Lost in Causeway Bay: 8 Hours of Discovery

Thursday, July 25, 2019|

The weekend is upon us again. Are you looking for some new experiences to spend a fun and leisurely day, while not necessarily wanting to venture too far from the city centre? Our team at Walk in Hong Kong has the perfect solution for you. Whether you are a tourist or a local, our curated guide to spending eight hours in the nooks and crannies of Causeway Bay, away from the main streets is sure to amuse you. Over the course of the day, visit seven lesser-known but amazing spots in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts. Let these places stimulate your taste buds, brain cells, and artistic flair!

11am-1pm: Make your way to Red Pepper for a delicious bite to start your Causeway Bay adventure! This restaurant serves some of the best Sichuanese cuisine in town. Their sizzling prawns – soaked in delicious homemade sauce created from imported Sichuan chilis – are a must-try dish. If you ask nicely, the chefs might even share their recipe with you!

Red Pepper Restaurant

G/F, 7 Lan Fong Road, Causeway Bay

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.


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1pm-2:30pm: What’s better than indulging yourself in fascinating stories about Hong Kong after a hearty meal? Make a visit to the city’s first humanities library hidden in the heart of Causeway Bay! Nose in the Books contains more than 10,000 books covering various topics from Hong Kong urban studies to cinema. These books belonged to a prestigious scholar who resigned from her teaching position to pursue her Buddhist beliefs. Now this library has become a place for those who are passionate to share their stories and knowledge. They host special talks every weekend too, so keep an eye on their website for upcoming events!

Nose in the Books

3/F, 54 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay

Opening hours: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (closed on Mon)



2:30pm-3:00pm: We can’t get enough of these hipster spots! It’s no secret that Causeway Bay is known for its shopping malls and fancy boutiques — and while these are glamorous, sometimes one can get tired of the high-end goods (and their price tags!) If you are interested in taking a break from the over air-conditioned stores and looking to go on a treasure hunt, pay a visit to Luddite, a vintage workwear shop that carries carefully curated items from Europe, America and Japan, and also their own handmade denim products. This shop is hard to find as it is located between car repair shops and dai pai dong (open-air food stalls), but is definitely worth the search.  


15A Haven Street, Causeway Bay

Opening hours: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (closed on Sun)


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3:00pm-3:30pm: While you’re at it, check out Roadmentic, located just beside Luddite. While both sell vintage goods, they have their own unique styles. Upon entering Roadmentic, expect yourself to be transported through time with its cozy setting along with ongoing romantic jazz music. Their small store is packed with the coolest motorcycle wears and gears. If you have more time, chat with the dapper shop owner Mr. Fat! He’s been in the industry for more than 20 years and his stories are a fascination.


13A Haven Street, Causeway Bay

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (closed on Wed)


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3:30pm-5:00pm: Tasting Table is like heaven for all culinary enthusiasts. Located inside an apartment building, this store is filled with the best Japanese food products you can find in town. Equipped with a whole kitchen and dining room, their store is designed to allow customers to see, touch and taste their products. Everyone is free to have a tasting experience, with professionals demonstrating how to prepare quick and healthy Japanese meals using their products. To get in, press ‘1A’ in the intercom outside Cleveland Mansion, and they’ll buzz you in! 

Tasting Table

Flat A, 1/F, Cleveland Mansion, 5-7 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay

Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (closed on Sun)



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5:00pm-6:00pm: If you are into treasure hunting, Kanamono Hardware Store is the place for you. This shop, which is the size of a small bedroom, is filled with handy trinkets, tools, and vintage items. Although the store is only big enough to fit a few people, you can easily get lost here for an hour while exploring the various goods for sale. Make sure to stop by this store if you are looking to find a small treasure to bring home with you. 

Kanamono Hardware Store

G/F, 30B Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang

Opening hours: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Tue-Sun)



6:00pm til you drop: It’s happy hour! Walk a little further east away from the district’s hustle and bustle, and you’ll find yourself standing outside Second Draft, a gastropub with an interior decor inspired by Hong Kong’s famous Star Ferry. This bar is a hit, and won “Best Beer Bar” from the The Bar Awards in 2018. Don’t miss out on their draft beers – all of them are temperature-controlled and some of the best you can find on the Island. Make sure to try their bestsellers: Young Master Brewery’s Cha Chaan Teng Gose, Contemporary Pilsner, and Classic Pale Ale. Order before 8pm to get a 20% discount!

Second Draft

G/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Rd, Tai Hang

Opening hours: 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (Mon-Thurs)

4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (Fri)

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (Sat)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (Sun)


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If you want to discover even more of these hidden gems in Causeway Bay, join us on our new walking tourCauseway Bay Under the Invisibility Cloak,” offered on selected Saturdays this summer! We will show you how the Lee Gardens area is a mishmash of old and new by taking you on a journey through authentic tenement buildings nestled amongst high-rises.

《活現黃霑.重行深水埗 – 導賞團 × 音樂會》

Monday, July 8, 2019|


在香港難過的六月以後,相信我們每一位對「同舟人 誓相隨 無畏更無懼」又添了新的記憶。時至今天,可能也有畏懼,但願大家仍相隨,共勉之。


《活現黃霑.重行深水埗 – 導賞團 × 音樂會》

主辦單位:Walk In Hong Kong 活現香港

協辦單位:黃霑書房、Every Life Is A Song 一個人一首歌

場地伙伴:合舍 Form Society

特別鳴謝 We Like HK 冠名贊助


活現我城故事 - 中西區兒童文化大使計劃

Tuesday, June 25, 2019|




初嚐 • 導賞-中西區文化導賞團(一)+「兒童文化大使」講故事訓練班(一)




發現 • 導賞-中西區文化導賞團(二)+「兒童文化大使」講故事訓練班(二)




感受 • 導賞-「兒童文化大使」定點導賞體驗日





體驗 • 導賞-中西區文化導賞團(三)+「兒童文化大使」講故事訓練班(三)

(13/4/2019)經過 3月30日的定點導賞體驗日,各位「兒童文化大使」都感覺還「未夠喉」!他們想要繼續挑戰自己,帶一次真正完整的西營盤導賞團。於是我們預先為他們在網上招募了公眾參加者,再為他們在出團前作最後準備。








    • 冠軍(聖保羅書院小學 - 王銘德)
    • 亞軍(英皇書院同學會小學 - 陳兆朗)
    • 季軍(聖士提反女子中學 - 陳嘉怡)
    • 最佳演說獎(英皇書院同學會小學 - 陳以正)
    • 最具創意故事獎(聖公會聖馬太小學 - 卓佑霖)
    • 最有台風獎(中西聖安多尼學校 - 查頌仁)


除此以外,這次活動亦有效地促進小朋友跟他們的家長和大哥姐的關係!家長們在是次比賽與準備的全程都十分投入,每次活動均陪伴子女出席和預備,可見此計劃確能達至「親子關係」的目標,成功製造更多親子互動交流機會及難忘體驗回憶,從而強化家庭成員之間的溝通,以及保持良好的家庭關係。來自各大專院校旳12位大哥哥、大姐姐也時刻與「兒童文化大使」聯絡,在旁協助小朋友們順利完成每個挑戰,從中建立了友好的關係 。



Hong Kong: A Promising Dystopia

Monday, June 24, 2019|

At first glance, you may think this title is contradictory: how can a dystopia be promising? Hong Kong appears to be a miraculous metropolis trademarked by a spectacular skyline of skyscrapers that symbolize our city’s status as Asia’s financial hub. The business sector hails it as the Promised Land for investors. Yet several cyberpunk movies feature a dystopia set in Hong Kong. How can these contrasting views of this city be reconciled with each other?

Cyberpunk is a genre of science fiction characterized by an oppressed society dominated by technology. Because of the injustice that arises in a lawless society, cyberpunk is often associated with dystopia. The unusual facet of Hong Kong, chaotic visual space and the exotic, slum-like noir of urban areas, has inspired the cityscapes of many cyberpunk movies, from Blade Runner (1982) to Ghost in the Shell (the Japanese anime and the 2017 Hollywood film) to the proposed animation Dragon’s Delusion by local artist Kong Kee. These stories are set in an undesirable future where people are living in an oppressive society dominated by computer technology. It is the eccentric, paradoxical aesthetics of Hong Kong that appeal to many cyberpunk film producers.

You must have heard of the (in)famous quote from George Orwell’s 1984, ‘Big Brother is watching you.’ Orwell’s dystopian narrative is influenced by widespread concerns over extensive surveillance. It is fair to say that if utopia reflects the ideals of the contemporaries, dystopia is a reflection of their anxieties. Fear of authoritarian rule and advanced technology causes people to feel constantly watched. There is no shortage of anxieties in Hong Kong about its future, particularly now.

A dystopian Hong Kong should take credit for being the ‘beacon’ to the world. Not only do the aesthetics of the city give us this title, but Hong Konger’s sentiments do as well. Threats of Chinese control in regard to the extradition bill have caused many to fear for Hong Kong’s political independence. However, in the past few weeks Hong Kongers have inspired the rest of the world with their determination to fight. Hong Kong’s people have risen up and flooded the city center in peaceful protest. In the face of impending dystopia, Hong Kongers are fighting for a better, more promising future — perhaps a Promising Dystopia.

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Monday, June 3, 2019|







Walk in Hong Kong的話:

Paul Chan 陳智遠:

好榮幸有份參與呢個製作,呢一年多同整個製作團隊遊走香港,對自己來講都係一次soul searching嘅過程。




Olivia Tang:




這次我非常榮幸可以和風車草劇團製作團隊一同深入大澳棚屋家庭,感受他們的一天生活,尋找尋於他們的回憶。幾個月後,再親眼目賭這班有心人將那些動人故事活現眼前,那心思、那演繹、那真情,教曉我何謂真·舞台劇!看完《回憶的香港》,真讓人有種「往事只能回味」的感覺 … …




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Ling Chu:

Walk in Hong Kong social media小打雜,上文的筆者。感激風車草把香港記憶化為動人戲劇。回憶在笑聲與眼淚中昇華,浪漫又美麗