Many of our members and friends are spending their summer in Hong Kong, including the SwedCham staff and Board of Directors. We have asked our colleagues to share their thoughts on how to make the most out of a Staycation, Hong Kong Style.

This week’s contribution is from our new board member Linda Karlsson! She joined the Board of directors this year and is also the new chair of SwedCham’s Events Committee.

How are you spending your summer in Hong Kong?

“I usually spend most of the summers in Hong Kong, except this year when I’m in Sweden.

Previous summers I have had a great time in the dynamic city with a good mix of leisure with friends on junk boats, hiking, beaches, lots of delicious food and some work.”

Name three things that holidaymakers should not miss out on in the city 

“The hiking on one of the many trails that are offered all over Hong Kong. It’s a magical experience and the scenery is breathtaking. Combine with a hike to one of the beautiful beaches (Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung for example), for a refreshing reward… Bring lots of water and sunscreen!

Do a little foodie and drink tour – Start an early evening with a quick bite at Samsen (Thai restaurants in Sheung Wan), then get some skewers at Nantei (Japanese restaurant on Staunton St.), followed by some more food at Happy Paradise (Creative Chinese restaurant on Aberdeen St.), then finish off with a drink just across the street at Old Man.

Staycation at one of the many hotels (with a pool) with some outings, depending on age and if any children are joining you… Walkthrough the Zoo (appreciated amongst children and some adults) and if you have the energy, walk (or take the tram up to the Peak and finish off at the Peak Lookout cafe, out in the garden, for some cooling drinks and ice cream. Then head back to the pool at the hotel and enjoy your staycation to the fullest.”

Any tips on how to add some Swedishness to your staycation?

“Order, or make your own Margherita pizza, then add bleak roe, sour cream, finely chopped red onion and some chive. Voilá – You have your own Swedish Pizza.

Get on a boat to any of the outlying islands and bring some picnic and if you can stand the heat, go full-on and combine with camping. Tune in Swedish Radio P1 and listen to any of the hosts on the show Sommar i P1.”