Divide your downtime between relaxing at your student accommodation and discovering the area’s unexpected treasures. Take a day trip to Chuk Lam Sim Monastery, a peaceful oasis of gilded buddhas and carved pagodas. Explore the 18th Century walled village at Sam Tung Uk Museum and gain a valuable insight into Tsuen Wan’s rural past, before making the most of your resident discount at nearby Discovery Park Shopping Centre. Spend the rest of the afternoon playing tennis on the public courts in Tsuen Wan Park, or catching up with your friends over fresh dim sum at family-run teahouse Choi Lung.
From your new home at Commune Castle Peak, it’s a 40-minute commute to Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the City University of Hong Kong. When you’re not in class, use the complimentary shuttle bus to reach MTR Tsuen Wan Station in just seven minutes, or to reach Tsim Sha Tsui in 15. Explore the city’s incredible past at the Hong Kong Museum of History, or take the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island to see the city’s iconic nighttime skyline reflected in Victoria Harbour’s still waters.
In between adventures, come home to your shared bedroom. Stash your belongings in the lockable drawers, or offload your books onto your study desk instead. Plug your laptop into the multi-socket and USB hub, before using the high-speed Wi-Fi to get started on your latest assignments. When you’re done, clear your head with a session in the on-site fitness centre. Sweat it out in the sauna, kick back in the Jacuzzi, or spend long summer days swimming lazy lengths of the pool.
Later, freshen up in the ensuite bathroom, then choose a new outfit from the hanging rail. Wander up the road to Yeung UK Road market to shop for live seafood and fresh meat, ready for a cooking extravaganza in your bedroom’s fully-fitted kitchenette. Catch up with your flatmates over dinner, or, if you don’t feel like cooking, opt for a meal at on-site Bay's Kitchen & Bar instead. Spend the rest of the evening watching TV and listening to music in communal lounge.
In order to confirm a reservation, students will need to pay a refundable deposit equivalent to 1 month rental. They can pay by filling a credit card authorization form or via bank transfer (students are responsible for any extra charges posted by the bank). Deposit will be refunded within 3 to 4 weeks after students' check out.