I like to do day trips to China these days as I have a lot to follow up from the exhibitions and its quite convenient to go to my factories (around Shenzhen) from Hong Kong.
So I met this factory at the Global Sources exhibition here in Hong Kong and I decided to look at their factory as I have never seen the production of drones.
Hong Kong is super convenient in terms of transport. I usually take the MTR (subway) to China. Yes, you can go all the way from Hong Kong island to Shenzhen by subway.
It takes about 45 minutes from my office to the border by train. Fortunately I have a APEC card, so I don’t need a visa for China. Actually with this card you don’t need a visa for 13 countries in South East Asia. I can just simply fill in arrival cards in most countries and don’t even need to pay for a visa.
If you don’t have a visa for China you can go trough the LoWu border station and get a visa on arrival. But you are only allowed for 3 days within Shenzhen. I went trough the 2nd border which is called Lok Ma Chau station as its more convenient for me to go from there. Be aware, there are NO visa’s on arrival at this border crossing.
Most of my factories are within an hour drive after I have crossed the border but I decided to take the subway today. After crossing the border I just head down to the subway. Everything is in English these days so I am not worried on getting lost.
I agreed to meet with the supplier after a few stations as the traffic to their factory is really bad. Sometimes they pick you up in a Mercedes and sometimes in a delivery van that has no proper seats. As in today’s case.