If, somehow, your appetite for travel isn’t waned by the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, feel free to pop on over to our neighbouring country for some retail therapy, caffeine, and unique experiences, as a new culture-themed complex has taken over one of its most happening shopping districts.
Firstly, the new and vibrant destination that is K11 Musea at Tsim Sha Tsui is kicking things up a notch with the Opera Theatre at its atrium, which features The Gold Ball, an installation that doubles as a versatile space for exhibitions and events. Meanwhile, fashion labels like Kenzo, Yohji Yamamoto and even sustainable British accessory brand Bottletop will fill the architectural beaut with interesting and intricately-designed store facades. For instance, Yohji Yamamoto’s Japanese garden-inspired outlet showcases some breakwater-inspired installations, which customers can appreciate, and get some Insta-worthy shots.
Coffee addicts will certainly be spoilt for choice, as not only has Japan’s beloved Omotesando Koffee and its sister store Koffee Mameya set up shops at K11 Musea, so has crowd-hauling Arabica and popular Hong Kong brand Coffee Academics. In fact, Arabica will occupy Kube, an aptly-named, cube-shaped kiosk along the promenade, designed by none other than acclaimed architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten. Now, patrons can enjoy a cuppa with friends while admiring the view of the harbour.
Afternoon Tea Tearoom
Tea lovers will not be forgotten; British departmental juggernaut Fortnum & Mason offers exclusive teaware collections at its first retail and restaurant flagship in the world, serving K11 Musea-exclusive tea blends at its tearoom. Plus, BBT lovers can also celebrate their love for bubble tea with Chinese tea brand HeyTea’s Asian flagship outlet which integrates retail offerings, in addition to a cool new playground.
But that’s not all. Foodies can look forward to feasting at Yung’s Bistro, the first contemporary branch by HK roast goose restaurant chain Yung Kee. And while Soil to Soul will provide a spiritual culinary experience thanks to famed temple food guru and Buddhist nun-Chef Wookwan, an incredible Kaiseki experience awaits at the Kyoto-hailing, Michelin-starred Tominokoji Yamagishi.
Also, blending gastronomy and art is Gitone with its private Chinese dining kitchen where guests can dine among ceramic art and even take lessons from the founder, Terrence Lee himself. And K11 Musea now boasts a dessert haven, helmed by celebrity master baker Gontran Cherrier, who’ll bring his signature brand of boulangerie and delectable French pastries to Hong Kong for the very first time.
Check out cool artworks while roaming around K11 Musea
Finally, expect to see plenty of quirky exhibits littered both in and around the dockside destination. Be sure to pop by both the Nature Discovery Park, for it is Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum and sustainability-themed education park; as well as the Donut Playhouse (located on the ground level), that features a Happy Mega Slide spanning three floors, digital games, and even an F&B zone.
With so much to offer, K11 Musea is a promising lifestyle hotspot for gourmands, art lovers and everyone else in between. But you don’t have to rush over now, you can always wait for the heat to settle before heading there. Either way, a sparkling new attraction is just a three-hour flight away.
K11 Musea is located at Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Open daily from 10am-10pm.