Please make sure your travel documents and visas are in order. All
visitors to Hong Kong (HKSAR) must hold a valid passport. Generally,
you are required to have a visa to enter Hong Kong unless your passport
type is granted visa free visiting period.
You may find the details and application procedure from the web page of
Immigration Department of Hong Kong.
The only legal currency is Hong Kong Dollar. You are advised to
have HK$800 cash (US$102) for initial expenses upon arrival. Credit
cards are only accepted at larger commercial complexes or major
tourist attractions. There are banks at the Airport, China border,
and inside the campus where money may be exchanged for major
The weather during the conference period is usually sunny, cool, and
dry. It is actually the best time of the year. Follow this link for
the most update
weather information provided by
the Hong Kong Observatory.
You may find travel tips, location maps, telephone communications,
dining and shopping, and other interesting facts by dropping by the
Hong Kong Tourist Association.
You may find information about us by clicking the following links,
Within a 10-minute walk from the conference venue, there is the
Benjamin Frankin Centre and Fulton Centre next to the swimming pool.
There you will a bank, a superstore called Park'n Shop, canteens
Internet access is commonly available in major hotels at cost.
During office hours, conference guests may also use the
department computing laboratory to telnet and access the www.
However, technical support and services may not be always available.
The Conference Hotel
Most of you will be staying at
the Royal Plaza Hotel. You may wish to know what you are
Like most major cities, Hong Kong has an extensive system of public
transportations, including 2 networks of railways (KCR and MTR), taxis
green), numerous bus routes, minibuses.
Please refer to
this linked web page if you would like to explore
this city in this way.