Here's a little trivia about Hong Kong: it houses some of the richest people in the world, including most USD billionaires and fourth most millionaires, yet it remains as the city with the highest income disparity in the developed world (about one-fifth of the population lives under the poverty line)! It's interesting to note that the rich and poor district of Kowloon sit next to each other.
In this must-see tour, for those intrigued by this disparity, you will get a chance to visit both the rich and poor communities. So take this opportunity to understand why the stark difference in income, and how people's lives continue to function given their circumstances.
Your tour leads you to the posh Kowloon Tong, a big recreation ground and park, which acts as a buffer from the hustle and bustle of urban Kowloon. In this luxurious neighbourhood, you can't miss the quaint streets, expensive cars, and real estate. Moving along, you'll land at the what was once the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong, home to some 200 shops and restaurants.
Once you're done with that part of town, head to the other part encompassing social housing and charity organisations. You'll come across the government's efforts to restore the heritage buildings, and improve communities. Locals are rediscovering this area for its vibrant markets, electronics shopping malls, and the nearby Garment District. You'll finally end this enlightening tour on a high note with a treasure hunt though a flea market for great finds.
*Pick-up at Prince Edward MTR Station Exit A. Drop-off at Shum Shui Po MTR station.