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Little Tai Hang introduces complimentary local walking tours for residents around the quirky Tai Hang neighbourhood

September 25, 2017 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Little Tai Hang, boutique hotel and serviced apartments, partners with local tour guide company HoHoGo to craft a local walking tours around the quirky Tai Hang neighbourhood. The hour-long biweekly walking trail takes explorers on an adventure around the crossroads of cultures between Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay discovering some of the hidden gems in the area. Tours start on 23 September and are complimentary for all residents.

“We love the neighbourhood, the combination of people and how it perfectly encompasses the old and new Hong Kong. Tai Hang is a unique crossroads of cultures that showcases colonial mid-century styles and new bars and restaurants introduced by the modern generation. We appreciate the old Hong Kong traditions still kept up and are so happy to be able to share these with our guests. Many who travel to Hong Kong get lost amongst the skyscrapers, enchanted by the skyline and forget about the long history of Hong Kong. Part of our brand DNA is to share the real Hong Kong, and to remind travellers that Hong Kong has stories waiting to be discovered,” Tommy Pao, Founder.

Led by local Hong Kongers armed with an enriched knowledge of the culture and heritage in the area, the tour strolls into the heart of Tai Hang and sheds light on some of the community’s hidden gems, local heritage and long history. This fully embraces the four eccentric characters that are part of the Little Tai Hang brand, reflecting the many magical faces of the neighbourhood; Duck – master chef of local cuisine, Tiger – aspiring architect, Toad – fashionista and highly competitive sportsman, and Monkey – traditional dragon dancer and mischievous prankster.

Duck – Food & Beverage

Explorers are introduced to the mouth-watering delicacies of local cha chaan tengs and dai pai dongs situated side by side the chic restaurants and Japanese Izakayas. With a Hong Konger leading the way, guests may even pick up a few Cantonese phrases and learn how to order like a local. Follow the sweet aroma of coffee to the boutique cafés in the neighbourhood for a unique blend of east meets west.

Tiger – Design & Architecture

The traditional Chinese architecture of art-deco style buildings are a pleasant surprise in a city bursting with skyscrapers. Tai Hang is a magnet for locals who are in the know and savvy travellers who want to experience an authentic Hong Kong.

Toad – Recreational Activities

Avid historians can learn about the founder and heritage of the prestigious Chinese Recreation Club established over 100 years ago. While sport-lovers will be happy to know that Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, host to international athletes, is only a stone’s throw away. Equipped with 13 tennis courts, a newly built indoor 50M pool, basketball courts, soccer pitches, a table tennis area, a children’s playground and more, staying fit is easy for guests.

Monkey – Culture and Heritage

The tour stops by Lin Fa Kung temple, a Declared Monument as of 2014. Constructed in 1863 for the worship of Kwun Yum, the Goddess of Mercy, it brings devotees from around the city to its altar, especially during the annual Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival.   

Tai Hang is home to surviving small independent shops specialising in traditional trades of baking and handy repair work. The mix of people in the closely-knit neighbourhood include the original residents including car repairers, energetic street restauranteurs and small café owners.

Dotted along the streets are some of the only

Traditions, local eateries and lost architecture play just one part in the Tai Hang community, where old Hong Kong meets new Hong Kong. Conducted in both English and Cantonese, the tour is a perfect introduction to the vibrant and quirky Tai Hang neighbourhood.

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