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Sheung Wan Hong Kong

Listing # 134457

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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hong Kong: 2 bedroom in the hip neighborhood Sheung Wan

This sunny flat is located in a relatively quiet neighborhood between the financial district and the University of Hong Kong. The second bedroom is an office. The building is 20 minutes away from HKU, 35 minutes from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an hour away from City University of Hong Kong, and about 1.5 hours away from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sheung Wan, the neighborhood, is both rich in history (having served as a trading hub for dried marine products since the mid-19th century), and "hipster-friendly" with its many cafes, bars and shops for craft beer, and a huge range of dining options. Most importantly, Sheung Wan is full of pedestrian-only streets, offering an oasis from the bustle of the city.

The flat is on the 25th floor with access to the rooftop of the building (shared space). It is a nice place to take in a view of the mountains, or to hang laundry on a sunny day.

My commute to my university is actually quite long, but I love this flat and neighborhood so much, the trips to work are worth the joy of home.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
336 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, January 6, 2020 until Monday, June 15, 2020
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Sheung Wan
Postal Code - State or Province Hong Kong Island
Country Hong Kong
Neighborhood Keywords Sheung Wan
Closest University University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
University nearby City Univerity of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Neighborhood Keywords
Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia
Closest University
University College London

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Monday, January 6, 2020 until Monday, June 15, 2020

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member

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Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Jul 29 2019
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About Me
I am an associate professor in the department of anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I spent most of my life in California, and I came back to Hong Kong, where I spent the first few years of my life, to take up my current position. I am super passionate about anthropology, a field that combines social science with the humanities in trying to understand the human experience. I have been traveling to mainland China, mostly for research, since 1999. I joined Sabbatical Homes to find a place to live during sabbatical leave from my university. So far, looks like a great resource!

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