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AT A GLANCE - Eastern District

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 July, 2009, 12:00am

Shopping

Cityplaza and Taikoo Plaza are the main shopping malls serving Taikoo Shing and Kornhill. Cityplaza's retail and F&B outlets include a Japanese supermarket and department stores. On the other side of King's Road is Kornhill Plaza, which can also be accessed from the MTR. Local markets dot neighbourhoods off King's Road, with particularly vibrant stalls to be found in North Point where the trams turn. For air-conditioned window shopping and a cheap food court, try Island Place near North Point MTR.

Wine & dine

With more companies relocating eastwards, a bar and restaurant quarter has sprouted in Quarry Bay's Tong Chong Street, offering lunchtime specials and after-work happy hours. Venues range from a Thai-style eatery with alfresco seating and a sports bar. Tai Hong Street in Shau Kei Wan has a strip of eateries near the waterfront known as SoHo East, offering Western-style food, while Cantonese, Shanghainese, Thai, Indonesian and other outlets run from Tin Hau to Chai Wan.

Recreation

Quarry Bay Park offers views of the harbour and a jogging track stretching from Taikoo Shing to Shau Kei Wan. For those wanting to hike inland, Mount Parker can be accessed from Quarry Bay and leads to Tai Tam Country Park. The hills behind North Point give access to Braemar Hill and beyond.

Local Interest

The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence in Shau Kei Wan features artefacts from colonial times, the second world war, to the present-day. The Hong Kong Film Archive in Sai Wan Ho presents themed film exhibitions and is a resource for cinema buffs.

Getting about

King's Road is the main thoroughfare going east and is well served by the MTR. The east route terminus for trams is at Shau Kei Wan, and ferries operate from North Point to Hung Hom and Kowloon City.

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