Greater Bay Area: Travel & Lifestylei

The "Greater Bay Area" refers to the Chinese government's scheme to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic and business hub.

  • Shenzhen is a popular day trip for Hong Kong people, but those without a visa or the right to enter mainland China can be put off by the on-arrival visa process
  • We break down what you need to do before leaving Hong Kong, cashless payment when you’re there and the apps you’ll need to get by in the southern Chinese city

While most countries in Asia have now dropped Covid-19 entry requirements, as of August 2023, mainland China, Myanmar and Iran are holding out. Here are their respective rules.

Several Hong Kong art lovers made a recent trip to Midea’s headquarters in China because of the double appeal of a Roni Horn art retrospective held in the Tadao Ando-designed He Art Museum.


Four major Hong Kong insurers including the local units of Ping An and China Taiping plan to introduce a new ‘one-stop’ motor insurance policy covering the city and Greater Bay Area as they expect cross-border traffic to surge under a forthcoming easing of travel quotas.


Feasibility studies under way with race subject to government approval, but first edition of event will take place in Hong Kong, with Zhuhai and Macau added in future.