marriage perhaps?



    To the OP: don't fret about air pollution; it's bad everywhere.
    Dear Husband holds HK passport kids and I don't.

    Or... is there any other things I should be aware of ?

    I really welcome suggestions/ infos.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy_mom:
    Does this mean that I will need to look for a property that is closer to the tunnel ? I really want to avoid renting the golf carts etc

    How long will the commuting time roughly be as I need to change 3 times. 1 hour ?

    Thank You
    No need to look for something near the tunnel. Any place that is within walking distance of the Plaza or along the bus route will do.
    Travel time would be appr. 45 min - buses are very frequent and change at the MTR stops means you only walk across the platform.

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    Thanks For the info

    Quote Originally Posted by elle:
    No need to look for something near the tunnel. Any place that is within walking distance of the Plaza or along the bus route will do.
    Travel time would be appr. 45 min - buses are very frequent and change at the MTR stops means you only walk across the platform.
    Wow very useful info. 45 min seems to be workable. Though it may seemed that I will spend quite a good amount of transport cost back and forth for 6 of us. but I understand transportation cost are high in HK.

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    Bus to Sunny Bay HK$9.1 + MTR from Sunny Bay to Mei Foo HK$ 10.5 per adult (HK$ 4.6 + HK$ 5.0 per child).


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    May end up taking taxi in Sunny bay

    Quote Originally Posted by elle:
    Bus to Sunny Bay HK$9.1 + MTR from Sunny Bay to Mei Foo HK$ 10.5 per adult (HK$ 4.6 + HK$ 5.0 per child).
    I figure we might be better off taking taxi from Sunny Bay to Mei Foo?

    Location wise, Is La serene / Caperidge close to the Plaza/ bus routes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy_mom:
    Wow very useful info. 45 min seems to be workable. Though it may seemed that I will spend quite a good amount of transport cost back and forth for 6 of us. but I understand transportation cost are high in HK.
    Transportation costs in HK are pretty reasonable, depending on where you are currently.

    According to the MTR website, Sunny Bay to Mei Foo takes approx. 18 minutes. Cost for adult is HK$10.5 and concessionary is $5 (cheaper with an Octopus card). The cost for the DB bus to Sunny Bay is not particularly cheap but the MTR is very reasonable.

    BTW, you'll be lucky to see a taxi at Sunny Bay which is mainly used for Disneyland. You'll need to take a taxi from Tung Chung.

    FYI, an urban taxi flag-fall is $18 for the first 2km. Is that high compared with your current costs?
    Last edited by Claire ex-ax; 09-02-2009 at 04:38 PM.

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    Taxis are licensed for 5 people, so 6 would need two taxis.


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    You are so right

    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    Transportation costs in HK are pretty reasonable, depending on where you are currently.

    According to the MTR website, Sunny Bay to Mei Foo takes approx. 18 minutes. Cost for adult is HK$10.5 and concessionary is $5 (cheaper with an Octopus card). The cost for the DB bus to Sunny Bay is not particularly cheap but the MTR is very reasonable.

    BTW, you'll be lucky to see a taxi at Sunny Bay which is mainly used for Disneyland. You'll need to take a taxi from Tung Chung.

    FYI, an urban taxi flag-fall is $18 for the first 2km. Is that high compared with your current costs?

    Yes, My BAD. I always count everthing in USD terms
    It's just my husbands saying "transportation cost" in which he means owning a car. But cars are not allowed in DB.

    ( I guess I am getting OLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy_mom:
    I figure we might be better off taking taxi from Sunny Bay to Mei Foo?

    Location wise, Is La serene / Caperidge close to the Plaza/ bus routes?
    La Serene and Caperidge are not that close to the Plaza, you would need another bus. La Costa, Hillgrove Village or the Beach Village are better options - or any Village located along Discovery Bay Road from the Plaza towards the tunnel.
    You'd be better off to take a taxi from Lai King - no problem getting a cab there and it is a LOT cheaper. As it was already mentioned, taxis don't really stop in Sunny Bay as it is basically just a transit stop towards Disney Land (and to get onto the DB bus).
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    Thanks for all the great info

    Quote Originally Posted by elle:
    La Serene and Caperidge are not that close to the Plaza, you would need another bus. La Costa, Hillgrove Village or the Beach Village are better options - or any Village located along Discovery Bay Road from the Plaza towards the tunnel.
    You'd be better off to take a taxi from Lai King - no problem getting a cab there and it is a LOT cheaper. As it was already mentioned, taxis don't really stop in Sunny Bay as it is basically just a transit stop towards Disney Land (and to get onto the DB bus).
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    Thanks For all the great infos Elle.

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