In the crowded and tiny city of Hong Kong, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to weekend whims are parties and clubs at Lan Kwai Fong, where the heart of Central transforms from a business district to a party district when the sun goes down. But I’m always looking for different and fun things to do, so on my weekends, I prefer exploring unfamiliar streets and finding new places to hang out.
Although still near Central, just a few minutes away from where all the parties happen, the Sheung Wan district is a completely different and chill scene. Steep streets made from stone steps are filled with quirky stores selling everything from vintage watches to funky costumes. I’m always surprised by what I end up buying.
Other than alternative shopping, there are also endless choices when it comes to satisfying my munchies. There are trendy al fresco cafes, burger joints, kebab shops and other snacks that you won’t really find in normal malls or areas of the city. That’s why I make it a point to try something new each time I go and, wow, the burger I had this weekend was amazing!
After wandering around, I take a tram (another relaxing way of spending your hours…it’s cheap too!) down to Wan Chai and catch a ferry back to the other side of Hong Kong. With good weather, you can take in the amazing scenery of the Victoria Harbor and it is always a relaxing trip.
The ferry takes you to Tsim Sha Tsui, where all the museums are. So whether you are interested in science, art or history, I’m sure there will be something that’s right up your alley. I’ve been hoping to catch the Andy Warhol exhibition for ages and I finally had the chance this weekend! Needless to say, it’s not something you’d want to miss.
After all that walking around, a stop at a cute diner for some food and a cocktail, too! So this is how I’d like to spend my weekends (if I’m not out shopping)…it’s definitely something different from school or work routines!