08 Mar 19

City Guide: Welcome to Hong Kong

Time to spare before the race? Here's your guide to our host city ahead of the 2019 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix on Sunday, March 10. 

Sail across Hong Kong harbour on a Junk (or not)

Once a mainstay of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Chinese Junks have been used for fishing, trade and war since at least the second century. The Aqua Luna is one of the few remaining Junks in the world and sails most evenings on 45-minute cruises from Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. Or, just settle for the less-romantic option and board one of the many ferries that make their way around the harbour each day. 

Climb to the top of Victoria Peak (or just take the tram)

For the best view of the city, look no further than Victoria Peak. At 552 metres above sea level, it's the highest hill on Hong Kong island. From Central Station, it's approximately a 4km treck to the top but for those looking for a less active approach, the Peak Tram - which has been running for over 130 years - takes less than ten minutes.  

Hunt for trinkets in Sham Shui Po

Far from the most gentrified area of Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po is a mecca for markets selling everything from electronics to street eats.

Order Dim Sum like a local 

Lin Heung Tea House has been the place for authentic and traditional Chinese dim sum since it first opened on the island in 1926. Take your pick from trolleys of steaming dim sum or try the glutinous rice balls, wrapped in banana leaf and filled with sugar and peanuts. 

Get high at a rooftop bar 

Soak up the neon-lit wonders as the sun sets over 'Spice Harbour' at Sevva, located in the heart of Central. 25 floors up, the al fresco bar is one of the best views of the city with live jazz playing most nights.