COMING AND 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You may also withdrawn Hong Kong dollars from ATMs.
A map showing the location of the Conference Center, NTT
guest house and information on how to get to the Conference
Center from the airport or railway stations is given here.
Unless your accommodation is being supported by the Conference,
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, 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 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.
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. Gales are
not unusual during November. 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 December in 2000.
Mean 19.3oC, Max 21.7oC, Min 17.6oC
Departing by Air Please remember to reconfirm your
return flight soon after arrival. Also put aside the HK$120 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
Telephone: (852) 2301 2301
Fax: (852) 2191 9333
Hong Kong International Airport
Kowloon Tong KCR or MTR station
| app. HK$20
Hung Hom KCR station
KCR to the Kowloon Tong station and then walk
10 minutes KCR
15 minutes walk
Remark: Taxis charge passengers for all tunnel
tolls plus HK$5 for handling each piece of luggage.