6 Hours in Sheung Wan
where you’ve been abandoned by your friends (they’re all out traveling). So there was no Friday night crazy drinking – instead, you went to bed at 11:00 pm and you find yourself more awake than ever at 8:00 am on a Saturday morning.
Now this is unusual, and you figured, “hey, let’s make the most out of this rare occurrence!” You’ve got afternoon plans but nothing in the morning – so what should you do?
Don’t fret – with our 6 HOURS IN SHEUNG WAN itinerary, you’ll be so proud of yourself for having such a productive Saturday.
BREKKIE TIME. Head out to Café Deadend and order yourself a hearty breakfast and a delightful cup of coffee. It’s a quaint café at, well, a dead end in one of Sheung Wan’s hipster neighbourhoods.
On your way out, don’t forget to pick up a pastry from artisanal bakery Po’s Atelier – you’ll be hungry in a bit after all the walking. Spend some time in Po Hing Fong and check out home accessories / furniture / lighting store Eclectic Cool. Here, you’ll find an array of cool and edgy brands from around the world offering intricately crafted furniture items great for any home.
From there, you’re not too far way from the Museum of Medical Sciences. Initially a Bacteriological Institute, it was Hong Kong’s first purpose-built public health and clinical laboratory. Join a guided tour or just wander at your pace!
From the museum, head over to Man Mo Temple, one that pays tribute to the God of Literature and the God of War. There, you can admire its ceramic figurines and granite carvings.
Time for some shopping? I think so. Go to Cat Street, or properly known as Upper Lascar Row, and check out the renowned Cat Street market. If you’re an antique enthusiast, you’ll find yourself elated with joy judging from the range of cool antiques and old knick-knacks available for purchase.
You’re probably feeling a little hungry at this point and you’ll need something refreshing. Walk to Elephant Grounds and treat yourself to their HK-famous ice cream sandwich. And if the caffeine from breakfast has already worn off, opt for their Affogato – it’s to. die. for.
End your day in Sheung Wan at the PMQ (Former Police
Maritime Headquarters Married Quarters) where you can savor a taste of Hong Kong’s heritage and design creativity.
Karen Chan is a local English copywriter who churns out social posts and taglines for a living. Inspired by her fellow copywriter, she has discovered the joy of working out, and is currently on a quest to live as healthily as her sweet tooth allows. In her spare time, she also loves trying new cafés and restaurants around the city.