10 Tips for backpackers to Hong Kong 2020, cheap and economical holiday costs with family / alone 3 days


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Hello Backpacker lovers, where is the next trip this time? domestic or foreign. If you’re still upset, let’s just try a solo backpacker in Hong Kong. Go when winter arrives!

Whoever doesn’t want to have a vacation to Hollywood in Asia. Even now Hong Kong is listed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world at number 11. Wow!

Even though it is the same as Japan and Korea which are famous for their expensive countries. It’s not that you can’t come here, right?

As always, use your low cost intrigue. And make no mistake, in Hong Kong, there are many destinations that you can visit. From free to the most expensive. In the following, we, Travel Blog Indonesia summarize some important tips that must be done when backpacking to Hong Kong.

1. Find Cheap Tickets

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To be able to realize your dream backpacker-style vacation to Hong Kong, you have to be extra extra effort to get the cheapest plane tickets. If you’re lucky, you can get a price that is 60% cheaper than the normal price for a return trip.

To be able to get an offer like that is not easy. Be incessant and excited to hunt for tickets, both online and offline. And this is also the most important, when you get cheap plane tickets, choose the departure schedule during weekdays.

2. Careful In Choosing Cheap Hotels

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Now finding cheap hostel rooms in Hong Kong is a bit more difficult. Because it is true that the cost of living in Hong Kong is quite expensive when compared to other countries in Southeast Asia.

Therefore, be careful in choosing accommodation that is really cheap. In the Chungking Mansion area, you can get hostel rooms for under 300 thousand.

However, the facilities provided are incomplete. But it’s still worth resting comfortably and quietly.

The way to get to Chungking Mansions, can take the MTR and get off at the East Tsim Sha Tsui station or the bus from the airport.

3. To Hong Kong No Need To Use A Visa

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Yes, maybe luck is on our side, homeland travelers. Because currently the Hong Kong Government exempts Indonesian citizens (Indonesian citizens) from visas for anyone who wants to have a vacation in this country.

We can only enjoy this facility with a maximum time of thirty days. But we are sure, that backpackers will not spend that long, right ?. At most you will only spend three to five days.

At least, this policy is clearly very profitable for us, right ?. Because you don’t have to bother and spend money on a visa.

4. Prepare a dictionary on your cellphone

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Hong Kong residents still rarely speak English. So to get around this, you can install a dictionary application on your cellphone to make it easier for you to interact and communicate with Hong Kong residents.

So, even without a travel guide, we can still communicate with the local community, without having to struggle.

5. Try taking public transportation

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When you’re backpacking in Hong Kong, there are several public transportation you can try. Do you want to go up fast and easy? You can take the MTR for a longer trip. Apart from the MTR, you can also try taking the bus.

Buses can be chosen to simply go around Hong Kong City in a short distance. Most of the buses in Hong Kong have two levels, therefore they are called double deckers.
Apart from the MTR and buses, you can also try taking the tram. The tram is a double-decker train with electric power. And is the oldest form of transportation in Hong Kong.

6. Assault Free Travel in Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong, there are indeed a lot of paid tourist attractions with expensive rates, one of which is Disneyland, a destination suitable for family tourism. But for backpackers, visiting tourist attractions like that is not necessary.

You can take another option, namely by traveling to free objects. Like Repulse Bay, Golden Beach, Victoria Harbor, The Peak, or even Avenue Of The Stars. Avenue of The Stars is Hong Kong’s Walk Of Fame. Complete with handprints of Hong Kong celebrities.

Avenue Of The Stars is indeed designed as a token of appreciation to world celebrities for their contributions to the Hong Kong film industry. Suitable as a vacation spot with family or alone.

The hallmark of Avenue Of The Stars is the 2.5 meter high bronze statue of Brucee Lee. In addition, if you visit here at 20:00 – 20:14, you will enjoy the A Symphony Of Lights show. The world’s largest light and music show.

7. Windows shopping cheap in Hong Kong

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Holidays without rich shopping are very unlikely. Especially for shoppaholics, this will always be in their backpacking series.

To get cheap windows shopping in Hong Kong you can visit some of these places. such as Ladies Market, Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay, Jardine’s Bazaar, and Tung Choi Street.

You can buy a variety of groceries there which can be used as souvenirs for friends in Jakarta, or as a personal collection. But first, check the condition and quality of your groceries!

8. Stop by Shenzhen

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After spending 3 days in Hong Kong, there’s nothing wrong with dropping by Shenzhen. Shenzhen is a city in Southern China, which is close to the Hong Kong border.

To get to this city, you can take the MTR from Hong Kong. And don’t forget to take care of the Visa On Arrival. To make it even more exciting, invite your acquaintances while in Hong Kong to stop by here.

Recommended tourist attractions that you can visit in this city are Kingkey 100 (the tallest tower in Shenzen), China Folk Culture Village, Sea World, to Shenzhen Windows Of The World Amusement Park.

9. Take a brief trip to Macau

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After stopping by the city of Shenzhen, there’s nothing wrong with taking a short trip to Macau. Macau is a well-known Casino City in China, on the south coast of China. Even though it is small, this area is often used as a tourist spot by foreign tourists.

Because this place is too amazing to miss. So the decision to stop by briefly in this City was not wrong. Many spots in Macau are visited by Indonesian backpackers and other foreign tourists. Such as the Grand Prix Museum, The Venetian Macau, AJ Hackett Macau Tower, to the collapsed St. Paul’s Cathedral.

10. Be careful in choosing food

The most difficult thing when bakpacking abroad is finding food. Many Indonesian tongues are not suitable for cooking abroad. Especially for backpacker moeslem, they will find it difficult to find halal food while in other countries.

So at this time, you have to be careful and careful when you eat. Make sure that the dish you are going to eat has a halal certificate. Therefore, ask first before you order the menu.

Or usually if you wear a hijab, the restaurant crew will immediately tell you which food is halal and not.
As a reference material, you can find halal dishes at several restaurants in Hong Kong such as Ma’s Restaurant, Islamic Center Canteen, Islam Food, Hyatti Restaurant, Oh Food Arabic Halal Cuisine.

That’s an important guide that you must try when going on a backpacker-style vacation to Hong Kong. Hopefully your dream of having a vacation in this country will come true soon.
Let’s save and prepare from now! and sharing your backpacker vacation experience with your friends. So that sometime, you can come back here with them.

Don’t forget to design an itinerary and budget plan to estimate the costs required.

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