CHATnCHILL Programme

This programme is a series of ad hoc student-initiated cultural integration activities. It provides a networking platform and facilitates cultural exchange and integration of local and non-local students. Non-local students can get a glimpse into daily life in Hong Kong. Local students can benefit from their non-local pals in this ‘internationalisation at home’ programme as well. All activities are designed and implemented by HKU students, with the support of CEDARS.

Recent Events

Check-In Old Hong Kong At Sham Shui Po (9 Mar)

Embark on a journey to Sham Shui Po for picture opportunities and to learn about the history of Hong Kong!  Your peer curators will bring you to residential and artistic landmarks in Sham Shui Po.  Remember to bring along your fully charged cell phone and camera. Register before 6 Mar noon.

Fading Fishing Ports (10 Mar)

Spend two hours and discover two fishing ports in the Island South with your local peers.  You will have an opportunity to visit the Tin Hau Temple in Aberdeen, which is dedicated to the goddess worshipped by local fishermen and take a short ‘Kaito’ ride to Ap Lei Chau.  Don’t miss it !   Apply on or before March 7 noon.

Volunteering (11 Mar)

Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world.  Is there any support for needy population?  You can now explore more in this activity.  Your compassionate curators will give a guided tour in Tai Kwok Tsui in the morning, followed by a 3-hour practicum (voluntary work) in a local NGO in the afternoon.   A rare opportunity!   Apply on or before March 9 noon!

Central Heritage Walk (12 Mar)

Two local conservation students will take you to walk down the memory lane and discover the old Central on foot.  Tak Kwun, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Museum, Man Mo Temple and Tai Ping Shan Area… Sign up on or before March 9 noon.

Beyond the Bustling Peak-Victoria Peak Garden (14 Mar)

Don’t have a chance to take a Peak Tram ride? Don’t realise there is a ‘Victorian Peak Garden’ above the Peak?  Then you must join this trip and discover the most famous landmark in HK!  Application closes on March 11 noon.

Sha Tin Cycling Trip (14 Mar)

You can discover Sha Tin on a bike on a Sunday afternoon.  You will be riding on a hired bike and visit Che Kung Temple, Sha Tin Park and Cycling Park.   This activity suits beginner riders. Cycling fans can register on or before March 12 noon.

Flashback Friday! Childhood in Hong Kong  (March 26 via zoom)

You can’t come back to campus but are keen to make some new HKU friends? This virtual chitchatting session is for you.  Your curator-host will share their childhood memories with you, cartoon, games, and school classes in the good old days.  All are welcome !   Sign up on or before March 23 noon.

Lugard Road Circuit: CHATnCHILL Weekend Run (March 27)

Are you looking for an exercise opportunity?  You can now jog along Lugard Road on the Peak with your peers on a Saturday morning.  In this relaxing run, you can chit-chat, enjoy the Victoria Harbour scenic view while you are jogging.  Both new and experienced runners are welcome.  Prior running experience is not required for this ‘chill-run’.  Registration closes on March 24.

The Mills (March 28)

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong’s ‘Mills’.  Learn about its nostalgic past and the heyday of HK manufacturing industry from your artistic curator.  Art enthusiast will not be disappointed!  Application closes on March 25 noon.

Local Religious Practices: Tin Hau Leung Leung cum ‘Beat You Little People’ (March 30)

Have you heard about ‘Tin Hau Leung Leung’?  Why is there is a suburb called ‘Tin Hau’? Why is there a crowd under the Canal Road flyover in Causeway Bay?   If you want to have a glimpse of local Chinese religious practices, this activity is for you.   Register on or before March 26 noon.

Exploring Island East: Shau Kei Wan & Sai Wan Ho (April 8)

Hong Kong has evolved from a fishing village to the present metropolis.  You can still ‘see’ history in some of the former fishing areas.  Spend an afternoon to uncover the development of Shau Kei Wan and Sai Wan Ho on HK Island East.  Sign up on or before April 5 noon.

Tai Kwun x Street Art (April 25)

Your curators will show you the history of Tai Kwun and street art in Central on a Sunday afternoon.  You can also taste a popular local drink, ‘sugar cane drink’ in this visit.  Don’t miss it !  Application deadline falls on April 22 noon.

Programme Video

Students who are interested in co-creating a daily cultural integration activity with CEDARS can sign up here or contact the Student Development Team of CEDARS at cedars-programmes@hku.hk.  Interested in Creating New Activities?

Past Events