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Tseung Kwan O: The Ultimate Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong

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A laidback neighbourhood for those loving their active outdoor life.

If Central is a microcosm of the bustling streets in New York, Tseung Kwan O (TKO to the locals) would probably be your casual Californian suburb. From public sports facilities to jogging lanes, Tseung Kwan O is a family-friendly hood that promotes a healthy lifestyle and proves that you don’t need a private gym membership to stay fit!

With MTR stations and bus terminals everywhere, you will find yourself just 30 minutes from the shopping malls in Central, and 20 minutes away from the bay area. Great for family outings and that perfect summer tan! Many have also said that TKO is less crowded and has a much cleaner environment than many other parts of Hong Kong. So, if you feel like breathing some clean air and not being squished by the crowd, it may just be the place for you.

Where To Eat
Where To Shop
Where To Play
What To See

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Where To Eat In TKO

BEANS The Backyard 荳子

Looking for an all-day breakfast on a lazy Sunday? From caramel banana waffles to truffle soft-shell crab pasta, BEANS the Backyard is known for putting a creative spin on your classic faves.

Opening Hours: 11am to 10:30pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 10:30pm, Saturday to Sunday

BEANS the Backyard, Shop F95, 1/F, PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2777 7009, www.beansgroup.hk 

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Tim Ho Wan

Up for some Michelin-level dim sum? Hong Kong’s globally-renowned dim sum specialist is here to offer some steaming Pork Buns and signature Carrot Cake! English menu available upon request.

Opening Hours: 10am to 9:30pm, Monday to Sunday

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists, Shop 49, G/F., PopCorn 2, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2789 2803, www.timhowan.hk

Cong Sao Star Dessert

The “dessert stomach” is real, and Hong Sao Star Dessert is here to fill it. If you’re a durian-fanatic, you will love its famous Durian Sorbet. Not so much of a durian fan? Don’t worry, the Longan Sorbet and Mango Pudding are just as mouthwatering!

Opening Hours: 3pm to 12am, Monday to Sunday

Cong Sao Star Dessert, Shop 28, G/F, MCP I, 8 Mau Yip Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2706 9955

Vortex American Snack Bar

Midnight cravings? We’ve all been there and know just the place! Vortex is known for its Chicago Burger, which comes with nachos and (a very generous amount of) guac!

Opening Hours: 7pm to 3am, Monday to Sunday

Vortex American Snack Bar, Shop 46, G/F, Beverly Garden, 1 Tong Ming Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2388 7133, www.facebook.com/Vortex

TKO Gateway 

Get ready for a global food exploration at TKO Gateway’s dining street! From gai daan jai (egg waffles) to garlic naans, there is definitely something for everyone.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday

TKO Gateway, East Wing G/F, TKO Gateway, Sheung Ning Rd, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Ming Garden Restaurant

For those looking for an authentic Hong Kong dim sum experience, Ming Garden Restaurant hasyour favourite har gow and shumai. Don’t forget to bring along a friend who reads and speaks Chinese though, as there’s no English menu.

Opening Hours: 8am to 11:30pm, Monday to Sunday

Ming Garden Restaurant, Shop 102, 1/F, Popwalk, 12 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2388 7133, www.minggarden.com.hk

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Bari-Uma

Tired of queueing at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch? With its award-winning pork-based broth (directly shipped from Japan) and perfectly seasoned char-siu pork, Bari-Uma’s Ajitama-Uma ramen will make you go “Oishi!”

Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday

Bari-Uma, Shop 1070-1071, 1/F, MCP Central, 8 Mau Yip Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3580 7808

W28 Steak House

With fresh ingredients and a nice variety of wine, W28 is a handy option if you want to celebrate a special occasion without leaving the neighbourhood. The staff are very accommodating and helpful, so if you need to sneak a birthday cake in, just let them know!

Opening Hours: 12pm to 11pm, Monday to Sunday

W28 Steak House, Shop 701, 7/F, Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2805 5098

Cielo

On the top floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cielo is definitely a place to take in the view. It is also perfect for those looking for a relaxing afternoon tea after a crazy shopping spree at PopCorn.

Opening Hours: 12pm to 1am, Monday to Sunday

Cielo Steakhouse & Bar, 47/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3983 0688, www.ihg.com

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Where To Shop

Metro City Plaza

With international cuisine and renowned restaurants, MCP Central is a one-stop destination for your cravings. Known for its spacious Atrium area, Metro City has held numerous events featuring local celebrities and K-pop idols, so be sure to check out the mall over Christmas and New Year!

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Metro City Plaza, 8 Yan King Rd, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3194 3200, www.metrocityplaza.com

PopCorn

Located right above the TKO MTR station and next to the bus terminal, PopCorn is as convenient as can be. With two hotels right next door and a connecting residential estate, this mall caters to both local and international visitors.

Opening Hours: 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Popcorn, 9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3543 1273, www.popcorntko.com.hk

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East Point City

As the largest multi-function shopping mall in the district, you will easily find anything you’re looking for at Easy Point City. From your everyday grocery shopping to a once-in-a-while skincare splurge, you will not be disappointed by the variety of shops available.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Metro City Plaza, 8 Chung Wa Rd, Hang Hau, Hong Kong, 2628 7399, www.eastpointcity.com.hk

Tseung Kwan O Plaza

With bubble tea of all sorts and sizzling pan-fried dumplings, Tseung Kwan O Plaza is a go-to hangout spot amongst students, especially during the weekdays. It is also right next to the minibus terminal and Hang Hau MTR Station, so don’t worry about having to carry groceries a long way back to the station.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Tseung Kwan O Plaza, 1 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2207 4001, www.tkoplaza.com.hk

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Where To Play

TKO Swimming Pool

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start finding places to beat the heat. With eight pools for all kinds of swimmers and a bunch of water slides, it is more of a water park in disguise. Also, did we mention the super-affordable ticket price? Admission fees start at $8 per person and you can pay with your octopus card!

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday, closed 12pm to 1pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm for daily cleaning

Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool, 9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2706 7646 and 2706 6767, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Wang Po Road Pet Garden

Animal-lovers unite! With pet zonescatering to dogs of different sizes, the Wan Po Road Pet Garden is the largest dog park in Hong Kong, and is a great place to give your four legged friends some “me-time”.

Opening Hours: 7am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday

Wang Po Road Pet Garden, Wan Po Road, Hong Kong, 2791 3100

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Hong Kong Velodrome Park

Located in the heart of Tseung Kwan O, the Hong Kong Velodrome Park features a variety of sports facilities, including bicycle rental and a fitness corner for the elderly. While you are at the skatepark, don’t forget to also check out the huge lawn, which is perfect for a summer picnic!

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 11pm (artificial lakes), 8am to 10pm (general sports facilities), 24 hours daily (children’s play areas and fitness corner for the elderly) Monday to Sunday

Hong Kong Velodrome Park, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2878 8621, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

Catering to runners of different skill levels but the same level of enthusiasm, Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground is a good way to get motivated. Don’t worry if the Sports Ground is booked for the day, the road from TKO Sports Ground to the Waterfront Promenade is also a classic jogger-trail with great views.

Opening Hours: Jogging timetable updated daily, main sports ground closed on Monday, secondary sports ground closed on Friday

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, 109 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2177 1255, www.lcsd.gov.hk

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Clearwater Bay Beach

Looking for a one-day getaway? With its outstanding scenery and sparkling sand, Clearwater Bay is nothing like the bustling streets and busy shopping malls. Get your beach towels and frisbee ready, because we’re all set for a day at the beach!

Sassy tip: If you’re driving to the beach on weekends, be sure to head there earlier to get a parking spot.

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

Clear Water Bay Beach, Clear Water Bay Road, Hong Kong

Po Hong Park

To sum up Po Hong Park in a couple of words: family-friendly and serene. Yes, the two don’t usually go together, but with the children’s play area and multiple resting spots, mamas and papas can take a breather while the kids enjoy themselves at the Roller Skating Rink.

Opening Hours: 7am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday

Po Hong Park, 10 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2791 3100, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Tseung Kwan O Public Library

From storytelling sessions to adult reading clubs, the TKO Public Library caters to anyone and everyone. It is also just steps away from the TKO swimming pool, so get ready to unleash your inner book worm after a fun splash around!

Opening Hours: 9am to 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm, Monday, closed on public holidays

Tseung Kwan O Public Library, 9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2706 8101, www.hkpl.gov.hk

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What To See

TKO Waterfront Park

With a picturesque view over the harbour and a spacious activity area, the Waterfront Park is perfect for a ton of physical activities: cycling, jogging, dog-walking, you name it. It is also quite close to TKO’s residential and shopping areas, which is very convenient for those who enjoy a good pre-dinner jog.

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park, Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2791 3100

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Hong Kong Design Institution

With art exhibits from all over the world, the HKDI offers more than just courses. Some recent exhibitions include an interactive art space from the Zurich University of the Arts, and the exhibition “Urban Daydreaming” by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Visit its website for more events!

Opening Hours: Vary depending on exhibitions

Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3928 2000, www.hkdi.edu.hk

High Junk Peak Country Trail

Time for some last-minute hiking and Instagram-snapping before the summer heat hits! While the trail and its steep downward slopes might not be beginner-friendly, we promise the High Junk Peak will not disappoint those who are ready for it.

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

High Junk Peak Country Trail, Ng Fai Tin, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, www.hiking.gov.hk 

Little Hawaii Trail

Even though the Little Hawaii Trial may not give you the most breathtaking snaps, it is definitely less breath-taking (literally!). With gentle slopes and good road conditions, the Little Hawaii Trail is perfect for a relaxing family hike.

Sassy Mama tip: Remember to watch out for slippery moss when hiking near the waterfalls!

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

Little Hawaii Trail, from Metro City, Tseung Kwan O, to Tseng Lan Shue, Hong Kong

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Featured image courtesy of Getty. Image 1 courtesy of Bari Uma, image 2 courtesy of Tim Ho Wan, image 3 courtesy of MCP Central, image 4 courtesy of East Point City, image 5 courtesy of Park Supplies Company, image 6 courtesy of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, image 7 courtesy of Getty, image 8 courtesy of Hong Kong Design Institute

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