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Useful information about the flight from Manila to Hong Kong
Hong Kong: A modern metropolis
Hong Kong is known for its mild winters, captivating islands and spectacular mountains, which work to make it a firm favourite for travellers worldwide.
When to go for the best weather
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, and the summers are long and very hot. Typhoons tend to occur from June to September. For the most stable weather, it's best to travel between March till April and from October till December.
The Chinese New Year occurs during the first full moon from January 21st till February 21st. China's Spring Lantern Festival traditionally brings the New Year to an end, and falls on the 15th day of the first full moon in March. The birthday of Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Sea, occurs at the end of March till the beginning of May. The exact dates are dependent upon the moon cycles and lunar calendar. The Dragon Boat Festival is held on the 5th day after the 5th full moon, which occurs around the months of May and June. Establishment Day is observed on July 1st.
What you should know before travelling
British citizens can remain in Hong Kong for up to 6 months without a visa.
Contact your GP at least 8 weeks before travelling for vaccinations. Hepatitis A, typhus, rabies, tetanus and diphtheria are all recommended.
The cost of living in Hong Kong is cheaper, compared to UK prices and you can get lunch for around 100 to 150 HKD. Beer costs around 40 HKD, while soft drinks are about 20 HKD.
Local information transportation and accommodation
Airport Express train services provide airport transfers from the airport, to Hong Kong station. The journey takes around 25 minutes and tickets cost approximately 100 HKD. Taxis to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon cost about 200 to 350 HKD. The 44 bus operates day and night, and tickets cost approximately 10 to 48 HKD.
You'll find good accommodation in Mong Kok Jordan and Tshim Sha Tsui, with hostel rates costing around 250 HKD. 3 star hotels cost around 900 HKD per night, per person.
You can use the Octopus rechargeable chip card on trams, buses, trains, metros and ferries. Taxis in Hong Kong Islands are a lot more expensive than those in Kowloon. Here you'll pay around 70 HKD for the first 3 km and 15 HKD for each additional km.