Hello, I'm Jamie. 46 years living in Hong Kong | Your expert, professional, Private Tour Guide since 2011

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, for your unique Jewish Heritage Tour of Hong Kong.

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Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment District | Virtually all the buildings are owned by Allan Zeman a Jewish Businessman here.


Tour Fee US$ 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
3 Hours Day (mini - tour) $320 $400 $460 $520 $580 $640
4 Hours Day (half day tour) $400 $480 $540 $600 $660 $720
5 Hours Day $460 $540 $600 $660 $720 $780
6 Hours Day $520 $600 $660 $720 $780 $840
7 Hours Day $580 $660 $720 $780 $840 $900
8 Hours Day (full day tour) $640 $720 $780 $840 $900 $960
3 Hours Night (mini - tour) $320 $400 $460 $520 $580 $640
4 Hours Night $400 $480 $540 $600 $660 $720
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Most popular Tour | the 6 hour Jewish Heritage Tour of Hong Kong.


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Over the years I have had a great many Jewish guests who have visited Hong Kong and have not realised the cultural impact that Jewish people have had in Hong Kong in a very positive manner since the early 1840's. The Jewish population in Hong Kong is quite small and always has been, today it numbers 4,000 - 5,000 people only. A lot of Hong Kongers are strangely unaware that we have a small Jewish population but the signs are there if you know where to look.

The most famous Jewish family in Hong Kong is the Kadoorie family, the Chairman of the Holding Company that owns many other companies is Sir Michael Kadoorie (that's him in the pewter grey 1936 Rolls Royce Phantom 111 below) is worth roughly US$8.2 Billion!

My premium private Jewish Heritage Tours can be 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 hour tours.| If you wish to visit the fabulous Ohel Leah Synagogue please let me know in advance.

Generally most of my Jewish Guests are quite happy for elements of Jewish culture to be woven into my normal tours rather than a specific (for example) 8 hour intense tour!


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On my tours I cover most if not all of 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.

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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 my 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 Victoria 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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What a magnificent watch depicting Hong Kong by Graff Jewellers, a very famous Jewish Company with 3 stores in Hong Kong



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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