Pride of Place: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a place in Hong Kong. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Pet Sounds” series.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]
Stanley is a spatial sign associated with affluence and expats for Hongkongers. I went there with a friend on a weekday afternoon a few years ago. I enjoyed the luxury of going to Stanley, thinking that everyone else was working in their air-con bubbles. It was an escape from study. We visited the Maritime Museum, Murray House and a restaurant called The Boathouse, which was reminiscent of Brighton. I visited Brighton too, a few years later. It is a place with many seagulls, rocky beaches, and middle-class families (Think Discovery Bay if you haven’t been to Brighton). It was lovely to visit Brighton, but we will always have Stanley back home and our Indian Summer weather, which is a rare thing in the UK.
Jessica Siu-yin Yeung is an MPhil student in the Department of English. Her principal research interests are in British women modernists, Virginia Woolf, comparative literary studies and life-writing studies. [Click here to read all entries by Jessica.]