Kowloon Like a Local: the Real Deal

Kowloon Like a Local: the Real Deal

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  • See the city through the eyes of a local
  • Discover how traditional noodles are made
  • Enjoy the colonial architecture
  • Stroll through a traditional food market
  • See where the locals buy 2nd hand goods
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will meet here: Shek Kip Mei Station

What you can expect

Stroll through the markets where locals shop and chat with their friends. Sip some tea where old men enjoy a game of cards. Hear kids shouting and laughing while playing football in a sports centre provided by the local council. On this private tour you can get up-close and personal with everyday life in the heart of Hong Kong.

In addition to industrial centers and super-high residential blocks, you can see rural farmers carefully laying out their vegetables in an open air market. Alongside the farmer, a woman checks eggs for freshness under a specially-placed electric lamp. An old lady with a huge smile approaches with a pan of sticky rice, offering a sample before you buy.

On this tour you can learn all about contemporary life in this bustling city. How the public housing system serves the people and how the school system works for kids. Your private host can show you an award-winning community arts village, complete with theater, gallery, tea house, and workshop areas, all specially designed for the locals.

Stroll through local streets and check out a shop selling snake soup, which locals believe is good for the blood. Your host can also show you a traditional Hong Kong food market where you can watch butchers and fishmongers prepare their merchandise. There are also spice sellers, herb specialists and dried seafood vendors. It’s busy, colorful and authentic.

The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice.

Want to adjust your private experience to your preferences? No problem - your host can also fully personalize the tour to your wishes! Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most. And get ready to enjoy Hong Kong just like a local.

This is the plan

Meeting point
Shek Kip Mei MTR station, exit C at the 7/11
Stop 1
Discover a local residential area and learn everything about the local life: public housing system, local schooling, open fresh market.
Stop 2
Visit JCCAC, the local artists' place to be, your host will take you to have a great view from the rooftop!
Stop 3
Get another view of Hong Kong - 50 years ago! Explore Mei Ho house and find out all about how people used to live in the past
Stop 4
Enter Sham Shui Po, and feel the real old Hong Kong atmosphere. Get the buzz of the city and walk around the colorful streets.
Stop 5
Shop for anything you might need: electronics, fabrics, accessories, clothes, food! Your guide will lead your around the vibrant maze
Stop 6
Get the recommendation for the best place to eat noodles in Kowloon! a Michelin recommended restaurant :)
Your host will lead you back to the MTR station

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Shek Kip Mei Station
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.