Urban Explorer Series: Gabe's Travel Itinerary

Urban Explorer Series: Gabe's Travel Itinerary

Editorial by – Tim Fung

“I draw inspiration from all the things around me – from music and news to architecture and nature. Inspiration can strike at any time really. I tend to focus on the little details around me that others wouldn’t particularly notice.”




Gabe’s Travel Itinerary


Having traveled the world over, experiencing different facets of life, celebrated Tattoo Artist and Owner of Freedom Tattoo Mr. Gabe Shum still considers Hong Kong his favourite place. As a local himself, he has a fondness towards the city and truly appreciates its efficiency and quality, not to mention how much he adores the culinary gems it has to offer. Follow Mr. Shum’s 24-hour travel itinerary as he embarks on a journey across the city and finishing off at his favourite seafood restaurant.


7AM: Wake up at Page148, get ready and then head down for a coffee to start the day


8AM: Have breakfast at Kai Kee Restaurant at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch. Gabe recommends you try the curry beef brisket on rice paired with their classic milk tea


9AM: After a heavy morning breakfast to fill up your stomach, walk it off by heading to the Ocean Park amusement park with the entire family for a day of fun! Take the MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui station to Admiralty station, then switch to the South Horizons line and get off at Ocean Park MTR station. Now let the fun begin


10AM: Ocean Park opens its doors at 10AM so be sure to arrive on time to beat the long queues. The theme park offers roller coaster rides, shows, tours, attractions and activities for both adults and children to enjoy. For the summer months, you may want to opt for the Raging River ride, a log boat that starts off calm before meeting narrow ravines, snaky slopes and chilling hairpin turns that leave you dishevelled but cooled to the max. To test your limits, try The Abyss, a ride that plunges 20 storeys straight to the ground to give you an exhilarating thrill


2PM: After a fun morning at the theme park, head back out to Tsim Sha Tsui for a delicious meal at Tai Ping Koon, a very famous traditional restaurant that serves up classic Hong Kong and western style dishes. This restaurant has been in business since 1860, making it one of the oldest continually operating Chinese restaurants in the world. With that in mind, it still retains the same classic dishes and philosophy from 160 years ago


Photography by Francis Mavic



3PM: Now it’s time for some shopping! After a delicious meal, Gabe suggests to walk over to Apliu Street in the heart of Sham Shui Po and head into one of the electronics flea markets where you can find a wide array of gadgets and electronics to bargain for before purchase   



6PM: After plenty of walking, head to the seaside of Sai Kung for an early dinner with a great ocean view in front of you. Either take the MTR or get a cab directly to the Sai Kung district. Gabe highly boasts that Chuen Kee Seafood restaurant has some of the best seafood in all of Asia. It is no surprise at all as the restaurant is also featured in the Michelin Guide. With an extraordinary range of seafood available, from abalone, cuttlefish, bivalve, crab and lobster to mollusc, shrimps, and prawns, we are certain you will leave satisfied



8:30PM: After a delicious meal with the entire family, it’s time to call it a day and head back to Page148 for a good night’s rest