ICDSC 2012: 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on

Distributed Smart Cameras

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2012, Hong Kong

Local Tour Information

The following are some tours that show very diverse sides of Hong Kong. They can be booked through a link on the conference website, but are not part of the conference program and are not included in your normal registration.

The Land Between

Pick up point : 8:30am City Hall Lower Block (facing Victoria Harbour)
Drop off point : The Salisbury -- YMCA of Hong Kong (no drop off point in HK side)
Duration : Around 5 hours
Tour cost : HKD420.00/person
Itinerary: Yuen Yuen Institute » Tai Mo Shan » Luk Keng » Sam Mun Tsai Fish Farming Zone

The New Territories is an enormously diverse suburban area full of contrasts to the cosmopolitan city centre. "The Land Between" is the land bridging the motherland in China and the city centre of Hong Kong . It stands both as a gentle reminder of Hong Kong 's past and its hope for closer relationship with the motherland.

The Land Between Photos

YUEN YUEN INSTITUTE - A religious complex that demonstrates the significance of Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist contributions to the society.

TAI MO SHAN - At Hong Kong's highest mountain, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island and Tsuen Wan industrial town to the south. Driving down hill, stop will be made at the old Fanling Walled Village belonging to a big family clan in the New Territories.

LUK KENG - Luk Keng lies opposite the China boundary, just across Hong Kong's Starling Inlet. You can see the border town on China side and a bird sanctuary in Hong Kong waters where Chinese pond herons and night-herons nest.

SAM MUN TSAI FISH FARMING ZONE - At Sam Mun Tsai fish farming zone, you can see how local fisherfolks breed fish in submerged cages.

1. Tour is inclusive of transfer and English speaking guide service
2. Lunch in not included.

Lantau Enlightenment Tour

Pick up point: Approx. 12:45pm-13:25pm at Trader Hotel Hong Kong
Drop off point: Trader Hotel Hong Kong
Duration: Around 5 hours
Tour cost: HKD560.00/person
Itinerary: Ngong Ping Cable Car » Ngong Ping Village » Po Lin Monastery » Tai O Fishing Village

Lantau Island is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island and is one of the best-loved outlying islands. With the new development of Ngong Ping Cable Car, the Island has become a new attraction in Hong Kong. Join us to nature on this tour and explore Tai O, a quaint fishing village where the houses are on stilts, visit the world's tallest, outdoor seated bronze Buddha statue at the Po Lin Monastery.

Lantau Enlightenment Tour photos

NGONG PING CABLE CAR - Ngong Ping Cable Car connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. The 5.7km cable car journey offers visitors spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau North Country Park and Giant Buddha.

NGONG PING VILLAGE - Enjoy a leisure walk in the Ngong Ping Village where all the buildings are designed as a traditional Chinese architectural features to maintain the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area.

PO LIN MONASTERY - Known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South". Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in HK. The world's largest outdoor Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery becomes a site of Pilgrimage and is visited by Buddhists' from all over the world. Museum under the Buddha Sakyamuni's relics are enshrined.

TAI O FISHING VILLAGE - Tai O, also known as the " Venice of the East " was once the largest inhabited settlement on Lantau Island. The village's stilt houses on the waterfront, offer a glimpse into Hong Kong's past and provide a striking contrast with the modern city.

1. Tour is inclusive of transfer, English speaking guide service, one way Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket and admission entry to the Museum.
2. Should the Cable Car be cancelled due to inclement weather or other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged.
3. Lunch in not included.

Skyline Tour

Pick up point: Approx. 16:30PM-17:10PM at appointed hotel
Drop off point: Sky 100
Duration: Around 4 hours
Tour cost: HKD430.00/person
Itinerary: Temple Street – Open-Top-Bus – SKY100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

The magic of a Hong Kong evening comes alive with a spectacular view high above the city on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in town, sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong, offers visitors a magical bird's-eye sweep of this world-famous sight with an unbeatable 360o panoramic view.

Skyline Tour photos

TEMPLE STREET - The Tour first takes you to the Temple Street Night Market, a great place for bargain hunting and rubbing shoulders with the locals.

OPEN-TOP BUS - You'll then hop on an open-top bus that will take you on a spectacular drive and enjoy fabulous view of the Hong Kong Island skyline. The bus will then pass through neon-lit streets where you will see the towering skyscrapers glittering with decorations against the night sky. You will drive along the vibrant Nathan Road Golden Mile and feel as if you are gliding under a galaxy of neon lights!

SKY100 Hong Kong Observation Deck - Tour ends at sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck where you can experience the magic of Hong Kong while taking in the city's bustling nightlife that has no equal any place on earth.

1. Tour is inclusive of transfer, English speaking guide service, open-top bus ride (1hour) and admission ticket to SKY100.
2. Dinner in not included.