ABOUT HONG KONG EXTRAS
Hong Kong Extras is an independent, non-commercial website established in June 2007 for the benefit of both first-time and regular visitors to Hong Kong. It aims to provide a “one-stop” source for accurate, authoritative, comprehensive, up to date factual information useful to visitors. Since its launch the website has also been used as a source of information by researchers and by Hong Kong residents. Its author has been a regular visitor to Hong Kong for over twenty years and spends about three months every year in the city, travelling to all parts of the territory. Hong Kong Extras website received its fifth millionth visitor in July 2013.
Hong Kong, “Asia’s World City”, is an ever changing, dynamic destination where East meets West and is a natural gateway to China. Information in guide books quickly becomes outdated and Hong Kong Extras enables visitors to be aware of new attractions and developments, temporary and permanent closures, alterations to opening times and planned future developments as well as providing comprehensive range of information including public transportation, shopping, museums, exhibitions, harbour tours, open-top bus tours, heritage trails, beaches, parks and gardens, theme parks, markets, outlying islands, concessions available for senior visitors, public holidays and much more useful information.
Hong Kong is a popular stopover or short stay destination and many visitors don’t always have the opportunity to venture beyond its most popular urban attractions. However Hong Kong has many contrasting sides ranging from its crowded frenetic urban conurbations to tranquil peaceful scenic rural locations of outstanding beauty and the website aims to help visitors with a little extra time in Hong Kong to explore some of the more “off the beaten track” attractions.
"Big Buddha" Statue, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD
Tourists planning on visiting Hong Kong should also take the opportunity to visit Hong Kong Tourism Board’s excellent “Discover Hong Kong” website which has comprehensive information and many interactive features including an itinerary planner;
Hong Kong Extras is updated regularly from various sources and every effort is made to ensure the information is accurate. However should you become aware of any inaccuracies or errors we would welcome your advices. Your feedback, comments and suggestions are always welcome at;
"Celebrity Millennium", at Hong Kong's new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in December 2013
Hong Kong Extras would like to thank all those visitors to the website including Hong Kong residents who have taken the time to e-mail with comments, suggestions and compliments.
Hong Kong Extras would also like acknowledge assistance recieved from tourist attractions, transport operators, government departments, shopping malls, retail outlets, Hong Kong Tourism Board and all others who have kindly responded to requests for information which has helped keep the website up to date.
Hong Kong Extras does not accept advertising and generates no income.
During a period of several months from September 2013 images failed to display and the website was not updated. A decision was taken to rebuild the website which has taken some time and the author apologises for the lack of up to date accurate information during this period.
COME BACK SOON
Check back for new features and remember to visit Hong Kong Extras before and during your visit. Enjoy your stay in Hong Kong and come back soon!.