Sai Kung Secrets

Hong Kong

People tend to associate Hong Kong with its big city aspects—the skyscrapers, the nightlife, and the hustle and bustle. To get a glimpse of the city's history, however, we have to go back to its roots. A huge portion of the New Territories is left unspoiled and raw. There is much to experience, from the down-to-earth fishing villages to the dai pai dongs of rural Hong Kong. Compared to Hong Kong Island, the pace slows down immensely to make you feel as if you've gone back in time. Known as the "backyard of Hong Kong," Sai Kung feels like a small community with hints of international influence. A visit to Sai Kung district is the perfect remedy and a refreshing distraction from the noise of the city.

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Sai Kung Town Tin Hau Temple Complex

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Within Sai Kung Town, some of the biggest tributes to Chinese culture are the vibrantly lit temples scattered between car parks and little shops. During the Tin Hau Festival in April, you may be lucky to come across a makeshift stage to see a Cantonese opera show. When entering a temple, pay your respects to the locals and abide by the rules. Don’t step on the wooden threshold!

  • Po Tung Rd, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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Sai Kung East Country Park

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Your trip to Sai Kung is considered incomplete until you’ve taken a hike up Sharp Peak. Make sure to bring some snacks and matches for a barbecue or visit one of the outdoor food stands during your visit.

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On Kee Store

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This is as concealed as it gets. This remote dai pai dong is hard to reach, but totally worth it. Make the trek from Sai Wan Pavillion or take a speedboat from Sai Kung Pier to reach the beautiful Ham Tin beach. There, you will be dazzled by the stretch of white sand that will undoubtedly leave you craving a chilled refreshment. Crack open a cold one under an umbrella at On Kee.

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Sai Kung Cafe & Bakery

西貢咖啡餅店

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Another nod to tradition, this longstanding bakery and cafe offers all the classic sweet treats beloved in Hong Kong. From the softest Pineapple Buns to Daan Taat (egg tarts) that just melt in your mouth! After a stroll along the seafront, indulge in a coffee and a delicacy of your choice.

  • +852 2792 3861
  • Ground Floor, 6-7 Kam Po Court, 2 Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
    西貢海傍廣場2號金寶閣6-7號舖地下

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Momentai

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Momentai is a breezy, al fresco bar-slash-restaurant located on the promenade. Famous for having some of the best craft beers and cocktails in Hong Kong, this laidback joint encourages a worry-free lifestyle as its name suggests in Cantonese. With an interior inspired by Mediterranean design, this is a quintessential example of the blend of cultures you’ll find in Sai Kung. Grab a Blueberry Slush cocktail and a mate for a game of pool!

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Seed

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Sai Kung’s go-to zero-waste store for groceries and eco-friendly products, Seed makes saving the Earth fun and accessible. It has everything you might need—from a massive selection of organic ingredients (even Shanghai noodles) to vintage wine crates, and even vegan condoms. Drop off spare change you don't want or pick up spare change that you need from a glass jar at the counter!

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The Ranch Sai Kung

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Previously known as Anthony's Ranch, this is a must-visit for enjoying a mid-day pint, catching the latest footie on TV, or soaking up late-night acoustic performances. British expats will feel at home here, as the menu offers an extensive range of English favorites, as well as some unusual twists like Deep-Fried Snickers Bars! Ditch the seats on the top floor unless you like being blasted with the AC!

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the Hive Sai Kung

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Popular among Sai Kung residents, The Hive is a multi-functional coffee lounge that offers spacious open-plan office areas and courtyard cinema nights. Wind down with a coffee, bring your laptop, or pull up a chair to network with fellow entrepreneurs on #ThursdaySocials.

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Fat Kee Seafood Restaurant

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With a view of sampans floating on the seashore and fishing nets dragging in the latest catch, Fat Kee gives you an ambient and immersive taste of pre-industrialized Hong Kong. The seafood here is unmatched in freshness, a gastronomic delight for the whole family (including pets)! The Calamari and Chilli Prawns here are absolutely unbeatable.

  • +852 2719 9129
  • Hong Kong, Sai Kung, HK New Territories 西貢 No. 7A, G/F (Major Portion), 1/F & Roof, Po Toi O Chuen, Sai Kung, New Territories

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Honeymoon Dessert (Lantau Island)

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As the original Honeymoon Dessert shop, the Sai Kung branch has developed into a bilingual haven to satiate your sweet tooth. The service and the interior design are very traditionally local (despite having an English menu), but the food is diverse. The signature yellow bowls of the old days are moving towards trendy glass jars filled with quirky flavors, such as the Durian Pancake, New Guinea Sago, and Hong Kong favorites like Grass Jelly. It may be wallet-friendly, but it sure isn't diet-friendly!

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