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post #16 of 32
I'd do Beijing, then Shanghai, then Hong Kong. That way, your vacation will get better. After visiting Beijing, you'll love wherever you go. In Beijing, try a restaurant chain called "Mei Zhou Dong Po" for 24 hour good food, try the cucumber skin salad. In Haidian district, Wei Gong Cun, try "Wu Shan Kao Quan Yu" for great roast fish however you like it. Hang out at San Li Tun. Go to Nan Luo Gu Xiang (near Hou Hai) for decent lower key bars. Careful not to get jumped. Never been to Shanghai. Hong Kong is another thing.
post #17 of 32
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There's a big one of them right next door, three stories high at Sanlitun Village Mall. Problems I found, not much if it really fitted me too well(Chinese sizes?) and they wouldn't haggle on prices.

They do haggle, I got a giant fake swatch luggage case for 100 rmb lol.
post #18 of 32
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I'd do Beijing, then Shanghai, then Hong Kong. That way, your vacation will get better. After visiting Beijing, you'll love wherever you go. In Beijing, try a restaurant chain called "Mei Zhou Dong Po" for 24 hour good food, try the cucumber skin salad. In Haidian district, Wei Gong Cun, try "Wu Shan Kao Quan Yu" for great roast fish however you like it. Hang out at San Li Tun. Go to Nan Luo Gu Xiang (near Hou Hai) for decent lower key bars. Careful not to get jumped. Never been to Shanghai. Hong Kong is another thing.

You have a lot of recommendations for a city you don't like. Just saying.
post #19 of 32
I had to survive there for almost 2 years.
post #20 of 32
If you're an HK native, you'd have a tougher time surviving there now. Likewise for mainlanders in HK.

I get paraded about on the shoulders of 4 men in one of those velvety throne things whenever I'm in Beijing, so I've had good times; wouldn't be able to live there for any significant amount of time however. Shanghai, otoh, would be doable.
post #21 of 32
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Are the prices for luxury items in Shanghai and Hong Kong much higher than in say Finland?

I'd like to find something very unique to China. Perhaps a good tailor in Hong Kong that you could recommend? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Any other stores similar to Uniqlo and Muji that are worth visiting? Are the prices at Uniqlo similar to Tokyo, NYC or London?
post #22 of 32
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Are the prices for luxury items in Shanghai and Hong Kong much higher than in say Finland?


Don't know. How much you paying for counterfeit Hermes clothing, footwear and leather goods in Helsinki?
post #23 of 32
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Are the prices for luxury items in Shanghai and Hong Kong much higher than in say Finland?
I'd like to find something very unique to China. Perhaps a good tailor in Hong Kong that you could recommend? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Any other stores similar to Uniqlo and Muji that are worth visiting? Are the prices at Uniqlo similar to Tokyo, NYC or London?

Price: depends which luxury items, depends which place. Generally, HK will be a good place because of low taxes in comparison with the EU. Mainland China will be bad. Don't be afraid of counterfeits, it'll be very clear which stores are which.

Chinese stuff: you will find excellent Chinese stuff at Shanghai Tang, amongst other things. Good Hong Kong tailors are WW Chan and Gordon Yao.

Uniqlo prices are slightly lower than London, Muji seems to have a larger range in China than in UK.
post #24 of 32
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You have a lot of recommendations for a city you don't like. Just saying.

Eason was living there for 2 years apparently, so he should know some good restaurants and other venues. Just saying. smile.gif

I lived in London for a year, can't stand the place. Was only there because my employment required it at the time.
post #25 of 32
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Don't know. How much you paying for counterfeit Hermes clothing, footwear and leather goods in Helsinki?

Probably similar to what one pays for other counterfeit lux stuff....whatever you can haggle the price down to.
post #26 of 32
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Eason was living there for 2 years apparently, so he should know some good restaurants and other venues. Just saying. smile.gif
I lived in London for a year, can't stand the place. Was only there because my employment required it at the time.

Yeah, NYC was really bad; I would cab it to jfk every friday after work, so I could get back to Toronto quick time and then take the Monday 5am flight back. Plague infested city. otoh, great restaurants and shopping.
post #27 of 32
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Are the prices for luxury items in Shanghai and Hong Kong much higher than in say Finland?

Not sure what you're paying in Finland but almost guaranteed to be higher in mainland China due to their high import taxes.
post #28 of 32
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Price: depends which luxury items, depends which place. Generally, HK will be a good place because of low taxes in comparison with the EU. Mainland China will be bad. Don't be afraid of counterfeits, it'll be very clear which stores are which.
Chinese stuff: you will find excellent Chinese stuff at Shanghai Tang, amongst other things. Good Hong Kong tailors are WW Chan and Gordon Yao.
Uniqlo prices are slightly lower than London, Muji seems to have a larger range in China than in UK.

Is Hong Kong cheaper than say Paris or London?

Any other interesting Chinese brands apart from Shanghai Tang ? I only know ST.
post #29 of 32
I would avoid Ya Xiu or any of the cheap clothing markets in Beijing.

For shopping, check out:
Wu Hao
BNC

For Restaurants, I would recommend TRB Temple
.
post #30 of 32
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I would avoid Ya Xiu or any of the cheap clothing markets in Beijing.

For shopping, check out:
Wu Hao
BNC

For Restaurants, I would recommend TRB Temple
.

"TRB Temple Restaurant Beijing Description
Opened by former Maison Boulud GM Ignace Lecleir, and housed in a 600-year-old temple, this restaurant impresses with its outstanding ambiance and service. The menu offers exquisitely presented European dishes, with relatively small portions, and rich, bold flavors."


Isn't that like going all the way to London or Paris, and then having Peking duck?


For restaurants in Xilinhot, I would recommend. http://www.kfc.com.cn/
Edited by MikeDT - 4/3/13 at 10:48pm
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