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Think Hong Kong is Expensive? Here are 6 Amazing Things to Do for Under RM60!

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When we say ‘Hong Kong’, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Hong Kong Disneyland or other expensive, touristy places. However, similar to other popular destinations around the world, there are in fact, a ton of affordable yet wonderful things to do in Hong Kong that won’t break the bank. You just need to know where to find them. 😉

Well, if you’re considering a Hong Kong getaway soon, here are some amazing things you can do for cheap!

 

1. Go hiking along the Dragon’s Back

 

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Hailed as one of Hong Kong’s best urban hikes, you’ll be able to escape the hustle and bustle of city life just for a little bit and enjoy some fresh air as you hike along dirt paths.

What you can expect:

  • Sweat out all the Hong Kong food as you take on this simple 8km hike
  • A spectacular view of the Southern Hong Kong island when you reach the peak
  • End your hike at Big Wave Bay where you can sunbathe on the soft, white sand, take a dip in the ocean waters or go surfing

Price: FREE

 

2. Explore Sham Shui Po

 

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An area encompassed by old Chinese buildings, Sham Shui Po is known as a hot spot for locals and tourists alike to indulge in cheap mouthwatering street food, electronic goods, knick-knacks and more!

What you can expect:

  • Get a taste of exotic Hong Kong street food at Fuk Wa street where you can experience put zhai gou (bowl pudding), rice noodle rolls, lung so tong (strands of sugar wrapped around crushed peanuts), zaa dai cheung (fried pork intestines), and more!
  • Buy affordable electronic goods at the Golden Computer Arcade. From PCs, computer tools and hardware to video games and gaming consoles, you can get it all here for cheap. You can even try bargaining!
  • Be spoilt for choice when you shop for clothes from over 250 fashion stalls on Cheung Sha Wan Road where prices are beyond affordable, AND you can haggle.

Price: RM5 – RM50 (HKD5 – HKD95)

 

3. Go street art hunting

 

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Walk through colourful corridors and admire the brightly painted walls for FREE and avoid the expensive art museums. From mural paintings to graffiti works, you can find it all in Hong Kong!

Where to go for the best street art:

  • Shing Wong Street – painted by contemporary artist Christian Storm, visitors can find the famous mural of two koi fish swimming amongst many other beautiful murals by Storm as you navigate through the area.
  • Ki Ling Lane & Chung Ching Street (a.k.a. Art Lane) – Encompassing both old and new buildings, you’ll be able to admire paintings by nine local as well as international artists here, all of which tell a different story.
  • Mong Kok’s Wall Of Fame – Situated between Argyle Street & Bute Street, this is where you should go to check out some of the best graffiti works in town. A new artwork pops up over existing ones every once in a while.

Price: FREE

 

4. One of Hong Kong’s UNESCO Global Geoparks: Tung Ping Chau

 

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Located on the easternmost island of Hong Kong, Tung Ping Chau is formed entirely from sedimentary rocks and a variety of marine abrasion landforms along its coast.

What you can expect:

  • Take photos among the larger-than-life rock formations and admire wave-carved shales, iron-rich rocks weathered to resemble chess boards, as well as stromatolitic structures made of fossils.
  • During the low-tide, look out for small fishes, sea urchins, and various shellfishes.
  • Walk through a naturally made corridor situated between two large cliffs.

Price: RM25 ferry ride from Ma Liu Shui ferry station to Tung Ping Chau

 

5. Visit the Centre for Heritage and Arts a.k.a. Tai Kwun

 

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What was once a Central Police Station was restored and turned into a centre showcasing the best heritage and arts experiences Hong Kong has to offer. This is the place to be if you appreciate contemporary art, performances and so forth.

What to expect:

  • Expect numerous activities here including interactive tours, heritage storytelling, diverse education programmes, and thematic heritage exhibitions.
  • Take photos among the many installations, paintings, and monuments in the area.
  • If you’re hungry, you can choose to have light refreshments or go full on and attend a fine dining experience right inside Tai Kwun.

Price: Entry is FREE

 

6. For authentic, cheap and delicious food, visit Hong Kong’s dai pai dongs

 

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Similar to our outdoor, roadside hawker stalls and street food, Hong Kong’s dai pai dongs is where you can get the most authentic foodie experience.

Where to go:

  • Bing Kee at Tai Hang – A place where tons of Hong Kong hipsters hang, make sure you order their famous pork ramen where the pork and noodles are said to be cooked perfectly every single time. RM18+/-
  • Keung Kee at Sham Shui Po – For something with a bit more substance, drop by this place for some delicious rice and dishes. Their signatures include the Hainan chicken, chicken’s feet, and all the seafood dishes including steamed fish. RM35+/-
  • Sing Kee in Central Hong Kong – Try the extremely flavourful salt and pepper pork which is both crisp and juicy. They are also known for their crabs and clams. RM25+/-

How mouthwatering do those dishes sound? Also, how incredibly affordable are all these Hong Kong activities?! Whoever said you can’t visit Hong Kong on a budget obviously didn’t do their research. What’s more, as you can probably tell from this list, there are so many incredible things to do, see and eat here that won’t cost you much! There are countless local districts and hidden gems for you to Discover in Hong Kong too.

In fact, if you’re thinking about making a trip there soon, AirAsia is currently having a promo and you can fly direct to Hong Kong for cheap! Deets below:

All-in one way fare: RM199 (members), RM204 (non-members)
Booking period: Now until 2 June 2019
Travel period: Now until 30 Sept 2019

We’re not sure about you but Hong Kong sure sounds like the perfect getaway spot for our next vacation. If you need more tips on where to go and what to do, check out Discover Hong Kong before you make your next trip there.



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