IEEE TALE2017 12-14 December 2017, The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong

IEEE TALE2017 12-14 December 2017, The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Tours

The Old Victoria City Tour

"A rock island hardly a house has been built on it". This is what Queen Victoria described about Hong Kong in the early days when Hong Kong became a British colony. Indeed, at that time, Hong Kong was a rock island. However, the colonial officers, European traders and merchants did try their best to build up this Victoria City: they built this new land with statues, mansions, square and the Government Hill.

A closer look at the sites tells the British ideas of building up this Victoria City. The concepts of the rule of law are also manifested in the sites which give Hong Kong a head start to develop as one of the 4 Asian Dragons

The tour will start from Statue Square and pass through the Old Supreme Court Building, Battery Lane where the Former French Mission Building and the St John’s Cathedral, the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong, were. Take a break in a nostalgic coffee shop before continuing to Pedder Street to finish the tour.

Cost: HKD550.00/pax, minimum 2 pax.
Duration: around 3-4 hours
Pick up: Shatin MTR Station
Cost includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip MTR tickets from Shatin to Central
  • A coffee/tea at a local cafe

Sheung Wan – The Chinese under the British Rule

Sheung Wan offers a nostalgic feel about Hong Kong, and sometimes, a short walk down the memory lane is all it takes to appreciate where we are today. While the British were busy building up the Victoria City, what was life of the Chinese under the British rule?

The Chinese merchants and businessmen made use of Hong Kong's links to the mainland and the position as a free port to create trade and commerce, while the lower working class were not as lucky, and had to rely on their physical labour to earn a living, and resort to religious faith for comfort.

We will take you to Sheung Wan, at the border of the Victoria City, to look at the streets which are still bustling with trading activities, and the temples offering comfort for the working class people.

Cost: HKD550.00/pax, minimum 2 pax.
Duration: around 3-4 hours
Pick up: Shatin MTR Station
Cost includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip MTR tickets from Shatin to Sheung Wan
  • A coffee/tea at a local cafe

Hong Kong Food Hunt

"We only fight with a full stomach". This is what the Chinese says.

Hong Kong is well known as the culinary capital where good food is abundant. Even local snacks you find on the streets are awarded with Michelin star status. The tour will take you to look for the local snacks: egg tart, Chinese herbal drinks, dim sum, rice noodles and more. You will learn more about our food culture and sample snacks which are not offered in restaurants. The guide will take you away from the traditional tourist areas to the local neighbourhood of Shamshuipo for this unique food hunt. You will sample food in 5 different locations and a herbal drink. In addition to food, you will also visit local temples and a walk around a local market.

Cost: HKD700.00/pax, minimum 2 pax.
Duration: around 3-4 hours
Pick up: Shatin MTR Station
Cost includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip MTR tickets from Shatin to Shamshuipo
  • Food sampling at 5 different locations and a herbal drink

Souvenirs

  • Conference bag with logo
  • Notebook

Important Dates

31 Aug 2017Paper submission (full paper, short paper, special session, workshop)
08 Sep 2017Review outcomes
25 Sep 2017Paper submission (poster)
30 Sep 2017Review outcomes (poster)
09 Oct 2017Final paper submission
09 Oct 2017Early-bird/Author registration deadline
12 Dec 2017Conference opening

Contact

TALE Clearing house
info@tale-conference.org