Category: Hong Kong University (HKU)

Hiking Adventures in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for its hikes because there are very tall hills and peaks with amazing views. The two hikes I have been on while in Hong Kong are Victoria Peak and Sunset Peak. Victoria Peak is a well-known peak for tourists because it is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island. There are ...

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park is one of the most well-known amusement parks in Hong Kong. My friends and I took the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) from our dorm halls to Ocean Park, where the trains stopped in front of the park. We decided to go on a weekday because it is very crowded, and this is a ...

Stand-up Paddle Boarding For The First Time

Over the weekend, my friend and I wanted to stand up paddle boarding for the first time in Hong Kong. I was skeptical about doing it because we did not know how to swim, but we did not want that to hold us back. After doing extensive research on different beaches that have to stand ...

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Halloween in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Halloween celebration is quite big and eventful for the locals. This past Halloween weekend was the most I have seen the streets become crowded. After speaking with most of my local friends, I learned that people do not trick or treat here. Locals do not trick or treat because the city is densely ...

Cheung Chau Island

This past weekend, my friends and I have traveled to a different island called Cheung Chau. We had to take the train to the pier and take a ferry to the island. When we first arrived off the boat, there were many small shops and bikes. The island is tiny that locals are not driving ...

Typhoon in Hong Kong

There was a typhoon in Hong Kong this past weekend. I have never experienced a typhoon because I have grown up in Philadelphia. Hong Kong has many islands and is in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is more open to receiving a tropical cyclone. A typhoon is a weather phenomenon where clouds are rotating, and ...

Hong Kong University Residential Halls

Hong Kong University has many student halls and residential colleges. There are three different villages with different dorm halls. I am living in Jockey Club Student Village III, which is a residential college. A residential college is a living space for students from a university who also participates in community activities. There are four other ...

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival had occurred this past week. On the 21st of September, local citizens of Hong Kong had celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. This holiday is significant to Chinese culture, and Hong Kong University had canceled classes the following day for students to celebrate with their friends and families. On ...

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K11 MUSEA: One of Hong Kong’s Innovative Shopping Centers

K11 MUSEA is one of Hong Kong’s well-known shopping malls located in Tsim Sha Tsui. The mall is near the waterfront of Victoria Dockside, with a view of Hong Kong Island across the river. K11 MUSEA is famous for providing art, fashion, and culture in one spot. The mall has a total of ten floors, ...

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Good bye Hong Kong

Many apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this. It got just a wee bit crazy that week, and I am just now catching up on items. I don’t want to censor what he has written because I believe it to be a pretty fair and balanced description of his experience, but ...