Getting There in Hong Kong IslandEdit This
Getting There by Plane
Hong Kong Island is served by over 30 airline companies which land at the Hong Kong International Airport (IATA code: HKG),
one of the world's busiest international airports. After
landing, you will experience one of the most efficient and modern
customs offices in the world (you will notice that this airport is full
of superlatives!). You can carry your bags yourself using the airport carts through customs or you can hire a porter to carry them for you (a tip of HK$5 is appropriate).
The Honk Kong Tourist Association
After leaving customs, the best idea is to make a stop at the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA)
because here you can pick up the schedules for events (most of
them are free) sponsored by this tourist association. The HKTA Official Guidebook (updated monthly)
is a bit commercial, but is a good information source. Many hotels
offer this book free with their own name and logo printed on the cover.
Overseas, the HKTA
maintains offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York, Osaka,
Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and all of Cathay
Pacific Airways offices around the world.
Getting There by Sea from Singapore