Since the announcement on the air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore, many are jumping on the opportunity to travel again. In case you missed it, travellers from Singapore can travel to Hong Kong leisurely from November 22nd onwards. Without restrictions, need for a controlled itinerary, or stay-home notices. Travellers just have to test negative 72 hours before their scheduled departure. Upon arrival, you’ll also have to take another Covid-19 test until the results are confirmed.
While you can go back to your usuals, we thought we’d put together a guide on new spots to check out. From newly opened cafés and restaurants to seasonal exhibitions. Take a look at our picks below.
For a cafe that has Japanese and minimal aesthetics, add Cafe Wander to your list. This newly opened cafe has received a lot of love from the locals, so it’s best to go earlier before all the savoury dishes are sold out. From sweets like yuzu or hojicha cheesecake to savoury options like a set menu with oden, nigiri, and your choice of sides and mains – you should definitely drop by for a visit.
Cafe Wander is located at G/F, 8 Anchor Street, Tai Kok Tsui. Tel: 54456004
For coffee lovers who are serious about their morning brew, this cafe has an all-day dining concept. Surrounded by SoHo’s popular stops, this is a place to wind down if you need some respite. Aside from coffee, there are also cocktails like the Aeropress Negroni (HK $128) and dishes like the Wagyu Bavette (HK $298) so you can always drop by for dinner. Their weekend brunch menu is available until 6pm with highlights like Katsu-Sando (HK $128) and Breakfast Carbonara (HK $168).
Double Shot By Cupping Room is located at 1/f, 49 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, tel: +852 9225 6639
Bakehouse just opened up their second outlet in Hong Kong and you can now order all your favourite bakes and pastries made fresh from their counter. Aside from items from their original menu, they also have made to order creations exclusive to their Soho branch. You can find classics like Tarte Tropezienne to twists like Hazelnut Pain au Chocolat and Cinnamon Pecan Roll.
Bakehouse Soho is located at 5 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong.
Hairy crab season usually happens between October and November and you might as well take your chance to try it in all its glory when you’re in Hong Kong. Yè Shanghai is offering a hairy crab set menu at HK $880 per person with 13 different dishes to celebrate the season. Inclusive of five starters, one soup, six mains, and a dessert, this menu highlights the seasonality and freshness of the hairy crabs and also offers pairing alcohols that complement the food.
Yè Shanghai is located at Shop 332, 3/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2918 9833
New to Hong Kong is the plethora of glamping experiences that you can partake in. One of the most notable ones is at Saiyuen Camping Adventure Park. You can take the ferry to Cheung Chau, and from there it’s a 30-minute walk to the campsite or you could rent a bike for faster travels. There are large grass fields available for anyone who wants to pitch their own tent, and there are even goats at the site to really make you feel like you’re camping.
From the choice of a Sunset Vista, African Safari Tents, Mongolia Ger, and Star Gazing Geodesic Domes. Most of the domes have communal bathrooms, but there are some where you also have your own bathroom and even a campfire site. For families, you might want to opt for the Recreation Full Ticket (HK $420) or Rope and Climbing Activities Package (HK $780) to experience the outdoors with activities like abseiling, treetop canopy walk, bubble soccer, disc golf, and many more.
While Victoria Peak Garden isn’t new, we figured you should make a visit during this season. After all, with the weather winding down, you can spend an afternoon there for a picnic date or a relaxing stroll with your loved ones. This Chinese style garden is often featured in wedding portraits, and for the right reason too. Add this to your list if you’re looking for Instagram-able spots in Hong Kong.
Victoria Peak Garden is located at Mount Austin Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong.
Held at Park Central, this Frozen exhibition will be divided into 10 different themed zones. You might have noticed the exhibition as it took place in cities like Shanghai, Taipei, and Korea, and now it’s in Hong Kong. You can find original artwork sketches, interactive experiences, and life-sized installations. Visitors will be given a 90-minute session and are available from SG$ 34.45.
From now until the end of the year 2020, you can visit the festive Christmas market to fake your own Europe trip. Filled with a collection of booths that have festive items, consider it your one-stop shop to get everything off your list or get in the holiday spirit.
The Christmas Market at Landmark is located at Shop 308 & 312-314, 3/F, Landmark Atrium.