SMALL GROUP - Monster Building (World's Densest Residential Living) & URBAN LOCAL Living in HK Eastern District

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Susanna
Quality Verified Registered on September 01, 2022

I'm Sue, the WISE & INTELLIGENT Guru of Hong Kong :) I'm a fun multilinguist LEGAL EAGLE (speaking Mandarin/Cantonese/English/French) and I am witty, smart, fun and kind. My tours are SMALL, FOCUSED & COSY. I love sharing and learning about different cultures. I've travelled through 50+ countries and I know what tourists love. I love everything that has to do with Hong Kong. Some people compare Hong Kong with Beijing, Shanghai, or Singapore and say those cities are better. NO, NO, NO, that is so not true. Hong Kong has everything and it is the best. Come join me on my tours, where you would learn so much more about Hong Kong, that no other tours could compare! Let me show you Hong Kong with many wise giggles & fun laughs!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

URBAN LOCAL Living in HK Eastern District + Monster Building - Route NOT OVERLAPPING any HK Introduction Tour
Hello travelers! I'm Sue, the wise guru from HK :)

This tour will take you through Quarry Bay, Taikoo, Sai Wan Ho where we will explore URBAN living in HK, where old meets new and the crowded run-down residential behemoths will meet spacious high-end urban living.  And, all against the backdrop of the skyscrapers within HK's 2nd Commercial District, Quarry Bay.
All questions on domestic immigrant  workers, HK housing prices, HK schooling system, pet keeping and local wedding etiquettes would be discussed and answered, with no stone unturned.
As case in point, I will also take you to hidden endroits, so that you can connect with this city like a true local!
Navigating through narrow streets, there would be plenty of street food and we would also visit the very instagrammable "Monster Building", which is popular with tourists, and whose structure inspired locations in movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction and Ghost in the Shell and music videos like " Labyrinth" by Mondo Grosso. 


  • Quarry Bay MTR Station
  • Monster building (World's densest residential building)
  • Tiniest Turtle Jelly Restaurant
  • Quarry Bay "SOHO"
  • New Fleshy Buildings Next to the Old
  • Taikoo Shing "Japanese HUB"
  • Quarry Bay Boardwalk
  • Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery (free entry, closed on Tuesdays)

 I can't wait to see you soon :)

Just a quick note on tipping: it's the standard practice for my tours, with a baseline of HKD150 per pax/per tour (HKD75 per child/per tour). Your support keeps my tours top-notch, with my historical expertise and academic background bringing your Hong Kong experience to the next level. While some guests go above and beyond this baseline, it's totally up to you! 🙏🏼

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    MTR Quarry Bay Station, Quarry Bay, H...
    MTR Quarry Bay Station, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
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    I will be at G/F "Exit A" of "Quarry Bay MTR Station". Please note that I will contact you for final confirmation 24 hours prior to the event, where if there is no response from you by app. 8:00pm the day before the event, and if you are a solo booking, your booking may be seen as a cancelation. Thank you and therefore reply to me real close to the event.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Quarry Bay
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Monster building
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Taikoo Shing
  • 4
    Outside visit
    One Island East
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Fireboat Alexander Grantham Exhibition Gallery
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Quarry Bay Promenade

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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stephen 10 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Sussana was great. Very informative. We learned lots and had a great time. Highly recommed you do this tour. stephen and johanna
Anders 10 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
WOW! Very interesting, excellent guide. Highly recommended. Susanna gave us a very good insight into Hong Kong history and culture.
Sababa 09 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
I went on the monster building tour with Sussana and I am so glad I went with her. Sussana is very knowledgeable and charming. Her storytelling will definitely help you see Hongkong in a different light. I have learned so much from her and very strongly recommend her tours. If anyone of you feel Sussana’s setting of base price of HKD 150 for her tours is unreasonable (as I can see from some comments) you’ll think differently when you finally take her tour. The service that she provides is expert level and I feel her base price is very reasonable (in fact low) for the service Sussana provides. Don’t let the base fare deter you. Just go for it you’ll have a great time with Sussana, I promise!
Lani 03 Mar 2024
Cagayan de Oro

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
I can't as i wasn't able to attend but f i was turn off by the message stating a fixed price then others might too, i liked my taipei free walking tour, guide was very knowlegeable and warm yet not demanding price
Daniel 02 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
[ES] El tour con Susana por el este de Hong Kong, el Monster Building y el nuevo distrito financiero fue sumamente interesante. Se nota que se ha preparado muy bien con datos e historias curiosas sobre la cultura, la historia y la ciudad. Además, es muy simpática y agradable para conversar. [EN] The tour with Susana around Hong Kong's east side, the Monster Building, and the new CBD was extremely interesting. It's clear that she has prepared thoroughly with intriguing facts and stories about the culture, history, and the city. Additionally, she is very friendly and pleasant to talk to.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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