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Factoids - HongKong

"Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial capitals and a major business and cultural hub."

Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial capitals

"Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated areas. Almost seven million people live in four hundred and fifteen square miles. "

Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated areas

"On 1st July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China. There were thirty thousand British citizens living in Hong Kong at the time of the Handover."

On 1st July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China

"The Regent Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui has been designed so that the dragons can pass through and feed at the harbour. There is a fountain to attract them and huge glass windows to allow them to pass through."

Regent Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui has been designed so that the dragons can pass through and feed at the harbour.

"Every year between April and May a bun festival takes place on Cheung Chau Island. It is held to placate the hungry ghosts that roam around. "

Bun festival takes place on Cheung Chau Island

"The new airport is on Lantau Island and is linked to the mainland by the Tsing Ma Bridge, one of the world's longest suspension bridges. When the new bridge was opened people were crazy about going to see it and Lantau Island. "

Tsing Ma Bridge is one of the world's longest suspension bridges.

"The Chinese put store in the power of numbers and have a general dislike for the number four. Some buildings will not have a fourth floor. Chinese lucky numbers are 2, 3, 6, 8 and 9. Unlucky numbers are 1, 4 and 7 (4 and 7 sound like the Chinese word for death). "

Chinese lucky numbers are 2, 3, 6, 8 and 9. Unlucky numbers are 1, 4 and 7

"Chinese believes that Temples should always have hills behind them and face the sea for good luck."

Chinese believe that Temples should have hills behind them

"People eat long noodles on their birthday so they may have a long life. "

Chinese Eat Long Noodles to have long life

Hong Kong Travel Guide


Hong Kong Tour PackagesWelcome to HongKong - Foon Ying (Cantonese)

HongKong, officially the HongKong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a territory located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta. It is surrounded by the South China Sea on the east, south, and west, and borders the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province to the north over the Sham Chun River.

HongKong is divided into a number of contrasting districts. The territory's 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) land area consists primarily of Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories as well as some 260 other islands.

HongKong Island was the site of the original British settlement.
Kowloon is the peninsula jutting south towards Hong Kong Island. It is the most populous area in Hong Kong and at one time it was the most densely populated place in the world.
The New Territories, named by the British officials when leased from the Chinese government in 1898, are a curious mix of farms, abandoned villages, industrial installations, mountainous country parks and new towns that have populations the size of small cities.
The Outlying Islands are the 260 other islands in the territory ranging from Lantau  (twice the size of Hong Kong Island) to rocks poking out of the sea.

Factoid: "Kowloon literally means nine dragons and refers to the eight hills that were once visible before the skyscrapers took the view away. Legend has it that the ninth dragon was the boy emperor who counted the hills." Read More Facts about Singapore

Name: The English-language name "HongKong" is an approximate phonetic rendering of the Hakka or Cantonese name , meaning "fragrant harbour" or "incense harbour".

The original "fragrant harbour" was a small inlet between the island of Ap Lei Chau and the south side of Hong Kong Island, now known as Aberdeen Harbour in English, but still called "Heung Gong Tsai" (Little Hong Kong) in Cantonese. The fragrance came from incense grown to the north of Kowloon that was stored around Aberdeen Harbour for export, before the development of Victoria Harbour.


View of Hong Kong from Kowloon


Fact File - HongKong


Conventional long form: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Conventional short form: Hong Kong
Local long form: Xianggang Tebie Xingzhengqu
Local short form: Xianggang 


None (special administrative region of China)

Flag description: Hong Kong Flag

Red with a stylized, white, five-petal bauhinia flower in the center


Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China 

Map References: 

Southeast Asia


total: 1092 sq km land: 1042 sq km water: 50 sq km


Hong Kong

Ethnic groups:

Chinese 95%, Filipino 1.6%, Indonesian 1.3%, other 2.1% (2006 census)


Chinese (Cantonese) 89.2% (official), other Chinese dialects 6.4%, English 3.2% (official), other 1.2% (2001 census)


Eclectic mixture of local religions 90%, Christian 10%


Hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north


Subtropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall


Hong Kong dollar (HKD) Click here to find out Current Exchange Rate


UTC +8

Current Time in Singapore


220V/50Hz (British plug)

Calling Code:


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When to Go

Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. It enjoys a mild climate from the middle of September to the end of February, while the weather from May to mid-September is rather warm and humid. Eighty per cent of Hong Kong's precipitation occurs between May and September, with August registering the highest rainfall. For a detailed weather forecast.

Best time to visit HongKong: October, November and most of December are the best months to visit Hong Kong; the skies are clear and the sun shines. The June to August heat/rain combo might push your endurance but there's a lot of sunshine and, after all, it's summer. Hotels tend to offer substantial discounts outside the high seasons of March-April and October-November. Travel can be difficult during Chinese New Year in late January/early February.

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What to Pack while travelling to Singapore

What to Pack

HongKong's subtropical climate means you won't be needing the winter woollies for most of the year. Loose-fitting cotton clothing generally fits the bill. The exception is from mid-December to February, when the mercury might fall to a mild 10oC (50oF). But even in the summer, it pays to bring along a light sweater - air-conditioning in some restaurants and cinemas is often turned up high. Rain showers are possible during the rainy season (around May to September), so also be sure to pack a light waterproof jacket.

  • Sunscreen with high SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

  • Stout shoes for pounding the sightseeing

  • Sunglasses / Hat or Cap for shade from the sun

  • Light cotton clothing

  • Insect Repellent

  • Bathing Suits

  • Credit Card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, and Eurocard are accepted)

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Where to Stay in Singapore

Best area to Stay in HongKong

Hong Kong is compact, so visitors are never too far from shopping and major sights. Hong Kong also has an excellent transportation system so visitors can easily reach other areas, no matter where they stay. Most hotels are located in the heart of the city, in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island and in Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui East in Kowloon. There are also a growing number of resort-style hotels in the New Territories that offer relaxing alternatives.

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Health Care in Singapore

Health Care

Upon arrival, you will have your temperature taken when you pass through immigration.

These measures enable visitors to have an enjoyable and healthy stay in Hong Kong. Join hands to create a healthy and hygienic environment.

Vaccination certificates are usually not required. Check with your local carriers because requirements can change.

"WARNING: Smoking is prohibited Hong Kong in all enclosed public places, including restaurants, karaokes, malls and some bars as well as some outdoor areas (public beaches and swimming pools, transport interchanges and outside escalators, etc). "

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Festivals & Culture of Singapore

HongKong Shopping  - a Shopper's Paradise

Hong Kong is still known as an excellent destination for shopping, especially for goods from the mainland. Prices are often comparably cheaper than Europe, North America, or Japan, especially since Hong Kong has no sales tax (VAT).

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Entry Formalities and Singapore Visa

Entry Formalities and HongKong Visa:

Visitors to Hong Kong must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months after the planned departure date from Hong Kong. Nationals of most countries are not required to obtain visas and can stay for periods varying from seven days to 180 days, depending on nationality.

Indians are 15days On Arrival Visa depends on the Itinerary and the Confirmed Air Tickets.

Carry-on Baggage on Departure & Transit:

Departing and transit visitors should note that enhanced security measures are now in effect at Hong Kong International Airport. Visitors are reminded not to carry any sharp objects with a point or blade such as knives, cutters, scissors, razor blades, or household cutlery in carry-on luggage. Pack them in check-in baggage. From 21 March 2007, restrictions will also apply to carry-on liquids, gels and aerosols, which must be in containers no bigger than 100ml and placed in a single (maximum one per passenger) transparent re-sealable bag with a capacity not exceeding one litre.

"WARNING: Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Singapore beyond the number of days given."

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Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this page as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (like visas, health and safety, customs and transportation) with the relevant authorities before you travel.

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