This is a lovely snap shot of Hong Kong and there is clearly a lot to explore - but not sure whether a Culinary Adventure with a 5 year old would be a good idea - South Korea was enough thank you.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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I wonder how many other hotels can do this?
Check in was wonderful - swift, efficient, paid for and the information shared. A professional organisation.
Then there was the room - a simple room which did nothing more. In retrospect I do feel that there was going to be renovations for the room in the next year BUT it was clean, towels, toilet and beds...
We even ordered room service - which was swiftly delivered. The food was good but where was the table and chairs - our mistake - always think what you are going to eat and where you are going to eat it.
The water was hot and there was a selection of rubbish on the television - but only one TV channel for children?
We slept well - but why was the Internet not free?
Posted by tim in bangkok at 12:24 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I recognised almost immediately that there was a plethora of people with their smart devices I should not have been surprised by the number of adverts scattered about with a QR code on it.
Even the coffee shop Pacific World which not only had a QR code but you could pay with it as well.
I believe that this is the way that companies must embrace or suddenly they will be left behind and they will wonder why?
Posted by tim in bangkok at 12:18 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Well I have to admit that we found it easier to take a photograph of the online map - from the App - because the cost was too much using 3G - thankfully my telephone was not able to use this facility.
But I would say the best App was - Discover Hong Kong...
But I did like the App with the MRT map on it...
Both written by the Hong Kong Tourist Board.
I did try a lot of Apps though...
A lot of fun...
Posted by tim in bangkok at 12:42 AM
Saturday, March 16, 2013
I would have to say that I was not against the idea of a plastic bag levy from a supermarket.
I know that I am sometimes guilty of excessive plastic bags and I do tell sellers that I do not need to have a plastic bag.
Would there be less waste?
Would Thailand be able to adopt this idea for their shops?
Posted by tim in bangkok at 5:00 AM
Friday, March 15, 2013
This was a restaurant that we chose to go in because it seemed like a good idea.
There was clearly a way of selecting a number of dishes - similar to how we order our food in a local Japanese restaurant in Phuket - Zen.
Chuen is wonderful with this because I no longer choose and Chuen knows what I like and I got something ordered. My set dinner was not good and it was a little cold.
Chuen's set was fabulous. We also received a hotpot and a burner which heated up the mixture. This certainly was powerful - a shame Chuen looked a little closer because the lettuce had dirt spread on it...
Posted by tim in bangkok at 6:00 PM
As I was getting more and more frustrated with trying to get a free Wi-Fi service I kept noticing that there were a great many people who were using their Internet devices and they were using them everywhere.
I do think that if a company needs to capture the Chinese market then the Internet / QR codes / Apps etc will be the key.
Here is a typical example - 4 of the 5 people on the subway were using their devices.
Posted by tim in bangkok at 11:00 AM