Hong Kong

What Baldwin says about Hong Kong

Discover Hong Kong, a city where dreams are realized amidst the dazzling skyscrapers that embrace the iconic Victoria Harbour.

Born and raised in The Pearl of the Orient, our travel and food writer, Baldwin Ho, is no stranger to the dynamic and vibrant spirit that shapes Hong Kong’s unique identity.

As a diverse cultural melting pot where locals possess an infectious, can-do attitude, it comes as no surprise that renowned chefs from across the globe aspire to have their flagship restaurant here, making it the ultimate vacation destination for food lovers.

Hong Kong has a vibrant, innovative art scene that takes the very best from both the East and the West. You can enjoy the whole spectrum of performance art from world-class Chinese opera to the latest international pop sensations. A lesser-known side of Hong Kong is the countless golden sandy beaches and unspoiled national parks. It’s a city more than just a shopping stopover, it’s a destination to fall in love with.

Make your Hong Kong vacation a memorable one by delving into the rich tapestry of this astonishing metropolis, for it promises an experience that transcends the ordinary. So go ahead, discover Hong Kong and leave nothing unexplored.

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    Man Wah

    Man Wah at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is a Michelin-starred Cantonese institution that has undergone extensive renovations in 2021. The restaurant is located on the 25th floor of the hotel, offering uninterrupted views of the fragrant harbour and the jaw-dropping Hong Kong skyline. The cuisine at Man Wah is just as impressive as its

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    Lung King Heen

    Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling metropolis, Lung King Heen proves itself to be a culinary gem with every delicate bite served. This three-Michelin-starred eatery, which perpetually witnesses its reservation book being filled to capacity, boasts not only of its exquisite Cantonese cuisine but also of its warm, welcoming interiors adorned with elegant

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    Caprice is an experience like no other. As soon as you arrive, you’re welcomed with grand carved doors, a long hallway and a glamorous French dining room featuring panoramic harbour views and dazzling chandeliers. The restaurant’s open kitchen is mesmerizing with dozens of chefs at work. The food is creative and delicious, thanks to newly

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    Regent Hong Kong

    Reopening this June (2023) following an extensive 3 year refurbishment, the Regent Hong Kong sits proudly in the stunning Victoria Harbour. Boasting 4 restaurants, the Regent is a peaceful oasis in an often chaotic city. In fact, the lead designer for the refurb, Chi Wing Lo has designed the hotel with a sanctuary in mind.

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    Four Seasons Hong Kong

    You can never go wrong with a Four Seasons property. Across the globe Four Seasons have been providing luxurious but still homely pied-à-terre options and the Four Seasons Hong Kong is no exception. Continuous improvement is the norm here, with the hotel completing extensive upgrades across 2021 and 2022, opening an innovative new bar ARGO

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    Hotel Alexandra

    Hotel Alexandra has been open since October 2021 so is still a relative newcomer to the Hong Kong scene. This design-forward hotel marries Victorian opulence and efficient luxury seamlessly and is a favourite for weddings. Situated in the heart of Hong Kong island, this large scale hotel of 840 rooms still offers the personal touch

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    Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel

    The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel reopened to much fanfare in July 2022 and its 425 guest rooms have been wowing visitors ever since. With its location overlooking the South China Sea, you could be forgiven for spending time in the hotel as a destination in its own right – infinity pool, spa and four restaurants

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    Aki McGallery

    If you want to be in the thick of it, look no further than the recently opened Aki MGallery in busy Wanchai. Providing a calm, design-led sanctuary just 10 minutes walk from the lively Causeway Bay shopping area, the Aki MGallery offers 173 guest rooms, including Hong Kong’s first Japanese-inspired tatami rooms. Light wooden features

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    Star Ferry

    Hong Kong’s famous Star Ferry celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and is the perfect way to orient yourself when arriving in town. The journey goes between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island and offers unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour and the impressive skyline. Definitely not to be missed.

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    Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark

    A UNESCO Global Geopark is a ‘single, unified geographical area where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development.’ Hong Kong’s 150 square kilometre site is no exception boasting educational hikes through geological formations and crystal clear sandy beaches.

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    Peak Tram

    Staying with transport, how about trying one of the world’s oldest funicular railways? Journey high above sea-level on Hong Kong Island on this recently regenerated form of public transport and be rewarded with excellent views. We hear that passengers also experience an unusual visual illusion when ascending the peak – it’s got to be experienced

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    West Kowloon Cultural District

    To experience Hong Kong you need to understand the local culture and West Kowloon is the place to go, home to venues and museums including the recently opened Hong Kong Palace Museum. Carve out a day to explore this area and keep an eye out for spectacular outdoor events in warmer months. Grab some snacks

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    The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

    Join pilgrims from all across Asia in visiting the spectacular 34m high, bronze Tian Tan Buddha at Po Lin Monastery. The destination may be remote on Lantau Island but the lush gardens, mountain air and scent of flowers is reason enough to journey out here. The monastery itself was founded in 1906 and is thought

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    Temple Street Night Market

    We hope you brought plenty of space in your luggage because we are going shopping! As the name suggests this market is by the dark of night and makes for an atmospheric environment, full of life and gadgets and gizmos. Come with your curiosity and get lost in this world of antiques, fortune tellers, pocket

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    Tsmi Sha Tsui Promenade and Avenue of the Stars

    Designed by landscape architect James Corner, the Avenue of the Stars hosts more than a hundred celebrity handprints to explore, alongside the Tsmi Sha Tsui waterfront. Start at the Clock Tower at nightfall and stroll along the promenade to Hung Hom past the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Space Museum for spectacular