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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

Ask at the airport information desk, lost property, or a luggage shop (thanks @Fattie). They most likely know some way of ensuring the contents gets given to a charity or at least recycled properly. ...
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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

The fundamental problem is that what you want to do - leave a bag somewhere and depart without having it associated with you - is exactly what a bomber would want to do. Therefore, I do not believe ...
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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

Tell a member of airport staff that the bag is broken - perhaps even break off something to do with the handle or a wheel (in a toilet, less visible) as these bags aren't so robust. Tell then you didn'...
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Why was I denied boarding on a flight with a transfer through Hong Kong?

According to both Timatic (the system used by most airlines to confirm visa requirements) and the IATA Travel Center a Syrian national DOES require a visa to transit Hong Kong, even if only for a few ...
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What can I do at Hong Kong Airport for 13 hours?

There are more options of restaurants etc. (at generally better prices) if you pass through security and immigration. Only passengers can enter the terminal at the moment (documents and tickets are ...
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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

The important point is where you will pass through immigration. The 144-hour visa-free transit requires that you stay within a certain area of your arrival point, and depart the country from within ...
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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

Leave the bag, fully emptied and all pockets opened, next to the largest trash can you can find. A note saying RUBBISH/垃圾 inside would also be nice. This way it's not going to cause a security scare,...
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What can I do at Hong Kong Airport for 13 hours?

While I understand your reluctance to go to downtown Hong Kong at this time, one of the major tourist attractions is right by the airport. You can get there without entering or passing through any of ...
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Travelling with Infant to Hong Kong - Need to use Kitchen

Rent an apartment hotel (serviced apartment) or an Airbnb apartment instead. These always include kitchens and basic cooking utensils. Also, in Hong Kong you can trust product labeling: if commercial ...
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I forgot a piece of jewelry in Hong Kong, can I get someone to give it to me in the airport while staying in international area?

No, this is not possible. The transfer/airside area of the airport is outside Customs, and it's not possible to bring things in or out of this without going through Customs/security. The only ...
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Lots of Muslim headscarfs on a Sunday in Hong Kong

While Hong Kong attracts visitors from all sorts of origin, and hence I cannot be certain who you saw, chances are that you bumped into a large group of Foreign Domestic Helpers. Summary: Some of them ...
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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

How do you dispose of a bag at airport A without creating a hassle for yourself and the airport staff? You send an email to airport A's customer service and ask them how they would like you to handle ...
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

HKD is usually accepted in Macau but any change which you might get would be in the Macanese currency. Macanese Pataca, on the other hand, isn't accepted in Hong Kong. This is based on my personal ...
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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

While Doc’s answer covers the most important formalities, in case you are interested why you can only take the slower Z sleeper train, The Man in Seat 61 has the answer: The fast G train calls ...
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Best way to dispose of a carry-on bag in Hong Kong airport?

Take it out of the airport - I know, a bit more lugging than you'd like, and offer it to homeless folks who might actually be able to get good use out of it. Alternatively, if you see someone really ...
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I forgot a piece of jewelry in Hong Kong, can I get someone to give it to me in the airport while staying in international area?

Your best bet is to contact the airport. The simplistic approach, where your friend just shows up at the airport and hands you the item isn't going to work, unless you have a visa that will let you ...
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Is there a way to go from Macau to Hong Kong by public transport?

Through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, HZM bus (金巴) offers daily Hong Kong-Macau services. You will not pass through mainland Chinese immigration. Online ticket purchase for Hong Kong -> Macau ...
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Drive from Hong Kong to Macau, without entering Mainland China

Gratuitous image of a unicorn, a triple plate MO (centre) / HK (bottom) / Guangdong (top). The main plate is from Macau. No you can't. For a couple of reasons. First, the HKZHMO bridge is mostly ...
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Importing silverware utensil sets to Hong Kong

You are allowed to bring it back to Hong Kong, as import of silverware is not illegal in Hong Kong. There are only four kinds of items that require any kind of tax or duty for Hong Kong: Liquor ...
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Do Indians need a separate Hong Kong visa if we already have a Chinese visa?

Your Chinese visa is not valid for Hong Kong (HK) as HK is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) and this has different rules than mainland China. As an Indian national, you are allowed 14 days visa-...
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Is American Express widely accepted in Hong Kong?

I just consulted some friends who live in Hong Kong: no, Amex is not widely received in Hong Kong at all. In fact, not even Hong Kong Monetary Authority's centralized payment system (Faster Payment ...
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What can I do in Hong Kong with a six-hour layover?

It's going to be quite short, but should be doable. Whether it's sensible is another matter. Consider the following, though: your incoming flight may of course be late time to disembark (if you're ...
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Where in Hong Kong can I purchase an Octopus card?

Quick answer: You can purchase an "adult Octopus Card" at Customer Service Centre of any MTR stations (including Airport, except Racecourse station). They will give you an On-loan Standard Octopus. (...
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Where in Hong Kong can I purchase an Octopus card?

You can buy an Octopus at basically at all transport terminals. This includes all MTR stations (including the airport), major light rail stations, major bus and ferry terminals, etc. Look for the "...
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Travelling with Infant to Hong Kong - Need to use Kitchen

Cook anything in hotel room with our pressure cooker and/or with our induction stove. Standard at pretty much every hotel around the world. Fire hazard. Don't allow their restaurant' kitchen for ...
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How do I use the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) bridge?

There are two types of scheduled bus service operating on the HKZM Bridge. Shuttle Buses "Shuttle Buses" are operated by Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Shuttle Bus Co Ltd. They run like city buses: ...
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Do Indians need a separate Hong Kong visa if we already have a Chinese visa?

Beyond the visa for HK as described in the other answer, you need to be aware that going to Hong Kong is considered like leaving China for visa purposes. If you have a single-entry visa for China, ...
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

SHENZEN (CN) In Shenzen almost always not - especially if you get further away from the border area. you might get lucky with some random person or HK owner of some venue - but don't count on it. ( ...
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Is it safe to stay in Kowloon in Hong Kong this week?

It is safe. Demonstrations mostly occur on the weekends, are quite localized, are mostly peaceful and don't target tourists. If you are paranoid, avoid wearing black clothes, since that's one of the ...
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How to get a Hong Kong visa from Pakistan?

According to the Embassy of China in Pakistan, you can apply for a visa through them or by sending your documents directly to the Hong Kong Immigration Department in Hong Kong (see the information ...
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