Jewish Heritage of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Jewish heritage is a fascinating aspect of the city’s multicultural history. Although the Jewish population in Hong Kong is relatively small, with only around 4,000 Jews living in the city, their impact on the city has been significant. Book this 5 or 6 hour tour with our specialist Jewish guide, and find out more.

Jewish traders were among the first foreign merchants to set up shop in Hong Kong, Macau, and Canton when China opened up to international trade in the mid-1800s. These traders played a crucial role in the development of Hong Kong’s economy and helped establish the city as a key trading hub in the region.

Today, visitors to Hong Kong can explore the city’s Jewish heritage through a variety of Jewish heritage sites and we have developed a customisable tour itinerary that showcases all of Hong Kong’s Jewish heritage.

Our suggested Jewish heritage tour itinerary includes visits to the Ohel Leah Synagogue in Midlevels, the Jewish Cemetery in Happy Valley, and the Peninsula Hotel and Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, among other sites. These locations provide a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of Hong Kong’s Jewish community.

The Ohel Leah Synagogue is one of the most important Jewish heritage sites in Hong Kong. It was built in 1902 and is named after Leah Sassoon, a prominent member of the Jewish community in Hong Kong. The synagogue is a beautiful building with a distinctive blue and white façade and an ornate interior.

The Jewish Cemetery in Happy Valley is another important Jewish heritagesite in Hong Kong. It is the final resting place of many members of the city’s Jewish community, including the Sassoon family, who played a significant role in the development of Hong Kong’s economy. The cemetery is a peaceful and reflective place, and visitors can pay their respects to the departed and learn about the history of the Jewish community in Hong Kong.

The Peninsula Hotel and Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui are also significant Jewish heritage sites. The Peninsula Hotel was built in 1928 by members of the Kadoorie family, who were Jewish philanthropists and entrepreneurs. The hotel is a beautiful example of colonial-era architecture and has hosted many famous guests over the years. Nathan Road, which runs through the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, was named after Sir Matthew Nathan, a Jewish governor of Hong Kong in the early 1900s.

It is also worth noting that about half of Hong Kong’s Jewish population originates from overseas, including countries like the US, UK, France, Australia, South Africa, Israel, and Canada. This diversity adds to the richness of Hong Kong’s Jewish heritage and highlights the city’s role as a global hub for trade, culture, and innovation.

Through our customizable tours, visitors can explore the city’s Jewish heritage sites, learn about the history and culture of the Jewish community in Hong Kong, and gain a deeper understanding of the city’s place in the world. If you are interested in exploring Hong Kong’s Jewish heritage, we invite you to book a tour with us and discover all that this vibrant and dynamic city has to offer.


Night Tour of Hong Kong

Want to wake up in the city that never sleeps? You’ve come to the right place! In our humble opinion, Hong Kong really comes alive after 6pm – and with this fully customisable night tour, we’ll show you exactly what makes this city quite so special after-hours.

Hong Kong is home to one of the world’s most iconic skylines – and trust us, it only gets better after darkness falls! Our exhilarating night tour delivers a thrilling mix of mesmerising sights and incredible experiences on both sides of the harbour, with highlights including:

  • A chance to soak up the city’s glittering skyline on the Star Ferry
  • Watch the spectacular Symphony Of Lights show
  • A visit to buzzing Ladies’ Market, with bargain opportunities galore
  • Curse your enemies in Causeway Bay or have your fortune told in Temple Street
  • Have a flutter on a horse race at Happy Valley Racecourse (Wednesday only)
  • Enjoy a tipple at an exclusive rooftop bar or eat at a delicious novelty cafe
  • Absorb the atmosphere whilst travelling along the longest outdoor escalator
  • Relax with a cosy foot massage
  • Feast on freshly-made local eats at an outdoor cooked food market

As your go-to friend in Hong Kong, our qualified guides aka “Greeters” are passionate about Hong Kong and its culture, and are delighted to share their knowledge with our guests. Please note that all food and drink, alongside additional costs like foot massages or admission to Happy Valley Racecourse, are at the visitors’ own expense.

If you thought New York was the city that never sleeps, you ain’t seen nothing yet! This fully customisable private tour offers guests the chance to explore Hong Kong by night; get ready for a veritable feast for the senses, where you can immerse yourself in some of the city’s most iconic sights and mesmerising experiences – essentially, the best kind of night on the town, done in quintessential Hong Kong style.

Whilst your exact itinerary is up to you, top of our must-do list is seeing Hong Kong’s unforgettable skyline after darkness falls, where the city’s dizzying array of towering skyscrapers and neon lights are set to dazzle. We’ll take a night trip on the classic Star Ferry so you can soak up this glittering view from the water, before catching the spectacular Symphony Of Lights show once we’ve crossed the harbour to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade… and make sure you have your cameras ready, as this is one magical cityscape shot you won’t want to miss!

This tour is totally tailor-made to your preferences, so simply let us know how you’d best like to spend your evening. Whether it’s haggling for bargains at Mong Kok’s lively Ladies’ Market, having a flutter on a horse race at Happy Valley Racecourse or visiting the fortune tellers to see what the universe has in-store for you (and even putting a curse on your enemies!), we can make it happen.

We’ll ensure you’re fuelled up for the night’s fun with feasting galore – whether it’s savouring street food aplenty as we enjoy a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood, chilling out with late-night snacks like French toast, pineapple buns and milk tea at a local cha chaan teng café, or settling down to a raucous meal of freshly-made Cantonese delicacies at an outdoor cooked food market.

And what better way to finish the night than by putting your feet up (literally!) with a relaxing foot massage, or enjoying a tipple or two at an exclusive rooftop bar to drink in more of those sensational views?

Whatever you decide, we’re certain that this is one evening adventure you’ll never forget – so buckle up, because it’s going to be a brilliant night!