Old Hong Kong at Ocean Park

Rickshaw Rides, Traditional Food, Vintage Oldies... and the Koalas

Old Hong Kong at Ocean Park

Old Hong Kong at Ocean Park is the park's tribute to the Hong Kong of the 50's, 60's, and 70's, a beautiful and authentic replica of a city street of the early years to bring back the memories and cultural heritage of the old days of the territory.

Located in Ocean Park's Waterfront, tucked right behind the Cable Car Terminal, Old Hong Kong is one of the newer areas of the park which keeps expanding and bringing new attractions.

The busy street scenes reflect the many aspects of life in the old days, its food, fashion, transportation and entertainment, and it is certainly a fun way for visitors to learn a bit about the old customs that have shaped the territory's vibrancy and energetic spirit.

Also in the Old Hong Kong area and somehow out of synch is the "Adventures in Australia" exhibit, which is where you find the cuddly koalas. It is inside the Old Hong Kong Vintage Theatre. Here's more on the Australian exhibit and the Koalas.

At the entrance of the Old Hong Kong streets, a classic Dai Tat Dei will greet you with its colorful bamboo scaffold...

Old Hong Kong entrance
Entrance to the Old Hong Kong area is behind the Cable Car Terminal in the Waterfront

The old ways of transportation will be there for you to experience, lots of rickshaws scurrying around ready to give you a lift "accross town"...

Rickshaws at Old Hong Kong

Or just take pictures with...

Rickshaws at Old Hong Kong

You can also come onboard the Old Heritage Tram...

Heritage Tram at Old Hong Kong

And stroll around the realistically recreated "old" streets...

Streets of Old Hong Kong

Old Hong Kong Shops - Ocean Park

Where remainders and traces of Hong Kong's British legacy are also present... The red phone booths...

Streets of Old Hong Kong

And the good old double-deckers...

Double Decker Bus at Old Hong Kong

There is also the Old Vintage Cinema in the main street, this houses Adventures of Australia. You will see the telltale koala pointing to it at the entrance.

Vintage Cinema at Old Hong Kong houses the Koalas

Old Hong Kong also does a good job at presenting local foods in its dai pai dong area, the local traditional eateries or street stalls.

There is a wide range of offerings, over 70 types of snacks and cakes, all our favourites were there: siumai, egg tarts, and almond cookies.

Also on offer is the Feast of "Nine Big Bowls", which was traditionally served during the main festivals, a great chance for you to try something new!

Nine Big Bowl Feast

To top off the nostalgia overload, is all sorts of vintage and olden details throughout, the classic mail-box, the spittons, and the old thermos here and there, a lot of the items available as souvenirs for you to take home of course!

Vintage Souvenirs Old Hong Kong

What I found so remarkable in this new section is that many of the "old" features can still be seen amongst the new shiny Hong Kong of today: the ding ding trams are still as lively today as they were in the old days, the dai pai dongs can still be found in most neighborhoods, and for the traditional shops, you don't have to go far, check out this Dry Food Street not far from Central.

If you will not have a chance to visit Ocean Park, you don't have to miss out on the "Old Hong Kong" nostalgia, there is an entire gallery at the Hong Kong Museum of History, complete with replicas and scenes of life in the old city, including a variety of shops and buildings: the barber, bank, post office, grocer... The History Museum, which happens to be our favourite museum in Hong Kong, is convenient to the Tsim Sha Tsui area and entrance is FREE!!!

Old Hong Kong Cable Car Street - Ocean Park
Old Hong Kong Street

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