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Top Free Attractions in Hong Kong

May 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Hong Kong is one of the most diverse parts of Asia, if not the world. It’s a hotbed of lights, markets, restaurants, street concerts, galleries and more. As an island just off of Mainland China, Hong Kong has become a haven for creative types too. The city’s nightlife can be expensive, so you should plan on some budget ideas throughout the day so you can save money for what you really want to do. Fortunately, there is no shortage of ways to have fun for free in Hong Kong. Here are just a few of the most popular ideas.

Take Advantage of Free Museums

Every Wednesday, seven of the city’s major museums are totally free to the public. If you want to, it’s not hard to find free art installations around the city either. You can also see some very cool venue on the south side of the island. Look for Wong Chuk Hang, which was a factory that has been converted into an exquisite gallery space.

Live Music

Street music is fairly popular in Hong Kong, and you’ll frequently find funk, jazz and indie music acts outside the Arts Center. They have a free exhibition during the third Saturday of every month, and the second Thursday in case you miss that show. You can also visit the Comix Home Base on the last Sunday of every month for another show.


You can spend an entire day getting lost in a Hong Kong market. You can haggle with vendors over pricing, and see the incredible flower market. The wet markets are another sight to behold. These meat and produce markets are all over Hong Kong, so you get a taste of the city and its food at the same time.

About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Twitter.