Hong Kong: Shop, Eat, Play to The Fullest

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There is always something for you to shop, eat, and play in Hong Kong.  

By ShuQi Liu

With over 100 years’ history, Hong Kong’s rich culture, art and entertainment scenes are scattered in pockets across the island. Well-known for its glitzy shopping experience, jam-packed skyscrapers and stunning skylines, this is a city that never forgets its origins despite its constant evolution.

 

Hollywood Road

Crazy for art? Stroll down the picturesque Hollywood Road, one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong. Lined with galleries offering a huge range of artworks, one can soak up anything from ancient, contemporary, to Asian and Western.

Art aficionados can also enjoy creative graffiti art on the walls of many side alleys leading off the street. Just keep wandering and meander through an interesting mix of independent boutiques, modern studios, cafes and more.

 

Central

Central is a food paradise. A world of eating choices, only steps from each other, cater to every taste bud. Traditional dim sum, modern international cuisine and tantalising street food awaits. This will satisfy a wanderlust’s curiosity for new experiences in the midst of old Hong Kong charm.

 

Causeway Bay

For an epic shopping spree, Causeway Bay is the perfect choice. Between major shopping centres like Times Square and upscale fashion street Festival Walk, take your pick and comb through quirky boutiques. When you need a break, kick back and relax with a diverse range of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

 

Mongkok

Mongkok is always vibrant. Witness the bustling wholesale fruit market in the wee morning hours, experience the buzz of trendy shopping centres like Langham Place in the day. When night comes, grab a drink in one of their many pubs.

Amidst all the action, discover tranquil alleyways and cozy cafes that contrast dramatically with the district’s otherwise hectic pace. A bit of colour, like the Floral Stairs in Yau Ma Tei, can brighten up your day in this urban jungle.

 

Wan Chai

Wan Chai is characterised by a juxtaposition of the old and new. Stroll along both sides of the tramway and find historical East-meets-West architecture and local grocers-turned-specialty stores.

The fusion of modern-traditional influences have given this old neighbourhood a new charm. While trendy tapas bars and cozy Italian bistros are tucked away in little nooks and crannies, multi-coloured cultural landmarks like Chung Wui Mansion at the intersection of Johnston Road and Wan Chai Road standout for an instagram-worthy moment.


This story’s content was provided by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). For more information, please visit www.discoverhongkong.com.  

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