How to social distance while trying something new in Hong Kong this weekend

  • The city is in semi lockdown, so do something fun, whether you’re stargazing for comet Neowise or trying the ‘new TikTok’
  • Whatever you do, remember to take proper precautions to protect against Covid-19
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Get ready for some socially-distant fun!

Now that coronavirus precautions in Hong Kong have been increased, we figured you might need some inspiration as to how to spend your time. Here are our five top suggestions for fun activities this weekend.

PHD pizza has released a dessert pizza that is causing arguments on the YP team (as in none of us wants to try it), but maybe someone can explain the appeal. The matcha-red bean deepish-dish is available for delivery. Let us know if you try it. We’re not brave enough!

Tsim Sha Tsui may have lost a decades-old bookstore, but it now has a churro shop and we can’t wait to get there.

Churros are Spanish deep-fried pastries, traditionally coated in sugar and cinnamon and dipped in chocolate sauce, but Twist and Buckle in Chatham Road offers far more than the original, with flavours said to include matcha (again!) and Hong Kong-style condensed milk.

Speaking of books, non-profit organisation Rebooked, set up by a book-loving teen, collects children’s books and resells them online. But this weekend, they have a bricks-and-mortar pop-up shop in Central. Head over for massive savings on some gently loved books, and bask in the knowledge that you’re making a difference

Head away from the bright lights of the big city, and keep your eyes peeled for comet Neowise. It’s only visible from Earth every 6,000 years or so, so...

Install and play around with Triller, the new social video platform poised to take over from TikTok. If it’s good enough for Josh Richards, we’re definitely checking it out!