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Travel & Resources: HONG KONG

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Advisory: In 1991, Hong Kong decriminalized homosexual activity between men over the age of 21, in private.

IDAHOT 2013 in Hong Kong saw major celebrities
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HONG KONG -- area code +852

General Information

    Hong Kong's gay scene is spread through neighborhoods on Hong Kong Island as well as across the harbor on the Kowloon side of the city (well worth exploring!). While homosexuality was decriminalized in the last century, and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is the oldest such event in Asia, gay life remains largely hidden because Hong Kong still manages to remain a "small town" where privacy is a luxury. Your laptop and smart devices will be buzzing with potential new friends eager to meet you. The scene is active with upscale venues, longrunning local gay zines, and creative special events like Pink Dot (a local incarnation of Singapore's LGBT visibility project).

    Hong Kong street graffiti: Leslie Cheung with
    the caption "No escape. Live the life you like."

    On Hong Kong Island most visitors will gravitate towards the cluster of international clubs in Shuang Wan, Central and its frenetic nightlife hub, Lan Kwai Fong. Another large cluster of island venues is located between Wanchai and Causeway Bay, discreetly hidden away in commercial buildings.

    Over in colorful Kowloon, which has a dense collection of easy-to-access gay clubs along the MTR corridor, crowds throng through neon-lit high-rise canyons, going to/from shopping, eating or partying at innumerable entertainment venues from Tsim Sha Tsui up to Prince Edward. If you are looking for a bit of old Hong Kong, take a taxi to "Kowloon City" where traditional shops and restaurants are still managing (barely) to fend off encroaching redevelopment.

    Hong Kong's population is nearing 8 million (that's over 300,000 Utopians).

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Hong Kong:

click for our interactive map of Hong Kong


  • AIDS/HIV organizations and information archive

  • Hong Kong Labour Club
      5/F No.1 Li Yues Street East, Central
      2104-7172, email

      Founded by Filipino and Hong Kong GLBT, this club hosts meetings of the their GLBT Society and the 1000 strong Hong Kong Labour Party. They offer free legal advice and support service through sympathetic lawyers in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
      Utopia Member Benefit: DISCOUNTS on facility private hire, FREE legal advice, FREE meeting venue for GLBT societies.
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  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival UTOPIA VERIFIED OCT 2017

  • Hong Kong University Development Counseling Centre (counseling) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013

  • Pink Alliance UTOPIA VERIFIED NOV 2019

      Pink Alliance aims to link LGBT organizations operating in Hong Kong, to assist them in their work and to provide a network for information in both Chinese and English. Pink Alliance also researches and campaigns on issues of key importance, as well as organising events to promote awareness of LGBT issues. Monthly meetings.
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  • Rainbow Centre UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      7/F 242 Nathan Rd, Unit D, National House, Kowloon
      2769-1069, hotline: 8108-1069

      Hong Kong's first gay social services center. The government funded center provides counseling, training workshops and a hotline to provide peer support for gay men. Closed Tue and public holidays.
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  • The Satsanga UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
      PO Box 92128 TST
      2314-1921, FAX 2735-8881

      Gay and lesbian activities, support and services. Has the only face-to-face free counseling service for Gay people. Chinese only.
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Travel Services

  • Private LGBT Tour Guide UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2018
      22/F B, Tern Centre Tower 1, 237 Queens Rd Central
      +852 5240-4953, email

      Ronald is an easy going, likeable tour guide in Hong Kong for many years. He specializes in personal, customized, discreet excursions for the discerning adventurer. Specialty interests include art, antiques, music, traditional Chinese medicine, upscale fashion, interior design, wine tasting, fine dining and fitness. He also has access to local experts who can assist for custom itineraries. He promises adaptability and flexibility, strong initiative, a courteous and outgoing personality, and a high degree of problem solving and personal organization to maximise your valuable holiday time.
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Meeting Places

    • Beaches

      • Middle Bay
          South Bay Rd

          Mainly gay, esp. weekends. Take a bus to Repulse Bay and then a ten minute walk, past the Welcome supermarket, to South Bay. The gay area is in front of the 40-story Ruby Court Bld. Some cruising around. Swimming possible. Bring insect repellent. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
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      • The rocks, Middle Bay
          Area between Middle Bay and South Bay, on the side with rocks on it

          This area seems to concentrate more gay-only men. Some nude sun-bathing (illegal) and action in the bushes (also illegal). Approach from South Bay Road. Steep path on the right-hand (sea side). Middle Bay is now so well-known that it is dangerous. For safety's sake it is better to make the 1-hour trip to Lantau Island and walk to the rather remote Cheung Sha Beach. UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2014
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      • South Bay

        Utopia Map

        MTR: TST or Jordan. Several cruisy facilities and lots of garden pathways. Very cruisy, especially near bird pond. Most action takes place after 11pm. The park closes at midnight, but you can always leave (and enter) through the gate at Austin Rd (all other gates are closed after midnight). So don't panic when you are late and think you are locked up in the park. Mostly Asian guys under 40 years old. Security is vigilant, so be discreet.
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    • Lan Kwai Fong entertainment area UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014, UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013

    • Pools
    • Shopping Centers
    • Starbucks Coffee UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2013

Restaurants and Cafes

      HONG KONG ISLAND -- Central, Lan Kwai Fong

click for our interactive map of the Central, Lam Kwai Fong area

    • Café Siam (Thai)

    • Tsui Wah (Chinese) UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2014
        G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington St, Central

        On any given Fri or Sat night after midnight, this Chinese fast food place (fried rice, fried noodles) is about 70% gay. When the clock hits 2am, the percentage rises up to 90%. Coming to Tsui Wah has become something of a ritual for late night partiers. Fish ball noodles are the signature dish here, and they also have simple sandwiches (i.e. two slices of white bread with luncheon meat and egg), steak, and acquired tastes such as stir-fried spaghetti!
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    • Yuen Kei (Cantonese) UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAY 2013
        G/F, 32-40 Wellington St, Central

        Large, bustling local eatery popular with groups of gays because of its inexpensive food and location close to the bars.
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      KOWLOON -- Jordan, Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei

    • dimdimsum UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2015
        112 Tung Choi St, Monkok, Utopia Map

        Foodie Alert! This tiny hole-in-the-wall has a disproportionate amount of international fame after recommendations by Newsweek, Time Out and celebrity chefs. Excellent dim sum at a reasonable price. Their dessert specialty is a succulent poached pear, so leave room. Sister branches in Jordan, Wanchai and TST.
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    • Mum's Not Home (cafe) UTOPIA VISITED MAY 2018
        1/F 302 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei, Utopia Map
        9770-5760, email

        This ultra-funky little cafe/shop/gallery is run by a gay couple who have created an ecelectic jungle of colorful art and hippy-trippy apparel and gifts. Hipster international patrons. They are open only limited hours, so call first to make sure they'll be there.

      KOWLOON -- Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei

click for our interactive map of the Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei area

    • Pak Tai food street UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2014
        Pak Tai St, To Kwa Wan, Utopia Map.

        Located in east Kowloon, well off the tourist track (and overlooked by most locals), this quaint neighborhood stretch of eateries is certainly destined to be torn down and rebuilt into something gleaming, clean and modern. Too bad. Catch this slice-of-life from Kowloon's past for cheap eats and loads of character while you still can.
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        M/F 47 Gough St, Shueng Wan, Utopia Map
        8197-8065, email

        Above Bohemian shop (take the stairway in the alley to the mezzanine floor). Gay men's undergear and clothing shop offers exclusive premium brand underwear, tanks, swimwear, shirts, and more including Andrew Christian (USA), 2EROS (Australia), Addicted (Spain) and NEWURBANMALE (Singapore).
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT.
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    • Tanning Studio UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020
        18F Excellent Commercial Bld, 456-458 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Utopia Map
        香港銅鑼灣謝菲道456-458號 拔萃商業大廈18樓全層
        2575-7687, email

        Gay-owned tanning studio established in 2004. They offer state-of-the-art tanning and collagenic equipment from Dr Muller, Germany. Tanning Studio was a sponsor of the Mr. Asia contest (2011, 2012, 2013).
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT on all tanning packages and lotions.
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