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Travel Like Millennials – Bucket list of must do items in Hong Kong

 
Lede: Whether you are a Millennial traveller or not, enjoy your Hong Kong visit with a bucket list of items that are full of fun, surprise and yummy treats! 
Almost anywhere you look, the millennial traveller is ubiquitous, as millions of them flock to tourists destination all over the world seeking genuine travel experiences and relaying them to their friends and followers through social media platforms. In fact, as a demographic group, the millennials comprise the large segment of the tourism market worldwide. It’s not surprising that their travel preferences and habits have played a major role in changes in the tourism market in recent years.
 
How do Millennials travel? While, clearly, they don’t behave as a monolithic group, there are some common characteristics. To start off, almost all Millennial travellers are digital nomads, traveling the world over with their trusted smart phones tethered to their favourite social media platform. Millennials tend to be more independent, eschewing travel tours in preference of seeking personal travel experiences and out-of-the way spots. They tend to prefer urban locations and value local cultural, shopping and food experiences.
 
Not surprising as one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic global cities, Hong Kong is a perfect haven for millennial travellers given its dynamic East-West cosmopolitan culture, its geographic beauty and its diverse food and art culture. 
 
So, whether you are a Millennial or not, check out our bucket list of must do items that showcase Hong Kong ‘s best places to sightsee, coolest shop for souvenirs, and the most chic and trendy cafes and local eats that you’ll not want to miss – and capture them with memorable images. Happy exploring!
 
Sightseeing: 
 
Tai Kwun: Hong Kong’s latest cultural and heritage landmark which was redeveloped from the Former Central Police Station and Victoria Prison is an all-in-one hub for history, culture and trendy cafes and restaurants. 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
PMQ: The former Police Married Quarters is now a thriving gathering place for boutique art and fashion design workshops and a cool event space. 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Shek O Beach and Village: With its colourful village houses, this quaint village adjacent the well-visited beach has long been a favourite Instagram spot for Millennials from all over. Check out the headland area for spectacular sceneries. 
Lamma Island: The island where movie superstar Chow Yun Fat grew up is perfect for a day trip; take the easy hike from Yun Shue Wan to Sok Kwo Wan and reward yourself with a hearty seafood meal. 
 
Temple Street at night: This famous market has a charm of its own, especially if you want your fortunes told by the fortune tellers lining up Temple Street at night. The large neon sign of the mah jong parlour on Temple Street is one of the few left in the city. Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
 
Shopping for souvenirs
 
G.O.D.: The ultimate place to shop for kitsch and chic souvenirs.  G/F, 9 Sharp Street East Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, and others
 
Chu Wing Kee: If you can squeeze your way through, this iconic shop is a treasure trove of all the nostalgic household items you can think of from the days gone by. It’s bound to surprise. 24 Possession Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
 
Chan Yee Jai: If you are looking to buy traditional Hong Kong style snacks and cookies, this is the right place to be: Dry plums, sesame biscuits, beef jerky; you name it. B/F, 176 Queen Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Tea WG: A elegant and clean shop featuring a large collection of luxury teas, with pastries to boot. Shop 1022, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Kwun Chung Plaza: How about a real local down-home shopping mall that houses hordes of inexpensive fashion boutiques and all the local street foods you’ll want to try. It’s where the locals go, for sure. 11 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, Kowloon
 
Delicious eats and drinks
 
Capital Café (Wah Sing Bing Sutt) This venerable café from the 1960s serves milk tea, scrambled eggs and toasts, all old Hong Kong style. Shop B1, G/F, Kwong Sang Hong Building, 6 Heard Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
 
Flamingo Bloom Cafe: A chic tea salon that serves exotic tea drinks, including a variety of fruity Chinese teas and light pastries that just hit the spot. G/F, Shop B, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Dear Lily: The latest trendy outlet for fruity cocktails, healthy diet lunches, elegant afternoon tea sets and a gorgeous setting to check out the magnificent Victoria Harbour. Podium Level 4, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria: Converted from a ping pong supply store, this Spanish gin and tonic bar and restaurant is the latest gathering place in the trendy Bohemian neighbourhood of Sai Yin Pun. Much of the façade and interiors have been preserved, thankfully.  L/G, 129 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Tam Chai Yunnan Noodles: If you like spicy, hearty Yunnan noodles, Tam Chai is your choice and one of the earliest and still best Yunnan noodle shops around. Be sure you can handle the spiciness you order. You must try its signature “bandit chicken wings” snack.  50 Soy Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon; and others
 
Kung Lee Sugar Cane Juice: The famous shop has been selling excellent old-style, refreshing sugar cane juices made from scratch for decades – perfect for the warm weather, and healthy too. 60 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
 
Kubrick Café: Millennials may not remember the 1968 epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey by famed director Stanley Kubrick for whom the café is named after. But they’ll love to hang out at this arty coffee house and bookstore, not far from the Jade market. Shop H2, Prosperous Garden Block 3, Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
 
Starbucks at Duddell Street Retro-style: Quintessential 21st century coffee shop going retro – that is enough to entice the most incurious visitor. As the first of its kind in the world, this Starbuck store incorporates a 1960s bing-sutt corner, recreating how Hong Kong used to enjoy their daily caffeine intake. 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
 
 
 

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