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


30 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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  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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  6. One thing i love about travel is to know fully the culture and feel like one of the locals and not just the touristy side. Thanks for this info because a lot have already write about the attractions in HK

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    1. I always love writing and highlight those places that are always overlooked.

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  7. Hong Kong seems to have many different faces. Thank you for sharing this one with us. Keep up the good work!

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  8. ive heard so much about hongkong and it is definitely on my bucket list. It's always nice to read a detailed post like about about my favorite places. thank you for the details

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    1. Thank you and I would like to read your Hong Kong adventure soon!

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  9. Was in HK a couple of months back and I have never heard of this district! Such a shame cause it looks really distinct to what HK is.

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    1. Yeah many doesn't know about this awesome district, and only know the Wan Chai, hahaha. Hong Kong is more than a CBD, high rise building and party place.

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  10. I always love to dig deeper into what a city really is about. Using the free guide helps immensly. Great post!

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  11. Never thought HK had more to it. And usually you dont get to listen too, but your write up is really informative and has a different view to HK.

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  12. I think, my aim in HK would be street photography. I would really like to go to sham shui po and picture everything.

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    1. Hong Kong is another gorgeous city perfect for street photography.

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  13. I was in HK twice but didn't discover this place! I will try to visit this place next time. It looks like in an other world.

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    1. It is a district very different from what busy and sometimes crazy Hong Kong.

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  14. Hongkong has more to it other than skyscrapers, cafes, and shopping malls. This article is a living proof of that. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Which part of Hong Kong is your favorite? Mine is cruising the Victoria Harbour.

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  15. I love visiting parts of cities outside the main tourist areas. That is how you really get a feel for the city and it's people.

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    1. I know right. Many travelers shares their HK expertise but only shares about the city, and excluding the main important part of Hong Kong, especially the rural areas.

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