[When will this end?]
It's been 2 months since school have started. We were told that after the first 2 weeks everyone would not be attending classes so there wouldn’t be long queues by then. But until yesterday (Monday), of which I had a 9:30am lecture, long queues were still observed for both A2 and A1 exit lifts.
Despite arriving HKU station at 9:15am, I was still late for my lecture (arriving at 9:40am @Eliot Hall). An email was sent by the Executive Vice-President of HKU, Dr. Stephen Cannon one and a half week ago, stating that “a number of short-term measures to alleviate the congestion in addition to exploring long-term solutions” will be initiated soon.
What exactly will be these measures? In an university-student forum app named Gööp, here are some suggestions proposed by students:
1. Allowing only HKU students and staff to use the lift during busy hours
2. With reference to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, shuttle buses that picks up students at a further distance from HKU can be employed.
[Coffee...other than Starbucks?]
Long queues at Starbucks (outside the Main Library) remained the same for the first 2 months of school, but are there any other cafes in HKU campus that are less popular than Starbucks, and still serves high quality and cheap coffee?
The photo shows a comparison between Cafe330 (left) and Delifrance (right) for a cup of Latte. Delifrance, like other chain restaurants, serves a cup of coffee which only tastes bitter, and it doesn’t look appealing at all; whereas Cafe330 serves coffee not only with an elegant latte art, but the complexity of flavors (more than just being bitter - a chocolate/nutty flavor) brings a simple cup of latte to a whole new level.
In terms of price, a cup of latte costs $20 at Cafe330 and mid-$20 at Delifrance. If you want to know the quality of coffee beans at a cafe, try a cup of Latte.