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The Other Side Of Hong Kong

The Other Side Of Hong Kong

  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
SubtitlesEnglishChineseIndonesianStarringJason ChanCrystal CheungDirectorLai Hoi Lun
The Other Side Of Hong Kong is here to refresh your discovery of Hong Kong! The hosts, Jason and Crystal will travel around Hong Kong in a more interesting way and bring you along on a journey to discover another side of Hong Kong that you may not know. This multicultural and colourful city is known for its Victoria Harbour, crowded and fast-paced environment, butter cookies, wife cakes, etc. Every episode has a different theme to entice and challenge the impression of even local Hongkongers on: Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, and answering questions about the compact life in Hong Kong, whether cookies, wife cake are the only souvenirs you can bring back from Hong Kong. We will use a new perspective and bring you through a most authentic and local tour in Hong Kong....
Season 1

13 Episodes
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
 
The Other Side Of Hong Kong is here to introduce you to another side of Hong Kong! When we talk about Hong Kong, most of us will think about its modernity. In fact, Hong Kong is a very unique and beautiful place. In this episode, we are going to learn about Hong Kong from the very beginning. You will take a sampan ride at Aberdeen to learn about the history of Hong Kong and hop aboard on a luxury yacht to enjoy the fascinating view of the floating village. Hong Kong is famous for its convergence of both eastern and western cultures, but The Other Side Of Hong Kong will show you that you can find the whole world in Hong Kong. Do you know how many nationalities there are in Chungking Mansions? Why Kowloon City is also known as “Little Thailand”? Here in The Other Side of Hong Kong, we have people from different countries to share with you their stories in Hong Kong....
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
 
Many tourists have been commenting online that Hong Kong is too crowded. Is that your first impression of Hong Kong? Actually, you can enjoy peaceful and quiet moments as long as you visit the right place. You could hop on a Crystal Bus with friend for some sightseeing to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also go for a guided tour in Sai Ying Pun to listen to the stories of Hongkongers. Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok are both extremely busy places during peak hours. However, hidden upstairs within the busy shops lies some quiet havens for aesthetes, waiting to be discovered....
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
 
How many souvenirs in Hong Kong are actually made in Hong Kong? Can the souvenirs from Hong Kong that you buy really represent Hong Kong? The hosts will introduce you to the most significant and meaningful souvenirs, which you can either give or keep. What’s made in Hong Kong is not just the product, but also the unique experience, architecture, history and ambience that can only be found here. You must have heard of terms such as public housing estate, factory building, si do (store) – how does Hong Kong preserve this culture and how can tourists experience them?...
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
 
Hong Kong is not only a shopping paradise, it’s a paradise for having fun too! In this episode, our hosts will bring you out of the city to Tai Mo Shan to look for Chow Yun-Fat. Then, they will proceed to a traditional Chinese restaurant and enjoy a dim-sum buffet! They will also bring us to Tin Shui Wai, located at the north of Hong Kong to play golf in the residential area. We are going to have fun from outdoors to indoors, all around Hong Kong!...
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
 
Most people will use the skyscrapers as the backdrop when they take photos at the Victoria Harbour, but how many would actually explore what is inside the building? In this episode, our two hosts bring you to the most expensive room in the tallest hotel in Hong Kong to enjoy the most breath-taking view of Victoria Harbour. Next, is it possible to fit the North Pole into a large building? Is there really a building full of scary horror stories? Our two hosts will explore the landmark of Hong Kong with you and together, we’ll discover many interesting stories!...
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
 
Kwun Tong is Hong Kong’s booming industrial district. Other than housing offices, the industrial buildings also contain a lot of little hidden gems, waiting to be discovered. In this episode, the hosts will start their exploration beginning from Kwun Tong Promenade and they will eat, drink, play and rest all the way until the district central area. Are you looking for a place specially designed to release stress? Are you interested to relax in a haven with hammocks? Are you keen on visiting a food paradise that is similar to a night market? You can find them all in Kwun Tong!...
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
 
Tourists are claiming that the prices to stay in hotels in Hong Kong are too high, not worth the price and essentially a huge expense. Hence in this episode, the hosts will search in the three major areas: Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories for all kinds of affordable and worthwhile places to stay, from capsule hotels to service apartments. Their similarities would be reasonable prices that can be afforded by everyone, and there are even ones that are located in a theme park!...
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
 
The Hong Kong industrial district contains too many surprises, and in this episode, we will venture into Tsuen Wan to introduce “The Mills”, which is a former textile mill that has transformed into a cultural landmark which uses new technology to demonstrate how to convert old clothes into new ones. We will also return to Kwun Tong again to introduce delicious food, and learn to make appetizing desserts from a female chef in Le Cordon Bleu....
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
 
There are more than a hundred outlying islands surrounding Hong Kong. If you ever want to plan to visit an outlying island in Hong Kong, the islands that come to mind will always be Cheung Chau, Lantau Island or Lamma Island. But actually, Sai Kung and other outlying islands around it are worthwhile places to visit too! Sai Kung is by itself a food paradise, so we will also introduce the peak of Yim Tin Tsai, a peaceful are which is flourished with religious elements. There is also Kiu Tau Island where you can see the natural formation of a tombolo. Stay tuned with the show as the hosts surprise you with comfortable and amazing places in Hong Kong....
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
 
In Hong Kong, a lot of old buildings such as former prisons, law courts and residential areas have been transformed into museums and art galleries, thanks to the preservation of old architecture which has not only retained the historical values of the building, but also increased their artistic values. In this episode, the hosts will bring you through a tour of art visiting Tai Kwun at Central, SCAD Hong Kong, which was formerly the North Kowloon Magistracy, a museum of photography and many more....
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
 
Located an hour away from the busy downtown in New Territories, is a hidden spa in Tuen Mun that is waiting to be discovered. It is actually a sludge treatment facility that converts waste to energy. Other than educating on the significance of protecting the environment, it also has spa pools, which are operating on the energy from the sludge treatment process. At the same time, a girl in Tai Po plays the role of a tour guide who introduces the place she grew up to tourists. However, why are the tour spots in her itinerary market and public housing estate?...
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
 
Rich Mate, Poor Mate! In this episode, the hosts will have a challenge on budget travelling versus luxury travelling. Jasan and Crystal will have a HKD50 budget buy Michelin-rated food. Will they succeed? There are many types of tourists, and how do backpackers travel around Hong Kong with a tight budget? On the other hand, Jason, the pampered kid will of course bring everyone on a luxurious trip by experiencing a well-equipped hotel which includes a cinema screen and VR set! He will even get to enjoy a pedicure that has served Victoria Beckham....
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
 
In the past episodes, our hosts have been exploring Hong Kong through the eyes of a tourist. In this episode, our programme has invited two local Hongkongers: public housing photographer, William and a local tour guide. We will see Hong Kong through their eyes, as we explore their favourite spots with them. If you are on the last day of your Hong Kong trip, having a last sprint tour in downtown area is a good idea too. The hosts will be recommending the must eat, must buy and must go attractions in the downtown area, allowing you to spend your last day in Hong Kong to the fullest....