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What to do in Hong Kong according to your Chinese zodiac sign

Use our HK-inspired zodiac guide to scope out your ultimate experiences in the city

Written by
Sarah Moran
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Just like Western Astrology, each Chinese zodiac sign boasts an individual approach to life, complete with dynamic likes and dislikes. As we welcome the year of the Golden Rat in Hong Kong, we pair each zodiac sign with the perfect Hong Kong outings based on your horoscope's personality traits. Have fun!

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Things to do in Hong Kong according to your Chinese zodiac sign

Ox: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009...

Ox: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009...

Born in the year of the Ox, you're hard-working, ambitious and strong-willed. You're known for your diligence, determination and for being extremely patient. You believe the road to success requires hard work and don't like taking shortcuts in life. You're a hard worker - which is great - but sometimes you can get so caught up in work that you forget to relax.

Your match: Conquering new hikes is a perfect activity for you determined and ambitious Oxens. Alternatively, relax and explore Hong Kong's secret islands or our stunning urban green spaces.

Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008…

Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008…

Quick-witted, flexible, adaptable and outgoing, you Rats are always up for a challenge. You're curious, alert, imaginative and have keen observation skills. While most of the time, you’re calm and collected, you do have your moments of restlessness as well. A talkative fella, you're usually right in the centre of things and find it easy to make friends.

Your match: Always up for a challenge, Rats would enjoy battling it out at arcades and game centres or VR experiences with friends.

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Tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010...

Tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010...

Dubbed "the king of animals", Tigers are used to being the centre of attention. You’re born with leadership skills and are respected for being brave, competitive and confident. No one can compare with Tigers when it comes to your planning ability.

Your match: Your amazing organisation skills make you a great world travel buddy, a quick learner if you want to pick up new skills like art jamming or pizza making, while your competitive streak will make you heaps of fun at game cafes like Wheat and Wood.

Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011...

Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011...

A Rabbit's mantra is “Make art, not war.” You are kind-hearted, friendly, intelligent, cautious, skillful, gentle and discreet, you always treat people politely, with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere. They dislike fighting and like to find solutions through compromise and negotiation.

Your match: Volunteer your time at these local charities, hide away at these quiet places hidden art spaces in Hong Kong.

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Dragon: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012...

Dragon: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012...

Dragons traditionally represent authority and good fortune. Unsurprisingly, Dragons are fierce leaders who are chock full of adventure, knowledge, and power. You're filled with energy, as well as plenty of charm and glamour to boot.

Your match: Test your fortune at the famous Wong Tai Sin Temple, get your culture on at Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art or enjoy at night out at the (Chinese) opera at Yau Ma Tei Theatre.

Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013...

Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013...

Snakes are known for having immense wisdom. You’re intuitive, great thinkers, and will fight hard to achieve what you set your mind to. You’re always concocting new plans – and usually succeed – without help from others since you have little trust in people and detest small talk.

Your match: Get away from the crowd at these hidden or far-flung spots in town, grab some solo grub at these restaurants where you won't feel awkward requesting a table for one.

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Horse: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014...

Horse: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014...

You Horses are an energetic bunch. You never get tired of the hustle and keep struggling forward. That’s why there’s a common Chinese greeting that wishes people: the vigour of a dragon or horse. You can always be counted on to bring on the cheer, and for being eternally optimistic with a romantic streak.

Your match: Are you a hopeless romantic looking for love? Let us set you up on a blind date! If you already have a sweetheart, take them to these romantic restaurants or try these date ideas.

Sheep: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015...

Sheep: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015...

Sheep, you gentle creatures, are often blessed with talent either in reading or writing. You're mild-mannered, sympathetic and brimming with delicate thoughts and creativity. You may not like to admit, but you do enjoy your material pleasures. You like spending money on fashionable items and the finer things in life.

Your match: Desperately seeking inspiration? Seek help from the gods of literature and war at Man Mo Temple or soak up some culture at heritage sites such as Tai Kwun and The Mills.

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Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004...

Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004...

Representing curiosity, bravery and positivity, Monkeys love chasing thrills. Bringing the spunk and the smarts, you thrive on intensity and love to get that last drop of sensation out of life. Even at a low time of life, Monkeys can rise up suddenly when they find new chances and renew their energy to take more rounds.

Your match: Monkey around in Kam Shan Country Park (Monkey Hill), chase some thrills at Ocean Park or surf your heart out in Hong Kong’s incredible beaches.

Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005...

Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005...

Roosters are generally artsy, gifted in music and fine arts. You're perfectionists who take your work seriously and can't stand seeing mistakes. You're straightforward enough to call people out on their crap, but you're also secretly a softie. You're family-oriented, great at budgeting and a defender of evil.

Your match: Show your music skills or feed your ears at Hong Kong's best live music venues, enjoy these free things to do in Hong Kong or brush up on your fighting skills.

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Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006...

Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006...

Simple, straightforward, honest, and friendly. You Dog-year-ers are always willing to go all out to do things for your friends. You're compassionate, have highly accurate intuition and strong judgment ability. Warm and playful, you're the ideal companion for a carefree night out.

Your match: As your most extra and loyal friends, Dogs are always up for a fun time with friends. Sing your heart out at Red MR, put on your best and most extra costumes for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens or party without judgement at the fabulous Petticoat Lane.

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