The best sights and bites in Hong Kong: readers’ travel tips

This cinematic city offers iconic views, stunning rooftop bars and, a little further afield, pretty beaches and great hiking.

How to ace your Hong Kong flight stopover

The airport express train takes less than 25 minutes to the city centre, so with hours before your next flight there is time for a flying visit to cafes and sights – and maybe even some shopping.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Ghost villages and feral cows: island-hopping adventures in Hong Kong

The lesser-visited islands of Hong Kong’s archipelago offer an escape from the city, with everything from rock-hard climbs to ancient forts – and the occasional wild bovine

Mr Fu’s fabulous Hong Kong pudding shop

Venerable sweet shop Kwan Kee makes cakes and puddings from scratch every day, winning the Kowloon takeaway recognition from Michelin

Norman Foster’s Hong Kong HSBC headquarters tore up the rule book – a history of cities in 50 buildings

With the handover of Hong Kong to Beijing looming, HSBC’s board wanted a prominent symbol of their bank’s political power. Norman Foster delivered, taking the 1960s dream of a plug-in, prefab city and making it real.