Wong Chuk Hang used to be one of those places you wouldn’t really think to visit. To be perfectly frank, it was an obscure industrial area that was a pain to travel to and didn’t have very much going on.
But since the influx of offices, art galleries and quirky restaurants, plus the opening of the MTR station, over the last decade, Wong Chuk Hang has transformed into one of the city’s most happening neighbourhoods.
Hidden within a factory facade now lies a thriving food and art scene – from independent art studios, quirky coffee shops, craft breweries – and many more. No matter whether you’re an avid foodie, an art enthusiast or a culture junkie, Wong Chuk Hang truly does has something for everyone – you just need to know where to go!
Here are BOOQED’s top picks.
Where to Eat
As soon as you come out of Wong Chuk Hang MTR station, you’ll encounter a rundown two-story building – the Nam Long Shan Road Cooked Food Market. You won’t find any Michelin star restaurants or Instagrammable foods here, but if you’re looking for a truly local Hong Kong dining experience, this is it.
Full of affordable local eateries (otherwise known as dai pai dongs), and authentic Thai restaurants, it’s no surprise that this cooked food market is highly popular with Wong Chuk Hang locals. Sate your hunger with a variety of cheap and cheerful dishes, ranging from Hong Kong-style rice or noodle dishes, steaming hot bowls of ramen and tasty Thai treats.
If you’re craving tacos or a zingy cocktail, Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria brings the taste of Mexico to Wong Chuk Hang! We simply can’t get enough of the vibrant mouth-wateringly good Mexican food and slushy-style margaritas at this colourful eatery tucked away at Ovolo Southside hotel.
What to Do
If you’ve grown up in Hong Kong, you’ll most likely have many special childhood memories of the thrilling rides, exciting animal attractions and educational exhibits at Ocean Park. Hong Kong’s longest-running theme park makes a perfect day trip for local families of all ages and travelers visiting the city.
We do have one tip though! Avoid going on weekends and public holidays as the park can get busy and you’ll have to queue for most of the rides.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a fun, relaxing activity to unwind from a stressful week, Lump Studio is a fully equipped pottery and ceramics studio that offers pottery workshops and masterclasses for ceramic makers of all levels. Spend the day learning a new craft, honing your pottery skills or picking out a one-of-a-kind ceramic décor for your home!
Where to Work
Located in the heart of Wong Chuk Hang is Three Commas, a 3,600 square-foot coworking space and business center tucked away in an industrial building.
Each of the private offices come with their own balconies and noise blocking walls to provide a comfortable, spacious working environment perfect for freelancers, startups and small businesses. If you’re looking to connect with like-minded business professionals and fellow entrepreneurs, this is the place to be!
For all the creatives out there, Campfire Coworking Space in Wong Chuk Hang is custom designed and fitted to support professionals across the fashion, design, hospitality and media industries. Membership at this coworking space will give you access to a photography studio, sound recording studio, kitchen studio, an event stage and even a gym as well as your usual desk or office options.
Plus, they frequently host free events and workshops too. Talk about having the whole package!
Spend the Day in Wong Chuk Hang with BOOQED
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