Hong Kong Quickstart Guide

From OpenCog
Jump to: navigation, search

For the OpenCog contributor visiting Hong Kong.

Currency

$1 (HKD) = $0.13 (USD)
$1 (HKD) = €0,10 (EUR)

Transportation

PDF map of MTR mass-transit system: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/images/maps/routemap.pdf

Tickets for the Airport Express train can be purchased before boarding the train, or you can ride without a ticket and pay at the exit. At this time you can purchase an Octopus card for $150 CASH ONLY (the card costs $50, which leaves $100 credit on it; ATMs are close by before boarding the train). The Octopus can can be used to pay for the Airport Express trip and all other MTR trips. I usually keep about $300-$500 credit on my Octopus card, just for the convenience as it can be used at 7-eleven shops, grocery stores, and other businesses. dhart (talk)

Apps for iPhone: MTR Mobile (free, official app), HKeTransport (free, official app), CitybusNWFB (free), Metroman China ($3, maps of station exits), MyObservatory (free, official weather conditions & warnings), Pleco ($15, live-video-translation of Chinese characters into English). dhart (talk) 21:54, 14 October 2012 (CDT)

Telecommunications

I’ve had good luck with the $88 ONE2FREE POWER PREPAID SIM (http://prepaid.hkcsl.com/ehome.html; on CSL network) and $88/wk 3G data 7-day pass via $100 recharge vouchers. These can be purchased at one2free shops http://one2free.hkcsl.com/jsp/abouto2f/contact_us.jsp dhart (talk) 21:26, 14 October 2012 (CDT)

3G Internet Data activation codes

*101*832*2# (1h $8)
*101*832*3# (24h $28)
*101*832*4# (7d $78)

Shopping

Groceries

Low-end: Wellcome or PARKnSHOP

Mid-grade: Wellcome SuperStore or PARKnSHOP Superstore

High-end: Taste, Festival Walk shopping mall, Kowloon Tong

Drug Store

Fanda, 60A Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Department Store

Sincere, Central, Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po and Tseun Wan.

Accommodation

Please ask Ben or Dave off-list about availability of a room at OpenCog House and/or other accommodation arrangements.