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After meeting your guide, you’ll head to Mong Kok, and Prince Edward. You’ll visit The Goldfish Market, The Flower Market, and The Birds Market, learning about the background of these places, and the challenges they face.

The next part of the tour gives insight into the housing crisis of Hong Kong. You’ll see Boundary Street Sport Centre, Portland Street, and Tenement House—learning about the struggles and challenges encountered by locals and where they live.

Stop off at Lui Seng Chun for Chinese herbal tea, before heading to Tung Chau Street to learn about the reality of the poverty line in Hong Kong. After this, you’ll visit Pei Ho Street, where you’ll find out about subdivided housing, cage housing, and how homeless people live.
The tour ends at Sham Shui Po market—you can either stay here, or your guide will point out the nearest MTR station.

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See an alternative, local’s perspective of Hong Kong in this Kowloon walking tour of the less affluent areas of the city. You’ll visit lesser-known places that tourists wouldn’t usually go to, and hear candid insights about what real life is like for a local. Learn about the social and housing crisis, and see multiple markets in one day in Mong Kok, Prince Edward, and Sham Shui Po.

  • See a different side of Hong Kong, from a local’s perspective
  • Visit hidden places in Kowloon, off the usual tourist trail
  • See multiple markets like The Birds Market, and The Flower Market
  • Get local insights on the housing crisis, social and political challenges
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Reviewed 1 week ago
The Best Way to Explore Hong Kong

I signed up for this tour prior to landing in Hong Kong in hope of gaining a more in-depth understanding of Hong Kong through a different lens. And, I must say, the tour exceeded my expectations. For people looking for a different, less touristy, more...More

Thank Yi Yun L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting tour with different angle than usual tours in HK

I can definitely recommend this tour if you want to face the real challenges and topics in HK. It is not the normal "glamorous" side you see of HongKong. Tour makes you see and think more about the world around you and also how HongKong...More

Thank Alina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very informative tour with Derek

I did both the morning HK tour and the afternoon Kowloon tour with Derek. Both were excellent. These aren’t your standard “tourist” tours, but will be of interest to those who wish to learn more about the history, politics and living conditions in HK. The...More

Thank Westy_Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An Unique Tour of HK

This tour was very educational, I learned a lot about the income inequality and housing crisis facing the people who live in Hong Kong. This tour was unique because it presented real problems instead of glossing over the inequalities present in society and just seeing...More

Thank JazzS98
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great insight into the socio-economic split in HK

It's always great seeing a different perspective on a city you visit -- in this case, it was income disparity in HK. The tour was very educational and eye-opening. Definitely a great way to see the "dark side" of HK!

Thank Colin B
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