Great food, art and breathtaking views in Hong Kong

Enjoy a ride onboard Hong Kong’s historic cliff railway, the Peak Tram, for a panoramic view of the island and mainland.

HONG KONG is a great place for a quick holiday for Malaysians. Many might just book a trip over a long weekend to enjoy this stunning city.

If a quick getaway is ideal for you and your travel buddy, this city has so much to offer from traditional charms and food to a modern take on the metropolis.

Here is a sneak peek at what you can do in Hong Kong on a three-day trip:

Day 1: Bask in the iconic Hong Kong skyline

At Victoria Peak, also known as The Peak, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s skyline.

Head over to the iconic Peak Tram to begin your scenic journey onboard Hong Kong’s historic cliff railway with a gradient of 4 to 25.7 degrees that offers great photo opportunities, too.

Once on the summit, head over to the Sky Terrace 428, located in the Peak Tower – you won’t be able to miss it, the distinct wok-shape building boasting modern architecture and one of the best views in town.

A viewing platform, the Sky Terrace 428 is 428m above sea level that offers stunning views from the cityscape to green landscapes.

Don’t forget to visit the Peak Galleria for a range of souvenir shops and a variety of Hong Kong-style cafes.

Be sure to check out Monopoly Dreams which is the board game's first theme park as well as Go Museum, where you get to experience an exhibition and performance with the theme of light, shadow and art.

After a long day of panoramic views, a great option for dinner just after 7km away from The Peak.

At IFC mall, try out Chinesology that aims to add a modern twist to Chinese culinary traditions such as the Oolong Tea Smoked Chicken, Osmanthus and Preserved Plum Mousse, Cherry Dressing – it also has a great bar for those looking for a nightcap.

Hong Kong Palace Museum showcases 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum. Hong Kong Palace Museum showcases 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum.

Day 2: Immerse in arts and culture

West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) is a vibrant arts and cultural district – great for picnics, walking tours and also content for your instagram feed.

Check out the Hong Kong Palace Museum that showcases 900 priceless treasures from the Palace Museum, M+ for collections that are rooted in Asia with a global appeal and the Xiqu Centre for stunning traditional shows and performances.

Meanwhile, the West Kowloon Art Park is a great space to enjoy ongoing arts and cultural events, spectacular view of the harbour and also a great place for those who just want to kick back and have a picnic especially for the sunset views.

A great place for lunch is at the FAM where you can enjoy 180-degree views of the Victoria Harbour and the Art Park while sampling fusion cuisine with a strong Chinese influence.

Another gorgeous spot on your day of arts and culture is the Hong Kong Museum of Art touted to be the first and main art museum of Hong Kong with over 17,000 artworks on display.

Be sure to head over to K11 Musea for an amazing artistic shopping experience. This global cultural-retail destination will give you a dose of retail, art, culture, entertainment and gastronomy – all under one roof.

For a one of a kind dining experience, try Yung’s Bistro which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine and Hong Kong local food culture with a contemporary twist.

The Chinese Library offers a contemporary take on Chinese cuisine.The Chinese Library offers a contemporary take on Chinese cuisine.

Day 3: From central to outlying islands

While taking in the Hong Kong central makes for a fun-filled trip, visiting nearby islands can be a great way to cap your short sojourn with more breathtaking views.

For instance, Cheung Chau Island is some 10km away from Hong Kong. This old fishing village is jammed packed with activities for those who want to take it easy.

You can take a stroll along the harbour, check out their market for some fresh goods, visit a tea house and even go to the beach.

For some great seafood, head over to Hong Kee Restaurant before heading back to central Hong Kong.

If you have time, check out Tai Kwun for a chance to immerse yourself in heritage stories from the late 19th century in Hong Kong via restored heritage buildings and large courtyards - go at it alone or book a tour guide.

When walking along Tai Kwun, stop by the Chinese Library for a contemporary take on Chinese cuisine and drop by Asia’s 50 Best Bars – the Penicillin Bar and Social Den for an exciting last night in Hong Kong.

Haven’t booked your tickets to Hong Kong just yet? Stand a chance to get your hands on one of the 7,000 tickets that Cathay Pacific is giving away on March 16 (12pm). Also, don't miss out on the exciting Hong Kong goodies that you can redeem by checking out more at the upcoming MATTA Fair (March 17-19).

For more information, visit Hong Kong Tourism Board’s website or give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for updates.

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