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					Regional Scholar Orientation Seminar (Hong Kong) 2011
Hong Kong for First-timers


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN HONG KONG
 Vehicle                                                                                                  Fare (single      Service Hour
                                                                                                          journey)
 Tram                                                                                                     HK$2              6:00am to 00:00
 http://www.hktramways.com/en/service/index.html                                                                            mid-night
 MTR                                                                                                      HK$4 – HK$11.5    6:00am to
 http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/train/intro_index.html                                                                           00:45am
 MTR – airport express                                                                                    HK$90 – HK$100    5:50am to
 http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/airport_express/tf_index.html                                                                    00:48am
 City Bus/ First Bus                                                                                      HK$3.2 – HK$45    Depending on
 http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/home/default.aspx?intLangID=1                                                                    route
 The Kowloon Motor Bus
 www.kmb.hk

 Taxi                                                                                                     HK$18 or above    24 hours
 http://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/taxi/taxi_fare_of_hong_kong/index.html


 Ferry (Central <=> TST)                                                                                  HK$2 – HK$3       6:30am – 11:30pm
 http://www.starferry.com.hk/services.html



For more transportation options and details, please check Transport Department website at
http://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/index.html


OR search route at http://ptes.td.gov.hk/routesearch.aspx


MEAL
 Meal                                       Frugal experience                                                Fine dining experience
 Breakfast                                  Around HK$20-30                                                  Around HK$100-180
 Lunch                                      Around HK$30-45                                                  Around HK$150 or above
 Dinner                                     Around HK$40-80                                                  Around HK$200 or above
For restaurants search, please visit the official tourism website of the Hong Kong Tourism board at
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/dining/restaurant-guide.html


WEATHER
Hong Kong Observatory: http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm
CURRENCY
USD1 = HKD7.77 (appx.)
Currency Converter: http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter/#from=USD;to=HKD;amt=1


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Area code of Hong Kong: 852
Major mobile phone service providers:
One2Free http://one2free.hkcsl.com/jsp/home/index.jsp?language=eng
3G: http://www.three.com.hk
SmarTone: http://www.smartone-vodafone.com/jsp/english/index.jsp


ATTRACTIONS
Near hostel
     Harbour City – one of the most popular shopping malls in Hong Kong, 10 minutes by MTR, 20
     minutes by walk
     Website:
     http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/jsp/shopping-malls/shopping-malls-details.jsp?lang=E
     N&mall_id=263&promo_id=null
     1881 Heritage Platform – newly established shopping area with lots of luxury outlets, 10
     minutes by MTR, 20 minutes by walk
     Website: http://www.1881heritage.com/flash/#/en/home/
     Hong Kong Space Museum – 10 minutes by MTR, 20 minutes by walk
     Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/e_index.htm
     Hong Kong Cultural Centre – 10 minutes by MTR, 20 minutes by walk Website:
     http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/HKCC/en/about/intro.html
     Avenue of Stars – 10 minutes by MTR, 25 minutes by walk
     Website: http://www.avenueofstars.com.hk/eng/home.asp


Markets
Hong Kong Island
Stanley Market
Stanley Village, Hong Kong
Daily 10:00-19:00
Getting there: Bus numbers 6, 6A, 6X and 260 buses travel from Central to Stanley
Kowloon
Bird Market and Garden
Yuen Po Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
Daily 07:00-20:00
Getting there: MTR to Prince Edward and follow exit B1 or B2


Goldfish Market
Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
Daily 10:00-21:00
Getting there: MTR to Yau Ma Tei station, and follow Man Ling Lane exit C


Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Getting there: MTR to Jordan station, take the Yu Hua exit and turn right and right again


Ladies’ Market
Tung Choi Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Daily from around 11am to 11pm
Getting there: MTR to Mongkok station, exit E2


USEFUL NUMBERS
999                                                   2576 6555
Police, Fire, Ambulance                               St. John’s Ambulance
1081                                                  This service will take you to any hospital you
1081 Directory Inquiries                              specify

2527 7177                                             2385 1473
Police Visitor Hot Line                               Home Affairs emergency Hotline
                                                      This is operational during tropical cyclones,
2723 8787
                                                      landslips and red and black rainstorm
Fire Services Department
                                                      warnings.
*112
                                                      1868
International Emergency Services
                                                      International emergency call for HK
2735 3355
                                                      Hong Kong residents in distress or involved
Public Ambulance
                                                      in major disasters overseas can dial this
This service will always take you to a
                                                      number for help.
Government hospital

				
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