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Tseung Kwan O Neighbourhood Guide For Families In Hong Kong

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It’s all about the laidback lifestyle in this neighbourhood. Take a day trip to Tseung Kwan O and hit the wide-open cycling trails, try out a waterfront restaurant or use it as a base to hit the great outdoors.

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.

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 beach and hiking trails. 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 fresh air and not being squished by the crowd, it may just be the place for you.

Tseung Kwan O Restaurants
Tseung Kwan O Shopping Malls
Things To Do With Kids In Tseung Kwan O

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Tseung Kwan O Restaurants

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The Pizza Pig

Pizza is always a winner with little ones, and in TKO, The Pizza Pig is the place to go. We absolutely adore the calamari and Signature Piggie pizza, and there is no better way to end the evening than with a dreamily rich tiramisu. Even better, outdoor seating is available, which is purr-fect for families with a fur baby or two.

The Pizza Pig, Shop G10 & G11, Monterey O’South Coast, 23 Tong Chung Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2611 9791, tko@thepizzapig.com.hk, thepizzapig.com.hk

BEANS the Backyard

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

BEANS the Backyard, Shop F95, 1/F, PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2777 7009

BEANS Brekkie Room, Shop 105, 1/F, East Point City Shopping Arcade, 8 Chung Wa Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2777 7010, info@beansgroup.hk, www.beansgroup.hk 

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 is available upon request.

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

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Chilli Lime

Featuring various Asian cuisines, Chilli Lime is a wonderful option for days when you and your little ones all want something different. In particular, we’re in love with the mouth-watering butter chicken (paired with some naan, of course!) and refreshing Som Tam Talay (a green papaya salad from Thailand).  

Chilli Lime, Shop G07, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2246 0055, info@chillilime.com.hk, chillilime.com.hk

TKO Gateway

Get ready for a global food exploration at TKO Gateway’s dining street! From gai daan jai (egg waffles) to cart noodles (a local dish served in classic street-vendor style), there is definitely something for everyone.

TKO Gateway, East Wing G/F, TKO Gateway, Sheung Ning Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2701 3542, www.linkhk.com

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The Alchemist Cafe

Located in the Hong Kong Velodrome (only a small walk from the Waterfront Promenade!), The Alchemist Cafe is the perfect spot for cooling down after a day out with the kids. With a spacious interior and floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll be able to bask in the sun and still enjoy the scenic view while sipping on a glass of pineapple lemonade inside the restaurant.

The Alchemist Cafe, Shop G53, Hong Kong Velodrome Park, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2632 7107, www.thealchemistcafe.com

Cielo, Crowne Plaza

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

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

Asam Chicken Rice

Hunting for the best Hainanrice in town? Located in the heart of TKO, Asan Chicken Rice with its tender steamed chicken has the perfect combination of convenience and taste. While you and the kids enjoy the delicious Singaporean Laksa, be sure to order a Teh Tarik, a sweet milk tea beverage originating in Southeast Asia.

Asam Chicken Rice, Shop G05, Popcorn, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2399 0102, www.taihing.com

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Tseung Kwan O Shopping Malls

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!

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

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PopCorn Mall Tseung Kwan O

Located right above the Tseung Kwan O 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.

Popcorn, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 3543 1273, popcorn.tko@gmail.com, www.popcorntko.com.hk

East Point City

As the largest multi-function shopping mall in the district, you will easily find anything you’re looking for at East 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.

East Point City, 8 Chung Wa Road, Hang Hau, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2628 7399, epc@kaishing.com.hkwww.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.

Tseung Kwan O Plaza, 1 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2207 4001, tkomall.vbp@pm.nanfung.com, www.tkoplaza.com.hk

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DON DON DONKI

So it’s not a shopping mall, but with an array of reasonably-priced fresh produce, snacks, and (literally!) everything else, DON DON DONKI has quickly become a Tseung Kwan O neighbourhood staple! From premium quality Maguro nigiri (bluefin tuna sushi) and instant noodles to posture correctors and made-in-Japan kitchen utensils, there is almost nothing one cannot find at DON DON DONKI (Warning: If it’s your first time at DON DON DONKI, you might feel a little overwhelmed by the vast amount of products, but don’t worry, you’ll get used to it in no time!).

DON DON DONKI, Shop 107-113 and 115-122, 1/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2384 8511, support.hk@dondondonki.com, www.dondondonki.com

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Things To Do With Kids In Tseung Kwan O

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Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool

With eight swimming pools for all kinds of swimmers and a bunch of water slides (though the slides are currently closed), 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!

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

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Wang Po Road Pet Garden

Animal-lovers unite! With pet zones catering 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”.

Wang Po Road Pet Garden, Wan Po Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2791 3100, 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 here to the Waterfront Promenade is also a classic jogger trail with great views.

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, 109 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2177 1255, tkosg@lcsd.gov.hkwww.lcsd.gov.hk

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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 check out the huge lawn, which is perfect for a summer picnic!

Hong Kong Velodrome Park, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2878 8621, hkv@lcsd.gov.hkwww.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. At just a quick 15-minute taxi ride from Tseung Kwan O, it is an easy option. Get your beach towels and frisbee ready because we’re all set for a day at the beach!

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

Po Hong Park

To sum up Po Hong Park in a couple of words: a family-friendly and serene playground. 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.

Po Hong Park, 10 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2791 3100, skdo@lcsd.gov.hkwww.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 a few steps away from the TKO swimming pool, so get ready to unleash your inner bookworm after a fun splash around!

Tseung Kwan O Public Library, 9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2706 8101, tkopl@lcsd.gov.hkwww.hkpl.gov.hk

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Hong Kong Design Institution (HKDI)

With art exhibits from all over the world, the HKDI offers more than just courses. Apart from the institution’s seasonal exhibition, you might even spot some masterpieces from students and aspiring designers! Visit its website for more events.

Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 3928 2000, hkdi@vtc.edu.hkwww.hkdi.edu.hk

High Junk Peak Country Trail (Starts at Tai Au Mun)

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.

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

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Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park

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

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

Little Hawaii Trail

Even though the Little Hawaii Trial may not give you the most breathtaking snaps, it is definitely less breathtaking (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!

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

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and updated in August 2021.

Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of The Pizza Pig, image 2 courtesy of Chilli Lime via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of The Alchemist Cafe via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of JOMO Coffee & Cakes via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of DON DON DONKI via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Popcorn, image 7 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, image 8 courtesy of the HKSAR Information Services Department, image 9 courtesy of The Hong Kong Design Institute via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

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