DOMAINfest Asia will have a very diverse mixture of top industry players from around the globe!  For some, this will be a first trip to Hong Kong, and we wanted to get some information out to help attendees plan and arrive gracefully to the event.

To and from Airport

The Airport Express links Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) directly to Hong Kong’s central business district and it runs every 10 minutes from 05:50 to 01:15 daily.

Estimated Transportation Time: 24 minutes (From HKIA to Hong Kong Station)

MTR Airport Express: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/services/airport_express_index.html

See the following video with information about the Airport Express:

Taxis / limousines also take passengers to their destinations directly.  For more information please visit HKIA Transport.

Getting to Cyberport

Complimentary Shuttle Buses to and from Cyberport

DOMAINfest @ IoN.Asia will provide complimentary shuttle bus service to transport conference attendees between the meeting site and Metropark Hotel Wanchai at 41-49 Hennessy Rd, Hong Kong.

Bus Schedule

Buses will leave every day for the conference at the following times from Wanchai to Cyberport and from Cyberport to Wanchai.

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19 Sep
0900, 0930 Wanchai to Cyberport
1800, 1830 Cyberport to Wanchai
20th Sep
0900, 0930 Wanchai to Cyberport
2100, 2130 Cyberport to Wanchai
21st Sep
0900, 0930 Wanchai to Cyberport
1930, 2000, 2030 Cyberport to Wanchai
22nd Sep
0900, 0930 Wanchai to Cyberport
1630, 1700 Cyberport to Wanchai

Taxi

Hong Kong Taxis are plentiful and very reasonably priced.  The Red taxis serves Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, while Blue and Green taxis serve Outlying Islands, and the New Territories.  You should be dealing mostly with Red urban Taxis.

Most Taxi cabs do not take credit cards, so have cash handy.  Tips for cab drivers are appreciated but not necessary.  Cab fare from Wanchai or Central to Cyberport is approximately HK$100.

For more regarding Hong Kong Taxi fare calculation please visit http://www.taxiautofare.com/hk/Default.aspx?LocationID=146&Distance=8.641&Source=Central&Destination=Cyberport%203&Time=1087

For general information on Hong Kong Taxis please visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/plan-your-trip/traveller-info/transport/getting-around/taxi.jsp

Experience Hong Kong

Top-5 places to visit in Hong Kong:

1. Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour, situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, is famous for its panoramic vista, and its spectacular night views.   The harbour is the city’s throbbing heart, try taking the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island and visa versa. The crossing only takes 10 minutes and it’s the best and cheapest way to cruise the across the harbour and score some amazing photos of the skyline.

A Symphony of Lights, a light and music show that takes place nightly, named the ‘World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’ by Guinness World Records, shines every night at 8pm above the beautiful skyline.

2. The Peak

Being the highest point on Hong Kong Island, you may enjoy the panoramic views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes. By day your eyes stretch across sparkling skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour all the way to the green hills of the New Territories. In early evening this panorama will surprise you by melting into pink and orange hues accompanying the setting sun.  That is, if the weather is cooperates, if the forecast is foggy or rainy we recommend you wait for a clear day to make this trip, because it will be difficult to see anything.

Riding the Peak Tram is another experience which you do not want to miss. On the journey, there will be skyscrapers slide past your window as you make the ascent to The Peak.

3. Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong is definitely the place for nightlife in Hong Kong. With over 90 stylish restaurants and bars, the ambiance in Lan Kwai Fong really has no parallel.

Favored by locals, expats and tourists alike LKF is one of, if not the most popular nightlife hot spot in Hong Kong.

4. The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

Once merely a remote monastery hidden by lush, mountain scenery, the Po Lin Monastery made it to the map when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (aka the Big Buddha) was erected in 1993.  Take the MTR train to Lantau Island and then jumped on the Ngong Ping Cable Car arriving at Ngong Ping Village, a short walk to the Big Buddha.

The Buddha statue faces north towards Mainland China. It sits 26.4 metres atop a lotus throne and is 34 metres high, including the base. This bronze Buddha which took 12 years to complete draws pilgrims from all over Asia.

Climb the 268 steps for a closer look at this remarkable statue, and to enjoy the sweeping mountain and sea views that can be seen from its base.

5. Wong Tai Sin Temple

The Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple manifests the multi-religious culture in Hong Kong. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre.

Numerous worshippers pray for good fortune through offerings, divine guidance and fortune telling at the Temple while other visitors may visit for its high aesthetic values.

Feng shui elements make the Temple even more mysterious and intriguing—there are structures which represent the five geomantic elements: the Bronze Pavilion (metal); the Archives Hall (wood); the Yuk Yik Fountain (water); the Yue Heung Shrine (fire) and the Earth Wall (earth).

We wish you a smooth and graceful trip, and look forward to seeing you all in Hong Kong for DOMAINfest @ IoN.Asia!