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Hong Kong

Travel Tips

Stay

 

LUXE

 

The Peninsula

As the oldest hotel in Hong Kong, The Peninsula is a must if you are after absolute luxury that blends high society and the islands Victorian heritage.

www.hongkong.peninsula.com

 

COOL

 

99 Bonham

For cool, try the 99 Bonham located in Sheung Wan, home of Hong Kong’s creative community. Hidden by an industrial door, the boutique hotel is close to hip eats, small boutiques and wine bars.

www.99bonham.com

 

LESS

 

Bridal Tea House

 

In the traditional residential district of Yau Ma Tei, The Arthur Street Bridal Tea House is our pick for those on a budget. For breakfast, walk across the street to the century-old fruit markets, or pick up something fresh from the tens of bakeries in the neighborhood.

www.hkchhotel.com

 

 

Eat

 

TIM HO WAN DIM SUM

 

There is a reason that the lines for this Hong Kong institution and cheapest Michelin Star recipient often stretch around the block at the original location. For the best pork buns you will ever eat, a visit to Tim Ho Wan is a must. Our hot tip is to head straight to the IFC Mall branch and be prepared to cue.

www.timhowan.com

 

MAGNOLIA

 

The cost of commercial kitchesn keep some of Hong Kongs best dining inside private homes and offices. Magnolia is our pick, serving some of the best southern Cajun and Creole cuisine. Pre-booking is an absolute must so plan ahead.

www.magnoliahk.com

 

STREET FOOD

 

You can’t go to Hong Kong without eating on the street. Our pick is the vendors in and around Fa Yuen Steet in Mong Kok. Getting there is easy, just jump on the MTR from Central and you will be eating the best fried octopus balls in ten minutes.

 

To Do

 

ROOF TOP TOUR

 

One of the benefits of Hong Kong’s skyscrapers, is the abundance of roof top bars! Start in Central at SEVVA for cocktails, then try Sugar Bar in Taikoo or Wooloomooloo in Wanchai and finish off in Kowloon at Ozone.

www.sevva.hk

www.sugar-hongkong.com

www.wooloo-mooloo.com

www.ritzcarlton.com

 

HIGH TEA AT THE PENINSULA

 

If you are not lucky enough to be calling the Peninsula home for the duration of your trip, a visit for High Tea in the Lobby is definitely in order! Dress up and enjoy an amazing selection of pastries, miniature cakes and sandwiches and tea, this is a Hong Kong tradition enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

www.hongkong.peninsula.com

 

VICTORIA PEAK

 

For the most spectacular view of Hong Kong, make the trip to the peak on the cable cars. Or if you are feeling adventourous, hike up!

www.thepeak.com.hk

 

Shop

 

LANE CRAWFORD

 

A favorite amongst the fashionable, a visit to the flagship IFC Mall store is a must. Mixing designer fashion, music, home wares and a to die for shoe lounge, it will be extremely difficult to leave without one of their signature bright bags.

www.lanecrawford.com

 

SNEAKER STREET

 

Located on Fa Tuen Street, between Boundary and Dundas street in Mong Kok, this is the place to come if you are sneaker obsessed. From Nike to New Balance and everything in between, Hong Kong’s sneaker culture is like no other.