Bump - if i keep my booking at HarbourGrand will i be more impacted by usual protest route than moving to Pottinger? And how does one identify the central-mid-levels escalator on a map ?So was chatting online with a ex-pat friend who lives in HK, and he said if I keep my booking at the Harbour Grand and there are protests while I'm there that the "usual protest route" would make getting to Central Station and the Airport difficult.
He highly recommends I switch booking to SoHo area specifically the Pottinger (best deal seems to be be via Sino club membership but pushing AU $470/night for my dates with breaky included - so much for things being super cheap in HK due to protests) or somewhere else along the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators (no idea how to check for that when searching) that link to the airport express station, so if roads are closed can still get to the train.
You'll find generally that HKG hotels are substantially more expensive than SIN on average. But I do agree that the Fullerton is a million times nicer than the Pottinger.Well a mute point, on Friday Pottinger was $470/night (cancellation fee of 1 night) now it is $575/night (prepaid non refundable) way too rich for me . Owned by same company that owns Fullerton in Singapore which i loved but shocked it costs more than Fullerton given it doesnt seem as nice.
Looking back at Ovolo Central as seems walking distance to Hong Kong station for the airport express.
China has been far from patient - they have been sanctioning massive police and triad violence against the ordinary person on the street. Implying that China has the moral high ground on this issue is thoroughly offensive.News reports tonight saying the HKG police are becoming overstretched dealing with protesters/rioters.
Might not be long before we see green uniforms on the streets.
I have to say that China has been very patient up to now, but I expect it is wearing very thin.
Flew out of HKG on Friday and no impact land or airside visible other than guards checking your BP when you get off the train. The airport was remarkably quiet.Husband has just landed in Hong Kong just on his way home.
I wonder if any impact airside
Perhaps I worded that poorly. Mainland China has not been very visible to date.China has been far from patient - they have been sanctioning massive police and triad violence against the ordinary person on the street. Implying that China has the moral high ground on this issue is thoroughly offensive.
Pro-democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin has been charged with two counts of assaulting police with a loudspeaker at a protest in July.
Au and Civic Party lawmaker Jeremy Tam were arrested on August 30 on suspicion of obstructing the police in Mong Kok during a clearance operation in the early hours of July 8. The accusation was dropped when the pair reported themselves to the police on Thursday. Au was instead charged with assaulting police with a loudspeaker which was too loud, hurting officers’ ears.
Authorities had forbidden the march in Tsim Sha Tsui, a densely packed shopping district filled with luxury boutiques and hotels, citing public safety and previous violence from hardcore protesters.
Read more at Protesters defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked