Hong Kong's Top 10: Ways to spend $200


In line with our 200th issue, we've come up with the best ways to spend $200

1 Buy 200 drinks at Stone Nullah Tavern
The Tav’s insane happy hour runs weekdays from 5pm-7pm. All standard drinks start at $1 and the price doubles every 20 minutes, but you’ll never pay more than $64 a drink. Order a round of 200 drinks at 5pm and see if they chuck you out. 69 Stone Nullah Ln,Wan Chai, 3182 0128; stonenullahtavern.com.

2 Take a child to Ocean Park
It’s $385 for an adult ticket to Ocean Park. At the risk of sounding creepy, if you’ve got a spare $193 you could always borrow a child and treat them to a day out at the theme park. Watch their wee face light up as they make aquatic friends – then immediately regret your decision when they demand a souvenir from every gift shop. Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, 3923 2323; oceanpark.com.hk.

3 Dine at the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world
You can feed a good few mouths for less than $200 at Tim Ho Wan. The dim sum specialists generate queues on a daily basis, but make sure you don’t miss their famous baked buns with barbecue pork for inducing serious foodgasms. Visit the North Point or Sham Shui Po outposts, they’re the Michelin star recipients. Various locations inc 9-11 Fuk Wing St, Sham Shui Po, 2788 1226; timhowan.com

4 Take an evening cruise on Aqua Luna
Set sail on the iconic junk boat and soak up the Hong Kong skyline. As well as sunset cruises, hop on at 7.30pm at Tsim Sha Tsui or 7.45pm at Central and you can join the tourists gawking at the Symphony of Lights. $195 will get you aboard with a complimentary drink and access to the lounge beds for the duration of the 45 minute cruise. Aqua Luna and chill anyone? aqualuna.com.hk.

5 Buy 0.0002sq m of a house on the city’s most expensive road
We all know that rent prices in Hong Kong are staggeringly high and thus, in news that will surprise no one, Hong Kong is home to one of the world’s most expensive roads. The prestigious properties lining Peak Road average a whopping $884,690 per square metre, so $200 gets you 0.0002260678819 of a square metre. 

SEE ALSO: HK's Top 10: Expensive homes

6 Adopt a panda or a tiger for four months
If you want to be a better person, donating $50 a month to WWF Hong Kong will help fund the protection of pandas and tigers. You’ll also get a gift pack that includes a cuddly toy. What more encouragement do you need? wwf.org.hk.

7 Get a 50-minute foot massage 
Happy Foot has branches all over Hong Kong Island, and for $198 you can pamper tired tootsies and get a 50-minute foot reflexology massage. Reflexology can allegedly cure many ailments, from sleeping problems to aches and pains instigated by intense shopping sprees. Various locations inc 1/F, 13 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley, 2524 2323; happyfoot.hk.

8 Buy a tin of iconic Jenny Bakery cookies
Jenny Bakery creates cookies so popular, they have their own dodgy grey market where the buttery treats resell for extortionate prices or are outright counterfeited. Queues into Jenny’s outlets in Tsim Sha Tsui and Sheung Wan are ridiculously long, so be patient. A cool $190 here will get you the most expensive tin of ‘eight mix nuts cookies’.Various locations inc Shop 24, G/F, Mirador Mansion, 54-64B Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2311 8070; jennybakery.com.

Get a room for the night in Chungking Mansions
This infamous microcosm is  sometimes sketchy but always fascinating. Not only can you get almost anything you need (legal or not), but you can also find a bed to rest your weary head . Prices reach as low as $149 for a bunk in a dorm, but stretching to $200 will bag you some privacy in a single room. We can’t guarantee the room will have enough space to swing a cat, though. Maybe a rat? 36-44 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; chungking-mansions.hk.

10 Buy an annual family museum pass
Bag yourself and three family members a year of unlimited admissions to five museums including the Museum of History and the Science Museum, with a few extra discount bonuses thrown in too. It’ll keep the kids entertained on those rainy days. museums.gov.hkHolly Graham 

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