100 Hours in Hong Kong

A culinary journey from the Kowloon wet market on Nelson Street, to the dizzying heights of Hutong on the 28th floor of One Peking; Michelin-starred peking duck at Yan Toh Heen, to all manner of freshly netted fish at Chuen Kee looking out to the sea in Sai Kung, a 40-minute drive away from the city. Dishes that delighted the tastebuds, to ones that made for a good anecdote (chicken feet at Tim Ho Wan) but I shall never threaten my mouth with again. In between fuel stops, there’s so much see in Hong Kong: city heights, beaches, volcanic rock formations, temples, the 8pm Symphony of Lights along the Tsam Sha Tsui waterfront each eve. Hollywood Road boasts antiques, arts and embroidery, and the Man Mo Temple, which dates back to 1848 and houses massive incense coils, burning away to keep bad spirits at bay. With dual-language signage, a top metro system, buses to hop on and off, and yellow taxis if all else fails, it’s a doddle to navigate. A cocktail at the Ozone, Ritz Carlton – ‘the world’s highest bar’ – is a must; so high you can feel the gentle sway of the building as you look down, down at Victoria Harbour below, as is a stroll along the Avenue of the Stars – Hong Kong’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame – for hand prints of top HK actors from Jet Li to Jackie Chan, and a 2.5 metre bronze statue of Bruce Lee.

For the full adventure, visit: http://www.arbuturian.com/travel/travelfeatures/hong-kong 

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