Discover the Most Authentic Hong Kong Neighbourhood - Sham Shui Po

Hong Kong Tourism Board unveiled the “Hong Kong Neighbourhoods – Sham Shui Po” promotion in Kuala Lumpur on 16 Oct 18. This launch is part of a region wide campaign which highlights Hong Kong’s most authentic neighbourhood - Sham Shui Po, and encourages travellers to explore the rich history of Sham Shui Po just as locals do.

From open-air markets that sell a whole eclectic of wares, to historical temples which exist side by side with Michelin recommended restaurants and hipster cafés, Sham Shui Po is home to both traditional sensibilities and modern tastes.
 Michelle Loo and Raymond Chan, HKTB Regional Director, Southeast Asia, celebrating the launch of Sham Shui Po at a Hong Kong Tourism Board organized event, Kuala Lumpur.  

"Hong Kong culture is immersed in rich history and deep traditions; and at the same time, it is continuously evolving with new trends in fashion, technology and even culture. We aim to encourage visitors to explore Hong Kong beyond the traditional tourist areas as we believe Hong Kong will continuously bring new and exciting experiences for Malaysian travelers. With its many different and unique aspects which cover cuisine, architecture, arts, and fashion, Sham Shui Po will surely leave a lasting impression on visitors.” said Raymond Chan, Regional Director, South East Asia, Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Sham Shui Po

Located in Kowloon Island, Sham Shui Po has slowly but steadily emerged into one of the most vibrant districts in town. The neighborhood is host to several authentic experiences – from the street market at Apliu Street, a one-stop destination for gadgets and electronics shops, and fabric shops all the way from the ribbons shop at Nam Cheong Street, buttons store at Ki Lung Street to the unique toy shops at Fuk Wing Street.
This lively district is a hidden-spot, filled with the best shopping streets for travellers; and Michelinstarred eateries that offer mouth-watering local street food. Gleaming through the streets of Cheung Sha Wan Road, this market is a must visit for trendy travellers to find the best bargains to complete their fashion collection.

Sham Shui Po is also an up and coming foodie destination in Hong Kong, popular among locals and travellers for their authentic Hong Kong eats – the neighbourhood is home to Michelin recommended eateries as well. From Bean curd pudding at Kung Wo Beancurd Factory, bowl puddings aka put chai koh at Kwan Kee Store, the world-known Tim Ho Wan dim sum, to the appetizing cha chaan teng at Wai Kee noodle café, Sham Shui Po is one of a kind foodie heaven for every kind of food craving.
Aside from the well-known shopping and food district, Sham Shui Po also home to a popular historical landmark in Hong Kong, the Mei Ho House. The building has been awarded an honourable mention by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation and now serves as a popular youth hostel. Adventurous travelers can also explore an underground art gallery 100ft Park, at 220 Apliu Street. This tiny gallery, with only 300ft of display space is used both as an artist hangout spot and as a place where local artist can exhibit their work.

The famous instagrammable spot of Sham Shui Po is probably the bright yellow Man Fung Building on Tai Nan Street which was given a face with a mural by Madrid-based street artist Okuda San Miguel. The multi-coloured mural ‘Rainbow Thief’ was completed in 2016 as part of HK Walls’ 2016 city-wide street art festival. The design covers the entire building facade in his signature multi-coloured geometric patterns, which come together in the shape of a bear.
For more information, visit Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) website.

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