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

English and Mandarin are widely used in Hong Kong. Cantonese is also a Chinese dialect spoken by the majority in Hong Kong.
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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.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
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Visa Requirements

Please click here to find out if you require a visa for entry to Hong Kong under Part II section.
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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
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Leisure Activities

A unique feature of the QS WorldClass seminar is its relaxed and friendly atmosphere that encourages delegates to communicate freely and without inhibition. Therefore, QS and City University of Hong Kong have also organised a relaxing spa session for all delegates.For more information, please visit here

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