An eclectic neighbourhood bursting with charm, Sheung Wan is one of Hong Kong’s creative hubs brimming with independent stores and award-winning eateries. Walk through Sheung Wan to discover all its charm from antiquated shops filled with nostalgia, to contemporary art galleries and hobbyist activities that’ll satiate both enthusiasts and beginners.
Here’s our guide to the neighbourhood and recommended things to see, visit or do:
Spring is upon us, and there’s no better time to get a new look than now! Visit by-appointment-only SHHH salon, favourite of celebrities, socialites and fearlessly loyal customers. It’s helmed by Marvin Lim, one of the most sought-after hair stylists of Hong Kong who believes scalp and hair care is as integral to our wellbeing as skincare. After a treatment at SHHH, it’ll have your hair and yourself feeling rejuvenated and ready for the world again. As a Weave Resident, we’ve partnered with SHHH Salon to offer you a treat to pamper and have a little time for yourself.
Samadhi Training Centre for the Soul
Take some time out by attending a meditation class or sound therapy at the Samadhi Training Centre for the Soul to combat the stress of living in the Hong Kong city life. A serene sanctuary designed to learn meditation and soak up the teachings behind the science of consciousness — find enlightenment here. Crystal and singing bowls adorn the minimalistic purple interior as you begin your path to inner learnings. Visit the Weave App to view what benefits are available to you here if you’re curious to learn more.
Cat Street & Select18
Surround yourself with antiques at Cat Street for a hit of nostalgia. A treasure trove of history, rummage through the baskets and tables adorned with memories of Hong Kong. Discover ancient poster art, photos from the past taken by unknown faces and browse for curios lining the streets. Adjacent to Cat Street, find Select18 laden with nostalgia from every era. The colourful curated collection will hypnotise you, from the vintage spectacles, bags, vinyls and more. Instantly add a touch of personality to your home with one of these collectibles sourced far and wide.
Enjoy art from local Hong Kong artists at contemporary galleries around Sheung Wan. Closer to Weave Suites – Central West, visit 13a New Street Art Gallery formed by young local artists, designers and manufacturers creating a space for local and international exhibitions featuring artists by the like of SurrealHK. Otherwise drop by Gallery HZ near Hollywood Park and Elephant Grounds, supporting both established and developing artists while enhancing dialogue between art collectors and practitioners. Focused on injecting new energy into the industry they’ve hosted work from artists such as Peter Yuill, David Shrigley and Simon Birch.
Tung Yao Ceramics
Discover a new hobby with Tung Yao Ceramics by taking a pottery class and learning how to mold your own pieces whether through Raku Firing or Wood Firing. What’s the difference? Book a class and find out while you learn hands on how to build your own works of art, throw it, as well as glaze and fire them. Don’t just spend your time only walking around viewing art but why not take part and create something of your own that you can take home too! They have everything from ceramic painting as well as shaping and glazing so you can really decide how technical you’d like to get.