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Take a trip on the Star Ferry Get on at Tsim Sha Tsui and head to Central to get great views of the Hong Kong skyline. This is one of the cheapest and most enjoyable forms of transport in the city. There are 12 boats in the fleet and the crossing only takes seven minutes, so have your camera at the ready. Take the tram to The Peak Runs continuously from 7am until midnight and gives passengers plenty of time to gape at the views of the city that fall away below as the tram heaves itself up the steep incline. Happy Valley Races on Wednesday nights If it’s just socialising you’re after, you’ll enjoy hanging out in the beer garden. But if you fancy a flutter, there’s ample opportunity at this famous Hong Kong institution – each evening hosts nine races. Visit Victoria Park Tranquility in the middle of the urban jungle. Play bowls, tennis, go for a swim, or just sit by the lake and relax. If you’re an early riser, you can catch the old folks doing tai chi in shady corners. Mid-Levels Escalators at rush hour Enjoy the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world, and consider stopping at all the bars you see on the way up. The walkway also offers a prime viewing point for spotting potential future spouses. Visit the Zoological Gardens Strike up a friendship with a Red-crowned Crane, a Bornean Orang-utan, or the popular Pygmy Marmoset. Ocean Park Take the cable car over dramatic cliff faces before reaching the many adrenaline-inducing amusement rides. Opening hours:
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Hong Kong is home to many a specialist market and shopping streets. Whether you’re after birds, gadgets, textiles or sneakers, our city is rightly famous as a shopper’s paradise. 1. Flower MarketTake the flower market in Mong Kok. It's perfect for the green fingered or those who have a date to please, the flower market is filled with exotic flowers, potted plants, and seeds. The choices are endless in this beautiful floral jungle. 2. Pet StreetHere’s one for our four-legged furry friends. Despite being ethically suspect, Mong Kok’s Tung Choi Street is disarmingly charming. Full of precious puppies, kittens, rabbits, goldfish, turtles and frogs, the urge to ‘aww’ in adoration is unstoppable. 3. Sneaker StreetNew sneakers don’t always have to be expensive or hard to find. On Fa Yuen Street, also in Mong Kok, if the shoe fits, take it home. With a whole host of shoes from different brands, in various colours and styles, all at an affordable price, you’re bound to find something to fit your fancy. Time to upgrade your kicks. 4. Bird Street A quiet gem in ever-busy Mong Kok, Yuen Po Street, aka Bird Street, is decorated in the form of a traditional Chinese garden. Admired for its traditional décor and the delightful chirps of its many songbirds, the area is a blissful escape from the surrounding concrete jungle. And don’t miss the nearby Ladies Market. An outdoor bargain paradise selling anything and everything from houseware to hair accessories, it’s the perfect place for thr
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