The abundance of retail outlets, convenient access and a serene environment are among what endears us to Kowloon Tong.
Lying along the base of Lion Rock, Kowloon Tong is a low-density upscale residential area designed upon a grid-like pattern based on the British suburban layout.
Complete with spacious sidewalks and lush gardens, the area presents a realm of serenity and elegancy that has attracted the rich and celebrities to put down roots.
The area has also long been popular among upper middle-class families predominantly because of its prestigious school network that includes a handful of leading EMI primary and secondary schools, as well as the Hong Kong Baptist University and the City University of Hong Kong.
Due to this educational edge, Kowloon Tong has long been a premium area for high-end residential complexes.
On top of the renowned Yau Yat Tsuen and One Beacon Hill, a cache of newcomers, including One Mayfair, The Grandeur, La Villa De La Salle, Eden Gate and 1&3 Ede Road have recently joined the luxury real estate arena in Kowloon Tong, adding a second layer of glamour to the city donned in an elegant gown.
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12:00 pm | Festival Walk
Linked with the Kowloon Tong MTR station, Festival Walk is a 21,000 square metre upscale shopping mall jointly developed by Swire Properties and CITIC Pacific in 1998. It features an exciting range of dinning outlets and mid to high-end local and international brands, including Apple Store, agnès b flagship store, Hollister Co, Calvin Klein, ARTĒ Madrid, and Francfranc, to name but a few.
80 Tat Chee Avenue, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon Tong
12:30 pm | InnoCentre
Adjacent to Festival Walk is InnoCentre, a six-storey home to some of the most inspiring and creative minds in town. It was established in 2006 by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation with a mission to “make design dreams come true”.
72 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong
13:30 pm | Kent Road Garden
This tucked away garden is small, but attractive in nature. A short walk from the MTR exit, Kent Road Garden is particularly popular during autumn because of its vermilion maple trees, luring photographers to sit for hours and enjoy the mesmerising maple scene in a hidden garden that has not yet been overrun with tourists.
14:45 pm | CityU Hillside Trail Walk
Another lesser known spot in Kowloon Tong, CityU Hillside Trail Walk is a two-kilometre leisure trail near the Amenities Building of the City University of Hong Kong, complete with several scenery points and workout stations. This is a popular footpath for students from the City University to walk off their lunch.
16:00 pm | Junction Road Park
Heading further in the Lok Fu direction you will see the urban Junction Road Park, a recreational site that boasts a range of sport facilities, including tennis courts, basketball courts and a soccer pitch. The park has also done a good job in catering to juniors and seniors with a children’s playground and elderly fitness equipment.
195 Junction Road, Kowloon
18:30 pm | Amaroni’s Little Italy
What better way to treat ourselves than with a nice fat meal after a workout? Located at Festival Walk, Amaroni’s Little Italy has an iconic interior that brims with a cosy and homey atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the exciting pizza and the comforting tiramisu here. Its Italian-American dinning concept of serving dishes with generous portions is perfect for celebratory meals.
Shop LG1-32, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong