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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is part of Asia with main city at Hong Kong. Official languages are Chinese and English. Hong Kong uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+08:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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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“‘ 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 160.94 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

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

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

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Last updated: July 13, 2019