Practical Information


Please click here to download the Practical Information about the Conference and the Workshop.

Accommodation

The hotels listed below offer our participants special rates under the condition that reservations are made on or before a specific date (usually one month prior to the event). Late reservation will be applied with normal corporate rate and confirmation is subject to room's availability.

All of the hotels listed below are located within walking distance of Mass-Transit Railway, which provides easy transportation to City University of Hong Kong. You may seek advice from the hotels for more transportation information. When making reservation, please mention that you are participating in 'ICGL2010’ held at City University of Hong Kong.

 

Rate

The Kowloon Hotel (East Tsim Sha Tsui Station/ Tsim Sha Tsui Station)
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$750 up

Royal Plaza Hotel (Mongkok East Station)
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$850 up

The Cityview Hotel (Yau Ma Tei Station)
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$660 up

 


More information about travelling in Hong Kong are available on Discover Hong Kong, web site hosted by Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Travel

The transportation system in Hong Kong is well-developed. You can travel around the city very easily using the following forms of public transport.

By Taxi

There are totally three types of taxis running in Hong Kong: red taxis operate in the urban area of Hong Kong (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and parts of New Territories); green taxis run in the Northern part of the New Territories; and blue taxis runs in the Lantau Island. If you want to go to City University, get on a Red taxi at the airport. The trip will cost you around HKD300 and it takes approximately an hour.

By Airport Express

It only takes you 21 minutes to travel with Airport Express from the Airport Station to Kowloon Station, where you can easily change to the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) or taxi. A single trip from the Airport to Kowloon may cost HKD90. Visit the Airport Express website of Airport Express for further details.

By Rail

The two major railway systems in Hong Kong, Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR), have recently merged. Now the reformed MTR system runs within the heart of urban towns in Hong Kong and establish links between the urban Kowloon and the new satellite towns in the New Territories in the North and the West. City University is right next to the Kowloon Tong station of both Kwun Tong Line and East Rail Line of MTR.
For the route maps, please visit the websites of MTR.
For the Kowloon Tong station location map, please click here.

By Bus

Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus and Citybus are the three major public vehicle corporations in Hong Kong. As New World First Bus runs mainly on Hong Kong Island, visitors to City University will more likely enjoy the services provided by the other two. There are two bus terminals near City University. One is at the Kowloon Tong MTR Station; and the other, the Yau Yat Tsuen (Festival Walk) Bus Terminus. The buses that stop at the former bus terminal run mainly between Kowloon Tong and Shatin. You can get on buses to Kowloon at the Festival Walk Terminal. Click here to visit the official website of KMB.

Octopus

The Octopus card is the most widely-used, value-storing travel pass in Hong Kong. Visitors can obtain an Octopus in the Airport, MTR and KCR stations for HKD150, which includes a refundable HKD50 deposit. These cards can be topped up and returned at the above venues. Besides transportation, numerous retail shops allow payment with the Octopus.

Travelling to City University of Hong Kong
For further information about transportation to City University, please visit: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/GettingToU/index.htm
For the University's campus map, you may visit:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityu/visitors/location.htm

Travelling to Festival Walk
Festival Walk is a huge shopping mall connecting the Kowloon Tong stations of both MTR and KCR. On Level LG1, you will find an escalator right next to Shop LG1-10, which will take you to one end of the City University's underpass. For floor plans of the Mall, please visit: http://www.festivalwalk.com.hk/eng/floorplan.htm

Click HERE to download the address label of City University of Hong Kong