“I love the humidity!” said nobody ever in HK. Keep cool in Hong Kong with our handy hints this summer.
Some people love being outside in the warm weather, spending time at the best beaches in Hong Kong or hitting up any of the cities amazing hiking trails. But some people struggle to beat the heat, so we’ve put together a beginner’s guide on how to keep cool in Hong Kong. If none of these work, then just head straight to the nearest bar for some Hong Kong craft beer.
How to keep cool in Hong Kong
1. Cheap and cheerful ice cream
A local favourite, grab a $10 soft scoop of happiness from Circle K stores to help you keep cool in Hong Kong. We promise, you won’t be disappointed with the magic.
Or, if you’re a bit more bouji, then check out our fave ice cream stores in Hong Kong
Available at Circle K stores across Hong Kong.
2. Up your fan game in Sham Shui Po
The invention centre of Hong Kong, where local vendors demo their newest and weirdest wonders, Sham Shui Po is the best place to pick up a customised fan and to strut your stuff through the streets. Owning one of these bad boys makes you a true Hong Konger too.
3. Blades of polar glory
Shopping Malls are the real heroes of summer in Hong Kong, get a face full of air con and ice at City Plaza. Located on the first floor is a ice rink for you to glide round or in our case, claw onto for dear life and drag yourself around while questioning your life choices.
Find out the locations of all the other ice rinks in Hong Kong here.
Ice Palace, 2/F, Two City Plaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Tai Koo, Hong Kong, p. 2844 8688, 太古太古城道18號太古城中心二期2樓
4. Flail around at Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
While the idea of a public swimming pool in an overcrowded city may not inspire confidence in some, Kennedy Town Swimming Pool is an amazingly nice spot for a quick dip. With indoor and outdoor pools, you’ll be able to cool off in no time.
These are our other top picks for swimming pools in Hong Kong.
Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2817 7973, 香港堅尼地城西祥街北2號
5. Put back some sugar cane juice
Summer isn’t summer without trying freshly-made sugar cane juice. Sipping on sugar cane is a traditional Cantonese pastime and is a healthy and tasty way of cooling yourself off. We are fond of the offering from Kung Lee.
Kung Lee, G/F, 60 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2544 3571, 中環蘇豪荷李活道60號地下