你好 (nei ho)! Hello! It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Asia’s world city, Hong Kong. We are so glad that you have chosen to exchange in Hong Kong. Aside from learning the utmost academically from your exchange, you are here to experience a vibrant culture featuring a unique fusion of 'east-meets-west'. Instilled with an exciting duality of a modern city’s vitality enhanced by a traditional society’s historical richness and colour, this incredible destination is sure to amaze you.
This bustling city has everything from fantastic shopping and a delightful diversity of dining tastes to a wonderful world of colourful festivals and signature attractions. Compact and easy to navigate, it is also blessed with abundant natural beauty, where you can discover stunning mountain views, idyllic islands and serene beaches.
As 'Asia's World City', Hong Kong is amongst the world's leading travel destinations, offering a multitude of incredible experiences all within a single trip. Every moment, day or night, wherever you go in this amazing city, you are guaranteed a world of different experiences that are sure to enliven your senses.
We hope you have an amazing stay here, and once again, welcome to Hong Kong -- a city of charm, with the sophistication of an international city spiced with cultural diversity and a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Hong Kong is a world city. It is one of the alpha+ cities. The lack of space has caused demand for denser constructions, developing the city into the world's most vertical city and a centre for modern architecture. Hong Kong has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world but also the highest income inequality among advanced economies. The dense space has also led to a highly developed transportation network with the public transport travelling rate exceeding 90 percent. Hong Kong ranks highly in numerous international rankings across various aspects; its economic freedom, ﬁnancial and economic competitiveness, quality of life, corruption perception, Human Development Index are all ranked highly.
The Asian Medical Students’ Association Hong Kong (AMSAHK) is one of the founding members of AMSA International, as well as an associate member of the International Federations of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). AMSAHK is the first students’ organization jointly run by medical students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. By participating in international medical students’ conferences, managing exchange programmes and organizing public health activities, AMSAHK aims to connect medical students from the two faculties, encouraging worldwide collaboration and raising local awareness on health issues.
Various postgraduate courses in different fields of healthcare or biomedical sciences are also provided by different institutes.
For more information, please visit http://www.td.gov.hk/en/home/.
Ocean Park - One of the two permanent amusement parks in Hong Kong, it offers a wide range of thrilling rides perfect for those who are looking for some adrenaline rush. Not into roller coasters? Come see the pandas and dolphins at the zoo and aquarium!
Big Buddha - Walk about those long flights of stairs to see one of the five largest bronze buddha statue in China! Located in Ngong Ping, you may also head to Ngong Ping 360 cable cars to get an overhead view of the buddha an the surrounding areas.
Hong Kong Disneyland - where all the magic begins!
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Garden of Stars - Starting at the colonial-era Clock Tower, a stroll along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade takes one past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Avenue of Stars. But like most of the lovebirds and shutterbugs on the promenade, your gaze will be drawn south to the dramatic topographical and architectural spectacle - the Hong Kong Island skyline towering over the busy waters of Victoria Harbour.
Ladies Market - With over 100 stalls of clothing, accessories and souvenirs for sale at a bargain price, the Ladies' Market on Tung Choi Street provides a one-kilometre stretch where you can practise your haggling skills
Temple Street Night Market - When the sun goes down, the traders have already laid out their wares and the opera singers and fortune tellers begin to emerge. Trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, jade and antiques are scrutinised and haggled over, while claypot rice, seafood, noodles and other treats are consumed with gusto.
Since China resumed governance of Hong Kong in 1997, the government has adopted the bi- literate and tri-lingual policy. This means that the two ofﬁcial languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English. Cantonese is accepted as the default Chinese language, whilst Mandarin is also used. The designation of English as an ofﬁcial language demonstrates the continuation of British inﬂuences on both Hong Kong’s culture and the lives of its people.