Hong Kong has an interesting history and it’s worth learning a bit about the city before you start to explore.The Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon uncovers the islands’ heritage and natural history, as well as its relationship to Britain and the Chinese mainland. Across the harbour, investigate the rich visual arts tradition of Hong Kong at Hollywood Road, a fantastic strip of antique shops crammed with museum-worthy rugs, porcelain, art and jewellery. Look out for the kitsch Chairman Mao paraphernalia too! With low taxes and very fierce competition between sellers, Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise. Trawl the dozens of glittering malls for genuine or knock-off designer pieces, before moving on to the outdoor markets specialising in cheap clothes, shoes and jewellery. It’s also a great place to buy a phone or laptop if you are in the market for a new one.