Hong Kong Travel Tips
Foreign Consulates in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Visa & Passport
Visitors entering the city must have a valid passport. Passport holders from certain countries DO NOT need a visitor's visa for short stays.
Hong Kong Visa/Entry Permit Application Form
Non-Visa to Hong Kong for Foreign Countries/Areas
Related Link: Chinese Embassies Abroad
Area Code 00852
Zip code 999077
More on HK Area Code & Zip Code
Note: No zip code is used on the island. But if you have to fill in one, it is suggested to write down 999077.
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It is HK Dollar. As the old saying goes, 'more banks than rice stalls in HK': moneychangers are everywhere. Please check the exchange rate and the service fee. Customers with AMEX cards can draw HK Currency through ATMs directly and those with VISA and Master cards can draw local currency from ATMs marked for Visa or MasterCard electronic currency.
Public telephones in the city belong to the following 6 types:
Yellow telephones only for local calls: accepting 1- or 2- HKD coins
Yellow telephones for international calls: accepting 1-, 2- or 5- HKD coins
Silver telephones: accepting 1-, 2- or 5- HKD coins
Telephones accepting magnetic cards and coins for international calls
Silver telephones accepting credit cards and coins
New telephones accepting magnetic cards, credit cards and coins.
Information directory desk
1018 English 1083 Cantonese 1088 Mandarin Chinese 1013 International directory
Emergency call 999
Complaint hotline (including taxi complaint): 2527 7177
Tourist Hotline of HK Tourism Board: 2508 1234
The Immigration Department of the Government of the HK Special Administrative Region: 2824 6111
Postal Directory Hotline: 2921 2222
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Internet is offered in many hotels. Cafes, shopping centers, subway stations and public library also offer free related Internet facilities. If you have your own laptop, you can connect with the Internet at some emporiums or cafes. Modem users should buy BT-to-RJ transformers, since the BT system is gradually being replaced by the RJ system.
Work Hours of Government and Office
9a.m to 5p.m (dinner time from 1p.m to 2p.m) Monday through Friday and 9a.m to 1p.m Saturday
Work Hours of Banks
9a.m to 4p.m (no break), Monday through Friday and 9a.m to 12.30p.m Saturday
Toilets can be found on street corners, in parks, malls and parking lots, free of charge.
Smoking is forbidden in public transportation tools and certain public places.
HK General Post Office: 2, Connaught Place, Central
Office hours: 08:00 - 18:00 (Mon. to Sat.) 09:00 - 14:00 (Sun.)
Kowloon Central Post Office: 405, Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Office hours: 09:30 - 18:00 (Mon. to Fri.) 09:30 - 13:00 (Sat.)
Shatin Central Post Office: 1, Sheung Wo Che Road, Shatin, New Territories
Office hours: 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon. to Fri.) 09:00 - 13:00 (Sat.)
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St. John Ambulance Brigade: 2576 6555
Tang Shiu Kin Hospital
Tel: 2831 6800
Address: 282, Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
Queen Mary Hospital
Tel: 2855 3111
Address: 102, Pokfulam Road
St. John Ambulance Brigade: 2713 5555
Caritas Medical Centre
Tel: 2746 7911
Address: 111, Wing Hong Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
United Christian Hospital
Tel: 2379 4000
Address: 130, Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
St. John Ambulance Brigade: 2639 2555
Pok Oi Hospital
Tel: 2486 8000
Address: Au Tau, Yuen Long, New Territories
Tuen Mun Hospital
Tel: 2468 5111
Address: Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
University of Hong Kong
Address: Pokfulam Road
Chinese University of HK
Address: Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Address: Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Address: Hung Hom, Kowloon
1. Some hotels and restaurants levy a 10% service charge while customers may add other 5% tip. For restaurants that don't levy a service charge, a 10% tip is expected. Tip taxi drivers, bellboys, and restroom attendants.
2. Time zone is GMT plus 8 hours that is the same as most places in Mainland China.
3. Voltage is 220V. Many hotels provide transformers.
4. Tap water is drinkable. It meets the WHO standard.
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