Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Laura, 34
Curious explorer of beauty
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What are the Hong Kong spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

China Club, LALA CURIO, the Peninsula.

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

Yes to the Tram, No to MTR.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am the founder of home decor brand LALA CURIO, we specialise in reinventing ancient crafts for today. The best part of running of business is being able to meet incredible people, spend time in doing what I am so passionate about and shape my life how I want to live it.

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

2-3000 HKD.

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

Joyce Boutique.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Wong Jing and Jonathan Wong.

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

Day - Sau Wa Fong Wanchai, Night - Sai Ying Poon.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Chung King mansion.

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

Kowloon City.

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

Grand Hyatt steakhouse.

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

Ten feet tall (tenfeettall.com.hk)

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

Chesa at the Peninsula for cheese fondue or Drunken Pot.

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

China club, LALA CURIO.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Bread and Beast and Ham & Sherry.

Your perfect night out in Hong Kong includes:

Drinks at Otto e Mezzo, dinner at Ecriture, night cap at Salon X.

Which local creators do you admire?

Anne Cheung of Jouer and Chris Cheung of Bread and Beast.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

A small hike at Kowloon City park.

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

Quick to-go dimsum from 1 Dimsum or Tim Ho Wan.

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

Go for a morning hike at Tai Long Wan and get some local cheung fun for breakfast then the Peninsula for a massage.

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

Decorative arts museum.

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