About Lincoln C
Lives in Hong Kong
Since Mar 2010
25-34 year old male
Canadian Chinese guy living in Hong Kong. Loves to go hiking, camping and always up for an adventure ! Enjoys eating things, exploring hidden gems, and other awesome stuff.
Historic Walking Areas, Flea & Street Markets
Flea & Street Markets,
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
Up until the 1970s, the Star Ferry was the main method of transportation between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Today, this short, 10-minute ride across the Victoria Harbour still offers the most amazing skyline views!
Opened in May 1888, the Peak Tram is one of the oldest modes of transportation in Hong Kong, and is now an iconic piece of Hong Kong's heritage. Running from Central district to Victoria Peak, its route covers a distance of about 1.4 km and an elevation of just under 400 meters, offering plenty of scenic views along the way. Plus, it is still one of the most efficient modes of transportation to get to the Peak!
This museum does a wonderful job of documenting Hong Kong's history, from prehistoric times to ancient Chinese dynasties, and all the way to the birth of the city and modern day. Through the use of dioramas, short documentaries, and a wide variety of other multimedia it engages and interacts with visitors, keeping things fresh and entertaining. There are also interesting temporary exhibitions. All in all, if you are going to visit a museum in Hong Kong, make it the Museum of History!
This area of Hong Kong has a little bit of everything! Rich in history, Stanley was the temporary administrative center when the British first took over. During World War II, it was here that allied troops mounted their last stand before surrendering to the Japanese. Nowadays, Stanley is a beautiful area on the south side of Hong Kong, and you'll find plenty of places to eat — along with stunning ocean views — on its Main Street. For souvenirs, head to Stanley Market, a bustling street market selling all manner of tourist favorites. And for beach-lovers, there are also a few pristine stretches of sand to explore.
Temple Street comes alive at night, when its tightly packed restaurants and market stalls open up and begin selling their delicious local food and just about anything else you can think of buying. Pull up a stool on the street and get adventurous with your ordering. Then dust off your negotiation skills — this would also be a great opportunity to buy small gifts for loved ones back home.
Lan Kwai Fong is the nightlife center of Hong Kong, with large crowds and a vibrant atmosphere — especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Originally occupying just a small square of streets, the bars and restaurants have now spilled out into the surrounding area. Depending on which you visit, you'll find an interesting mix of expatriates, tourists and students among the large party crowd.
Your trip to Hong Kong isn't complete without some top quality Dim Sum! DimDimSum Dim Sum (say that 4 times fast!) is a local favorite Dim Sum restaurant with 4 locations around Hong Kong (Wanchai, MongKok, Shatin, and Jordan). Famous for its specialty (you guessed it) Dim Sum, it's affordable, delicious, and still relatively easy to get a table here, compared with the other famous Dim Sum haunts, Tim Ho Wan and One Dim Sum.