Look beyond Hong Kong’s established attractions, thrilling nightlife, shopping malls, dazzling skyscrapers, fine dining and you will find SHAM SHUI PO – an eclectic neighborhood where tradition and modernity embrace and where every street corner exudes the sheer essence of daily lives.
Located at the heart of Kowloon, SHAM SHUI PO was the testing ground of Hong Kong’s innovative public housing projects; and the home of a variety of industrial and commercial activities. In many ways, its story mirrors the development of the rest of the city.
Situated in the northwestern part of the Kowloon Peninsula, north of Tai Kok Tsui, east of Cheung Sha Wan and south of Shek Kip Mei, the SHAM SHUI PO district is a self-sufficient working class community with a down-to-earth charisma.
It is home to multiple historic sites, characteristic architectures, religious buildings, local diners, hawker stalls, shopping malls and bazaars. Together, these points of interest form a living museum showcasing the lifestyle of ordinary Hongkongers.
To portray SHAM SHUI PO as the neighborhood area where locals thrive and live, four thematic clusters are designed in the form of four (4) daily necessities – Wear, Eat, Live and Walk – for visitors to explore and discover. Apart from the famous and traditional spots, selected new and unique establishments are also highlighted to showcase the district’s ever-evolving present.
Hong Kong’s D.I.Y. Hub (Wear)
Glamorous fashion brands may not be upfront in SHAM SHUI PO but there are beautiful textiles and affordable clothing in markets and small local shops that are popular with fashion students.
- Cheung Sha Wan Fashion Road
- Ki Lung Street (Button Street)
- Nam Cheong Street (Ribbon Street)
- Tai Nan Street (Leather Street)
- Yen Chow Street (Hawker Bazaar)
- Yu Chau Street (Bead Street)
- Doughnut (Backpacks)
- Sunfafa (Vintage Clothing)
Simple Flavours (Eat)
SHAM SHUI PO is a dining hotspot with a wide variety of choice thanks in no small part to its diverse community resulting from the influx of immigrants throughout its history. The dining scene is renowned for its authentic local cuisine served in unpretentious eateries; and as the area develops, so does its food scene.
- Hop Yik Tai (Rice Noodle Roll)
- Kung Wo Beancurd Factory (Tofu Pudding, Soy Milk)
- Lau Sum Kee Noodle (Shrimp Roe Dry Noodles)
- Sun Hang Yuen (Corned Beef and Egg Sandwich)
- Tim Ho Wan (Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Spot)
- Cafe Sausalito
- Kedai Kopi Semua Semua (Malaysian Restaurant)
Experience The Community (Live)
The long and rich history makes SHAM SHUI PO home to a plethora of historic buildings. From the origins of street names to the backgrounds of historic landmarks, visitors will be encouraged to dig into the interesting historical anecdotes from the area.
- Garden Company
- Kwan Tai Temple
- Nam Cheong Pawnshop
- Sham Shui Po Police Station
- Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (formerly Shek Kip Mei Factory Estate)
- Savannah College of Art and Design (formerly North kowloon Magistracy)
- YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (formerly Shel Kip Mei Estate Block)
Explorations on Foot (Walk)
Whether it is a purposeful shopping trip or an aimless stroll, walking around SHAM SHUI PO can serve every need. The seemingly ordinary street bazaars hide extraordinary finds, ranging from toys, undergarments and decorations to second-hand items. The chopping centers offer a wide selection of electronic products at bargain prices.
Thematic Streets and Malls
- Apliu Street (Electronics)
- Fuk Wing Street (Toys)
- Pei ho Street (Household Items)
- Golden Computer Centre and Arcade (Electronics)
- Golden Computer Centre (Electronics)
- Midway Shop (Travel Themed Shop)
- Savon Workshop (Handmade Soap)
- Toolss (Stationery Themed Shop with Cafe)
For MORE details about SHAM SHUI PO visit the HongKong Tourism Board or log on to
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