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No.35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong China
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Sheung WanMass Transit Railway (MTR)4 min
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[Aberdeen1773 Fishing Heritage] - Sampan & Houseboat Audio Guided Tour
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[Aberdeen1773 Fishing Heritage] - Sampan & Houseboat Audio Guided Tour

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Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a unique fishing village that blends the old and new. The traditional lifestyle shared among fishermen or Tanka people with many antique junks and sampans are juxtaposed against fleets of luxury yachts and towering skyscrapers. The typhoon shelter is also home to many intangible cultural heritage, all being traces of the humble beginnings of Hong Kong when it was still a small fishing village.<br><br>Let us bring you back in time as you hop onboard our unique sampan boats, we will cruise through 13 different local landmarks around the charming Aberdeen fishing village. While cruising, try immerse yourself in the area’s rich culture and history, through our exquisitely designed audio guide, where you will listen to folk-tales, lullabies and narratives of the area. If you’re lucky, you may be able to witness traditional dragon boat trainings or live fish trade in action!
$20.89 per adult
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sydney, Australia2,776 contributions788 helpful votes
Although PMQ is very centrally located, it’s not on the normal tourist radar. However it’s a good place for unique souvenirs and indie style shops. There are a number of local fashion labels and home-grown local brands. There are jewellery designers, some of who you can watch at work, and artisans making leather goods. It was planned as a creative hub and has attracted design studios and workshops. There is also a foodie aspect, with the ABC cooking school, sake tasting, a beautiful bread shop, and a couple of spots to eat and a bar. It’s a quirky sort of shopping venue because it’s all located inside what was once the old Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters (a Grade III historic site). It has retained all the original structure and layout so each shop or studio is in one of the original units. If like me, you are interested in the history, this building was the first one to provide residences for married police officers and their families. There were 140 single room units and 28 double room units. No-one could say that it’s an attractive building. Built in 1951, it’s utilitarian and austere but it doesn't take much imagine to wonder what life was like for these families living so closely together in compact units in this compound. If walls could only talk… The last families moved out around 2005 and it stood empty for almost 10 years until work began to revitalise the building and create this arts and design centre. It now has an interesting, cool feel about it and is worth a visit. NOTE: There is a PMQ Info Centre where you can pick up a free guide with more information and some discount coupons.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from PMQhk, Tourism Marketing Team at PMQ
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Hi Mairwen1, Thank you for your informative review! We are glad to know that you had an enjoyable visit here at PMQ, and you really know so much about the history of this revitalisation site. In addition to our historical background and the mentioned creative shops, you may also find some international arts and cultural events such as exhibitions, workshops, and thematic activities throughout the year. Please visit our official website for more details and updates, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
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Minnieho wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong336 contributions26 helpful votes
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Peaceful quiet place in central, many good cafe and small shops with quality produce and designer items, highly recommended for weekend relaxing and slow shopping. Sometimes small scale exhibition or themed showcase here, enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Tourism Marketi... P, Senior Executive at PMQ
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Hi Minnieho, Thank you for your lovely review, nice to know you enjoyed your time here at PMQ! Besides the mentioned cafe, shops, exhibition going on here, we also have some workshops here, like art jamming, food dyeing and accessories DIY workshops etc... For more details, you may browse from PMQ official website, we look forward to seeing you next time! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
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Eric wrote a review Nov 2019
La Jolla, California398 contributions69 helpful votes
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This place is a must visit when you are in Hong Kong. It caters to a less touristy crowed and features many artistic & fashionable boutiques. Here you can find a range of tasteful clothing, handmade jewelry, modern art, & a variety of home decor. This is a great place to buy tasteful souvenirs. PMQ is walkable from Hollywood Road & is easily accessible. This building has two major buildings connected by the ground level & a 4th floor park. You can spend hours here wandering through all the various boutiques. We ended up purchasing beautiful handmade trays, candles, framed art & glassware for our home. If you need a mid-day drink, they also have a sake shop with sake tastings offered! In addition to that, they have restaurants located on the ground & basement floor. They also have numerous bakeries and coffee shops throughout PMQ
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Tourism Marketi... P, Senior Executive at PMQ
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Hi ericpbrandon, Thank you very much for your nice review! Here at PMQ we hope visitors can enjoy art & creative vibes, shopping, as well as dining all at once! There will also be some pop-up event related to art, creation, coffee or food at the Courtyard on ground floor time by time, please visit PMQ official website for the latest updates! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
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Jingpei wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore883 contributions42 helpful votes
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a wide array of boutique shops, good use of space to restore a historic building. not a place of bargain but has interesting array of different knick knacks..
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from PMQhk, Senior Executive at PMQ
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Hi Jingpei, Many thanks for your 5* review. Indeed here at PMQ we tried to bring back the history to ‘life’ with a blend of modern life! We hope you enjoyed your visit and please do come again next time to explore more inspiring creative ideas! Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
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Kevin X wrote a review Aug 2019
18 contributions1 helpful vote
A place worth visit, lots of old cells turned into shops and is unique. Also an insta-spot. Nice wall-art nearby
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from PMQhk, Senior Executive at PMQ
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Hi 740kevinx, Thank you for your 5-star review. PMQ was actually first established as a college, later on after WWII it turned into the first Police Married Quarters in 1951. And yes! It is a really nice Insta-spot, tag us on Instagram @pmqvibes to share your footprints here with us & a chance to be featured. Best regards, PMQ Tourism Marketing Team
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