June 21-22, 2011 The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Arrival and Transport Information


ISSCO Conference 21-22 June 2011 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Arrival and Transport Information

Before Arrival
Due to the high medical cost in Hong Kong, it is advisable for you to buy the relevant medical and travel insurance to cover the period of your stay.

Weather in Hong Kong

Octopus Card
We recommend you buy an Octopus card at any subway station counter. If you pay HK$200, the card comprises $50 of deposit and $150 for spending. This card allows you to travel on subway and buses and to purchase newspapers and grocery from shops as well as make payment at fast food restaurants and university canteens. However, you need to pay cash for taxi fare. You can return the card to take back the deposit and the remaining money at any subway station counter before you leave HK.

Travel from Hong Kong International Airport
We recommend you collect some free tourist information pamphlets and maps after passing the Customs.

At the airport you can buy an Octopus card at the Airport Subway.
To go to Shatin (conference arranged hotels and university are in Sha Tin) from the airport by bus, take airport bus A41, which takes you to the Shatin Newtown Plaza (and Shatin Train Station). The journey is about 40-50 minutes and costs HK$21 (exact change or by Octopus card). From the station you can go upstairs to the shopping centre and find your way to the Shatin Train Station, which is two stops away to the University Station (CUHK and Hyatt Sha Tin). If you stay at Royal Park Hotel, find your way to the hotel from Shatin Newtown Plaza, which is connected to the hotel. You can also take a taxi from the Shatin Bus Station to the university or Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin (about HK$55). If you take a taxi from Hong Kong international airport to CUHK, the journey takes about 45 minutes and costs around HK$250 by green taxi or HK$320 by red taxi.

Travel from Shenzhen Airport
To go to Hong Kong from Shenzhen Airport, you can take the express mini bus K568 (from 8 am-11.30 pm) to Lo Wu (Luohu) where you enter Hong Kong after Immigration. Fare is RMB20. Taxi fare is around RMB120.

After exiting the HK Immigration at Lo Wu, you may want to buy an Octopus card from the railway station counter. From Lo Wu, you get off at the University Station for your destination at CUHK or Hyatt Sha Tin, and the fare is around HK$9.

Campus Transport
There is free bus service to go to various parts of the campus from the university train station. The Department of Anthropology is at Humanities Building at New Asia. From New Asia bus terminal, you can walk (5-10 minutes) to the conference venue at Mong Man Wai Building. From the train station, take the campus big bus that says ˇ§To New Asia.ˇ¨ At New Asia ask any student the direction to Mong Man Wai. Those who stay at the studentsˇ¦ hostel will also need this bus service to go to New Asia, that is, if you do not wish to walk up the hill.

For those who stay at the campus rest-house (Yali Rest-house/Chan Kwan Tung Building), you can call the receptionist, Tel: 26036411, to ask for transport from the university train station.

For those who will take meals (e.g. breakfast) in the campus, the canteens are open from 7am to 8.30 pm. For those who stay at the hostels, the nearest canteens are at the New Asia and United College. For those who stay at the Yali Guest-house, the nearest place for food is the Staff Common Room Clubhouse (Tel: 26036202) which is in the building next to the University Health Center (ask guesthouse receptionist for direction if necessary). Otherwise, it takes about 15 minutesˇ¦ walk to the nearest canteen at Benjamin Franklin Center, which is a short distance down from the main library. You can also go to the Mong Man Wai Building, take elevator to the 7th or 8th floor and walk to the new Asia College Canteen. The Chung Chi Chinese Restaurant in front of the Chung Chi chapel is open to non-members. The Orchid Lounge nearby is a cosy place for breakfast.

There is a Hang Seng branch bank at John Fulton Center (next to Benjamin Franklin). The campus book shop, souvenir shop, Park Supermarket, and barber ship are also there.

Nearest Shopping Centers
Sha Tin train station is only two-stops away from CUHK campus and so is the nearest place to go for shopping. There are also many restaurants in this huge shopping complex there. For inexpensive (HK standard) Chinese food, there is Maxim fast food chain.

At Festival Walk, which is next to the Kowloon Tong Station, there is a food court (above the skating ring) where you can have inexpensive Asian food (including Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice). There is a Taste Supermarket where you can get a variety of bread.

Campus Map (Click to enlarge)


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