Information for Tourism


The temperature in May is around 28 °C, with occasional showers. You are advised to bring a light jacket with you as some of the places in Hong Kong are air-conditioned. Umbrellas will also be prepared for each student, leader, observer and visitor.

Electricity and voltage

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz.

Type G electrical plug


Hong Kong’s pharmacy service is professional and carries a wide selection, but if you require prescription medication or prefer specific brands, you should bring these with you from your home country.


- MTR (Mass Transit Railway)

- New World First Bus and Citybus

- Kowloon Motor Bus

- Hong Kong Tramways

- Star Ferry

- The Peak Tram

Culture & Heritage

- The Big Buddha and Ngong Ping 360 (Cable Car Ride)

- Chi Lin Nunnery and the Nan Lian Garden

Amusement Parks

- Hong Kong Disneyland

- Ocean Park Hong Kong


- Hong Kong Park

- Kowloon Park

- Victoria Park


- Hong Kong Science Museum

- Hong Kong Space Museum

- Hong Kong Museum of History

- Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

- Hong Kong Heritage Museum


- Ladies’ Market/Street

- Temple Street Night Market

Arts & Creativity

- Hong Kong Arts Center

- Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC)

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