• Useful Information for Hong Kong

    Time Zone

    The time in Hong Kong is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8:00).

    To/from the Hong Kong International Airport

    Transportation services between the Hong Kong International Airport and most areas of Hong Kong are provided by regular Airport Express Trains (AEL), public buses and taxis. Some hotels also provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.

    The AEL takes passengers to the downtown area (i.e. "Central" district) in just 24 minutes. Trains depart at about 10-minute intervals from 05:54 to 00:48 daily.

    Hong Kong International Airport is well served by public bus routes, taking passengers to and from most parts of Hong Kong. Comfortable and relatively inexpensive, they offer a convenient transport option.

    Taxis offer a fast and flexible way to and from Hong Kong International Airport. Arriving passengers can pick up a taxi at the Taxi Station, which can be reached by the left-hand ramp outside the Arrivals Hall.

    Hong Kong Weather

    Hong Kong's climate is sub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half the year. During November and December there are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. January and February are cloudier and cooler. During these months it is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below 10ºC in urban areas.

    March and April can be very pleasant, although there are occasional spells of high humidity. May to August is hot and humid, with occasional showers and thunderstorms, particularly in the mornings. During these months afternoon temperatures often exceed 31ºC; at night, temperatures generally remain around 26ºC with high humidity.

    The temperature of the Academy training room is set to approximately 22ºC. For real-time weather information, please refer to the Hong Kong Observatory website at: www.hko.gov.hk.

    Tap Water

    Drinking of tap water in Hong Kong is not recommended.

    Visa / Entry Permit & Consular Services

    It is always recommended to check your visa requirements prior entering Hong Kong. For more information on visa requirements, please refer to the HKSAR Immigration Department website:

    For consular services, there are 59 consulates and 6 officially recognised bodies in Hong Kong rendering emergency assistances for their respective citizens.

    For more information, please refer to the following link: http://www.protocol.gov.hk/eng/consular/

    Sightseeing, Shopping and Dining in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a globally renowned world city and a popular sightseeing destination with east-meets-west culture. Hong Kong is also a famous shopping paradise, with unique experiences from traditional to trendy. Most shops are open seven days a week. For dining, there is a wide range of cuisine available. Academy staff can give advice on dining options that suit all tastes and budgets.

    For more information, please refer to the Hong Kong Tourism Board website:

    Note: All participants must register online prior to their attendance to the workshop. Registration to the workshop is free for all participants, there are no fees associated with attending the event.  It must be noted space is limited, and therefore registration will be on first-come, first-served basis. Early registrations are highly recommended due to the high number of expected delegates.

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