Shop Sightsee Eat and Lounge in Hong Kong

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Shop, Sightsee, Eat, and Lounge in  Hong Kong 

With its tax-free status, shining mega-malls, hip independent designers, enormous factory outlets and colorful street markets,  Hong Kong is among the world’s most exciting places to shop. This is the city to buy that bespoke suit, new laptop, and designer dress – you just might need to purchase new luggage to bring it all home.

Shopping Districts

Central:

Home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world, it’s no surprise that Central boasts Hong Kong’s swankiest malls, chicest boutiques, and flashiest jewelry stores. Start by strolling along Queen’s Road, admiring the glittering window displays of internationally celebrated jewelers. Air-conditioned walkways and underground passages lead to a series of glamorous malls, including the swanky IFC Mall, while the surrounding streets are woven together by spaghetti-narrow alleys filled with market stalls selling clothing, fashion accessories, and kitschy souvenirs.   

Causeway Bay:

From towering malls and tiny street markets to ultra-luxe boutiques and hip concept stores, there’s a lot to discover in Causeway Bay. If you’re in the market for designer goods, aim for Times Square, Hysan Place, and Lee Gardens, home to fashion houses like Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. Spread over 18 levels, the enormous Japanese department store SOGO stocks everything from perfume to sportswear and pillows. Squeezed between these monoliths you’ll find bargains galore—clothes and shoe shops, homeware pop-ups, and computer centers, plus beauty and skincare retailers such as Sasa

 

 

Tsim Sha Tsui

With its walls of neon, building-sized billboards, and swarms of shoppers, Tsim Sha Tsui feels like one giant outdoor bazaar. Saunter down Nathan Road (the main shopping street) and you’ll pass Indian tailors, Chinese medicine stores, gold merchants, and electronics shops, as well as glossy malls and hawker stalls. One of the most popular shopping spots in the area is Harbour City on Canton Road. This spacious mall sprawls over two million square feet but is filled to the brim most days with crowds of tourists from Mainland China who come to stock up on tax-free luxury buys from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel and Gucci.  Post-shop, pop into one of the mall’s many restaurants, many of which have sensational views of Victoria Harbour, the Star Ferry pier, and West Kowloon.

Mongkok

One of the most densely-packed neighborhoods in the world, Mongkok offers a grittier, more colorful shopping experience than other parts of Hong Kong. The area is best known for its markets – the mile-long Ladies Market in particular – but this is also the place to come for gizmos and gadgets. Best buys include cameras, mobile phones, and low-cost peripherals such as power banks, phone covers, laptop cases, lenses, and connector cables. Many shops also sell spare parts and offer repairs for a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. 

Shop, Sightsee, Eat, and Lounge in Hong Kong

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Climb up The Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram

The Peak

The quickest and most picturesque way to get up to The Peak, Hong Kong’s Island’s highest point, rising 1,300 feet above sea level as it passes the city’s buildings at an almost impossible gradient. The historic Tram runs continuously from 7am until midnight and gives passengers plenty of time to gape at the views of the city that fall away below as the trolley heaves itself up the steep incline of Hong Kong’s famous mountain.

 

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Meet the Big Buddha

Lantau Island

Tian Tan Buddha (more commonly referred to as the Big Buddha) is the largest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. Visitors must climb a calf-aching 268 steps before reaching to the statue.

It’s easily Hong Kong’s most recognizable and iconic attraction (not counting the city skyline). Also, the Buddha sits at Po Lin Monastery, one of the world’s most important Buddist sanctums.

Make a day of it in Macau

Hong Kong’s neighboring Special Administrative Region (SAR) Macau is home to world-class casinos and historic buildings. Essentially Asia’s Las Vegas, Macau is a one-hour ferry ride away, making it the ideal day trip or weekend getaway. Famous of their local delicacies like egg tarts and pork chop buns, shop at the extensive malls inside The Venetian and The Parisian and take in the historic sights including the Ruins of St Paul’s. Rua dos Ervanarios has a real old-world charm to it where rows of colored shutters behind which lie trade stands selling everything from mahjong tiles to fireworks.

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Take a snap in front of the Alex Croft x GOD graffiti wall

Soho

A hugely popular and Instagrammable street art mural by local graffiti artist Alex Croft depicting old Hong Kong townhouses located on Hollywood Road. Without a doubt, the most recognizable and photographed example of street art in Hong Kong, snap a shot of yourself walking past the mural and the slope for a memorable photograph. There’s no shortage of awesome and beautiful graffiti in the surrounding area.

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Restaurants

Michelin-starred dim sum (without breaking the bank)

Tim Ho Wan is a dim sum room like any other, only much better.

A local (neighborhood Sham Shui Po) gem offering some of the best dim sums in Hong Kong.

This is your chance to dine at one of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. Make sure you pop into the Sham Shui Po one and not the other branches.

Nom on Instagramable egg waffles from More Eggettes

Prince Edward

A legendary local neighborhood street food stall that specializes in Instagram-worthy egg waffles. Egg waffles are a Hong Kong street food staple and a must-have if you’re visiting the city. The popular local snack is similar to a pancake and is cooked between two plates of semi-spherical cells. More’s signature star-patterned servings are not only photogenic it’s also super fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside and don’t get any better.

 

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The Peninsula afternoon tea

Tsim Sha Tsui   

Enjoy some posh nosh at The Peninsula

The lobby of Hong Kong’s oldest and most prestigious hotel serves up a cracking traditional afternoon tea. Sip and nibble authentic British scones and luxury finger food while a string quartet plays in the background. There’s no better way to take in the splendor and decor of the famous five-star hotel.

 

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 Jumbo Floating Restaurant

Wong Chuk Hang

Taste amazing seafood on the Jumbo Kingdom. A floating restaurant at the Aberdeen Promenade that serves up an array of quality seafood dishes, dim sum, and splendid Cantonese cuisine.

One of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks, Jumbo took over four years and millions of dollars to build. With the look of an ancient Chinese palace, the restaurant draws in tourists and locals alike, including celebrities like Tom Cruise and Chow Yun Fat and even Queen Elizabeth II.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

 

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The Old Man

Sheung Wan 

Savor a drink or two at The Old Man

This Ernest Hemingway-themed bar is an intimate yet lively venue and was recently ranked as one of the top ten World’s Best Bars. Accolades aside, The Old Man is an establishment that’s prepared to do things its own way rather than rely on imported ideas or talent. The bar also earned a spot on the top of Asia’s Best 50 Bars list in 2019, so you know you can rely on the team to mix up innovative drinks with appreciably attentive service.

The unusually capital I-shaped bar top has a gold cooling strip to help keep drinks chilled.

 

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Ozone Hong Kong

West Kowloon   

Enjoy cocktails at the highest bar in the world, Ozone is perched on the 118th floor of the ICC as part of the Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton. With avant-garde seating and one of the best wine lists in town, not to mention a great cocktail program, the biggest draw here is its completely unobstructed view of western Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

The Sunday brunches. It’s one of the fanciest affairs in the city, where $1,988 gives you fine treats such as oysters, foie gras terrine, Boston lobsters, wagyu beef, and free-flow Dom Pérignon champagne.

 

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Shop Sightsee Eat and Lounge in Hong Kong

SKYE

Park Lane Hotel

Located on the 27th floor of the five-star Hotel de Park Lane, right opposite to Victoria Park, offering some real magical views, not only over the park but panoramic vistas of the city skyline and waterfront. With SKYE Dining serving great contemporary French cuisine and SKYE Roofbar mixing creative hand-crafted cocktails, this stylish, futuristic and sleek roof terrace has a lot to offer. Every day you can enjoy relaxing afternoon drinks in the sun, or great night time vibes with the in-house DJ.

 

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S E V V A

Central

25th-floor Afternoon tea Harbor view Fashionable

A very posh cocktail bar, located on the iconic Prince’s Building in the Central district of Hong Kong. With a terrace crawling around three walls of the building, along with several indoor lounges and dining rooms, SEVVA is an ultra-chic and stylish place to enjoy fine cocktails, nice European and Asian cuisine or the classic Sevva Signature Afternoon Tea. All accompanied by cool level views of the city’s skyscrapers and panoramic ones over the harbor and Kowloon.