Quick Facts

Discover Hung Hom Bay

Hung Hom Bay, in the heart of Kowloon, is built on a site that was once underwater. The land has been continually reclaimed since 1850, a process that buried the historic Rumsey Rock.

Visas

Most nationalities enjoy visa-free travel to Hong Kong for less than 90 days. Please note that separate entry requirements apply for travel from the HKSAR to Mainland China, and to the Macau SAR.

View visa requirements from the HKSAR Immigration Department


Currency

The local unit of currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

Credit cards are accepted in major hotels and shopping malls. You may wish to purchase an Octopus card, a stored-value smart card, which is a popular and convenient way to pay transit fares and make small purchases at selected outlets such as 7-Eleven and Starbucks.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

HKD 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.16 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.16 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
0.11 Euro (EUR)
0.096 British Pound (GBP)
14.34 Japanese Yen (JPY)
144.55 South Korean Won (KRW)
0.84 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB)
0.17 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.13 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

There are no sales, duty or value-added taxes in Hong Kong.


Tipping

A 10% service charge is added to hotel and restaurant bills. It is also customary to leave a small additional tip.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
9am - 4.30pm / 5pm, Monday through Friday
9am - 12.30pm / 1.30pm / 4.30pm, Saturday (depending on branch)

Office Hours
9am - 5 / 6pm, Monday through Friday
9am - 1pm, Saturday

Shopping Hours
Most shops are open seven days a week from 10am to 7pm or as late as 9pm.


Public Health

Medical services are of a high standard, though public hospitals can be crowded and private clinics may be quite expensive.

We recommend not drinking water from the tap; complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every guestroom.


Dress

Light suits and dresses are appropriate for business. A light raincoat or umbrella may be useful from mid-May to mid-September, the summer rainy season.

A sweater is recommended for indoors, particularly in the summer months, when the air conditioning can be quite cold. Coats are occasionally necessary from December to February.


Weather

Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with warm to hot, humid summers from May to September (25°C to 29°C / 77°F to 84°F), and a cooler season from December to February (14°C to 20°C / 57°F to 68°F).

The typhoon season lasts from July to September, when heavy rain can be expected.

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Phone

(852) 2252 5888

Fax

(852) 2252 5999

Email

Location

38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong