Questions tagged [hong-kong]

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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In Hong Kong, is a medical questionnaire needed as part of buying travel insurance?

A Hong Kong resident and citizen, my grandmother bought travel insurance: that exclude pre-existing medical conditions that she does have from her agent with AIA in Hong Kong at a cost of $600 Hong ...
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Can I get on Airport Express (return) from a nearer station in Hong Kong?

I want to purchase Airport Express ticket from Hong Kong Airport to Hong Kong Station, but I consider moving to Kowloon at the end of my trip. In this case, is it possible to buy a ticket to Hong ...
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1 Hour Layover in Hong Kong

I'm planning to take a flight from San Fransisco (SFO) to Delhi (DEL) with a layover in Hong Kong (HKG) for 1 hour. Does the Hong Kong International Airport have a repeat security check for ...
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Is it possible to walk between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island?

I have a 5 hours transit today at Hong Kong Airport, and so I decided to visit Kowloon/Mongkok. However, I also want to enjoy Hong Kong Station. I don't have HKD in hand so I cannot take a train ...
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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 ...
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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 ?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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'...
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How to apply for a Hong Kong visa from Macao?

I'm a Pakistani working here in Macao SAR, China. How can I apply for a tourist visa to Hong Kong and what do I need to do? I just want only to visit and look around. How can I get a visa to Hong ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should I book hostels in advance in Shanghai / HK in July?

I am travelling to Shanghai and Hong Kong in July and for accommodation looking for private rooms, not dorms. Is it realistic to travel "freestyle" and book hostels when we get there or a day in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to get to Hong Kong airport early morning from Yuen Long?

I am going to stay in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, in the end of the month. Monday morning the 25th of May, I am flying from the airport at 8am. That means I'd like to be there at around 6am, and should ...
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Having previously overstayed my Hong-Kong visa, will I be allowed to re-enter for business a year later? [closed]

A year ago I mistakenly overstayed for 5 days and I was forced to return to my country but I didn't want to pay the plane ticket, the HK govt paid and flew me back. Now, I need to go to HK again for ...
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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)?
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What can I do in Hong Kong with a three hour layover?

I was wondering if there was anything I can do in Hong Kong for a small amount of time, aside from just hanging around in the airport. Are there nearby places reachable within 30~ minutes of ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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Closures over Christmas in Hong Kong/Macau?

I'll be in Hong Kong over the Christmas holiday (Dec 20-28). I will spend part of that time (not sure when) in Macau. What sorts of closures should I expect over this period?
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How to get from Macau to Hong Kong airport for an early morning flight

There are direct ferries from Macau to the Hong Kong airport, but the last one leaves at 20:00 and the first one at 7:30. For a flight at 9 am or earlier I need a different way to get there. I like to ...