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10 top things to do in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong's kaleidoscopic shopping and eating district, can be overwhelming - which is why we created this best-things-to-do list for your visit

1. Help the neighbourhood at SoCO

The Society for Community Organisation’s gallery and workshop space on Yu Chau Street is a place where you can learn about Sham Shui Po’s most vulnerable – while also giving them a helping hand. soco.org.hk

2. Visit the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Art studios, performance spaces, galleries, a dumpling house and a coffee roaster make this an entertaining creative destination. jccac.org.hk

3. Be creative on Tai Nan Street

Sham Shui Po
Stehanie Teng

Polyvalent space Form Society bring together workshops, exhibitions, books and coffee, fuelling the neighbourhood’s new creative scene. facebook.com/formsocietyhk

4. Soak in some street art

The 2016 edition of HK Walls brought local and international street artists to Sham Shui Po, and their colourful murals still adorn the neighbourhood’s shutters and façades. hkwalls.org

5. Grab a drink with local musicians at Bound by Hillywood

Sham Shui Po
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With local craft beer, cocktails and a stylish pastel-hued space, Bound has become Sham Shui Po’s most fashionable watering hole. facebook.com/boundhillywood

6. Find your treasure at the flea market

From day until night, the blocks between Pei Ho and Kweilin streets are buzzing with commercial activity. From electronics to vintage jewellery, you’ll find it all here.

7. Delve into history at Mei Ho House

YHA Mei Ho House youth Hostel, sham shui Po

One of Hong Kong’s oldest public housing blocks has been preserved and converted into a hostel, café and museum, with a fascinating exhibition on the area’s history. yha.org.hk

8. Delve into Hong Kong’s largest vinyl collection

Paul Au is a legend among Hong Kong DJs thanks to his collection of more than 400,000 vinyl records. Flat D, 5/F, Wai Hong Building, 239 Cheung Sha Wan Road. Call +852 9841 7136 for an appointment.

9. Feast on fresh tofu

Kung Wo Beancurd Factory, Shum Shui Po
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The Kung Wo Beancurd Factory is a neighbourhood landmark, serving up delightfully fresh tofu in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. 118 Pei Ho Street, +852 2386 6871.

10. Upgrade your luggage

Hong Kong-based luggage brand Doughnut makes some of the city’s most fashionable backpacks, overnight bags and suitcases – and its showroom is in Sham Shui Po. doughnutofficial.com

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