Asia’s finest food and drink producers come together at Taste of Hong Kong to bring visitors an amazing four-day festival. The event features dishes from some of the city’s best restaurants, including Little Bao, Bo Innovation and Yardbird. And with fantastic drinks and live entertainment, this exciting event should satisfy any foodie! As well as the kitchens, hungry punters can look forward to a gourmet market where they can stock up on some of the finest ingredients in town. If you need lessons on how to put those ingredients to use, look new further than the the exclusive culinary masterclasses over at the Taste Theatre. To make the most out of your time at Taste of Hong Kong, check out our recommendations for the best things to eat, drink and do while you're there.
Everything you need to know about the galleries in Hong Kong’s newest art hub.
The very best places for drinks with a killer view.
Rugby fever is back! This year however, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival at Lee Gardens shows that the festivities are about so much more than what’s happening in the stadium.
Did you know Hong Kong is home to the world’s largest replica of Noah’s Ark? Here’s that and other weird HK attractions.
To pay tribute to this eclectic place we call home, we hit the streets to ask real Hongkongers what it is they love most about our city.
The best of Kwun Tong in one dinky list.
There’s a popular saying in Hong Kong: “It would have been better to have given birth to char siu than to you.” Why? Because char siu, or Hong Kong-style barbecue pork, can be more amazing than any child. Pair it with some rice and it’s a match made in heaven.Much like dim sum and gai daan zai, char siu rice is a quintessential Hong Kong dish and a local comfort food fave. While you can find it almost everywhere across town, quality varies tremendously. You can get it for as cheap as $21 with a soup and a drink, or you can splash out over $300 to get it just on its own. We check out four famous restaurants and put their fare to the test to find out which serves the best char siu rice in all Hong Kong.Looking for more local comfort food? These great cha chaan tengs should do the trick.GET VOCAL FOR YOUR LOCAL: Vote for your favourite Hong Kong restaurant
Art is no longer limited to galleries. It can also be found on catwalks and shopping racks too. For anyone looking to adorn themselves in a masterpiece, these new collaborations marry artists’ creations with fashion aesthetics and the clothes and accessories can all be snapped up in Hong Kong. Feeling inspired and itching to create your own artsy outfit? Head over to Sham Shui Po Ki Lung market for fabrics and one of these awesome art stores in town to start designing.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rhythm whereby you only visit and see the places that fall within your route between work and home. By proxy, this means some of us can go weeks or even months without seeing dense foliage of any kind. We’re blessed in Hong Kong to have a plethora of stunning country parks within easy reach, so there’s really no excuse to not take some time to reconnect with nature. Here are the best country parks for just that.For more awesome things to do in Hong Kong, come this way. Or, you’re more of a public park person, we’re all over that too.GET VOCAL FOR YOUR LOCAL: Vote for your favourite hiking trail
Hong Kong’s biggest flower show returns to Victoria Park.
Taste of Hong Kong returns for its third edition, bigger and better than ever
See groundbreaking and award-winning posters designed by talents from all around the world under one roof.
Special exhibitions, art talks and booze can all be found at this art event
The popular art fair showcases works from 80 galleries from Asia and around the world, all at fairly reasonable prices.
The open day sees more than 50 artist studios welcome the public into their creative space and get hands-on experience at a variety of workshops
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One of the city’s biggest art fairs, which seeks to showcase progressive and emerging talents from Asia
This ever-changing list – depending on our personal tastes du jour and the varying performance of restaurants – is home to the best restaurants in Hong Kong. From long time favourites to super newbies, we’ve sorted everything from restaurants in some of Hong Kong’s best hotels to the city’s streetside cheap eats. Basically, whatever serves the best food in Hong Kong at this moment.Think we missed somewhere that demands to be included? Let us know in the comments.
With all the human traffic clogging up the streets it makes perfect sense to dodge the hullabaloo at ground level and escape up when you want a relaxing drink – doubly so when you have rooftops, a skyline and a harbour as fantastic as Hong Kong. While there are plenty of options for sky-high dining with amazing views in our city, not to mention some great hidden terrace dining spots as well, there are just as many bars offering views that’ll have your eyes popping like a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Whether you’re planning a date night to sweep your beloved off of their feet or just looking for somewhere in the clouds to get away from it all, here’s our guide to Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars.
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?
Food is more than a passion in Hong Kong. It’s a way of life. From some of the best brunches anywhere to our humble street food and awesome dim sum, our food scene is tops. But many meals come with a hefty price tag, so we’ve picked 50 of the best cheap eats in Hong Kong under $50 so you can treat your stomach like royalty, without the royal price tag.
Lukewarm towards Lamma? Cheesed off with Cheung Chau? Hong Kong is blessed with hundreds of islands, so it’s time to stop going back to the same old tourist traps. Looking to combine gorgeous sandy beaches, picturesque hikes and free things to do? These islands have got it all. Follow our guide and find out all the hidden gems and activities to do on our territory's outlying islands.
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.
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.
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.