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Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China located in south China, east of the Pearl River Delta. And it is in the same time zone as Beijing (UTC+8). Please click here for details.

Visa

All visitors to Hong Kong must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months after the planned departure date from Hong Kong.  Nationals of most countries do not require visas and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality. Please visit the HKSAR Immigration Department for details.

Insurance

It shall be the responsibility of the participants to cover themselves with appropriate insurance cover. Neither the Host nor Asialex shall be responsible for any damage caused to participants as part of attending the Symposium. 

Weather

Hong Kong’s climate is sub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half the year. Please click here to obtain 7-day weather forecast Hong Kong. 

Currency

Hong Kong dollars are the currency used. Occasionally, there are retail outlets and restaurants which may accept CNY with exchange rate specified. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels. You can buy HKD at foreign currency exchange counters, banks, and other authorized money exchangers (eg. some hotel counters) on presentation of your passport. Banks are open on Monday to Saturday (am only), with exception of public holidays.
On the PolyU campus, you can find Hang Seng Bank and BEA. ATM of bank of China is also available in SHAW AMENTIES BUILDING (VA).

Credit card

VISA / MasterCard / UnionPay (中國銀聯) are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants.

Electricity

Electric current is uniformly 220 volts, 50Hz AC, throughout Hong Kong. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged plug. You can buy an inexpensive adapter for your equipment when you arrive in Hong Kong.

Tourism

The Peak: www.thepeak.com.hk
Stanley Market: www.hk-stanley-market.com
Hong Kong Disneyland: www.hongkongdisneyland.com
Ocean Park Hong Kong: www.oceanpark.com.hk
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery: www.plm.org.hk
Temple Street Night Market: www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/hongkong/kowloon/temple_street.htm 

Other useful links

Wifi service(valid during conference):
Free Wifi will be available on PolyU campus at PolyUWLAN.