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Top 10 Things to do in Hong Kong

Here are the top 10 things to do while you are in Hong Kong:

  1. Get some tailor-made clothing.
    Hong Kong is known for its tailoring, particularly for business suits and shirts. You should plan time for at least two fittings. Visit the tailor should be the first thing you arrive in Hong Kong. Three highly recommended tailors, all in Kowloon, are Empire International, (63 Mody Road, 2723-2673); and Princeton Tailor, (71-77 Peking Road, 2721-0082); Soong's Salon De Mode, (2/F Flat A, Han-chung Mansion #8-10, Honkow Road, 2723-1400).
  2. Antique Hunt
    Antique lovers will want to treasure hunt on Hollywood Road, where Hong Kong's antique stores are clustered. The following are sotres are recommended:- Teresa Coleman Fine Art, (79 Wyndham Street, 2526-2450); Honey Church Antiques, (29 Hollywood Road, 2543-2433); and Arch Angel Antiques, (52-55 Hollywood Road, 2851-6848).
  3. Have Dim Sum
    You got to have Dim Sum and the excellent tea at the 73-year-old Luk Yu Tea House in the Central District (24-26 Stanley St., 2523 5464). It geels like old Hong Kong, with stained-glass murals, dark wood booths, ceiling fans and waitresses carrying bamboo steamers on trays hung around their necks. No reservations are taken.
  4. Classic East meet West Experience
    Go have High Tea at the Peninsular Hotel. In the opulent lobby of this 1928 property, excellent tea is grandly poured out and served with a delicious array of savories and sweets, finished off with a cup of tiramisu. "Tea at the Pen" is so popular that the kitchen makes 1,000 scones a day and serves from 2 to 7 p.m. to meet the demand. Cost in HK$220 (US$28) plus 10 percent gratuity.
  5. Club Scene
    The hot clubs are dragon-i (for celebrity-watching), Hei Hei Club (with an outdoor Jacuzzi and pool), Volar, Jewel, and the private Kee Club. Always check with the concierge for what's hot. It's also fun just to wander around Lan Kwai Fong, a two-block, pedestrian-only area filled with bars and clubs and strolling merrymakers -- especially on a weekend night.

  6. Foot Reflexology
    The Chinese foot massage method that identifies parts of the foot with various parts of the body is an authentic Hong Kong experience. A good foot rub can be heaven after a day's touring. Guests can also indulge at their hotel spa.

  7. Bird Market
    Visit the Bird Market on Lok Street in Kowloon. There's a palpable gentility to the way these men carry their birdcages about with them, which is escpcially evident when they are taking tea and enjoying the music of their canaries..

  8. Shopping for Pearls
    Real cultured pearls are still a relative bargain in duty-free Hong Kong. Rio Pearl Wholesaler (39 Mody Road, 3rd floor, 2723-9615) in Kowloon is an excellent and reliable source, with a large selection of beautiful pearls at a good price, and elegant, warm Hong Kong-style service.

  9. Shopping for Hand Bags
    Second-hand designer handbags -- many of which are used for only a year because fashionable Hong Kongers insist on having this year's bag. Two chains are Paris Station and Milan Station.
  10. Buy some Tea
    It's been China's national beverage for 5,000 years. A good tea store chain is Fook Ming Tong Tea Shop -- you can pick up last-minute presents from them at the airport. The Peninsula Shop at the Peninsula Hotel is another good source. Drinking Wu-Long tea help to reduce the Fattening effects of Carbs.

Have fun in Hong Kong. Great food, bargain shipping and experience of a life time.



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