Talk:Must-read tips

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Love the Wifi tip. Just the kind of trivia most of us wouldn't think of, but which could make a difference in someone's day.  :-D --Philosopher Let us reason together. 04:42, 2 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

All tips are great! Thanks! Janice Justo (talk) 00:48, 11 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Carrying Identification

Do you know if the police would accept a state issued ID from another country? I'm specifically thinking of US Drivers Licenses or State ID cards so that I can avoid carrying my (much easier to get destroyed in the rain) passport around but I know it depends on the country if they accept other IDs like that. Jalexander (talk) 09:57, 2 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I think you can carry a copy of the passport. rz (talk) 16:00, 12 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Other forms of national identity cards issued by your own government are fine. [1][2] Deryck Chan (talk) 14:03, 20 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Smokers area

The rulers can like it or not, but there will be a considerable number of smoker-attendants at the meeting. Please do your best to set up an attainable smokers area or there could be some problems. --Cotton (talk) 15:14, 12 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Taking into account that In addition to indoor areas such as ... no-smoking areas are now expanded to include whole university campuses (like our venue!)' it will be difficult to accomplish. rz (talk) 11:51, 19 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, we're constrained by law. Hong Kong's smoking bans are rather stringent (to my advantage but to the annoyance of many), probably because of the already bad air quality and the endemic of respiratory syndromes there. Deryck Chan (talk) 14:06, 20 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

What about e-cigarettes? Are they banned as well? The WP article says one may be jailed for 2 years, that is harsh! 22:02, 4 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
TripAdvisor thread on bringing e-cigarettes to HK for personal use.
I should also remind everyone that the duty-free limit for bringing cigarettes into HK is 19 cigarettes - deliberately set to be one cigarette fewer than a packet to annoy smokers. Deryck Chan (talk) 16:49, 20 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Writing Style

Do we want the writing style to be something like "acts like a refrigerator?" Maybe it's just me coming from Wikipedia and wanting everything to read like an encyclopedic entry. Allhailchester (talk) 10:30, 19 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

You'll begin to agree after you've spent a week in Hong Kong :) Deryck Chan (talk) 13:56, 20 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

More tips

Can anyone add the fact that you can now enjoy wifi on every MTR stations for up to 15 minutes per session with maximum 5 sessions per day(Reference: [3]) and on some government building for 120 minutes per session(Guide: [4]).

Also, please add in the tip that It better to take the train to the Hung Hom Station and walk to HK Poly by the pedestrian bridge as the traffic around the HK Poly can by Heavy congested in the rush hour of morning and afternoon. Especially at the Cross Harbour tunnel entrance,Ben H Wong (talk) 13:13, 29 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

We'll send joining instructions to overseas attendees. Deryck Chan (talk) 14:18, 30 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

And also mend the part about smoking. If you smoke in MTR, you can be penalized for up to $5000.Ben H Wong (talk) 13:17, 29 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think we need to tell people the exact amount of the fine at all commonly visited places... Deryck Chan (talk) 14:18, 30 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]


This was in the email but I am not seeing it here: Electric plugs: Hong Kong uses the British Standard plug (BS1363). Mains power supply is 220V, 50Hz. Please bring your own adapter plugs and transformers. (Pro-tip: Most chargers can cope with both 110V and 220V inputs so you might not need a transformer. Read the label on your charger.) --Piotrus (talk) 16:46, 3 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Request: good MTR app

I assume there's an English language MTR (locat transit) app - I'd suggest listing the best one here, just like you did with the touristy ones. --Piotrus (talk) 16:51, 3 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I personally find the official MTR Mobile app (at least the iOS version) fairly easy to use since the revamp. It's available in English & Traditional Chinese. Other MTR developed apps are not as useful, IMHO. @mtrupdate on twitter is a better source of MTR traffic news as the local team has mentioned :-) --tOMG 21:31, 3 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]