Japan it is!
I would live in Japan if I could. I love Japanese anime, especially PriPara. I love playing that game when I travel to Japan. After playing a round, I sometimes get a card with a QR code that lets me download a costume for my character. It makes the game more enjoyable.
Helen Law, 13, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
It would have to be Geneva, in Switzerland. Surrounded by the Alps, the city offers people a break from their busy lifestyles and a chance to enjoy the country’s surreal landscapes. Also, the city has one of the world’s best education systems, and is a hub for finance and innovation.
Switzerland also ranked fifth in this year’s United Nations World Happiness report. Who doesn’t want to live in such a place?
Bianca Lee, 15, Phillips Exeter Academy
Snowy days with the animals
The North Pole. I really like snow, and I would get to live with reindeer, polar bears, seals, and walruses. I will be very happy.
Hannah Ho, 12, Maryknoll Fathers’ School
I would live in the clear, blue waters of the Maldives. Being a great fan of the beauty of the world’s oceans, living with sea creatures such as sharks would be a dream come true.
Saanchi Shah, 14, King George V School
Italy is a ‘paradiso’
There’s no better place than Italy, where there are so many things to see. For example, you can spend a whole day at the Vatican, and go to the museums and chapels. When I was younger, my family went on holiday to Italian cities like Rome, Venice (my favourite), and Verona.
One of the main reasons I really want to live in Italy is the food. Gelato ice-cream is so delicious.
The country has so many historic buildings, too! They offer visitors a lesson in architecture and engineering. I cannot find the right words to describe its beauty. It is like a paradise when compared to “boring” Hong Kong.
Johannes Yue, 13, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
No place like Hong Kong
I would choose Hong Kong, because the people are really nice. They are helpful and responsible. At school, teachers do their best to solve students’ problems. They work very hard; they spend a lot of time marking students’ homework.
Hongkongers are also very charitable. They are always ready to help the needy. Therefore, I would like to always live in Hong Kong.
Kelly Chan Oi-wa, 13, Maryknoll Fathers’ School
Antarctica. Imagine a life without sweat, where you’d get to see cute penguins whenever you want! I would also be able to see all the animals on the continent without paying a cent.
I hope I won’t turn into an ice cube when I live in Antarctica … but it may happen, who knows!
Qiana Kam, 12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
Hong Kong. I’m boring, I am an urban kid, and my loved ones are here. Aside from that, the city has the world’s best transport network. Also, from a practical viewpoint, living in other countries might mean language barriers, higher taxes, heavy government intervention etc. Hong Kong would be my first choice (until I go broke that is), until the one-country, two-systems principle ends in 2047.
Ngai Yeung, 17, International Christian School
A gem of a city
Honestly, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere other than Hong Kong. I mean, where else can you find world-class dining, towering skyscrapers, and natural gems hidden here and there? Sure, we’ve got our problems, but Hong Kong is home, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Felix Yeung, 15, Phillips Exeter Academy
It would be great to live in Austria, the land of music, which makes it culturally way better than any other place in the world. I love music and the country’s amazing arts scene and architecture makes it all the more enjoyable. Famous music composers Mozart, Liszt, and Hadyn were all born in Austria! How rad! Last but not least, I also love Austrian cuisine. I live for schnitzel and sacher torte!
Lauren Faith Lau, 18, International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School