The Fourth International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis | City University of Hong Kong | 23-27 May 2011
Department of Mathematics Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences City University of Hong Kong
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About Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China, is situated on the southeast coast of China. Covering an area of 1,104 sq km, the territory is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. The core Victoria Harbour separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon. The city is with a contagious sense of energy. Visitors would find its fusion of cultures both fascinating and engaging, where ancient Chinese traditions are retained alongside fantastic modernity. Visitors may participate in myriad activities, ranging from dining and shopping to cultural and recreational pursuits.

Below is some useful information about Hong Kong for visitors' convenience. More details can be found at the Hong Kong Tourist Board website www.discoverhongkong.com.

Visas

Unlike travel to Mainland China, travel to Hong Kong for visits of less than three months is visa-free for most nationalities. A passport is required. Separate entry permit is required for travel from Hong Kong to Mainland China and/or to Macau.

Please click here to view the visa requirements from the Immigration Department.

Visas
Map
Please click here to view the digital map of Hong Kong.
Map
Octopus Card
Make use of the Octopus Card, an electronic fare card that is accepted by almost all forms of public transport, and at many fast food chains and stores. It's easy and convenient to use, save time and eliminates the need for small change. Add money to it whenever you need to, and any unspent value in On-Loan Octopus is refundable along with the HKD50 deposit (minus HKD7 handling fee for cards returned within three months). You can also opt for a non-returnable Sold Octopus. For more details, please click here for details.
Octopus Card
Weather

Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. During the summer months from May to September, it can get very hot and humid with temperatures range 25-32¢XC and average humidity of 86%.

When there is tropical storms and typhoons which occur mainly between May and November, the Hong Kong Observatory will announce updated signals for weather conditions. You will need to pay attention to the signals and warnings broadcast on TV, radio, the University¡¦s homepage and posted around the campus.

Please click here to view the latest weather forecast provided by the Hong Kong Observatory.

Weather
Time Zone

GMT +8 hours

Time Zone
Voltage & Plug Type

220 volts AC, 50Hz

Plug type used in Hong Kong is as shown as the right image.

Plug Type
Currency

The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls. The exchange rate is USD1.00 ≈ HKD7.80.

Currency
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