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Discover the colourful street markets of Kowloon

Thomas Leung
Chief Concierge, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong 
 
Years in Hotel Industry 21 years
 
Favourite Hobby :
Travelling abroad and seeing lots of new things to enhance my own knowledge.
Outdoor activities: I like to visit the outlying islands such as Cheung Chau, or Sai Kung in the New Territories, for their relaxing vibe, very different from the busy city.
 
Favourite Hong Kong :
Yum Cha – enjoy delicious dim sum dishes served with my favourite Chinese tea – it’s a quintessentially Hong Kong experience.
 
Kowloon’s street markets are local, colourful and fun to visit whether you buy anything or not.
Goldfish Market: Dozens of shops line the street showcasing a large variety of tropical fish. It’s a splendid sight and an amazing experience for dedicated aquarists, casual fish keepers, or curious onlookers alike.
Flower Market: This famous market in Mong Kok is also a must-see destination. Whether it's cut flowers, potted plants, seeds and bulbs or orchids, they are all available at the Flower Market. The shops sell both wholesale and retail, so go and pick out your favourite blooms and brighten up your day.
 
Bonus tips 
Take MTR to Prince Edward Station to visit the markets.
Try the local dim sum restaurant there – One Dim Sum (G/F 209A Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon)
Check out a Hong Kong–style restaurant (Cha Chaan Teng) – Kam Wah Café (G/F, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon)
Extra Tips: Explore Sai Kung and the outlying islands
 
Last Advice:
My motto is “You never try, you never know”. So, be adventurous and check out as much as of the city as you can.
 
 

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