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Finding paradise in Tsim Sha Tsui

If you like living in the heart of the city, you’ll love the surge of life Tsim Sha Tsui has to offer. Whether it’s taking a ferry across the harbour or wining and dining at Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui beautifully displays the vibrancy of the area while giving you a sense of calmness away from the city.


Harbour


Clock Tower


Bar

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Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour

Stretching from the colonial clock tower all the way to Hung Hom, a ferry ride along the harbour is arguably one of Hongkongers’ favourite past-times. Catch the Symphony of Lights, a multimedia light show along Victoria Harbour that is held nightly just outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Be entranced as colourful strobes of light are shone across the glistening waters and the city’s buildings in sync with music and narration. But time your visit – the show only lasts approximately 13 minutes.


Harbour view


Laser show


Clock Tower

Reaching a peak of 44 metres, the Clock Tower is one of Hong Kong’s most recognizable landmarks. The Clock Tower was completed in 1915, forming a part of Kowloon-Canton Railway Station, however, the tower received significant damage during the Japanese occupation with its damage still visible to this day. To much dismay of the Heritage Society and other lobbying groups, the railway station was relocated to Hung Hom in 1975 with only the Clock Tower remaining in its position.


Clock Tower


Clock Tower

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Avenue of Stars

Modelled after the US Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hong Kong gained its very own Avenue of Stars in 2004. The Avenue of Stars pay tribute to the local film industry with handprints and monuments of Hong Kong’s most celebrated talents such as Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan. The Avenue of Stars is currently being renovated and will reopen at the end of 2018.


Avenue of Stars


Bruce Lee statue


Hand print


Culture vulture

Clustered along the waterfront, the majority of Hong Kong’s museums rest in Tsim Sha Tsui. For budding astronomers, check out Hong Kong Space Museum, or for inquisitive minds, roam around Hong Kong Science Museum. Other museums include Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong History Museum, all offering educational insights into its respective fields. Each museum hosts regular exhibitions, workshops and activities.


Hong Kong Space Museum


Hong Kong Space Museum


Hong Kong History Museum

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Wine and dine on Knutsford Terrace

Kowloon’s Lan Kwai Fong, Knutsford Terrace is famous for its line of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Hidden behind the buildings on Kimberley Road, Knutsford Terrace is great for a spot of food as well as providing lively nightlife when then sun goes down. The establishments along Knutsford Terrace offer alfresco dining which give a different feel to the rest of the area’s pool of restaurants. Some notable dining destinations include Wildfire, Assembly and The Salted Pig.


Knutsford Terrace


Wildfire


Assembly

Besides Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui is packed to the brim with food and beverage options. For a casual, no frills brunch, give The Australian Dairy Company a go. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more extravagant, The Lobby at The Peninsula is famous for its afternoon tea, or immerse yourself in one of the most amazing views of Hong Kong over a drink or two at aqua. The choices are endless.


A shopper’s paradise

From bargain items to high-end shopping, there are countless shopping malls and individual boutiques in Tsim Sha Tsui. Harbour City is a large shopping mall on Canton Road and it houses renowned brands such as Alexander McQueen and staple favourites like Marks and Spencer for household goods. For something more quirky, pop over to K11. Opening in Hong Kong in 2009, the merging of art, nature and people is at the core of the shopping mall’s concept. Not only are there several art works dotted inside the shopping mall, K11 also hosts regular exhibitions showcasing the works of local artists.


Harbour City


LCX

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