Hong Kong Highs and Lows

Activity Bell House, Medilink Square, 525-543A Nathan Road, Hong Kong Published on: 06-06-2016

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
First-time visit
Joined
3 hour
Van
Prince Edward MTR station Exit A
Highlight of the city
Activity
Half day Tour
Sightseeing
8.40 USD

Hong Kong Highs and Lows is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Get a unique opportunity to learn what it really means to live in Hong Kong. Experience the city’s two sides, luxurious districts and struggling communities, and find out what’s being done to improve the city’s once-neglected neighbourhoods. Along the way, learn about Hong Kong’s history and gain a newfound appreciation for the life of Hong Kongers, from the richest of rich to the poorest of poor.

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Why Hong Kong Highs and Lows is special ?

Explore Hong Kong’s two extremes, from affluent neighbourhoods to public housing districts, and gain insight into why Hong Kong has the highest income inequality in the world


Learn about the revitalization projects that are bringing vitality to struggling communities


Experience Hong Kong’s up-and-coming arts and culture scene


Visit the Garment District of Hong Kong and learn about the city’s role in international clothing production


Go on a treasure hunt through the city’s biggest flea market


Tour style:Local culture, Walking, Local neighbourhood

What to explore at Hong Kong Highs and Lows?

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point:

Prince Edward MTR station Exit A

Starting time: 2.00 PM

Ending point:

Shum Shui Po MTR station

Hong Kong is home to some of the richest people in the world, with the most USD billionaires (and the fourth most millionaires) per capita. But the city also has the highest income inequality in the developed world, with one-fifth of its population living under the poverty line. The rich and the poor of Hong Kong stand further apart from each other than anywhere else on Earth. But interestingly, the richest and the poorest districts of Kowloon sit just next to each other.

On this Hong Kong city tour, you’ll venture into both the rich and poor communities to learn about the areas’ development, as well as the cultures of those who call these districts home. You’ll look at some legacies of the British colonial period and learn how the city is revitalising its heritage buildings, as well as the public’s quest to promote local arts and culture.

Your Hong Kong tour will lead you to the posh Kowloon Tong through a big recreation ground and park, which acts as a buffer from the hustle and bustle of urban Kowloon. Here you’ll discover many quaint streets – and expensive cars. This is a luxury neighbourhood, home to affluent locals, with whooping real estate price tags.

From there, you’ll visit what was once the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong. Find out why so many shoppers lose their sense of direction and just let their shopping instinct take over amid the more than 200 shops and restaurants.

You’ll then explore the other side of the city, an area that’s home to social housing and charity organisations. Yet despite the poverty, this district of Hong Kong is full of character and colour. As you explore, you’ll learn about the local government’s efforts to improve the community, and see sites such as the first generation of public housing in Hong Kong and a former factory turned into an art studio and exhibit space. You’ll find out why so many Hong Kongers are rediscovering this area, checking out its vibrant markets, electronics shopping malls, and the nearby Garment District. You’ll finish off your Hong Kong city tour on a treasure hunt through the city’s best known flea market.

From rich to poor, luxury to grassroots, if there’s one thing you’ll see on this tour, it’s the real Hong Kong!

Addtional information

Additional Information: Tours may be cancelled due to weather, particularly if there is a typhoon, rainstorm, or thunderstorm warning. Please contact Hong Kong Urban Adventures to discuss arrangements.


Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Inclusion

Local English-speaking guide

Exclusion

Any personal expenses

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Duration
1.0 day
Estimated
42.74 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
10 places

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Location

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Bell House, Medilink Square, 525-543A Nathan Road, Hong Kong

Meeting point

Prince Edward MTR station Exit A

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