Fast Facts

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The region includes Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Jiangmen, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhongshan. Hong Kong as Asia’s premier international city is a world-class destination. Every year millions of travelers visit Hong Kong for business and leisure.

General Information

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Location

Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong
88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay
Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Climate

Hong Kong has a climate with hot and humid summer from May to September.

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Religion

Religion in Hong Kong are mainly Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Most of these groups follow Chinese traditional religion in Hong Kong. This is a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, accentuated by local practices and beliefs.

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Time

GMT + 8 hours. HKT – Hong Kong Time.

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Language

Chinese and English are widely use in Hong Kong. While Cantonese (Chinese dialect) is spoken by majority.

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Business Day

Operating hours for shopping malls are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (daily). Some shopping malls or department stores remain open till 10:00 pm.

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Banking Hours

Banking hours are generally Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm, while Saturday banking hours operates from 9:00am to 12:30pm

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Electricity

Voltage is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Socket type is square three-pin 13 amp (as used in the UK).

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Currency

The local currency is Hong Kong Dollar (HKD or HK$). US Dollar at HK$ 7.8 to US$1.

Coins have the following denominations such as 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, HK$1, HK$2, HK$5 and HK$10. While the notes have the following denominations: HK$10, HK$20, HK$50, HK$100, HK$500, HK$1000.

MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in Hong Kong. There are no sales or value-added (VAT) taxes in Hong Kong.

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Tax and Tipping

Tipping is not necessary in Hong Kong.

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Dress Code

Appearance should always be clean and neat. For business meetings, men should wear suits and ties; women should wear suits or dresses. Overly casual or sloppy attire is not appreciated.

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Health

It is sensible to ensure you have adequate travel insurance that covers you for healthcare. If you have a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment, be sure to bring enough medication with you to last you for your entire stay in Hong Kong.

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Getting around

Transportation in Hong Kong includes taxis, buses, and the mass transit railway (MTR) are inexpensive, and generally safe.

For detailed information, please visit here: https://www.hongkong.net/info/transport

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Visa Requirements

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Credit & Debit Cards

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices, banks and hotels but a passport will be required.

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Security and Emergency Numbers

The emergency phone number for Police, Fire and Ambulance in Hong Kong is 999. For more useful numbers, please visit here: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/plan-your-trip/traveller-info/good-to-know/useful-numbers.jsp

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Leisure Activities

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