8 Nov, 2009 in HK Attractions
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One of the busiest temples in Hong Kong and a well known tourist attraction is the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.   Though I’ve visited the Wong Tai Sin temple a few times before, it’s always interesting for me to be reminded of what my life at Tainan used to …

6 Nov, 2009 in HK Attractions
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The Hong Kong Wetland Park is a bizarre combination of nature and museum concrete in a way that only Hong Kong can pull off successfully. Located at Tin Shui Wan, close to the HK Shenzhen border, far away from where most …

31 Oct, 2009 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/11

Hong Kong’s getting serious about globalization and attracting global academic talent this year with a new scheme for PhD fellowship that is quite generous. The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) announced last year that the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will be offered to student applying for the 2010/11 academic year. Since I’m a […]

22 Oct, 2009 in HK Hikes
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Hong Kong has got some of the most spectacular views I’ve seen. The blend of beautiful nature and outrageous urban skyscrapers sets the stage for impossible contrasts. Last Sunday I went with a friend to one of Hong Kong’s most famous hikes – to the Lion Rock Peak. Although we took a Taxi most …

20 Oct, 2009 in HK Events
Ocean Park Halloween Bash 2009

With some impressive PR work, Ocean Park launched its annual Halloween Bash. Night tickets from 5:30pm till midnight are sold at 280HK$ an adult (224HK$ for a student) and special privilege tickets go for 495HK$. Most of the people I know already went or bought the ticket and are planning to go soon. You …

10 Oct, 2009 in HK Events
China National Day 2009 – Hong Kong Fireworks display

On China National 60th anniversary, Hong Kong ran an insane fireworks display that went on for about 23 minutes all around Victoria Harbor. Starting from 6:30pm all traffic to through to the harbor was stopped, and the police took charge of all pedestrian roads surrounding the …

9 Oct, 2009 in HK Hikes, HK Places
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Cheung Chau Island is a true hidden gem. I absolutely love that place. First time I visited Cheung Chau Island, my little sister when she was visiting and we had the most terrific time walking around the island and chilling out on the beach. For national day, I joined two sweet and lively photo-loving Chinese […]

8 Oct, 2009 in HK Events
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The main official Hong Kong festivities were held at Victoria Park between Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR stations. The event ran for a few days, including large lanterns and a few local Chinese culture stages with Cantonese opera, Chinese puppet shows, acrobatics etc. I went down there with a few exchange students from …

5 Oct, 2009 in HK Events
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The Chinese sure know how to through a good party for their Gods and the 130th Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parade as part of the HK celebrations of mid-autumn festival is a great opportunity to see that. Gives something for all those monotheistic religions to think about. …

30 Sep, 2009 in HKUST
HKUST campus : Study in Hong Kong

This is a follow-up post to a previous post “The International Student Experience in Hong Kong (& HKUST)” after I received a few questions and queries by email. I’ll try to address those each topic at the time. Disclaimer – Please note that my perspective is limited …

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