Hong Kong Currency
There are three banks that issue the Hong Kong dollar. They are: The Bank of China, HSBC, and The Standard Bank. The bills come in the following denominations: $20.00 bills, $50.00 bills, $100.00 bills, $500.00 bills, and $1000.00 bills. There are also coins which come in the following denominations: $10.00, $5.00, $2.00, $1.00, $.50, $.20, $.10. The security features and colour schemes for the Hong Kong dollar bills from all three banks are standard. $1000 - orange, $500 - brown, $100 - red, $50 - green, and $20 - blue. As I type this now (April 2005), $1 Canadian was approximately equal to $6.20 Hong Kong. It is best to exchange your money in Hong Kong then from the Country you are coming from. My CIBC bank card worked great in Hong Kong. If you go to a bank, they will charge you a fee because you will probably most likey not have an account set up with them.
Lan Kwai Fawng: Rub elbows...
Lan Kwai Fawng: Rub elbows with Hong Kong's Beautiful people stays open to the wee hours of the morning.......... Visit SoHo (Sourth of Hollywood Road) Great Art Galleries and antique Vendors. Stepping out of my hotel my first night there and feeling the pulse of such a vibrant metropolis.
Go to the night markets and...
Go to the night markets and haggle. Haggling is part of the whole experiance but once the stall owner won't go any lower say 'too much' and walk away. 80% of the time they will come down further again. The hustle and bustle while walking around the city can be overwhelming for some but I enjoyed it and the view from 'The Peak' accessable by cable car, I think maybe the steapest in the world was spectacular.(sorry for some reason my picture would not attache to this page)
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz, which is compatible to equipment in Great Britain. Most hotels have 110 V outlets for shavers. Hong Kong has a variety of plug outlets, most standardized on Great Britain's three-pin square sockets (13 amps); these differ from the outlets used in the United States and Canada--and even mainland China!
Mosque along Nathan Rd.
What's good about walking and walking is to find not's written in the map and anything...You can discover for yourself those ones...And HongKong is safe to walk around during at night so, I saw this one and it's right beside the Kowloon Park and specifically in Nathan Rd. Anybody know this mosque name? Walking and just walking...isn't that tiring?lol