is hot and humid in the summer, average temperature
is around 28 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees
June is the rainy season in Hong Kong, umbrellas are
Given the hot and humid weather, air conditioning is
often quite cool in Hong Kong. Light cardigans or
jackets are handy for visitors.
There is only one small bank (opens Mon ¡V Fri only)
on Lingnan campus equipped with 1 ATM. The bank only
provides limited foreign exchange service for major
currencies such as US dollars, Euros, British
Pounds, Australian dollars with a service charge per
transaction. It is advisable for conference
participants to obtain Hong Kong dollars at their
home country before departure to Hong Kong, or
change their home currencies to Hong Kong dollars at
the Hong Kong International Airport.
Octopus Card ¡V stored value card
Conference participants are advised to obtain an
Octopus Card for convenience of their stay in Hong
Kong. Octopus Card is a handy alternative to cash
for small payments. It is widely accepted in Hong
Kong in almost all public transport, fast food
chains, convenience stores, vending machines and
university campus canteen where meals will be served
during the Conference.
Visitors may obtain Octopus Cards at customer
service centres of all train stations and the
Airport Express Line customer service centre at the
Hong Kong International Airport. The minimum
initial value of an Octopus Card is HK$150
(US$19.20) inclusive of HK$50 deposit for the card
and HK$100 stored value. Upon return to the customer
service centres at the train stations or the Airport
Express Line at the airport, the HK$50 deposit and
the unspent stored value on the card will be
refunded with a small handling fee of HK$7 (US$0.9).
Stored value of the Octopus Card can be topped up at
train stations, fast food chains and convenience
stores, and the balance value is shown each time the
card is used.