How to Reach the Venue
Venue: Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel (香港海洋公园万豪酒店)
Address: 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong SAR (香港特别行政区黄竹坑道180号 ，寿山村道)
Tel: +852 3555 1688
Taking a Local Taxi
Simply go to the taxi stand and ask for Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. Print the above bilingual hotel address with you and show it to the taxi driver. Provided below are the approximate distances, times and fees from the main transport centers to the conference venue. Time and fees are only for reference and will depend on the traffic situation.
Estimated Time and Fees
Hong Kong International Airport(HKG)
About 45 Mins; 180HK$
Taking the Subway
The Ocean Park Station, located on South Island Line, is the closest subway stop to the conference venue. The Hong Kong Subway map can be a reference:
Picture from www.mtr.com.hk
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