Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China bordering the South China sea. It is essentially a city-state, mostly known for the namesake island and the Kowloon district on the mainland which directly faces Hong Kong Island.

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Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?

Seeing another question about taking water bottles onto planes reminded me of an interesting incident I ran into once. During a layover in Hong Kong in late May of 2013, as we were boarding a flight ...
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Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near ...
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Begin a flight itinerary with a transfer [closed]

I'd like to fly to a hub (Hong Kong) on a budget airline with no partnerships. From there, I have just one hour to board the leg to Tokyo via ANA. Both airlines are operating from the same terminal, ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Hong Kong?

What options are there in terms of prepaid Internet services? We will only be there for five days or so.
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Macau/Hong Kong: Visa for going back and forth

As an EU citizen, Macau will give me a 90 day visa upon arrival. Can I visit Hong Kong with that every other weekend or will leaving Macau void my visa?
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How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot

Is there any way to leave HKIA by foot? I have a 4 hour stopover, so I would like to shortly visit the neighbouring city of Tung Chung (home to 200-year-old forts and temples), but I want to avoid ...
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Hong Kong to Macau ferry - crowded on weekends?

We plan to take the ferry from Hong Kong (Sheung Wan) to Macau (Outer Harbour) on the morning of either Saturday (23rd Aug, 2014) or Sunday (24th Aug). Will it be so crowded that one is usually not ...
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Macau: Using Hong Kong dollars (HKD) instead of Macanese Patacas (MOP)

The Macanese Pataca is pegged such that 1 HKD = 1.032 MOP (Wikipedia). I understand that HKD are widely accepted in Macau. However, if an item is listed as say 100 MOP and I try to pay using HKD, ...
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Remaining Employed in Hong Kong While in Australia on a 417 Working Holiday Visa

I have applied for and obtained a type 417 Australia Working Holiday visa. However, should my company in Hong Kong be willing, could I continue working for them while in Australia? I can't find any ...
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Is it possible to check Hong Kong duty free prices for alcohol online?

On an upcoming trip, I'm flying from London to Hong Kong, spending a few days there, then carrying onwards to Australia. I've generally found the arrivals duty free stores in Australia to be fairly ...
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Hong Kong to Japan by sea

I want to travel to Japan from Hong Kong on a budget, so I thought maybe by sea. Are there any ferries or tour operators? By air is also fine but so far looks quite pricey... or maybe I'm looking at ...
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Which is more convenient in Hong Kong ? Stroller or baby sling?

Well, the question is in the title. Some clarification: The infant will be 6 months old, quite small (under 7 kgs / 15 lbs). We'll go in September. Will the weather be too hot then for a baby ...
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Entering China from Hong Kong without a Hong Kong visa

I have a Chinese visa but I don't have a visa from Hong Kong. Can I go to China from Hong Kong airport without the visa? I am getting convenient flights to Hong Kong.
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For the purpose of entering Russia, is there a difference for visa requirements between Hong Kong SAR passport holders, and Hong Kong residents?

This page and some others say things like this: The Agreement [of 2009] provides for a mutual visa-free access to the nationals of the Russian Federation and permanent residents of the Hong Kong ...
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Not flying from residing country, will there be an issue?

I am currently holding an expatriate pass in Malaysia. I would like to fly to Hong Kong for a few days, then continue my vacation to LA from Hong Kong. Will there be any issues since I am not flying ...
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Do I need to apply for a UK transit visa when I have a visitor visa?

I am a Chinese passport holder currently living in the Netherlands with a Dutch residence permit. I will fly from Amsterdam to London, and immediately transit from there to Hong Kong. Lugguage would ...
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Is my Chinese visa reusable?

I am a US citizen and have a Chinese visa that expires later this year, but I am looking to go to China again this summer. I originally got this L visa for my trip this winter (which was fantastic). ...
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How to manage/store luggage for an afternoon in Hong Kong?

I contacted the hosts that my girlfriend and I will be staying with in Hong Kong next week, and I discovered that our flight will be getting in several hours before they will be ready for us to check ...
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Hong Kong Airport – Macau – Hong Kong

At the end of this month I have to go to Hong Kong for business. I have a flight that will arrive Wednesday morning 10:30 at Hong Kong international airport and will leave 2 Fridays later at 12:50 AM. ...
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Where can I purchase good and inexpensive protein powder in Hong Kong? [closed]

I'm looking for some good protein powders with good protein/total-weight ratio, something they might be making/selling from USA. Are there any stores that sell the genuine stuff for less than double ...
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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to Shenzhen via Hong Kong airport?

I am a Pakistani national living and working in Germany. I need to travel to Shenzen for business and the easiest route is to fly to Hong Kong and then take the ferry to Shenzen (no entry into Hong ...
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China M visa in HK for non-HK ID holder

It's a big hassle to apply for multiple-entry China visas at my local consulate.. letters required, multiple visits, long lines and so on (citizen of Canada). A colleague was bitten by a strange ...
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Can you buy duty free alcohol at Hong Kong International Airport for travel to Australia?

Currently, Australia has tough restrictions on liquids for both departing and arriving flights. These mean that for a flight to Australia, you will be re-screened before boarding the plane, with ...
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Should US citizens get a visa in advance for a one-week trip to Hong Kong?

I'm US Citizen and I'm planing a one week trip to Hong Kong for pleasure. Do I need to get a visa in advance? This site seems to indicate that I do not need to as long as I have a passport that is ...
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Extended (~24 hours) layover/stopover in Hong Kong

I'm traveling from Thailand to LAX in May and would really like to find an extended layover in Hong Kong, just enough time to see the city and I heard people doing that, but haven't been able to find ...
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Finding the “Airport Express Shuttle Bus” at Hong Kong station?

In a few days time, I fly into Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Having read through the WikiVoyage section on getting from the airport, I'm planning to take the Airport Express. The directions ...
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Do Chinese citizens require a visa to go to Hong Kong for less than 7 days?

Myself and my girlfriend (a mainland Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang) are planning to visit Hong Kong from Malaysia (where we both have MSC working visas), and will also be returning to Malaysia. I ...
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Good and cheap hotels in Hong Kong [closed]

While I know the two doesn't usually come together, I am looking for the best option for price paid. I do know that cheap hotels exist at Cheung king mansions, but the service and the location does ...
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Transit visa for Hong Kong, as a Pakistani National

I am travelling from Bejing to Karachi, transiting through Hong Kong, flying on Cathay Pacific Airways. I am a Pakistani National holding a Chinese visa. I have gap between the flights about 3 hours ...
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Good area in Hong Kong for buying Electronics Accessories?

I'm currently on the bus to Heathrow, on my way to Hong Kong, and when I went to plug my laptop in I discovered I'd rather carelessly left my laptop power adapter at home! It's too late to go back and ...
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Tailoring - Ho Chi Minh City vs Singapore vs Hong Kong [closed]

Which of these three cities would be the better location to get tailoring (shirts and suits) done? I have at least 5 days in each.
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Does the Hong Kong metro map give interchange direction suggestions?

On the Hong Kong MTR map, some of the interchange symbols have little lines and half-circles in them. They're a bit small to read on some maps, but if you zoom in they get a big clearer: Are these ...
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Do the Hong Kong metro lines have numbers?

Before I travelled to Hong Kong, I looked at the MTR Map, which described all the lines by colour and by name, but not by number. Generally, the signs up around the MTR did the same. However, a few ...
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Can you get a refund on your Octopus Card deposit at Hong Kong airport?

While in Hong Kong, I'm planning to get an Octopus card to use on public transport to get about the city. As with a lot of these stored value, contactless public transport cards around the world, ...
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How much clothing should I wear to keep warm in Hong Kong?

I have checked the weather in Hong Kong for November to December, it appears to be around the range of 16-20 degrees. I haven't been to cold weather countries, and I live in a relatively hot country. ...
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What would be considered “evidence of adequate funds” for entering Hong Kong?

I'll be visiting Hong Kong for a few days next week. I noticed this statement on the Hong Kong Visa Requirements page: must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months and evidence of ...
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Are there any weekend-only tourist activities in Hong Kong?

My family and I will be visiting Hong Kong in December, and will be doing some of the tourist stuff such as Disneyland, museums, shopping and eating. Because Hong Kong is such a crowded city, we would ...
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Is it pretty easy for an American to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong?

I know standing in line to get a visa is never fun, but was wondering if any Americans had experience getting a standard tourist "L" visa in Hong Kong. I'm leaving on a RTW trip in less than two ...
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Chinese visa limited to 30 days (new immigration law)?

I have heard that from 1st September China will have a new immigration law and it will not be possible any longer to get a Chinese Tourist Visa in Hong Kong for longer than 1 month. Does anyone have ...
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Are there any specific documents to carry when travelling from Bangalore to Hong Kong via Bangkok without visa?

I am going on a short tour from Bangalore to Hong Kong and my flights are with Thai Airways which go via Bangkok. Hong Kong provides visa on arrival for Indian citizens, and so does Thailand even ...
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Can I buy train tickets for a Shanghai - Beijing trip in Hong Kong?

Background: I want to travel to Hong Kong - Shanghai - Beijing by train. Seat61 article about train travel in China has details on fares, schedules and how to book the tickets. There are 3 ways to ...
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From Hong Kong to Macau: Stay over night or do the boat trip every morning?

I am planning to visit Macau when I am in Hong Kong for 2 days. I already have accommodation in HK, booked the entire week of cheap hostels, and I was wondering if it's worth to spend a bit more to ...
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Hong Kong Airport - restricted/non-restricted areas

I have booked a flight to the Philippines and I have a layover of 3h 30m in Hong Kong Airport (arrival an departure in Terminal 1). So I looked at the shops in that terminal to see if I can buy a ...
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Is there any ferry from Vietnam to Hong Kong?

I would like to have an Asia trip from Malaysia to Hong Kong (if possible). Is there anyone who has been doing this kind of trip? And I wonder if there is any sea transportation that provides a ...
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When is the best time to go to Ani-Com (ACGHK) in Hong Kong?

Ani-Com (ACGHK) is an anime/comic exhibition/conference. In 2013, it will take place from 26th to 30th July. My question is when is the best time (day, and time of day) to go? When will there be less ...
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Is it safe to drink bubble tea in Hong Kong?

I love bubble tea and I've seen it many places for sale while walking through Hong Kong. I've read mixed reviews on the safety of Hong Kong's tap water supply, and so I am wondering whether this is ...
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Do I need to return the Hong Kong immigration card to the authorities?

I recently visited Hong Kong. I am British. When I returned to the UK I noticed that I still had the white Immigration Card in my passport. Do I need to return this to the Hong Kong Immigration ...
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Can I spend Renminbi in Hong Kong?

While travelling in Hong Kong, I noticed signs at several vendors advertising prices with the 元 character, which from my visit to Shanghai I recognized as the symbol for Yuán. Since Hong Kong has its ...
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Can I use Chinese Yuans (RMB) in Hong Kong? [duplicate]

I just decided to change my plans and I am leaving China to Hong Kong in the next few hours. I still have some Chinese Yuans in my wallet, will those be accepted in Hong Kong or I have to change them ...
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Free bus shuttle service from Hong Kong airport?

Does someone have details and the route of the free bus service from/to Hong Kong (HKG) airport to the city ?