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Foreign currency reserves up

Hong Kong's foreign currency reserve assets rose to US$423.2 billion in November from October's US$417.2 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.   The reserve assets represent over five times the currency in circulation or about 42% of Hong Kong dollar M3.   There were no unsettled foreign exchange contracts at the end of November. http://dlvr.it/Sf21yd

Free Wi-Fi in Hong Kong

Free Wi-Fi services are widespread in Hong Kong.

In particular, there are many Wi-Fi.HK hotspots widely available across the city in locations such as major tourist attractions, shopping malls, parks and gardens, visitor centres, sports venues, museums, ferry terminals, cooked food centres and government buildings, which offer wireless internet connection completely free or free for a period of time. Download the Wi-Fi.HK app to search for a list of hotspot locations, where you can connect to the internet with the Wi-Fi.HK SSID.

You can also find Wi-Fi hotspots at most public transport areas and with the following service provider.

Hong Kong International Airport

Free wireless internet access is available at most seating and public areas in the passenger terminals.

MTR stations

You can connect wirelessly to the internet near the ‘MTR Free Wi-Fi Hotspot’ sign in every MTR station for free for up to 15 minutes per session, with a maximum of five sessions for each mobile device per day.

csl Wi-Fi hotspots

csl free Wi-Fi hotspots can be found on all MTR platforms and concourses, selected Starbucks Coffee, Pacific Coffee, 7-Eleven and Circle K outlets and at selected phone booths. Look for the ‘CSL’ SSID on your device to browse the Hong Kong Tourism Boards website and download apps from it for free.

Remarks:
  1. To enjoy the full function of apps developed by Hong Kong Tourism Board, you may need to use data or Wi-Fi connections. To avoid unnecessary charges, please remember to turn off the data roaming function in your mobile phone settings.


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