Your private tour with a genuine Hong Konger starts here! Hong Kong from the British Colony to Asia's World City.
I offer fun and immersive tours and will give you a unique insight into life in Hong Kong based on my personal experiences as a soldier, sportsman, father and businessman including 30 years in HK (I'm 49 years old) having come to HK with the British Army and never leaving. I worked with Wembley International when we managed HK Stadium and oversaw the Rugby Sevens and Manchester United. I am the Chairman of HKs biggest amateur football (soccer) league and sit on the board of a 3-hectare sports facility in the middle of Kowloon. I have two teenage Eurasian daughters (aged 17 and 15) who are currently in High School in HK (studying UK Curriculum "A" Levels, I've served on the PTA for the last 4 years). I owned an Indian Restaurant (with several others) and worked as a Senior Manager with G4S (Gurkha Division), with a British Company (SBFI) that designed, manufactured and installed their product in more than 60% of investment banks in HK and the Asia Pacific, over a six-year period, and worked for over a decade with a logistics company in a finance role (for all of these jobs, I never had a formal interview. . . ) and am happy to share all of these experiences with you.
We'll cover history from before the opium wars to present day and everything in between, colonial rule, WWII, housing, economy, raising a family in HK, running a business, tax, "politics", sport, horse racing, religion, HKID card system/Immigration, education, private clubs (a current hot topic) role of the British Army and much, much more. For food, we can have dim sum, noodles, roasted meats, seafood, have milk tea and French toast at a cha chaan teng, eat from Dai Pai Dongs and even try snake soup.
I can cook Cantonese (and many other styles) food in my home, take guests for lunch or dinner overlooking the pitch at Kowloon Cricket Club and go for a curry in Chung King Mansions.
Some guests just want a ham and cheese sandwich or yearn for a McDonalds and I'm happy to go along and eat together, whatever the taste or mood.
A Recent Review of this guide
Michael is very well organized and knowledgeable. He made excellent use of my limited time by outsmarting the crowds and staying one jump ahead of the other tourists. I highly recommend his services whether your time is limited or not.
I have a few years of experience as a tour guide and a deep knowledge of Hong Kong having lived here for 30 years.
I own a Limited Company Registered with Inland Revenue Department of The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
I am a driver but do not provide transportation in my own vehicle. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.