15th International Conference of
the Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry

Useful Information


Hong Kong’s climate is sub-tropical. November temperatures in Hong Kong are very pleasant and make this month a great time to visit. The average monthly temperature is only 22°C, which is cool by Hong Kong standards. Daytime temperatures average 24°C and nights cool down to a mild 19°C.

November is one of the drier months of the year and most of the time you don’t have to worry about the rain.

Dress Code

The weather in Hong Kong in November makes packing easy. You won't need to beat the heat, and you won't be freezing either. Still, due to variations in weather patterns, check the fourteen-day forecast right before you go to Hong Kong. You can still wear shorts and sandals for exploring the city and outlying islands, and it's a good idea to bring some comfortable long pants and shoes if it cools down at night. If you plan on eating dinner out at Hong Kong's many restaurants, it's a smart idea to bring some nicer pants and a button-down shirt for the men and a dress for the women, with a light jacket or pullover for the cooler evenings.

See more: Current Hong Kong weather
Currency and Exchange

The Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) is the currency used in Hong Kong. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at airports, banks, hotels and currency exchange stores. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Hong Kong.

See more: HKD exchange rates

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts / 50Hz.
3-flat-pin socket

Emergency / Useful Numbers

Dial 999 for emergency services (police, fire, ambulance).

See more: Other useful numbers
Leisure and Sightseeing

Hong Kong offers travelers a wide range of leisure and sightseeing activities.
The Discover Hong Kong website has a lot of useful information including mobile apps to download.

Octopus Card

The Octopus card is extremely useful in Hong Kong as it allows you to access all public transport and pay for items in convenience stores and some restaurants. You can buy one from any MTR station and then get the balance and deposit back when you leave.

Smoking Regulations

Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, including restaurants, malls and bars. The smoking ban also covers both indoor and outdoor areas of some premises such as public beaches and swimming pools as well as public transport carriers and facilities. Anyone smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in designated no-smoking areas might be liable to a fixed penalty of HK$1,500.

Time Difference

Local Hong Kong time is Greenwich Mean Time +8 hours.


In general, tipping is at your discretion. While tipping is not mandatory in Hong Kong, a 10% service charge is usually billed at restaurants.