As one of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong is often pictured by outsiders as an incredibly cramped place.
But if you are willing to venture out from the heart of the city and explore the under-the-radar New Territories, you would be surprised by the vast number of non-urban alternative attractions and activities. Yes, a whole new world awaits!
From the world’s very first Hello Kitty-themed organic farm, making a wish at Lam Tsuen Tree in a 700-year-old village to stuffing your faces at award-winning Kei Kee Dessert, here is a brief guide on what to do and what to eat on a day trip to Yuen Long and Tai Po in New Territories.
Located in Southern Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the most popular and populated districts in Hong Kong. From chic restaurants in shopping malls to hole-in-the-wall eateries, there are so many dining options to choose from.
Tsim Sha Tsui has so many restaurants, eateries and cha chaan teng that it can be quite a headache to decide on where to dine at. For a start, here is a quick guide to the restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong that you can dine at.
Kasa is a 52-seater restaurant in Wan Chai, Hong Kong that specialises in Cantonese fusion cuisine. Look forward to East-meets-West dishes that will definitely pique your interest. It is also worth mentioning that every dish at Kasa is MSG-free.
Founder Adrian Lo Chun-shing has a vision of serving traditional Hong Kong classic delicacies reimagined and together with chef Ciro Tam, they have nailed it with their unique creations. Think burgers comprising sunny-side-up eggs and Japanese char siu sandwiched between pineapple buns and lattes served in oriental tea cups.
A holiday in Hong Kong is evidently far from cheap; according to research, the Asian metropolis has been ranked as the world’s most expensive city for expats and also the most expensive Asian city for business travels.
But that doesn’t mean you should rule out a trip to Pearl of the Orient from your bucket list as some attractions and activities are completely free.
Here are 10 Free Things To Do In Hong Kong. Perfect for travellers on a budget!
Award-winning Si Sun Fast Food is an exceptionally popular hole-in-the-wall Hong Kong-style eatery that specialises in greasy beef patty burgers.
Long queues formed outside the tiny local restaurant on a daily basis is a testimony to their tasty burgers. Do be mentally prepared to wait at least 15 to 20 minutes before getting a table. Alternatively, you could opt for takeouts.
Former Australian miner Ashley Sutton is renowned for his outrageous bars in Bangkok and the influential tastemaker has recently opened a whimsical nightlife playground in the heart of up-and-coming Hong Kong district Wan Chai.
The fantastical concept bar is none other than Ophelia – a peacock-themed cocktail speakeasy that is unlike anything we have ever seen.
The first rabbit cafe in Hong Kong has opened its doors to public on the third floor of a high rise building in a busy district of Causeway Bay. Skip past the usual cat cafes; we now have a rabbit cafe!
Time to spend time cuddling with the 12 cute resident rabbits in Rabbitland Cafe.
Have some toasted sandwiches and fries as you watch them nibble on grass or sip on tea while petting these furry little creatures who have cute names such as Mung Bean, Cotton Candy and Sesame! READ ON
Yuan Yang is a popular beverage that can be found in cha chaan tengs, dai pai dongs, cafes and restaurants across Hong Kong.
Served either hot or iced, Yuan Yang – pronounced as Yuen Yeung in Cantonese – is essentially an unlikely marriage of brewed coffee and Hong Kong-style milk tea into one kick-ass caffeine-loaded rejuvenating drink.