Urban Explorer Series: Wil’s Travel Itinerary

Urban Explorer Series: Wil’s Travel Itinerary

“I really believe that Hong Kong is an amazing place to live in, where there are so many Asian cities and cultures literally a close flight away. Hong Kong, in and of itself, has a very rich fusion of East meets West culture so being an Asian American living here I can really understand the culture.”




Wil’s Travel Itinerary



Our urban explorer Mr. Wil Fang spends a good deal of his time concocting deliciously innovative cookie flavours with his kitchen team that we know and love. When he is not in the kitchen or running around the city attending meetings, Wil makes time to explore every corner of the city – from hiking up Victoria Peak to capture the immaculate view of Hong Kong to hitting up Tai Cheong Bakery for some traditional egg tarts. Follow Wil’s travel itinerary now as he journeys across the city:


8AM: Wake up at Page148, get ready and then slowly walk over to the Star Ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui


8:30AM: Once you arrive at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, take the ferry to Central and have a camera ready so you can take some snaps of the breath-taking harbour against the morning light. This iconic view is definitely not to be missed!


Photo by See-ming Le


9AM: As you arrive in Central, take a short 15-minute walk over to Landmark’s HYPEBEANS café for a morning coffee. Serving as men’s fashion media giant HYPEBEAST’s first step into the realm of culinary culture, HYPEBEANS is a communal destination centred around quality coffee. Inspired by Hong Kong-style cafes, their menu serves up traditional beverages crafted with a unique blend of coffee beans roasted by Japanese artisans


10AM: After a morning pick-me-up, Wil loves to sweat it out at indoor cycling centre XYZ, located inside New World Tower on Queen’s Road Central. The studio prides itself in being Asia’s first articulation of the new wave of indoor cycling. Why not challenge yourself to an intense cardio workout before lunch?


11AM: At this point, it’s not quite breakfast and definitely not lunch yet so head on over to Hair House by Adam Chan for a quick haircut to freshen up. It’s all about staying sharp and maintaining that perfect hair, even for the guys. There are two locations you can choose from – Central and Admiralty, but we still prefer Central location’s laid-back vibe


12:30AM: For lunch, be sure to visit the classic Hong Kong style café Tsui Wah Restaurant for a delicious yet affordable meal. They have numerous locations across town but the branch on Wellington Street near Lan Kwai Fong is by far the most popular, catering to the late-night clubbing crowd


2PM: Now that you’ve had some time to digest your lunch, Wil suggests you take a trip up to the Peak for an incredible view of the city skyline. He prefers to hike up the hill but you can also opt for the peak tram if you are feeling a little less motivated! But be sure to go on a clear day to capture the city in its full glory


Photo by wwwikgren


4PM: Wil is all about immersing himself in Hong Kong’s vibrant culture. You are not really immersed into the city through and through until you eat like the locals do! Be sure to pick up a fluffy egg tart from Tai Cheong Bakery and a bubble tea from Don’t Yell at Me. These are staples in Hong Kong that must be enjoyed while you are in town!


5PM: After a day of exploring, give your feet some love by heading over to Gao’s Foot Massage. Located just a few steps from the Central MTR station inside a commercial tower in Lan Kwai Fong, this no-frills massage parlour has incredibly experienced staff to help you sort out your kinks


6PM: For dinner, Wil recommends that you try Yardbird, one of the city’s hottest Japanese Izakaya eateries that serve up quality yakitori dishes and unique cocktails. Tucked comfortably in the trendy and bustling district of Sheung Wan, this hip restaurant always fills up quickly so be sure to go early or else you’ll have to queue!


9PM: If you’re not ready to head home after a long day of exploring, take a taxi over to Causeway Bay to Boba Bear, where you can enjoy some shisha, teas and drinks. Hailing from Koreatown, Los Angeles, this gem cleverly merges together teas, boba, shisha, and hospitality into one place to allow friends to connect over a good time. Be sure to get a spot on their outdoor terrace, boasting some incredible views of the city skyline


11PM: Head back to Page148 for a good night’s rest