Hong Kong – Surprise With Every Turn (Solo Female Guide)

4 days alone, 4 days of liberation in the bustling city of Hong Kong, also better known as the city that never sleeps. Moving around this city in the crowded streets, alone but not never lonely. A surprise with every turn, sounds and smells that wraps itself to keep one company.

Here’s places to go, to eat, to entertain yourselves for the short 4 days trip beside just shopping in the malls.

Accommodations

  1. Casa Deluxe Hotel

To brave the scary hotel room ALONE

Just kidding! One of my main concerns are the many horror stories I’ve heard of big spacious hotel rooms, your imagination will run overdrive when being alone and your closest kin is at least a 3 hours flight away.

However, I found Casa Deluxe Hotel which offers single standard room for lone traveller. It is difficult to find hotels that offers such accommodations, and often single traveller has to stay in double occupancy rooms, incurring a higher cost. The single standard room of Casa Deluxe Hotel provides the basic amenities but with a single bed, minimum walking space. What is good is that when you’re in bed, you can just easily have the view of the entire room. If you’re a scaredy cat like I am, the idea of able to see everything in one glance makes me feel a whole load safer.

Places to Visit

  1. Sai Wan Swimming Shed

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    Traditionally, the swimming shed was built as a cheaper alternative for swimmers as swimming facilities then were not common. Hong Kong used to have a number of swimming sheds however, Sai Wan Swimming Shed is the only one left in operation now.

    Today Sai Wan Swimming Shed is more a place for the photography enthusiast rather than a swim.

    This place is really hard to find. I even asked the staff at the mortuary in my broken Cantonese and they too, do not know this place.

    Nearest Station: Kennedy Town
    Directions: Walk along Victoria Road, you’ll pass by Victoria Public Mortuary, follow the slope upwards where you’ll pass by various condominiums. The last building you should pass is the Environmental Infrastructure Division Office. Then continue on ahead and keep a look out for this gate on your right. Go through that gate and climb the stairs all the way down.

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  2. Yoga BamBam

    Unlike most yoga studios which required membership fee, Yoga BamBam does not which makes it one of the affordable yoga studios in Hong Kong. Even if you’re based overseas, the classes are booked online and payment is to be made directly to the instructor after your class.

    The studio is small yet cosy and they provide mats and have locker facilities. Nothing beats a good stretch before heading off to the next location.

    Nearest Station: Sheung Wan
    Address: 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, HK or 10 Shin Hing Street, Central, HK
    Website: http://www.yogabambam.com/

  3. SoHo District

    The SoHo district of Hong Kong holds many gems. In every turn there’s picturesque wall art by talented artists that makes walking along the steep slopes along the district fun.

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Eats

  1. MooMin Shop & Cafe

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    Located on the 3rd floor, overlooking the harbor of twinkling lights, the cafe is a pretty place to dine in. It’s never a lonely place to dine in as you don’t dine alone, the company is comfortable for your dining companion is one of the plushie from the Moomin family.
    A good cafe for those who fear of dining alone.

    Nearest Station: Tsim Sha Tsui
    Address:
     Shop 32, Level 3, LCX, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
    Opening Hours: 1100 to 2130

  2. Mido Cafe

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    Operated back in the 1950s, Mido Cafe is one of the oldest cafe around. A 2 storey timeless classic Cha Chan Teng of Hong Kong back in the olden times, it has appeared as backdrop in various TV dramas and movies.

    Nearest Station: Yau Ma Tei
    Address: 63 Temple St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
    Opening Hours: 900 to 2145 (Closed on Wednesdays)

  3. Australian Dairy Co
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    One of the cafes that need no further introductions, Australian Dairy Company is known for their scrambled eggs and steamed milk pudding. Expect long queues but waiting time is bareable. The services are horrible, so be quick to order or you will brave the waitor breathing down your neck, tsking or getting told off.

    Nearest Station: Jordan
    Address: 
    47 Parkes St, Jordan, Hong Kong
    Opening Hours: 
    730 to 2100 (Closed on Thursdays)

  4. Cafe Deadend

    IMG_5950 The cafe is really tucked at the end of the road. Literally. I found myself walking up and down that stretch and turning into alleys trying to find this place.

    A contemporary decorated cafe, with metal stools and metal kitchen cabinets, the cafe is small but is pretty laid back. The crowd is young and hipster while the waiters and waitresses are pretty friendly. It is a place you can dine in, sip on a latte and watch the world goes by, away from the noisy bustling of the city.

    Nearest Station: Sheung Wan
    Address: 72 Po Hing Fong, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
    Opening Hours: 930 to 1800 (Closed on Mondays)

  5. Sinmei Tea (CLOSED)

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    Just learnt that the shop is now permanently closed and they have shifted their operations to Brisbane. :< 

    Unlike most cafes that is located on the street level, Sinmei Tea is on the 5th floor of a commercial building. Upon entering the quaint teahouse, expect to see the residential cat lazing on the plush chairs taking a snooze.
    Sinmei Tea sells really good matcha desserts and not to mention the place is pretty instagram worthy. 

    Nearest Station: Sheung Wan
    Address: 5/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
    Wesbite: https://www.sinmeihk.com/

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I have always found Temple Street quite fun; the hustle and bustle should also be welcomed when you are traveling alone.

    Started a new blog recently. Any feedback and help would be appreciated 🙂 https://hongkongtoptens.wordpress.com

    1. dort says:

      Thanks for the tips!

      I saw your blog mentioned on Lantau, Lamma and Tai-O, will certainly want go there next time. Looking forward to more posts on your site. 🙂

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