Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series- EASTER ISLAND by Mr. Vincent WONG
Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series
Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures
EASTER ISLAND by Mr. Vincent WONG
Easter Island has always be shrouded in mystery. With a remarkable geological history worth studying, it is also one of the most remote location in the world, making it the final destination for Homo sapiens' eastward migration. How the people managed to get there and settled 1000 years ago is astonishing. They then successfully built a sophisticated society and erected many huge statutes that fascinate visitors even today. However the island became almost completely barren and uninhabitable when it was being "discovered" by the Europeans in 1722! This presentation will try to explain what had likely happened and the lesson we as contemporary human beings should learn from it.
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.
‧ Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.
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