Guide to getting around Hong Kong like a boss (even if you don’t speak Cantonese)

Guide to getting around Hong Kong like a boss (even if you don’t speak Cantonese)

Hong Kong streets

After weeks of eyeing airfares and skimping and saving up, you finally took the plunge and booked a trip to Hong Kong. You have heard so much about the Fragrant Harbour — the iconic skylines, exhilarating theme parks, hiking trails, and of course the famous crispy roasted goose. 

Now, the fun begins. You want to start plotting out your trip, mapping out where to stay, what to see, how to commute and most importantly, where to eat. Somehow, you can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed about navigating your way around the island. Not to worry, we’re here to virtually hold your hand around town and make the most of your fabulous trip to Hong Kong.

Stories of people returning from their holiday, only to be bombarded with excessive international roaming charges still get written and talked about. Save yourself the heart attack and just get a local SIM card.

Stay connected with friends and family with inexpensive data and calling rates. How inexpensive? Check out this SIM card package on Traveloka! You can save so much money.

If you want to continue using your home country mobile number, or traveling in a group, a pocket Wi-Fi may be your best bet. Rather than purchasing 5 different SIM cards, just get a pocket WiFi on Traveloka that allows connection up to 5 devices at a time.

Skip queuing at train stations, or the hassle of buying and loading transportation cards. An MTR Tourist Day Pass on Traveloka will make getting around town much easier with one day of unlimited MTR and light rail travel* in Hong Kong. The card also includes the option of airport transfer (single or return trips) too.

*Except the Airport Express, MTR Bus, East Rail Line First Class, and to and from the Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations.

If your Must-Visit list in Hong Kong has Sky100 Observation Deck, Ocean Park, Noah’s Ark and Macau Tower, you must get the iVenture Card Hong Kong on Traveloka. Because who wouldn’t want to save up to 45% on admission fees? Not us, that’s for sure.

What’s even better, you can plan where and when you want to visit the attractions, so you can travel at your own pace.

There’s no better way to experience Hong Kong than to ride on its iconic trams! Not only is the tram one of the most affordable and convenient modes of public transportation, it’s the perfect commute to immerse in the sights and sounds of the bustling city.

Lean back, enjoy the distinct ‘ding ding’ of the bell, as the tram cruises through some of the most quaint streets of Hong Kong, just as it has been for over 100 years. Tip: Best vantage point is the middle of the upper deck of the tram. A two-day tramway ticket can be purchased on Traveloka for just RM41.72*!

*Correct at the time of publication

 

You’re in Hong Kong, a food paradise. By just exploring the food scene, famous for its dim sum, roasted goose and vibrant street food, you’ll easily be able to get in touch with Hong Kong’s local traditions, history, and culture.

Finding local food experiences is easier than you think! Map out your local cuisine experience with this foodie tour on Traveloka and sample some of the most iconic local dishes with an experienced guide — think stinky tofu, wonton noodles and Michelin-rated stalls!


There is so much to see and do in Hong Kong — famous buildings, historical landmarks, exhilarating theme parks… the list is endless. Check out our promotions to inspire your next trip to the Fragrant Harbour.

Published at Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:40:02 +0000

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