Sam the Expert gives you access to experiences with experts or trade masters to learn about specific topics that are culturally significant but are either dying off or hard to find. These topics are time-honored traditions that give Hong Kong its identity

Artistry of Mahjong Tiles

Even though playing mahjong is still an iconic and integral part of Hong Kong culture, hand-carved mahjong tiles are now a dying art because of the invention and rise of electronic mahjong tables with magnetic tiles. Meet one of the few remaining artisan mahjong tile carvers and carve a tile yourself!

 Duration: 2 hours
Time slots: Every day from 09:30-11:30
Capacity: Private groups up to 4 people
Location: Mahjong tile shop in Jordan
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

The Lion Spirit

Derived from martial arts, lion dancing is a Chinese tradition that has been used to bring good fortune and keep away evil spirits for more than 2,200 years. Now you have the rare opportunity to learn the difference between traditional and modern lion dancing from an association member and try it for yourself!

Duration: 90 minutes
Time slots: Every Tuesday from 20:00-21:30
Capacity: Private groups up to 6 people
Location: Association headquarters in Mong Kok
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Milk Tea Mastery

As one of Hong Kong’s Intangible Cultural Heritages, Hong Kong-style milk tea cannot be denied as a core part of this city’s identity. This hands-on experience will have an award-winning Hong Kong-style milk tea master teach you the art of crafting the perfect cup of milk tea.

 Duration: 3 hours
Time slots: Every Thursday from 15:00-18:00
Capacity: Private groups up to 6 people
Location: Milk tea studio in Kwai Fong
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Pursuit of Balance

Traditional Chinese medicine’s holistic approach to wellness teaches that the mind, body, and spirit should be perfectly balanced. Learn how to maintain the harmonious rhythm among them from a seasoned practitioner in this interactive experience.

Duration: 2 hours
Time slots: Every Thursday from 9:30-11:30am
Capacity: Private groups up to 4 people
Location: Clinic in Wan Chai
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Classic Chinese Instrument

For more than 2,500 years, this classic Chinese string instrument has captured the hearts of people around the world. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from an award-winning guzheng master and have the beautiful sounds of the guzheng pluck at your heart’s strings.

Duration: 90 minutes
Time slots: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays before 14:00
Capacity: Private groups up to 5 people
Location: Music center in Shatin
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Uncharted Village

Contrary to the fast-paced city life and skyscrapers that Hong Kong is famed for, there is a different side that is often unexplored: life in a village. Journey through this village with the Deputy Director of Welfare who will give you access to areas not open to the public.

Duration: 2 hours
Time slots: Every Friday from 15:00-17:00
Capacity: Private groups up to 4 people
Location: Yuen Long
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin