Peak Local Indulgence in HK Sham Shui Po

Peak Local Indulgence in HK Sham Shui Po


Behind skyscrapers and shopping malls, there is another world to explore in Hong Kong. Look beyond the established attractions to Sham Shui Po -- an eclectic neighbourhood where every street corner exudes the sheer essence of daily lives.

You can happily lose yourself for hours in the enticing bustle of Sham Shui Po. But the experience is now compressed into a fascinating two-minute time-lapse video Immerse Yourself in Sham Shui Po like Locals Do. The local resident and award-winning videographer Alex Rodriguez has been invited by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) to present Sham Shui Po's best-kept secrets from the perspective of a gaai fong (local inhabitant).




Immerse Yourself in Sham Shui Po like Locals Do

The film portrays a typical day in the distinctive community. Within the markets lies a bewildering array of goods such as vintage toys, colourful fabrics and more. The open-air market on Apliu Street in particular has a hypnotic allure for treasure hunters from local and abroad.



Following a long line of hungry diners into the dim-sum mecca of Tim Ho Wan, the film captures stacks of bamboo steamers. The culinary exploration continues through Michelin-recommended eateries and street food stalls, not missing the popular tofu dessert at Kung Wo Beancurd Factory.

The film then runs at a more leisurely pace at the entrance to Arli Star Leather Factory. The mellow ambience injected by young dream-chasers radiates to Café Sausalito, where a live jazz performance provides soundtrack to the vividly creative atmosphere.

The pace of life remains just as frenetic as dusk falls. "One of my favourite parts is seeing my neighbourhood's silhouette lights up at sunset. The building clusters create a vista that is beyond compare." says Alex.




Self-guided Walks Recommended by Locals

Visitors can follow in Alex's footsteps and enjoy the life-enhancing scenes captured in his remarkable film. The HKTB offers insiders' insights on exploring Sham Shui Po through a walking guide containing recommendations from local personalities, making every traveller's trip to this distinctly Hong Kong neighbourhood an unforgettable experience.

You can download the FREE GUIDE HERE

Peak Local Indulgence in HK Sham Shui Po


Have you been to Sham Shui Po? This is your chance to explore the city and discover Hong Kong!


xoxo, Blair


10 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I totally agree with you Blair. Hongkong has more to it other than Shopping malls and skyscrapers. The free guide is very helpful if we want to walk by ourselves!

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    1. Yeah, and experiencing local is the best.

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  2. I have a friend from Hong Kong and he was telling me about this place just a couple of days ago. The place looks quite cool, especially that bright yellow building :D

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  3. Cool! It's really like another world. Quite a surprise considering Hong Kong is usually portrayed as an ultramodern city of glass and steel.

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    1. Yeah in many tourism overseas campaign they always shows that. But Hong Kong is more in-depth. You need to experience it.

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  4. Very colorful place, loved the market. The hyperlapse is excellent for giving you a the feel of the neighborhood.

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  5. Hong Kong seems to have a different face. Thank you for the informative article.

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    1. Most that you see online is the Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong is more than having a gorgeous skyline.

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