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Local Information

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1. Arrival--Getting to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1. Mass Transit Railway (MTR)

Get off at the Jordan MTR station, take Exit D, turn left as you exit the MTR and left again at the next intersection and walk down Austin Road for approximately 12 minutes. You can see PolyU (the red brick wall buildings) on the left long before you reach it. Enter PolyU from the Cheong Wan Road entrance and; take the main staircase at Fountain Square to the podium level.

Alternatively, you may take the MTR and get off at the Hung Hom Station which is opposite to the PolyU. Look for Exit A when you get off from the Hung Hom Station, follow the directional signs and walk across the footbridge to enter PolyU Campus.

MTR is a very convenient traveling choice in Hong Kong, for more information about the MTR route, please visit: http://www.mtr.com.hk/jplanner/flash_chi/index.php. PolyU is near the Hung Hom Station.

You may purchase a stored value contactless smartcard called Octopus Card (KFq) at the MTR stations which you can use for most public transportation and can later add value to the smartcard at the MTR stations, convenient stores, supermarkets, etc.

 

2. Bus

Beware! There are THREE cross harbour tunnels for automobiles. From Hong Kong side, you have to take the bus that passes through the Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel (a.k.a. Central Cross Harbour Tunnel) in Wanchai; get off at the first bus stop, Tunnel Toll Plaza, after crossing the tunnel. You will see PolyU (the red brick wall buildings) immediately in front of you as you get off the bus. Go up the stairs on your right hand side and turn left at the top of the stairs to enter the PolyU Campus. If you are coming from Kowloon side, get off at the Hung Hom (formerly Kowloon Railway) Station stop which is on the opposite side of the road to/from the tunnel facing PolyU. This is the last stop before the bus enters the Hong Kong Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hung Hom, Kowloon. Take the footbridge, which across the road to/from the tunnel, leading to the podium level of PolyU, and follow the signs to the conference venue on campus. Buses run 24 hours a day and cover most parts of the city. Exact fare is required and no change is available. Octopus Card is accepted.

The following buses can be taken from Hong Kong Island that cross the tunnel and stops at Tunnel Toll Plaza:

101, 101R, 102, 102P, 102R, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 170, 171, 171P, 182, 307

If you are already on Kowloon side take any of the buses that stop at Cheong Wan Road, by the side of the PolyU, take the main staircase at Fountain Square to the podium level, and follow the signs to the conference venue on campus.

Suitable buses to be taken on the Kowloon side are:

5, 5C, 8, 8A, 26, 28, 41A, 98D, 98P, 215X 81C, 87D, 973

3. Cityflyer from the Hong Kong International Airport

Take route A21 of Cityflyer, which the bus service connecting city town and the Hong Kong International Airport, and get off at the terminus, Hung Hom Station. You will find PolyU (the red brick wall buildings) at your back. Walk across the footbridge connecting PolyU and Hung Hom Station to enter PolyU campus. For more information of the transportation from airport to city, please refer to

 http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/transport/to-from-airport/bus_from_hkia.html

 

4. Motor Vehicle / Taxi

Enter PolyU campus along the partly built-over Cheong Wan Road and get off at the roundabout for drop-off opposite to the football field and tennis courts on Yuk Choi Road on campus.

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2. Useful information

CURRENCY, BANKING, EXCHANGE SERVICES

The unit of Hong Kong Currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) and the current exchange rate is USD1 = HKD7.8.  Foreign currency or travelers cheques can be changed at airport, local banks, hotels and money changers.  Most major credit cards (AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS CLUB, VISA, MASTERCARD, etc.) are widely accepted throughout Hong Kong. On-campus mini banks and automatic teller machines are located within short distances from the conference venue.

 

LIST OF USEFUL CONTACTS

 

Telephone Directory

Person/Organization to contact                               Telephone No.

Emergency

PolyU Emergency                                                   2766 7999

On-campus clinic                                                    2766 5433

Hong Kong Police Emergency                                 999

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