Once an area of heavy industry, Kwun Tong is reversing its decline off the back of a series of small businesses taking advantage of the neighbourhood’s competitive rents. Now, a number of creative businesses have helped to transform KT into one of Hong Kong’s most exciting neighbourhoods. Not only is the area is home to some of the city’s best cafés and best acitivities, in fact, there’s so much to see and do in the neighourhood that we’ve an entire guide. But if you don’t have enough time to do everything, here are the things close to the MTR that you shouldn’t miss.
Best things to do near Kwun Tong MTR station
This is the place to go in Hong Kong if you’re keen to try the Virtuix Omni, an omni-directional gaming treadmill that allows gamers to walk in any direction they want. Completely immerse yourself in more than 19 different virtual reality games, from zombie thrillers and archery games to action-packed shootouts. Just around the corner from Exit B2, prepare to be transported to a whole new world. Game on! And if this gives you a taste for VR gaming, try these other great VR experiences.
At a gargantuan 15,000sq ft, Nexus features a massive rooftop area, darts, karaoke, beer pong, billiards, VIP party rooms and TV screens showing whatever sport’s on. There’s even a cigar room. The drinks – standard student-y stuff – aren’t much to write home about, but they’re all competently made and there’s no skimping on the alcohol. If you’re tired of rubbing elbows with fellow drinkers in Central or TST, head here and spread out.
Specialising in Chinese and international contemporary art, Geneyclee Gallery brings Hongkongers new exhibitions every month. Recent highlights include Nikhil Patel’s innovative fabric canvas paintings and a show featuring artists discovered exclusively via Instagram. Pop along to this cute art space and acquaint yourself with a diverse range of gifted talents who are pushing the boundaries of creativity.Kwun Tong MTR Station Exit B2.
If you think you know how to play pool (or billiards), think again. Player 11, down the road from Exit B1, is the first venue in Hong Kong to feature a pool bowling table. It’s essentially a giant pool table with bowling ball-sized billiard balls, but this time, you rely on your whole body to aim and pocket the ball. The 3,500 square feet venue can be also turned into a pool soccer field or just plain old bowling alley. There’s a sound system, free WiFI and even a stove. You can easily turn a game into a full day affair for just $45 an hour. Plus, APM is just a few minutes walk away for some indoor retail therapy.
A recipient of the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award, this eatery serves up a quality feast at very wallet-friendly prices. Not far from Exit A2, the local restaurant is a, well, master when it comes to wontons, which are a must when you visit. But its congee, plus all the usual dim sum staples, are also a safe bet for unpretentious quality grub.