Code : 2023168
Event Name : Field Trip: WW2 Pillboxes on Hong Kong Island
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Prof. Lawrence W.C. Lai, Ph.D

Academic qualifications: B.Soc.Sc. (HKU), M.T.C.P. (Sydney U), M.Soc.Sc. (Econ) (HKU), LL.B (Lond U), Ph.D (HKU).
Professional qualifications: M.R.A.P.I., F.R.I.C.S. (P&D), F.H.K.I.S.(P&D),.
Former government committee services: Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance); Building Appeal Tribunal; Planning Appeal Board; Transport Tribunal; University Grant Committee.
Former positions in Hong Kong Government: EO, Royal Hong Kong Police; Town Planner, Town Planning Office; Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department.
Present position: Hon. Professor, Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research, Department of Real Estate & Construction, University of Hong Kong.
Publications: has published since 1985 a total of >155 refereed academic research papers and 14 books in English on town planning, property rights and related subjects.
HKIS service: issue editor, Surveying & Built Environment
Event Date : 2023-11-04
Event Time : 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2023-10-28
CPD Hour(s) : 4
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 4
Venue : Four Pillbox Sites on Hong Kong Island
Division : GPD
Organizer : General Practice Division
Fee : HK$200 for a member; HK$300 for a non-member
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Following the previous CPD on 29 March 2022 relating to the features, importance and issues in conservation of WW2 pillboxes, this field trip will cover WW2 pillboxes in four sites in the countryside of Hong Kong Island.

Coaches will be provided to the spots. Participants should wear suitable outfit and footwear for hiking and bring sufficient water.

Participants are required to complete a worksheet during the field trip for obtaining an attendance certificate.

Gathering Point (at 10:00am): Connaught Place, Outside General Post Office (GPO), 2 Connaught Place, Central

Dismissal Points:

Two Options:

  1. MTR Central Station (Around 2:00pm)
  2. The University of Hong Kong (Around 2:30pm)


  • Participants shall arrange their own transport to reach / leave the gathering / dismissal points.
  • The scheduled time may change so as to suit the actual weather, site & traffic conditions on the date of the visit.
Remarks :
  1. Online registration is accepted for this CPD event. A completed Standard Reservation Form and Declaration Form is required for offline registration. First-come-first-served.
  2. Successful registrants will not receive an email confirmation and the event details UNLESS completing the Declaration Form and payment. Once the reservation is made, the reservation fee is non-refundable.
  3. All participating members shall arrange their own transport to the venue.
  4. While HKIS will arrange for insurance policy for the participants, members may consider taking out their own insurance policy to cover their own risks.
  5. Latecomers will NOT be picked up and will NOT be allowed to join the visit.
Payment : HKD 200
Face-to-Face/Zoom : Face-to-Face