Major banks are open from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday. Automatic Teller Machines can be found almost everywhere and provide 24-hour cash withdrawal for HKD.
International credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, UnionPay and American Express are commonly accepted by hotels, retail shops and restaurants in Hong Kong. Such premises usually display stickers showing the credit cards they accept at their entrances.
The official currency of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). One US Dollar is approximately HKD 7.76. Participants can change your currency for HKD at any authorised money exchanger or bank. You are advised to look for a money exchanger that is accredited by the Quality Tourism Services Scheme.
Local SIM cards can be purchased at more than 2,000 round-the-clock convenience stores. Participants may also consider buying a local SIM card at the Arrival Hall of the Hong Kong International Airport upon landing.
International Direct Dial (IDD) service to most countries and regions of the world is available at most hotels for a fee.
Most restaurants in Hong Kong add a 10 per cent service charge to the bill. Please check with the waiter about the charges before being seated.
Getting Around Hong Kong
Hong Kong is famous for its safe, efficient and reliable public transport systems. There are plenty of ways to get around Hong Kong, whether it’s by MTR, taxi, ferry, bus or tram.
Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate. The average temperature in June is around 26oC to 31oC. Participants are advised to look up the latest weather forecast provided by the Hong Kong Observatory before packing up for the Summit.
The official languages of Hong Kong are English and Chinese. All official signs and menus of most restaurants are bilingual. Most drivers, salespersons, tourism industry employees are able to communicate in English.
The electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The plug/socket system in Hong Kong is a three-pronged UK-style plug.
Plastic Shopping Bag Charge
All retail businesses in Hong Kong are required to charge a minimum levy of HKD 0.50 for each plastic shopping bag provided to customers. It also applies to plastic bags distributed for foodstuff in air-tight packaging. Be environmentally responsible by bringing your own bag.
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