With its endless buzzing energy, Hong Kong is one of the top weekend getaways from Singapore. You can have your fortune read at a temple or you can head into the back alleys of Kowloon to chow down delectable dim sum and steaming bowls of piping hot wanton noodles before being amazed by bargains in the night markets around Mong Kok. You can take the Star Ferry over to Hong Kong Island and climb the Peak for incredible city views. The best time to visit is from October to December where you can enjoy sunny days and cool evenings. Here are the best things to do when on your weekend getaway there:

Star Ferry

The Star Ferry is the historic (and super cheap) transportation taking locals between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. You can get the best views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline along Victoria Harbour. The bonus is that it’s one of the cheapest ($2.70 on weekdays, $3.70 on weekends) and most pleasant modes of transport in the city. Climb to the upper deck for the amazing views!

The Peak

The quickest and most picturesque way to get up to The Peak, Hong Kong’s Island’s highest point, is to take the Peak Tram as it rises 1,300 feet above sea level at an almost impossible gradient. Don’t miss out on the bird’s eye view of our incredible metropolis from the Peak Circle Walk once you’ve reached the summit.

Big Buddha

Tian Tan Buddha (more commonly referred to as just the Big Buddha) is the largest outdoor seated Buddha in the world. It’s easily Hong Kong’s most recognisable and iconic attraction. Also, the Buddha sits at Po Lin Monastery, one of the world’s most important Buddist sanctums. You can take the Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail cable car. Not only a provider of stunning views of Lantau Island’s natural beauty but the cable car also helps you skip all those steps.

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong or LKF is the city’s ground zero for debauchery. LKF comes alive every evening as it is packed with drinkers and general partygoers.

Australian Dairy Company

Regarded as one of the best cha chaang tengs in town – essentially the Hong Kong equivalent of a brunch spot. This is a quintessential Hong Kong food experience, where you can find all manner of delicious local delights from fried instant noodles to a fluffy egg sandwich. Don’t miss their Hong Kong-style milk tea or coffee or order a ‘yuen yeung’, a mix of the tea & coffee.