For students starting a new phase of life in university, it must be quite a headache flat hunting before the term begins. Worry not, finding the most suitable neighbourhood near your school is not as difficult as it seems.
Within the Wong Tai Sin district, Lok Fu is definitely the most convenient neighbourhood to stay in if you are attending HKBU. When it comes to grocery shopping or just shopping in general, there is Lok Fu Plaza, which is the largest mall in the area and houses 160 retailers, 40 restaurants, the Japanese department store UNY and a wet market. On a side note, if you are a Pokemon Go fan, Morse Park has been known to be one of the best location to catch rare Pokemons!!
Considered as a luxury home district, Kowloon Tong actually has apartment units that are quite cheap if you know where to look. There are small apartments on Grampian Road that are around $4200 to $7000, and if you really want to live closer to campus, the ideal location is Broadcast Drive and you can consider flat share. When it comes to transportation and entertainment, Kowloon Tong is an ideal location with the Kowloon Tong MTR station that connects to the East Rail and Kwun Tong Line, and there is Festival Walk, where you can shop, eat and watch a movie.
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Right next to Kowloon Tong, Kowloon City is a friendly neighbourhood where you can find everything. The district has its own shopping mall – Kowloon City Plaza (video), wet market, tons of restaurants that range from Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and western, bakeries, banks, libraries, parks and playgrounds, sports centres and swimming pools. Kowloon City is also home to the historical site of Kowloon Walled City and Sung Wong Toi relic. You can get an apartment around 400 square feet or below under $10000.
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