Hong Kong

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Hong-Kong dollar (HKD).

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Hong Kong , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Banks: from 9.00 to 15.00 or 17.00, Monday to Friday. From 9.00 to 12.30 or 13.00 on Saturday.



Transportation

Road
Left hand driving. The network is in good condition and well-maintained. Roadsign indications are often quite bad though. Many gas stations.



Rail
Excellent. Punctual and well maintained trains (more particularly the commuter trains towards the New Territories and the connection with Canton and China).

Air
Reliable domestic lines connect Hong-Kong with the rest of China. In terms of formalities, travellers must meet the same conditions as for international connections.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .hk



Basic conversation guide

Yes =sh
No = bsh
Thank you = xe xe
Hello = Ni hao
Goodbye = zi jin
I do not understand = wo b mng bi / wo b dovng
What is the price? How much does it cost? = zhe duet shao qin?
I would like to buy = wo yo maiv...
Do you accept credit cards? = ni jie shu xn yng ka ma?
Where is...? = ...zai na li?
An airport = fei ji chang.
The station = huo che zhn
Post office = yu j
The bank = yn hng
The police station, the police force = jing ch j
The pharmacy = yo fng
One ticket to..., please. = y zhang q ...de pio.
Would you have any available rooms for tonight? = jin wan you mi you kong fng?.

 


Languages spoken

The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Cantonese.


Last modified in January 2006
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