Picking the best photo spots in Hong Kong is tough. After all, our city was practically built for Instagram. There are amazing skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, vibrant neon signs, plenty of fancy looking food and even incredible rocks! What more do you need? Well, how about a guide that makes sure you can hit all the Instagram famous photo spots in Hong Kong so you can make all your followers jealous? That’s what we’re here for. Alternatively, just use this guide to have fun with your friends and to capture some memories. After all, it’s only Instagram, right? By Jianne Soriano, Jacinta Ruscillo and Douglas Parkes
The Mills, the landmark revitalisation project from Nan Fung Group, has finally opened its doors after about five years of careful renovations. The former cotton mills, which were the heart of Nan Fung Textiles during Hong Kong’s manufacturing boom, have been transformed into a design hub that celebrates the city’s industrial history while nurturing its creative community. The heritage destination now boasts everything from experiential retail shops, business incubators and cultural happenings to a lush rooftop park and plenty of photo ops. To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some of the unmissable highlights to check out while you’re there. By Annette Chan RECOMMENDED: Learn more about the history of the Mills and other iconic historic buildings in Hong Kong.
As well as being a food paradise home to some amazing restaurants, Hong Kong’s street market culture is just as well known, if not more. Here are 11 of the most iconic markets in Hong Kong that everyone should visit at least once.
What is it about Christmas that catches us off guard every year? It seems like just yesterday that we were finally rid of 30-degree days and suddenly we’re scrambling to shop for gifts and lock down holiday plans. Well, fear not – we’ve done the research for you and found five great things to do at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel this holiday season, from sitting for a portrait like a monarch to eating to your heart’s content (okay, it’s mainly eating) at the hotel’s stellar restaurants. RECOMMENDED: Looking for more things to do during the holidays? Check out these Christmas markets or dazzling festive displays.
As the weather gets a little chilly, Hongkongers love to combat the cold weather by indulging in seasonal claypot rice. Naturally, we discover which are the best in town.
With everything from roast turkey and suckling pig to juicy steaks and gourmet shellfish, Hong Kong is awash with seasonal eats from all over the globe.
From sushi to cart noodles, this is the best of the best in our food-obsessed city.
Escape above the hustle and bustle of the city at these bars with fantastic views and fantastic drinks to match.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.