Hello, I'm Jamie. 46 years living in Hong Kong | Tours by Locals in Hong Kong

Award Winning Private Tours in amazing Hong Kong | Former British Colony from 1841 - 1997


A lot of people have forgotten that Hong Kong was a British Colony for 156 years from 1841 to 1997 and as such a lot of foreigners have made Hong Kong their home over the years and they are just as much a part of Hong Kong culture and just as local as any local born Chinese person, I have lived here under British rule for 25 years and I have lived here under Chinese rule for 21 years so I do have a pretty fair insight into Hong Kong culture and not forgetting that an awful lot of my wife's family are local Hong Kong Chinese and my wife's first language is Cantonese.

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Book today with Jamie, your host, for your unique Business Travellers Tour of Hong Kong

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A Premium Private Walking Tour of Hong Kong is the perfect time out after a busy day of business meetings


Tour Fee US$ 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
3 Hours Day $360 $420 $480 $540 $600 $660
4 Hours Day (half day tour) $420 $480 $540 $600 $660 $720
5 Hours Day $480 $540 $600 $660 $720 $780
6 Hours Day $540 $600 $660 $720 $780 $840
7 Hours Day $600 $660 $720 $780 $840 $900
8 Hours Day (full day tour) $660 $720 $780 $840 $900 $960
3 Hours Night $340 $400 $460 $520 $580 $640
4 Hours Night $400 $460 $520 $580 $640 $700

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Over the years I have had a great many guests who have visited Hong Kong in a business capacity and yet have not seen Hong Kong in a personal / tourist capacity, spending all their time attending business meetings / business lunches / business dinners and perhaps finishing up for a business drink in the Hotel bar!! No rest for the wicked.............

My premium private tours are the perfect tonic for a busy work schedule.....I am very flexible and can schedule a tour around your busy schedule, it may well be that a day / night or 3 hour or 4 hour night tour would be appropriate, we can certainly work something out.

In addition I work 7 days a week and public holidays and I can even do a 3 hour day tour if your schedule allows - so if you have free time and you want to save time then book a premium private tour with Jamie and pick my brain a little as well, I have been in business a long time in Hong Kong.

Although I have retired from the consulting business, I keep my knowledge base pretty current so all of my clients are able to avail themselves of my insights as they please - feel free to ask me any question you like, some examples are listed below.

  1. The demographics and cultural mix of the Hong Kong population - the answer may surprise you
  2. The differences between Western and Eastern cultures particularly as they impacted key business strategies involving marketing, planning and hiring
  3. The friendly environment for business start ups and the competitive advantages of the HK business environment
  4. The evolving local and regional political backdrop. ie China - ask me about the Greater Bay Area initiative - or download this PDF File
  5. The nature of Hong Kong’s big business small government approach and the HK economic miracle

On my tours I cover the following topics (not in any order) and neither do I work to a prepared script, you can ask me anything at all, I love a GREAT conversation, what better way to learn about this fabulous city, Hong Kong

  • Current affairs
  • Raising a family in Hong Kong (I am married with 3 boys)
  • A brief history of Hong Kong (1841 - 2018)
  • The Opium Wars and I will be brief
  • WW2 & The Japanese Occupation
  • Languages and why English and Cantonese are still vitally important in Hong Kong
  • Lucky numbers / gambling / superstitions and how they affect society and how they impact on business
  • Education and why we have two school systems and why does the Government seemingly embrace academic mediocrity? whilst ignoring vocational training programmes for those who do not go to University
  • Politics (and I will be very brief!) and why talk of independence can ruin your life
  • Religion and trust me it is not at all what you would expect, it is such a fascinating subject here
  • The current housing crisis and the crazy property bubble and why Hong Kong Government policies (or lack of them) just make it worse.
  • Architecture and our amazing skylines and they really are quite stunning
  • Wealth & poverty - currently the biggest gap in the world and yet we have a very stable society (for the most part)
  • Homeless people and why our homeless figure is so, so low
  • Day to day life in the most vibrant, exciting city in the world....
  • The REAL reason you will never see a foreigner in 99.5% of "local" Chinese Restaurants... and it might just surprise you!
  • Finally - I do not mince words, I tell you what it is really like in Hong Kong and why you should not believe everything you read in the press!

I naturally have some limitations and I like to be upfront about them.... I absolutely do not look like George Clooney but have been called “fat George Clooney” by the wife, I am terrible at speaking Cantonese and no, I do not have a posh English accent, I amble rather than walking like a kitted out 25 year old trail runner in spandex, I am not a foodie in any shape or form but having eaten in well over a thousand Chinese restaurants means I have an opinion, I cannot deconstruct for you the fine details of a perfect Wonton soup (and why would you do that anyway!), I am not a tree and plant expert but I can recognise a car from it’s profile or engine noise half a mile away and no, I cannot get you into the China Club, primarily because I am not a member, I am not an award winning journalist or professional (whatever that means) and I do not have a Board of Advisors but my best friends are the best private tour guides in Hong Kong and I am absolutely not in any shape or form an old stuffed shirt.

J3 Private Tours Hong Kong | Business Travellers Tour

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Me, Jamie | take a tour with a friend who brings Hong Kong alive one story at a time | Cultural Tourism at it's best....

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I do take last minute bookings for day | night Private Tours of Hong Kong

The essential Hong Kong custom walk along Lugard Road to my spot at Victoria Peak

The truly amazing view from my spot at the Peak, Hong Kong - it is true that there are quite a few private guides in Hong Kong who refuse to take their guests to the Peak on the basis that it is touristy and they will tell you to do it on your own!... the Peak Tram Terminus / The Peak Tower fit that description "touristy" but my place is a gentle walk away from the crowds and you need a great private guide to explain what you are seeing, you simply cannot ignore the tremendous influence the Peak has had historically on Hong Kong and how it will continue to influence Hong Kong now and into the future.

The view you see from my spot is a 180 degree view, the view from the Peak Tower is a fraction of what you see in this image, it should be the number one priority of all visitors to see Hong Kong from this spot, it is simply mesmerising and I am lucky enough to be up there most days.

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When those meetings drag on into the night | book a Premium Private Tour for the next day



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J3 Private Tours Hong Kong | Certificate of Excellence | 7 years in a row 2012 - 2018

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Photographs | Photography

Photographs | Images appearing on this website and on my Flickr Site should be used solely as an indication of attractions. Actual attractions may vary according to the itinerary as well as the tour we do.

I reserve the right to photograph any event and participants, as well as use any images taken for promotion and/or commercial purposes without further recourse or compensation.

I do like to take photographs and will keep this to a minimum and I am always happy to take quality images of you and send them to you.

 
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I am a bit of a photographer with specialist local knowledge of Hong Kong