4D3N Get local in Hong Kong

4 Days 3 Nights in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, the cosmopolitan city that never sleeps. Get local and see for yourself what Hong Kong has to offer! Indulge in famous delights such as (Michelin-starred) Dim Sum, Roast Goose and Wanton noodles. Enjoy scenic views and immerse in authentic Hong Kong culture. This itinerary is perfect for families, couples and even solo-travelers.


Things to Note:
(MUST BRING - Ecobags! Hong Kong has a plastic bag levy since 2015). MTR card, sunscreen, sunglass, waterbottle, camera. Please take note that estimated budget does not include personal expenses.
Recommended budget:
Est. US$344/pax
Trip Type:

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08:00AM
08:00AM
Arrival at Hong Kong International Airport - Getting started
$30
1) Stay connected by purchasing your tourist SIM card from the 1o1o mobile shop located at level 5 main hall (right next to 7-11 convenience store). A 5-day prepaid pass will cost 88hkd and you can enjoy 1.5GB/5GB of data at 4G fast speeds for online action. 2) Travel at ease! Get your on-loan OCTOPUS card ($150hkd) from the MTR counter located in the middle of level 5 main hall. Use this card to travel by trains, buses and even ferries. Simply TAP away and you are good to go!
08:30AM
08:30AM
Directions
$5
1.
Proceed to the Ground Transportation Centre located in between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Take the right-hand ramp (after arrivals hall exit) to the bus interchange.
2.
Look for BUS A21 that heads towards Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Hung Hom [http://www.hongkong.net/transportation/to-from-airport/bus/a21]
3.
Alight at the 9th stop - Man Ming Lane, Nathan Road. The entire journey is approximately 1 hour.
4.
Continue walking straight in the direction where Bangkok Bank is located. You will also walk past Mannings.
5.
Make a left turn and walk up the slope (Wing Sing Lane) after you spot Wing Wah Cake Shop and a furniture shop.
6.
The booth lodge will be on your left hand side!
09:30AM
09:30AM
Checking in - The Salvation Army Booth Lodge
$120
Note: Take the lift up to LEVEL 7 where the reception is located. Enjoy your 3 nights stay at the newly renovated booth lodge hosted by the Salvation Army. This hotel is easily accessible to shopping malls, restaurants and sightseeing spots. The room is decent-sized, affordable, clean, and fared way better than other overpriced boutique hotels. The nearest MTR station is Yau Ma Tei, with the closest exit being EXIT C. Deposit your luggage with the friendly concierge and head out for breakfast!
10:00AM
10:00AM
Directions
$1
1.
Take a 5 minutes walk to the nearest MTR entrance - Exit C at Man Ming Lane. Take a one-stop train ride to Mong Kok Station.
2.
Look for exit B3 and go up the overhead bridge which links to MOKO shopping mall.
3.
Follow SIGNAGE that points to MOKO mall and Bute Street. Take the escalator on your left and exit at Bute Street.
4.
Once you see the cosmetics shop BONJOUR, continue walking straight, the cafe is right ahead of you.
10:30AM
10:30AM
Breakfast at Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery
$5
Polo Buns, also known as Pineapple Buns, are a kind of sweet-savory pastry in Hong Kong. This famous Kam Wah Cafe serves the most authentic Polo Buns in Hong Kong. Do remember to order the bun which comes with a slice of butter - Pronounced as "POLO-YAU". Other worthy mentions include milk-tea and thick french toast drenched in maple syrup.
11:10AM
11:10AM
Directions
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1.
The Fa Yuen Street Market is just a street away from Kam Wah Cafe. (Head back towards the overhead bridge where you came from).
2.
Keep a look out for the colorful tents and bustling street.
11:15AM
11:15AM
Fa Yuen Street Market & Sneakers Street
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Take a stroll down this long stretch of morning market which extends from Prince Edward to Mong Kok area. Stalls here are aplenty and you can find items ranging from clothing, shoes, bags to local produce like vegetables and fresh fruits. Towards the Mong Kok end of the market, lies the "sneakers street", which - as its name implies - are well-known for cheap and affordable branded sneakers.
12:30PM
12:30PM
Directions
$0
1.
(Optional) You can choose to walk back to the hotel from Mong Kok. Walking time: Approximately 15mins.
2.
(Optional) Exit Sneakers street/ Fa yuen street and cut through to the main road, Nathan Road.
3.
(Optional) Walk along Nathan Road back to Wing Sing Lane, Yau Ma Tei.
4.
If you are tired, you can look for the nearest Mong Kok MTR entrance.
5.
Take a one-stop ride back to Yau Ma Tei Station (EXIT C).
1:00PM
1:00PM
Lunch at Yokozuna Ramen
$12
Have a piping hot bowl of Japanese ramen here at Yokozuna, which is located right across the booth lodge. Once you reached, inform the server inside the restaurant your last name, and they will provide you with a queuing token. Hang around outside the restaurant or browse through the menu. The turnover rate is fast so diners would not have to wait for too long despite the crowd!
2:00PM
2:00PM
Freshen up
$0
Check in to your rooms and freshen up.
2:45PM
2:45PM
Directions
$1
1.
Exit the hotel, walk down the slope and make a right turn at the corner.
2.
Take Bus 1A to Tsim Sha Tsui.
3.
Alight at Cameron Road.
4.
Walk to Granville road (one street before Cameron road).
3:00PM
3:00PM
Tsim Sha Tsui - Granville Road/ Cameron Road/ Mody Road
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A paradise for shopaholics alike, Granville Road houses a three-storey SASA as well as many unique clothing boutiques. Items are cheap to mid-priced. Take your time to explore the quirky and unconventional gems scattered along this street. Also drop by Lung Shing Dispensary which sells cosmetics, masks and household products at discounted rates. If you are looking for food souvenirs, the highly raved Jenny bakery is located right at Mody Road, Mirador mansion lv 2 (3 streets away).
5:30PM
5:30PM
Directions
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1.
From either Granville or Mody Road, exit back onto the main Nathan Road.
2.
Cross the traffic light and cut across Kowloon Park via Haiphong Road.
3.
Your destination will be at the end of Haiphong Road.
6:00PM
6:00PM
Harbour City
$20
Explore the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong. Harbour City also offers some of the best harbour city view – all at its doorstep. For dinner, be spoiled for choices with a wide-range of palatable dining options. Green-tea lovers, visit CHA-NO-WA at Citysuper, 3/F for their to-die-for Matcha roll. It is HARD not to get lost in this mall, but fret not, because they have friendly and informative customer service officers are situated at practically every corner.
7:30PM
7:30PM
Directions
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1.
After dinner and shopping, start making your way down to Salisbury road.
2.
Walk towards the seaview and you will walk past the Hong Kong Cultural Center and a Clock Tower.
3.
Head towards Victoria Harbour.
8:00PM
8:00PM
Symphony of Lights
$0
Get ready to be dazzled by Hong Kong's night-time cityscape! This daily laser light show starts at 8pm sharp. Visit [http://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/see-do/highlight-attractions/harbour-view/a-symphony-of-lights.jsp] for a detailed description of the free performance. Note: Avenue of Stars at Tsim Sha Tsui is closed for renovations, but tourists are still able to enjoy the light show along the harbour.
8:45PM
8:45PM
Directions
$1
1.
Head right back onto Salisbury Road
2.
Look out for The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel
3.
Locate the bus stop which is at the side of the hotel
4.
Take BUS 271 and alight at Man Ming Lane, Yau Ma Tei. Journey time is approx. 20 minutes.
5.
Cross the traffic light and head back to your hotel.
9:00PM
9:00PM
Back to Hotel.
$0
Rest early on your first day.