The legendary Sam's the Tailor - a Hong Kong Institution

Why would you drink Pocari Sweat ?, the famous Mid Levels Escalator on Hong Kong Island and the Mormons in Hong Kong.

I frequently get asked for a recommendation for a tailor to make suits and shirts + ladies garments and always, I point my clients to Sam's the Tailor in TST, Kowloon. Above, the famous wall in their shop showing some of their famous clients but do not be put off, they treat everybody the same and their service is legendary. Go here for my Sam's the Tailor images

Roshan (Son of Sam!) is amazing, his knowledge of tailoring is outstanding..... and he treats you like royalty.

Manu (aka Sam) is in the background in the red, blue and white shirt, he probably knows more about buttons and cuffs than any man alive, they really are masters of their craft.

... and for the record I absolutely do NOT and will NOT take a commission from any type of establishment. You read correctly. Any special mention of a retail outlet such as Sam's the Tailor is not for my commercial gain and my comments are my own based on shopping in Hong Kong for over 39 years. I recommend them because I have received excellent service, the product I want and a good price, and I believe they rate a special mention - you can make up your mind if you choose to visit them whilst in Hong Kong.

Go here for the official Sam's the Tailor website

Japanese Gatorade, vile and disgusting. Pocari Sweat is often mistaken for water - drink at your peril.

A Central street scene taken from the famous Mid Levels Escalator on Hong Kong Island - shown is the street market around Graham Street. Go here for all my images of the Mid Level Escalator.

The Mormons, prowling the streets of Wanchai on Hong Kong Island.

Old timers will remember this building which is opposite The Kowloon Shangri - La Hotel in Mody Road in TST East, it used to be the headquarters for our Immigration Department.


I do private walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 39 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.

Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....

I am available at very short notice, I get many last minute bookings and may well be available even if you arrive in Hong Kong without making plans! so please check my calendar, if it says I am free then I am available to do a tour!! Simply send me a message for a prompt reply

...oh, and if you book a tour then you are booking a tour with me, I do not employ other guides, so explore this great city with one of the best tour guides in Hong Kong.

All images taken with a Sony RX 1r camera - it produces amazing images!

See all my quality images of Hong Kong at my Flickr site
Jamie's private walking tours - no ordinary experience



 If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings



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Posted on October 28, 2014 .