Exploring Sham Shui Po
Explore historic Sham Shui Po to witness the dramatic transformations that have characterised the history of Kowloon, plus, discover some fantastic local food spots and the most beautiful beads, fabrics and ribbons in town.
To start your journey, take the MTR to Sham Shui Po Station.
1. SHER WONG YIP
HONG KONG-STYLE DINER
Snaking Around - In Chinese culture, snake meat is believed to be a “warm” food that adds “yang” energy to a person’s physical makeup. A taste of Shia Wong Yip’s delicious snake soup will certainly add a sizzling ‘kick’ to your visit to Hong Kong.
G/F, 139 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po
11:00am – 10:00pm
(852) 2728 5600
Must Try: Snake Soup
Below HK$50 (US$6)
2. KWAN KEE STORE
LOCAL STREET FOOD
Let Them Eat Cake - Cantonese sponge cake is a childhood favourite for most Hong Kongers and this neighborhood stall has some of the best in town. Now running for more than 50 years, Kwan Kee’s secret snack recipes have been passed down for three generations.
Shop 10, 115-117 Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po
08:00am – 11:00pm
(852) 2360 0328
Must Try: White Sugar Sponge Cake, Black Sesame Pudding, Red Bean Pudding (砵仔糕)
Below HK$20 (US$3)
3. HERITAGE OF MEI HO HOUSE
HISTORIC BUILDING | OLDEST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE
House and Home - Formerly part of Shek Kip Mei Estate, the Heritage of Mei Ho House gives visitors insight into the history of Hong Kong’s public housing developments. The donated exhibits and first-hand anecdotes shared by former residents will take you through Shek Kip Mei’s history from the 1950s to 1970s.
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po
TUE to SUN 9:30am – 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
(852) 3728 3500
Public Guide Tour:
Cantonese: 2:30pm – 03:15pm Daily
English: 11:30am – 12:15pm on Alt. Sundays
4. APLIU STREET FLEA MARKET
LOCAL MARKET | ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
What Goes Around - Do you love “treasure hunting”? Unearth bargain-priced new and second-hand products at the open air Apliu Street Flea Market including video and audio equipment, vinyl records and electronic components.
Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po
11:00am – 08:00pm