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10 Aug 2024
Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series – A Rendezvous with Guizhou (貴州邂逅) by Mr. Vincent WONG
 
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27 Jul 2024
Popular Science Series – Paleontology in Pictures by Mr. Vincent WONG
 
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18 Jun 2024
Breakfast@Central - China’s Balancing Act: Regulating Big Tech vs Promoting Growth
 
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15 Jun 2024
New Graduates Welcome Party and HKU Alumni Prize Presentation on 15 June 2024 (Sat)
 
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1 Jun 2024
[FULL] HKUAA Guided Tour for the Exhibition Eternity in Transience at Tai Kwun
by HKUAA Green and Culture Group
 
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1 Jun 2024
[FULL] HKUAA Music Talk & Lunch on 1 June 2024
 
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29 May 2024
Karaoke Party and Alumni Get-together by Professional Alumni Group
 
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11 May 2024
Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series – PALAU by Mr. Vincent WONG
 
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Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series – PALAU by Mr. Vincent WONG



Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series

Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures

 

PALAU by Mr. Vincent WONG

Officially the Republic of Palau, it is an island country in Micronesia subregion of Oceania located in the Western Pacific, which is one of the smallest countries in the World. The islands were settled 3,000 years ago by Polynesian migrants from southeast Asia as part of their maritime expansion in the Pacific Ocean in completing the last phase of Homo sapiens global expansion. The islands have been ruled by Spain, Germany, Japan and then the United States after winning a fierce battle with the Japanese in World War II. The country's 340 islands are very picturesque due to their unusual geology and geomorphology. The "Rock Islands" composed of lime stone are internationally famous. In recent years, Palau has become a popular tourist destination, particularly by snorkel and scuba divers who are attracted by its rich marine life, including the harmless golden jelly fish and dugongs, as well as World War II relics. It is also most interesting to try out the delicious coconut crab and fruit bat soup.

 

Testimonials from participants of previous travel talks and study tours led by Vincent:

“I have learnt a lot on this subject!”

“Very comprehensive indeed. Thanks!”

“Very useful guide for my future trip!”

”Now what I have seen makes much more sense. Thank you!”

 

About the Speaker

Mr. Vincent WONG

        Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971

        MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000

        MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics

        Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers

        Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.

       Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.