Avenue Of Stars
Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui reopened in early 2019 with a refreshed look, and if you want to recreate a leisurely stroll along the promenade to overlook Hong Kong’s skyline, Singapore’s waterfront comes pretty close.
Of course, you will not find handprints and signatures of your favourite stars, but you’ll be greeted by the sweeping view of Singapore’s skyline. It’s exceptionally beautiful in the night.
Though if you’re hoping to meet a real Hong Kong star in Singapore, your best bet may be to hang around Yishun where veteran actor Benz Hui lives.
Symphony Of Lights
You’ll want to plan the Symphony of Lights into your itinerary at least once if you’re visiting Hong Kong, especially if it’s your first time.
The laser light and sound display comes on every day at 8pm and can be viewed from the Avenue of Stars and outside the Golden Bauhinia Square at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The dazzling spectacle involves 42 buildings across the Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island.
Try: Spectra, Marina Bay Sands
But fret not, Singapore has Spectra, Marina Bay Sand’s (MBS) light and water show, which can be seen at MBS’ waterfront and along the Marina Bay waterfront promenade.
The shows start at 8pm and 9.30pm, with an additional display at 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak (also know as The Peak) boasts a bird’s eye view of the city and is the highest hill on Hong Kong island.
It’s a crowd-puller for tourists as well as lovers looking for some quiet time at night, well away from the bustle of the city.
Try: Mount Faber
Just like The Peak, Mount Faber in Singapore is a pretty romantic place to impress your date, with its winding drive uphill and beautiful view.
If you’re into the fitspo lifestyle, you can also choose to hike up Mount Faber, which will give you a good twenty- to thirty-minute workout from the Southern Ridges.
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Mongkok is known for its vibrant scene of tantalising street food and bright neon signboards that make it to every Instagram post. It also boasts affordable shopping.
Try: Jurong Point
Trick your mind into thinking you’re in Hong Kong when you drop by ‘Mongkok’ at Jurong Point, touted as Singapore’s first Hong Kong-themed shopping and dining street.
To make it look more convincing, catch up over milk tea and cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style cafe) grub at Legendary Hong Kong Restaurant.
One of the most popular night markets in Hong Kong is the Ladies’ Market at Mongkok. The stalls span across one kilometre, with vendors selling souvenirs, clothes, accessories, trinkets and cosmetics.
The rows of souvenir shops at Chinatown give off the same vibes and is also packed with tourists during the weekends.
Ngong Ping 360
The Ngong Ping 360 brings you to Lantau Island in Hong Kong, where you can make a day trip to explore the Ngong Ping village, visit the Po Lin Monastery and pay respects to the larger-than-life Tian Tan Buddha.
Try: Singapore Cable Car
The Singapore Cable Car at Harbourfront transports you to Sentosa, where you can spend an entire day exploring the various attractions.
Explore the largest and tallest Merlion statue, find Nemo at S.E.A. Aquarium, swim with the dolphins or just chill at the beach.
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Lan Kwai Fong
Right smack in Central Hong Kong is the famed Lan Kwai Fong that comes alive when the sun sets. Its over-the-top nightlife street is filled with pubs, clubs and drinking spots.