- How To Survive with $10 in Hong Kong
- Wake up to a Hong Kong breakfast like a local – $15 HKD
- Take the city tram for a sightseeing tour – $2.60 HKD
- Time for a quick lunch, Hong Kong style fast food- $30 HKD (depends on where you go)
- Take the ferry over to Tsim Sha Tsui and watch the laser light show – $2.7 HKD
- Street food for dinner – Whatever is left in your budget
Finally I’m back after I wrapped up Asian Games as a part of the committee. And the first post on What You Could Get in the City for $10 series after Asian Games, we’re going to one of the special administrative in Asia who has got their own NOC (National Olympic Committee): Hong Kong! 😀
I mean, I’ve been to Hong Kong before but it was a few months before I started this blog so I didn’t get a chance to experience it myself and suggest you from the firsthand about how to spend your $10 in the city.
But, thanks to Winnie from MillionDollarWinnie, she is covering things and activities you can do or buy with your Hamilton bill. So, how could you spend your $10 in Hong Kong? 😀
How To Survive with $10 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong isn’t well known for its value in price. In fact, Hong Kong is pretty expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with $10 USD in your pocket.
*begins to start signing Macklemore’s Thrift shop song*
$10 USD is $78 HKD, which isn’t actually too bad. I love a good challenge and I also like saving money so this is right up my alley. Keep reading to find a full day itinerary to spend ONLY $10 USD in Hong Kong.
Wake up to a Hong Kong breakfast like a local – $15 HKD
Hong Kong is a fast-paced city and most people don’t get to enjoy a relaxed breakfast at home. Instead, they grab a tasty bakery treat at a local bakery and a Vita Soy.
You’ll find a whole array of yummy bakery goods that you may never have seen before. Grab one and a Vita soya milk.
Take the city tram for a sightseeing tour – $2.60 HKD
Hop on to the city tram at Kennedy Town or Shau Kei Wan once the morning rush hour cools down. It’s a great, cheap way to travel from one end of the Island to the other side.
Grab a seat on the upper floor and get ready to take plenty of photos as you see various decades of architecture pass you by. It’s also a great way to simply watch locals go about their day.
Time for a quick lunch, Hong Kong style fast food- $30 HKD (depends on where you go)
Cantonese food is famous for being fast to cook. So, fast food in Hong Kong isn’t going to be your usual burgers and fries. Nope, it’s actually going to be roast meat.
Go to one of many roast meat stalls in the city to get a lunch box of rice and roast meat of your choice. But this isn’t roast meat you’re used to. It’s Cantonese style roast meat.
Take the ferry over to Tsim Sha Tsui and watch the laser light show – $2.7 HKD
The city’s harbour is world famous for its skyline. And the skyline is something you don’t want to miss when the sunsets and the lights turn on.
Take the ferry from Hong Kong Island and head to Tsim Sha Tsui just before 8 pm to catch the Symphony of Lights show.
Street food for dinner – Whatever is left in your budget
From the avenue of stars, head over to Mong Kok and get ready to eat some street food. You’ll find skewers upon skewers of food and meats lining the streets.
A classic you shouldn’t miss out on is curry fish balls. Another is squid tentacles, and pan fried, stuffed veggies.
Contributor: Winnie from MillionDollarWinnie
Winnie MD is a location independent entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. She’s been semi-nomadic since birth, spreading her childhood over 6 locations. Now as an adult, she’s taken her wanderlust to the next level and documents her pursuit of the ideal lifestyle on her blog. The blog covers all areas vital to her lifestyle design, Travel, Self-help, Finance, and Retirement.