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  1. I have never been to Hong Kong but in researching for my future trip, I have found a private transfer for the same price as a taxi/uber. The advantages of a private transfer are: prepaid so no HKD needed PLUS a meet and greet option with your driver at a designated spot within the airport. And a pre-determined cost for extra luggage, as I understand that taxis can only accommodate 3 large pieces or there is an extra $5 charge per luggage. Try Mozio (an app for booking transfers; have not used myself) and Rome to Rio (web-based or app, recently bought by Google. Once you plug in your to/from destinations it will show all the options & costs of each with directions on how to access). Also as another option, consider the Airport Express; you can pre-buy tickets via Klook or the Airport Express. While this is not door to door (shuttle to main hotels at the MTR destination), it is supposedly the quickest without traffic delays if you arrive during rush hour as well as most comfortable with clean facilities with wifi. And the Airport Express offers free luggage porters. Not sure how that works exactly (are they at the baggage claim area?!) Both methods are susceptible to protest impacts: access roads to airport & exit at MTR stations. So I haven't decided yet which way to go, yet. Maybe a field decision at the airport and using Uber is the most flexible with built-in contingencies.....
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    Is Hong Kong safe?

    Found this interesting article from a travel security expert: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/hong-kong-protests-travel-advisory-security-outlook-airport-mtr-11863852 A few helpful tidbits.
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    Is Hong Kong safe?

    hmmm. I checked my hotel and it is the same price as has been tracking all summer. However, the exchange rate went down after the airport shut down and I saved $100 by booking then. Thanks @Sky shield for the local update. I had contacted my hotel and they gave the same assurances. I respect that Hong Kongers are protesting for their freedom and way of life. I trust it will continue to be orderly. An historic time to be in a great city.
  4. For consideration, depending on what activities you do before you head to the airport: 1) I have read that some hotels will hold your luggage for a nominal fee/ tip. The finesse is knowing which one in advance! 2) At the airport there are showers for a very nominal charge ($12 pp). As well as other options including a separate place with foot massages ( but did not see the prices) http://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/facilities-and-services/pay-per-use-lounges.html#t1 3) also, if you google it, there are photos of public chairs that people sleep in. Some look very comfy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sinagpore/Hong Kong

    Thanks! I know it is a beautiful hotel with a unique room configuration. Since we only have 2 days, I am wanting to be close to the action! But one of those days will be going to the Botanic Gardens and definitely won’t be able to walk there from anywhere. So a nice mid-day pool break is probably a good thing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sinagpore/Hong Kong

    Another time we stayed at the Andaz Singapore - which was fabulous. The rooftop infinity pool is nice and quiet, the service is personal and amazing, their rooftop bar offers beautiful views and hotel guest enjoy a happy hour with free wine etc. We just booked the hotel again for February. I have reservations here for October. Did you find the location walkable to the Harbor or did you take other transportation? And how did you get to the airport from the Andaz? Thinking about switching to the Swisshotel The Stanford - newly renovated and closer in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thank-you for posting. Very nice write up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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