Hong Kong is home to high-profile events like Art Basel and Art Central, but it’s the new creative talent that’s really driving the city’s own art scene forward. The former industrial area of Wong Chuk Hang is fast establishing itself as an art hub due to a number of galleries setting up shop here. One to check out is Blindspot Gallery, which has a focus on contemporary photography and image-based works by local and Chinese artists.
There is a plethora of events taking place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre at practically any time of the year. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performs regularly here, and the Centre also plays host to annual events like the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Le French May, one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia.
Hong Kong’s numerous hilly areas offer many hiking opportunities for the newbie as well as the more experienced hiker. Dragon’s Back Ridge is great for beginners, and is incredibly accessible to boot — just take the MTR to Chai Wan. Starting with a flight of stairs through Cape Collinson Cemetery, you’ll reach a ridge that takes you through beautiful wooded areas and to a panoramic view of southern Hong Kong Island.
Located a three-minute stroll away from the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, and close by the Star Ferry Terminal, Citadines Ashley Hong Kong is an ideal base from which to explore this energetic city. Famed local food joints such as Shek Kee Wonton Noodles and Kee Wah are also right at your doorstep, so you’ll never have to worry about going hungry.
Discover all that Hong Kong has to offer, from visual art to quality hiking routes scattered throughout the city. Don’t want to miss out on these? Ascott Lifestyle handpicks the perfect blend of ideal spots to make the best out of your stay here.