Sai Kung

Surrounded by acres of country park and pristine beaches, the picturesque town of Sai Kung has the laid back atmosphere of a holiday island. This is Sai Kung through the eyes of youth, a journey beyond the obvious seafood recommendations along the bustling waterfront promenade and the small alleyways in the old town.

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Places to stay in Hong Kong

Ho Ho Hostel
Comfy community-based hospitality concept
Rm E, 2/F, National Court, 240-252 Nathan Road, Jordan
low
Wontonmeen
Creative hub, hangout & hostel
1/F, No.135 Lai Chi Kok Road, Prince Edward
low
Heritage Lodge
Stylish & zen rooms in converted old hospital
800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon
medium
Ovolo Southside
Arty design hotel in industrial hood
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road
medium
Mojo Nomad
Boutique backpackers for urban nomads
286 Queen's Road Central
medium
Upper House
Understated chic & quiet luxury
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
high
Mei Ho House
Hip city hostel in a former public housing estate
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po
low
Hotel Jen
Comfortable hotel in authentic neighbourhood
508 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong
medium
The Jervois
Elegant and sleek sun-filled rooms
89 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
medium
The Pottinger
Elegant luxury in historic cobblestone street
74 Queen's Road Central
high

Snapshots in Sai Kung

(1/3) Nicholas, the Australian owner of local artisan bakery and coffee shop @Proof_hk, believes that ‘less is more’, and that everything is best preserved when it is kept in its simplest, most organic form. “Everything here is absolutely minimal, simple and clean. We have no furniture, no fancy designs - it is almost like we are a-designing the store.”⁣
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🚋 To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we are sharing heart-warming neighbourhood stories of 10 local businesses along the tramline on our app and in our #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15. Go check it out soon if you haven’t yet! ⁣⁣⁣
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👉Head to @proof_hk to get your own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more!
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(2/3) With Jared and Florian as the pastry chef and head baker, and Grace and Sum managing the storefront, the Proof team works just like cogwheels of a ticking clock. “Florian and I usually start baking at 6am every morning. In order to keep everything in its freshest state, we only bake 10 to 15 types of products per day, in limited quantity but with great flexibility. We often rely on Grace and Sum to communicate with our customers for feedbacks, so that we can make adjustments accordingly.”⁣
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🚋 To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we are sharing heart-warming neighbourhood stories of 10 local businesses along the tramline on our app and in our #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15. Go check it out soon if you haven’t yet! ⁣⁣
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👉Head to @proof_hk to get your own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more!
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(3/3) While bakeries nowadays are often tied up with the quest for rare ingredients, fancy decorations and complex flavours, Proof happens to take the road less travelled. “We often go back to the basics. Our Kouign-amann is the best example: it’s made of four simple ingredients only — butter, flour, salt and sugar — to create a heavenly, unbeatable mix of flavours that keeps lingering on your taste buds!”⁣

🚋 To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we are sharing heart-warming neighbourhood stories of 10 local businesses along the tramline on our app and in our #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15. Go check it out soon if you haven’t yet! ⁣

👉Head to @proof_hk to get your own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more!
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Paris Cotton Singlets Co. is one of the few remaining traditional yarn shops in town. The very first Paris Cotton Singlets Co. was established along the Hennesy Road tramline in 1951. ⁣

Back in the days when a ball of yarn cost only a dollar or so, young Mr. Chung, Paris' owner, was there to witness their family business at its peak. “Our business bloomed, especially during festive seasons. Once we had to roll down the gates just to prevent customers from coming in. We used to make over two hundred thousand dollars a day – with that amount of money you could have already bought a building right away,” he proudly recalls.⁣

In the past, vests, open-chest vests, sweaters and cardigans were the most popular items on Paris’ menu. What these symbolised was beyond fashionable trends, but more of a frugal, down-to-earth lifestyle that had been widely celebrated across different classes. “Back then, people preferred to stay simple – a plain sweater that goes well with a pair of decent pants was already good enough – even for big festive days like the Chinese New Year.” Whereas fast-forward to the present day, people would often go after patterns and styles when they select their knitted clothing. ⁣

As time changes, the demand for yarn has gradually faded. To cope with the ever-changing market needs, Paris has strived to extend their services, from providing free consultations to knitting classes, and even mending ‘broken hearts’ at times. “Once a mother came and begged for our help to darn a worn blanket, which had been her son’s comfy blanket since he was young. He couldn’t sleep without it! Her son was overjoyed when we mended the blanket." ⁣

🚋 To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we are sharing heart-warming neighbourhood stories of 10 local businesses along the tramline on our app and in our #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15. The exhibition only runs until September 30, so go check it out soon if you haven’t yet! ⁣

👉Head to Paris Cotton Singlets Co. to get your own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more! ⁣
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Paris Cotton Singlets Co. is one of the few remaining traditional yarn shops in town. The very first Paris Cotton Singlets Co. was established along the Hennesy Road tramline in 1951. ⁣

Back in the days when a ball of yarn cost only a dollar or so, young Mr. Chung, Paris' owner, was there to witness their family business at its peak. “Our business bloomed, especially during festive seasons. Once we had to roll down the gates just to prevent customers from coming in. We used to make over two hundred thousand dollars a day – with that amount of money you could have already bought a building right away,” he proudly recalls.⁣

In the past, vests, open-chest vests, sweaters and cardigans were the most popular items on Paris’ menu. What these symbolised was beyond fashionable trends, but more of a frugal, down-to-earth lifestyle that had been widely celebrated across different classes. “Back then, people preferred to stay simple – a plain sweater that goes well with a pair of decent pants was already good enough – even for big festive days like the Chinese New Year.” Whereas fast-forward to the present day, people would often go after patterns and styles when they select their knitted clothing. ⁣

As time changes, the demand for yarn has gradually faded. To cope with the ever-changing market needs, Paris has strived to extend their services, from providing free consultations to knitting classes, and even mending ‘broken hearts’ at times. “Once a mother came and begged for our help to darn a worn blanket, which had been her son’s comfy blanket since he was young. He couldn’t sleep without it! Her son was overjoyed when we mended the blanket." ⁣

🚋 To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we are sharing heart-warming neighbourhood stories of 10 local businesses along the tramline on our app and in our #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15. The exhibition only runs until September 30, so go check it out soon if you haven’t yet! ⁣

👉Head to Paris Cotton Singlets Co. to get your own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more! ⁣
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Paris Cotton Singlets Co. is one of the few remaining traditional yarn shops in town. The very first Paris Cotton Singlets Co. was established along the Hennesy Road tramline in 1951. ⁣

Back in the days when a ball of yarn cost only a dollar or so, young Mr. Chung, Paris' owner, was there to witness their family business at its peak. “Our business bloomed, especially during festive seasons. Once we had to roll down the gates just to prevent customers from coming in. We used to make over two hundred thousand dollars a day – with that amount of money you could have already bought a building right away,” he proudly recalls.⁣

In the past, vests, open-chest vests, sweaters and cardigans were the most popular items on Paris’ menu. What these symbolised was beyond fashionable trends, but more of a frugal, down-to-earth lifestyle that had been widely celebrated across different classes. “Back then, people preferred to stay simple – a plain sweater that goes well with a pair of decent pants was already good enough – even for big festive days like the Chinese New Year.” Whereas fast-forward to the present day, people would often go after patterns and styles when they select their knitted clothing. ⁣

As time changes, the demand for yarn has gradually faded. To cope with the ever-changing market needs, Paris has strived to extend their services, from providing free consultations to knitting classes, and even mending ‘broken hearts’ at times. “Once a mother came and begged for our help to darn a worn blanket, which had been her son’s comfy blanket since he was young. He couldn’t sleep without it! Her son was overjoyed when we mended the blanket." ⁣

🚋 To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we are sharing heart-warming neighbourhood stories of 10 local businesses along the tramline on our app and in our #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15. The exhibition only runs until September 30, so go check it out soon if you haven’t yet! ⁣

👉Head to Paris Cotton Singlets Co. to get your own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more! ⁣
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To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we have happily worked with 10 local shops to discover heart-warming neighbourhood stories along the tramline.

Today we’d like to share a little bit more about @halfwaycoffee, our favourite local coffee joint of all time.

As a cup lover and collector, shop owner Tommy bought his first cups from a granny in a bazaar in Sham Shui Po. Later when he went back, he found granny had passed away and her shop was converted to a mobile phone shop. Since then, he has made it his passion to preserve and promote traditional local culture of Hong Kong.

Get you own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide at Halfway, or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more! Don't forget to also check out the cool #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15 before Sept 30!
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To celebrate the 115th anniversary of @hktramways, we have happily worked with 10 local shops to discover heart-warming neighbourhood stories along the tramline.

Today we’d like to share a little bit more about @halfwaycoffee, our favourite local coffee joint of all time.

The idea of ‘Halfway Coffee’ originates from Tommy’s travel, enjoying a cup of coffee half way of a trip. He serves his coffees halfway up the stairs of Tung Street so travellers from around the globe can experience the unique culture of the neighbourhood.

Get you own #hongkong #neighbourhoodguide at Halfway, or simply download the free #idiscoverapp to find out more! Don't forget to also check out the cool #dingding115yrs open-air exhibition that we’ve co-curated with @kingymak and @rambler15 before Sept 30!
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