In such a frantic city like Hong Kong, work life balance is extremely important. Make sure to take a breather every now and then by visiting these five relaxing spots all over the city.
Finding Work Life Balance in HK
H110-112, 1st Level, Block B, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Ditch the briefcase and pick up a frying pan! First founded in Japan in 1965, ABC Cooking Studio now has close to 150 studios in and out of Japan. Learn how to make delicious Japanese dishes such as tempura, nikujaga (a Japanese meat and potato stew) and karaage (Japanese fried chicken). If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can also learn how to bake cheesecake and other confections from their instructors.
Offer: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Trial Lesson
Estimated Savings: $280
2nd Level, Kolling Centre, 77 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Plenty of us sip tea during our power meetings, but do you know what it’s like to truly savour its flavour? Phoenix Tea is set in a quiet part of bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, and it’s famed for serving Merrylong Big Red Robe Tea from the Wu Yi Mountains. Wu Yi Rock Tea is known for its mild flavor and multiple health benefits — overworked office robots, this is for you.
Offer: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tea Experience Workshop
Estimated Savings: $298
Shop G014, Eslite Spectrum, G/F, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Cityplaza, Tai Koo
Coffee has more to it than its stimulant effects in the morning: it protects you from Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, amongst others. Get your fix at Sensory Zero, which serves cups of joe from Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia and more. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make that #instaperfect latte, they also do all kinds of coffee workshops.
Offer: 50% Off 90Min Coffee Workshop for Two
Estimated Savings: $400
19th Level, Phase 2, Goodman Logistics Shatin Center, 5 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan
After a stressful week, there’s nothing better than to detach and get completely immersed in a hobby. Take up pottery at Arthome.hk. Founded by Alan Lai, his vision was to give visual artists a home-like space to hone their skills. You, too, can be one of them. After the workshop, your creation will be glazed, ensuring you have a beautiful memento of your visit. Aprons are provided.
Offer: Buy 1 Get 1 Free 90Min Pottery Class
Estimated Savings: $518
4th Level, 17 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Office workers will be familiar with the health issues that come with sitting all day, from lower back pain to shortened flexor muscles. Try out a yoga class at Yoga Refine, which vows to provide yoga for all. You can attend Yoga Basics & Alignment, go get a Hot Deep Stretch or our favorite, Neck & Shoulders Stretch.
Offer: 50% Off Yoga Refine Class
Estimated Savings: $75