Hong Kong What to Pack

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Hong Kong What to Pack

  • Clothes

    Hong Kong What to Pack

    If you are planning on doing some hiking, then bring combat pants/trousers . Can buy toiletries And medical supplies in Mannings or Watsons should you need to stock up. You can buy camping or outdoor gear very cheaply in HK. Bring to TWO passport sized photos if you want a visa done for China or elsewhere that needs a visa.

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  • Umbrellas

    Hong Kong What to Pack

    Leave your favourite and probably expensive umbrella at home. Downpours in Hong Kong can be short but neverthless annoying. If you are caught unawares you can buy an umbrella very cheaply from markets all over Hong Kong. I have also seen them in fashion stores such as H&M. Surprisingly, locally bought umbrellas are decent quality though I dont...

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  • Shoes/hiking boots

    Hong Kong What to Pack

    A sturdy bag with wheels ( not to heavy) as you do have a strict weight restriction on domestic flights. Best to take layers as the weather chaged from hot to cool just in the few days we were there. ( october). Comfortable shoes Take anti histamine and throat losengers and an antibiontic as part of your medical kit . Wished I had some as the...

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  • Camera

    Hong Kong What to Pack

    extra luggage is a must. no one should leave hongkong with the same number of bags that they went into it. comfortable shoes is a MUST.. have mercy on your feets there are a lot of 7/11, mannings, watsons, etc around the city bring lots of film or memory spaces!! you dont want to miss that shot

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  • Books

    Hong Kong What to Pack

    Pack guide books... a bottle of sunblock lotion (if you're visiting in the summer!)... and toiletries. These items are all relatively expensive in Hongkong compared to the U.S.A. and Europe. :-( However, DON'T PACK camera film... video film... audio tapes... and batteries... because they are ALL bargains in Hongkong! 'Those who visit foreign...

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  • Shopping in the rain.

    Leave your favourite and probably expensive umbrella at home. Downpours in Hong Kong can be short but neverthless annoying. If you are caught unawares you can buy an umbrella very cheaply from markets all over Hong Kong. I have also seen them in fashion stores such as H&M. Surprisingly, locally bought umbrellas are decent quality though I dont...

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  • To bring or not to bring?

    If you are planning on doing some hiking, then bring combat pants/trousers . Can buy toiletries And medical supplies in Mannings or Watsons should you need to stock up. You can buy camping or outdoor gear very cheaply in HK. Bring to TWO passport sized photos if you want a visa done for China or elsewhere that needs a visa.

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  • Very cheap phone calls home!

    If you happen to "over-buy" in Hong Kong then dont worry - you can buy a larger suitcase pretty much anywhere! Hong Kong has a tropical humid temperature most of the year, apart from mid winter. When we were here, temperatures ranged from about 30-35 degrees with about 80-90% humidity. So, basically as soon as you walk outside, you start to sweat!...

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  • Slightly Cold in November

    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.

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  • rain rain rain

    an umbrella is a must we travelled in june and it was wet!!!!a poncho is also good for the kiddies and we noticed that alot of the locals were wearing wet weather boots, which was a great idea considering my daughters shoes sanpped at disneyland because they were so water logged..

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  • Lite Travel

    Not much clothing is needed if you are going there in the month of May. It is hot and humid with intermittent rainfall. Keep Luggage and Bags to a minimum. Plenty of bags that can be purchased at the Ladies Market if you need for bags for the shoppings. Good walking shoe is required if you are on free-n-easy. A few set of clothing for change when...

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  • Some suggestions

    Bring enough clothes to change as you'll be sweating easily due to the high humidity. Toiletries are not so cheap here, don't know why. Buy your batteries in Hong Kong, they are reasonably cheap! T-shirt, jeans and sandals will do.

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  • Catching moments

    extra luggage is a must. no one should leave hongkong with the same number of bags that they went into it. comfortable shoes is a MUST.. have mercy on your feets there are a lot of 7/11, mannings, watsons, etc around the city bring lots of film or memory spaces!! you dont want to miss that shot

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  • Buy Electronics at home

    Get your memory card at home. You have to bargain gor everything in HK electronics shops. In the USA the Sunday papers are full of good deals in electronics. Get it there and try it in your camera before you leave. It can be very disappointing to finally bargain a good price on a memory card just to find it is a Chinese copy that either does not...

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  • Pack Light

    I only needed one carry on size luggage bag for a week though it was too heavy so I had to check it. Get an expanding bag for your purchases in HK. Remember to pack light. COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES and LIGHT clothing. It is extremely humid. You only need a light jacket or sweater for the evenings. Bring moisturizer with you. All toiletries can be...

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  • The More The Merrier!!!

    I am not a light traveler. There is always more to bring home with you! Bring two suitcases on the way there, with one inside the other for souvenirs on your way back! It is also great to have a separate camera bag, for easy access! We want to see all of your photos when you return! There is a rainy season in Hong Kong, so bring an umbrella!...

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  • Plan what to wear

    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.. FIRST CHECK THE WEATHER IN HK. you can check www.hko.gov.hk or www.discoverhongkong.com to plan you...

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  • Pack light but take the necessities

    A sturdy bag with wheels ( not to heavy) as you do have a strict weight restriction on domestic flights. Best to take layers as the weather chaged from hot to cool just in the few days we were there. ( october). Comfortable shoes Take anti histamine and throat losengers and an antibiontic as part of your medical kit . Wished I had some as the...

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  • three pronged plug (A MUST!!!)

    I am confidently sure that 99.9% of vt members loves to take pictures and video's. I'm part of that great percentage. The biggest mistake that i have done when i went to Hong Kong is not knowing the electrical voltage in HK which is 220 volts AC, 50HZ. Electrical outlets HK specially hotels take a three-pronged plug. Well, i missed a lot of...

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  • Bring comfortable walking shoes

    Leave extra room in your luggage for souveniers. Men especially if you get tailor made suits, you'll need at least a half a regular suitcase space. Normally you are allowed two check in bags. Even if your stuff can go in one luggage piece, bring the other since it can be used for things you bring back. It's hard to have a bad comment about having...

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  • Power packs

    See the photo's of some items you may want to have with you IE... Hat and sunglasses, cameras for land and sea, taking pics underwater can be a rewarding experience. Personal hygiene is also important and think SAFE sex, a condom could save your life, and after all the action don't forget you will have to charge your batteries. Keep in mind that...

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  • Hand Carry Bag.

    This tip is for a hand carry bag, not everything that we will be taking with us will be going in the suitcase. Important items to carry with you would be IE.. wallet, cell phones, cameras, passports, pens for filling out the customs form before arrival, your favorite stuffed animal, and other valuables. On most of, if not all, the major airlines...

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  • Checked Baggage.

    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. Keep in mind the weather...

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  • 220 volts AC

    The standard electrical voltage in HK is 220 volts AC, 50HZ, so you will need an adaptor for your 100-volt appliances and electrical equipment if you are visiting from the US. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged plug.

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  • Hot & Muggy some of the time

    One of the things I remember from living in HK is that it was so humid during the summer months that the walls dripped. We could not leave bread outside our refrigerator for a few hours or it would get moldy. So, if you are visiting between March and August, bring a change of clothing as you will be soaked outside. In the winter, a sweater or...

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  • Things to bring in summer

    An umbrella is a must ! There is usually rain in summer in Hong Kong. If you go to the countryside, it is better to get a spray for anti-mosquitos. Oh ! I haven't bring all the stuff ! No worries. There are thousands of shops which can get them all, like 7-Eleven, supermarkets and convenience stores. Hong Kong is hot in summer, usually it reaches...

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  • A Monsoon Must

    umbrellas are essential during the monsoon season, which is from July to August. The hospitals in HK are generally efficient and signs are clearly labelled in both Chinese and English, so there's no need to lug your whole family's medicine cabinet over. :) Many areas in HK are very crowded, so keep that in mind when you are packing your photo...

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  • Umbrellas for the unpredictable weather!

    Extra Bag for Shopping Loot ! Comfortable shoes for trekking up the Big Buddha. Realised that some sales assistants do serve customers who dress well. So dress well if you are visiting the malls Umbrellas for unpredictable weather !

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  • Big shoes are hard to find

    Lots of Luggage & Bag shops in Hong Kong Markets. So buy that extra bag here to take all your extra shopping home and get new luggage as well. If you are a size UK 11 or bigger for men (I'm not too sure what a big ladies size is, maybe 8+) then you will have difficulty finding shoes to fit in Hong Kong. There are only a handful of shoes catering...

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  • Handkerchief and bottled water - bring...

    Pack one suitcase inside the other, and pack the inside case with clothes, etc. You'll probably buy more clothes as they are less expensive, and then you'll have a spare suitcase to fill up! Bring comfortable shoes that you can spend the whole day walking. Make sure you have good laces and tread on them. You don't want to try and replace a broken...

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  • From Aspirin to Jackets

    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.)!!! Due to the substantial difference between indoor and outdoor temperature, not everybody is able to cope with that easily. Be prepared! Films are relatively expensive in...

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  • Pack Light

    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...

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  • Don't bother packing jumpers!!

    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!

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  • How hot??

    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...

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  • extra foldable luggage bag

    other than ur main luggage bag, u should also carry with u a foldable luggage bag in case u buy too much and cant fit all the stuff in ur main luggage. this is very likely to happen and hong kong is well known for being a shopper's paradise. this is important coz the airport personnel just refuses to allow u to check in plastic bags. we had a...

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  • Luke, use the Deoderant...

    It's usually hot and humid there so wear lite clothing. And when it rains....well, have an umbrella on you! Deoderant! Seems like a rare thing in Hong Kong. While I was there the humidity made me sweat like a pig roasting. Also, most hostels do not provide towels, so bring your own or buy them there (el cheapo quality but cheapo prices...

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  • Good news to UK residents! (wall...

    You may want to leave room for the stuff you buy in HK, or take an extra empty bag.Make sure any handbags are secure (ie. have good zips that are hard to open for a pickpocket). Bring a jumper or cardigan because there is air conditioning EVERYWHERE and you may get cold. In summer I wear jeans and t shirts, cool enough for outside but you don't...

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  • S U S (SHOES, UMBRELLAS and SHIRTS)

    Always bring your back pack with you. You never know when and where you will like to buy things. Be prepare :) We traveled between August and September. Weather's unpredictable, if it's sunny its really humid, you get all wet and perspiring while walking and going around the streets. T-shirt or sleeveless is a must! Don't forget to bring extra....

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  • WHAT TO TAKE?

    Hong Kong is a large city and if you are not getting picked up at the airport and dropped at your hotel door then I suggest you don't bring heavy, awkward suitcases. I did this once... never again! For those who just HAVE to use a suitcase then those groovy newer ones with the wheels are hard case are perfect. I used a backpack on my later trips...

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  • Bring Water!

    Hong Kong can be a very hot place, & you could be walking a lot, especially in the wilderness areas. In urban areas, there are plenty of places to purchase beverages, but many country parks are not serviced by any retailer. So make sure to bring lots of water, for a dry throat in Hong Kong can be hard to stand. When you buy water, beware, for...

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  • Bring a towel!

    Especially in the late spring & summer, the temperature in Hong Kong hovers around 25 - 40 degrees Celcius, & humidity stays around 80- 100%, so remember to bring a towel when you go out so you can wipe the sweat of. Like most sub-tropic & tropic places, you will sweat almost immediately once you walk out of the airport. However, unlike many...

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  • Maps are Everywhere !

    In Hong Kong, most of the signs have both English & Chinese, but is best advisable that you bring a map along on your travels. There are complimentary maps given out by the Hong Kong tourism board, & many hotels also offer simplified maps of the area.

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  • A BIG backpack!

    Big backpacks are more preferrable than baggage with wheels since there are too many people on the street, it's really difficult to pull your baggage in the sea of people!Hong Kong is a great place for shopping, ensure that there is enough space in your backpacks for bringing your new souvenirs/clothes/shoes home! Don't worry if there is not enough...

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  • Climate

    four distinct seasons, with the climate influenced in winter by the north-northeast monsoon and in summer by the south-southwest monsoon. Summers are very hot, with the rainy season running from June to August. Spring and autumn are warm with occasional rain and cooler evenings. Winter can be cold, but most days are mild. There is a risk of...

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  • My Bag

    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. 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...

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