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Asia > Hong Kong S.A.R. > Hong Kong > Useful Info
Submitted on Nov 21, 2018 Useful Info

Don't drink the tap water in Hong Kong without boiling it first

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  • The water being distributed is very safe for drinking, but a lot of the older buildings have old and corroded piping in place. If you're staying at a decent hotel or in a newish condo, chances are the water is fine, but the problem is you never know and there's always a good chance that the piping is bad in the your building
  • For what it's worth, locals here never drink the tap water directly without first either boiling it or filtering it. In fact, most locals I know drink bottled water most of the time
  • For brushing your teeth and stuff it's perfectly fine and no one I know has any issues with it so don't worry about that