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Life in Hong Kong

After hours of lectures, projects, field trips and other academic work, students are in need of a vibrant social life and opportunities for relaxation. The University of Hong Kong, situated amidst green hills on the west side of Hong Kong Island, is just minutes from downtown and thus just minutes from myriad leisure opportunities.

Hong Kong is indeed a city of life! A vibrant meeting place of East and West, it is truly the Asia’s world city. Hong Kong presents an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colours, flavours and cultures. It is a pulsating, modern city juxtaposed with intriguing village traditions.

Hong Kong, a cluster of more than 260 islands, boasts one of the world’s most dramatic harbours and is teeming with shopping malls and high-rise buildings. At the same time, visitors are often pleasantly surprised by its vast amount of green space. Country parks cover 40% of Hong Kong’s territory and, with the outlying islands, provide plenty of walks, trails and beaches for those who wish to experience the greener and calmer side of Hong Kong.

As Asia’s centre for finance and business, the city offers students an opportunity to mingle with people from across the globe and sample restaurants designed to satisfy every taste. More than 9000 restaurants provide a mouth-watering choice of dining options from all over the world. Hong Kong is also known as a shopping paradise, offering everything from high-end shopping malls to street markets. Its public transport system is one of the best in the world, featuring a high-tech metro system, well-connected public bus service, efficient taxis, and historic trams and ferries.

Whether you are looking for lively nightlife, traditional festivals, or renowned international shows, concerts and films, Hong Kong has something for you. Hong Kong is a truly fascinating place to be!

HKU Accommodation

- Graduate House
- Robert Black College
- St. John’s College Wong Chik Ting Hall
- Pokfield Road Residences
- Morrison Hall
- Cedars short-term hostels