TRANSPORTATION TO HOTEL FROM HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The conference venue, the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, is located in Tsim Sha Tsui in the heart of Kowloon.
Deluxe Hotel Shuttle Bus
After clearing customs, please proceed through Exit B to the Hong Kong Hotels Association Hotel Pick-up Counter B10 (see map below). The airport representatives will assist you with the transfer arrangement. Schedule:
Hours of Operation: 6:15am – 12:15 midnight (daily)
Bus Fare: HK$ 130 per person, one way
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Pick-up Counter: B10
Taxi stands are located on the north side of the Ground Transportation Centre (the left-hand ramp if you are leaving from the Arrivals Hall). Separate aisles are designated for different taxis: take the “Urban” taxi (the red one) to go to the hotel in Tsim Sha Shui. It takes around 30 minutes to get from the Airport to the Sheraton. Taxi fare is approximately HK$ 300. Taxi-drivers in Hong Kong are normally able to communicate in English. However, you should click here and print out the following and present it to the driver just in case of language differences .
Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
The MTR high-speed Airport Express is another way to get to the hotel. The trip takes about 23 minutes and runs every 12 minutes. Tickets can be purchased throughout the airport at either terminal (A or B) that merges into one area where the train is located. Round trip is HK$ 160.
First go from the airport to Hong Kong station, then change to the platform of Tsuen Wan Line (the red route shown above) and then from Hong Kong station to Tsim Sha Tsui. When you arrive at the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, go to Exit E and walk along the Nathan Road towards the direction of the Hong Kong Space Museum. The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is opposite the Peninsula Hotel.
Visitors can also take the Airport Express to Kowloon Station and then take the free shuttle bus (line K2) to go to the Sheraton Hotel. The single fare is HK$90 and the round trip is HK$160.
The weather in June is hot and humid. Temperatures range from 26 º C (79 º F) to 33 º C (92 º F). Humidity is close to 86%.
Hong Kong is a well-known shopping paradise. You can buy locally manufactured products such as clothing, shoes and bags. There are several places such as shopping malls where you can go for really low-priced purchases with minimal fuss, or you can bargain your way through a shopping spree in the Tsim Shat Sui, Temple Street in Yaumati or Ladies’ Market in Mongkok.
Two of the most popular night markets are Temple Street Night Marketand Ladies' Market (Tung Choi Street) in Kowloon. These markets are open from about 7:00-11:00pm and are crowded with stalls. Check out the shops along the street too - they usually stay open as late as the night markets.
If you do not mind paying top dollar for up-market products at boutiques and department stores, then Hong Kong is the place for you. Custom made shirts, suits, dresses, shoes and bags are available for purchase. Chinese silk is a steal in Hong Kong stores. International boutiques like Ferragamo, Armani, Rykiel, Miyake and Lagerfeld are clustered round chic locations like the Landmark in Central, the Pacific Place in Admiralty, the Ocean Centre, the Gate Way and the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as other spots in both Kowloon and Hong Kong.
Lan Kwai Fong
A cheerful warren of Western-style restaurants, nightclubs, delicatessens and bars, Lan Kwai Fong is an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane just a stone's throw above Central's cluster of skyscrapers. Nearby lanes are also buzzing with bistros and pubs in what is Hong Kong's trendiest nightlife area. Transport: MTR central station, Pedder Street Landmark exit, walk towards Queen's Road, then walk up along D'Aguilar Street.
Stroll along Hollywood Road and you'll soon discover Hong Kong's "SoHo," the area "South of Hollywood Road." The neighborhood offers a wide range of up-market eateries and watering holes congregated mainly on Staunton, Shelley and Elgin streets. Here, you'll enjoy international fare from New Orleans to Nepal, Mexico to Malaysia, Provence to Portugal. Above SoHo is the Mid-Levels, an exclusive residential area built on the lower slopes of Victoria Peak. The Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest covered outdoor escalator system in the world, provides easy access to and from downtown, as well as fascinating insights into the diverse street life.
Bars, sushi parlors and other fine eateries along Sunning Road offer a mouth-watering alternative for an evening out. Sip a cooling beer at an open pub as the sun sets, and then enjoy dinner at one of the many cozy restaurants in Times Square, Lee Theatre Plaza and along Percival Street and Paterson Street, in Causeway Bay.
Sai Kung, formerly a small fishing port in the eastern part of the New Territories, is the best place to go if you have a passion for seafood. A seafood feast in an outlying community can be a lot of fun. Pick your favorite seafood from the tanks at the restaurant and let the chefs take care of the rest. Freshness is guaranteed and all you need is a good appetite. Restaurants serve the juiciest prawns, scallops, lobsters and fish. Book a table and experience picturesque seaside dining.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Easily accessible, Tsim Sha Tsui is a dynamic district for gourmands. A veritable smorgasbord of tastes is on offer, from international cuisine to traditional Chinese delights along Hillwood Road and Austin Road. Browse main thoroughfares like Nathan Road, Canton Road and Chatham Road, as well as side streets such as Ashley Road and Granville Road. Shopping centers also often host quality dining options such as the Szechuan and Cantonese restaurants found in the Miramar Shopping Centre on Kimberley Road. Knutsford Terrace and Knutsford Steps are an international dining oasis and a sensational experience in this bustling, neon shopping district.
Hong Kong's visitors seek out a wide range of natural, cultural and cosmopolitan attractions.
Hong Kong Disneyland invites visitors into the legendary fairytale kingdom that celebrates the spirit of fantasy, the world of tomorrow and a forever-young sense of adventure. Mickey Mouse will welcome you to the happiest place on Earth complete with attractions exclusively designed for Hong Kong. For more details, www.hongkongdisneyland.com
High above Hong Kong Island on the “back of the Dragon,” Victoria Peak is the City of Life's premier visitor attraction, providing magnificent harbor and city views. Arriving late afternoon enables you to experience the dazzling panorama of Hong Kong Island, the harbor, Kowloon and the hills beyond. Later, you can thrill to the neon-dotted skyline by night. And now this fabulous sight has been even further enhanced by one of Hong Kong's most imaginative and futuristic buildings, the seven-storey Peak Tower, an all-in-one viewing, dining and entertainment center.
Aberdeen is a scenic highlight of any trip around Hong Kong Island. Brightly decorated trawlers, which double as floating homes for Aberdeen's fishermen, fill a sheltered harbor whose hillsides are decked with woodland and residential towers - not to mention Hong Kong's famously glitzy floating restaurants.
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery
These sights are located on Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Not far from Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong's biggest Buddhist temple, is the world's largest seated outdoor bronze statue of the Buddha. As the design of the circular altar is inspired by that of the altar at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the statue is also described as the Tiantan (meaning "the Temple of Heaven") Giant Buddha. With its superb location, the majestic and serene statue draws ever-increasing numbers of pilgrims and visitors each year.
Avenue of Stars ( Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade)
The Avenue of Stars offers incredible panoramic views of the famed Victoria Harbor and the stunning Hong Kong skyline. It is also the perfect place to watch the spectacular A Symphony of Lights, a nightly multimedia show beginning at 8:00pm. The latest addition to the Avenue of Stars is a two-meter-tall bronze statue of the legendary kung-fu action star Bruce Lee, who was named "Star of the Century" by the HK Film Awards Association in 2005.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The Cultural Centre is an ideal performing venue which offers a diversity of cultural and entertainment performances to both Hong Kong residents and tourists. The Centre occupies a prime site on the Kowloon waterfront with its advanced facilities; it attracts the widest range of first class performances including concerts, operas, large-scale dance and drama productions, experimental theatre and sophisticated musicals. For details on upcoming events, please visit: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/HKCC/index_e.htm.