Arriving at Hongkong International Airport


We arrived at Hongkong International Airport at 10.30 and we were transferred from where the plan were landed to the airport by bus (budget airline!!), we went directly to the imigration after having our toilet break.

The queue were quite long at the imigration, but it was fast. Getting out from imigration, we went to the visitor information. We asked how to get the bus number A21 which can take us from the airport to Tsim Tsa Sui area. Actually we can also take train, but it cost more expensive. And because Hop Inn's web said that the bus stop only some blocks away, we decided to take the bus. The man at the visitor information booth was very friendly. Then we compared to our Cengkareng airport in Jakarta. Getting out from international arrival hall, can we find any visitor information center? Mmmm, I haven't found one. Or maybe because I never try to find one in Jakarta:p

We also asked where to buy Octopus card. It's kind like e-z link card for MRT in spore. Octopus costs HKD 150, whereas the HKD 50 is for the refundable deposit. If you don't want buy any octopus cards, be prepared with coins, as the bus driver never give change. Octopus can also be used in merchants, like 7eleven, or even it can be used to pay ferry. Hmmm, a well integrated card... Any unspent value in on loan octopus is refundable along with HKD 50 deposit (minus HKD 7 for handling fee).



After equiped ourselves with Octopus, we went to the bus stop just outside the airport. We waited for 10 minutes before the bus is coming.

Bus A21 costs HKD 33 one way, or HKD 55 for a return ticket. Though cheaper, we paid the A21 bus using our octopus card instead of buying the return ticket. First we thought where to put our lugage in the bus? But then..no worries with your lugage, the bus has enough space for them.
After 45 minutes sightseeing on the bus, we arrived at busstop no 13 Kowloon Park, which is the nearest bus stop to the hotel. Actually we didn't know where to alight from the bus. But every bus has a running text saying what the next station is. The running text was really helpull for us.

We arrived just oposite the Kowloon Mosque. Suddenly an indian were coming offering halal resto. Ohhh noo they are very annoying!!




We went directly to the hotel to check in and put our lugage, and of course to have our late lunch. We were very hungry.


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8 comments:

  1. kalau dari north point ke kowloon mosque naik apa ya?

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    1. Bisa naik MTR, nanti interchange di Central MTR, lalu ganti yang arah Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). Turun di TST kalau mau ke Kowloon Mosque.

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  2. hai...salam kenal
    kl dari airport ke wanchai naik bus apa ya? kudu nyambung2 gak? makasih....

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    1. Hai Mba Asni, naik bus A11 aja Mba. Enggak perlu nyambung lagi, asal tau lokasi hotel dimana, bisa jalan kaki dari bus stop bus A11 nya.

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  3. Hello salam kenal.
    saya rencana ke hkg bersama istri dan 2 anak saya umur 1 thn dan 3 tahun. Pertanyaanya apakah untuk anak umur 3 thn sudah di kenakan charge? Ditunggu update nya.thx

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    1. Di bawah 4 tahun gratis Mas, saya share detail di buku Family Backpacking Hong Kong (Elexmedia) ya. Silahkan dibaca-baca :)

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  4. Mohon infonya kl naik bus dari Hongkong int Airport ke Apple Hostel turunnya paling dekat dimana di TShim sa sui.trims

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    1. Hallo Pak, bilang aja ke supirnya mau ke Chungking Mansion. Nanti dia kasih tau. Atau Bapak bisa googling rutenya supaya tau turun di bus stop nomor berapa.

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