About Hong Kong

Visa

In general, all visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of the intended stay in Hong Kong. However, documents issued to stateless persons must be valid for a minimum of two months after the period of the intended stay.

Nationals of most countries do not require visas and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Please check the details about visa requirements on Immigration Department's website.

Weather

Hong Kong in June is hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, temperatures generally remain around 26 Degree C with high humidity. It is also one of the wettest months, accounted for nearly 20% of rain falls.

Hong Kong in August may also be affected by tropical cyclones and typhoons.

June

Temperature

26°C - 31°C

Humidity

high

Source: http://www.hko.gov.hk/cis/climahk_e.htm

Currency

The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$), which is linked to the US dollar at a rate of about 7.80 HKD to 1 USD, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly. Interestingly, Hong Kong banknotes are issued by three banks (HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of China), and vary in design and colour for each denomination.

Octopus card

Octopus is one of the world's most extensive smart card payment systems; it is accepted all over Hong Kong. You can use it for transportation and parking, at retail outlets,self-service machines and leisure facilities. To learn more or rent your Octopus, please visit: http://www.octopus.com.hk/get-your-octopus/choose-your-octopus/on-loan-octopus/overview/en/index.html

Source: http://www.octopus.com.hk/home/en/index.html

Electricity

220V / 50Hz UK plug

Time Zone

GMT +8

International Call

Code Dial +852 to call a Hong Kong number from overseas. There are no regional codes.

Useful number

Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 999
Hong Kong International Airport 2181 8888
Hong Kong Immigration Department 2824 6111
Weather (Hong Kong Observatory) 1878 200
Directory Enquiries 1081
International Services 10010
International Enquiries Service
(Country Codes & World Time Inquiries)
10013

Unless otherwise stated, the above information is from http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/trip-planner/travel-guide.html