City Stroll

HK Magazine - - CITY STROLL - Sai Kung

Once a hum­ble fish­ing har­bor, Sai Kung has de­vel­oped into a hub of eclectic eater­ies and week­end mar­kets, not to men­tion some of Hong Kong’s most beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral scenery. While the vi­brant town has be­come a pop­u­lar hang­out for lo­cals and tourists alike, “Hong Kong’s back gar­den” still re­tains its charm­ing vil­lage vibe and of­fers a quick get­away from bustling city life. By Kate Lok Vin­tage HK

This sec­ond-hand store was founded by a group of pho­tog­ra­phers, ar­chi­tects, writers, DJs and de­sign­ers. Brows­ing the jewelry, bags, clothes and fur­ni­ture of this eclectic bou­tique makes you feel like you’re go­ing through your hip grandma’s at­tic.

G/F, 10 Sai Kung Hoi Pong St., Sai Kung, 2792-0212.

Hebe One O One

This colo­nial-in­spired sea­side eatery in Hebe Haven is worth the 10-minute trip from Sai Kung town cen­ter. This beau­ti­ful water­front restau­rant has it all: al­fresco din­ing, spec­tac­u­lar views, clas­sic English fare and a lively bar. Make sure to try their Sun­day roast, a firm fa­vorite among the reg­u­lars. 112 Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, 2335-5515.

AJ’s Sri Lankan Cui­sine

Prid­ing it­self as Hong Kong’s only au­then­tic Sri Lankan restau­rant, AJ proves that Sri Lankan cui­sine isn’t just an In­dian off­shoot. Dig into spe­cial­ties such as the aro­matic black lamb curry and their sig­na­ture lam­prais, rice wrapped in ba­nana leaf. 12-14 Sai Kung Hoi Pong St., Sai Kung, 2792-2555.

Lok Yuk Kinder­garten

Built in the 1940s, these dis­tinc­tive build­ings have seen their fair share of his­tory. Dur­ing the Ja­panese oc­cu­pa­tion they were req­ui­si­tioned by the in­fa­mous Kem­peitai mil­i­tary po­lice, who re­fused to sur­ren­der at the end of the war in 1945, fight­ing on against the al­lies be­fore es­cap­ing un­der cover of dark­ness. The build­ings were later a po­lice sta­tion, then a sem­i­nary and church. 19E Po Tung Rd, Sai Kung.

An­thony’s Ranch

This Texas-in­spired smoke house serves some of the best Amer­i­can grub in the city. Ex­pect heart at­tack-in­duc­ing crispy buf­falo wings slathered in chili sauce, thick prime USDA steaks and devil­ish ice-cream sun­daes. Pair it all with a mug of ice-cold San Miguel. 28 Yi Chun St., Sai Kung, 2791-6113.

Kau Sai Chau Pub­lic Golf Course

A 15-minute boat ride from Sai Kung,

Kau Sai Chau has three cour­ses cov­er­ing 250 pris­tine hectares—so your stroke might be put off by the oc­ca­sional bark­ing deer. There are classes to suit all lev­els.

Kau Sai Chau, Sai Kung, 2791-3388, ksc­

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