USEFUL INFORMATION Getting There
Return llights trom London to Hong Kong costlrom £618. Student llights are available lor £455 return until 15th June. Contact student travel specialists Campus Travel at The Hub. Hillhead Street and 90 John Street. Glasgow (041 357 0608 and 041 552 2867) or the Edinburgh Travel Centre. Bristo Square. Edinburgh (031 668 2162).
Getting To Macau
Entry is via ierrytrom Hong Kong Island. The jettoil service takes about an hour and should be booked in advance. The return tare costs about £10.
Visas are not necessarylor British passport holders.
What To Know Betore You Go
Hong Kong lies atthe south-eastern tip at China and adjoins the province ot Guangdong (Canton). Its land area totals just over 1000sq km and comprises Hong Kong Island. Kowloon. and the New Territories. a lragmenl oi the mainland. It includes
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235 outlying islands. The population is
estimated at5.6 million.
and Chinese and English
are the otticial languages.
llong Kong is a British territory which will revert back to Chinese control in
. The climate is sub-tropical.
l The temperature in May and June rangestrom 21Cto 26C. Humidity isthe most overwhelming aspect 01 Hong Kong weather— itcan rise to 90% in the summer
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months. Currency is in Hong I sky-scraping type at
Kong dollars. There is an airport departure tax at HKS100.
Where To Stay
Hotels can otter cheap deals and the massive
. accommodation is certainly
, themostconspicuous. Contact the Hong Kong
; TouristAssociation in
l London(see below) tor
Taxis are relatively cheap.
and as they are olten air-conditioned. they may well be the most comlortable way to travel.
Otherwise buses are cheap (but may be crowded) and a minibus scheme operates (whereby you pay
as you get oil. and you may specily your destination).
The Mass Transit Railway is Hong Kong's
tickets are available.
Trams run along the north side 01 Hong Kong Island.
i Rickshaws are now really
j just tortourist rides.
, Negotiate the tare betore
' Usetul Addresses
The Hong Kong Tourist
‘ Association at 125 Pall
Mall. London SW1Y 5EA (01
I 930 4775) will happily supply maps. events guides. general inlormation
etc. Hong Kong Tourist Association lntormation Centres can be lound at Hong Kong Airport. GS Empire Centre 68 Mody Road. Tsim Sha Tusi East. Kowloon. 35th tloor.
. ConnaughtCentre Central. Hong Kong oratelephone
I enquiry service is available
i on 34225555.
CAMPUS TRAVEL CHARTERS
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR MAY ANDJUNE
ATHENS or ISTANBUL from Gatwick only £99 return or ATHENS/ISTANBUL two-centre only £139 return
MILAN from £39 one way, £68 return MADRID from £39 one way, £78 return ROME from £49 one way, £98 return
All fares subject to a vailability and status
Strathclyde University Students' Association' Level 3, 90 John Street, Glasgow G1 11H Tel: 041-55? 9867
For further information contact:
‘Entry according to reCIprOCIty
. . — Glasgow Umversrty i VISA The Hub, Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 88R —/‘
Tel: 041-357 0608 Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm
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