Thursday, 24 July 2014

Rock Your Layover: Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Hong Kong's impressive skyline
Have a layover coming up in Hong Kong? Wondering what you could do with your time? Here's a little inspiration.

We've gathered the following resources - tips, stories and layover ideas - to help you get the most out of your time here.

In a nutshell:
Hong Kong 04288
From the water...
Known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated areas (7 million).

The former British colony is a major tourism destination for China's increasingly affluent mainland population.
Free:Free Things to Do in Hong Kong - National Geographic Travel
Ten Things to Do in Hong Kong for Free - Rough Guides
Asia Society Hong Kong Center (old Victoria Barracks site) - free tour
Unique:Hong Kong: 3.5-Hour Feng Shui Tour
Picks:Private Chinese Tea Tasting with Tea Master
New and Old Hong Kong Walking Tour: Sheung Wan District
Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR
Shop:Hong Kong Markets Small-Group Walking Tour
See:Hong Kong and Macau Attractions Pass
Hop:Big Bus Hong Kong Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (24 or 48 hours, optional Night Tour)
Do:Hong Kong Layover Ideas & Stuff to Do in Hong Kong
Eat:What to Eat in Hong Kong: 21 Foods That'll Rock Your World
Hong Kong Street Food Tour
Private Tour: Chinese Cooking Class in Hong Kong
Tips:How to Master Hong Kong on One Short Layover - Forbes
Hong Kong Cultural Tips - National Geographic Travel
Top 10 things to do in Hong Kong on a budget - About.com
Anthony Bourdain The Layover: Hong Kong
Taxis in Hong Kong
Watch:YouTube: Flying Above Hong Kong
Look:Pinterest: Hong Kong
Read:Hong Kong on Amazon.com
To/from the airport:

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) transportation guide
Hong Kong Travel Pass: MTR and Airport Express Tickets
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour (with optional Airport Express)
Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport
Good to know:
Flag of Hong Kong
Hong Kong's flag
Homosexuality is legal in Hong Kong
Smoking is generally prohibited
Penalties are steep for breaking the law. A few examples:
• Overstay your Visa - up to $50,000 fine and/or 3 years prison
• Lie to an immigration officer - up to $14,000 fine and/or 14 years prison
• Smoke where prohibited (almost anywhere!) - up to $5,000 fine
• Drop cigarette butts - up to $1,500 fine
Tourist info:Discover Hong Kong - tourist information
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