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Out and About in Hong Kong

Pak Man Tang from our Hong Kong team gives us the lowdown on what to eat, drink and see in his hometown.

Pak on the streets of Hong Kong.


FOR AN AUTHENTIC HONG KONG BREAKFAST 

DANISH BAKERY

“Every morning I go to a very old—it’s been open over 40 years—traditional Chinese bakery in the Causeway Bay shopping district to buy breakfast. Despite the bakery’s name, the food is very typical of old Hong Kong tastes, with dishes like deep-fried chicken legs and pork chop buns.” 

106 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay


FOR GETTING AROUND 

HONG KONG TRAMWAYS

“Hong Kong is always so busy, so I like to take the tram to get around. It’s known as the ‘Ding Ding’ to locals because of the sound of its horn. It’s cheap and gets you to the most popular places in Hong Kong.”


FOR AN AQUATIC LIGHT SHOW 

STAR FERRY

“The signature white and green ferries have been running between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon since 1888. If you’re lucky enough to catch the 8pm ferry, you’ll be able to enjoy the Symphony of Lights multimedia show, which involves 40 buildings on both sides of the harbor and can be seen every night of the year.” 

Central Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui Pier & Wan Chai pier


FOR A QUICK ESCAPE TO NATURE 

PEAK CIRCLE WALK

“People think of the city as a concrete jungle, but there’s actually a lot of nature close by. One popular place where you can enjoy the best of the local scenery is the Peak Circle Walk. It has excellent views of the island of Hong Kong and the famous Victoria Harbor.” 

Start at Lugard Road, near the Peak Tower


FOR COFFEE AND CONVERSATION 

LOF10

“Lof10 is a café that I passed by one day while exploring Sheung Wan, an older part of Hong Kong. It has the perfect atmosphere for enjoying some quiet time by yourself or striking up a conversation with a stranger.” 

1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan


FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION 

PMQ

“A former police barrack that’s now a publicly sponsored creative space housing over 100 boutiques, design offices and exhibition spaces. I can easily spend an afternoon here visiting local design stores and checking out the different pop-up shops.” 

35 Aberdeen Street, Central


FOR INSTAGRAM-READY DINNER AND DRINKS 

THE PAWN

“This is a former pawn shop that has been transformed into three floors of dining and drinking, along with a rooftop farm. It’s a perfect place to hang out with friends after work and makes for a great photo op when the Hong Kong tram passes by the entrance!” 

62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai


FOR SOME NIGHTTIME SHOPPING 

TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET

“As its names suggests, this market only operates at night. You’ll find a lot of local traders selling—and haggling over— trinkets, antiques and jade. Nearby there are also many restaurants serving seafood, claypot rice and other local delicacies.” 

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon


FOR A FESTIVAL WEEKEND 

CLOCKENFLAP MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

“One of the best weekends of the year in Hong Kong. It includes both local and international artists and is a perfect opportunity to chill on the grass with friends while enjoying some live tunes.” 

November 27–29, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon


FOR AN AWE-INSPIRING VIEW 

TIAN TAN BUDDHA

“Also known as the Big Buddha because it’s the world’s largest outdoor bronze sitting Buddha. I can still remember how amazed I was the first time I visited.” 

Ngong Ping Road, Lantau Island



Photographs by Butcher / Casey. Illustrations by Michael Henry Miano. 

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Also, don’t forget to check out our newest Hong Kong store, opening at Times Square on October 15th.

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