From the boardroom to souvenirs, our quick tips for a smooth trip.
Don’t leave home without a stack of your business cards
Presenting yourself in print is a big deal in Hong Kong. The first thing you should do on meeting somebody is offer your card using both hands.
Organise an Octopus card
If you intend to use public transport, get an Octopus smartcard from any MTR Service Centre. It can be used to pay for all public transport including ferries, trains and buses.
Shop at Stanley Market
For gifts to take home, Stanley Market is the place for cheap and cheerful cheongsam dresses, oriental silk purses or other trinkets. For tasteful, well-designed Asian-inspired clothing, jewellery and homewares, head to Shanghai Tang.
Download the right apps
Make catching a taxi easier by downloading a few clever apps to your smartphone before you go:
The HKTaxi app makes it easy to book a cab.
Traffic Hong Kong will give you an idea of how traffic might affect your journey.
UberHongKong if you prefer the ride-sharing service.
Take the Airport Express
The Airport Express has an in-town check-in – perfect for getting rid of your luggage up to 24 hours before your flight.
Research before you fly
This article was orginally published in 2015 and has been updated.