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Friday, February 22, 2013

What to do in Tsim Sha Tsui @ Hong Kong

What to do in Hong Kong? Here are some ideas!

Things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST)


(1) Visit must-see Attractions

Tsim Sha Tsui is home to several must-see attractions in Hong Kong. At Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, you can find Star Ferry Pier. Simply turn around and you can find the historic Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower. The unusual shape building behind the clock tower is the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, a venue for performing arts in Hong Kong. The waterfront area south of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a prime location to enjoy the outdoor light and sound show A Symphony of Lights every night at 8:00pm. General browsing and take photographs at these places are absolutely free.

Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

(2) Explore Museums

The egg shaped doom behind the Hong Kong Cultural Centre is the Hong Kong Space Museum. This would be a good place for the kids especially on a rainy day. The Hong Kong Art Museum is worthwhile to visit if you are into Chinese arts and antiques. The admission fee for most museums in Hong Kong is $10, except Wednesday, which is free of charge. Extra charges apply to special exhibitions.

Hong Kong Space Museum

(3) Shopping 

On the other side of the Star Ferry Pier is one of Hong Kong's famous shopping mall, Harbour City. Under one roof, you can find thousands of shops offering internal brand luxury items, electronics, cousins and almost anything you can think of. Harbour City is also home to the Ocean Terminal, where international cruises would park. 

Ocean Terminal

Harbour City sits on Canton Road, a street full of flagship stores of all the luxury brands that you can name. The other side of Canton Road sit 1881 Heritage, a historical monument turned shopping area slash heritage hotel. On the East side of Kowloon Park Drive, you will find more shops on the streets. Walk a bit further and you can find the iSquare shopping complex and K11 Art shopping mall.

Please be reminded that Hong Kong is duty free: the Hong Kong Government do not impose goods and services tax or any tax on most merchandise (except tobacco and cigarettes). You may want to compare prices before you shop at places that offer "Duty Free" or "Tax Free" electronics or watches.

Canton Road

How to get to Tsim Sha Tsui

  • By MTR. Mass Transit Railway, Hong Kong's underground railway / metro / subway system. Simply get off at the Tsim Sha Tsui station - the main theme colour of the station is Yellow and Black. It is a busy station all day.
  • By Bus. Plenty of bus routes reaches Tsim Sha Tsui, some routes even terminates at Star Ferry Pier. 
  • By Star Ferry. Star Ferry from the Central Star Ferry Pier and Wan Chai Star Ferry Pier will take you to the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier.
  • By Taxi. Taxi is not recommended unless you really do not want to walk or explore other means. Please be prepared for traffic jams.

What to do in Hong Kong? We have ideas for you!