Hong Kong, officially Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Known for its skyline and deep natural harbor. Hong Kong has many sides to its complex personality and not every visitors who takes the time to explore these to their fullest. A different side to the city with this series of tours that reveal its local foodie secrets or show you what cultural artifacts exist on its doorstep. These one-off special interest adventures will make your holiday unforgettable!
If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. The highest point and most popular attractions in Hong Kong. It has been the city’s most exclusive neighborhood since colonial times – that attracted the rich and famous for its cooler air and amazing panorama of the city. The views of one of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes. Everything you’ve heard about Hong Kong’s restlessness and energy is dramatically reaffirmed by the view from the Peak. Even the most cynical locals never tire of visiting and one of the reasons why I live here after college.
LAN KWAI FONG
One of the most popular nightlife hot spots in Hong Kong. Area is defined by D’Aguilar Street and the smaller lane, Lan Kwai Fong, an L-shaped, cobblestone lane. Both streets turn 90 degrees to form a rectangle. It is near the Mid-Levels. Its eating and drinking establishments are considered upmarket in price and the area is also considered a tourist spot and it is now a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking, clubbing and dining. One of my favorite spot for girl’s night out.
Hong Kong is known as the “World’s Food Fair”, and dining out is one of the most popular things to do as a tourist. From roadside stalls to world-class restaurants, Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to dining out.
Our condo was only few steps away from this mall and I am in love with their elaborate displays and photogenic installations that sets up temporarily at its entrance, especially during festivals and other occasions. Best part of being around this area is the countdown to a new year every 31 December where hundreds of thousands of people gather here. People come from far and wide to shop in Causeway Bay, and they’ll rarely leave without stepping foot inside its grand prize. the district’s largest shopping mall has 230 stores spanning mid-price to luxury fashion and accessories, electronics and toys, two department stores, a supermarket and over 20 restaurants dishing out top-grade Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Western fare.
Mong Kok was described as the busiest district and one of the densest part in the world by the Guinness World Records. One of the major shopping areas in Hong Kong for people who loves to shop bargain for souvenirs, fashion and etc. The area is characterized by a mixture of old and new multi-story buildings, with shops and restaurants at street level, and commercial or residential units above. The neighborhood includes one of Hong Kong’s most popular markets, the Ladies’ Market, and also has a ton of shopping streets, which are a common feature in southern China.
CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Lucky you — you’re in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, the city’s biggest and most colourful festival! It is impossible to not be caught up in the energy as you squeeze into crowded temples to pray for good fortune, browse festive markets selling auspicious foods and blooms and photograph the shock-red lanterns that adorn the city.
This ancient festival also gets a makeover that is uniquely Hong Kong. So, you will experience a Chinese New Year like no other, with a fabulous parade of floats, international and local performers, a stunning fireworks show over the harbour, heart-pounding action at the race track, and so much more. My favorite festival during my stay, got an awesome bonus and received a red envelope or “hongbao” from family, friends & coworkers, the red color symbolizes good luck and supposed to ward off evil spirits.
Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year celebration was recently listed by Forbes as one of the world’s 10 best festival extravaganzas, along with Germany’s Oktoberfest and Brazil’s Carnival. Lonely Planet also lists the Hong Kong Chinese New Year as one of the world’s top events.