In Part 1, we highlighted 5 Hong Kong experiences that can be enjoyed on absolutely no budget. We’ve come up with a list of 5 more. Take the whole squad or family along for a fun day or night out because truly, the best things in life are free.
Hong Kong Museum of History
A list-topper for history buffs, the Hong Kong Museum of History packs over 400 million years of archaeology, history, ethnography, and natural histories into a 7,000 square metre space. Thematic exhibitions (such as «The Legend of Hong Kong Toys,» below, running until 15 May 2017) are also held at different times.
A: Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
T: 10am – 6pm
Temple Street Night Market
Sample the wares in the stalls, take in a Chinese Opera show, visit a fortune teller, or feast on delicious delights from dai pa dongs (traditional street food restaurants). Temple Street is home to the city’s last remaining night market – certainly, a living treasure.
A: Temple Street, Kowloon
T: 4pm – midnight
Walk amongst over 60 colourful, oversized statues from Charles M. Schulz’s famous Peanuts cartoon strip! This outdoor park boasts five themed areas: Baseball Playground, School Plaza, Peanuts Boulevard, Snoopy Wedding House, and Canoe Ride.
A: 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin
T: 11am – 10pm
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Your Instagram will gag; in every corner lies a photo-op. Founded in 1871 and located on the northern slope of Victoria Peak, this picturesque park in the heart of the city is home to the Children’s Playground, Aviaries, Greenhouse, Fountain Terrace Garden, and some resident mammals and reptiles.
A: Albany Road, Central
T: 5am – 10pm
Walk the Golden Mile
Graffiti, neon lights, street food, temples to various religions, suits, accessories, buskers… it’s the stuff of quintessential HK postcards! Take a stroll along Nathan Road, Kowloon’s main thoroughfare. It’s sensory overload, and is the very epitome of our lively, colourful and international city.
A: Nathan Road, Kowloon
T: 24 hours
Inspired? Now, step out – explore, experience and share more of Hong Kong. Get ENTERTAINER 2017 (original price HKD475) and Cheers 2017 (original price $295) for a SECRET DISCOUNT. To enjoy the discount, simply use promo code HUBHK2017 in your in-App cart upon checkout.