Practical Information

Flights

Swiss International Airlines
Monday October 23, 20.05 hours, Amsterdam via Zürich to Hong Kong, 16.30 hours
Friday November 3, 00.10 hours, Hong Kong via Zürich to Amsterdam, 09.10 hours
A visum is not required.

Accommodation

Urban Pack Hostel
Unit 1410, 14/F, HaiPhong Mansion, 53-55 Hai Pong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Health and Safety

In general, Hong Kong is a very safe city by day and night, even for solo female visitors. Police officers patrol frequently, while the efficient emergency services are just a call away. However, it is advisable for travelers to stay alert at all times to ensure a pleasant vacation. Travelers should observe good personal and food hygiene, and adopt anti-mosquito measures to prevent infectious diseases. Do not drink directly from the tap. Vaccinations are not required for Hong Kong. 

Language

Chinese and English are official languages.

Money

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Current exchange rate: 1 EURO ↔ 8.3812 HKD

Average price levels:
Meal, inexpensive restaurant 50 HKD
Three-course meal, mid-range restaurant 180 HKD
Meal at McDonalds 35 HKD
Domestic beer (0.5 l) 40 HKD
Imported beer (0.33 l) 40 HKD
Cappuccino 35 HKD
Coke (0.33 l) 8 HKD
Water (0.33 l) 7 HKD

Weather

Average temperature is around 23°C.

Participation

The 20 participants (exclusive committee) are selected from the following categories (priority from high to low):

  • Bachelor students who started in or before 2014, Pre-Master and Master students
        - students who did not participate in an IBT before
        - students who participated once in an IBT before
        - students who participated twice in an IBT before
        - ......
  • Bachelor students who started in 2015
  • Bachelor students who started in 2016

For more information, send an e-mail to IBT2017@Asset-Econometrics.nl.