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About Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC),
the other being Macau. Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South
China Sea it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. With a land mass of
1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely
populated areas in the world. Hong Kong's population is 95 percent ethnic Chinese and 5 percent from
other groups. Hong Kong's Han Chinese majority originate mainly from the cities of Guangzhou and
Taishan in the neighbouring Guangdong province. Under the principle of " "one country, two systems",
Hong Kong has a different political system from mainland China. Hong Kong's independent judiciary
functions under the common law framework. The Basic Law of Hong Kong, its constitutional document,
which stipulates that Hong Kong shall have a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign
relations and military defence, governs its political system. Although it has a burgeoning multi-party
system, a small-circle electorate controls half of its legislature. An 800- -person Election Committee
selects the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the head of government. As one of the world's leading
international financial centres, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterised by low
taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong dollar, is the ninth most traded currency in the
world. The lack of space caused demand for denser constructions, which developed the city to a centre
for modern architecture and the world's most vertical city. The dense space also led to a highly
developed transportation network with public transport travelling rate exceeding 90 percent, the highest
in the world. Hong Kong has numerous high international rankings in various aspects. For instance, its
economic freedom, financial and economic competitiveness, quality of life, corruption perception Human
Development Index, etc., are all ranked highly
Hong Kong Flag
Regional Flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the
The flag of Hong Kong, or the Regio
People's Republic of China , features a stylised, white, five-petal Bauhinia blakeana flower in the centre
of a red field. Its design was adopted on 4 April 1990 at the Third Session of the Seventh National
People's Congress. The precise use of the flag is regulated by laws passed by the 58th executive
meeting of the State Council held in Beijing. The design of the flag is enshrined in Hong Kong's Basic
Law, the city's constitutional document, and regulations regarding the use, prohibition of use,
desecration, and manufacture of the flag are stated in the Regional Flag and Regional Emblem Ordinance.
The flag of Hong Kong was first officially hoisted on 1 July 1997, in the handover ceremony marking the
transfer of sovereignty.
Hong Kong Map
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Areas of interest
Hong Kong Island
The size is only 80 Square Kilometres, but it is the heart of Hong Kong.
In between Hong Kong Island and New Territories is the Kowloon Peninsula. It is also an important part
of the bustling city. Its districts like Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok are the most attractive,
they contain all the shopping, eating, entertainment and cultural attractions, highly comparable t Hong
New Territories covers most part of Hong Kong, it also consists of Lantau Island Cheung Chau Island,
Lamma Island and another 260 islands.
Hong Kong Island
The anvil-shaped Peak Tower, with its attractions, shops and
restaurants, is a good place to bring the kids and makes a good
grandstand for many of the best views of the city and harbour. On
Level 4 there’s an outpost of Madame Tussauds, with eerie (and often
creepy) wax likenesses of international stars, as well as local
celebrities such as Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Michelle Yeoh and Kelly Chen. There is an
open-air viewing terrace with coin-operated binoculars on Level 5.
Despite the arrival of its shiny, new Disneyland competitor
on Lantau, Ocean Park remains the best theme park in
Hong Kong and continues to add rides, attractions,
infrastructure, hotels and square footage. The investment
in revamping its rides and attractions is already working.
Visitor numbers have been soaring, thanks in part to the
presence of four giant pandas and four very rare and very cute red pandas, all gifts from the mainland. As well
as excellent animal attractions and enclosures with some worthwhile educational content, the park also offers
plenty of white-knuckle thrill rides, such as the celebrated roller coaster called the Dragon and the Abyss ‘turbo
drop’. In Marine Land you’ll find sea lions and seals, daily dolphin and killer whale shows, and aquariums. The
Atoll Reef is particularly impressive, with over 2000 fish representing 200 species in residence. Bird
are also catered for with aviaries, a flamingo pond and the Amazing Birds Theatre, with regular aerial shows.
The park is divided into two main sections. The main entrance is on the Waterfront (lowland) side and is linked
to the main section on the Summit (headland), where most of the attractions are found, by a scenic cable car.
The headland section affords beautiful views of the South China Sea. At the rear entrance, where a giant
escalator will bring you down to Tai Shue Wan and Shum Wan Rd, is the Middle Kingdom, a sort of Chinese
cultural village with temples, pagodas and traditional street scenes.
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Tian Tan Buddha:
On a hill above the Po Lin Monastery sits the Tian Tan Buddha, a seated
representation of Lord Gautama some 23m high (or 26.4m with the lotus), or
just under 34m if you include the podium. There are bigger Buddha statues
elsewhere – notably the 71m high Grand Buddha at Leshan in China’s Sichuan
province – but apparently these are not seated, outdoors or made of bronze. It
weighs 202 tonnes, by the way. The large bell within the Buddha is controlled
by computer and rings 108 times during the day to symbolise escape from
what Buddhism terms the ‘108 troubles of mankind’. The podium is composed
of separate chambers on three different levels. On the first level are six
statues of bodhisattvas, each of which weighs around two tonnes. On the second level is a small museum
containing oil paintings and ceramic plaques of the Buddha’s life and teachings. It’s well worth climbing the 260
steps for a closer look at the statue and surrounding views. The Buddha’s Birthday, a public holiday celebrated
in late April or early May, is a lively time to visit, when thousands make the pilgrimage. Visitors are requested to
observe some decorum in dress and behaviour.
Hong Kong Museum of Art Art:
Southeast of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the excellent Hong
Kong Museum of Art is a must for lovers of the fine as well as
the applied arts. It has seven galleries spread over six floors,
exhibiting Chinese antiquities, Chinese fine art, historical
pictures and contemporary Hong Kong art; it also hosts
temporary international exhibitions. The seventh gallery houses
the Xubaizhi collection of painting and calligraphy. Highlights include some exquisite
ceramics in the Chinese Antiques Gallery the Historical Pictures Gallery, with its 18th-
and 19th-century Western-style paintings of Macau, Hong Kong and Guangzhou; and the Gallery of Chinese Fine
Art, which combines contemporary Chinese art and 20th century collections of painting and calligraphy from
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is offering visitors an unprecedented
hands-on multimedia experience at its celebrity waxworks museum.
The world-famous attraction now features more than 100 incredible
wax likenesses of stars, world leaders and sports heroes displayed
in five totally interactive themed settings that are spread over three
floors within the completely refurbished Peak Tower complex. It's an amazing experience like n other!
1881 Heritage boasts an area of 130,000 square feet. It features a
shopping mall, a heritage hotel, and an exhibition hall. The original site of
1881 Heritage was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police from
the 1880's to 1996. The buildings’ unique Victorian architecture
epitomizes its rich colonial background. Except for the Former Fire
Station, the Former Marine Police Headquarters Main Building, Former
Stable Block, Former Time Ball Tower were declared monuments by the Antiquities and
Monuments Office in 1994, as proof of their historical significance.
Temple Street Night Market:
Temple Street is an amazing shopping sight, featuring rows of
brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of
inexpensive items especially for men ─ including clothing,
pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware
and luggage. That's why it is also called 'Men's Street'.
Fortune-tellers cluster at the Yau Ma Tei end of the street, as
do Chinese opera enthusiasts seeking kindred spirits for impromptu performances. It is open from 4pm to
midnight, but really comes alive after sunset.
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Jade Market & Jade Street:
A visit to the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei will provide an
insight into something very important t Chinese people -
Jade. The written character for jade means a combination of
beauty and purity. The stone, in all its many hues and
colours, is associated with long life and good health. It is
smooth and cooling to the touch. Many people wear a jade
bracelet to ward off all sorts of health hazards.
Grandmothers routinely buy a piece of jade for newborns. the Jade Market is a collection of around 400 stalls
selling a wide range of jade pendants, rings, bracelets, carvings and ornaments. Open from 10am to 5pm, the
market is also the main gathering place for buyers of this fine stone who today still communicate with secret
hand signals when making a purchase. Top quality jade is pure green and very expensive. Most pieces have a
yellow tinge but no brown or grey should be in the finished piece. The best jadeite is semi
jadeite with cloudy patches typically has less value.
Avenue of Stars:
Discover what makes Hong Kong the Hollywood of the East at this
tribute to the professionals who have contributed to the territory's
hundred-year history of filmmaking. The Avenue of Stars features
commemorative plaques, handprints of movie celebrities,
descriptive milestones, kiosks with movie memorabilia, a towering
Hong Kong Film Awards statuette, a size
and a life-size statue of the
legendary kung-fu action star, Bruce Lee. The location on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade offers incredible
panoramic views of the famed Victoria Harbour and the memorable Hong Kong skyline.
A Symphony of Lights:
This spectacular multimedia display, already named the
"World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show" by
Guinness World Records, has been further expanded to
include more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria
Harbour. The show creates an all all-round vision of
coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights performing a stunning, unforgettable
spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong.
There are five main themes — Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership and the finale, Celebration.
Ma Wan Park Noah’s Ark:
The world's only full sized replica of Noah's Ark at Ma Wan
Park is a must see attraction in Hong Kong for international
and local tourists. The distinctive Ark on the Ma Wan
waterfront overlooks the Rambler Channel and Tsing Ma
Bridge. The attraction also has wholesome activities and
shows the unique culture and history of Ma Wan making it a
wonderful destination for tourists and families. Activities:
Ark Garden: Visitors can view 67 pairs of life size animal sculptures up close at the Ark Garden.
Noah’s Adventureland: The eight metre Giant Swing, 3D Giant Ladder and other climbing games
provide high-altitude excitement and thrills.
Treasure House: Treasure House h filled
has 15 fun-filled galleries with interactive games on life education,
multiple intelligence development and liberal learning, offering a new education experience for children.
Ark Expo: Ark Expo is an amazing multimedia experience with state art facilities including a
wide-screen and 4D theatres, plus displays of exotic offerings that let people see and understand the
challenges the Earth is facing.
Ark Life Education House: The Ark Life Education House is an interactive educational facility with
innovative games that mirror the happiness and challenges of our varied journey through life. Come
and gain a love for life!
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Tsing Ma Bridge:
The magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's longest span
suspension bridge carrying both road and rail traffic, is the key
connection between Hong Kong and its international airport on
Lantau Island. The bridge is 2.2 kilometres long, with the main
span measuring 1,377 metres. The towers supporting the bridge
are 206 metres high with a clearance of 62 metres. Approximately 49,000 tonnes of structural steel was used in
the construction of the bridge.
Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree:
A visit to the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees is a great way to take part in a local
Chinese tradition! This place is popular with locals who come to worship, hoping
their wishes come true. During Chinese New Year, many Hong Kong people make a
pilgrimage to this spot to make their Chinese New Year wishes by tying wish wish-
making papers onto the wooden racks beside the trees. Participate in this trad
and your wish may come true
Hong Kong Wetland Park:
Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world world-class ecotourism facility
aimed at promoting green tourism, education on environmental
protection and wetland conservation. It is home to a stunning
array of wildlife including birds, dragonflies, butterflies,
amphibians, mammals, reptiles and fish! Inside the Wetland
Interactive World, visitors will find themed exhibition galleries, theatre, souvenir shop,
indoor play area (swamp adventure) and a resource centre. The exhibitions showcase the importance of
wetlands on biodiversity, civilization and conservation. The outdoor Wetland Reserve comprises recreated
hands-on experience at
wetland habitats specially designed for waterfowls and other wildlife. Visitors can enjoy hands
the wetland Discovery Centre. Other facilities include Stream Walk, Mangrove Boardwalk, Butterfly Garden and
three Bird Hides that lead visitors up close to different habitats and wildlife.
o Flights from Cape Town to Dubai/Hong Kong and return
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Holders of many African (including South African), South American and Middle Eastern passports
do not require visas for a visit of 30 days or less.
If you plan on visiting mainland China, you must have a visa
There are no required vaccinations for entry into Hong Kong or Macau unless you have travelled
from a country infected with yellow fever. In this case, you will have to show your yellow
Dengue fever is caught from mosquito bites. This viral disease is transmitted by mosquitoes but
unlike the malaria mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the dengue virus, is
most active during the day, and is found mainly in urban areas, in and around human dwellings.
Signs and symptoms of dengue fever include a sudden onset of high fever, headache, joint and
muscle pains (hence its old name, ‘breakbone fever’), and nausea and vomiting. A rash of small
red spots sometimes appears three to four days after the onset of fever. Aspirin should be
avoided, as it increases the risk of haemorrhaging. The best prevention is to avoid mosquito
bites at all times by covering up, using insect repellents containing the compound DEET and
Influenza: Hong Kong has a bad flu season over the winter months from December to March.
Symptoms include a cold (runny nose etc) with a high fever and aches and pains. You should
wash your hands frequently, avoid anybody you know who has the flu and think about getting a
flu shot before you travel.
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Travellers’ diarrhoea: To prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered
(e.g. with iodine tablets); only eat fresh fruits and vegetables if they’re
or chemically disinfected (
cooked or peeled; be wary of dairy products that might contain unpasteurised milk; and be
highly selective when eating food from street vendors.
Water: Avoid drinking the local water as its quality varies enormously and depends on the pipes
in the building you’re in. Bottled water is a safer option or you can boil tap water for three
Currency & Banks/ATM’s
The official currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)
Hong Kong Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found almost everywhere and are usually
linked up to international money systems such as Cirrus, Maestro, Plus and Visa Electron. Some
HSBC so-called Electronic Money machines offer cash withdrawal faciliti facilities for Visa and MasterCard
holders; American Express (Amex) cardholders have access to Jetco ATMs and can withdraw local
currency and travellers cheques at the Express Cash ATMs in town.
The most widely accepted credit cards in Hong Kong are Visa, MasterCa MasterCard, Amex, Diners Club and
JCB – and pretty much in that order. When signing credit card receipts, make sure you always write
‘HK’ in front of the dollar sign if there isn’t one already printed there.
Taxes: There is no sales tax in Hong Kong. The only ‘visible’ tax visitors are likely to encounter is the
3% government tax on hotel rates.
Both Hong Kong and Macau have a subtropical climate characterised by hot, humid summers and
cool, relatively dry winters.
October, November and most of December are the best months to visit. Temperatures are moderate,
the skies are clear and the sun shines. January and February are cloudy and cold but dry. It’s
warmer from March to May, but the humidity is high, and the fog and drizzle can make getting
around difficult. The sweltering heat and humidity from June to August can make sightseeing a
the rainy season.
sweaty proposition, and it is also t
Emergency numbers for Hong Kong
Emergency number for Ambulance, fire and/or police: (from mobile) 112 or (from land line) 999
Odds and Ends
Electricity: The electricity current is 220volts, 50 Hz and Hong Kong uses round three-pin type
Mobile Phone Sim Card It is advised not to activate roaming but to rather purchase a local Sim
Card for your visit.
Language: Cantonese, the official Chinese dialect in Hong Kong, is spoken by most of the
population. English, also an official language, is widely understood and is spoken by more than
one-third of the population.
Tipping: Hong Kong isn’t particularly conscious of tipping and there is no obligation to tip, say,
taxi drivers; just round the fare up or you can throw in a dollar or two more. It’s almost
mandatory to tip hotel staff HK$10 20, and if you make use of the porters at the airport, HK$2HK$2-
5 a suitcase is normally expected. The porters putting your bags on a push cart at Hong Kong or
Kowloon Airport Express station do not expect a gratuity, though; it’s all part of the service.
Most hotels and many restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill. Check for hidden extras
before you tip; some midrange hotels charge HK$3 5 for each local call when they are actually
free throughout the territory, and some restaurants consistently get the bill wrong. If using the
services of a hotel porter, it’s customary to tip them at least HK$10.
Time Difference: Hong Kong is 6 hours ahead of South Africa (e.g South Africa 13:00 = Hong
Included in the package
Accommodation (based on bed and breakfast) per person sharing (based on 2 – 6 per room)
Back-pack for each member
Activities (per option chosen)
Full time representation of Boots and All Adventure Tours
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Excluded from the package
Passports and Visas (where applicable)
Airport taxes (where applicable)
Transport tips (where applicable), Bus drivers, Guides, etc
Personal expenses (e.g Tips for meals; gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not
specified; and anything else of a personal nature)
To be paid with your school name or group name as payment reference
Proof of Payment for each payment to be faxed to 021
o Bank Name: ABSA
o Branch Name & Code: Brackenfell, 512610
o Account Number: 4072601032
o Account Name: Boots and All Adventure Tours
Date payment due Payment (per
1st Payment (Registration deposit): R-
completed registration form to be
faxed to 021-
2nd Payment: 9 months before R-
3rd Payment: 7 months before R-
4th Payment: 5 months before R-
5th Payment: 3 months before R-
Final Payment: 6 weeks before as per quote
** Note: The above costing is an example of a tour scheduled for 12 months in advance. Costing is
dependant on the package built.
Terms and Conditions:
Cancellations must be made in writing by the person who completed/signed the Registration Form and
sent by registered delivery post. A cancellation is not effective until the Company receives the letter. You
will receive a cancellation invoice from us within two weeks of receipt of your cancellation.
Period before Cancellation
departure date (from charge expressed
date letter received). as % total tour
Before 90 days Registration deposit
89 - 61 days 50%
60 – 31 days 90%
30 days or less 100%
Clients are urged to insure against cancellation.
All documents/tickets issued to you are not transferable. All participants are responsible for obtaining
their own travel documents necessary for travel. We provide visa information and other travel
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Passports and Visas:
It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid passport and any necessary visas, or health
documents, as required, for the entire duration of your tour, and to ensure that you meet the entry
requirements of the country that you are travelling to. The name in the passport must match the name
on your ticket where provided. We cannot accept liability, or consider refunds if you cannot travel,
because of incomplete, or incorrect documentation. Passenger information is required in advance by a
number of countries and airlines. It is your responsibility to provide this information to us or the airline
as instructed. Failure to do so may result in you being denied boarding or refused entry to your
destination. Emergency Contact Details may also be required. It is your responsibility to provide this
information and you will be liable for any costs incurred.
All tours have been based upon a minimum number of members travelling together, and in the unlikely
event that this number is not reached, we reserve the right to increase the cost per person or cancel the
The prices of your tour is subject to surcharges if increases occur in transportation costs (including fuel),
dues, taxes (such as increases in or imposition of VAT or other Government imposed taxes) or fees
chargeable for services such as landing taxes, embarkation/ disembarkation fees at ports and at airports
and currency fluctuation. In the case of all surcharges we will endeavour to advise you as soon as
possible If the surcharge means paying more than 10% extra on the tour price you will be entitled to
cancel your tour with a full refund of all monies paid with the exception of any monies pa to us in
respect of insurance premiums and amendment charges. If you do decide to cancel because of this you
must do so within 10 days of the date of issue of the amendment invoice. No surcharges will be applied
within 30 days of your departure. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local
currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your tour due to contractual and
other protection in place.
All prices quoted are inclusive of applicable dutduties (including VAT). Boots and All Adventure Tours
reserves the right to adjust the pricing in this quote based on the HK$/ZAR exchange rate as published
by the Reserve Bank of South Africa on date of departure differs by more than 5% from the exchange
rate as at the date of this quote.
This itinerary is not final and is subject to the availability of the places of destination. Boots and All
Adventure Tours reserve the right to change the itinerary in the event of circumstances beyond our
Incase of passenger delay, the air carrier is liable for damage as per the air carriers terms and
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