Smoking Ban – Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, such as restaurants, bars, karaokes, malls, and also on public transport carriers, beaches, swimming pools, escalators. Anyone found smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in designated ‘No smoking areas’ will be liable to a fixed penalty fine of HK$1,500.
Tips – Tipping in Hong Kong is a way of life, most hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge, but it’s still customary to leave a small amount extra. When a service charge is not automatic, 10 percent is expected. Please take note that taxi drivers here tend to mark up the fare to the nearest HK$.
Local Currency – Local Currency – Before leaving home, try to secure some Hong Kong dollars for public transportation and tipping.
Electric Appliances – Hong Kong’s electrical voltage is 200/220 volts, 50 cycles. It is not necessary for you to carry an adaptor or a transformer. Instead, please approach the front desk/concierge to arrange this.