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Happening Hoods: Shek Kip Mei

Shek Kip Mei thrives with hidden cafés and artist’s hideouts that combine the vintage with the modern.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, 12:50pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:01pm

Bordering Sham Shui Po and Kowloon Tong, Shek Kip Mei is perhaps most well-known for the great fire that took place here in 1953 that left more than 53,000 people homeless. Now revitalized, the area thrives with hidden cafés and artist’s hideouts that combine the vintage with the modern. Explore some of our favorite spots in this old-school yet up-and-coming nabe.

1. Be Tabula Rasa Studio

2. Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong (公和荳品廠)

3. Heritage of Mei Ho House

4. Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC)

5. Toolss