Asian and Pacific Rim Research Integrity (APRI)
Network Meeting 2017


Banquet Dinner
Date: February 20, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Lion Rock, 6/F, Hong Kong Jockey Club Sha Tin Clubhouse
* Restricted for meeting participants who have registered for the banquet dinner

Unofficial Social Events

(A) Guided Hiking Tour to the Peak

3.pngThe Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island, and it is the most popular tourist spot in HK.  Subject to the weather condition, a hiking tour from HKU campus to the Peak will be organized by one of our Planning Committee members in the afternoon on day 2 of the Meeting.  The details are as follows:

Date: February 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Starting Time: 2:30pm
Meeting Point: Postgraduate Hub, Level 3, Graduate House
Duration: Around 1.5 hours (one-way)
Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers
Difficulty: 300m elevation gain
Cost: Free
How to join: For those interested in joining the hiking tour, please gather in the Postgraduate Hub (lunch venue) at 2:30pm on February 21, 2017. 







(B) Other Attractions in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Tourism Board website ( provides a lot of information on the popular tourism spots in Hong Kong.  Some information on the top attractions in Hong Kong extracted from the Tourism Board website is listed below for your reference.

Hong Kong Island

Wan Chai is a metropolitan area situated at the western part of the Wan Chai District on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong. 

  • Golden Bauhinia Square

    The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover — an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.

    How to get there:

    • MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A5, walk along the footbridge of O’Brien Road, pass through Immigration Tower and Central Plaza to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Central is the central business district of Hong Kong.  It is located in Central and Western District, on the north shore of Hong Kong Island, across Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui, the southernmost point of Kowloon Peninsula.

  • The Hong Kong Observation Wheel

    The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is 60 meters high and offers stunning day- and night-time views of the spectacular Victoria Harbour.  The ride lasts 20 minutes, and you can combine this attraction with a walk along the Central Waterfront Promenade for some of the most striking views of the harbour and the majestic skyline towering above.

    How to get there:

    • MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit A2 or MTR Central Station, Exit A. Walk to the site along Man Yiu Street; or,
    • Central Pier 7, walk to Pier 9, which is next to the wheel.

    Please refer to The Hong Kong Observation Wheel’s website ( for information on tickets and prices.



Repulse Bay is located in the south of Hong Kong Island, to the east of Deep Water Bay and to the west of Middle Bay and South Bay.

  • Repulse Bay Beach

    Primarily an upmarket residential area, sun-drenched Repulse Bay has a relaxed resort-like feel to it. Its wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with both locals and visitors and is great for strolls in the early morning, daytime sun soaking when the bathers are out in force, or lingering at sunset when all has turned mellow.

    How to get there:

    • Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square bus terminus (near MTR Hong Kong Station, Exit D) and alight at Repulse Bay Beach.


Tsim Sha Tsui is an urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong.  It is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong, with many high-end shops and restaurants that cater to tourists.

  • Clock Tower

    Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus.  The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam.  It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the city’s harbour.

    How to get there:

    • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit E. Walk towards Salisbury Road, then turn right and take the subway (pedestrian tunnel) located next to the YMCA to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.  Turn right again and walk straight ahead towards the waterfront; or,
    • Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai and follow the signs.  The Clock Tower is located next to the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

    Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower and stretching all the way to Hung Hom, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum.  The Promenade offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Hong Kong skyline and bustling Victoria Harbour.

    How to get there:

    • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E. Walk towards Salisbury Road then turn right, take subway (pedestrian tunnel) next to YWCA to Hong Kong Cultural Centre, then walk to the Star Ferry Pier; or,
    • take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai.  The promenade is next to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui.


  • A Symphony of Lights
    Named the 'World's Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show' by Guinness World Records, coloured lights, laser beams and searchlights perform in an unforgettable all-round spectacle synchronised to music and narration that celebrates the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong.  There are five main themes: Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership, and the finale, Celebration. The show is free for public enjoyment and no admission ticket is required.

    Vantage Points:

    • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6. Follow the signs and walk for around five minutes.
    • Golden Bauhinia Square: MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A5. Follow the signs, take the skybridge to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and head for the Golden Bauhinia Square.
  • The Garden of Stars

    During the construction period of the Avenue of Stars, visitors can visit “The Garden of Stars” and “The Starry Gallery” for exhibitions related to the Avenue of Stars and Hong Kong movie.

            How to get there:

    • Visitors who come by MTR can take the lift next to the East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P1 (press “Pd”). Alternatively, visitors can use the staircase or escalator adjacent to the Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Bus Terminus to reach the Garden of Stars.


Diamond Hill is a hill in the east of Kowloon, Hong Kong.  The name also refers to the area on or adjacent to the hill.  Contrary to its name, the area does not contain any diamond deposits.  There are a number of theories as to why the misnomer came about, but the most accepted version states that the English name for this area was a simple mistranslation, for in Cantonese, the word "鑽石" can mean either "diamonds" or "to drill for rocks".  In this case, the area was known as a stone quarry for many years before urban development took place.

  • Chi Lin Nunnery
    Established in 1934 and renovated in Tang dynasty style (AD 618–907) in 1990, the Chi Lin Nunnery is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. The complex also includes a series of temple halls, some of which contain gold, clay and wooden statues representing divinities such as the Sakyamuni Buddha and bodhisattvas. chilin.jpg
  • Nan Lian Garden

    Cutting through Diamond Hill’s myriad of high-rise apartments is the tranquil Nan Lian Garden, a public park also built in the style of the Tang dynasty. Its scenic garden is meticulously landscaped over an area of 3.5 hectares, in which every hill, rock, body of water, plant and timber structure has been placed according to specific rules and methods. There are permanent exhibitions of Chinese timber architecture, rocks and potted plants, while the hungry might want to try the vegetarian restaurant or teahouse.

    How to get there:

    • MTR Diamond Hill Station Exit C2, follow the signs and walk for around five minutes.


Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus (Hong Kong Open-top Bus Tour):
The "NWFB Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus" offers you a convenient hop-on, hop-off service.  Please refer to the Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus’ website ( for information on routeing and price.


*Photos on this page are extracted from the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (