Sham Shui Po - A Story of Grassroots Hong Kong (On Private Request)

  • DATE / TIME
    On Private Request
  • LOCATION
    Sham Shui Po
  • MEETING POINT
    Maxim's cake shop, by Exit C, inside Sham Shui Po MTR Station
  • DURATION
    Approx. 2.5 hours
  • FEE
    On Private Request
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • TOUR DETAILS
    Note: this tour is only available on Private Request- if interested, please contact our email [email protected] for further inquiry.

    In an ever-changing Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po is home to some of Kowloon’s oldest street scenes: a vibrant open-air bazaar, pre-World War Two buildings, relics of wars and fires, and a large concentration of public housing.

    Sham Shui Po is also a very welcoming place. It has hosted tens of thousands of refugees and others seeking shelter and safety throughout the 20thcentury and today, it is one of Hong Kong’s most diverse areas where the city’s poor as well as traders from developing countries around the world can make a living.

    In many ways, Sham Shui Po typifies the grit, vitality and ingenuity of grassroots Hong Kong, and our walk of the area will show you these aspects of the city in a way that informs and entertains.

    Tour Highlights:
    • Visit decades-old public housing estates to trace the evolution of working class’ lives in Hong Kong.
    • Retrace the ups and downs of Kowloon’s history through Sham Shui Po’s long-standing shops and historical streets.
    • Tour the quirky flea market in Ap Liu Street and hear old stories about this biggest open-air bazaar in Hong Kong.
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