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For a guide to what's happening in Hong Kong, check out the Hong Kong Tourist Board's excellent site. For weather info, check out the Hong Kong Observatory. For political information plus news and interesting business links try the Hong Kong government site.
Business in Hong Kong is a government-run site packed with advice, and Centamap provides online Hong Kong street maps so detailed they give street numbers and building names. The Hong Kong Government, Hong Kong Tourist Board (HKTB), and Hong Kong Observatory all provide practical information for preparing for your trip to Hong Kong.
For cultural activities check out HK magazine, an online version of a quirky weekly rag with the lowdown on just about everything happening in town. The government portal Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department provides access to the Web sites of all of Hong Kong's museums and parks. Time Out Hong Kong, the well-known city guide magazine, offers both features and detailed listings.
Google does currency conversion. Just type in the amount and currencies to be converted (e.g., "600 HKD to USD"), and voilà. Oanda.com offers comprehensive currency tools, charts, and services. XE.com provides quick and straightforward currency conversion.
For some local insight, go to Eat Drink Hong Kong, an excellent online guide to Hong Kong's bars and restaurants, or GLB Hong Kong, a catchall site to gay and lesbian resources and venues. Geoexpat collects wisdom from Hong Kong's large expat community. Hong Kong Outdoors is the authority on hiking, camping, and all things wild in Hong Kong. Love HK Film.com will tell you all you need to know about Hongkollywood.
The Standard is a free English-language tabloid focused on business, but the South China Morning Post is Hong Kong's leading local English-language daily.
All About Hong Kong
Business in Hong Kong (www.gov.hk/en/business.)
Hong Kong Government (www.gov.hk.)
Hong Kong Tourist Board (www.discoverhongkong.com.)
Hong Kong Observatory (www.weather.gov.hk.)
HK Magazine (hk.asia-city.com.)
Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department (www.lcsd.gov.hk.)
Time Out Hong Kong (www.timeout.com.hk.)
Eat Drink Hong Kong (www.eatdrinkhongkong.com.)
GLB Hong Kong (sqzm14.ust.hk/hkgay.)
Hong Kong Outdoors (www.hkoutdoors.com.)
Love HK Film.com (lovehkfilm.com.)
Open Rice (Central, Hong Kong. www.openrice.com.)
South China Morning Post (www.scmp.com.)
The Standard (www.thestandard.com.hk.)
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