SHAM SHUI PO

In the heart of Hong Kong is Sham Shui Po, an unpretentious haven for street artists, fashion designers, and big-hearted philanthropists: a.k.a. our kind of people. Here, you’ll find markets for just about anything, from vintage cameras to futuristic gadgets, vinyl records, reams of fine cloth, glittering beads, and wholesale fish. Following local street art collective HK Walls’ most recent festival, the district’s become just a little brighter, with murals of all shapes and sizes nestled amongst the daily hustle and bustle… the most visually arresting of which is a huge, rainbow-coloured bear painted in geometric trompe-l’oeil. One of our favourite attractions in Sham Shui Po is the wonderfully quirky Wontonmeen, an artsy 11-storey building with a vintage furniture showroom, a bike rental store, an artisanal coffeeshop, a comfy hostel, and perhaps most importantly, hammocks. Mei Ho House, a nearby converted housing estate, also offers young travellers a cool and colourful place to stay the night. On paper, the part-youth hostel part-heritage museum combo might not sound like it would work, but the cheap and cheerful cultural experience is an absolute winner in our books. While Sham Shui Po is the poorest of all 18 districts, it has given rise to some of the territory’s most vocally pro-grassroots political figures. And who could forget Hong Kong’s most famous salt-of-the-earth humanitarian, Brother Ming? This generous restaurateur is a Sham Shui Po fixture, and is beloved by the community for his efforts to feed the needy, whether they’re refugees, homeless, elderly, or unable to afford a hot meal. Now that’s what we call community spirit.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Sham Shui Po

Man arrested for online posts about detaining and sexually assaulting an underage girl

A man was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly posted a story online boasting about how he had detained and sexually abused an underage girl, with accompanying...

Man arrested for online posts about detaining and sexually assaulting an underage girl

Police investigate potential link between fatal crash and wounding case in Sham Shui Po

Police are investigating if a man who was killed in a traffic accident last night in Sham Shui Po was connected to a wounding case that had happened nearby, shortly before...

Police investigate potential link between fatal crash and wounding case in Sham Shui Po

Police arrest cabbie who shared photo of breastfeeding passenger online

Police have arrested a taxi driver who sparked a social media furore last week after he allegedly photographed a breastfeeding passenger and shared the snap...

Police arrest cabbie who shared photo of breastfeeding passenger online

Helper arrested after allegedly burning employer’s baby with hot water

A 29-year-old foreign domestic helper was arrested yesterday after she allegedly burned the face and neck of her employer's 15-month-old baby with hot water The baby's...

Helper arrested after allegedly burning employer’s baby with hot water

80-year-old man who went missing for 4 days reunited with family

An elderly man who went missing four days ago has been reunited with his family today Lam Hak-kan, 80, was found at Tai Hang Tung Recreation Ground in Sham Shui Po at around...

80-year-old man who went missing for 4 days reunited with family

Video of taxi drivers’ ‘boxing match’ at petrol station shared widely

A clip of two taxi drivers duking it out at a petrol station in Lai Chi Kok was shared widely yesterday, delighting the petty peanut-eating netizens of Hong Kong The man who...

2 street sleepers die at Sham Shui Po park within 18 hours

Two street sleepers have tragically died within 18 hours of each other at the same park in Sham Shui Po At around midnight today, a 58-year-old homeless man surnamed Leung...

2 street sleepers die at Sham Shui Po park within 18 hours

Police arrest 13-year-old boy found with 1kg of ketamine in Sham Shui Po mall

Police arrested a 13-year-old Hong Kong boy yesterday on suspicion of trafficking a dangerous drug Acting on intelligence, officers raided a men's bathroom of Liberté Place...

Police arrest 13-year-old boy found with 1kg of ketamine in Sham Shui Po mall

15 people injured after double-decker bus and minibus collide in Sham Shui Po

Two people are in critical condition and another 13 are injured after a red minibus and double-decker New World First Bus (NWFB) collided in Sham Shui Po this morning The...

15 people injured after double-decker bus and minibus collide in Sham Shui Po

Husky injured after falling from 9th floor flat in Cheung Sha Wan

A metre-long husky was injured earlier today after it reportedly fell from a ninth-floor-apartment in Cheung Sha Wan A resident of Cheung Lee Building at 443 Castle...

Husky injured after falling from 9th floor flat in Cheung Sha Wan