About Hong Kong


Hong Kong, with a population of 7.15 million, is a city of energy! It is international – a city where East meets West. However, do not be mistaken, Hong Kong is truly a Chinese city with people of Chinese descent comprise 92% of the population, with foreign nationals comprising 8%.


Hong Kong’s official languages are English and Chinese. English is extensively used in the Government and by the legal, professional and business sectors. Cantonese is commonly spoken; however, Mandarin, the official language of China, is also widely used.

Hong Kong Tourism Board


Entry Requirements

Travel Document

A valid passport is the only document that most people will need to enter Hong Kong. Keep your passport in an inconspicuous, safe place, and carry your passport with you. If you lose your passport, please immediately contact the nearest embassy or consulate and the local police.


Travel to mainland China

If you plan for a trip to mainland China, you will probably need a visa. Visa can be obtained in Hong Kong. You can visit the following websites for details about China visa application:.

Getting into Downtown

Airport Express



Taxis can take you to anywhere to and from the airport and are categorized by 3 colors: red, green and blue. Each color indicates their operating areas: red taxis serve throughout most of Hong Kong, except for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island and the entire south side of Lantau Island; green taxis operate only in the New Territories and specific roads in Lantau; blue taxis only serve all destinations in Lantau and the airport.


Another means of payments commonly accepted in Hong Kong is credit cards (e.g. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa). There are many automatic teller machines in Hong Kong, and they are reliable and safe. They offer a wide range of services. To draw money from a Hong Kong ATM with either a credit or a debit card, you must have your personal identification number (PIN). So please make sure you have your PIN before traveling to Hong Kong. Exchange stores charge a handling fee for exchanging money and cashing traveler's cheques.

You can exchange Hong Kong dollars at the airport, hotels, banks, and other exchange stores. However, banks may provide you with more competitive rates. You may wish to have local currency exchanged before you leave your city to avoid lines at the airport exchange booths.


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