Living and LivingStudent in Hong Kong spend their leisure time on various activities. While it is impossible to create a comprehensive list of activities, there is a noticeable common interest in eating and travelling among both local students and international students. International students also populate the party districts in Lan Kwai Fong, where locals are still in the minority. Most of the interests can be met by Hong Kong, which makes it a liveable city for students. Be forewarned, the following article is highly subjective.
DiningStudents love eating in Hong Kong, which serves food from various countries. Some places serve international food that has been adopted to the local taste. Yet, there are plenty of very good and affordable restaurants that offer food from south-east Asian countries. Both locals and internationals love the local Hong Kong cuisine; the locals know which places to go.
Lan Kwai FongInternational students mostly do not share the interest in Karaoke singing, and if they do they have, to put it mildly, trouble with singing or even reading Cantonese. As any other bigger city in the world, Hong Kong offers a canonical leisure time activity for internationals and expatriates: Lan Kwai Fong, a party district.
Decadent decoration in Macau, which is reachable by ferry from Hong Kong (photo courtesy: Adam Resnick)Some taxi drivers say that the students' trips from Lan Kwai Fong back to HKUST make up for a significant amount of their income.