Maybe you don't find touristy things cool or perhaps you have finished doing everything from the official tour of Hong Kong and you want to look for cool things to do. Soho
is short for South of Hollywood Road and this is a cool place to be to visit wine bars, cafes, art galleries and see the large Western expat population hang out here in the multi-ethinic restaurants by day. By night Soho transforms into probably one of the coolest and most expensive nightlife areas in the world. Clubs and bars such as Prive, Dragon-i and Volar open their doors to only the hippest and coolest members from the crowd.
Alternatively if of a preppy crowd is this is not your definition of cool then the Fringe Club is a good choice for contemporary arts mixed with a cool crowd on the rooftop for a little quieter drinks. If you are looking to do some good shopping in Hong Kong then IFC mall at Central is probably a cool choice for all the high class luxury brands, boutiques and clothes are centrally located. There is even a cool public podium connecting IFC which is not known by many people free to public.
Perhaps cool shopping doesn' mean breaking the bank but instead you want to see what the local fashion scene is like: Island Beverly in Causeway Bay is probably one of the most famous local malls showcasing local designer's fashion pieces as well as lifestyle store.
Chartering a Chinese Junk is one of the coolest things you can do if you are planning on a corporate event or birthday party with your friends. The junk sails are symbolic of Hong Kong and they light up in a Saffron red light during the nighttime, you can feel yourself becoming part of the nightview on Victoria harbour as the cruise goes by.
There has been much controversy over the preservation of the Aw Boon Haw Gardens or more commonly known as the Tiger Balm Gardens. A 7-storey Tiger Pagoda is the highlight of the garden and it was one of the first theme parks in Hong Kong the cool thing about this tourist attraction are the murals depicting the vivid torture and suffering of people in the 18 storeys of hell.
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is an absolute Grogfest, with great games where people don't have to be fans to enjoy themselves on the stands chugging beer. The coolest place to be is the South Stand, where hordes of rugby fans dress up and girls dance for most of the duration. You'll see people throwing empty beer jugs around the South Stand, Mexican waves, and streakers running across the pitch.
Artist Commune perhaps more widely known as the cattle depot Artist Village, its a cool non-profit art exhibition owned and operated by the aspiring artists just like The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC). It is a renovated factory building in Shek Kip Mei that has become home to over 150 local artists, art groups and creative professionals so don't judge the Hong Kong creative arts scene as barren until you've visited first.
The cool things to do in Mong Kok apart from visiting Ladies market, Sai Yeung Choi Street and Fa Yuen Street night market would be to see how fast the pace of life in Hong Kong is, the glittering glamour of materialism is outshone by the sheer amount of pedestrian traffic. According to Guinness World Records, Mong Kok has the highest population density in the world (mean 130,000 per km2 or 340,000 per mi2) and with a development multiple of four. How cool is that?
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