travelPlaces in Singapore that’ll make you consider you are in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui, Victoria Peak & Mongkok
[UPDATED, Oct 16, 2020]:
In case you have been itching to journey, the latest information that leisure journey to Hong Kong is likely to be a risk within the foreseeable future would have you ever rejoicing.
However within the meantime, why not checkout our record of locations to go to right here in Singapore that assist you to recreate the Hong Kong expertise with out having to go away our little pink dot.
In the event you decelerate, you may simply see the slight similarities between each nations. Perhaps it is time to play vacationer in your individual yard!
Here is our record of well-known Hong Kong points of interest and their native substitutes.
AVENUE OF STARS
Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui reopened in early 2019 with a refreshed look, and if you wish to recreate a leisurely stroll alongside the promenade to miss Hong Kong’s skyline, Singapore’s waterfront at Esplanade comes fairly shut.
After all, you’ll not discover handprints and signatures of your favorite stars, however you may be greeted by the sweeping view of Singapore’s skyline. It is exceptionally lovely within the night time.
Although in case you’re hoping to satisfy an actual Hong Kong star in Singapore, your finest guess could also be to hold round Yishun the place veteran actor Benz Hui lives.
TRY: MOUNT FABER
Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak (additionally know as The Peak) boasts a hen’s eye view of the town and is the very best hill on Hong Kong island.
It is a crowd-puller for vacationers in addition to lovers on the lookout for some quiet time at night time, properly away from the bustle of the town.
Similar to The Peak, Mount Faber in Singapore is a fairly romantic place to impress your date, with its winding drive uphill and delightful view.
In the event you’re into the fitspo life-style, you can too select to hike up Mount Faber, which will provide you with a great twenty- to thirty-minute exercise from the Southern Ridges.
TRY: JURONG POINT
Mongkok is thought for its vibrant scene of tantalising avenue meals and vivid neon signboards that make it to each Instagram submit. It additionally boasts reasonably priced procuring.
Trick your thoughts into considering you are in Hong Kong if you drop by ‘Mongkok’ at Jurong Level, touted as Singapore’s first Hong Kong-themed procuring and eating avenue.
To make it look extra convincing, catch up over milk tea and cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style cafe) grub at Legendary Hong Kong Restaurant.
One of the vital widespread night time markets in Hong Kong is the Women’ Market at Mongkok. The stalls span throughout one kilometre, with distributors promoting souvenirs, garments, equipment, trinkets and cosmetics.
The rows of memento retailers at Chinatown give off the identical vibes and can also be filled with vacationers through the weekends.
NGONG PING 360
TRY: SINGAPORE CABLE CAR
The Ngong Ping 360 brings you to Lantau Island in Hong Kong, the place you can also make a day journey to discover the Ngong Ping village, go to the Po Lin Monastery and pay respects to the larger-than-life Tian Tan Buddha.
The Singapore Cable Automotive at Harbourfront transports you to Sentosa, the place you possibly can spend a complete day exploring the varied points of interest.
Discover the largest and tallest Merlion statue, discover Nemo at S.E.A. Aquarium, swim with the dolphins or simply chill on the seaside.
LAN KWAI FONG
TRY: ANN SIANG HILL
Proper smack in Central Hong Kong is the famed Lan Kwai Fong that comes alive when the solar units.
Its over-the-top nightlife avenue is full of pubs, golf equipment and ingesting spots.
Ann Siang Hill is dotted with watering holes and speakeasies. It is a barely toned down model of Lan Kwai Fong, nevertheless it’s not with out its allure.
HONG KONG FOOD
Hong Kong is called a vacation spot for procuring and un-rivalled meals, and for good cause — the roast meats and wanton noodles are unmissable at any time when I make a visit there.
Fortunately, lately, well-known Hong Kong eateries have graced our shores. To finish this record, we have thrown in some Hong Kong eating places and cafes to take a look at whereas having fun with your make-believe Hong Kong journey in Singapore.
The well-known Hong Kong wanton noodle in Central can be present in The Centrepoint.
Slurp on a comforting bowl of genuine wanton noodle soup, or go for its Beef Brisket Noodles for a extra filling meal.
The place: 176 Orchard Rd, #01-63/64, Singapore 238843
TSUI WAH & HONOLULU CAFE
Fulfill your crispy bun with condensed milk, basic Hong Kong dishes and milk tea cravings at Tsui Wah.
The favored cha chaan teng has additionally simply opened its second outlet at Heeren, boasting two storeys the place you possibly can cease by to refuel whereas procuring in Orchard Street. Look out for its new gadgets together with the mala prawns.
One other widespread Hong Kong cafe recognized for its flaky egg tarts is Honolulu Cafe, situated only a stone’s throw away at The Centrepoint.
- 3 River Valley Street Block A, #01-03, Singapore 179020
- 60 Orchard Street, The Heeren #02-02 Singapore 238855
- #01-33 F/G, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238843
TAI CHEONG BAKERY
Dig into delicate and buttery egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery that noticed snaking strains when it first opened at Holland Village in 2016.
There are different baked items too at this take-away stall which can be well worth the point out, corresponding to its bolo buns and hen pies.
31 Lor Liput, Singapore 277742
391 Orchard Street, #B2 Takashimaya Meals Corridor, Singapore 238872
One of many highlights of visiting Hong Kong is its melt-in-your-mouth roast meats, and you will get your fill at Kam’s Roast right here in Singapore.
Aside from the signature pipa duck, it will be laborious to withstand their char siew achieved in two methods.
- Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Street #01-04/05/06/07, Singapore 228210
- 78 Airport Bouleyard #02-210 Changi Jewel, Singapore 819666
MUI KEE CONGEE
Every so often, you may need one thing heat to consolation your soul and Mui Kee’s congee does the job.
The favored congee retailer in Mongkok made its means into Singaporeans’ hearts after its profitable pop-up in Botanic Gardens.
The congee is silky and has a particular wok hei flavour in its fish stomach congee that you’ll find laborious to withstand.
The place: Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Street, #01-12, Singapore 228208
SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
[CURRENTLY SUSPENDED] TRY: SPECTRA, MARINA BAY SANDS
You may need to plan the Symphony of Lights into your itinerary at the very least as soon as in case you’re visiting Hong Kong, particularly if it is your first time.
The laser gentle and sound show comes on each day at 8pm and might be seen from the Avenue of Stars and outdoors the Golden Bauhinia Sq. on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The dazzling spectacle includes 42 buildings throughout the Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island.
However fret not, Singapore has Spectra, Marina Bay Sand’s (MBS) gentle and water present, which might be seen at MBS’ waterfront and alongside the Marina Bay waterfront promenade.
The exhibits begin at 8pm and 9.30pm, with a further show at 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
And that concludes our record of locations you might go to for just a little dose of Hong Kong if you want it. After all nothing comes near the actual deal — this is hoping the mud settles quickly in order that the vacationer hordes can as soon as once more descend on the procuring and meals paradise.