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Hong Kong Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Hong Kong Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Hong Kong, an independent state within the huge country of China, welcomes all flight attendants to a layover packed with deliciously appetizing from a lavish variety of Asian delicacies to an extravagant selection of captivating sights and activities.

Disneyland aside, are you ready to explore the Las Vegas of Asia with World of Crew?

What to do in Hong Kong for 24h – 48h?


If it’s not your first time in Hong Kong and you would like to do something different, take a ferry to Macau island – a paradise of casinos and home to thrill-seekers with its largest bungy jump of the world (from a tower). Travel by ferry.

Places to visit in Hong kong

WOC Tip: Remember to bring your passport and general declaration (you can get it from the captain) with you otherwise they wont let you in.

Victoria Peak

Another adventure of a lifetime! This attraction has a hiking trail can go up to 50 km long for those intense ones or just come down walking. Watch out for the arrow that will surely strike your heart with its view so stunning and way better than the funicular.

Places to visit in Hong kong

WOC Tip: Take bus number 15 from Hong Kong station (HK$10, 50 minutes)

Llama Island

Yes, another island! you may opt spending your layover in this island if you wish to be surrounded by a hip crowd amid its alleys of organic restaurants and book cafes (must try: Yung Shue Wan). You can also shop for delicious tea combinations and natural medicinal stuff you can legally take with you home. It’s a ferry away from the main island of Hong Kong.

Lantau Island

A trip down the Southeast Asia is not complete without getting a taste of its main trust attraction – Big Buddha. Here, particularly in Fisherman’s Village, you can also walk by the coast to see white dolphins some time of the year. Make sure you take the crystal car in the funicular station where you will be enthralled with breath-taking views from all angles (quite expensive, though).

Places to visit in Hong kong

Dialogue in the Dark

If your heart is not meant for the highest bungee jump, there are a multitude of options you can try during your layover. Amongst the most unique is this Dialogue in the Dark, where you literally experience blindness. It is near Yang Tsi Station.

Getting Around in Hong Kong

Water Taxi

Two words: Octopus Card. With this ticket, you just go through the special counter like a true blue VIP and eventually explore the horizons of Hong Kong.

Getting around hong kong

WOC tip: Purchase the tickets at your hotel’s Tour Desk to save you about an hour and a half of standing in the line for tickets.

Food in Hong Kong

Michelin Restaurants

Quality restaurants rated with Michelin stars are widespread in the busy streets of this dazzling city. Feel free to google for 1-3 stars, with 1-star eateries that can go as cheap as less than 150 HKD per person. Din Tai Fung, a global favorite, will fill your belly for around 259 HKD. It is impossible to miss them as some are nearby the metro stations.

Food in Hong Kong

Tim Ho Wan

Since we’re at star-rated restaurants, you should never miss the BBQ pork buns (and everything else) at Tim Ho Wan Restaurant (Mong Kok metro stop). It has received the Michelin star award for 2 years in a row. You may wait for an hour but trust that its worth every minute – cheap and delicious!

Bing Gei Cha Dong

Rated by CNN as one of the best HK-style milk tea, this special food hub will create unforgettable gastronomic memories, including their pork chop noodle soup. Easy to locate with google maps, and identifiable by its popular neighbor, Hello Kitty Secret Garden Cafe!

WOC Tip: Take MTR to Tin Hau station, Exit B, approximately an 8-minute walk

Sin Mei Tea 

Matcha lovers, unite! All of its menu items are superbly associated with green tea goodness! Try out their famous Matcha Sizzling Brownie

WOC Tip:  Get here via Exit A2, turn right, MTR Sheung Wan, approximately a minute’s walk.

Shopping in Hong Kong

Mong Kok

The district houses streets full of shopping stands and malls, and a must if you want to get the best bargain on photography stuff, especially original lenses  for Canon & Nikon. Also within the area is the Lady Market – more shopping, more fun!

Shopping in Hong Kong


Goods of Desire. You will surely reach a heaven of souvenirs and homewares designed by local Hong Kong artists. Right across it is a red sign saying “Low Price Shop” where you can also knick the best memorabilia, including modern and vintage Chinese art and other kitsches.

Nightlife in Hong Kong

Nightlife in Hong KongLan Kwai Fong

Full of bars and restaurants, this area promises a very animated nightlife and is open all night. Whether you wish to go wild, get wasted or simply chill for a few drinks, you will enjoy being in this place. What’s more, it is walking distance from one of the MRT stations.

Nightlife in Hong Kong


Right across the famed Feather Boa, Medusa is a
great night spot where you can go gaga all night. Other than the cray memories it supplies every discerning cabin crew, it is also famed for the big Medusa’s head staring straight at the Feather Boa.


Flight Attendant discounts in Hong Kong

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crew in Hong Kong. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any experiences to share?

Suggestions, comments or any layover tips to share with other cabin crew in Hong Kong. Let us know in comments!

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