Checking-in from the Pearl of the Orient!
1. Man Mo Temple - one of Hong Kong's oldest. 2. This concrete jungle. 3. What 'popping downstairs for a bite' looks like at Hotel ICON. 4. Getting lost in the alleys of Sheung Wan. 5. In between meetings with my favourite girl, Sononui. 6. Hong Kong, turning it on. 7. Two Michelin-starred Pierre by Pierre Gagnaire at the legendary Mandarin Oriental. 8. Cha chan teng goodness at Sun Kee Cheese Noodles. 9. Post dinner satisfaction! 10. Exploring Central wearing ClubCouture and Michael Kors. 11. Hong Kong island at its finest.
Hello from Hong Kong!
Just a quick update from the Pearl of the Orient. Here for business-cum-leisure and we simply can't get enough of what this city has to offer! The sights, sounds, smells (of dimsum and freshly baked egg rolls) and the politest people everywhere, I mean it when I say I want to move to Hong Kong.
It's been raining a lot these days (so bring a brolly if you're heading here soon!) but that hasn't deterred us from checking out Sheung Wan two days in a row. Elegant, eclectic and hip, Sheung Wan is currently where Hong Kong's hipsters hang out. It is definitely a place to see and be seen with its roaring cafe culture, trendy art galleries and designer pop-up stores juxtaposed against Chinese medical halls, antique shops and the long-standing Man Mo temple that has been around since 1847. I recommend you start your morning at the Western Market housed in a historic Edwardian-style mall (Exit B of the Sheung Wan MTR Station), then head to Mrs. Pound for lunch - this secretive speakeasy Asian fusion restaurant hidden behind a Chinese stamp shop facade is a huge hit on Instagram, before ending your day at Visage One, a one-seat hair salon by day that transforms into a cubbyhole lounge on Saturday nights.
This is part one of my Hong Kong travelogue, I still have more shopping, food and nightlife to come!
6 Pound Ln, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
+852 3426 3949
LG/F, Po Lung Building,
93 Hollywood Road Mei Lun Street Central
+852 2523 8988
Photos by Zachary Yong