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Our Guide to Kwun Tong

Posted on 28 February 2017

In the 1950s, Kwun Tong was an industrial hub of factories and warehouses. But in the early 90s, traditional manufacturing relocated to the Mainland China, leaving many industrial buildings vacant. If you take a wander around Kwun Tong today, you’ll find a new generation of workers setting up business there: young artists, musicians, designers, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs in search of larger spaces and cheaper rents.

We recently took a team field trip to check out what Kwun Tong has to offer!

How Cafe

All the cool cafes worth discovering these days are now inside industrial buildings. This vast furniture showroom with an adjoining cafe will satisfy your love of Japan. From the menu (eel rice, pork sandwich, tofu salad) to the Hasami porcelain. You must order the matcha latte and enjoy it on the outdoor terrace!

For manga lovers, they currently have an exhibition of The Blister Exists by Hong Kong artist Little Thunder, an illustrated encyclopaedia of pole dancing moves which you can purchase as gifts.

Address: Block AB, 3/F, How Ming Factory Building, 99 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong

Oldish

Feel like picking up some indie threads and homewares with your all-day breakfast? This huge industrial space doubles up as a pop-up retail space, with a creative corner for leather making classes with DoubleCL. We fell in love with GrowthRing&Supply t-shirts emblazoned with old Hong Kong neighbourhoods.

Address: Block A&B, 5/F, 99 How Ming Street, How Ming Factory Building, Kwun Tong

Camel Paint Building

The iconic Camel Paint brand was founded in the 1930's. The building now houses a selection of factory outlets, from sportswear to beauty products and luggage at unbeatable prices, to a myriad of eateries. Our favourites were the Nike, Initial and Adidas outlets.

For lunch you can grab a bite at Tenohira Sushi. Then follow your nose to Mali Home for all things durian. If you're after something a little more fancy, try The Fat Oyster.

Addresses: 
Tenohira Sushi - Flat U, 5/F Camel Paint Building Block 3, 70 Hoi Yuen Road
The Fat Oyster - Flat N, 4/F Camel Paint Building Block 3, 70 Hoi Yuen Road

 

tfvsjs vs. syut - closing March 4th, 2017

This unpronounceable cafe occupies a 4000 ft2 warehouse space filled with hipsters, foodies and music lovers. Founded by rock band Tfvsjs, this cafe is a restaurant and recording studio all in one, tucked into a nondescript factory building.

Address: Shop B, 10/F, Gee Luen Factory Building, 316-318 Kwun Tong Road

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