Tips to pass on

Pass on a few tips to your clients on getting around the bustling city of Hong Kong and they could be seamlessly darting across the city with the locals:

The key to Hong Kong’s public transport system is the Octopus card. The card can used across the MTR (Mass Transit Railway), buses, ferries, trams or the Airport Express and can be purchased at the MTR Customer Service Centre by the airport train station, or at a convenience store. It can be easily topped up at station kiosks, can be used for small-value payments and comes with a refundable HK$50 deposit.

Tell your clients to use Google Maps as a tool for navigating the network. It will specify which underground exit is the closest to their destination and takes into consideration the underground and above-ground walkways.

Visitors should jump on the humble Star Ferry, which has been carrying passengers between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon since 1888. The charming ferries are an ideal way to soak up the iconic harbour views.

Taxis in Hong Kong are plentiful, and their colour indicate their geographical area. Red taxis operate throughout most of Hong Kong, green taxis only service the New Territories and Blue Taxis are on Lantau Island. Ensure your clients know they are required to pay the exact fare recorded by the taximeter in cash.

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