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

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Eric

Tour Coordinator
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Anson

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Francis

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Liz

Guide
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William

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Megan

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James

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Ken

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Rosen

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Oskar

Project Manager
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Stephanie

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Ling

Social Media Strategist
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Summer Microadventures – Little “Rice Cooker” Excursion"|童行同感 —「夏日微旅程」— 米飯班「煮」

July 27, 2016
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The tour part of “Summer Microadventures – Little “Rice Cooker” Excursion” was completed at a high note last Saturday (23 July 2016). The …

8個鮮為人知的「米」故事

July 21, 2016
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平時食飯就食得多,咁以下呢8個關於米嘅故事你又知幾多呢? 1. 香港人究竟食幾多米? 俗語話「食米唔知米貴」,其實你知唔知,一碗飯裡面有幾多粒米?答案揭曉:一碗飯大約係有4000粒米,以香港平均每人每日食1.5碗飯嚟計,一年365日,一個人一年就會食大約2,400,000粒米。而香港人口有700萬,…

Celebrity Chef in Hong Kong!|甜點皇后駕到!

July 2, 2016

Singaporean celebrity chef Janice Wong (right), widely acclaimed as “Asia’s Dessert Queen”, just expanded her reach to Hong Kong and…

Walk in Hong Kong in PMQ Open House! |活現香港 x PMQ元創坊

June 28, 2016

Walk in Hong Kong set up a booth of the theme “rice” and “bamboo” in PMQ’s Open House on Sunday (26 June, 2016). Parents…

Dragon Boat Festival in Tai O! |帶小朋友去大澳看遊涌!

June 22, 2016
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Walk in Hong Kong joined with Tai O Heritage Hotel in bringing some families from Society for Community Organization (SoCO) to Tai O on the day of Dra…

American Pie in Hong Kong!|美國處男現身香港!

June 21, 2016
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Yes, they are Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, the famous Hollywood couple! Walk in Hong Kong had the pleasure to show them around Wong Tai Sin and Yau M…

致:立法會發展事務委員會委員 促請古物古蹟辧事處檢討現時歷史建築文物評審機制

June 20, 2016
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致:立法會發展事務委員會委員 促請古物古蹟辧事處檢討現時歷史建築文物評審機制 古物古蹟辧事處(古蹟辦)早前建議將北角舊皇都戲院評為三級歷史建築,屬歷史評級中最低級別,引起公眾關注,及質疑古蹟辦嚴重低估了這珍貴建築的文物價值。文化企業活現香港(Walk in Hong Kong)早前撰寫了舊皇都戲院文…

活現香港、長春社、Docomomo HK 聯合聲明 促請古諮會將舊皇都戲院至少評為一級歷史建築 | Joint statement by Walk in Hong Kong, The Conservancy Association and Docomomo HK to the Antiquities Advisory Board

April 15, 2016

 文化企業活現香港、長春社以及Docomomo HK(國際現代建築文獻組織香港分會)今天(4月15 日)發表聯合聲明,促請古物諮詢委員會(古諮會)將北角舊皇都戲院,至少評為一級歷史建築。 Cultural heritage group Walk in Hong Kong, The Conserva…

西區美食文化導賞團 Western District Food & Culture Tour

March 2, 2016
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(Scroll down for English version.) 港島西區區內新舊共融、中西交匯,既有堅守數十載的傳統產業、滿載人情味的家族老店以及傳承數代的傳統手藝,也有新派咖啡小店、藝廊、特色餐廳及店舖。是次活現香港將與新世界策動的The Artisanal Movement合辦導賞團,將帶…

Breaking News: Guided tours of Des Voeux Road Central!

February 16, 2016

What do you see when you walk down Des Voeux Road Central (DVRC)? A canyon of glass business towers blocking the not-so-blue sky, heavy traffic and tense office workers are probably the most common answers. But is that all? What about the “underground” arcade games centre, the vintage tailor, or the alluring old-school bakery?

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