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50 Free Things to Do in Hong Kong: Part Five

By Sophie Pettit 15 March 2018

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 StandPeel Fresco, Gecko, 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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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.