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Boredom busters for the kids

Here we go again! Parents are facing another year of extended school holidays due to the Flu outbreak. If you are wracking your brains for ideas on how to keep the little people occupied, consider checking out some of Hong Kong’s excellent museums or cultural sites.

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The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is frequently considered the best in the city

Must-See Museums and Galleries

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

If your little person loves ships, boats, pirates, or anything nautical, this museum is a must-do. Easily accessed at Pier 8 in Central, the Maritime Museum is great hands-on fun. Kids can drive ships, smell spices and play with displays |

Hong Kong Science Museum

A favourite of the city’s kids and a popular spot on weekends and holidays, the Science Museum boasts nearly 500 exhibits. Kids will love its abundance of interactive displays, and some outstanding visiting exhibitions. 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui |

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum is frequently ranked as one of the city’s best museums. After a day here, you’ll understand Hong Kong’s transition from sleepy fishing village to the multicultural hub it is today. 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin |

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Set in a restored 19th-century British fort, complete with cannons and views over the Lei Yue Mun channel, this museum is a reminder of the city’s military history and its role in the Second World War. Take the short hike near the museum and scan the seas for pirates. 175 Tung Hei Road, Shau Kei Wan |

Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware

This one may not be everybody’s cup of tea (!) but it does house an impressive collection of Asian teaware. This museum offers the chance to have afternoon tea inside HK’s oldest surviving colonial building. 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central |

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Housing one of the largest collections of Chinese art and antiquities in the world, the museum has a section dedicated to Hong Kong art, and a calligraphy collection. 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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The Chi Lin Nunnery and Nam Lian Garden make a day trip with a difference

Places of Worship

Every district of Hong Kong has a church, temple or shrine of some kind. Here are some of the more noteworthy and historical places of worship which can make an interesting visit for the kids.

Chi Lin Nunnery and Nam Lian Garden

The Chi Lin Nunnery is a cluster of Buddhist temple structures built in the Tang Dynasty’s architectural style. The adjoining Nam Lian Garden offers a peaceful sanctuary in bustling Kowloon. Don’t forget to check out its superb vegetarian restaurant.

Man Mo Temple Sheung Wan

This Taoist complex houses three temples: Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor, which were built between 1847 and 1862. It’s an exquisite example of traditional Chinese architecture and craftsmanship.

Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha

Home to the world’s largest seated Tian Tan Buddha statue, the monastery was built in 1906 and is an important focal point for the Buddhist community. Make it a memorable day trip by taking the cable car from Tung Chung.

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