Every year the management department at HKUST goes for a boat trip around the Saikung peninsula sailing through the national geopark and visiting some deserted white-sand beach. This year, however, marks a occasion in my life. After 5 years of doing a PhD at HKUST I will be graduating and leaving Hong Kong for a new post-doc adventure in UIUC in the US. For me, this was a boat-trip that bids farewell to Saikung and to my colleagues and friends at the HKUST management department. No doubt, the five years spent here have been an amazing adventure I feel extremely fortunate to have had.

The remarkable thing about those boat-trips is that no matter how many times I go on those I always find something new and can’t believe just how beautiful everything is – the area absolutely breath-taking, perhaps one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, a place which I am proud to have called my home for five years. I’m sure that no matter how far I’ll venture and what adventures I’ll go through, to me Saikung will always be my beautiful home.

 

The Saikung peninsula…

 

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department 

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

 Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

 Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

 

Long Ke Wan beach

 

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

 

Lastly, the spectacular views of the Saikung peninsula from the HKUST campus. It doesn’t get much better than this.

 

Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

 Farewell Saikung : Last boat trip with the HKUST management department

 

Farewell Saikung and HKUST.



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Ah Fili, didn’t realize you left HK already, that’s why i got the error msg when i tried your phone a couple of days ago, trying to see if you want to hike over the weekend. It’s been a pleasure meeting you while you were here! wish you a merry xmas, fruitful new year, and best of luck for the future!

Cheers,

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