Before You Come Please make sure your travel documents and visas are in order. All visitors to Hong Kong and Mainland China must hold a valid passport. Residents of some countries require a visa to enter Hong Kong. This can be obtained through any Chinese Consulate. Anyone who is not a Chinese citizen will need a visa to travel to the Mainland. You are advised to buy your own travel insurance before you come. If you have special dietary requirements, please inform us by e-mail or fax.

Upon Arrival Upon arrival in Hong Kong you are advised to obtain HK$500 cash for initial expenses (US$l app. HK$7.75). Money can be exchanged at the minibank at the Hong Kong International Airport, Lo Wu or Kowloon railway station. You may also withdrawn Hong Kong dollars from ATMs.

A map showing the location of the Intstitute, NTT guest house and information on how to get to the Institute from the airport or railway stations is given here. Unless your accommodation is being supported by the Institute, you are responsible for paying your accommodation by credit card or cash.

Traveling, Eating and Shopping Hong Kong has an efficient public transportation system that includes buses, taxis and Mass Transit Railway (MTR). For sight-seeing and shopping, the most convenient form of travel is the MTR. MTR has Kowloon Tong station, which are within walking distance to the Baptist University. For those places not directly accessible by railway, it is suggested that you take a taxi to and from the nearest railway station.

We may have the highest number of restaurants per capita in the world. If you enjoy exploring, you will find Hong Kong offers all kinds of cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, American, European, etc.) in all kinds of environments (from outdoor stalls to elegant restaurants). However, the correlation between the quality of food and the price is low.

Around the corner from the Institute is a student cafeteria serving inexpensive food. On Junction Road near the conference venue there is a Park'n Shop supermarket and several restaurants and several banks. Two nearby shopping centers are Lok Fu Shopping Centre (at Lok Fu MTR station) and Festival Walk (at Kowloon Tong MTR station). Lok Fu has a more local flavour while Festival Walk is more modern and more expensive. It is a 15-minute walk from the University to either of these shopping centres.

Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay are two large shopping areas in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Tourist Association also provides information at the airport and at either terminus of the Star Ferry on where to shop. You can exchange foreign currency into local currency at NTT, money changers, or banks (usually the best rate). Almost everywhere in Hong Kong there are automatic teller machines that dispense local currency to holders of major credit cards.

Climate Hong Kong's climate is sub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half the year. Air-conditioning is very popular in Hong Kong. Thus, we recommend you to bring a sweater or jacket with you. The table below shows some useful meteorological normals and extremes for Hong Kong's April in 2006.

Rainfall: Total 199.2mm
Temperature: Mean 23.9oC, Max 26.3oC, Min 22.0oC
Relative humidity: Mean 84%

If Departing by Air Please remember to reconfirm your return flight soon after arrival. Also put aside the HK$80 per person departure tax that will be required when you leave Hong Kong by air.

How to Get to the Ng Tor Tai International Guest House

Ng Tor Tai International Guest House
32 Renfrew Road
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2301 2301
Fax: (852) 2191 9333

From By Fare Estimated Time
Hong Kong International Airport E22 Bus
app. HK$300
1 hour
35 minutes
Kowloon Tong MTR station Walk
app. HK$20 15 minutes
5 minutes
Hung Hom KCR station Taxi
MRT to the Kowloon Tong station and then walk
app. HK$40
25 minutes
10 minutes MTR
15 minutes walk

Remark: Taxis charge passengers for all tunnel tolls plus HK$5 for handling each piece of luggage.

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