Hong Kong | 24 hours in HK with 240 HKD

Hong Kong | 24 hours in HK with 240 HKD

24 Hours In Hong Kong Under 240HKD*

Hong Kong, the thriving metropolis in Asia best known for its post colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers juxtaposed against traditional temples, crime serial dramas and of course, dim sum. In this article, we present to you our guide to exploring Hong Kong in 24 hours under 240HKD*!

*excl. accommodation and flights

1. Australian Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司)

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Photo from Daniel Food Diary

Address: 47 Parkes Street, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Opens daily except Thursdays – 7.30AM – 11PM
Nearest MTR Station: Jordan Station

Rise and shine! How does breakfast at Hong Kong’s top voted eatery by the public sounds? Start your morning with a comforting spread at the Australian Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司), an authentic Hong Kong style cafe which has exploded all over the food blogging sphere for its fluffy scrambled eggs, slices of ham with toasted soft white bread. What better way than to round up your breakfast with its Hong Kong milk tea and Creamy Milk.

What you can expect to spend: HK 30 – HK 50

2. Victoria Harbour

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Photo from Wikipedia.

Nearest MTR Station: East Tsim Tsa Tsui Station/ Wan Chai Station

All fuelled up, proceed to East Tsim Tsa Tsui or Wan Chai stations and head to the piers. Board the Star Ferry, a prominent figure on the waters of Hong Kong that have been serving locals and tourists for over 130 years to cross to Victoria Harbour. Feast your eyes on the spectacular sights that awaits you that have long fascinated travellers before you, warranting it a spot on National Geographic 50 Places of a Lifetime. With both sides mounting glittering skyscrapers, you can indulge in the sights from either Tsim Tsa Tsui side or Hong Kong Island. Alternatively, you may wish to proceed to the top floor of Peak Galleria for a free stunning view.

What you can expect to spend: HK 2.2/ride

3. Avenue of Stars

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Photo from Hong Kong Hotels.

Nearest MTR Station: East Tsim Tsa Tsui Station

A 440m long promenade at Tsim Tsa Tsui’s waterfront, it is Hong Kong’s answer to Hollywood’s walk of fame and invites tourists to recognise iconic Asian talents. At the same time, you can breathe in the fresh air and take touristy pictures around the area for memories.

What you can expect to spend: Free

4. Ding Ding Tram

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Photo from Novotel.

Take the colourful Ding Ding Tram around Hong Kong Island with its exterior proudly displaying “ Hong Kong, Asia’s World City”. Similar to other cities’ bus tours, find yourself a good spot on the air conditioned upper deck and take any route to see the hustle and bustle in the heart of Hong Kong.

What you can expect to spend: HK 2.3/ride

5. Street Markets

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Photo from Fabulously Broke.

Nearest MTR Station: Mongkok Station/Jordan Station

Feel the heartbeat of Hong Kong as you dive into different Hong Kong street markets with the more iconic ones being Ladies Market, Temple Night Market and Sneaker Street. Clustered in the same locations, you may easily find yourself wandering off only to find yourself in yet another street market. Look forward to getting apparel, electronics and almost anything and everything here for a steal. Don’t forget to bargain!

What you can expect to spend: N.A

6. Wanton Noodles

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Photo from Crunchy Bottoms.

Address: 77 Wellington Street, Central
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm Daily
Nearest MTR Station: Central MTR (exit at D2 exit, walk along Wellington St)

No trip to Hong Kong is ever complete without having a good bowl ( or bowls, we won’t tell) of wanton noodles. Springy noodles, clear broth and juicy wantons is just what you need right about now. Try Mak’s Noodles, a traditional Cantonese restaurant run by Mak Chi-Ming ( third generation descent) in Central which is known for mastering this signature dish, balancing all the ingredients out in a porcelain bowl, albeit a tad tiny. We recommend getting two bowls as portions are small.

What you can expect to spend: HK 39/bowl

7. Causeway Bay

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Photo from Tripzilla.

Nearest MTR Station: Causeway Bay Station

Causeway Bay, one of the world’s most expensive areas for rent is a must -see. Bordering the Eastern District, it is a major shopping district with 13 storeys Japanese departmental store SOGO, Times Square, Hysan Place and many more malls along the area. Expect designer brands lining up with local brands interspersed throughout and hidden gems tucked away in unexpected corners.

What you can expect to spend: N.A

8. Lan Kwai Fong

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Photo from Lan Kwai Fong.

Nearest MTR Station: Central Station/ Exit D2

Make your way to Lan Kwai Fong, a buzzing spot for nightclubs, bars, pubs and restaurants for the youthful, adventurous and curious. Feel the vibes in the air as you pop into one of the bars for a cocktail or beer. Do not be surprised to see the area swarmed with a huge influx of young adults and expats as early as 8PM. Queues for clubs start at 10PM and you may be interested in exploring some of the tremendously popular clubs such as VOLAR, Ce La Vi and PLAY.

What you can expect to spend: HK 50 onwards

9. Symphony of Lights

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Photo from Discover Hong Kong.

Nearest MTR Station: East Tsim Tsa Tsui Station

“ World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” , a Guinness World Record has been expanded to include more than 40 buildings on both side of the Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and Tsim Tsa Tsui is a celebration of Hong Kong’s history, diversity and culture. Savour the stunning display that will be sure to take your breath away as you finally conclude the night.

What you can expect to spend: Free

10. Affordable Accommodation

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As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong may not be the most affordable place for a vacation. Check out ZEN Rooms for some cool options. Room rates start from HK 180 a night! For travelers on a budget, we recommend ZEN Rooms Tsim Sha Tsui 2 (HK 270 per night). If you want to splurge on something more premium, we would suggest ZEN Premium Yaumatei (HK 630 per night).

 

About the author:

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NICHOLAS TAN – As an avid traveler and leisure blogger, Nickii can always be found in cafes with his MacBook. With a croissant or two in hand, of course.

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