Dive headfirst into the action in Tsim Sha Tsui, where all manner of restaurants can be found, from omakase sushi bars to African food stalls in the labyrinthine Chungking Mansions. Shops in the neighbourhood range from designer to thrift, and the district is world-renowned for tailors who can whip up a bespoke three-piece suit in 24 hours. Get away from the crowds and cross ‘drinking at the world’s highest bar’ off your bucket list by popping into Ozone for seriously high-altitude bevvies (with prices to match).
So you’ve decided to stop in Hong Kong and take a 48 hour break. Smart move – there’s tons to see, do, eat and buy here. While newcomers may be under the impression that Hong Kong is all business and skyscrapers, locals and frequent visitors know there’s a variety of activities for all tastes, whether you’re outdoorsy, food-obsessed or a culture vulture. Sure, 48 hours might not sound like a lot to work with, but Hong Kong’s density isn’t legendary for nothing – you can cover a lot of ground in very little time here. By Annette Chan
Photo: The antique stores of Cat Street