Local Information

1. Local Time: GMT+8

 

2. Language:
○ Cantonese is the official language in Hong Kong
○ English
○ Mandarin

 

3. Major districts:

○ Hong Kong Island
○ Kowloon
○ New Territories
○ Lantau Island

 

4. Religion: HK is a multi-religious society

 

5. Country code‎: ‎+852

 

6. Sim Card:

○ No restriction to Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube etc in Hong Kong
○ Sold in convinience stores and various major outlets

 

7. Weather in May:

○ Warm, wet and humid, cooler at night

○ Average temperature: 17°C — 26°C

○ 80% of annual rainfall

 

8. Local currency:

○ Legal tender: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
○ About HKD 7.8 = USD 1
○ Predominantly cash-based country
○ Available for Cash, Credit card, Octopus card, Mobile Wallet, PayPal and cheque
○ No tax included
○ Plastic bag levy: HKD 0.5

 

9. Electricity:
○ Voltage: 220 volts / 50 cycles
○ British three-pin socket
○ If you use other voltage appliances, you may need to bring your own transformer

 

10. Public Transportation:

○ Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
○ Bus
○ Tram
○ Ferry
○ Taxi

 

11. Emergency Number: 999

 

12. Penalty:
○ Smoke in designated no-smoking area: HKD 1,500
○ Littering and spitting: HKD 1,500

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