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New Things to Do in Hong Kong in 2020

Start the decade right with new things to do in Hong Kong! From stunning museums to thrilling amusement rides, here are our picks of new things to do in 2020. 1. Learn from the masters at the Hong Kong Museum of Art The Hong Kong Museum of Art has finally reopened after four years of expansion work and renovations. After its million-dollar facelift, the museum is now clad in a rippling glass facade that echoes the waves of Victoria Harbour, offering stunning floor-to-ceiling windows on each floor. The glass windows are lined with seats, allowing visitors to rest tired feet while taking in Hong Kong’s very own piece of art– the skyline and the harbor. Housing only seven galleries before its ...

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Activities To Do With Visitors in Hong Kong 2019

This blog was originally published on November 30, 2018 and was updated on December 16, 2019. Got friends or family visiting Hong Kong soon and can’t decide where to take them? Other than the typical tourist haunts like Aqua Luna, the Peak Circle Walk, Dragon’s Back, the Star Ferry or the Peak Tram, here are our favorite activities in Hong Kong guaranteed to amaze all visitors in the city. 1. Be amazed by the architecture at K11 MUSEA K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong’s newest cultural-retail shopping mall on Victoria Dockside in Tsim Sha Tsui, boasts stunning architecture both inside and out. Helming the architecture of K11 MUSEA is James Corner, who also designed the High Line in New York City, and ...

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Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations & Fireworks 2020: Ten Free Places To Go

Updated on December 18th, 2019: The Hong Kong Tourism Board has announced that the fireworks for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations for 2020 had been cancelled. It would be replaced by a laser light show over the Victoria Harbour. 2020’s almost upon us and we are getting excited about the Hong Kong New Year Countdown and fireworks display. To get the best out of this annual event takes a little preparation but we have compiled some useful tips and suggestions to ensure your night is a success. Here is what you need to know about the best places to watch fireworks in Hong Kong this New Year’s Eve. Get there early – the fun starts before midnight As ...

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Ten Cool Things to Do in Hong Kong this Summer 2019

Summer is in full swing and school’s out. When it comes to making the most of your time off or simply enjoying those hot days and warm evenings, there is plenty of choice when it comes to things to do throughout Hong Kong. Here are our picks for ten cool things to do in Hong Kong this summer. 1. Try a new tipple on our local craft beer tour Joining the ranks of our already extensive range of foodie tours is our Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour. Paired with local food tastings, you’ll visit two craft breweries and a taproom to savour twelve of Hong Kong’s best artisan beers. Along the way, you’ll meet some of the brewers and ...

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Eight Interesting Hong Kong Craft Beer

You know where to find craft beer in Hong Kong, but did you know about the interesting flavors with which Hong Kong’s local brewers have blessed our city? We have rounded up some of the most unique beers the Hong Kong craft beer scene has to offer in this list. All our selections are brewed in Hong Kong, by breweries started right here in the 852. 1.   Sugarcane Stout from Mak’s Brewery Founded in 2014 by three young Hong Kongers, Mak’s Brewery prides themselves on using locally grown ingredients in creating their Hong Kong craft beer. We find their unique Sugarcane Stout to almost taste like an IPA. It is hoppy, with aromas of deeply roasted malt, burnt caramel, ...

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Hong Kong Travel Tips

If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, don’t miss out on these Hong Kong travel tips! As Hong Kong locals, we’ve put together all the secrets and hacks we know, so that you can get around the city just like the locals do. 1. Get an Octopus card The Octopus card will get you far in Hong Kong. The equivalent of London’s Oyster card or Tokyo’s Pasmo or Suica card, the Octopus card can be used to pay for the MTR (Hong Kong’s extremely clean and efficient subway), buses and minibuses, ferries, and even supermarkets and restaurants. MTR fares paid with the Octopus card are slightly cheaper than single-ride ticket prices, and you also get to look like a ...

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Five Hong Kong Hikes to do Winter 2018/2019

As mercury drops in Hong Kong and you suddenly realize you’re shivering in your thin t-shirt and beach shorts, it might occur to you that the best thing to do in the coming few weeks is to cuddle up in bed with a nice, steaming mug of hot chocolate. However, we think the best thing to do before cuffing season (besides eating clay pot rice, of course) is to go on one of Hong Kong’s gorgeous hikes. Check out our roundup of our favorite Hong Kong hikes to do this winter, because the more you exercise, the more you can eat! 1. Ng Tong Chai Waterfalls Treat yourself to four sparkling clean waterfalls before the weather gets too cold for ...

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16 Fun Things to Do in Sham Shui Po

This working class neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po is scruffy and gritty, but it is proud of its rough edges and revels in its position of unique haven for shoppers and foodies. Those seeking to venture beyond the smart retail districts and glitz of the glass and steel skyscrapers will be pleased with what they find. There are many exciting things to do in Sham Shui Po. Discover this neighbourhood’s charms for yourself with one or more of our picks and discover the authentic, local Hong Kong. 1. Learn about Hong Kong’s public housing at Mei Ho Lau Mei Ho House once formed part of Hong Kong’s oldest public housing estate, called the Shek Kip Mei Housing Estate. Where flimsy ...

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Top Ten Things to Do at Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018

Time flies and we almost cannot believe that it is time for the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival once again. This popular event, hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, is a must for foodies and wine enthusiasts. This event, which marks its tenth anniversary this year, takes place from the 25th to the 28th October at the Central Harbourfront Event Space. Here are ten things you need to do while you are at the festival. 1. Taste fine wines at Grand Wine Pavilion At any wine and dine event, tasting delicious wine is a must-do. Hong Kong’s top wine merchants bring festival visitors only the very best bottles. Top critics including James Suckling and Robert Parker will be ...

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12 Cool Things to do in Hong Kong this Fall 2018

We are often asked when is the best time to visit Hong Kong. There is no doubt in our minds that fall (or autumn) is the perfect time to come to Hong Kong. There is less sweating profusely. Thunderstorms come less frequently. Are you planning on being in Hong Kong during this perfect season? If so, we have news about what’s going on and some seasonal activity suggestions perfect for visiting Hong Kong during this season. Here are 12 cool things to do in Hong Kong this Fall 2018. 1. Do a fabulous hike Have you seen our guide to the best short and scenic hikes in Hong Kong? Fall is a great time of year for hiking. The temperatures ...

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