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.

The NTT guest house would like to know your airline, flight number, and arrival time. If you have not sent us this information yet, please e-mail or fax it to us before September 15.

If you have special dietary requirements, please inform us by e-mail or fax before Septemeber 15.


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.

Unless you have made other arrangements for yourself, you will be staying at the NTT guest house at Hong Kong Baptist University. A map showing the location of NTT and information on how to get to NTT from the airport or railway stations is given below. Unless your accommodation is being supported by the Workshop, you are responsible for paying NTT directly for your accommodation at the rate of HK$330 per room per night. Payment may be made by credit card or cash.


Check-in The NTT registration desk is open 24 hours. A Workshop information desk will be set up at NTT from 11:00 to 20:30 on Sunday, October 3, 1999, where you may pick up your conference materials. An informal Welcome Reception will be held in the ground floor function room of NTT from 19:00 to 20:30 on that day.


Traveling, Eating and Shopping Hong Kong has an efficient public transportation system that includes buses, taxis, a railway (KCR) and an underground railway (MTR). For sight-seeing and shopping, the most convenient form of travel is the KCR (New Territories) and the MTR (Hong Kong Island and Kowloon). Both the KCR and the MTR have Kowloon Tong stations, 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 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 lecture hall is a student cafeteria serving inexpensive food. On Junction Road near the conference venue there is a Park íN Shop supermarket and several restaurants and banks. Two nearby shopping centres 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 October. 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 October from 1961 to 1990.

Rainfall: Mean total 144.8mm
Temperature: Mean 25.2oC, Max 27.9oC, Min 23.1oC
Relative humidity: Mean 73%


If Departing by Air Please remember to reconfirm your return flight soon after arrival. Also put aside the HK$50 per person departure tax that will be required when you leave Hong Kong by air.


Questions? If you have any questions regarding the Workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us.
            Complexity '99
            c/o Department of Mathematics
            Hong Kong Baptist University
            Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, China
            Phone: 852 2339 7015, Fax: 852 2339 5811
            URL: http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/complexity/1999
            Email: complexity99@math.hkbu.edu.hk

           


How to Get to 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

Taxi

HK$18

app. HK$300

1 hour

35 minutes

Kowloon Tong KCR or MTR station Walk

Taxi

 

app. HK$20

15 minutes

5 minutes

Hung Hom KCR station KCR to the Kowloon Tong station and then walk

Taxi

HK$3.5



app. HK$40

10 minutes KCR
15 minutes walk


25 minutes

Remark: There is an extra charge of HK$5 for handling each piece of large luggage when taking a taxi.


This page was prepared by Alfred NGAI
Last modified on : 12 December, 2019