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