Hong Kong - Essential Information
Hong Kong’s airport was previously in the city centre and it was an experience to fly in among the skyscrapers. But the new airport is still a major sight. Fêted as one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever, this large airport really is proof that the construction of an airport is a prestige project and a work of art, too. The British architect, Sir Norman Foster, has described the building as homage to travellers in modern times.
The new high-tech airport lies a little way outside Hong Kong, but Airport Express leaves every twelve minutes from 5.50 - 24.48 and takes you downtown in 24 minutes. Buses A11 and A12 also takes you into the city.
The airport has two terminals - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. At www.hongkongairport.com you can easily find information about where to go and at which gate and terminal different airlines arrive or depart. At the airport there is also an Airport Ambassador Programme and a Costumer Service Centre you can turn to for more information and help.
The clean and modern MTR, the tube, is often the quickest way to get around. A smart way is to buy an Octopus Card which can be used on most of the local buses and trains. You can also buy a one-day card on MTR.
The bus fare depends on how far you travel, but remember that you need the exact amount or an Octopus Card to pay. There is also a small minibus which is a mix of taxi and bus and takes slightly longer but might take you closer to where you want to go.
Trams are also a pleasant way to get around.
It is cheap and simple to travel by taxi in Hong Kong – just flag down the first taxi that comes down the street.
The main post office is adjacent to the Star Ferry Terminal on Hong Kong Island.
SOS International Alarm
+852 2528 9900
For general enquiries and advice, call +852 2300 6555 or go to Hong Kong Central Hospital, 1b Lower Albert Road, Central, Tel +852 2537 8441.
Country code: +852
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