CAPTURE THE MOMENTS
There is more to Hong Kong than just the busy city streets and fast paced environment that people associate with this special city. Hong Kong is home to over seven million people which is quite a lot for such a small region of the world. It is split into three main territories between Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. Beyond the bright lights and large buildings of Hong Kong Island, there is a lot more to discover in the New Territories of Hong Kong.
One of such places that I had the chance to explore was Sai Kung. It is located on the northeastern side of the New Territories and it is mainly known for its quaint fishing villages and hiking trails. More specifically, Sai Kung Town is popular among foreigners because of the quiet and relaxing vibe of the town. The foreign influence was quite noticeable as the overall vibe of the town felt completely different from the city. Many shops and restaurants were designed to cater foreign tastes such as the style of the cafes and the food choices available within the town. Two main things that are noticeable within the town is the busy floating market of seafood supplies along the pier as well as the many dog lovers living in the town. The fish market itself is located on the many boats filled with a variety of local seafood that I had never seen before. It was if this place was separated from the rest of the world and Hong Kong. It felt nostalgic walking along the pier and feeling the trade winds hitting my face as if I was back in Hawaii. RECOMMENDATION:This town had by far the best pineapple bun I've ever had in my life. The bakery was called Sai Kung Bakery and it is quite easy to find as there is always a line for these freshly baked delicious treats.
Normally, you would have take an hour and half bus ride including switching buses and some walking, but luckily some family friends who live in Hong Kong took me along with them one weekend in their car. The drive was very nice and scenic as you drove through mountains with lush green landscapes and ocean views on the side of the road once you are almost there. It reminded me a lot of the drive through H3 back in Hawaii!
Bus Directions: Take the green line on the MTR to Choi Hung Station then take the Bus No. 1A : Choi Hung MTR Station to Sai Kung Town