Upcoming Events

10
Feb
2023

RGS-HK Annual General Meeting

Tanner De Witt. 17th Floor Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Friday, 10 Feb 2023

Dear Members,

You are hereby invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong, to be held on Friday, 10 February 2023 at Tanner De Witt, 17th Floor Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty.

10
Feb
2023

A Fascination with Jellyfish: The World's Ancient Survivors

John Terenzini
Friday, 10 Feb 2023
18:30
Tanner De Witt, 17th Floor, Tower 1, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Complimentary Drinks from 6.30 pm; Talk at 7:30 pm
Frequently overlooked by scientists and feared by the public for their stings, jellyfish are in fact fascinating creatures that were present on Earth even before the dinosaurs. John explains how a simple body design, with a huge variety of sizes, shapes, and colours, has allowed them to survive for hundreds of millions of years. Even though they lack a brain or a heart, they are fearsome predators with huge impacts on marine ecosystems, as well as the prey of numerous fish species.
15
Feb
2023

The Vietnamese Boatpeoples’ Arrival in Hong Kong: A Marine Police Officer's Frontline Account

Les Bird
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023
6.30pm-8.30pm
The Executive Centre - Level 35, Two Pacific Place
Complimentary Drinks from 6.30 pm; Talk at 7:30 pm
Les Bird was a HK Marine Police Officer when the Vietnamese boatpeople started arriving in HK waters in 1979.  He tells of how his patrol boats sailed out to meet the boatpeople’s flimsy boats, many of which were overloaded and sinking.  In 1979 alone, more than 68,700 people arrived at Hong Kong’s sea boundary.  By 1989, all 13 Vietnamese boat people camps in Hong Kong were declared full. He also tells how, 40 years later, he has been in contact with some of the former refugees he rescued.
18
Feb
2023

Field trip: A Tour and Lunch at Chungking Mansions

Innocent Mutanga
Saturday, 18 Feb 2023
Time slot 1: 11.30am - 2.30pm ; Time slot 2: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state which option you would like to attend
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to arrange another tour of Chungking Mansions led by the residents.
19
Feb
2023

Hiking Field trip to Lantau Island: Glories of the Lantau Trail with a private visit to Lung Tsai Ng Yuen Chinese landscaped garden

Marco Foehn
Sunday, 19 Feb 2023
The Royal Geographical Society is pleased to welcome once again Marco Foehn to lead a field trip to discover some of the most spectacular views that Lantau Island’s Southwest Peninsula has to offer.
25
Feb
2023

Annual Dinner 2022-23 "To the Ends of the Earth"

Adrian Hayes
Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
18:30
The Hong Kong Club, 1/F, 1 Jackson Road, Central
6.30 pm Drinks Reception, 7.30 pm Five-course Buffet Dinner with unlimited wines
Please note that no blue denim, T-shirts or sportswear are permitted at the HK Club.
The Royal Geographical Society- HK is honoured to welcome again British record-breaking adventurer, mountaineer, explorer, author, speaker, consultant & coach, and documentary presenter, Adrian Hayes.