Clothes, Hong Kong
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hong Kong is located in a Semi-Temperate Area and has 4 seasons (but it never snows here during the winter) So Bring approprate gear for the season. During the Summer Season and Fall Season is also the typhoon season, so when visiting during these seasons, I would suggest you just bring T-Shirts more so the light colored ones as to somewhat deflect the heat instead of the dark colored ones which absorb heat. Also Bring Jeans and or walking shorts or cargo shorts so that you will be more comfortable and not feeling heavy when walking around. Bring a small umbrella (portable one) or a water repellent jacket for the sudden rain showers and the occasional Typhoons during summer & Fall time so that you would not feel drenched and sun block too if you don't want to get a tan or be sunburned while walking around the humid heat. Lastly, don't forget carrying sun glasses and a baseball cap too.
If you are planning on doing some hiking, then bring combat pants/trousers .
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Can buy toiletries And medical supplies in Mannings or Watsons should you need to stock up.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You can buy camping or outdoor gear very cheaply in HK.
Miscellaneous: Bring to TWO passport sized photos if you want a visa done for China or elsewhere that needs a visa.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Best to bring a light sweater/jacket when visiting HK towards the end of the year as the weather is cooler even in the daytime. And if you're like me who gets cold ultra fast you'll need to wear a light sweater/jacket constantly.
Bring enough clothes to change as you'll be sweating easily due to the high humidity.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries are not so cheap here, don't know why.
Photo Equipment: Buy your batteries in Hong Kong, they are reasonably cheap!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: T-shirt, jeans and sandals will do.
Luggage and bags:
Size of luggage and bags should be based on what is your intention in your visit to HK.. Are you just going to tour or shop around?? Since I am from a tight budget (always!) my intention is just always to look around so I dont bring big luggages..
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: FIRST CHECK THE WEATHER IN HK. you can check www.hko.gov.hk or www.discoverhongkong.com to plan you itinerary likewise you can visualize what you will wear. PLS BE PRACTICAL in your clothes. The most compact and comfortable shorts/shirts to bring.And since you will be WALKING A LOT!, wear the most comfortable shoes/slippers you have..
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you will be staying on downtown hotels, there is no need to bring it in medicines. UNLESS you are under medication
Photo Equipment: A digital camera with at lease 1GB memory card + extra battery
Luggage and bags:
We are planning on a 4 day whirlwind tour so only the necessary items are going to be packed. Even though we will be traveling lite and the suitcase will not be filled to the point that someone needs to sit on it to get it closed i would still recommend placing a strap / belt around the suitcase to help keep it closed.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Keep in mind the weather conditions at your DESTINATION, not that you leave a winter wonderland and end up on a beach in the Bahamas with nothing to wear but a parka. For this trip it will be t-shirts, shorts and a rain jacket, just checked the weather report, a tropical storm has just passed through the area.
Miscellaneous: Don't worry, Maya was only inspecting the suitcase when i took this photo, she will be traveling with us in the passenger cabin and not in the belly of the aircraft.
Try to always have a light sweater or jacket with you as, the hotter it becomes outside, the cooler it usually becomes inside (bus, taxi, shopping mall, supermarket, etc.)!!!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Due to the substantial difference between indoor and outdoor temperature, not everybody is able to cope with that easily. Be prepared!
Photo Equipment: Films are relatively expensive in Hong Kong, so I recommend to bring some extra rolls.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For those who do not only want to explore the skyscrapers and shopping malls, I recommend to bring a good pair of sports or hiking-shoes.
Check out the Tips off the Beaten Path for suggestions!
HK goes through the 4 seasons, but fairly mild in comparison to other places, and certainly it doesn't snow.
Around Mar to Oct, this is the hotter part of the year, so pack lighter clothes that you can breathe in.
HK is a great place to shop, so it doesn't hurt to pack less, and fill up with a new wardrobe here.
The weather gets cooler during the rest of the year, and may fall to about 10 degrees C. Still, leave heavy winter coats out, but light coats and sweaters may come in handy.
The weather here is amazing, and there is no way that you would ever need a jumper!! Or full length clothes, for example jeans! I was more than happy wearing three-quarter length trousers, and shorts!! It can get a tiny bit chilly at night, especially on Star Ferry, but its nothing to worry about.
So don't pack jumpers!
As I visited Hong Kong during summertime, I can advize you that taking summer clothes are very important as Hong Kong gets sweltering hot, and its also very very humid.
T-Shirts and Shorts will be fine. Fortunately when you go in doors its always airconditioned, so when you feel like you are going to faint, just go indoors somewhere and take in the cool air...
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A few people I have spoken to including myself have had diarrhoea whilst visting HK. I am not sure what causes it, might be change in water or something, but I would recommend taking some Immodium for incase it happens.
Photo Equipment: If you dont have a digital camera, take lots and lots of film, because there is lots and lots to see, so you will want to capture it all on film.
If you do have a digital camera, get an extra memory card, I took LOADS of pics and still had to get extra film.
Luggage and bags:
If you plan to do lots of shopping in HK, pack an extra bag or if you don't want to do that, you can easily buy a bag here.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Lightweight cottons and linens are worn during warmer months, with warmer clothes for spring and autumn evenings. It should be noted that even during the hottest weather, a jacket or pullover will be required for the sometimes fierce air-conditioning indoors. Warm mediumweights are best during winter. Waterproofing is advisable during summer rains.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: can be easily found
Photo Equipment: can be easily found
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I went to Hong Kong in May, being cold in New Zealand when i left i worn jeans, good plan (Not), arriving in Hong Kong at night was fine not too hot nor too cold. In the morning woke up at 6am and got into my jeans. By about 10am after walking around Hong Kong the jeans were ready to come off big time the humidity rose to about 110% (well it felt that). Make sure you take warm clothes for out and about at night, and summery clothes for the day time. It can get hot!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Generally other than a few weeks over Christmas/New year, Hong Kong is hot and humid! Light clothing, good walking shoes are essential. However in those winter months over Christmas it can get cold, bring long pants and a jacket.
Luggage and bags:
Travel light, you can buy clothes there. I like the Chinese Arts and Crafts store in Tsim Shat Sui-the short sleve shirts are wonderful. See also the silk under shirts.
It is a mild climate in spring, fall and winter. You will see the Chinese wearing scarves and winter coats while you are either in shirt sleves or a light jacket. Very hot and muggy in the summer. But, don't forget a swim suit because Hong Kong has some great beaches.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Great place for walking so bring walking shoes. They are exxpensive to buy here so bring yours. Treat yourself to a pair of handmade shoes at Vogue Shoes in Tsim Shat Shu.
Luggage and bags:
A resonable backpack
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When visiting Hong Kong in the Summer, bring lots of sunscreen!!! The weather there is so HOT! HOT! HOT while we were there. Some cotton T-shirts, sleveless blouse, skirts and most important of all, good pair of walking shoes. You will walk alot in Hong Kong