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Travel & Resources: HONG KONG

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Advisory: In 1991, Hong Kong decriminalized homosexual activity between men over the age of 21, in private.


IDAHOT 2013 in Hong Kong saw major celebrities
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HONG KONG -- area code +852

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General Information

    Hong Kong's gay scene is spread through neighborhoods on Hong Kong Island as well as across the harbor on the Kowloon side of the city (well worth exploring!). While homosexuality was decriminalized in the last century, and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is the oldest such event in Asia, gay life remains largely hidden because Hong Kong still manages to remain a "small town" where privacy is a luxury. Your laptop and smart devices will be buzzing with potential new friends eager to meet you. The scene is active with upscale venues, longrunning local gay zines, and creative special events like Pink Dot (a local incarnation of Singapore's LGBT visibility project).


    Hong Kong street graffiti: Leslie Cheung with
    the caption "No escape. Live the life you like."

    On Hong Kong Island most visitors will gravitate towards the cluster of international clubs in Shuang Wan, Central and its frenetic nightlife hub, Lan Kwai Fong. Another large cluster of island venues is located between Wanchai and Causeway Bay, discreetly hidden away in commercial buildings.

    Over in colorful Kowloon, which has a dense collection of easy-to-access gay clubs along the MTR corridor, crowds throng through neon-lit high-rise canyons, going to/from shopping, eating or partying at innumerable entertainment venues from Tsim Sha Tsui up to Prince Edward. If you are looking for a bit of old Hong Kong, take a taxi to "Kowloon City" where traditional shops and restaurants are still managing (barely) to fend off encroaching redevelopment.

    Hong Kong's population is nearing 8 million (that's over 300,000 Utopians).

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Hong Kong:

click for our interactive map of Hong Kong

click for JOY & PASSION ESQUIRE SPA


Organizations

  • AIDS/HIV organizations and information archive

  • Fruits in Suits UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2016
      GPO Box 9969, Central
      9047-0713, email

      Fruits in Suits (FinS) is an informal, gay professional networking event on each 3rd Tue of every month. Like-minded people - mostly professional expats (but they welcome all local professionals to join in) - come together in an exclusive private area for food, drinks and to chat, socialise with new people, network and promote LGBT rights in the territory.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "Various venues and a no-attitude crowd. Great for newbies in town and networky in a very relaxed kind of way." -- Barry, Mar 12, 2016

  • Hong Kong Labour Club
      5/F No.1 Li Yues Street East, Central
      2104-7172, email

      Founded by Filipino and Hong Kong GLBT, this club hosts meetings of the their GLBT Society and the 1000 strong Hong Kong Labour Party. They offer free legal advice and support service through sympathetic lawyers in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
      Utopia Member Benefit: DISCOUNTS on facility private hire, FREE legal advice, FREE meeting venue for GLBT societies.
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  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival UTOPIA VERIFIED OCT 2015

  • Hong Kong University Development Counseling Centre (counseling) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013

  • Pink Alliance UTOPIA VERIFIED NOV 2015
      Email

      Pink Alliance aims to link LGBT organizations operating in Hong Kong, to assist them in their work and to provide a network for information in both Chinese and English. Pink Alliance also researches and campaigns on issues of key importance, as well as organising events to promote awareness of LGBT issues. Monthly meetings.
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  • Rainbow Centre UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      7/F 242 Nathan Rd, Unit D, National House, Kowloon
      2769-1069, hotline: 8108-1069

      Hong Kong's first gay social services center. The government funded center provides counseling, training workshops and a hotline to provide peer support for gay men. Closed Tue and public holidays.
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  • The Satsanga UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      PO Box 92128 TST
      2314-1921, FAX 2735-8881

      Gay and lesbian activities, support and services. Has the only face-to-face free counseling service for Gay people. Chinese only.
      Add your review, comment, or correction


Popular Spots

Accommodations

      Click here for Hong Kong hotels and accommodations.


Bars and Clubs


Bookshops


Discos


Fitness


Galleries

    • Koru Contemporary Art UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2015
        Unit 1012 and 1604, Hing Wai Center 7 Tin Wan Rd, Aberdeen, Utopia Map
        2580-5922, 2580-9203, email

        Gay-owned Koru Contemporary Art, specializing in modern sculpture, was established in 2001 to present a diverse range of contemporary international artists. A large selection of art featuring wood, bronze, stone, metal, glass, ceramic and mixed media sculpture, fine art, painting, prints and photography, may be found in their two gallery spaces, with a combined exhibition area of over 7,500sqf.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 5% DISCOUNT on art.
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Karaoke


Massage and Spas


Meeting Places

    • Beaches

      • Middle Bay
          South Bay Rd

          Mainly gay, esp. weekends. Take a bus to Repulse Bay and then a ten minute walk, past the Welcome supermarket, to South Bay. The gay area is in front of the 40-story Ruby Court Bld. Some cruising around. Swimming possible. Bring insect repellent. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
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      • The rocks, Middle Bay
          Area between Middle Bay and South Bay, on the side with rocks on it

          This area seems to concentrate more gay-only men. Some nude sun-bathing (illegal) and action in the bushes (also illegal). Approach from South Bay Road. Steep path on the right-hand (sea side). Middle Bay is now so well-known that it is dangerous. For safety's sake it is better to make the 1-hour trip to Lantau Island and walk to the rather remote Cheung Sha Beach. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
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      • South Bay

    • Kowloon Park UTOPIAN VERIFIED APR 2016, UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2014

        Comments from Utopians:

        "Yes, Kowloon Park is very cruisy. I went there last night. Some young very good looking Chinese guys. Lots of cruising and a quick feel and make out in a dark corner. Especially near the bird pond. There is also security watching your moves, so be discreet." -- Bruno, Apr 30, 2016

        "Most action takes place after 11pm. The park closes at midnight, but you can always leave (and enter) through the gate at Austin Rd (all other gates are closed after midnight). So don't panic when you are late and think you are locked up in the park. I visited the park last week for four evenings (Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). Mostly Asian guys under 40 years old." -- Colin, Dec 16, 2015

    • Lan Kwai Fong entertainment area UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014, UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013

    • Pools
    • Shopping Centers
    • Starbucks Coffee UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013


Restaurants and Cafes

      HONG KONG ISLAND -- Central, Lan Kwai Fong

click for our interactive map of the Central, Lam Kwai Fong area

    • Café Siam (Thai)

    • Post 97 (international)
        B/F, 9-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central
        2186-1816

        Round-the-clock gay-friendly eatery with handsome staff. Popular for breakfast on Sun morning for those who have danced-til-dawn the night before.
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    • Tsui Wah (Chinese) UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014
        G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington St, Central
        2525-6338

        On any given Fri or Sat night after midnight, this Chinese fast food place (fried rice, fried noodles) is about 70% gay. When the clock hits 2am, the percentage rises up to 90%. Coming to Tsui Wah has become something of a ritual for late night partiers. Fish ball noodles are the signature dish here, and they also have simple sandwiches (i.e. two slices of white bread with luncheon meat and egg), steak, and acquired tastes such as stir-fried spaghetti!
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    • Yuen Kei (Cantonese) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
        G/F, 32-40 Wellington St, Central
        2522-1624

        Large, bustling local eatery popular with groups of gays because of its inexpensive food and location close to the bars.
        Add your review, comment, or correction


      KOWLOON -- Jordan, Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei

    • dimdimsum UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2015
        112 Tung Choi St, Monkok, Utopia Map
        2308-1378

        Foodie Alert! This tiny hole-in-the-wall has a disproportionate amount of international fame after recommendations by Newsweek, Time Out and celebrity chefs. Excellent dim sum at a reasonable price. Their dessert specialty is a succulent poached pear, so leave room. Sister branches in Jordan, Wanchai and TST.
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      KOWLOON -- Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei

click for our interactive map of the Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei area

    • Pak Tai food street UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2014
        Pak Tai St, To Kwa Wan, Utopia Map.

        Located in east Kowloon, well off the tourist track (and overlooked by most locals), this quaint neighborhood stretch of eateries is certainly destined to be torn down and rebuilt into something gleaming, clean and modern. Too bad. Catch this slice-of-life from Kowloon's past for cheap eats and loads of character while you still can.
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Saunas


Shops

    • DAIGO Menswear UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2015
        5127-0721, email

        Pronounced "dai gor", meaning big brother). A gay-owned, online menswear store aimed at the gay male market and at guys who like their t-shirts nicely fitted. Daigo is inspired by the beautiful and fashionable bros in Asia. They aim to provide great customer satisfaction by offering high quality and unique t-shirt designs that will be part of gay Asia and the gay community as a whole.
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    • ON-US UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2015, UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013
        M/F 47 Gough St, Shueng Wan, Utopia Map
        8197-8065, email

        Above Bohemian shop (take the stairway in the alley to the mezzanine floor). Gay men's undergear and clothing shop offers exclusive premium brand underwear, tanks, swimwear, shirts, and more including Andrew Christian (USA), 2EROS (Australia), Addicted (Spain) and NEWURBANMALE (Singapore).
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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    • Secret Zone UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2015
        1/F 83 Tung Choi St, Mong Kok (Mong Kong MTR Station D3 Exit), Utopia Map
        2311-8391, LINE: secret1069zone, email

        Look for the stairway entry marked #83 and 85, next to Express Korea Fast Food and walk up to 1/F. Gay-owned shop offering sexy branded undergear, toys, SM equipment, magazines, pride gifts and other rainbow merchandise. Open 5-9pm Mon-Sat (closed Sun).
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Tanning Studio UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2015
        18F Excellent Commercial Bld, 456-458 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Utopia Map
        香港銅鑼灣謝菲道456-458號 拔萃商業大廈18樓全層
        2575-7687, email

        Gay-owned tanning studio established in 2004. They offer state-of-the-art tanning and collagenic equipment from Dr Muller, Germany. Tanning Studio was a sponsor of the Mr. Asia contest (2011, 2012, 2013).
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT on all tanning packages and lotions.
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