About Walk in Hong Kong

Walk in Hong Kong is the city’s leading cultural enterprise. We specialize in curating memorable experiences — be it tours or immersive events, in-person or virtual — that tell the mesmerizing stories of our bustling metropolis.

We are known for our wonderful storytelling. We make what might otherwise be dry history lessons into memorable experiences, rooted in Hong Kong’s people and culture. Our skills transcend the real and virtual world, and allow us to curate equally engaging journeys both offline and online. Our walking tours are well loved by travellers, corporates, schools, families, and locals alike.

Coming from a variety of professional backgrounds, each of our knowledgable guides has plenty of personal stories to share about this fair city. Most importantly, they all live a shared passion to promote Hong Kong beyond what's in the usual guidebooks.

Our vision does not stop there. While we are not an NGO, we are a company with a strong social mission. Despite our small scale, we are an influential advocate for heritage conservation and driving social changes. In 2016, our team successfully lobbied for a Grade 1 historic building status for State Theatre in North Point, helping preserve one of the city's most important theatrical venues.

Our vision

Build something that Hong Kong has never seen before.

Walk in Hong Kong began life in 2013 as a startup aiming to introduce walking tours to Hong Kong. Over the past few years, we have created a number of firsts — we have led Hong Kong’s first wheelchair-friendly walking tour, designed Hong Kong’s first gamified walking tour, and organized Hong Kong’s first secondary school level architectural education programme. Entrepreneurial spirit is deeply embedded in the company’s DNA.

Our Story

  • Aug 2013

    Walk in Hong Kong is born!

  • Dec 2016

    State Theatre Conservation: achieved Grade I historic building status

  • Apr 2017

    HSBC Youth Business Gold Award

  • Jun 2017

    Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index Top SME Employer Award

  • Aug 2017

    Collaborating with the Hong Kong Tourism Board in creating the Old Town Central campaign

  • Jul 2018

    First Hang Lung Young Architects Program completed

  • Sep 2018

    Sham Shui Po Hong Kong Tourism Board Campaign

  • May 2019

    Earned TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status

  • Mar 2020

    Pioneered Hong Kong's first online live virtual tours

  • Mar 2022

    Achieved Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Innovation and Creativity Certificate of Merit with our online virtual tours

Our Team

Nurses, architects, government officials, academics... Our tour guides come from all walks of life, yet they share the same passion — telling you the city's mesmerizing tales (we do have a certified hypnotist on board!) and their own equally fascinating stories. Learn more about our co-founders, team members and some of our guides here:

(Kudos to Rayman Cheuk - Photographer for the great photos!)

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Paul Chi-yuen Chan

Co-founder & CEO

An erstwhile academic, a former ministerial aide, and a man of finance in his previous incarnation, Paul is principally an avid traveller. Outside of work, he can be found temple or village-hopping. By founding Walk in Hong Kong, Paul is determined to show the world that his home turf is not just a fishing-village-turned-metropolis, since there are actually more mesmerizing stories to tell!

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Haider Kikabhoy

Co-founder

Born into a family of natural storytellers, Haider grew up spellbound by the tales he heard from Hong Kong’s past century. He stalks the city’s streets in an imagined time machine, bent on resurrecting fabled buildings from the ashes of time. Whimsical and wry, his walks are a jukebox of Hong Kong’s eccentricities.

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Chung-wah Chow

Co-founder

Chungwah is a travel writer in both English and Chinese. She’s co-authored Lonely Planet guides to Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, as well as written for the BBC, CNN and various Asian media outlets. She enjoys ikebana, chado and yoga. As a careful yet adventurous traveller, she explores haunted house at midnight, challenges herself for a volcano excursion and graveyard is on her top visit list!

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Managing Director
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Project and Marketing Manager
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Samson

Business Development Officer
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Joyce

Project Officer
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Project Officer
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Project Officer
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William

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James

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Audrey

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Miranda

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Ken

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could be our next team member!

Take a look at how working at Walk in Hong Kong is like here.

Alumni

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Janice

Project Officer
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Francis

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Liz

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Megan

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Project Manager
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Stephanie

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Brand Manager
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Social Media Strategist

Blog

Create Memorable Anniversary Events with Walk in Hong Kong

December 5, 2022

At Walk in Hong Kong, we understand that anniversaries are a significant milestone for any organization, regardless of its size, and are worth celebrating with the community that has supported its growth and development over the years.

Walk in Hong Kong facilitated the success of 40 “Star Guided Tours” for “Heritage Vogue・Hollywood Road”

December 5, 2022

“Heritage Vogue . Hollywood Road”, another sucessful project facilitated by Walk in Hong Kong.

Walk in Hong Kong recognized in 2021-22 Hong Kong Awards for Industries

December 2, 2022

Walk in Hong Kong has been recognized with a Certificate of Merit in the 2021-2022 Hong Kong Awards for Industries in the category of Innovation and Creativity.

Bringing Far Far Away to far far away

October 20, 2022

Last month, we curated a very special, one-of-a-kind movie tour to Lai Chi Wo, a remote village featured in the movie. It combined hiking, staycation, and even an outdoor movie screening!

No.190 Nathan Road — What Happened to My Father?

June 15, 2022

Following the release of the Historic Building Appraisal Report for 190 Nathan Road, we will be launching a series of stories that set out to discover what happened to this historical building. Featuring Virginia Chan, the granddaughter of the first owner of No.190, our first episode looks into how her father’s life story intertwined with the history of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong…

Lost in Translation: Wrongly Translated Street Names in Hong Kong

March 25, 2022
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In the old days, Hong Kong’s streets were first christened in English before being translated into Chinese. Some things got lost in translation but ha…

Walk From Home: Make your next real-time virtual event stand out

March 24, 2022

Practical tips that take you back to the basics and create the online engagement that truly matters

【Walk in Hong Kong Stories】When Words Come Alive: Mr. Yam’s Unexpected Treasures

March 24, 2022

Mr. Yam Wai-sang is one of Walk in Hong Kong’s most important partners. Having worked in the letterpress business for decades, he has witnessed every ups and downs of the industry. He shared two stories about ‘treasures’ being delivered to him.

WIHK’s Neighbourhood Jaunt Vol.1

March 24, 2022

While the fifth wave of pandemic halts us from hosting walking tours for you, it does not stop WIHK’s colleagues from exploring every nook and cranny …

WIHK’s Neighbourhood Jaunt Vol.2

March 23, 2022

In WIHK’s Neighbourhood Jaunt volume 2, In WIHK’s Neighbourhood Jaunt volume 2, our colleagues keep on exploring the hidden spots in the community, from the uniquely designed Lok Fu Estate to the cosy rooftops on Lamma Island. What’s more? We even paid a visit to the Panda Park in Chengdu! How did we go to … Read more

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