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AsiaWorld–Expo
AsiaWorld-Expo, seen from the Hong Kong International Airport, 2007
Address Cheong Wing Rd
Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island
Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong International Airport
Owner Hong Kong SAR Government
Operator AsiaWorld–Expo Management, Ltd.
Built 29 March 2004 (2004-03-29)
Opened 21 December 2005 (2005-12-21)
Construction cost HK$2.35 billion
Banquet/ballroom 4,000 (VIVA@AsiaWorld-Expo)
3,800 (Runway 11)
Theatre seating 14,000 (AsiaWorld-Arena)
5,000 (AsiaWorld-Summit [Hall 2])
Enclosed space
 • Exhibit hall floor 70,000 square metres (750,000 sq ft)
 • Breakout/meeting 1,143 square metres (12,300 sq ft)
 • Ballroom 32,340 square metres (348,100 sq ft)
Parking 1000 spaces[1]
Public transit access AsiaWorld–Expo Station
Website Venue Website
AsiaWorld–Expo
Traditional Chinese 亞洲國際博覽館
General view of AsiaWorld–Expo

The AsiaWorld–Expo is one of the two major convention and exhibition facilities in Hong Kong along with Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It was opened on 21 December 2005 by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and it is operated by AsiaWorld–Expo Management Limited. It is located on Chek Lap Kok island, next to Hong Kong International Airport.

Features[edit]

At a construction cost of HK$2.35 billion, AsiaWorld–Expo offers over 70,000 square metres of rentable space with 10 ground-level and column-free halls, including the AsiaWorld–Arena – the biggest purpose-built indoor seated entertainment arena in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000; the AsiaWorld–Summit – Hong Kong's largest indoor conference and banquet venue that seats 700 to 5,000 persons; the Runway 11 – the venue's latest conference and function hall for 500 to 3,800 guests. AsiaWorld–Expo is Asia's only column-free, ground-level exhibition, convention and events venue which is fully integrated with one of the world's best airports, Hong Kong International Airport.[2] The complex is located at the centre of an extensive and efficient air, land, and marine transport network which connects Hong Kong to China's Pearl River Delta and the world's business capitals. It is suited to hosting world-class exhibitions, conventions, concerts, sports, and entertainment events.

Exhibitions and events[edit]

AsiaWorld–Expo indoor acts and exhinitions arena

The centre has staged concerts by acts such as Oasis,[3] Eric Clapton,[4] Il Divo,[5] Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5, Westlife,[6] Christina Aguilera,[7] Plácido Domingo,[8] Ayumi Hamasaki,[9] Kylie Minogue,[10] Deep Purple,[11] Green Day,[12] Wonder Girls,[13] Girls' Generation,[14] L'Arc~en~Ciel,[15] Stone Roses,[16] Super Junior,[17] Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Big Bang,2NE1 and JYJ.[18]

It has also hosted exhibition such as ITU Telecom World 2006, Asian Aerospace ans E-Commerce Asia

Transport[edit]

MTR[edit]

MTR Airport Express – AsiaWorld–Expo Station

  • Airport Express Special Fare HK$52 for a same-day return trip to/from Hong Kong Station and AsiaWorld–Expo Station; only on event days
Airport Express Adult Fare (HK$) Indicative Journey Time
Tsing Yi Station Same-day return at just $42 (average = $21 x 2) with free MTR connection Approx 17 mins
Hong Kong Station Same-day return at just $52 (average = $26 x 2) Approx 28 mins

For specific large-scale public exhibitions or special events, event attendees can enjoy special same-day return fare for travelling from Kowloon Station at $52 (average = $26 x 2). Please refer to AsiaWorld–Expo Event Calendar for individual Event Details.

  • Normal Fare for Octopus Card users who take same-day round-trip to AsiaWorld–Expo Station and stay over 1 hours at AsiaWorld–Expo, with direct connections with the territory-wide MTR network; valid on everyday
From Approx. Travelling Time to
AsiaWorld–Expo Station
Adult Fare (same day return) Child Fare (same day return)
Hong Kong Station 28 mins HK $72 (two-way) HK $36 (two-way)
Kowloon Station 25 mins HK $64 (two-way) HK $32 (two-way)
Tsing Yi Station 17 mins HK $42 (two-way) HK $21 (two-way)
Airport Station 1 min HK $5 (one-way) HK $2.5 (one-way)

Buses[edit]

X1 - Tung Chung Express Bus[edit]

  • Route X1 Point-to-point Express Bus - Express transit at MTR Tung Chung station

On event days, visitors can take MTR to/from Tung Chung Station (Exit B) and interchange for the point-to-point express bus route no. X1 at Tung Chung Bus Terminus nearby to AsiaWorld–Expo.

Bus Route From Adult Fare (HK$) Indicative Journey Time
X1 Tung Chung Bus Terminus $3.5 Approx. 9 (mins)

Local franchised bus[edit]

A number of franchised bus routes are available for visitors to travel directly to AsiaWorld–Expo bus terminus (located at the west entrance of AsiaWorld–Expo), enabling convenient access to and from major districts in Hong Kong.

  • 1) During specific hours of event days

a) A-route Buses - Direct to AsiaWorld–Expo

District Bus Route From /
District(s) Covered
Adult Fare (HK$) Bus Company
New Territories A31 Tsuen Wan
(Discovery Park)

Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing

$17.8 Long Win Bus
A41 Sha Tin (Yu Chui Court)

Sha Tin

$21
A41P Ma On Shan (Yiu On)

Sha Tin

$26.1
A43 Fanling (Luen Wo Hui)

Sheung Shui & Fanling

$29.2
Kowloon A21 MTR Hung Hom Station

Yau Tsim Mong

$33
(save $16.5 on half-price return trip)

Average = $24.8 x 2

Citybus
A22 MTR Lam Tin Station

Kwun Tong, Kowloon City & Jordan

$39
(save $19.5 on half-price return trip)

Average = $29.3 x 2

Hong Kong

Island

A10 Ap Lei Chau Estate

Southern & Western

$48
(save $24 on half-price return trip)

Average = $36 x 2

A11 North Point Ferry Pier

Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai & Central

$40
(save $20 on half-price return trip)

Average = $30 x 2

A12 Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)

Eastern, Central & Western

$45
(save $22.5 on half-price return trip)

Average = $33.8 x 2

For return journey, passengers taking "A-route" buses are required to take a connecting bus(any bus from above) from AsiaWorld–Expo and interchange at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre for the desired A-route. The fare of the connecting bus would be waived if the final journey is of the same bus company as the connecting journey and same Octopus Card is used. Passengers taking A-route buses of Citybus could enjoy same-day half-fare for the final return journey if Citybus is taken for the inbound trip to AsiaWorld–Expo and same Octopus Card is used.

The above transportation sercvices for each event may vary. For the detailed arrangement and schedule of each event, please refer to the Special Transportation Services section of individual Event Details page at AsiaWorld–Expo Event Calendar

b) Special bus routes depart from AsiaWorld–Expo after concerts or large-scale public events

Bus No. To /
District Covered
Bus Company
A11 North Point Ferry Pier
Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai & Central
Citybus
A21 MTR Hung Hom Station
Yau Tsim Mong
Citybus
A22 MTR Lam Tin Station
Kwun Tong, Kowloon City & Jordan
Citybus
X33 Tuen Mun (Fu Tai)
Tuen Mun
Long Win Bus
X41 Sha Tin (Yu Chui)
Sha Tin
Long Win Bus
  • 2) Bus routes to Airport
Bus No. From
District Covered
Bus Company
A10 Ap Lei Chau Estate
Southern & Western
Citybus
A11 North Point Ferry Pier
Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Central & Western
Citybus
A12 Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)
Eastern, Central & Western
Citybus
A21 MTR Hung Hom Station
Yau Tsim Mong
Citybus
A22 MTR Lam Tin Station
Kwun Tong, Kowloon City, Jordan
Citybus
A31 Tsuen Wan (Discovery Park)
Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing
Long Win Bus
A33 MTR Tuen Mun Station
Tuen Mun
Long Win Bus
A41 Sha Tin (Yu Chui)
Sha Tin
Long Win Bus
A41P Ma On Shan (Yiu On)
Sha Tin
Long Win Bus
A43 Fanling (Luen Wo Hui)
Sheung Shui & Fanling
Long Win Bus
  • 4) From the Airport

Visitors can interchange for bus route S1 (HK$3.5 one way) at Cheong Tat Road (outside the ground level of the Passenger Terminal Building) to travel to AsiaWorld–Expo Bus Terminus, or alternatively interchange for the Airport Express at Airport Express Airport Station and alight at AsiaWorld–Expo Station.

  • 5) Tung Chung MTR Bus Terminus

Visitors can take bus route S1 to AsiaWorld–Expo Bus Terminus.

Cross-border buses

Taxi

  • Passengers can take taxis to or from the Taxi Stand near the East Entrance. AsiaWorld–Expo is serviced by both Urban (red) and Lantau (blue) taxis.

Hotels next to AsiaWorld–Expo[edit]

Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel[edit]

Sky City Marriott Hotel.

This five-star luxury hotel connects to AsiaWorld Expo, the SkyPier & Nine eagle golf course. 13,885 square feet (1,290.0 m2) of total meeting space can accommodate up to 650 guests. The 658-room hotel opened in December 2008. The hotel provides five international restaurant outlets and it has taken the lead and become the first hotel to have successfully obtained the halal food certification.

There is a covered pedestrian bridge for visitors to walk from AsiaWorld–Arena and AsiaWorld–Expo to the hotel and vice versa.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "AsiaWorld–Expo Transportation: Private Car and Taxi". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ World Airport Survey by Skytrax
  3. ^ concert date: 25 February 2006
  4. ^ concert date: 17 January 2007
  5. ^ concert dates: 22 January 2007 and 26 September 2009
  6. ^ AsiaWorld–Expo Concerts
  7. ^ Christina Aguilera Back to Basics Concert Tour
  8. ^ concert date: 1 March 2008
  9. ^ concert dates: 20–21 September 2008
  10. ^ concert date: KylieX2008 - 27 November 2008
  11. ^ concert date: 10 May 2010
  12. ^ concert date: 16 January 2010
  13. ^ concert date: 17 December 2010
  14. ^ concert date: 15 January 2012
  15. ^ concert date: 3 March 2012
  16. ^ concert date: 24 July 2012
  17. ^ concert date: 15–16 June 2012
  18. ^ concert date: 16TH Aug 2014

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°19′17″N 113°56′38″E / 22.32139°N 113.94389°E / 22.32139; 113.94389