Got 72 hours in Hong Kong? Here’s how you should spend that quick getaway

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Make it count by visiting some of these new and off-the-beaten spots

MANILA, Philippines – We don’t always have the time for long vacations but that doesn’t mean we can’t have one!

If you have 72 hours to spare, you can take a quick trip to Hong Kong where there are plenty of new and exciting things you can do even with so little time.

Whether you’re on the lookout for off-the-beaten trails or authentic food, here are some of the destinations you can check out.

Dim Sum Icon

Relive your childhood memories when you go to Dim Sum Icon. Their fun, quirky and IG-worthy creations feature some of your 90s favorites like Sailormoon. You can also take home themed merchandise like hand fans and cups as a souvenir.

 

MoMA Design Store Hong Kong

Can’t go to New York just yet? Head on over to K11 MUSEA art mall in August to experience the famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The Design Store will be featuring works by some of the most famous artists in the world including Andy Warhol, Monet, and Picasso. It’s set to be Asia’s largest branch and will carry a huge selection of design products and gifts inspired by MoMA’s collection.

 

Ocean Terminal Deck

Here’s another way to bask in the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon. Be one of the firsts to go up the Ocean Terminal Deck, an observatory deck located on the rooftop of Ocean Terminal’s new five-storey extension building. It’s where you should go if you want to enjoy Hong Kong’s sunset and evening views.

Drunken Pot

Satisfy your eyes and your belly when you go The Drunken Pot. Savor the food that comes out from its open kitchen while appreciating artworks from renowned local artist Ben Pickering – all with a breathtaking view of the Hong Kong harbor.

Mido Cafe

Want to imagine what 1950s Hong Kong was like? At Mido café, you’ll experience just that. It’s one of the oldest cha chaan teng (local cafés) in the city that serves authentic Hong Kong favorites including condensed milk and toast, pineapple bun, milk tea, baked spare ribs in tomato sauce and many more. 

Lau Fau Shan

If you’re rounding up some of the best places to go sunset watching, add Lau Fau Shan to your list. Located at the North West coast overlooking Shekou and Shenzhen Bay, it’s the best seat in the house. You can also feast on the freshest seafood from several restaurants in the area and catch the slowly disappearing oyster farming industry before it’s gone.

Terrible baby

Voted the Best New Bar at the Foodie Fork 2019, Terrible Baby is a destination bar with one of the largest outdoor patios in Hong Kong. If you’re a first-timer, try their signature “This Guy” cocktail – a sour, lemony flavor concoction featuring fruity loops infused vodka, infused cinnamon cocci Americano bianco, banana liquor, calm relaxing tea syrup, lemon juice, and egg white.

Tai Wo Tang Cafe

Are you into themed cafes? Then add this to your itinerary. Tai Wo Tang Cafe is fashioned after a traditional Chinese medicine hall so you’re surrounded by wooden medicine cabinets, old fashioned glass jar, weighing scale, giving off that chill and cozy vibe.

Chinese ink painting at Ka Atelier

Experience the local culture with KA Atelier’s condensed ink painting workshops. Over the course of four two-hour sessions, master the technique of working with traditional Chinese paintbrushes and ink while experimenting with various painting styles and aesthetics. 

Nojo Ramen Tavern

This new little ramen joint is not only famous for their bowls of delicious Yuzu Ramen, their Shrimp and Corn Tempura and Sashimi plates (and more) are also worth trying. They can cater to your late night cravings – open until 2 am!

Madame Tussauds

Meet some of the newest stars of Madame Tussauds including the first ever Filipino wax figure, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach. Take selfies with Pia and 100 more incredibly lifelike wax figures from the entertainment world.

Monopoly Dreams

Have you always wondered how it would be like to step into the world of Monopoly? You can stop wondering. The first, fully immersive MONOPOLY-themed attraction is now in Hong Kong. The world’s first MONOPOLY DREAMS features an indoor and outdoor area, equipped with AR, hologram and 4D interactive game technology where visitors can experience the game outside the board of MONOPOLY. The attraction is set to open during the last quarter of 2019.

Are you ready to take new memories and experiences of Hong Kong home with you? – Rappler.com

Visit Hong Kong Tourism Board at the Travel Madness Expo 2019 at the SMX Convention Centre, booth no. 69-72, from July 4-7 to book your next Hong Kong getaway.