Things to do in Hong Kong
Posted on September 26, 2017
Heading to Hong Kong? Here’s a list of things you should check out!
Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
The Noon Day Gun was owned by a company named Jardine Matheson on the waterfront of Causeway Bay. The gun-shoot is said to have started in 1814 when Royal Naval Officer became annoyed by the gun salutes for the head of the company, since gun salutes were meant for military commanders only. As punishment, the company would need to fire one-shot salute at noon every day. The company kept the deal and it has eventually become a tradition until now.Gun Shoot at 12:00 pm every day. Accessed from a tunnel passing under Gloucester Road.
Times Square is so far the largest shopping mall in Causeway Bay. It is considered as a “must go” shopping mall for almost every visitors. It has 230 stores and over 20 restaurants of various cuisines. Times Square sits on top of the Causeway MTR station, making it a very convenient place to visit.
Jardine’s Crescent is a tightly-packed roadside market with many tiny stalls that sell bargain domestic goods, specializing in hair accessories, bags, women’s clothing, knits, mobile phone accessories and other household items. There is also a small wet market at the end of the street that sells flowers.
The new shopping mall established in the heart of the hectic Causeway Bay. The 17-floor mall carries 120 stores of international, local brands, and brands debuting in Hong Kong.
The theme of natural light, high ceilings, modern decorations make our shopping experience more enjoyable. The Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant located on the 7/F of the shopping mall come with an outdoor open space for diners to look over the bustling city scene. The bar is an ideal spot for a pre-dinner drink.
Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre
If you wanted to try dining in “Dai Pai Dong” but hesitated because of its environment, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre would be your choice. It is an indoor cooked food on the top floor of the market with air conditioning. Opened in 1979 as the first cooked food center in a local market. It offers cheap and a large variety of local food such as fish ball, Chinese dishes, and seafood.
The tallest building in Hong Kong until 1989 and the city’s first circular skyscraper, Hopewell Centre is also known for its restaurant VIEW 62 by Paco Roncero, which makes for the place to be for a cocktail over a breathtaking city view.
Take the scenic lift to have a look at the view. First take the escalator from ground level to the 1st Floor, change lift to the 35th Floor, change lift again to the top floor. The scenic lift is free.
Wanchai is a district that never sleeps, with a one-of-a-kind nightlife brought way into the night by bars the likes of Devil’s Advocate, Coyote Bar & Grill, and Agave Tequila Y Comida. However you want to enjoy the nightlife of Hong Kong, there is a location for you in the neighbourhood of Kew Green Hotel Wanchai Hong Kong.
The market that is almost 160 years old, considered as the oldest continuously-operating street market. You will find tightly-packed stalls on both sides of the street selling foods and goods.
Riding the Peak Tram would be a highlight of your trip in Hong Kong. It gives you a whole new perspective in viewing Hong Kong as you make the ascent to the Peak. Arriving at highest point on Hong Kong Island, you can have a better look at Victoria Harbor and the skyscrapers. In the Sky Terrace 428 located inside the Peak tower houses a viewing platform, dining restaurants and retail outlets. Spend your late afternoon and evening either shopping, sightseeing or visiting the Madame Tussauds, the attraction that features over 100 well-known celebrities wax figures.