8am – 8.30am
Image: Mira Hotel
Check in to the Mira Hotel, which allows you to stay connected throughout your trip. Each room comes with its own smartphone, which can be taken out and about for seamless exploration of the neighbourhood and beyond.
9am – 1pm
Tackle Dragon’s Back – a path between two hilltops – on a four hour guided-tour. Much more moderate than the name suggests, it offers sensational views of outlying islands.
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Image: La Vache
If there’s ever a time to indulge in steak and chips, it’s after a trek. Reward yourself at La Vache, which serves only one dish, accompanied with its special house sauce.
2.45pm – 5pm
Aside from its than luxury labels, the city offers many other interesting buys. Hong Kong’s a world leader in robotics, so have a go at making your own at a robot kit shop such as Cyber Robotics Technology. If you’re a gamer, seek out Oriental 188 (188 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai). It’s jam-packed with games as well as all sorts of fun collectibles.
While you’re on your shopping tour, head to the kitchenware district on bustling Shanghai Street (above), and pick up some beautiful bamboo steaming baskets for your homemade dim sum.
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Image: 6 Senses Cooking Studio
To whet your appetite for dinner, look no further than 6 Senses Cooking Studio, a cooking school where you can learn how to make healthy versions of Asian classics like sushi rolls (above) and braised pork knuckle with preserved beancurd.
7pm – 9pm
Image: Mr and Mrs Fox
If you’re looking for a hip hangout with diverse dining options, Mr & Mrs Fox has three floors, each offering a different dining experience. The ground floor is ideal for a chilled out charcuterie, while you can head up a level for something fancier – along with a tipple or two. Then head back to your hotel to rest up before your flight home.