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Must Know Travel Tips in Hong Kong – Make Your Trip Easier

Travelling to Hong Kong for a short or long stay can be made easy, by reading up on these simple and useful travel tips. Learn to make the most of your time and experience the city like a local.


Make Use of the Airport Express

The airport express is your best bet for getting to and from the airport; you can reach Kowloon in less than 24 minutes and its super convenient. Whether you are heading out to Park Hotel Hong Kong, or any one of the other popular 4 star hotels in Hong Kong, make sure you get on the train right after passing customs and immigration. Consider purchasing the tickets online, which are cheaper, as an online purchase discount is often applied, and you avoid the long queues, which are generally found there. You can purchase online tickets at Klook, which sends a confirmation e-mail, to be shown at the service desk on arrival in Kowloon.


Purchase an Octopus Card

An Octopus card is a local pre-paid debit card, which can be used all over Hong Kong. Utterly convenient and hassle free, this card cuts out that mad scrounge for change, whenever you get on the MTR. From purchasing travel tickets to, making payments at McDonald's, Seven Elevens, buying Star Ferry tickets and Peak Tram passes, the Octopus Card has many uses. All you need do is scan the card over the reader, and the required cost is deducted from your pre-paid value, which can be topped up when needed.


Book a Central Hotel

Kowloon is home to a wide range of hotels, from the ritzy luxury resorts to the comfortable 4 star Kowloon hotels located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, which by the way is one of the best precincts to base yourself at, for savouring culture, night markets, cuisine at varied restaurants and lots of shopping. Stay at a Kowloon hotel located within minutes of the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR and travelling will be a breeze.


Use the MTR whenever Possible

The MTR is the recommended mode of transport; it is easy to understand and offers connections to just about every part of Hong Kong. With the aid of Google maps, you can hook up to the MTR system and enjoy step by step guides on which station to take, and where to get off, in order to reach your destinations. Having the Octopus Card means you simply scan in on entry and enjoy the ride.


How to Eat Cheap in Hong Kong

Hong Kong cuisine will certainly not put a dent in your wallet, although there are plenty of places where you can splurge if the foodie in you so requires. Take a Hong Kong Foodie tour and you won't be disappointed. These tours will take you to the best food streets, as well as, the most popular budget eateries, offering a variety of cuisine at prices that will not take away your appetite.

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