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Bes, for a lot of us, Hong Kong is our first international trip. There’s a lot to see, it’s a food haven, and it’s just two hours away. (Baks, kung EDSA rush hour, Magallanes to Ayala lang yun.)

Well if you’re thinking of taking a trip to the fragrant harbor, the Hong Kong Tourism Board wants you to check out a Sham Shui Po. The district is current highlight under the Hong Kong Neighborhoods campaign.

There are many reasons to take a trip to Sham Shui Po. It’s Hong Kong’s DIY hub, where you can different streets dedicated to singular item categories; there’s a street for buttons (Ki Lung), ribbons (Nam Cheong) and beads (Yu Chao). Kumbaga aisle sa SM pero isang buong kalsada. Kalurks.

This is also where the original Tim Ho Wan can be found as well as must-try dishes: rice noodle roll (Hop Yik Tai), tofu pudding (Kung Wo bean curd factory), shrimp roe dry noodles (Lau Sum Kee), and Corned Beef and Egg (Sun Hang Yuen). (Mumsh, if I’m being lured to another country with corned beef and egg, it must be amazing.)

The original Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po. (Photo from Trip Advisor)

Creatives might be thrilled with artistic establishment such as the Savannah College of Art and Design, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, and the YHA Mei Ho House Hostel, which depicts how HK is in early development. The hipsters will implode in all their sriracha fueled desires being fulfilled.

For more information about Sham Shui Po, visit


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