JCH Resident Handbook 2023-24

Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Community Transportation Hong Kong’s public transportation system is considered to be world-class in terms of its management and efficiency. Once you are oriented, getting around by public transportation is relatively easy. As a general rule, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is always a safe bet for traveling efficiently. The nearest MTR station is the Tseung Kwan O Station. Other public transports such as bus and taxi are available in the TKO community. The nearest bus stops and taxi stand locates on Tong Ming Street or in TKO Spot. 792M - Public bus route between TKO community and HKUST Campus. https://mobile.nwstbus.com.hk/nwp3/index.php?golang =EN All taxis are metered, and you should refer to the meter for the exact charge. Taxi fare information is listed on the inside of the taxi, or from website of the Hong Kong Transport Department’s. Charges in addition to the meter charge may include a tunnel toll if the journey passes through paid tunnels and there will be a luggage fee of HK$ 5 per piece. Always ask for a receipt. This helps you track down lost items or the taxi driver. If you cannot read the price, the taxi number or the fine-print on the receipt, ask for a hand-written version. Foreign currencies, credit cards or Octopus cards are not accepted. Tipping is not necessary except for rounding to the nearest dollar. Passengers are required by law to wear a seatbelt, when available, whether sitting in the front or rear. All taxis are regulated and taxi drivers are required to display their Taxi Driver Identity Sign on the dashboard. Failure to pay your taxi fare is a criminal offence in Hong Kong. 28