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Have you ever been to Singapore or Hong Kong?

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Yes I have been t both many times.
When I was younger and had young children we went often to Hong Kong as we loved it in those days.
It is not quite the same now, and Singapore we went to also quite often as it is so close to Perth.

However I no longer like Singapore particularly -cannot stand the heat in most of Asia having moved from humid Sydney to the gorgeous dry heat of Perth some years ago.

Hong Kong always fascinated me and has some interesting places to see, great restaurants and was an exciting place. Even coming in to land was exciting in Hong Kong, or rather scarey!
by Finy
Loved the Hong Kong plane landing!! Wheeeeeee!!!!!
by Rice
u werent scared Rice??
by Finy
Yes, Ladies! Landing at the former Kai Tak Arpt was particularly thrilling when the approach was through the housing community! Saw a TV on in a lounge room once!
It was the first overseas city I went to after flying to TPNG, but a few years' apart.
I loved HK in those days!
by donjo
I wish. I love travelling as long as the place is safe Im OK.
No. I would like to one day.
there are other places I want
go to.
Twice in Singapore. If it wasn't a stopover to somewhere else I'd never go wishing 1000 miles. It's a shopping centre and borderline police state.

Yeah, maybe, but there's NO crime!
Look at the mess we're in with bikies, drug pedlars, druggies, rapists, murderers, paedos, coward one punchers'.
The govts here should take a leaf out of Singapore's books!
by donjo
Valid points I'll agree. Don't forget though, no chewies, no spitting (not altogether bad unless something flys into your mouth, etc.) Certainly we're far too soft, but somewhere between would be good.
by alens
No. I haven't. I have no interest in going to Asia at all.
Sadly,just a 3 hour stop at Singapore on the way to England when I was 17.It was not at all exciting as we were at the airport lounge waiting for our next leg of the journey!
Hong Kong, yes, Singapore, not yet but I really would like to.
by Rice
Oh! Rice, do go, & stay in a 'Garden' room at the Raffles!
Singers is such a fabulous place! Go on a night Dinner boat cruise. Shop til u drop! And the street food is THE best! Cheers!
by donjo
I wish !
Yes - many years ago my husband and I did a trip to Singapore. We loved it!
Yes. Spent time n Sinapore soaking up the culture and loved the food. The young lad who waited on us at the hotel was putting himself thru uni at the time so we made sure we tipped him well even though he was reluctant to take money. He advised us on everything so made sure we had a good time. The humidity was too much for me but every time we ventured out, we came back to a lovely airconditioned room and a pitcher of ice cold water. Definitely want to go back again.
Several times each. Went when HK still a BCC. Won't go there now.

Singapore is just fantastic!

There's much to do in either.
Yes, I had a lovely stopover at Singapore on my way to Europe years ago. Complete with a hotel stay, trips to China Town, the Botanic Gardens and the Zoo for a night tour. It is the perfect spot for tourists to visit as everything is accessible by bus and it's the cleanest city I've ever seen.
Yes! Both countries!
No, but my husband has. He has also just taught our son to say 'Hong Kong' and 'China' and started telling him stories about the two of them going off to see the steam trains.
by Vee
Just recently ! I was in Hong Kong for 2 days in December 2015. It was a good trip but since I do not eat a lot of things they eat there, it was a tiny bit hard for me. There was shortage of English menu or the english speaking staff at the restaurants.. I liked the hustle and bustle of the city though.
by BK
I spent 3 days in Hong Kong with my parents, in '68.Then in about '93/94 my husband had a friend who'd been transferred to h.K. for his job. He asked some friends to come over to visit. we took our 2 teenage daughters over there, The day we arrived, he announced he was going to play golf in K.L. & he'd be back in 10 days. He showed us about the apartment, (over 3 levels) left us his house & car keys & off he went!!! We had a lovely time there! The 3rd time we were there, was for 5/6 hours, passing through to Sydney, (Au) from a wedding in india.

We also had 3 days, twice, visiting Singapore in I think '95 or 96. The 2nd time our youngest daughter was going on a bus tour of Spain, from London. She asked us to go to London with her, as ir was her 1st trip o/s on her own. Of cause we said "No", we'd only go as far as Singapore with her. We had an hr in the airport with her, & she cried when she had to leave. We told her she'd be ok on her own. Then we spent 5 hours in Singapore airport on the way to an Indian wedding, 2 years ago, & spent 1 night on the way home, after the wedding, due to our flights being delayed.
by Miro
It's now April 2018, & late last July we spent another 3 days in Singapore on our way to Bali for another family wedding. (Qantas doesn't fly direct to Bali anymore,)
This time we visited the botanic gardens where they have a beautiful orchid display. Seniors only have to pay $1 to enter the orchid garden, while others pay $5. I bought my new bright pink laptop holder in a little market place for S$12, (but the 1 my husband is buying from Officeworks is only $6)
by Miro
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