I traveled to Hong Kong for five days and four nights in the end of November for the first time in five years. While there is a lot of scenery which has been unchanged, I find out something new whenever I visit Hong Kong. In this article, I will write about Hong Kong University (香港大學) and Kennedy Town (堅尼地城) as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Going to Hong Kong
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui
* Day 1: Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 2: HKU and Kennedy Town [This article]
* Day 2: Sheung Wan and Central
* Day 2: Peak Tower and Central (Light-up)
* Day 3: Ocean Park
* Day 3: Montane Mansion, North Point and Causeway Bay
* Day 3: Causeway Bay and Wan Chai (Light-up)
* Day 4: Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden and Tian Tan Buddha (Lantau Island)
* Day 4: Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan
* Day 4: Sky 100 and Tsim Sha Tsui (Light-up)
* Day 5: Return Home
To Hong Kong University and Kennedy Town by Island Line
The second day of my Hong Kong trip started. While I just walked around Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀) in Kowloon island on the first day, I will take subways (MTR) and go around Hong Kong Island on the second day.
The MTR network in Hong Kong has been expanded since my last visit to Hong Kong five years ago. One of the expansions is the Island Line (港島線)’s western extension from Sheung Wan (上環) to Kennedy Town (堅尼地城). This time, I will walk around Hong Kong University and Kennedy Town.
I will use Octopus card (八達通卡), an IC card in Hong Kong.
I moved from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central (中環) by Tsuen Wan Line (荃湾線), transferred to Island Line and then got off at Hong Kong University (HKU) station.
Wing Hop Sing Restaurant
I booked my accommodation (YMCA Hong Kong) without breakfast, so I will have a breakfast around Hong Kong University. I visited Wing Hop Sing Restaurant (永合成馳名煲仔飯).
Rice on casserole is one of the specialities in the restaurant and I ordered minced beef with egg.
The staff of the restaurant was friendly and the cuisine was delicious, so I recommend Wing Hop Sing Restaurant.
Talking of vehicles in Hong Kong, I like trams, which run east and west in Hong Kong island. There was a rail road of trams in front of the restaurant, so I took several photos of trams after breakfast.
Hong Kong University (香港大学)
As I got off at Hong Kong University station, I stopped by Hong Kong University.
Hong Kong University (officially,The University of Hong Kong) is the oldest university in Hong Kong (founded in 1911) and one of the most prestigious universities in Asia, as it is often ranked in international university rankings such as “The Times Higher Education” and “QS World University Rankings”.
Students looked intelligent.
There are several historical buildings in Hong Kong University and the most famous building is “the Main Building (本部大樓)”.
There was a bank in the campus.
It seemed there was a graduation ceremony recently and I found a group who seemed to just gradate from Hong Kong University.
Kennedy Town (堅尼地城)
I also extended my visit to Kennedy Town (堅尼地城), one stop west from Hong University station.
I walked north from Kennedy Town station and found there was a promenade that faced Victoria Harbor.
Although the weather was not good, I took pictures around here.
While Kennedy Town is the terminal station of MTR (Island Line), it is also the last stop of trams. I took pictures of trams around here.
Then, I rode a tram to go to Sheung Wan and Central area. Here is a view from the balcony seat of the tram.
That’s it for the article about Hong Kong University (香港大學) and Kennedy Town (堅尼地城) as part of Day 2 of my Hong Kong trip.
I used to study at a business school in Singapore before. When I visited Hong Kong University, it reminded me of my school days in Singapore. Kennedy Town has been redeveloped along with the expansion of MTR, and I presume it will flourish more and more. If you are a repeater to Hong Kong, I would recommend these areas 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Sheung Wan and Central as part of Day 2.
1 HKU MTR station
2 Wing Hop Sing Restaurant
3 Hong Kong University
4 Kennedy Town MTR station
5 Kennedy Town Promenade
6 Kennedy Town tram station
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