Hong Kong Local and Travel Information 


Hong Kong is a metropolitan city with a well-established public transportation system. For frequent transport users and long stay guests, it is more convenience to buy an "Octopus card” which allows you to travel on most of public transportations. Available at all MTR station and 7-11 stores.

- Ferry is available when you need to go to Lantau Island, Lamma Island and other Outer Islands. Passengers can view the remarkable sight of HK's buildings across the harbor from Star Ferry when commuting at Central and Tsim sha tsui

- Kowloon-Canton Railway is the best trans to New territories districts.

- Taxi is widely used in HK. Starts at HK$15.00. In the city, If you can share the bill with your co-travelers, it may cost cheaper than the bus and MTR.

- Mini-bus is a public transportation that does not really have the regular stations on the street (except starting & destination), you have to tell the driver to the place you want to stop.

- KMB  - public bus has different type of buses include air-con & non air-con. Their routes bring you to all major places in Hong Kong.  



Most tourist areas are actually rather crime-free. However, as in any major city, you should take the necessary precautions to make sure your valuables are protected and that you don't walk alone during the late night hours. The problem with triads in Hong Kong has been increasing over the years, but usually tourists are not targets of them.

Hong Kong residents and tourists are required to have valid identification on hand at all times. Police will make random checks. In case of an EMERGENCY, dial 999.

Health Services

Medical facilities in Hong Kong are widely available. Private and public clinics are available in all major districts.  

Hospitals mainly accept cash and insurance covered policy (insurance card). Indeed, many of them accept Visa, Master card and American Express.

Since most of the insurance cards are also acceptable, you may ask your insurance consultant about more details.


Summer (late May - Mid September): Temperature range 26-33'C (78 - 91'F), humidity 86%.
Autumn (late September - early December) : Temperature range 18 - 28'C (64 - 82'F), humidity 72%.
Hong Kong weather from HK Observatory.

Postal Service  

The post offices are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

9am to 12:30pm, Saturday. Closed at Sunday.

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