The Standard is a free English-language tabloid 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, and the free weekly HK Magazine can be found all over the city.
Online Travel Tools
For a guide to what's happening in Hong Kong, check out the Hong Kong Tourist Board's excellent site. The government portal Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department 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 on the website.
For up-to-date weather information, check out the website maintained by Hong Kong Observatory. Centamap provides online Hong Kong street maps so detailed they give street numbers and building names.
To discover bars and restaurants, try the online guide Eat Drink Hong Kong or Open Rice, a popular site where locals rate and discuss restaurants. Both AsiaXPAT and Geoexpat collect 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 money transfers.
All About Hong Kong
Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department. www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/home.php.
Hong Kong Observatory. www.weather.gov.hk.
Hong Kong Tourism Board. www.discoverhongkong.com.
AsiaXPAT. Central, Hong Kong, n/a Hong Kong. www.hongkong.asiaxpat.com.
Eat Drink Hong Kong. www.eatdrinkhongkong.com.
Hong Kong Outdoors. www.hkoutdoors.com.
Love HK Film.com. www.lovehkfilm.com.
Open Rice. Central, Hong Kong, n/a Hong Kong. www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/index.htm.
HK Magazine. www.hk-magazine.com.
South China Morning Post. www.scmp.com.
The Standard. www.thestandard.com.hk.
Time Out Hong Kong. www.timeout.com.hk.