Sipping on a glass of wine in the club room of a Hong Kong hotel after spending hours in a conference can really make you feel bored quickly. If this is your first time of having a business trip to Hong Kong, you’re probably wondering how to avoid the formidable distraction. From the best, cheap roast pork buns to the most expensive dish that can rival an Italian restaurant in Barcelona, travelers can always find what they are looking for in Hong Kong. Therefore, we are here to help you to spend your time wisely in Hong Kong for your business trip.
Try the Good Fast Food
You won’t believe just how tasty the quick and inexpensive fast food in Hong Kong. Apart from McDonalds – which we think you’re getting used to already – try your taste bud on something else such as the enticing chains of Hung Fook Tong, which serve dumplings and soup at more elaborate fare. Just USD5 alone can buy you a big and delicious lunch or late-at-night snack. And these eateries are easily accessible on busy streets, subway stations and shopping malls.(Image by See-ming Lee)
Travel Efficiently With Cheap Public Transportation
For those who are traveling for business trip to Hong Kong, therefore, getting on public transportation to the destination of the meeting can be pretty daunting. However in Hong Kong, the public transportation are both clean and reliable. For as much as USD128 ($999 Hong Kong dollars) you can input the purchased Octopus card to be used at subway system. When you are about to leave and still have money left, you can request for the balance to be refunded to you.
Let Loose In Hong Kong
Up for a glass of cocktail and an adventure? There’s this quiet and exclusive cocktail bar behind a black door in Welling St. and you will need to go through the wet market before you can find the bar in Welley Building. The most famous accompaniment to the mixed cocktails is the grilled cheese and as the space is pretty tight, you will need to call ahead for reservations. Other than that, you can try the Lily & Bloom in Hotel LKF. This bar-restaurant has one of the best decorations featuring leather armchairs, oak paneling and Edison bulbs.
Go For Shopping Spree
Even if you’re a man traveling solo for business trip to Hong Kong, that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to shop. If you’re looking for fancy candles of the brand Astier de Villatte or the simple, minimalist Clomm watches as gifts for those back at home, go ahead to Kapok Shop. This boutique is perfect for fashion-forward goods available at a wide range of prices. For classic, high-quality fabrics, go ahead to 307 Pedder Building where The Armory will satisfy you with your needs of elegance craftsmanship.(Image by See-ming Lee)
As busy as you can be while you’re on a business trip, Hong Kong can actually offer you more than just the scenery of high-rise office buildings and luxurious bars and hotels. We all know how hard the Hong Kongers work for their lives, but you should also know that they play hard as well. The next time you’re heading to Hong Kong for a business trip, relax your mind after your long day of hard work and just enjoy.
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