41. Visit Madame Tussauds on Your Birthday
Spend your birthday mingling with your favourite Hollywood stars without spending a dollar, or better still, take up to three friends with you and get them 60 percent off their tickets, by showing your IDs. Discover more free things to do
on your birthday.
42. Work Up a Sweat
Work up a sweat, but not a debt, at one of Hong Kong’s many free group workout classes. Join the Hong Kong Trail Runners
or Harbour Runners
who plan training sessions and runs each week, or the November Project
and Sunday Shred
who focus on toning their abs.
43. Perform at a Comedy Club
Laughs are free if you take to the stage at TakeOut Comedy
club and perform at an open mic night which are held every Tuesday. Go on, it’s your time to shine! Discover more comedy clubs
in Hong Kong.
44. Go Camping
Escape the bustling city and pitch your tent in one of Hong Kong’s 41 camp sites
located in lush green country parks, glistening beaches, and secluded islands. Top choices are Sai Yuen Farm
in Cheung Chau, Pui O beach
on Lantau, and Tai Long Wan
in Sai Kung.
45. Catch Some Jazz
Get your toes tapping at one of the popular jazz joints
which offer free entry. Popular haunts include Ned Kelly’s Last Stand
, Peel Fresco
, and Foxglove
46. Rock the Night Away
You don’t have to be rich and famous to live the rock star life when you can air-guitar the night away at live music venues
like The Wanch
, Dusk till Dawn
, and Rock Angel Band House
47. Explore the Islands Around Hong Kong
Assuming you’re willing to part with the piddly ferry fare, Hong Kong’s outlying islands are full of gorgeous sandy beaches, beautiful hiking trails, and tasty seafood restaurants. Lamma
, Cheung Chau
, and Lantau
are popular weekend getaways for citydwellers loving to unwind.
48. Visit Hong Kong Wetland Park
Learn about the city’s fragile ecosystem and plethora of wildlife at this world-class conservation, education, and tourist facility in the northern part of Tin Shui Wai in Yuen Long. More than 235 different species of birds, 50 kinds of dragonflies, and 150 different butterflies call this landscape home.
49. Snap Some Shots for the Gram
Hunt down Hong Kong’s most Instagram-worthy photo spots, and tag #localiiz
while you’re at it. Popular places include the rainbow-coloured housing estates in Shek Kip Mei
and Sham Shui Po
, the Western District Public Cargo Pier
(known as ‘Instagram Pier’), and the 'Monster Building’
(aka Yick Cheong Building) in Quarry Bay.
50. Explore Kowloon Walled City Park
Visit the beautiful 2.7 hectare garden which sits on the site of the former Kowloon Walled City, remembered today as a haven of crime and debauchery. The site features an outdoor display area with a shadow wall and model of the city, and six indoor exhibition rooms which reveal its history.
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