So, you’ve already visited Hong Kong before, and don’t want to waste your vacation days retracing your steps. Fortunately for you, Hong Kong is an ever-evolving city with new sights and activities to discover around every corner. From cultural experiences, to food, to art and music—we’ve come up with this list of things to do in Hong Kong, which you’ve never done before.
Hong Kong Disneyland ExpansionThat’s right, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist destinations is getting an expansion! Between now and 2023, the legendary theme park will be adding new attractions. In 2019, you’ll be able to experience the new Tomorrowland, which will feature Ant-Man and The Wasp.Continue reading below ↓
Ocean Park ExpansionOcean Park will also be getting an expansion! Not only will one onsite hotel be opened by the end of this year (with another opening in 2021), but a new, year-round water park will be available to the public in 2019.
West Kowloon Cultural DistrictHong Kong’s largest cultural project is underway. When finished in 2022, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be an open green space in the middle of the city, with tons of venues for the arts and other events. By 2019, there will be an Art Park available, which offers views of Victoria Harbour. And there will also be a new museum, which will be one of the biggest in the world.
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Revamped Avenue of the Stars
Avenue of the Stars—the promenade outside Victoria Dockside—is also getting a makeover and will be open by 2019. The seaside walkway will be a leading venue for performances, and will be powered by renewable energy.
After a decade, one of Hong Kong’s most anticipated new developments has finally opened. Tai Kwun is a former police station that has been renovated to house an art gallery, auditorium, as well as shops and restaurants. While there is no entrance fee, visitors should book their visit on Tai Kwun’s website, as there is a daily quota.Continue reading below ↓
For fashion aficionados, The Mills’ is set to open by the end of 2018, and will be a creative hub for designers. The three-story space will showcase dining options and an outdoor garden for the public, as well as a workshop and exhibition space for creatives.
Hong Kong has long been a world-class destination for food, and its newest restaurants live up to the hype. Ebisoba Ichigen, which just opened its flagship branch in the city, is known for its shrimp broth ramen. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, you’ll be able to feast on the waterfront as well as on the best new noodles in town.Continue reading below ↓
Room 309Tucked in the Pottinger Hotel in Central, Room 309 is no ordinary bar. The unique experience requires guests to ask for a key card at a special reception entry in order to gain access to the hip speakeasy.
The Japanese restaurant with two Michelin stars has opened its first international branch in Hong Kong—and it lives up to the hype. Here, guests are served according to what the chef chooses. And because there are only 12 seats in the entire restaurant, the experience is intimate and unforgettable.Continue reading below ↓
A secret within a secret? Behind a curtain at the Foxglove speakeasy is another hidden bar tucked in a library alcove. The menu is travel-themed, featuring a list of cocktails inspired by a wide range of cultures. Try the Savoy Truffle, an oolong-fused gin with honey and cream cheese foam.Continue reading below ↓
The Wise KingFor another great bar experience, head over to The Wise King. They are known for their decadent drinks served alongside delicious tapas. With its 13th-century-inspired opulence, It’s one of the hottest new bars to open in Hong Kong.
Eco Tree Hotel
Looking for a new place to stay in the city? The Eco Tree Hotel in Causeway Bay recently opened. It offers guests the familiar comfort of the Eco Tree chain, as well as the uniquely Hong Kong experience of waking up to striking harbor and city views.Continue reading below ↓
Rosewood Hong Kong
For a more indulgent accommodation, book a room at the new Rosewood hotel in Victoria Dockside. This new building, which will open by the end of the year, has not only changed the famous Hong Kong harbour skyline—but it also offers ultra-luxurious amenities such as personalized services and an executive lounge.Continue reading below ↓
Art Basel 2019
One of the biggest art events in the world will return to Hong Kong in 2019. It showcases the best of the best in terms of art from Asia and beyond. And with every year being more cutting edge than the last, the 2019 show is sure to not disappoint.Continue reading below ↓
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019
Movie buffs should put the Hong Kong International Film Festival on their travel calendar. Founded in 1976, it’s one of Asia’s oldest and most respected events for the cinematic arts. Both hardcore film fanatics and casual viewers will appreciate the depth and diversity of this festival.Continue reading below ↓
Dragon Boat Festival 2019
There’s something special about being able to celebrate a traditional Chinese holiday in Hong Kong. The Dragon Boat Festival is not a particularly popular event for Filipinos to attend—but that’s exactly why you should check it out. Not only will you get to see an impressive display of athleticism against the gorgeous backdrop of the city, but you’ll also get to be part of an age-old cultural festival to commemorating respect for one’s family.Continue reading below ↓
BTS in Concert
Got K-pop fever? Head to Hong Kong to catch BTS in concert in early 2019. The superstar boy band’s world tour is making a pit stop at the AsiaWorld-Expo at the end of March. So, better buy your tickets now!
Clockenflap Music FestivalClockenflap is one of the best ways to experience Hong Kong over a weekend. Tens of thousands of people attend the event, which includes international and local live music, films, art installations, and even experiences for kids. Next year’s lineup hasn’t been released yet, but if it’s anything like previous years’—it’ll be an unforgettable, star-studded experience.Continue reading below ↓
Sónar Hong KongThis global electronic music festival is another great way to let loose on a quick trip to Hong Kong. Every year, this festival is a great place to catch new artists on the rise, as well as discover cutting edge developments in both music and technology.Continue reading below ↓
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