Mandarin, Cantonese and English are widely spoken in Hong Kong.
English is the language of preference in the government, business and tourism sectors. All official signs and public transport announcements, as well as most menus, are bilingual.
Hong Kong has an excellent public transport system that is considered one of the best in the world. Depending on where you are going, you have a choice of MTR (subway), trains, buses, minibuses, trams, ferries and taxis. These clean and efficient options cover extensive areas of Hong Kong and have signs and announcements in both English and Chinese. See more details on transport here. Usually, you can pay any transportation fee with an Octopus card.
The legal tender in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about 7.80 HKD to 1 USD, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly.
You can buy a Prepaid Calling Card or Mobile Data Prepaid SIM Card from major convenient stores at the airport or in town. Most of the world’s mobile telecommunications systems operate in Hong Kong, including GSM 900, PCS 1800, CDMA and WCDMA. Check if your service provider has a roaming agreement with a Hong Kong operator. And please pay attention to the roaming rates.
Free Wi-Fi service is available at Hong Kong International Airport, some government buildings including public libraries as well as every MTR station. You can access the Internet for free at many coffee shops in town. Check with your hotel concierge for a nearby location to access Wi-Fi. Most hotels offer Wi-Fi services; however, this may involve a charge in some cases.
The majority of electrical sockets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment.
|Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance)|
|Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Hotline|
|Hong Kong International Airport|
|Hong Kong Immigration Department|
|Hong Kong Observatory (for weather information)|
|Telephone directory enquiries|
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