Walking through Hong Kong to see all of the different attractions is fun. But did you know there are some unwritten rules that Hong Kong residents follow? If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, it would be good to follow them as well. They are:
• Walk on the Right
If you’re walking on the escalator or stairs, make sure you walk on the right. However, if you’re in a hurry, you can walk on the left. In Hong Kong, the left side is reserved for those who are in a hurry and want to get around the other pedestrians.
• Avoid Eye Contact With Guest House Bidders
Many roads in Hong Kong, especially on Nathan roads or Chungking streets, you will pass guest house bidders. Avoid eye contact with them and do not hesitate to put on a cold face put up your hand. Otherwise they will keep pursuing until you accept their offer. Therefore, do not even look at them when refusing them.
• Have the Exact Fare for Public Transportation
If you want to go somewhere in Hong Kong, its best to get an octopus card. The octopus card is an electronic payment system for Hong Kong’s mass transit system. However, if you’re not going to be in Hong Kong long enough to get an octopus card, make sure you have exact change to pay for your fare. If not, you won’t get change back, and the driver won’t be very happy with you.
• Carefully Note Exit Signs in the Subway
If you take the subway in Hong Kong, read the directions carefully as you exit the station. Each station has at least three exits marked with alphabet signs, and each sign has many places of interest on it. Therefore, we highly recommend to read the signs carefully, because you can easily end up the wrong place.
• Don’t Be Out Too Late
The scenery and location in Hong Kong often cause visitors et to carried away with activities throughout the day. However, if you are there on vacation, try to get back to your hotel before midnight. The subways and buses do not operate 24 hours, so if you are out past midnight the only option to get back is a taxi.
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