K11 Musea has officially opened its doors in Tsim Sha Tsui! The sleek, massive 10-storey mall nestled by the harbour boasts an exciting range of illustrious fashion brands and exciting new eateries: from Kyoto’s Michelin-starred Kaiseki staple Tominokoji Yamagishi, to London exports Avobar and Fortnum & Mason, K11 Musea has kicked off its grand opening with more than 50 restaurants serving up globally-renowned food and drinks.
Sai Kung is known for its sweeping landscapes, clear waters, hiking spots and quality seafood to round off the day. Less celebrated however is the town itself. The budding cultural hotspot is filled with things to do and places to see, from street art to concept stores and (nearly) everything in between. If you’re going to head to one of Hong Kong’s hippest spots, you may as well snap a photo or two for the ‘gram. After all, if you didn’t post it, did it really happen?
Hiking season is almost upon us. For the experienced trail-walkers among you looking for something a little different, have a go at the best night hikes or try some alternative hikes, or if you prefer exploring the country parks on two wheels, try our top 10 cycling routes. But for those of us whose idea of a brutal climb is taking the stairs to the fifth floor, it can be daunting deciding on a trail to head out on. Happily not every trail in Hong Kong ascends a mountain at a 45-degree angle. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had from the gentler slopes and paved pathways wending their way across the territory. So if you don’t own crampons and those hiking boots you bought three years ago are going mouldy in the back of the wardrobe, don’t sweat it. These are the best hikes in and around HK for novices. All you need is a good supply of water, a sun hat and a sense of adventure. By Sam Sinha
Firmly rooted in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz presents the best new experiences for a next level lifestyle. Back by popular demand, the second annual BAM Festival sees Mercedes-Benz returning to Central Harbourfront this Oct 12-13 and even larger in scale. This two-day outdoor event is where automotive, technological innovation, lifestyle, fashion, food and drink, urban living, sustainability, e-sports and entertainment all intersect. Inclusive, free of charge, with something for everyone – here is an insider’s preview at what to expect this year. For more information, to keep up with updates as they are announced and to RSVP to BAM Festival 2019, visit www.bam.hk.
Burgers are the ultimate comfort food pretty much anywhere in the world. Sure, a big, juicy burger might be messy, and it will obviously cancel out all the hard work you did at the gym, but sometimes what’s bad for the body is precisely what the soul needs. A great burger is so much more than grab-and-go fast food. The right combination of fresh ingredients, delicious condiments and buttery buns can be sheer ambrosia. If your mouth is watering already, we’ve tracked down the best burgers in town – from Sze Sun’s low-cost, Hong Kong-style bites to the perfect patties at cult-favourite chain Shake Shack to the Michelin-calibre beef burgers at The Butchers Club. Loosen those belts, people. By Chloe Li RECOMMENDED: Give protein a pass and carb-load to your stomach’s delight at the 12 best pizza restaurants in Hong Kong.
Hip hop may have started as an expression of the black experience in American cities, but the genre has grown into a multicultural export that reaches every corner of the globe. In Hong Kong, the city’s fast-growing hip hop scene is rapidly being defined by a rising generation of musicians from a wide range of backgrounds, from refugees to third culture kids. These artists are rewriting the script for Hong Kong’s minority communities, creating music that puts their experiences in the spotlight. Txmiyama, also known as Jap-Boy, is a third culture kid: a Japanese artist born in Canada and based in Hong Kong. His uncompromising lyrics seamlessly blend English and Japanese and paint a gritty but honest picture of the city through his unique lens. His lyrics are so relatable that a line from his song 5am Minibus, '7k for a house like a cell/and you really think we out here scared of jail', was tagged in the streets of Admiralty during the recent anti-extradition bill protests. “7k for a house like a cell and you really think we out here scared of jail?” 😭 pic.twitter.com/Z5dMmABLLS — momento mori staring at the sun 2017 (@fulgur_irruptiv) August 13, 2019 "There's a misrepresented demographic in Hong Kong," Txmiyama says. "There are all these Cantonese rappers, as it should be, but there’s also a group of expats, immigrants – whatever you want to call it – that want their voices to be heard." And thanks to artists like Txmiyama and others like him, those voices are f
From sushi to cart noodles, this is the best of the best in our food-obsessed city.
We’re spoilt for choice in Hong Kong. Our famously crowded city is stacked and packed with great bars, especially in bustling neighbourhoods like Central and Wan Chai. Whether you prefer to relax over a craft brew, a single malt, a glass of red or a classic cocktail, Hong Kong has an amazing bar guaranteed to have you ordering ‘just one more round’.Let’s get started. And if we miss your favourite, let us know in the comments.
Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau? Discover the best things to do on Hong Kong’s outlying islands.
Tired of the Morning Trail to the Peak? Here are some less well-known hikes great for exercise and with some stunning views.
Escape above the hustle and bustle of the city at these bars with fantastic views and fantastic drinks to match.
We all know that Hong Kong isn’t a cheap place to live. And with exorbitant cemetery plots, the city isn’t even an affordable place to be dead. But there’s no need to panic when payday still seems far off and you’re down to your last dollars. There’s a wealth of free things to do in our SAR and we’ve rounded up the free gigs in Hong Kong's best music venues, free galleries, best comedy shows and much more to keep you going out every day of the week without having to spend a cent.
Bombarded with choices from all the things to do in Hong Kong this weekend and looking to step out of the concrete jungle? A calorie-burning hike with jaw-dropping views is just the cure. Hong Kong has no shortage of amazing scenic hiking trails a short distance from city centre, varying in difficulty and offering everything from amazing bird's eye views of our SAR to stunning sunsets. Head to one of our favourite outlying islands to make it a day trip where you can discover more gorgeous hikes and hidden cultural gems. And if hiking is not quite your thing, why not hop on a bike and cycle along one of the city’s best cycling routes?
There's no dearth of dim sum in Hong Kong. From humble siu mai, to fluffly cha siu bao and soupy xiaolongbao, we pick out the best dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong.
Despite being such a small, cramped space, lil’ ol’ Hong Kong punches well above its weight. From the city’s top restaurants and their slew of Michelin stars to Hong Kong’s best bars, which are among the most creative in the region, our city proves that size isn’t everything. In fact, at the height of its influence, only the USA and India produced more films than Hong Kong. And our cinema is one of tremendous variety, too. From adaptations of popular Chinese opera, to Johnnie To’s gritty crime noirs, to the tales of repressed heartache that made Wong Kar-wai internationally famous, Hong Kong cinema can do it all. So what are the best Hong Kong movies of all time? Edmund Lee presents his definitive list chock full of some of the best films ever made anywhere on the planet.
With no sales tax, no VAT and malls attached to other malls, Hong Kong is rightly famous as one of the world’s great shopping destinations. Although we appreciate the air conditioned bliss of a well-ventilated shopping centre during the summer, it can be boring to see the same parade of brands in one mall after another. If you’re feeling the need for something different, Time Out presents your ultimate guide to the good, the quirky and the downright best independent shops in Hong Kong.