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Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

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Coming & Going

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$7.8). 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 You may also withdrawn Hong Kong dollars from ATMs.

Quick Facts

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Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Autumn from Late September to early December, temperatures range 18-26°C, humidity 72%. Winter from Mid December to February, temperatures range 10-20°C, humidity 72%. Please click here to view the latest weather forecast by the Hong Kong Observatory.

Traveling, Eating and Shopping

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

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. The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls. The exchange rate is USD1.00 ≈ HK$7.80.

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.



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