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Hong Kong since 1997.

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Hong Kong since 1997.

I last stayed/lived in Hong Kong in 1997/8.

I am planning a trip back this year.

What would be the main differences I might see since my last stay in 97/98.

Thank You for your replies:)

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1. Re: Hong Kong since 1997.

Welcome back! I also lived in HK at that time, left and have been back again for a few years.

Expect a new airport and longer travel time into town. Everything is 10-50% more expensive but shopping is better. Alot more Mainland Chinese in town and Mandarin spoken nearly everywhere tourists visit.

Try the new Disneyland & Wetland Park, upgraded Ocean Park, and new cable car to Big Buddha. Also Macau is much more exciting with new casinos and walking area.

Service is more congenial and, on the whole, HK is much better than before from a lifestyle point of view (not going into politics in this email...).

Have fun!

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Agree completely about the vast improvement in service. I am actually quite amazed and wondered how they did it. 20 years ago, one can get scolded for taking a wee bit too long to examine and decide whether to buy something. Today, the experience is completely different. It is a pleasure shopping in HK.

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I first went to Hong Kong in 1984 and visited quite often up to around 1995. After a good few years I revisited with my new family two years ago.

I was so surprised to find it still good value, away from the obvious top end hotels and attractions, and the shopping and sightseeing is definitely much improved. The new airport is really quite superb and although a good way out you can be in your hotel within an hour or so of touching down.

We will be planning more trips to HK in the future as it has become our favourite city in the East again

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Thaks!! I appreciate your comments!! I look forward to returning!!!!!

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