Sunday, November 11, 2018

10 Things To Do In Hong Kong

I’ve been to Hong Kong a couple of times already but most of them are during summer which is a little bit scorching hot for me- that’s why this year, I made sure to pay a visit again during the winter season so I can enjoy more without worrying about getting all sweaty and irritated. Let’s be honest, summer in the city isn’t fun at all.

Here’s a list of the exciting things to do in Hong Kong for the first and non first timers:

There are over 40 Tim Ho Wan's in the city and visiting the first ever branch should be on your list when planning where to eat. The flagship restaurant is located in Fuk Wing Street in Shang Shui Po.

Your trip to this city wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of shopping. Okay, not a little bit. It was my first time to visit Sham Shui Po and I can tell that it’s the best place to shop until you literally drop. From clothes, fabrics, art stuff, souvenirs and even electronic products. They have definite streets/ area for each kind.

Mei Ho House – every trip shouldn’t always be about leisure all the time, right? We found this historical spot that was reestablished to relive the earliest public housing estate in Hong Kong. It has become a hostel and café now. They also have a museum where you can learn the thought-provoking history behind this six-storey resettlement block.

Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong – Dessert lovers like me can’t miss this one! The decades old shop has been featured in the Michelin Guide for its soybean products made with traditional methods. Their bean curd is so good!

Hing Kee Claypot Rice – It’s not a Hong Kong trip without a claypot meal! Have some traditional bowl of chicken claypot rice, stippled with plump slices of Chinese sausage and dark sauce.

Bring home a leather souvenir at Brothers Leather in Sham Shui Po. 
We got to take home this keychain that we made by hand!

Hong Kong Disneyland – most wonderful time of the year at the happiest place on Earth! What more can you ask for? HK Disneyland put up sparkling holiday ornament and stunning light during Christmas season. For me it’s the best time to visit.

Hike at Tai Mo Shan – the highest peak in Hong Kong stands at 957 meters. Despite the height, you can effortlessly access it by foot and offers a spectacular view.

Lunch at John Anthony – this newly opened restaurant has set a new standard of eco-consciousness with regards to their design. I love how they foster a liberal blend of culinary diversity with the traditional roasted meats and dim sum pair with bold spices from different cuisines.

Ocean Terminal Deck at Harbour City – one shouldn’t miss a visit to this area at the end of your Hong Kong trip because aside from shopping, a beautiful sunset view awaits you.

Thanks to @discoverhongkong for this trip.