Wanderlust City Guide to Whampoa


20th March 2019 (Hong Kong) Whampoa is famous for its surreal cruise ship ‘shopping mall’ and it is one of the largest private housing estates in Hong Kong. This grid style housing estate is unique as it has a beautiful waterfront facing Northpoint.

We would suggest that you take ferry from North Point To Hung Hom pier as you can then stroll along the scenic promenade while enjoying the sea breeze. The promenade offers unobstructed view of North Point in the distance, a break from the usual skyline at Central. There is also a huge Starbucks near the pier and the Kerry Hotel is a must-visit if you want to spend the afternoon sipping tea away.

View from the Promenade.

Located on the Kowloon’s vibrant waterfront, at the heart of Hung Hom Bay, is Kerry Hotel which has a rooftop garden and Big Bay Cafe which offers panoramic sea view and fusion food. We love their Thai papaya salad (HK$138) and smoothie drinks.

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong is only a few steps away from Tsim Sha Tsui East shopping district. 350 m away from Whampoa MTR station, the hotel is seamlessly connected to the rest of Hong Kong via underground train, ferry, bus, taxi and limousine services. Hong Kong International Airport is 40 minutes’ car journey away.

Proceed to walk towards the Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa which resembles a big cruise ship. The huge mall contains 300 shops, 50 restaurants, five supermarkets, and entertainment facilities if you enjoy window shopping. We are more interested in walking around the gigantic ship then shopping as we believe other areas in Hong Kong offer better options for varieties.

Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2121 8344

Recommended Restaurant, Cafes and shop

Big Bay Cafe, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom.

Thai papaya salad (HK$138)

I’s Corner Restaurant & Bar

Address : Lo Lung Hang, Gillies Ave N, Hung Hom Telephone Exchange, 140

On the Hill Coffee Bar

439, Chatham Road

Tel : 9841-4827

Closes at 8pm439 Chatham Rd N9841 4827

一豆花- Tofu Dessert

The dessert store has a variety of savoury tofu ranging from almond, ginger, red bean to black sesame etc.

Address: G/F, 99 Dock Street, Hung Hom.

Direction to Whampoa :

MTR Whampoa Station, exit C & D.

Ferry from North Point to Hung Hom.