We are not suggesting that visitors should ride with Uber or Taxi ONLY in Hong Kong. We mean if visitors or expats are planning to grab a taxi, we suggest them to call one via Taxi App or use Uber.
It is because when you get a ride through an app service, you get the driver’s contact. If you have left your belongings at the car, you can always call the driver back to get it back.
However if you just grab a random taxi on the street, and you leave your bag in it, there is a high chance you may not be able to get it back. You know how painful it is that you need to report to the police station, and visit the embassy for help etc.