Tips and Tricks: Fanling & Sheung Shui

 Written by Asuka Murayama

1Asuka Murayama, a Year 2 undergraduate student from Japan, is one of the Student Hosts of Off-campus Peer Support Accommodation programme (OPSA).

Fanling Wai, located near North District Park (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)

Fanling and Sheung Shui in North District are around 30 minutes away from Kowloon Tong by Mass Transit Railway (MTR). You can simply take the East Rail Line of MTR without making any transits to get there. North District is quieter than the busy city centre with many attractions. There are shopping malls and restaurants, and recently a movie theatre (GH Fanling) opened just near Fanling MTR station! It’s a place where you can get everything! As a person who lived here before, let me tell you why this is a lovely place to live in.


Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail
Walking along the trail, you can enjoy seeing old villages, traditional buildings, temples and the beautiful natural scenery. It is a little-known tourist attraction and I highly recommend you to take some time to stroll through the trail to get a glimpse into historical Hong Kong.

Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail (Photo taken by Asuka Murayama)

On Lok Mun Street Playground
Do you enjoy skateboarding? If so, you’re in luck! On Lok Mun Street Playground is regarded as one of the the best skateparks in Hong Kong. It is large, well-equipped, and FREE to use. Please do practice and learn some skateboarding tricks here!

A very spacious skatepark (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)

North District Park
If you feel stressed from all the studying, North District Park is a perfect place to take a walk.

North District Park (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)

It is serene, and the beautiful pond is populated by cute turtles and fish. Walking through the spacious park filled with vegetation and flowers will definitely relax you. While you’re there, you can also stop by and take a look of Fanling Wai, the historical walled village.

Day view of the beautiful pond at North District Park (Photo taken by Asuka Murayama)

Evening view of the beautiful pond at North District Park (Photo taken by Crispin Chan)

Large shopping malls such as Landmark North are close to Sheung Shui MTR station.

Fanling Swimming Pool and Recreation Ground are located along San Wan Road and are great places to get a great workout.

Fanling Swimming Pool (Photos taken by Crispin Chan)
Different sports grounds are available in North District (Photos taken by Crispin Chan)

If you want to party with your friends and have a buffet dinner, Neway Karaoke Box inside the Fanling Centre is surely a good pick. Don’t worry, many English songs are available so non-Cantonese speakers can still sing to their hearts. Or come and have some affordable sushi at Sushi Express in the same mall. If you’d like to cook at home, groceries are cheaper in the wet markets.

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, Yau Ma Tei and Hung Hom are available at OPSA website. Please stay tuned with us!

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