Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series- JORDAN by Mr. Vincent WONG
Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series
Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures
JORDANby Mr. Vincent WONG
Jordan is located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Inhabited as early as 20,000 years ago, it has a long and colourful history, governed firstly by the three Bronze Age kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom, thereafter being ruled respectively by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Nabataeans, Persians, Romans, Byzantian, Arabs, Turks and finally the British until it became an independent kingdom in 1951. Today the country is a major tourist destination with many historical attractions such as the biblical Mount Nebo and River Jordan, the Rose City of Petra, Crusaders' castles, Roman architecture as well as the natural scenery of the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum. Jordan is also rated by many as the safest and freest country to visit in the Middle East.
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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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