Written by Krystal Leung
Krystal Leung, a Year 3 undergraduate student from Hong Kong, is one of the Student Hosts of Off-campus Peer Support Accommodation programme (OPSA).
Hung Hom is only two Mass Transit Railway (MTR) stations away from CityU and it is indeed the southern terminus of both East Rail Line and West Rail Line of MTR. Hung Hom is not only a place convenient for living but also an access to China by train. I will introduce you a few places in Hung Hom that you should go!
Hung Hom MTR Station (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)
1. Hong Kong Coliseum
This is a multi-purpose indoor arena with 12,500 seats. Even though its formal name in Chinese roughly translates to “Sports Arena”, it often serves as a concert venue for popular singers and the tickets are often sold out in hours! The area will be so congested before and after the concert! However, you may also have a chance to come across the artists nearby if you are lucky enough!
Hong Kong Coliseum (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)
2. Hong Kong Museum of History
This museum is another must-go as it is not only a place to let you know more about the history of Hong Kong but also a place that you can be in touch with the world! Exhibitions with different themes, for example, natural nature, customs, rituals and costumes, will be held in the museum from time to time. You must not miss the recent exhibition “The Legend of Hong Kong Toys“!
The Legend of Hong Kong (Photo source: HKHeadline)
3. “Wonderful Worlds” of Whampoa Garden
Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa comprises a unique combination of theme worlds, namely Gourmet Place, Fashion World, Treasure World, Home World, Amazing World and Pebbles World, with more that 300 shops offering an array of fashion, accessories, dining and entertainment facilities.
Signature of Whampoa (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)
4. Si Sun Fast Food
This is one of the very famous fast food restaurants where you can enjoy the local hamburgers. It is totally different from the western style one.
Si Sun Fast Food (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)
5. Barbecued Food- Mei Mei Kai (literally means tasty and good)
You may have to wait for a while before the food is ready to serve, but it is for sure worth waiting. The food is not only tasty as the name of restaurant tells but also values for money for students always on tight budget!
Mei Mei Kai Restaurant (Photo source: Openrice)
OPSA Student Hosts will continue to introduce to you all sorts of advantages of living in different districts in Hong Kong. Tips and tricks about living in Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Sham Shui Po, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei are available at OPSA website. Please stay tuned with us!
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