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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
1answer
30 views

Hong Kong Airport Express Shuttle bus

I’ll be taking the Hong Kong Airport Express to Tsing Yi Station and then transfer to Disneyland Resort. Can I still board the complimentary shuttle bus at Hong Kong station to my hotel if I take the ...
4
votes
3answers
65 views

Accommodation close to Hong Kong International Airport

I'm flying into Hong Kong International Airport on a Saturday just before six pm, and flying out of the airport at 12:05 pm the following day with MIAT. MIAT's terms and conditions apparently say you ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

Best exchange rate to convert INR to HKD [closed]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Mumbai, and will be traveling to HK for a 3-day personal trip. Where can I get the best exchange rate to convert Indian currency into HKD? I am looking to buy about ...
4
votes
1answer
56 views

Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa to travel to China from India

I wish to travel to China and best budgeted way is to travel via Hong Kong. So do I need a Hong Kong transit visa for that? Also, If I travel by train, does that require a transit visa ?
9
votes
2answers
91 views

What is the different between standard on-loan Octopus card and tourist Octopus card in Hong Kong?

I will be travelling to Hong Kong next week and octopus card seems like a must for hassle free trip. However I discover on the website there are standard on-loan octopus and tourist octopus. However ...
16
votes
4answers
1k views

Travelling with Infant to Hong Kong - Need to use Kitchen

We are travelling Hong Kong next weekend. We have a 9 months old baby. She has lactose intolerance (meaning she can't take any milk material). We give her home made food, mainly, which is made of some ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Hopefully i'll be going to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks and was planing to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. When i went online to purchase the tickets i found out that there are 1-Day Tickets and 2-Day ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Hong Kong Visa and re-entry / Indian Citizen

As an Indian citizen, I can get a visa on arrival in HK for a stay up to 14 days. If I had to stay for longer, say 20 days, is it possible to leave Hong Kong for Macau/China and enter again? To be ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
423 views

Is it correct to bring back the Airport Express ticket in the end of trip in Hong Kong?

I just finished my first travel to Hong Kong, where I used Airport Express to move to Hong Kong station and back to the Airport. However, on the return train, I didn't find the gate to insert my card ...
11
votes
7answers
3k views

English in Hong Kong

I might be going to a 3 week camp (it's not really a camp, it's more of an academic program) in Hong Kong. How many people (a lot, a few, only certain occupations, etc.) speak English, and do they ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
40 views

Thailand customs and round-trip to Hong Kong

I'm going to travel to Thailand for about a month. Inbound and outbound flights are through BKK. What I want to do is a round-trip to Hong Kong for a shopping before leave Thailand. In particular I'...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

How to apply for Hong Kong visa

I'm a Pakistani working here in Macao SAR china how can I apply a tourist visa to Hong Kong what do I need to do. I just want only to visit look around. My problem is how can i get a visa traveling to ...
4
votes
1answer
71 views

Where in Hong Kong can I purchase an Octopus card?

Where in Hong Kong can I purchase an Octopus card? So far I'll I've found on the internet is 7-11 at the airport and some places I cannot find on with google maps.
10
votes
7answers
584 views

What can I do in Hong Kong with a six-hour layover?

I have a layover at HK Int for 6 hours in the morning. I arrive at 6.20am and fly out at 12.50pm. Is it sensible to leave the airport and have a 'quick' look at the city? I've never been to Hong Kong.
14
votes
5answers
2k views

What style of bathroom facilities are in Hong Kong hotels?

If I attend a conference in Hong Kong, and stay in the Sheraton Hong Kong, does it have Western style bathroom facilities (seated), or Eastern (squat)?
11
votes
1answer
167 views

Etiquette for visiting a Hong Kong family in mourning

My girlfriend whose family hails from Hong Kong has recently lost her grandfather, and her family is in a period of mourning. Being an "outsider" of the family, how should I act/behave when visiting ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Documents for mainland Chinese citizen, traveling to HK from overseas

I am citizen of China, with a mainland Chinese passport and US green card. I am flying directly from US to Hong Kong, without going to the mainland. What documents would I need? Is my passport enough?
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I travel to my home country without US passport?

I going to take the Oath Ceremony next week, and I am planning to travel to Hong Kong right after the Oath Ceremony. Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of Hong Kong: ...
1
vote
1answer
740 views

How do I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in Hong Kong airport? (HKG)

My flight is at Terminal 2 at the Hong Kong airport but I cannot find any local buses to get there, only to Terminal 1. I also have looked up information on their website but it is ambiguous as to ...
5
votes
1answer
81 views

Easiest way for a tourist to buy spices in Hong Kong

As a tourist to Hong Kong what's the easiest way to get local spices, particularly Sichuan Pepper. By easiest I mean somewhere that may speak English or have English labels and would pack them in ...
7
votes
1answer
157 views

How to know what you can't openly talk about in China / Hong Kong?

When I was in Hong Kong / Shenzhen, the friends I was visiting worked for a non-profit that had to be very careful about mentioning anything religious, as they could apparently lose funding from the ...
6
votes
1answer
293 views

Snow fall this Christmas near Hong Kong?

What is the nearest place from Hong Kong (within Mainland China) where one could see snowfall around Christmas?
4
votes
3answers
159 views

From Shenzhen to Hong Kong as a Western traveller?

Obviously a flight and VIP car service is fast and easy. Both will get you through customs & border control without massive lines and trying to understand chinese without actually knowing it. Is ...
6
votes
1answer
122 views

Better to buy HKD with USD than with other currencies?

In a lot of places, the exchange rate for buying their currency with USD, is significantly better than buying with any other currency. Relative to the "inter-bank exchange rate" you see on Google ...
3
votes
2answers
104 views

what would be the most economic public transportation deal for me in HKG?

I'll visit HKG for two periods: one evening, a day and a half 3 days and a half I wandered the net and saw some public transportation deals. But I'm confused which one would be the most economic ...
14
votes
2answers
2k views

Where exactly is this cross in Hong Kong?

I was digging around for something and stumbled upon a video about Hong Kong that had footage presumably from the area. In it, there was a still with a cross with the characters 成了 (probably in ...
8
votes
2answers
150 views

Where can I visit something similar to Kowloon Walled City?

Kowloon Walled City was an autonomous area just outside central Hong Kong. There were no regulations or jurisdictions, so it became insanely densely populated. It was eventually demolished in the ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

May a Chinese citizen visit Hong Kong for five days? [duplicate]

I am a U.S. citizen traveling to Hong Kong for one week, My friend is a Chinese citizen and lives in Beijing. Is she allowed to freely travel to Hong Kong for five days? If not, what does she need to ...
3
votes
2answers
775 views

Is it possible to travel by sea between Hong Kong and Taiwan?

Since air travel between those destinations is expensive, I was looking for some cheaper alternative. I would highly appreciate if anyone could advise me on this.
5
votes
2answers
13k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

What kind of visa for a US citizen who wants to visit both mainland China and Hong Kong?

I'm a US citizen and I'm trying visit relatives in mainland China and also a friend in Hong Kong in a single trip. The plane ticket I bought is a round trip from the US to Shanghai, and I will also ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

Where to go go-karting in Hong Kong?

I know the main track was closed after a lethal freak accident. I don't need anything big though. It's just been my dream to go go-karting. Are there any options, and what are the prices?
3
votes
1answer
103 views

Does HK 7-Days Transit visa-free policy still exist?

Many source references that HK has transit visa-free policy which allows any people enter to HK not more than 7 days when he/she holds a ticket to 3rd country and vaild visa, regardless his/her ...
4
votes
2answers
176 views

Visiting the Ngong Ping 360 cable car on an evening layover in Hong Kong International Airport?

Based on the How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot question, I know that leaving Hong Kong International Airport on foot during a layover can be done but isn't easy. However, from an ...
1
vote
2answers
136 views

Hong Kong dual nationality [closed]

A person is born outside of Hong Kong in Australia in 1990, i.e. before 1997. Both his parents have Hong Kong nationality. He grows up in Australia but he also holds the Hong Kong Identity Card. Does ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to India from USA via Hong Kong airport (Cathay Pacific)?

I am an Indian national and travelling from USA to India via Hong Kong airport. Do I need a transit visa even if I'm only changing planes?
3
votes
2answers
505 views

Hong Kong airport transit hotel

I am going to be flying via Hong Kong with ~9 hours layover between the flights. Usually I would leave the airport and explore the city during that time but since both flights are really long and we ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

Indonesian applying for Schengen Visa in Hong Kong

I'm an Indonesian working in Macau and am planning to go to Italy-UK-France. Because Macau doesn't have an Italian or a UK Embassy, I have to apply for Schengen and UK visas in Hong Kong. How do I ...
17
votes
2answers
2k views

Hong Kong street photography?

I'll be in Hong Kong this summer for three nights. I'll be doing some street shooting while I'm there so I'm looking for these particular things: High concentrations of people, such as markets and ...
5
votes
3answers
140 views

Should I book hostels in advance in China / HK?

I am travelling to Shanghai and Hong Kong in July. Is it realistic to travel "freestyle" and book hostels when we get there or a day in advance online (when we know what train we're taking, etc.) or ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

Cheapest agent in Hong Kong for obtaining a visa for mainland China?

I'm in Guangzhou with just a few days left on my tourist visa. I intended to apply for a visa extension here tomorrow morning (Monday). That should cost about $31 USD. But just found out a travel ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

Tourist visa for Hong Kong as an Indian

I am planning to go Hong Kong and stay there for 4-6 days and I know that Indians can enter into Hong Kong without tourist visa up to 14 days, is there any other rules to be followed for that. Is only ...
5
votes
1answer
112 views

Chinese visa in Hong Kong without hotel bookings and return flight?

I'm an currently in Macau and just went to the Chinese consulate to apply for a Chinese visa. I'm on my way overland from Germany to Japan and had hoped for a dual entry visa (60 days each) to make ...
4
votes
2answers
233 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
245 views

How to reach the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with maximum hitchhiking and minimum expenditure from Guangzhou?

Soon I need to get from Guangzhou to Hong Kong as this entry of my China visa will expire. I'm totally ignorant of Hong Kong. Is there only an island or is part of it also on the mainland you never ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

Hong Kong: Visa for Multiple Entries?

I will be travelling to Hong Kong in a few months' time. I hold dual nationality and neither of my nationalities requires a visa to enter Hong Kong. During my trip, I will travel to Korea for a few ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Extra baggage costs - Dragon Airlines / Cathay Pacific

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Delhi, India via Hong Kong for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. My flight details are as follows: Qingdao - Hong Kong on Dragon ...