About Hong Kong

Discover Hong Kong through this resource-rich website www.discoverhongkong.com from the Hong Kong Tourism Board. It contains highlights of attractions and useful tips for tourists. Below is some extracted information for your convenience.

Map

Please click here to view the digital map of Hong Kong.

Time Zone

GMT +8 hours

Voltage & Plug Type

220 volts AC, 50Hz Socket Type

Currency

The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls. The exchange rate is USD1.00 ≈ HKD7.80.

Visas

Unlike travel to Mainland China, travel to Hong Kong for visits of less than three months is visa-free for most nationalities. Separate entry permit is required for travel from Hong Kong to Mainland China and/or to Macau. Please click here to view the visa requirements from the Immigration Department.

Weather

Hong Kong has a subtropical climate. It can get very hot and humid during the summer months with temperatures range 25–32°C and average humidity of 86%. When there is tropical storms and typhoons which occur mainly between May and November, you will need to pay attention to the signals and warnings broadcast on TV, radio, the University's homepage and posted around the campus. Please click here to view the latest weather forecast.

Octopus Card

An electronic fare card that is accepted by almost all forms of public transport, and at many fast food chains and stores. It's easy and convenient to use, save time and eliminates the need for small change. Please click here for details.

Useful Links

Hong Kong Tourist Board
Immigration Department
Hong Kong International Airport
Travel & Stay
About CityU