Hong Kong has much to offer the tourist with interesting sightseeing, delicious food, great shopping and an experience in a country with probably a very different culture to your own.
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6 Hong Kong Travel
Hong Kong has much to offer the tourist with interesting
sightseeing, delicious food, great shopping and an experience in a
country with probably a very different culture to your own. These 7
Hong Kong Travel Tips will be useful in preparing your itinerary
and knowing what to expect when you arrive in this fascinating
Tip 1 - Climate
Hong Kong enjoys a subtropical climate with two distinct seasons.
Summer temperatures 26-31oC Winter - 14-20oC It can get very
Tip 2 - Currency
The Hong Kong dollar is floating and pegged to the US dollar, so it
will fluctuate a little. Cash and Travellers cheques can be changed
at banks (recommended for the best rate), hotels and money
changers. All main credit cards are accepted in most shops,
hotels, restaurants etc.
Tip 3 - Dining Tips
•To ensure a seat it pays to book at popular restaurants during
lunchtime (1-2pm) and evenings.
•Dress Code- Casual wear is acceptable for most restaurants.
Some exclusive restaurants will have a dress code requiring a
jacket and tie.It may pay to check if you are dining in a top class
•Service Charge- Most hotels and restaurants will add 10%
service charge. Otherwise tipping is your choice.
•Condiments, tea, snacks- these will often be brought to the
table but you will need to ask the waiter if there is an extra charge
for them. This varies in different restaurants
•Paying by Credit Card- Most restaurants accept credit
cards....ask your waiter
Tips 4 - Smoking
Smoking in Hong Kong is prohibited in all indoor areas, and some
public places such as beaches, swimming pools, transport
Tip 5 - Litter
Hong Kong has strict laws and a HK$1,500 fine for littering or
Tip 6 - Hong Kong Travel Passes
•MTR Tourist Ticketsare available.
•Airport Express Travel Pass - Choose the pass suited to your
stay - either a Three Day Pass with unlimited travel on MTR with
one or two single trips on the Airport Express .
•A Tourist Day Pass- Both Child and Adults Passes are available
- with a full day of unlimited travel. They are valid for a month from
the day of issue. NOTE: These passes are for non Hong Kong
residents staying for less than 14 days..
•Octopus Card- This is an electronic fare card for all public
transport. Buy them at restaurants and stores. You can top up the
card like a phone card... these are excellent saving the need to
carry small change.