Things To Do in Hong Kong During the Lunar New Year or Anytime

Since many people leave Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year and most of those who stay are busy visiting family, this is a perfect time to do things in a less crowded environment. Here’s a list I found in the HK Magazine. The briefly annotated list follows but you can check for details at the HK Magazine link.

These are listed randomly and not in order of importance. There are, of course, many more things to do than what’s on this list. Visiting temples is particularly rewarding during festival time and the museums are far less crowded than usual though they have reduced visiting hours. Enjoy!

Bird watching at the Mai Po marshes, Long Valley or Lan Cheung.

Golf practice at the Island Golf Club in Sai Wan Ho or Oriental Golf City at the old Kai Tak Airport.

Virtual Formula One racing at the Sideways Racing Club in Central.

Horseback Riding at the Pok Fu Lam Public Riding School.

Indoor skiing on a revolving carpet at Slope Infinity in North Point.

Mountain Biking on rental bikes at many sites but most biker friendly in Shek O, Sai Kung and Lantau Island.

Paintball at Paintball Headquarters in Kowloon City.

Do whatever you want and are willing to pay for at Red Source.

Rock Climbing at Shek O sponsored by Rock Star Asia. Contact them at

Rollerblading at Lai Chi Kok Park on Lai Wan Rd. in Mei Foo.

Art Jamming using rented materials at Meli Melo Gallery in Central.

Learn to play Go at Monchu Kid Go Academy in Central.

Learn new cooking techniques at the Towngas Cooking Center in Causeway Bay.

Banana Boat Rides and Wakeboarding at Yung Shue O in Sai Kung sponsored by Wakeboard Biz.

Deep-sea Fishing sponsored by Asiatic Marine at the Sai Kung Main Pier.

Kayaking the outlying Islands sponsored by Kayak and Hike at the Sai Kung Waterfront