Hong Kong's subtropical
climate means you won't be needing the winter woollies for most of the
year. Loose-fitting cotton clothing generally fits the bill. The
exception is from mid-December to February, when the mercury might
fall to a mild 10oC (50oF). But even in the
summer, it pays to bring along a light sweater - air-conditioning in
some restaurants and cinemas is often turned up high. Rain showers are
possible during the rainy season (around May to September), so also be
sure to pack a light waterproof jacket.
Of course, what you need to pack depends on what you plan to do in
Hong Kong. Swimwear for the beaches, stout shoes for pounding the
sightseeing beat and smart casual wear for dinner are suggested.
Formal suits are the norm for those visiting on business. Those
planning on trawling the designer shopping malls and colourful night
markets are advised to leave plenty of room in the suitcase - Hong
Kong is a shopper's paradise.