Is Hong Kong safe?
What's Hong Kong Population?
What kind of language do you speak? Is it Mandarin?
What are the electricity and voltage standard in Hong Kong?
What is the general business opening hours?
Ladies Market & Temple Street – Around 12pm to around 10-11pm
Goldfish and Flower Market – Around 10am to around 7-8pm
Restaurants – Mostly from 7-8am to 10-11pm. Some goes much later
Banks – Monday to Friday 9am to 5:00pm, and Saturdays 9am to 12:30pm
Convenient Stores – At least from 7am to 11pm-12am, if not 24 hours
Can I buy a SIM card for data?
Can I drink tap water in Hong Kong?
Do I need to pay to go to toilet in Hong Kong?
Can you smoke inside a restaurant/bar in Hong Kong?
Can I drink on the street? What’s the drinking age?
Can you recommend some good apps for traveling in Hong Kong?
Google Map – Yes, Google Map is also a good app given Hong Kong streets can be very complicated to navigate. Two things to note: 1. Download the map in advance before you come to Hong Kong, so you only need GPS signals for tracking where you are. 2. When you have WiFi, use google map for suggested route to go from point A to point B. They give good recommendations.
Openrice – This is THE app for restaurants recommendation in Hong Kong. However, organized boosting is quite widespread in this app, so most local use this app to search for restaurant location rather than choosing restaurants based on reviews.
Trailwatch – Worry that you may get lost during your hike? Download this app and it will guide you through the trail! This is a must have if you want to do extensive hiking in Hong Kong!
MTR Mobile – This is the official app from the MTR which gives you lots of information about the MTR network. However, it does come short of things like “where can I find the closest MTR exit?”. Switch to Google Map if you are trying to navigate on the ground level.
My HK Guide – This is the official tourist app created by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. It contains information for most popular tourist attractions and some upcoming festivals/events where a traveler can join. A good app if all you want is to hit the main attractions.
When is the best time to visit?
What is Hong Kong climate like?
What are the different Typhoon and Rainstrom signals?
Typhoon Warning: There are number 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 Typhoon signals. When number 8 or above signal is hoisted, everything shuts down.
Raingstorm Warning: There are yellow, red and black rainstorm signals. When black signal is hoisted, everything shuts down.
What is the Hong Kong Money?
How come I get different version of Hong Kong Dollar bills?
Where should I change money in Hong Kong?
What is an Octopus Card?
Can I use my credit card in Hong Kong?
Why some shops ask me to pay by cash only?
Is there any sales tax in Hong Kong?
What is the tipping culture in Hong Kong?
What you must know about the transportation?
What is Octopus Card?
Where can I get an Octopus Card?
How much is an Octopus Card?
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How to use an Octopus Card?
– MTR: Swipe the card at the entrance barrier and again at the exit barrier (destination station).
– Ferry: Swipe the card at the entrance barrier.
– Bus: Swipe the card when you get on.
– Trams: Swipe the card when you get off.
Reload your card: You can add value to the card at any self service machine at all MTR station, customer’s service desk at MTR and ALL convenience stores. The increment of value added must be a multiple of HKD 50. You card balance has to be lower than HKD 1,000.
Return your card: You can return your Octopus Card at the end of your visit and collect your refund. A HKD 11 handling fee will be charged for refund within 90 days of initial purchase.