About Hong Kong

Hong Kong

People from around the world enjoy Hong Kong’s international outlook and its amazing culture, cuisine and cosmopolitan lifestyle. A thriving arts scene and a busy calendar of major local and international events at world-class venues across the city keeps people entertained and inspired year round. And, when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, easily accessible countryside is great for hiking, water sports or simply relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors.

There are historical attractions: Star Ferries, Peak Tram, and Tram on the Hong Kong Island side, which have been operating in Hong Kong for more than 100 years and are fun to have a ride.  There are the newly developed West Kowloon Districts, with museums such as M+, Palace Museum, plus a number of other museums to add to the cultural scenes of Hong Kong.

What’s more, no one will forget the food offers in Hong Kong.  Try the traditional dim sum, and BBQ meat, as well as all the international flavors on offer in Hong Kong.

Here are a few facts about Hong Kong:

Language

Chinese and English are the official languages in Hong Kong.  Most people, in particular the tourism sectors, speak English.

Electricity

Hong Kong operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.  Type G is the plug which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern is most common.

Wifi

Complimentary Wifi is offered by many government buildings, shopping malls and dining outlets, as well as hotels, and 5G coverage has exceeded 90% of the population in Hong Kong.  Do check with your suppliers for datacards to make sure you are connected to your friends anywhere in the world.

Currency

The currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollars, which is pegged to the USD at around HKD7.8 = USD1.0.  There are many currency exchange shops to convert your currency into HKD, and many places accept credit cards. Alipay and Wechat Pay are also popular in most shops.