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District Guide – Tai Hang

One of few spaces on the island that has managed to retain its neighbourhood charm, Tai Hang is uniquely poised to offset the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest cities with the quaint atmosphere of a laid-back locale, just a short walk from Tin Hau MTR station. We’ve rounded up a few firm favourites from around the area…

 

Eat

The area is full of small eateries, from mostly independent restaurants. There’s a raft of Japanese, Cantonese and Korean options alongside Western varieties. While authentic Vietnamese fare might not be an impossible feat in any other neighbourhood, it’s not often you find quality dishes without the price tag to match. Café Locomotive is one such spot that offers value for money without compromising on flavour. Its signature pho is a firm favourite among hungry patrons.

 

Drink

Buddy Bar & Cafe is Hong Kong’s answer to your local back home. Stocked with London Pride, Black Sheep, Murphy’s and more, plus an impressive array of wines by the bottle, the neighbourhood pub prides itself on its warm and welcoming atmosphere. What you see is what you get, and judging by the lack of empty seats, a lot of residents like what they see.

 

Live

Moving to a new city can be hard, and finding the perfect place to call home can make all the difference. Whether you’re in it for the long-haul or a weekend, Little Tai Hang offers a unique accommodation solution – from serviced apartments to luxury hotel stays in a quiet corner of one of Hong Kong’s trendiest districts. Meanwhile, new apartment blocks such as Warren Woods and Jones Hive offer perfect rental options.

 

Schools

As the gateway to the eastern edge of the city, Tai Hang is a short commute away from numerous international schools. Over the hill is Quarry Bay (an ESF primary school) in Braemar Hill, while the Chinese International School lies less than a minute’s walk, offering a bi-lingual learning programme and the IB curriculum.

 

Shop

In keeping with the neighbourhood’s trendy atmosphere, shopping in the district sets itself apart from the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay, where shops line every square inch of space. Microwave offers an alternative to mainstream shopping, selling new and vintage fashion and retail items from their School Street retail store.

 

Do

For those who like to pick and choose between concrete and natural jungles, Tai Hang offers both. Commuting to thriving Causeway Bay is just a quick walk, while a short hike up to Braemar Hill and the nearby rock pools, take you close to the start of the Wilson Trail. Sir Cecil’s Ride offers a great beginner’s hike.

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