ready for loads of fun and excitement for the whole
family when you visit Hong Kong. It's an awesome wonderland
brimming over with vigour and vitality. Parents and kids
are sure to have incredible experiences, and the Hong
Kong Family Fun Guide makes it easy for everyone to have
the vacation of a lifetime! Please visit
Tourism Board to find the Hong Kong Family
Generally, offices of most commercial establishments
and government departments open from 9:00 am to 5:00
pm with a lunch hour from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Mondays
to Fridays. Some open on Saturdays, usually from 9:00
am to 1:00 pm. Major banks are open from 9:00 am to 4:30
pm on weekdays, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct
seasonal changes. It is summer time when you
visit Hong Kong
in June. The average temperature is 26°C – 33°C
and humidity at 85%. For the most updated information,
please visit the website of Hong Kong Observatory
Forecast and Temperature
Readings (24 hours):
and Credit Cards
local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). The Hong
Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar at a rate
of US$1=HK$7.8, although the rate does vary slightly.
All major currencies and travellers' cheques can
be exchanged at banks, hotels or moneychangers with
handling charges. Credit cards are widely accepted
in Hong Kong and can be used to obtain cash advances
at banks and automatic teller machines.
Air Passenger Departure Tax in Hong Kong is currently
HK$120 for persons aged 12 and above. Children under
12 years of age are not required to pay the tax.
voltage in Hong Kong is 220V, 50Hz. Most sockets are
3-rectangular-pin sockets and most hotels provide
adaptors for electrical appliances.
official languages are Chinese and English, with Cantonese
the most widely spoken Chinese dialect. All
major signage is in Chinese or bilingual. English
is widely spoken in Hong Kong.
Kong is so compact, getting around is quite easy. Fleets
of taxis, buses, trams, ferries, complemented
by the excellent Mass Transit Railway (MTR) underground
system, will enable participants to travel between
their hotels and other areas in the city, safely
HK$100/trip, HK$180/round trip
The Airport Express is a dedicated airport railway
line providing fast and reliable service operating
5:50 am to 1:15 am (last train departs from Airport
or Hong Kong Station at 0:48 am) at 12-minute intervals.
The train journey to or from downtown Hong Kong takes
approximately 23 minutes.
start at HK$15.00 on flag fall (first 2 km) plus HK$1.40
every further 200m. Pay in HK$ only
shown on the meter plus any additional charges
when applicable, e.g. luggage, tunnel tolls. Charges
displayed in the taxi. Passengers have to pay
the two-way Cross-Harbour tunnel toll on cross-harbour
Hong Kong is generally considered a safe city by
day or night. As in all big cities, avoid carrying
amount of cash. Make use of your hotel's safe-deposit
box for valuable items.
is no sales tax on goods and services in Hong Kong.
are no set hours for shops, but generally:
Central District – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
All others – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm or 10:00 pm
Shops are open 7 days a week. Always shop around
and compare prices before deciding to buy and always
with reputable establishments. Department stores and
most shops have a fixed price policy. Bargaining, however,
is possible in outdoor markets and with street vendors.
calls from public coin phones cost HK$1 per five minutes.
Most hotels have International Direct Dialing
(IDD), but may charge an extra fee for local and/or
IDD calls. Stored-value phone cards allow you to
make calls on public coin and card phones. Internet
can be found in some of the cafes around the city
and is generally available in the business centers
of the hotels.
Travel and Tourism.
For more information on Hong Kong, we recommend you
to visit the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board
local time in Hong Kong is GMT + 8.
would expect a tip of around 5% to 10% of the bill,
even when a service charge of 10% is already
included. Bellboys, porters and washroom attendants
will also expect a modest tip.
that runs direct from taps satisfies the United Nations
World Health Organization standards. Bottled
water is widely available in hotels, supermarkets
and convenience stores.
All information provided in this website is for reference
only. Information and any other contents
of this website are subject to change without notice.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on
this site is accurate, regrettably we cannot accept responsibility
for any errors or omissions.