Workshop on Stochastic Analysis & Finance
Workshop on Stochastic Analysis & Finance Department of Mathematics
City University of Hong Kong
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ABOUT HONG KONG & CITYU
HONG KONG

Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the Peopleˇ¦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 Harbor separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon. As well as making up the bulk of Hong Kong's land mass, the New Territories also incorporates 262 outlying islands, including Lantau where the airport is located.

Visas
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.

Currency
Currency

The legal tender is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls. The exchange rate is about USD1.00≈HK$7.80.

Climate
Climate

Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. During the summer months from late May to mid September, it can get very hot and humid with temperatures range 25-32°C 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 Universityˇ¦s homepage and posted around the campus. Under such adverse weather conditions, please follow the guidelines and arrangements of the University. Details can be found at www.cityu.edu.hk/cityu/awa.

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

Time Zone
Time Zone

GMT +8 hours

Voltage & Plug Type
Plug

Plug Type 220 volts AC, 50Hz

For more information about Hong Kong, please browse the Hong Kong Tourism Board's website at www.discoverhongkong.com.

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CITYU
Located in the heart of Kowloon, the University is easily accessible from all parts in Hong Kong and is the doorway to the Chinese mainland. A few minutesˇ¦ walk from the MTR Kowloon Tong station will take you to the campus, which offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities in a high-technology environment.
Computer Services
Mathematical Laboratory

Networked computers are available at the Mathematical Laboratory (Room Y6504, 6/F Academic Building, near Lift 9) during the workshop period from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm.

Banking Services
Hang Seng Bank

A branch of the Hang Seng Bank is located at 3/F Academic Building on campus (Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm). Visitors can exchange foreign currency or travellerˇ¦s cheques into Hong Kong dollars according to the daily exchange rates at the bank.

24-hour Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are installed at most of the banks in Hong Kong and are connected to global networks such as Cirrus, Global Access, Plus, Visa or Master. Visitors can withdraw cash in Hong Kong dollars from ATMs by using their home ATM cards or credit cards.

Dining
Dining
Several food outlets are available on CityU campus and over 30 restaurants can be found at the adjacent shopping mall Festival Walk.
CityU Campus
There are several food outlets on campus, none of them serve alcoholic drinks. Automatic vending machines selling chips, chocolate bars, biscuits and soft drinks can be found around the campus.
City Express▪ City Express (Student Canteen), 5/F Amenities Building
0745 - 2100 (Monday - Sunday)
Type of Service: Self-service
Menu: Fast food, dim sum, short orders, set meal, health food, Japanese food, daily carving and bakery products
City Chinese Restaurant▪ City Chinese Restaurant, 8/F Amenities Building
1100 - 2230 (Monday - Saturday)
0930 - 2230 (Sunday & public holiday)
Type of Service: Full table service
Menu: Chinese menu with full selection
City Top▪ City Top, 9/F Amenities Building
1200 - 2230 (Monday - Sunday)
Type of Service: Full table service, tea set, buffet lunch and dinner
Menu: Western menu
Garden Café▪ Garden Café, G/F Academic Exchange Building
0800 - 2100 (Monday - Friday)
0800 - 1700 (Saturday)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Type of Service: Self-service
Menu: Sandwich, salad, daily hot meal, Japanese set meal, snacks and drinks
Festival Walk
With an extensive selection of restaurants and price ranges, the adjacent shopping mall provides more choices to CityU guests for dining, Please click here to browse Festival Walk's website for details.
Getting to CityU
Transportation

Please refer to Travel & Accommodation.

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