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Hong Kong Travel Tips
 

Hong Kong is a city for tourists as it has it has everything to offer which is expected. Visit and explore this land but few Hong Kong travel tips would come handy. Below is a list of Hong Kong travel tips advice which should be followed when visiting the country.

Hong Kong Airport Facilities and Tax
Hong Kong International Airport is located at Chek Lap Kok, an ultramodern facility on Lantau Island. An air passenger departure tax of Hong Kong Dollar 120 is levied on travelers aged 12 and above, which is usually included in the price of your ticket. One can stay in Hong Kong Airport Hotel located at convenient distance from Hong Kong International Airport.
Hong Kong Weather
Hong Kong travel tips advice for the tourists is that the best times to visit would be during autumn and winter when the Hong Kong climate is dry and cool. To experience best, visit the country in late September, where the pleasantness lasts through early December.
Clothing
Hong Kong 's subtropical climate means you won't need the winter woollies for most of the year. Loose-fitting cotton clothing generally fits the bill. The exception is from mid-December to February, when the mercury might fall to a mild 10 o C. Rain showers are possible during the rainy season (around May to September), so also be sure to pack a light waterproof jacket.
Business Hours
Generally business hours are weekdays 9 am to 5 pm & Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm .
Major banks are open weekdays 9 am to 4:30 pm , & Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm. Closed Sundays & public holidays.
Tipping
A 10 percent tip is acceptable where service Charge is not included in the bill.
Shopping
Although shops generally open from 10 am to 9 pm , many shops in Tsim Sha Tsui, & Causeway Bay are open till mid night. Best Time to visit Hong Kong to shop is between June & August during its sale.
Electricity
The voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts, 50 Cycles. Most hotels provide adapters.
Hong Kong Media
There are two local English language Daily newspapers- South China Morning Post & The Standard, as well as English Language newspapers, such as Asian Wall Street Journal, & International Herald Tribune.
Postal Service
Postal service is inexpensive & reliable. The Main post offices are on Hong Kong Island, Next to Star Ferry, & at 10 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.
Safety
Hong Kong is remarkably safe city by day & night. Police patrol frequently & are helpful. As in all big cities avoid carrying large amount of cash; traveler's cheques, or credit cards are preferred.
Water & Hygiene
The government-run water supply exceeds World Health Organization standards. However, most people prefer to drink bottled water. Hong Kong is also doing more to improve the environment, including, new policies against littering, & spitting.
 
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