Get a trim from an old-school alleyway barber
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If you feel like a little detour, walk uphill from the tramline to discover a barbershop tucked into an alley. It was once one of many alleyway barbershops around Hong Kong, before they began to dwindle in number as more customers went to salons instead. The barbershop has been in this spot for over 60 years and still grooms the old-fashioned way. A full package — haircut, wash and shave — costs just HK$75. A kid’s cut starts at HK$38.
Nice to know
Long before the British came to Hong Kong there was a Shing Wong temple here. In 1874, a super typhoon hit the city and many houses collapsed, including the temple. Local people had no money to rebuild the temple, so Shing Wong’s statue was moved to the Man Mo Temple, but the name Shing Wong remained.