Hong Kong, China
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. With its crowds, culture, technology, food, tradition, entertainment and lights, it is overwhelming in the best way – let yourself be swept up.
- the Ocean Centre and Harbour City shopping centres located at the port
- complimentary Wi-Fi in the terminal mall complex
- Kowloon Waterfront precinct, directly in front of the terminal
- adjacent to the Star Ferry Pier for local cruises.
How to Get Around
- Currency - the currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar. Coins come in 10, 20 and 50 cent and $1, $2, $5 and $10 denominations. Notes come in $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations.
- Time Zone - Hong Kong uses Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
- Weather - located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Hong Kong enjoys a humid subtropical climate. Average temperatures range from 14° Celsius in January to 31° Celsius in July and August. November through to February are the driest months with an average rainfall of 33mm.
- Victoria Peak - Victoria Peak is the tallest mountain in Hong Kong and the city’s most popular attraction. One of the world’s oldest funicular railways, the historic Peak Tram climbs to the summit for panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. There are restaurants and entertainment at the summit, along with a walking trail through picturesque gardens.
- City Markets - the Ladies' Market along Tung Choi Street offers clothes, souvenirs and curious knick-knacks. The Temple Street Night Market is known for its food stalls and street entertainers. Stanley Market is made up of charming indoor and outdoor shops selling silk robes, jade jewellery and small porcelain goods.
- Nathan Road - a Hong Kong institution, Nathan Road located in the Tsim Sha Tsui area is a must-visit hotspot. This lively strip is home to clubs, restaurants, hotels and flashy neon signs. Kowloon Park (on Nathan Road) provides a refuge, with fountains, a rose garden and a waterfowl exhibit. You'll also find locals practising Tai Chi near the sculpture garden and lake.
- Symphony of Lights - every night at 8 o’clock the Hong Kong skyline is lit up by coloured laser lights set to music and narration. The best viewing spot is along the Waterfront Promenade, just beyond the Star Ferry terminal.