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Travel Kevin Poon's Guide To Hong Kong

Kevin Poon's Guide To Hong Kong

Kevin Poon's Guide To Hong Kong
Photo: Nic and Bex Gaunt for Tatler Hong Kong
By Melissa Twigg
March 10, 2020
Entrepreneur, fashion designer, café owner and event organiser Kevin Poon reveals his favourite places in his hometown of Hong Kong.

1/8 Where To Stay: Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong is incredible. I love that they built it on the Kowloon side as it has this amazing energy, and as a result it’s become a home away from home for me. It’s also very luxurious with good attention to detail and no expense spared. Although maybe I’m just in love with its views of Victoria Harbour.”

See also: 10 Reminders Of Why Hong Kong Is A Great City To Live In

2/8 Where To Go For Dinner: La Rambla

La Rambla
La Rambla

“If I ever have clients in town, I take them straight to La Rambla as I know they’ll love it. I’ll order the caviar churros or the chateaubriand beef sandwich, but everything is good. The patio looking out over Hong Kong is really special and they always have good music playing. Cipriani’s is also always a classy venue. It’s really exclusive because you have to be a member to go, but it also feels like a classic Italian institution. I love the cod and zucchini noodles.”

3/8 Where To Party: The Diplomat

Photo: Courtesy of The Diplomat
Photo: Courtesy of The Diplomat

The Diplomat isn’t even open yet, but I already know from their pop-ups that it’s going to be great once it does. I love Dragon-i because it’s been around forever and it’s hard to have a bad time there. Whenever I go out, I order Don Julio 1942 [tequila] shaken with ice.”

See also: These Asian Bars Are Pioneering The Next Wave Of The Craft Cocktail Revolution

4/8 Where To Snack: Elephant Grounds

Photo: Courtesy of Elephant Grounds
Photo: Courtesy of Elephant Grounds

Elephant Grounds without a doubt. It’s always packed with young entrepreneurs and yoga people going in for a quick bite, and I love the energy and the interiors. I always order a fillet of fish and an iced oat milk flat white with a single shot.”

See also: The Tatler Guide To Hong Kong's Neighbourhoods

5/8 Where To Be A Tourist: The Peak

Photo: Courtesy of The Peak
Photo: Courtesy of The Peak

“Everyone has got to visit the Peak and do the Peak circle walk—the views are amazing. The Big Buddha [one of the largest bronze Buddha statues in the world] is also a great shout if you’re in the mood for an adventure.”

See also: 8 Quintessential Hong Kong Experiences For First-Time Visitors

6/8 Where To Relax: Ten Feet Tall

Photo: Courtesy of Ten Feet Tall
Photo: Courtesy of Ten Feet Tall

Ten Feet Tall for a foot massage. It’s the best place in Hong Kong for reflexology and if I ever feel tired or washed out, it makes me feel better all over—like I’m walking on clouds.”

7/8 Where To Get Cultured: M+

M+ (Photo: ©
Herzog &
de Meuron)
M+ (Photo: © Herzog & de Meuron)

M+ [a museum of visual culture] is going to be incredible once it opens—the architecture looks beautiful and there are lots of cool people involved in it. I would definitely advise visitors to go to Tai Kwun too. I try to stay up to date with all the new exhibitions at my favourite galleries—Gagosian, Perrotin, Hauser & Wirth, Pace, Shop Taka Ishii Gallery and Woaw to name a few.”

See also: The Tatler Guide To Art Galleries In Sheung Wan

8/8 Dates For Your Diary

Tai Kwun
Tai Kwun

Hong Kong Art Week: November 21-30

See also: 10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In March 2020

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