Hong Kong is renowned the world over as a hub for flavourful, gourmet and multinational cuisine. But Hong Kong Island is not merely a culinary haven; there is also a massive array of activities to enjoy, including exploring night markets, watching traditional Cantonese opera and visiting the Peak for panoramic views. Culture Trip guides you through the top things to do and see on Hong Kong Island.
PMQ is a former police marriage quarters that was revitalised into a studio complex for high flyers to develop and promote their artisan goods. Every month, the Hong Kong Markets Organisation hosts the PMQ Night Market that consists of live music, beer drinking and bazaars. The bazaars aim to offer young craftspeople, designers, DIYers and food artisans a chance to promote their brands and sell their products. Strolling around, you’ll find sellers, most in their 20s and dressed in chic clothing, fervidly introducing their artisan goods.
Overlook the stunning panoramic scenery of Hong Kong at the city’s most spectacular viewpoint, the Peak. Your eyes will feast on the breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour, the skyscrapers that are intimately packed together and the distant view of the New Territories. To savour the landscape, you can take the historic Peak Tram that offers hard-to-find angles from which to view the island’s skyline while sliding slowly along a steep railway. On arrival at the Peak, the location offers an enormous sightseeing platform, Sky Terrace 428, where you can view the superb panorama of high-rise buildings.
Take a one-day venture to this small islet featuring the distinctive Cantonese culture of the indigenous people in Cheung Chau. From the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, where residents partake in parades, lion dances and the unique Bun Scrambling Competition, to Cheung Chau Seafood Street, which is packed with seafood stalls serving fresh oysters and fish in a buzzing atmosphere, loads of annual events bring joy and entertainment all year round here. To visit Cheung Chau, you can take commuter ferries from Central that take about 30 minutes.