Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Lenny, 37
Acting, Improv & Photography addict
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What are the Hong Kong spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

I would say the Avenue of the Stars one evening, the Happy Valley horse races on a Wednesday and egg puffs at Mammy Pancake.

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

Shops around Tai Ping Shan streets are great or G.O.D. if it's a present for someone back home. If it's electronics, then the Wan Chai Computer Center.

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

Pier 3 Bar!

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

Paisanos for greasy pizza or one of the Ebeneezer's kebabs.

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

Go tot Kubrick cafe, have a coffee while you're waiting to watch the latest independent Japanese film.

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

Sevva for the great view.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Common Ground or one of the cafe around Tai Ping Shan Street.

Your perfect night out in Hong Kong includes:

A bottle of wine with cheese and cold cuts at Le Tambour.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

The simple bar-restaurant on top of Central Ferry Pier 3, the view is fantastic and prices are cheap.

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

She should do more for the poor and the environment, Hong Kong is a very wealthy city and the wealth gap (one of the highest in the world) isn't acceptable for such a place. Then issues of air quality, waste management, plastic pollution, etc. are largely under-managed in a city with a record number of budget surpluses.

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