Small-Group Tour: Island East Treasure

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 3 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Island East, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, has a long history of community development. When Hong Kong was ceded to British, It had developed into a big fishing village. Nowadays, it becomes a home to a bevy of small restaurants and famous local street food and traditional shops selling herbal tea, dried seafood, papier-mache. It also includes bone setting clinic and temples where Cantonese is the lingua franca in this area. Visiting neighborhood area can review these historical changes by walking through both the old parts and the newly built areas. Find out how old traditions persevere in Hong Kong in an old fishing village.
* Typical Chinese breakfast - Pineapple bun & HK style milk tea
* Experience the oldest forms of transportation Hong Kong tram
* Visiting Tam Kung temple – Grade III historic building
* Exploring local wet market
* Chinese herbal tea tasting – was inscribed onto the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage
* Optional: Visit HK Film Archive

Tour starts with a typical Chinese breakfast at the local café while sharing the local table manner and the must-eats item in Hong Kong. A pineapple bun is as famous as the croissant. It is very popular breakfast in Hong Kong and Macau. It is a pillow soft bread with a crunchy and sugary top crust which looks like a pineapple, hence the name. There is no pineapple in the bun. Most places serve it with a piece of butter stuffed into the middle of the bun. Imagine the butter melting within the soft and fluffy bread.

After the simple breakfast, visit the Tam Kung temple is a Grade III historic building since April 2013.  The temple is over 100 years old and was renovated in 2002, with its original design carefully preserved. In addition to a statue of Tam Kung, the temple also houses a small wooden junk and a dragon boat; while the iron bell, altar and stone tablet all date back to the Qing dynasty.

 

Wet markets were traditionally places that sold dead and live animals out in the open. This includes poultry, fish, reptiles, pigs, exotic animals, fresh fruits and vegetables are also available. Wet markets also generally include butcher shops with fresh meat. The fresh meat and fish sections are separate from the fruit and vegetable stalls. This is where the local do their daily shopping.  There are also some pawnshops, bone setting clinics, papier-mache offering shops and dried seafood stores nearby wet markets.  You can to learn about the everyday life of a local.

 

Experience the oldest forms of the road transportation Hong Kong tram is the most authentic mode of public transport on the island with the narrow-gauge heritage tram system in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's tram system is one having opened in 1904 during the territory's British colonial period. The system is popular for both locals and tourists, and is one of the most environmentally friendly It owns the world's largest operational double-decker tram fleet.

Inclusions
  • Typical Chinese breakfast with 1 pineapple bun and 1 tea or coffee (Subject to change and availability)
  • 1 time ride for Hong Kong (Ding Ding) Tram
  • Tour will be conducted by a friendly English speaking guide (licensed by Hong Kong Travel Industry Council or Hong Kong Association of Registered Tour co-ordinators)
  • 1 glass of herbal tea
  • Public liability insurance

Exclusions
  • Cost of transport or any food / drinks which you choose to buy during your tour.
  • Transportation fees from your hotel to Shau Kee Wan MTR station and Sai Wan Ho MTR station back to your hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • DURATION OF TOUR: 3 hours (Approx)
  • SMALL GROUP : 2-8 people per group
  • Minimum of 2 adults are required per booking
  • Child under 11 years old are free
  • Children aged 12 or above is considered as a full paying person
  • Maximum 2 child (ago 0-11 years old) can be accompanied by 2 paying adult
  • Booking has to be made at least 48 hours prior to the tour departure time
  • If you have food allergies, please let us know upon making booking, we will try to avoid and make alternative food for you
  • Vegetarian option is also available, please advise us upon making reservation
  • No appointed shopping stop
  • Our tours are walking tours and we make use of public transport to travel around. This means that we will be using the MTR (train), buses or tram etc.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

MTR Shau Kei Wan Station, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Sai Wan Ho Station, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

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