Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jeff, 25
Sustainability Strategist
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a corporate planner and sustainability advocate who would like to shape a better world and save our planet. Additionally, I'm a creative designer and copywriter helping businesses to work on their marketing communications which interests me because it immerses me in art and design.

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

Around HKD 100-200. It varies. You can find a lot of great restaurants beyond Central which can offer you a better price with good quality. Taking Central as a benchmark, the price will be $150-250.

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

Daytime: Sham Shui Po, Mong Kok, Sheung Wan, Sai Kung and Tsuen Wan for food and drink, cultural walk; Nighttime: Central and Tsim Sha Tsui as a romantic ending of a day.

What’s the one place in Hong Kong you think is underrated?

Tsuen Wan, a place that locals love to chill in. Although it may take 20-30 mins from Central or major tourist spots to get there, it is worth it for you to get closer to a more local landscape and find out how Hong Kongers live.

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

Go to the harbour side dining places, which means Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Station or Central are the choices. Or you can go up the hillside, to the mid-levels or to the peak with a view overlooking the harbour.

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

Sheung Wan and Central. You can find bars and restaurants from the mtr all the way to the hillside. If you are on a budget, I would suggest that you go to the Sheung Wan direction for tons of choice and quality too.

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

For a deep breath in front of the Victoria Harbour. You will be amazed by the architecture shaping Hong Kong from a fishing village to the international financial centre nowadays.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Travelling is more than luxury, it's experiencing life like a local. Lucky you, you made a good start with Cool Cousin. Explore the city by yourself, don't just following the words of others.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Dai Pai Dong or Cha Cheng Teng - go into any of them, you will be surprised by the amount of choice offered to all their patrons.

You’re meeting the mayor of Hong Kong - what constructive criticism would you give them?

Hong Kong is a lovely place with diversified cultures and talents. It is a place that is about more than finance and real estate. Creatives are all around.

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