A Sunday in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Everyone expects to see skyscrapers, traffic-jammed streets, and hordes of people everywhere in Hong Kong, but, little people do know, Hong Kong also has a natural side. Today, we’re taking a step out of the inner city and into Sai Kung.

Yet, we before we go, we need to eat. I stop by Jade Garden for some dim sum (think of it as Chinese tapas). Dim sum is usually done by steaming or deep-frying, and all the dishes, while diverse, are very tasty. Dim sum is the most popular way for families and friends to meet and get together in Hong Kong. If you go to dim sum, order Har Gow (shrimp dumplings) and Siumai (pork dumplings).Yummy!


801a, Phase 1, New Town Plaza, Shatin

When: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm daily

10:00 am

We took the bus to Sai Kung. It's a popular area for hiking and swimming, with some well-known hiking trails and beaches nearby, but it's also a nice to just relax, walk around, and see the people and sights.

Where: Sai Kung Bus Terminus

12:00 pm

The coastline isn’t far from the bus terminus. We saw locals walking their dogs, kids running after one another, fishermen selling their catch of the day, and tourists at the piers waiting in line to go on boat tours. It was pleasant, just observing what other people were doing.

Where: Sai Kung Pier

12:30 pm

We went to a little village nearby. There are only short buildings and some are really old. On the main street, See Cheung Street, locals sell fresh fruit and homemade organic juices. We stopped by a small café in the area that offered a variety of different kinds of coffee. The staff was very patient to explain the differences and help pick my coffee.

Where: Color Brown Coffee

34 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung

3:30 pm

We did not have dinner in Sai Kung but headed back to the city by public transport. OK! That's it for this time. Ciao!

By Celestina Pang


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