So you only have about 72 hours in Hong Kong… Is it possible to enjoy yummy food and take in the sights? ABSOLUTELY! Here’s a list of things that you can do in Hong Kong within a span of 3 days…

1. Eat all the halal dim sum!

Well… you are in Dim Sum Land. So you DEFINITELY have to try out the authentic dim sum dishes, especially when it is halal! We only went to the one at the Islamic Centre Canteen as we stayed on the Hong Kong side of the island (not Kowloon) and it was quite near for us to walk. The dim sum dishes are definitely super yummy! Before the trip, I’ve never eaten chicken feet before but after that, I’d order the dish EVERY TIME I eat at Tang Tea House! Hehe.

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Just looking at these pictures makes me want to eat dim sum!

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How to get there: The Islamic Centre Canteen is situated in between two MTR stations.

From Wan Chai MTR Station

From Causeway Bay Station

#HHWT Tip: We made a mistake by going to the place on a Friday for lunch and it was EXTREMELY crowded (read: no space to even walk) as the guys have just finished their Friday prayers when we were eating. Do avoid eating lunch here on Fridays if you want to have a meal without all that jostling, shouting or sharing of tables.

2. Eat halal duck rice
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The legendary halal roast duck in Hong Kong

Besides dim sum, you really need to try the duck rice at Bowrington Market! It’s not only halal but it’s also just a stone’s throw away from the Islamic Centre Canteen! (This is also the reason why I chose to stay on the main island instead of Kowloon Island – makan is very, very important to me. Hehe). Anyway, the stall also sells other food items like lamb curry rice but we didn’t have a chance to try it. My only wish when eating the duck rice? That it comes with some chilli sauce like our chicken rice!

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They also serve mutton curry and HK style soy sauce chicken!

# HHWT Tip: If you love spicy food (and can’t live without them), I would suggest that you try the lamb curry rice. Heard that it’s spicy! If not, just tahan and try the duck rice – it’s really yummy!

How to get there: Just a short walk from the Islamic Centre Canteen!

3. The Peak + Madame Tussauds

What better way to spend your day other than spending it up close and personal with your favourite stars, and get a great (bird’s eye) view of Hong Kong too? The celebrities might have a hard time responding to you though, since they are just wax figures. Hehe. Oh… it will also be an experience of a lifetime taking the iconic Peak Tram, which moves upwards on a 45 degree slope 😱

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View from The Peak. It was super windy that it was hard to keep our cameras from moving!

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Okay, just me being shameless at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Hehe.

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#HHWT Tip: We bought the Peak Tram Fast-Track combo tickets – it is cheaper than buying the tickets separately, and the queue is shorter too!

How to get there: Take the MTR to Central Station and exit from Exit J2. From there, walk towards the Bank of China Tower. Stay on Garden Road until you reach Lower Albert Road. Cross the road and turn left. Walk along the pathway surrounding the fountain and you will reach the Peak Tram Lower Terminus.

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4. Visit Hong Kong Disneyland
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The Disney Train!

Hands up if you grew up watching Disney cartoons and love them! *flails both arms* I mean… who doesn’t love them, right? And I finally get to meet them in person! Hehe. You’ll love everything about Disneyland, I promise. The fun rides, souvenir stores (WARNING: These will seriously burn many holes in your pockets), the availability of halal food and everything else.

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Mickey Waffles! And our lunch (at Explorer’s Club Restaurant) – fried rice with cutlet AND drumstick. Plus a side of takoyaki. HEHE.

By the way, do you know that this is the only Disneyland in the world that sells halal-certified food? Well… now you know! 🙂

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One part of the fireworks display.
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The Main Street on Disneyland

# HHWT Tip: You definitely have to spend an entire day there – think of all that rides and stores and halal food that you need to conquer! However, you might want to avoid Disneyland on a holiday. We went on Christmas Day last year and it was crowded! But the good thing is… we got to watch the full beautiful and elaborate fireworks display at the end of a Disney day! 🙂

How to get there:

From Hong Kong Island

Take the MTR to Hong Kong Station. From there, take the Tung Chung Line to Sunny Bay Station. Here, take the MTR on the Disneyland Resort Line for just a stop.

From Kowloon

Take the MTR to Kowloon Station. From there, take the Tung Chung Line to Sunny Bay Station. Here, take the MTR on the Disneyland Resort Line for just a stop.

5. Chillax at a café

If you love cafehopping like me, you’ll definitely love the cafés in Hong Kong! There are so many cafés in the different areas and their coffees taste awesome. Not just that, the latte art is very pretty too!

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One of the cafés we went to is Hazel and Hershey. It is a quaint and cozy café and they have an outdoor seating area as well. Just a head up: this small café is situated on an upslope – you might want to prepare yourself for a little hike!

How to get there: Take the MTR to Central Station. Follow the directions below.

After some shopping in Mong Kok, we needed to a place to rest our feet and recharge! So glad to have found 18 Grams which serves good coffee with a cozy ambience.

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Our pretty coffee and table number!

#HHWT Tip: There are many other outlets around Kowloon and Hong Kong Island but this one would be the go-to-café if you are shopping around in the area!

How to get there:

We also went to Coffee Academics on our last morning for one last cuppa, as we had some time to spare before going off to the airport. So if you do have time, feel free to check out this gorgeous cafe!

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Credit: coffee academics

How to get there: Take the MTR to Wan Chai Station and follow the directions below.

#HHWT Tip: There are a few outlets in Hong Kong Island itself but we went to this one as it was just behind the hotel we stayed at 😀

Well… there you have it. All the things you can do in Hong Kong in 72 hours or less! Oh, if you’re hungry by the time you reach the airport, Popeye’s (the fast food restaurant) is halal-certified. Just be reminded that there’s no chilli sauce to go with the food. Hehe.

Photos by Lisa Suherman

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    Salam sis, I will be in Hong Kong in November and I'm staying at Disney Hollywood Hotel. And I just realise that its very far from all the halal food available. any advice for me?
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      Hi Shidah! You can check out this article for more info: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/6-hotels-in-hong-kong-that-are-actually-affordable-and-near-halal-food/ Hope this helps!
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    hi there, am going to HK on march, is that true by that time the weather similar to genting? and is wan chai is convenience to stay or tsim tsa jui?? coz am planning to go disneyland, and lbh kurang mcm tempat u pegi..blh advise tak tq ya 
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      Hi Wanie! For March, temperatures are around 11-27°C, so it can be pretty cooling. As for where you should stay, it depends on your itinerary :) You can check out this article for more info: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/12-hotels-near-halal-food-for-your-next-hong-kong-adventure/ Hope this helps :)
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      Hi Syifaa! We usually bring back pineapple tarts - you can find them at the airport :) Do note that they're not halal-certified, we'd advise that you purchase at your own discretion.
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      Hi Mirah! Thanks for reaching out! September is actually one of the best months to visit Hong Kong :) The humidity remains slightly above comfort levels, but it is still lower than in the summer months, so you can expect pleasant breezes and moderate temperatures :) Enjoy your trip!
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    Hi! I plan to visit Hong Kong in May for 3 days/2 nights. Can suggest some itineraries for me? My interests are halal food, accommodation, amusement park and some sight seeings. How will the weather be by then? Thank you in advance! 
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      Hi Zann! Thank you for your interest in us☺️ You may check out our 4D3N muslim-friendly itinerary for HK: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/the-only-4d3n-muslim-friendly-itinerary-youll-need-for-your-hong-kong-trip/ As for the weather, since you're visiting in May, it'll be summer by then and hence you probably won't need a jacket. Hope this helps!🤗
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    Great article, thanks for the tips! A dynamic and vibrant cosmopolis, Hong Kong has much to offer. However, there are also quite a number of crooks who target tourists in the country. Do be wary of the bait and switch scam, overcharging shops, weighing scale scam, shopping tours, fake herbal medicine scam, bad aura/spiritual blessing scam, fake antiques, counterfeit products, art scammers, pickpockets, spiked drinks and many more!
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      Hi Lyana! You can check out this link for more info: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/6-hotels-in-hong-kong-that-are-actually-affordable-and-near-halal-food/
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    Hi..I am hoping to be there in April and staying in Kowloon.Is that far from halal places to eat? And what else is there to do for 5 days with 2 kids? ages 10 and 12.
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      Hi Razia! There are many halal eateries in the Kowloon area, you can check out our article for more info: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/12-hotels-near-halal-food-for-your-next-hong-kong-adventure/. If you would like to try halal local food which is mostly in the Wan Chai area, you can get there by train easily (Take the train from Tsim Sha Tsui to Admiralty, switch to the blue line to get to Causeway Bay). For 5 days with 2 kids, we think your kids will enjoy Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park and The Peak (there's a Madam Tussaud's there). Hope this helps and have a great trip! :)
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    Oh, just to add on, maybe 6D5N HK is sufficient, the last I went with my group of friends, we had 1 day itinerary-less. We covered everything we wanted to see in 4 days including Disney, Madame Taussauds, Victoria Harbour (: Well still depends on your preferences.
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    Hi. i plan to go to hong kong for my next vacation this year.may i know how many days enough to explore hongkong n hw about Macau is there any interesting places to visit? Thank you 😊
    • Hello! We previously spent around 3nights in Hong Kong but was a little too short. 4 to 5 nights should be sufficient to explore and eat all the halal dim sum and roast duck :P For Macau, maybe a day trip? We haven't really been there, but there's the ruins of St. Paul's and the Venetian Macau if you're interested to sightsee! Hope this helps :D
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      Hi, just to share, Macau is good for a day trip from morning till say 7/8PM. You can travel F&E to see the attractions and the Venetian Resort. If you're interested in the night lights, you may consider staying till say 9PM to see the area, since ferry runs till late or if i'm not wrong 24 hrs. Previously, I went with a one-day Tour and pretty much covered everything from 10-6PM. I'll be going F&E next week but with an overnight stay and hope it's all worth it for my friend who loves the Casino... hehe
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        Hai Nyssa..about venetian resort macau..can i entering the resort if i'm wearing hijab? Because last time i went there about 3 years ago...i was hesitant to enter the resort because of my hijab mostly afraid that the security will not let me in...please do share your experienced in macau venetian resort & casino because next week i would go there again...thanks
    • Hello Hally, thanks for dropping by and leaving such a sweet message! We really appreciate it :) We've recently also launched our #HHWT Travel Planner app with the first destination being Seoul! If you're interested, you can download it on Google Play or sign up on www.hhwt.io for updates on the launch on iTunes! We would really love it if you could also share it with your family and friends :D Thank you!
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    Hi hi, a bit sensitive but what about racism. i am wearing hijab i am scared of discriminations that i might face. what bout language. i have minimal mandarin knowledge aret hey able to converse in english most of the time? will be traveling with a baby (hes gonna be 22mths come december when we decide to go there). is it stroller freindly? i have a hefty sized baby. babywearing is a good choice but deff i wont last more than 30mins haha
    • Hello Zee! Most of the people in touristy areas are okay with conversing in English. As for racism, we can't speak for everyone but we don't think it's an issue in Hong Kong. We do have a kid-friendly guide to Hong Kong that you may find handy :) https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/5-tips-to-conquer-hong-kong-with-a-toddler/
    • Hello Dilah! We stayed in Nathan hotel, but it isn't very near to the halal food options. If you're looking for a place with closer access to halal food, Wan Chai would be convenient! But you don't have to stay near Wan Chai station, Causeway Bay station is also just a short walk to the halal food eateries and there are a lot of shopping centres there too! Anyway, we did a quick search and based on reviews and proximity to stations, these are the hotels we found that should be good for your trip. Wifi Boutique Hotel - 5 mins from Causeway Bay station, 6 mins to Islamic Centre Canteen http://www.agoda.com/wifi-boutique-hotel/hotel/hong-kong-hk.html?CID=1734159 Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel (free handy phone!) - 6 min from Causeway Bay station, 3 mins to Islamic Centre Canteen (dim sum) http://www.agoda.com/butterfly-on-morrison-boutique-hotel/hotel/hong-kong-hk.html?CID=1734159 Cosmopolitan Hotel (free handy phone!) - 9 mins walk from Wan Chai Station, 6 mins to Islamic Centre Canteen but there are family rooms: http://www.agoda.com/cosmopolitan-hotel/hotel/hong-kong-hk.html?CID=1734159 Best Western Hotel - 4 mins from Causeway Bay station, 5 mins to Islamic Centre Canteen http://www.agoda.com/best-western-hotel-causeway-bay/hotel/hong-kong-hk.html?CID=1734159 Nowadays, quite a number of hotels in Hong Kong offer a free handy phone which gives you unlimited 3G access while you travel about. It'll be super useful when you're searching for directions and opening hours. Hope this helps, better make your reservation soon before the prices go up! Hotels in Hong Kong are known to be really expensive. Have a safe trip and eat lots of dim sum on our behalf :D
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