Travel tips to Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Tourist Place

From all over the world Hong Kong has vast number of tourists come in all year round as it is an international city. Representing a 13.1% increase when compared to 2004 in 2005 the number of international tourists visited Hong Kong reaches 10.8 million according to the Hong Kong Government statistics.

For Hong Kong, Countries such as Canada, Australia, China, French, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korean, United States and British, all contributes significant tourist growth. This article for tourists presents some critical traveler tips so that you have a wonderful trip to Hong Kong and could enjoy more.

Service Charges

10% service charges will be added to the bill by most of the restaurants except fast food shops during your luxury Hong Kong private tours. Therefore, from the changes you may choose to give out the odd dollars as the service tips.

For the service tips there is no preset norm for bellboy in the hotel or taxi driver. Whenever you think the service is deserved for you may choose to give out.

Safety and Personal Identity

Valid personal identity documentation such as passport must be carried by tourists during their stay in HK. According to the low crime rate it is a very safe city. However, since most of the shops in Hong Kong accepts credit cards, when going out it is not suggested to take a large amount of cash due to the densely population.

Expensive belongs in the safe in hotel should be locked. Whenever you have encountered any problems you could easily find policemen on the streets.

Tram

The tram service is the oldest transportation system in HK and it has been started in 1904. Running from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan plus another route to Happy Valley it only services the Hong Kong Island.

The earliest tram run until 1:00 p.m. and starts at 6: 00 a.m. and the fair for adult is HK$ 2 and for children under age12 is HK$ 1. In Hong Kong it is the cheapest transportation, and you at the upper stairs are highly recommended to take a ride so that all the street scenery of Hong Kong could be enjoyed by you.

Drinking Water

World Health Organization standard is satisfied by the drinking water in Hong Kong. However, if you think it is necessary in the supermarkets you may also choose to buy the bottle water for your luxury Hong Kong tours.

Hong Kong International Airport

Through the MTR is the most convenient route to the HK International Airport, which takes about 23 minutes from Central. It passes through stations of Tsing Yi, Olympic, Kowloon, and for every ten minutes the train will be departed. Due to the traditional traffic jam you would never miss the airplane with the MTR.

Starting from 6:00 a.m. at the morning until 11:00 p.m. at night you could take the Airport Bus Other than the MTR. Most part of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island with major hotels is covered by it.

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