Two Sides of Hong Kong – China


STAY: Sign up for a slice of Asian kitsch (fake antiques and gold, topped off with friendly service) by booking into central The Luxe Manor.

A bedroom at the Luxe Manor – Hong Kong

DO: While away an afternoon at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden and Flower Market. Here, locals take their caged birds for a walk, stopping to feed them crickets with chopsticks.

The locals caged birdies are the big attraction for tourists at Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

EAT: For unbeatable Chinese food, such as chilli lobster and grilled pork ribs with fennel seed, matched only by unbeatable views of the HK skyline, head straight to Hutong.

Chinese food served at Hutong Restaurant

DRINK: On the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton, Ozone declares itself the highest bar in the world. Enjoy the views at sunset, with inventive cocktails such as Dragontini, combining vodka, raspberry, yuzu and basil.

Ozone Bar – The highest bar in the world


STAY: Marble bathrooms, high-gloss interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows are the hallmarks of swish The Jervois in Sheung Wan.

A bedroom at the Jervois Hotel – Hong Kong

DO: A Wednesday night at the races at Happy Valley Racecourse is a quintessential HK experience, as much about drinking, eating and enjoying the crowds as it is about the gee-gees.

Watching a horse race at Happy Valley Racecourse

EAT: Lin Heung is a dim-sum house of the old order, with food, such as lotus paste buns, wheeled around on carts by tunicked waiters.

Dim-sun at Lin Heung – Hong Kong

DRINK: It’s all about the cocktails at moodily-lit Quinary. The Six-Months Barrel-Aged Manhattan and Earl Grey Caviar Martini are the stuff of legend.

The Earl Grey Caviar Martini cocktail

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