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The Standard is a free English-language tabloid focused on business that you can pick up at MTR stations, and the South China Morning Post is Hong Kong's leading local English-language daily. Time Out Hong Kong is the local edition of the well-known city guide magazine.
Online Travel Tools
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.
For cultural activities check out HK magazine, the online version of a free weekly rag with the lowdown on just about everything happening in town. The government portal Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is a useful resource that provides access to the websites of all of Hong Kong's museums and parks, as well as information on special events and festivals. You can also book tickets directly online at the LCSD site. Time Out Hong Kong online offers both features and detailed listings.
To discover bars and restaurants, try the online guide Eat Drink Hong Kong or Openrice.com, a popular site where locals rate and discuss restaurants. GLB Hong Kong is 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 reviews the latest Hong Kong and mainland releases.
For currency conversion, go to Google and type in the amount and currencies to be converted (e.g., "600 HKD to USD"). XE.com also provides quick and straightforward currency conversion. Oanda.com offers comprehensive currency exchange rates and provides money transfers and other services.
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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