This tour is designated for people who want to see the most local and grassroot lifestyle and non-touristic/fancy place in Hong Kong. In this tour, we are going to explore Sham Shui Po and Shek Kip Mei in Kowloon. They are the most local representative in the city with lots of vivacious things. We will cover local markets, traditional shops and architectures (some are older than 100 years old) which tells the culture and history in SSP and a large public housing area in SKM. Examples of spots we will visit: 1. A snake soup shop - what formed this unique eating habbit? 2. Sam Tai Tze Temple(a Toaist temple) 3. An indoor market complex - to overlook the tenement houses 5. A labyrinth fabric bazaar - it forms an artistic atmosphere At the end of the trip, I will teach you how to do CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY with an expressive style. Also, you may climb up a little hill hidden in the city to overlook the skyline of Kowloon. That's what you'll get - with loads of knowledges of HK and a different angle when looking at the city.
Hey! It's Kristy here! I'm a travel lover! Some years ago, I lived in Mexico for 6 months! Other than that, I've spending most of the time living in Hong Kong as I love this city. But sadly, the local history is not well known not even for the locals. I studied history for 7 years in school and I strongly feel the need to share the facts and how I see the city with others! Currently I'm studying fine art, so some art element will be added to the tour too!
1. Kick off at Apliu Street - we'll search for the hidden shops around that area 2. Walk further away from the main area and go visit the police station and fabric bazaar 3. Go upslope to Shek Kip Mei (an area right next to Sham Shui Po) to visit a small museum, the hidden hill and do Chinese calligraphy
Please wear real comfortable shoes as we'll have a decent amount of walk and go up to a little hill. Also bringing umbrella/raincoat is suggested as it rains a lot during summer.