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.

Hung Hom

Located on the other side of Lo Lung Hang Valley, Hung Hom is a more local neighbourhood with narrower streets and busier traffic but a relatively convenient location. In terms of doing your grocery shopping and filling your stomach, you have the one-stop Whampoa World, which is a shopping mall with over 300 shops that include clothing, eyewear, supermarket, home furnishings, electronics, restaurants and entertainment etc. Other choices for grocery shopping include Hung Hom Municipal Services Building and the surrounding wet markets if you are aiming to be more economical. Rent for a 500 sq. ft. apartment starts at around HK$12,0000.

If you are looking for more services and amenities from your future home, there is a long strip of serviced apartments in Hung Hom Bay which offers a great view of Victoria Harbour. Major serviced apartment complexes include Harbour Plaza Metropolis and Harbour Grand Kowloon.

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Tsim Sha Tsui

If you love a buzzing lifestyle, Tsim Sha Tsui is the place! Packed with shopping malls, bars, restaurants, museums, sports centres and entertainment venues, who doesn’t love the place?! Having basically everything in the area, you might have a tough time picking from all the choices on the offer and might even get distracted from your studies. As a centre of cultural activities and entertainment, the cost of everything is relatively higher in Tsim Sha Tsui, so shop around and spend wisely. However, there is one exception – the rent in Tsim Sha Tsui is surprisingly affordable, the cheapest is $5200 for a studio apartment!

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