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 You may also withdrawn Hong Kong dollars from ATMs.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,
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
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.
|| Total 199.2mm
|| Mean 23.9oC, Max
26.3oC, Min 22.0oC
| Relative humidity:
|| Mean 84%
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
How to Get to the Ng
Tor Tai International Guest House
Ng Tor Tai International Guest House
32 Renfrew Road
Telephone: (852) 2301 2301
Fax: (852) 2191 9333
|| Estimated Time
| Hong Kong International Airport
|| E22 Bus
| 1 hour
| Kowloon Tong MTR station
| app. HK$20
|| 15 minutes
| Hung Hom KCR station
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.