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About Sham Shui Po

Both locals and newcomers to Hong Kong are always familiar with Sham Shui Po, SSP, SSPo or sometimes 'the po', it's a slightly down market but very authentic part of the region that combines residential, commercial, small industrial and offices. People go to Sham Shui Po to buy things in the markets, from the specialist streets, to get great deals on food or simply to enjoy the atmosphere. Nowhere else in HK will you find a street dedicated to floor tiles right beside another one to costume decorations! From a second hand power drill to a ostrich feature, from Stinky Beancurd to authentic Dim Sum, everything is in Sham Shui Po!


Despite being a major part of the city we've noticed that it is rarely covered in travel guides to Hong Kong. That makes Sham Shui Po less appreciated than some other districts so we decided that it really needs to be explained better so people can make plans to visit and enjoy the area.  With great eclectic shopping choices, dining and very Hong Kong style nightlife there is something everybody in SSP.  This site is the definitive FastFacts guide to Sham Shui Po, giving everything you need to know to enjoy your visit to Sham Shui Po.

For more information please contact us, or just turn up and enjoy the experience


This is a WL Media FastFacts guide.



Populated for at least 2000 years according to archeological evidence the history of Sham Shui Po is long and deep but poorly documented. Having been a poor area for much of the 20th century little attention was given to it but now that has become developed and busy, though still not as prosperous as some other parts of Hong Kong, people have begun to seek it's history.

Originally a coastal settlement before reclamation brought it inland it was close to the important peninsular of Tak Kok Tsui with it's Cosmopolitan Dock, now since long gone of course. The last of the connection with the sea disappeared in the 1970s when the Nam Cheong Street nullah, or concrete stream, was covered over and today all that remains of it is the wide street which now runs past the open green park.

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