Sunset Survivors

Sunset Survivors is a coffee table book that tells the stories of Hong Kong’s traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, readers soon find themselves immersed in the streets of old Hong Kong. This Yau Ma Tei walking route will bring you to five of the characters and industries featured in the book. 

Yau Ma Tei was once a small fishing village with floating restaurants serving up exotic seafood. Today, it is a bustling urban area built largely on reclaimed land. The area is known for its unique character, combining old and new; There are ancient temples and century-old fruit markets alongside modern shops and tourist attractions. Keep your eyes peeled for the eclectic mix of people too; the busy streets are humming with office workers, shirtless delivery men, hawkers, triads and ladies of the night! The scene for an infinite number of fascinating stories.

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Places to stay in Hong Kong

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