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Hong Kong

Hong Kong
  • Capital

    Capital

    Hong Kong

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:43

  • Population

    Population

    7.41 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +852

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ HKD (dollar)

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Hong Kong

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:43

  • Population

    Population

    7.41 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +852

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ HKD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 3 578

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 2.06 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    591mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    2 755 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    42%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    4%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    43.45 m

Population

  • Languages

    Languages

    Cantonese
    English
    Putonghua

  • Murders

    Murders

    0 per 100k

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    8%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    71 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles, clothing, tourism, banking, shipping, electronics, plastics, toys, watches

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    fresh vegetables, poultry, pork, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    deepwater harbor, feldspar

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    98%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    deepwater harbor, feldspar

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    1%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    46 223kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    5 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    50

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What not to do when visiting Hong Kong

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Marker Hong Kong
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting - westerners Chinese handshake is rather light. Chinese often lower the eyes as a sign of respect.

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2/29
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to leave a bit of food on plate to indicate you are finished eating.

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Don't forget to offer handshake when meeting, but no other affectionate touching, including pats on the back.

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4/29
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Street & Behavioral

Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised if you are asked personal questions - it’s common.

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Don't get hit with unexpected charges - when dining, your server may bring you tea, snacks and condiments without ordering them and then charge for them. Always check before accepting these.

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Don't spit in public.

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Business & Communication

Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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Don't eat nor drink in any public transport - it's banned.

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10/29
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Don't jump or interrupt others when they are speaking - silence is also a form of communication. Don’t be surprised Chinese remain silent for a minute during the discussions.

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11/29
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Don't forget the "QTS" signs stand for Quality Tourism Services and it's given by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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12/29
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Business & Communication

Don't necessary bring Chinese currency (Yuan) - Hong Kong use its own currency (HK Dollar).

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't smoke in restaurants, bars, malls, karaoke venues, enclosed public spaces nor transport - it's also banned at most beaches.

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Social Events

Don't accept second servings at the first time - always refuse one or two times to show you’re not greedy or gluttonous.

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Business & Communication

Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised to be extra charged for plastic bag when shopping.

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Don't get surprised by the various price of seafood - it's usually charged by weight, however different places use various systems to weight the food.

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19/29
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Business & Communication

Don't expect travelling to mainland China is always smooth and easy - better expect some delays at the border.

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Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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Social Events

Don’t give anything of quantity four and don’t give odd numbers - many are considered as unlucky.

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Social Events

Don’t necessarily expect gifts to be opened immediately when received.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget about the entry requirements - check the visa requirements before your travel.

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Business & Communication

Don’t bring dogs and cats into Hong Kong without permission.

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Business & Communication

Don’t give clocks, handkerchiefs or straw sandals - they are associated with funerals and death.

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Business & Communication

Don’t wrap gifts in white, blue or black paper. Gold and red are lucky colours, great for wrapping.

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Business & Communication

Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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