About Walk in Hong Kong

Starting out in 2013 as a venture among a few friends to bring the culture of walking tours to Hong Kong, Walk in Hong Kong has since transformed to the city's leading cultural enterprise. We specialize in curating memorable experiences 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 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.

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

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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Olivia

Managing Director
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Meiling

Marketing & Communications Manager
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Samson

Business Development Officer
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Janice

Project Officer
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Audrey

Guide
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Miranda

Guide
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Eric

Tour Coordinator
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Anson

Guide
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Francis

Guide
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Liz

Guide
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William

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Megan

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James

Guide
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Ken

Guide
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Rosen

Guide
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Oskar

Project Manager
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Stephanie

Guide
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Ling

Social Media Strategist
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June 29, 2020
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[咁烏龍嘅!]  香港早期嘅街道係有英文名先,再由師爺翻譯做中文。但係當年嘅官員(莫非叫阿Chirs?)嘅英語程度參差,擺咗唔少烏龍。經我哋絕對唔烏龍嘅求證,發現呢啲錯誤可以分為幾個 Level: In the old days, Hong Kong’s streets were firs…

活現香港去信古蹟辦查詢戰後建築普查進度 WiHK calls on AMO to provide Post-1950 Buildings Assessment update

June 4, 2020

過去兩年,本地文化企業活現香港多次呼籲政府將保護戰後歷史建築納入香港保育政策重點,並在古蹟和文物保育上廣納專家及公眾意見。去年 7 月古物古蹟辦事處(古蹟辦)成立專責小組為 1950 年後落成的建築物評級(「戰後建築普查」)展開準備工作,至今已近一年。 古物諮詢委員會(古諮會)下次會議將於 6 月 …

Walk with Hong Kong Campaign ╴如何運用英語講故事技巧搵一份好工?

May 28, 2020

近排係屋企除咗煲劇、執屋、煮野食,有無諗過整理吓你嘅個人故事同經歷?寫CV、面試 …… 其實都係想用唔同方式比人係有限時間知道「你係一個點嘅人」姐 ~ Walk in Hong Kong 活現香港為咗鼓勵大家疫境自強,決定同大家分享運用故事思維去開始最有效嘅「限時溝通」小貼士。想知點樣俘虜面試官嘅心…

New Trailer Video: What Do Ghosts Eat? Wan Chai Ghosts and Food Tour

April 9, 2020
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Explore Hong Kong’s traditional beliefs and delicious treats with us! Check out our latest trailer video, and join our wickedly fun tour once the pandemic is over!

【活現香港隨筆】陳智遠:擁抱時代挑戰 迎接旅業革命

November 7, 2019

亂世往往是一面鏡子,讓眾生相表露無遺。 過去數月的社會動盪,對不同行業都帶來打擊,也衍生出兩種截然不同的應對態度: 一批人只忙於顧算自己生意的得失,一邊呼天搶地埋怨,一邊條件反射式要政府幫這個、補貼那個,心態就如刻舟求劍,只一廂情願社會盡快「回復平靜」,好讓自己能像以往賺個盤滿缽滿; 另一批人固然也…

5 Must Watch Local Horror Classics For This Halloween!

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10 unspoken rules in Hong Kong that would utterly confuse foreigners… And even locals!

September 29, 2019
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Hong Kong is a fishing-village-turned-metropolis where old meets new, east meets west…  Yes, we know you secretly rolled your eyes to this. Maybe…

Walk in Hong Kong’s submission to 2019-2020 Policy Address Public Consultation

August 26, 2019

Walk in Hong Kong, a local cultural enterprise, calls on the government to make the protection of post-war historic buildings, which is also commonly referred to as “modern architecture”, a policy priority for heritage conservation in Hong Kong. Specifically, as we have called for in submissions to the public consultations respectively for the 2018-2019 Policy … Read more

「活現香港」就2019-2020《施政報告》的建議書

August 26, 2019

本地文化企業「活現香港」(Walk in Hong Kong)呼籲政府把保育戰後歷史建築(下稱「現代建築」)列為香港文物保育政策中的優先處理項目。具體建議如下: 第一,正如活現香港就2018-2019《施政報告》及2019-2020《財政預算案》的建議書所言,[1] 政府應撥出足夠的資源予發展局、古…

Lost in Causeway Bay: 8 Hours of Discovery

July 25, 2019
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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 … Read more

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