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Hong Kong travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is Part of China with main city at Hong Kong. Its Developing country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Hong Kong Dollar. The languages spoken are English,Chinese. It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
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Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

A protracted violent clash between protestors and police at Polytechnic University has spread into nearby areas in Kowloon (including TST, Yau Ma Tei, Hung Hom and Jordan), with extensive use of tear gas. Avoid demonstrations. If you come across protests, move away to a safe place. Across Hong Kong, the risk of violent protests continues. Expect road closures, disruption to transport and education services and heightened police action. We haven't changed our level of advice - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Hong Kong.

issued date: November 18, 2019

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Hong Kong uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English, Chinese

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong dollar (symbol: $), code HKD.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 150, 100, 50, 20 and 10 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 20 and 10 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Hong Kong. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Hong Kong. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Hong Kong is on average 16.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Hong Kong is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 160.98 HKD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 3 (Three), CSL, China Mobile or SmarTone. Hong Kong uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Hong Kong upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Hong Kong, dial +, then 852 (the country code for Hong Kong), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Hong Kong, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Hong Kong you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) on undivided highways, 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on motorways and 70-110 km/h (43-68 mph) on expressways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

+236 21 61 30 72

Ambulance

114

Fire department

118

Last updated: December 5, 2019