Tours (31 Oct) - To explore, to enjoy, to wow!

Green Building Tours & Eco-Tours


Kowloon East - Smart City Tour

09:30       Registration at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel
10:00       Travel to EKEO
10:30       Guided Tour of EKEO & Industrial area in Kwun Tong
12:30       Lunch
14:00       Guided Tour of CIC ZCB & Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
17:30       Return to Hotel

Kowloon East, with a total area of about 488 hectares, comprises the Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay Business Areas and the Kai Tak Development Area. To maintain and further develop Hong Kong as an international financial and service hub, the Chief Executive's 2011 Policy Address announced that the transformation of Kowloon East into another CBD would be expedited. Engergizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO) of the Development Bureau was established in June 2012 to steer, supervise, oversee and monitor the transformation of Kowloon East. EKEO will showcase the development concept of a green CBD and smart city to delegates.
CIC ZCB was developed by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in collaboration with the Government. It is the first zero carbon building in Hong Kong, tailor-designed for the sub-tropical urban context of the city.
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is located at the Kai Tak Redevelopment area. The design of the Cruise Terminal Building adopts a sustainable building and construction approach that extends beyond low energy consumption to the overall long term sustainability performance of the building. The project team will showcase the planning, design and development of the Cruise Terminal.



Commercial Development Cluster Tour

09:30       Registration at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel
10:00       Travel to Quarry Bay
10:30       Presentation on Sustainable City Development and Integrated Design Approach
12:00       Visit blueprint, HK’s first equity-free start-up initiative
13:00       Lunch
14:30       Guided tour to Taikoo Place and Cityplaza
16:00       Return to Hotel

Discover how Swire Properties, one of Hong Kong’s leading developers, transforms the eastern part of the Hong Kong island from an industrial district of dockyards and sugar refineries into the city’s largest privately owned business district and residential community.

Spanning a gross floor area of 9.23 million sq ft and encompassing a 61-block residential estate, 13 office buildings, the island’s largest shopping mall, Cityplaza, a 345-room lifestyle hotel and a 48-storey serviced apartments, the community is home to 300 international companies with over 60,000 people commuting to work every day and another 60,000 people residing in the community.

In the past 10 years, Swire Properties increased its total gross floor area in Hong Kong by 14% while achieving a simultaneous 12% energy reduction, demonstrating a successful integration of environmental considerations throughout the entire lifecycle of the buildings, from design and construction, to operations and management.




Lantau Island Eco-Tour

09:30       Registration at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel
10:00       Travel to AsiaWorld-Expo
11:00       Visit the Eco Expo Asia 2015
12:30       Travel to Tung Chung Cable Car Station
12:45       Take Cable Car to Ngong Ping 360
13:15       Lunch
14:15       Sightseeing in Ngong Ping
15:30       Travel to Tai O
15:45       Sightseeing in Tai O
17:00       Return to Hotel

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Asia World-Expo by coach to visit the Eco Expo Asia 2015 which organised by HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-hosted by the Environment Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Eco Expo Asia is the region’s leading trade fair for environmental protection products, services and technologies, allowing governments, businesses and individuals to pursue a healthy, sustainable green future by exploring thousands of innovative products and services in one location.  In 2014, the Expo gathered over 300 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, and attracted more than 10,800 international buyers.  The 2015 edition will feature diverse thematic zones to help address government environmental protection initiatives in Asia, covering:

  ♦  Air & Water Quality
  ♦  Eco-friendly Product
  ♦  Energy Efficiency & Energy
  ♦  Green Building Solution & Service
  ♦  Green Transportation
  ♦  Waste Management & Recycling

Afterwards, experience the traditional Chinese culture and the greenery of Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong with this multifaceted tour. Begin your journey with a cable car ride and experience the breathtaking view of Lantau Island. Walk through the Ngong Ping Village, including Po Lin Monastery and Giant Buddha, the world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha.

The tour continues to Tai O, a place also known as the Venice of Hong Kong, offering the type of small village charm with stilts houses for that has been part of Hong Kong for generations. Coach transfer back to the hotel.



Hong Kong Geopark Eco-Tour

09:30       Registration at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel
10:00       Travel to Sai Kung
11:00       Enjoy an Exclusive Cruise Tour
11:45       Visit Jin Island
12:45       Lunch
13:45       Visit Sharp Island
15:00       Sightseeing in Yim Tin Tsai
17:00       Return to Hotel

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Sai Kung by coach. Get on a chartered boat for an exclusive cruise tour around the Sai Kung harbour and the islands around. Off to Jin Island to explore the spectacular hexagonal volcanic columns, also the diverse morphology of sea caves, sea stacks and sea arches, as well as depositional landforms such as beaches and tombolos.

Lunch at Leung Shuen Wan to enjoy a seafood meal prepared by the local fisherman. Then visit Sharp Island - known for being strewn with rocks that are endearingly shaped like pineapple buns. Take a walk over the tombolo as the sea recedes.

Tour concludes in Yim Tin Tsai, where you could learn the historical value of salt farms since the 1740s. Coach transfer back to the hotel.

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Mai Po Nature Reserve Eco-Tour

09:30       Registration at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel
10:00       Travel to Mai Po Nature Reserve
11:15       Guide tour to Mai Po & Inner Deep Bay
13:15       Lunch
14:15       Visit the Ping Shan Heritage Trail
17:00       Return to Hotel

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Mai Po Nature Reserve, A haven for thousands of migratory birds during autumn and winter, and bustling with vibrant insect life and plump gei wai shrimp in the spring and summer, the wetlands around the Mai Po marshes and Inner Deep Bay offer visitors a chance to experience Hong Kong’s biodiversity first-hand.

After lunch, continue the journey to Ping Shan Heritage Trail, which includes three villages and past temples, ancestral halls and a walled village, reflects a historical part of Hong Kong that has been populated by the Tang people since the late Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Coach transfer back to the hotel.