If you are bored of the same old faces in the expat world that surrounds Lan Kwai Fung in Hong Kong Island, then why not jump on the star ferry to Kowloon and explore some of the bars facing the harbour. You are more likely to bump into locals and will still be served with a smile, just at a fraction of the cost.
For the best views and pictures take a 20p (First Class) trip on the Star Ferry between Central and Kowloon. Takes 5 minutes to cross the harbour, but provides great views of the skyline, even better at nightime.
Take the ferry from Central Ferry Station, across from the Mandarin Oriental station.
A beautiful place about an hour's ferry ride from Central. I lived in HK for 4 years and this was my favourite spot to relax and unwind. Take in a walk around the island, enjoy the village atmosphere compared to the mania that is HK island. From memory there is a Bun Festival in/around May which is worth a trip.
Cheung Chau Island
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