SMALL GROUP - TimeOut Coolest Neighborhood - Sheung Wan Street Art Graffiti meets Old School Charm

Duration: 2h
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

SMALL GROUP - TimeOut Coolest Neighborhood - Sheung Wan Street Art Graffiti meets Old School Charm
Hello travelers! I'm Sue, the wise guru from HK :)
In this tour, we will visit Shueng Wan, including Tai Ping Shan Street. The place that was hit by a bubonic plaque in 1894, and the exact same place which is now glorified by TimeOut as the 7th coolest street in the World.
We will also talk about Dr Sun Yat-Sen, our leader who overthrown the Qing Dynasty and set up the Republic of China, as well as Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist that influenced HK's street art scene.   To top it all up, why not visit our city's hippest and coolest tourist chainstore GOD and take a picture against the HK Wall, another IG sensation for the hip and young?
The old and the new side by side within a stone throw... Where can you get this, except in HK, the Pearl of the Orient? Join me and discover more... 
To top it all up, we will take a ride together on HK's oldest transport system, the Tramway 🥰.

  • Western Market (FREE Inside visit) Learn about the oldest market in HK. 
  • Wing Lok Street (Dry Seafood Street) walk along Wing Lok Street and Bonham Strand and you will find them lined with specialty shops selling rare and expensive dried seafood.
  • Ko Shing Street (Chinese Medicine Street) Stroll down Ko Shing Street, also referred to Medicine Street, via Bonham Strand from Wing Lok Street, and you will see it packed with traditional Chinese medicine shops and dispensaries, which are much different than the ones in the West.
  • Cat Street Market (FREE Inside visit) Learn about Chinese Zodiac, Ivory/Woolly Mammoth Teeth Trade, Chinese Cyrstallography and understand where the first settlements in HK took place.
  • Hollywood Road ApreciateChinese antiques and street art.
  • Man Mo Temple (Outside/Inside visit) a declared Grade I monument,  as it was built in 1847 and still largely unchanged with many original features to be seen.
  • Tai Ping Shan Street (Time Out Coolest Street for 2022) a location well-known for its contemporary art, with plenty of pop-up galleries and other specialty retailers offering their wares to shoppers passing by.
  • PMQ (Police Married Quarters) (Outside/Inside visit) a Grade 3 Historial Building, a mixed-use arts and design venue now, but a site which, after damage during WWII, was repurposed as quarters for married junior policemen, in which residential units were turned into exhibition spaces, studios, shops, and offices for creative enterprises.
  • GOD Hollywood Road + the HK Instagram Wall I will show you hip tourist artsy store for cool souvenirs and take a pic at the HK Wall - one of HK IG sensation.

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:
    Sheung Wan Station, Central, Hong Kong
    Sheung Wan Station, Central, Hong Kong
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    I will be waiting in the UNDERGROUND area of Exit B, Sheung Wan MTR. Please note that I will contact you for final confirmation within 24 hours before the event, where if I specify a SPECIFIC REPLY DEADLINE, which reply is failed, I may consider it a "no show". Thanks and therefore do respond to me when I write you near the event.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sheung Wan MTR Exit D
  • 2
    Outside visit
    恆香冰室 Hang Heung Bakery Cafe
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Western Market
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Sheung Wan Market and Cooked Food Centre
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ko Shing Street
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Cat Street
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Man Mo Temple
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Hollywood Road
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Tai Ping Shan Street
  • 10
    Outside visit
    PMQ - Staunton
  • 11
    Outside visit
    G.O.D. 住好啲 Goods Of Desire

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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Liran 28 Feb 2024
New York

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Great energy! Learned a lot!
Athena 11 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Really enjoyed this tour. Susanna showed me around this really cool neighborhood with lots of art and cute cafes. She also talks about the history of Hong Kong and its culture. She also gave me so many recommendations.
Kwok Yann 25 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
I was the only one on the tour and Susanna still proceeded with it. She's so bubbly and made the tour so interesting and funny with her knowledge, puns and jokes. I highly recommend you to book a tour with her! The amount of knowledge she provides to you is worth every bit of your time. 5 stars!!
Richard 23 Nov 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Brilliant introduction to Hong Kong. Susanna was engaging and very knowledgeable on Hong Kong and the wider context, plus even gave some great food recommendations.
Shawn 21 Aug 2023

The heavy rain didnt dampen the enthusiasm of Su! Our walking tour brought us to the different streets and levels in HK, visiting old buildings to cool ones and understanding the history and purpose of these buildings. Tour was at a good pace, Su allowed us to engage her freely and was always happy to show us a little more of everything. Looking forward to join more of her tours, if she has more ;) . Cant deny that she has excellent knowledge of the areas we visit and excellent knowledge on where to visit!
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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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