Planning your trip to Hong Kong as a solo traveller? Not only is HK super safe, it’s also jam-packed full of interesting spots to discover
This city is packed full of fun, food and frenetic pace, and whether you’re looking for the most captivating Hong Kong tourist attractions or to learn more at Hong Kong museums, there are endless options for both tourists and locals alike. But if you’re a solo traveller who is tired of just going to the most visited spots in town, then this guide to Hong Kong solo travel will get point you to some of our fave spots across town.
Hong Kong solo travel: How to do it right
Shop cheap vintage clothing at Mee & Gee
If you want to shop vintage clothing in Hong Kong and nab a bargain, you need to check out Mee & Gee. With locations in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, Mee & Gee offers a wide range of clothing such as leather jackets, worn denim suspenders, old-school dresses and funky t-shirts. It’s the perfect spot to look for retro and affordable pieces, plus they have some uniquely regional dresses and shirts that will make your wardrobe pop.
You can also shop cute knick-knacks at these Hong Kong markets
Mee & Gee, 64 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2391 3091, 旺角通菜街64號
Sample the most indulgent fish balls at Tung Tat Food Shop
The city is renowned for its fabulous street food culture, that’s why you need to sample as much as you can while doing your Hong Kong solo travel. Serving some of the best curried fish balls, stinky tofu and savoury cheong fun, Tung Tat Food Shop is one of the most beloved neighbourhood cha chaan tengs in Yau Ma Tei. Just remember not to overdose on curried fish balls and save some room for later!
Check out our favourite street food in Hong Kong.
Tung Tat Food Shop, 48 Pitt Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, 油麻地碧街48號地下
Find classic Cantonese snacks on the street
There are an array of Hong Kong snacks available at local supermarkets. But if you’re in the mood for something a bit more traditional and rare such as Dragon’s Beard candy (sounds cute right? It’s made of desiccated coconut, peanuts and white sugar) and sour dried plums, then definitely keep an eye on the many different snack shops on the streets of Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei. You’ll be amazed.
Explore the iconic Avenue of Stars
When you’re planning your itinerary for Hong Kong solo travel, it usually involves some sort of tourist attractions so you know what’s happening (even though you may not be a big fan of crowds). That’s why we think you should give the Avenue of Stars a go. Featuring a selection of bronze statues (Bruce Lee, Anita Mui, Hong Kong Film Awards and McDull) as well as handprints of the stars, you’ll get to learn more about the history of the Hong Kong film industry.
If you’re a movie lover, then you’ll definitely want to check out these iconic Hong Kong film locations.
Hop on the Star Ferry
The Star Ferry is one of the most iconic modes of public transport in Hong Kong. Coming in every six to ten minutes, the Star Ferry goes back and forth between Hong Kong Island (Central Ferry Pier 7, Wan Chai Ferry Pier) and Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier), and is one of the coolest rides in town. Not only is it one of the easiest ways to travel between districts, you’ll also get to take in the stunning views of the Victoria Harbour, plus the sailor uniforms are amazingly cool and nostalgic.
Wander around Shek Tong Tsui
If you’re on Hong Kong Island, do wander around beautiful Shek Tong Tsui. Packed with cool cafes, wet markets and Chinese temples, its proximity to Hong Kong University (the city’s oldest) means that you can find yourself easily moving between dive bars and milk bars with great student discounts.
Treat yourself to an indulgent pizza at Homeslice
We imagine you probably have your fair share of Cantonese food during your stay here, that’s why we recommend you to try out our favourite pizza bar: Homeslice in Sai Ying Pun. Offering an array of authentic Neapolitan pizza (with vegan and vegetarian options), their pizzas are scrumptious and super flavourful. Not to mention they’ve a got a full wall of edgy band posters – making this place a 10/10 for both pizza and indie music lovers, not to mention the perfect way to end your Hong Kong solo travel adventures.
Read our full review of Homeslice.
Homeslice, Shop 3, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3819 4026, 西營盤德輔道西321號