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Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong: A neighbourhood guide

While most visitors have ventured up Victoria Peak and boogied down in Lan Kwai Fong, there’s so much more of Hong Kong to explore. Sham Shui Po is one such area. The densely populated, working class neighbourhood offers a cityscape not seen in other parts of the territory, housing thousands of factories, wholesalers, shops and stalls. For visitors it’s a hub of shopportunity – markets selling everything from electronics to DIY supplies – and home to some of the best food in Hong Kong.

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Explore Hong Kong: a walking and eating tour of Sham Shui Po
Sham Shui Po is part of Kowloon and is one of the most densely packed and most vibrant areas of Hong Kong. The population is a blend of grassroots and working-class families that truly reflect the authentic side of Hong Kong. The streets of Sham Shui Po are perfect for exploring by foot and the area is famed for its street markets, cheap food and electronics outlets, so if you’re looking for a way to get an authentic feel for Hong Kong, this is ground zero.

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Hong Kong: Old is gold in Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po’s signboard strewn streets are easily recognisable as the icon of 1960s Hong Kong.

Despite being one of the earliest areas in Hong Kong to be developed, Sham Shui Po’s rustic charm continues to draw photographers, artists and filmmakers to it even to this day.

On weekends, its streets and alleys overflow with people looking to find the best deals at flea market stalls, or sample some of the best street food in the territory.

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Adventures in Hong Kong – Sham Shui Po

Bloggers Jemimah Wei & Xin Lin shares on their experience of the quirks and culture at Sham Shui Po.

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