Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Esther, 24
Lifestyle Photographer
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What are the Hong Kong spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

You can’t say you’ve ‘done’ Hong Kong until you’ve taken a ride on a Star Ferry. Take your first trip from Kowloon to Central and enjoy the night view of Hong Kong.

Do’s and don’ts in Hong Kong: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

There is no tipping culture in Hong Kong. So please enjoy the tipping-free service here.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I work as a freelance photographer. Taking lifestyle photos and portraits to represent the beauty of people is my daily mission.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

For a chill night, we often spend about 300-500 hkd on average.

Which Hong Kong shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Local vintage/second-hand clothing stores are good if you're seeking something 'new'.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Nothing particular but I enjoy indie and alternative musics a lot.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

For both day/night, Sheung Wan and the Soho area are the best neighbourhoods for a hangout.

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Taking a night ride on the Star Ferry is defo a great choice.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Hong Kong?

Mongkok, where you can easily get some street foods to aid hunger.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Pop into a shopping mall nearby and get a warm drink.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

I would love to bring them to the best photo spots in Hong Kong.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Hong Kong. How do you spend it?

During the daytime, I will hang around the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui. There are lots of quality restaurants and boutiques around that area. After the sun goes down, I will grab a beer and walk slowly towards the harbourside. It's always great to chill at the promenade.

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