Hong Kong Highs and Lows Society Contrast - Small Group Tour

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A woman buying cloth
A woman buying cloth
Restaurant inside the mall
Restaurant inside the mall
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Goods on display
Goods on display
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Park
Park
Mall interior
Mall interior
Local neighborhood
Local neighborhood
Local playground
Local playground
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Ribbons on display
Ribbons on display
SCAD Hong Kong
SCAD Hong Kong
Old buildings
Old buildings
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What To Expect

Get a unique opportunity to learn what it really means to live in Hong Kong. Experience the city's two sides; luxurious districts and struggling communities, and find out what's being done to improve the city's once-neglected neighborhoods. Along the way, learn about Hong Kong's history and gain a newfound appreciation for the life of Hong Kongers, from the richest of rich to the poorest of poor.

Highlights

  • See the contrast between Hong Kong's two extremes; from affluent neighborhoods to public housing districts

  • Learn about the revitalization projects that are bringing vitality to struggling communities

  • Visit the Garment District of Hong Kong and learn about the city's role in international clothing production

  • Go on a treasure hunt through the city's biggest flea market

  • Experience Hong Kong's up-and-coming arts and culture scene

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Hong Kong
Departs From:
Hong-Kong
Meeting Point:
Prince Edward MTR station
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Wednesday at 2:00 PM
Product Code:
12799
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
Languages:
Featured On:
Kowloon PeninsulaHong-Kong History and HeritageHong-Kong City Tours & SightseeingHistory and HeritageCity Tours & Sightseeing

Description

Hong Kong is home to some of the richest people in the world. But the city also has the highest income inequality in the developed world, with one-fifth of its population living under the poverty line. The rich and the poor of Hong Kong stand further apart from each other than anywhere else on Earth. But interestingly, the richest and the poorest districts of Kowloon sit just next to each other.

On this Hong Kong city tour, venture into both the rich and poor communities to learn about the areas' development, as well as the cultures of those who call these districts home. Look at some legacies of the British colonial period and learn how the city is revitalizing its heritage buildings as well as the public's quest to promote local arts and culture.

Head to the posh Kowloon Tong through a big recreation ground and park, which acts as a buffer from the hustle and bustle of urban Kowloon. Discover many quaint streets and expensive cars. This is a luxury neighborhood, home to affluent locals, with whooping real estate price tags.

From there, visit what was once the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong. Find out why so many shoppers lose their sense of direction and just let their shopping instinct take over amid the more than 200 shops and restaurants.

Then explore the other side of the city, an area that's home to social housing and charity organizations. Yet despite the poverty, this district of Hong Kong is full of character and color. As you explore, learn about the local government's efforts to improve the community and see sites such as the first generation of public housing in Hong Kong and a former factory turned into an art studio and exhibit space. Find out why so many Hong Kongers are rediscovering this area and checking out its vibrant markets, electronics shopping malls and the nearby Garment District. Finish off your Hong Kong city tour on a treasure hunt through the city's best known flea market. From rich to poor, luxury to grassroots, if there's one thing you'll see on this tour, it's the real Hong Kong!

Includes

  • English speaking guide

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 6 years old to join this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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