Most of you are aware of the protests recently occurred in Hong Kong. According to our observations since June, most of the protests are scheduled (mostly on Saturday and Sunday) and specific to regions, and end at mid-night. It is important for your safety to avoid going to these protest regions and joining mass gathering during your entire stay in Hong Kong. Below is the current schedule of intended protests and mass gatherings, and their locations on map based on information gathered from the internet and social media. This list will be updated from time to time throughout the next two weeks.
Saturday, 3rd August 2019
Saturday, 3rd August 2019
Causeway Bay (Victoria Park)
Potentially citywide strike and mass gatherings at Admiralty, Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan, Tai Po, Shatin, Mong Kok, Wong Tai Sin
Tuesday, 11th August 2019
In addition to the areas as indicated above, please also avoid travelling to currently politically sensitive places including police stations, courts, China Liaison Office, "Lennon Walls", unless absolutely necessary.
SPECIAL NOTES ON SUNDAY 4TH, AUGUST
On 4th August, there will be a protest in Sai Wan which is near Hotel Jen. As a result the welcome event on Sunday is now cancelled. The protest will start at 4 pm and will continue until mid-night. Therefore, please go straight to your hotel after your arrival in Hong Kong. If you arrive in the morning on 4th August, you can take the underground MTR and get off at Exit B2 of HKU station which is located right next to Hotel Jen. This will avoid the traffic congestion on the ground. However, if MTR HKU station is closed, taking a taxi is a good alternative, but expect a longer travel duration due to routing around to avoid the crowd. Please note that taxi only accepts HKD cash. If you arrive in the afternoon/night on 4th August, it is likely that the HKU MTR station will be closed as the protest would have started, so taking a taxi is the best method of travel. Stay (including dinner) in the hotel on 4th August for the whole day, and do not join the procession and gathering in Sai Wan.
When arriving at HK airport or travelling around Hong Kong, make sure to check whether there are special transport announcements (e.g. whether a MTR station is closed) particularly on days when the social movements are undertaken. Please add the local contact persons Miky Wong (+852 9608 6234)
/ Tommy Lam (+852 6101 1691)
on WhatsApp, so that we can provide instant assistance in case of emergency. If you do not use WhatsApp but other instant messengers e.g. WeChat, Line, Skype, please let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will connect with you so that we can provide instant assistance where needed.
Last updated: 02/08/2019
Concerning the recent tropical cyclone Wipha, it has now moved away from Hong Kong and there is no severe weather warning signal in effect currently. Nevertheless, it is recommended to bring an umbrella whenever you travel outdoor.
For the start of next week from Sunday, 4th August, the weather will take a turn for the better where it will be mainly cloudy with few showers and isolated thunderstorms, and occasional sunny intervals from Monday onwards. For more details of next week's weather, please click Here