Driving in HK

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    Driving in HK

    Hi, we just bought a car and managed to get hold of a 'supposedly' billingual driving guide. Was wondering if anyone out there knows where to get an English only drivin guide? The maps in the driving guide I bought, are not only confusing(especially the road signs), but many of the names of buildings are in Chinese. So it really gets very frustrating. In the end, I actually take the cab and take down notes to learn the route. Please let me know if anyone out there knows where to get one....Thanks!


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    I was given one in English automatically when I got my HK Driving Licence...

    You do know that if you are resident in HK for more than 90 days then you must get a HK Driving Licence if you wish to drive here? If you have a licence issued by one of the "approved" countries then it's simply a direct issue (fill in the forms, hand them in with copies of the relevant documents, go back a week later, pay HK$900 and get your HK driving licence). Otherwise you have to take the local test to get the licence.

    http://www.td.gov.hk/public_services...ence/index.htm

    You can also order the Road Users' Guide online at the Government Bookstore here: http://bookstore.esdlife.com/eng/default.asp

    Or buy one from the Government physical bookstore

    " Other channels for purchasing Government publications:

    * Visit the Publications Sales Unit of Information Services Department at Room 402, Murray Building, Garden Road, Central
    Office hours: Weekdays 9 am to 5 pm (including lunch time)
    Saturdays 9 am to noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Customers are advised to call 2537 1910 for confirming the availability of the books before visiting the unit.
    * The Publications Sales Unit accepts mail order with payment by cheque. For details, please call 2537 1910.
    "

    Last edited by PDLM; 26-02-2006 at 12:12 AM.

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    Sorry - I should say that the document I am referring to is more about the rules of the road in HK and all the various roadsigns.

    It seems to me that route signs in HK are generally pretty good - but you can get street maps at any good bookshop (Dymocks or similar for example).


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    THanks, PDLM, we are now awaiting for our HK driving license to be ready. I have tried several book stores and most of them carry only the 'Hong Kong Driving Guide 2006" and its billingual. Well, sometimes just like what u say follow the road signs. Slowly getting used to driving in HK. Its quite OK actually, just that not used to the roads being single lane and narrow.