Resources Websites for Hong Kong

Government Websites

The one-stop portal of the Hong Kong government features links to information and services from the public sector. There is also a search engine to help you find information on all government websites in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Tourism Board
The website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board provides comprehensive information for both tourists and residents. Information available online includes the latest happenings and attractions in Hong Kong, as well as a list of accredited restaurants, shops and hotels.

District Councils
Overview of all the districts of Hong Kong, with information on community affairs, activities and contact details of legislators responsible for the district.

Public Transport Enquiry Service
The Transport Department’s universal online public transport route search engine. Users can key in their origin and destination, and the site will search across different modes of public transportation and list the various route options, with details on journey time and cost.

MTR Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s excellent subway network is known as the MTR. The website of the MTR offers much information about the system and has valuable tools like the map of the system and a journey planner that lets you plan your journey from point to point.

City Guides

TimeOut Hong Kong
An online guide to Hong Kong’s restaurants, nightlife, hotels, shopping, sightseeing and more. There are thousands of entertainment listings, regularly updated reviews and highlights of the best events in town.

HK Magazine
A one-stop guide to dining, nightlife and the arts scene in Hong Kong. The website provides up-to-date reviews of the city’s best food and drink establishments, with entertainment listings and events added throughout the week and news posted daily.

BC Magazine
Focuses on the arts, movies and dining, and highlights of upcoming cultural and entertainment events.

Word of Mouth Guide
The WOM Guide Hong Kong is Hong Kong’s own home grown version of the Zagat guide that features user generated reviews, blog posts from famous chefs and other renowned foodies who live in the food obsessed city of Hong Kong.

Open Rice
Open Rice is an immensely popular portal that features invaluable information and reviews on Hong Kong’s restaurants, bars and shops. These reviews are posted by opinionated Hong Kongers who love to dine out in the city so much so that they photograph their meals and the post the images on the website with their reviews.

Hip Hong Kong
An essential guide for visitors and expats in Hong Kong for this website offers information and reviews of the most ‘happening’ restaurants, bars and events in the city.

The List
A spin off from The List magazine, the website provides reviews of Hong Kong shops, restaurants and services. Practical tips, facts and suggestions are available as well as more than 3,000 useful listings.

Expat sites

Online community for expatriates in Hong Kong and China, with blogs relevant to expats, including property and finance.

Articles, resources, bulletin boards and discussion forum for expatriate mothers in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Expat
An essential resource for expats living in Hong Kong, with comprehensive information on property, careers, nightlife and dining, plus classified and personal ads, and advice forums.

Allo’ Expat
Information and service center for expatriates living in or moving to Hong Kong. Directories of international schools, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and shops are available online.

Community Advice Bureau
The community advice bureau is a volunteer manned informational and referral service which provides much information about settling into life in Hong Kong.


Hong Kong Dollarsaver
Bi-weekly publication of classified ads aimed at the expatriate community, with more than 21,000 subscribers. Both the publication and the website is free, with an extensive list of merchants and services available online.

Craigslist HongKong
The Hong Kong version of this popular US based classifieds site is gaining popularity.


South China Morning Post
English daily newspaper with a comprehensive online edition covering business, politics, sports topics and more. The website is a subscription-based service with a 14-day free trial.

The Standard
Free business newspaper published from Monday to Friday. The website offers local, world, business and sports news, and access to all sections including breaking news is free.