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 Hong Kong - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +8

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 220 V*

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Hong Kong dollar (HK$) of 100 cents.

Communications

International dialing code for Hong Kong is +504.

Hong Kong operates on the GSM cellular phone system. Having a cell phone is strongly suggested to you as a visitor to Hong Kong. Cell phone service is no longer the huge obstacle in Hong Kong that is once was.

Arrange service before leaving your home country or rent a GSM phone with SIM pre-paid card which saves both time and money. Incoming calls are free.

SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Emergencies - Dial 999

Police Visitor Hotline - Dial 2527 7177

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

South East Asia Pilot - 5th Edition (2016)
By: Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden
Publisher: Image Asia Press
http://www.southeastasiapilot.com/
ISBN 9789743005558
Now in its 25th year of publication, the 5th edition sees major updates. The guide encompasses approximately three million square miles of some of the best cruising grounds in the world. The authors have compiled the information over more than two decades of personal experience in the region and have invited a number of well qualified voyagers to provide updates.
See The Noonsite review at Southeast Asia Pilot review.

Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia, Vol. 1, South China Sea, Philippines, Gulf of Thailand to Singapore
By Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson (January 1, 1998)
ISBN-13: 978-0852882962
This pilot covers the South China Sea including Hong Kong, Philippines, Eastern Malaysia and Thailand to Sinapore. The detailed text provides cruise planning information, an extensive discussion on climate, technical data concerning radio and weather forecasting services and general background commentary on each country. Each region is then treated in detail and pilotage information is given for key harbours. Unique source of information for cruise planning and also will be an essential reference for yachtsmen on passage.

Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia, Vol. 2, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore & the Malacca Strait to Phuket
Published by Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson (Jan 1999)
ID Numbers - Open Library - OL8282467M
ISBN 13 9780852883785
Provides sailing directions supported by detailed black and white sketch charts and harbour plans. Climate and weather are discussed at length and there is a valuable section on tropical storms and typhoons. Other topics include countries, cultures, and politics. Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia is a unique source of information for the cruising yachtsmen

From Yangon to Manila Bay: The Cruising Almanac: 2005
By Joanna Greenfield
Published by Cross Time Matrix Sdn Bhd (Dec 2004)
ISBN 13 9789833214006

Update History

October 2016: Publications updated.
February 2016: All formalities checked/updated.
June 2015: Publications checked/updated

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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