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Kennedy Town Neighbourhood Guide

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iDISCOVER WORKS IN ASIA’S MOST HISTORIC CITIES TO CREATE HONEST AND AUTHENTIC NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES. WE WORK WITH LOCALS TO CAPTURE THE HOOD’S HEART AND SOUL FOR A TRULY LOCAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.
 

WHY? 

Cities across Asia are starting to look more and more the same. Older neighbourhoods are demolished to make place for skyscrapers and shopping malls, often with very little architectural or cultural reference to what once was... with these buildings disappear the people, stories, collective memory and the identity of a place...

The irony is that meanwhile there is an increasing demand for authenticity.  People want to live, shop, drink and eat in places that are comfortable, that they can relate to. Travelers want to feel like a local and capture that moment into a perfect instagram picture, unique and different from everyone else…

This is why we've made iDiscover neighbourhood guides! We show visitors what is out there and make locals feel proud of their city. We share their favourite places and their stories in a savvy app and a handy map.

 

KENNEDY TOWN - 10th NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE IN HONG KONG

We’ve been all over Hong Kong. The iDiscover team has unravelled the secrets of Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Aberdeen, Sham Shui Po, Sai Kung, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, Lei Yue Mun. In response to popular demand (and thanks to an awesome crowdfunding campaign), we've added Sai Ying Pun. Now we go even further west to K Town! iDiscover will work hand in hand with local NGO Caritas to put the hidden gem od this historic hood on the map.

 

WHAT'S IN THE GUIDE?

Each guide features a handcrafted neighbourhood walking route with 20-30 places in five categories: iSee, iShop, iDrink, iEat, iSurprise. The guide is packed with all the logistical info you need plus photos, colourful anecdotes and insider tips.

 

WHAT SETS IT APART FROM OTHER TRAVEL GUIDES?

We like the old and the new. We like the creative entrepreneurs and independent shops that inject new life into old neighbourhoods, but we also want to drive traffic to the shops that have been there for generations, so they can survive for yet another generation…

 

It's difficult not to fall in love with the hand drawn iDiscover maps. Each map is more like a poetic ode to an old neighbourhood. Illustrated by local designers, the maps have a personal touch that provides insight into the spirit of the city.

 

The iDiscover maps are artistic creations more than navigational tools, but they come with a free offline GPS based app that makes sure you can actually find the places and know what to order!

 

We work with local communities – universities, NGO’s, street associations and creative collectives - in Hong Kong and some other pretty exciting cities in Asia. It is their favourite places and stories that we put on the map. In Kennedy Town we work with local NGO Caritas. 

 

With the App & Map you can truly travel like a local. You will meet the old shopkeepers, creative entrepreneurs and colourful characters that make the neighbourhoods so unique.  The app is packed with insider secrets and tips on how to spend your money locally and support traditional businesses.
 

WHY SHOULD I BUY THIS GUIDE?

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MEET THE TEAM 

About iDiscover

iDisover is a social enterprise based in Hong Kong. We work with locals in Asian cities to create honest and authentic neighbourhood guides. Ester, Tiffany and Stephanie share a passion for travel and a mission to keep heritage alive in Asian cities.

About Caritas

A place's history, culture, and the residents' capacities are assets to the community, but these assets are usually invisible to the people until they do purposeful mapping. When people discover what they have, they find power, and they regain mastery to their lives in this rapidly urbanized metropolitan.

With this faith, the Caritas Mok Cheung Sui Kun Community Centre has been implementing Asset-based Community Development strategies to strengthen the community identity of Sai Ying Pun people. This lovely neighbourhood is the historical and cultural hub of the region, preserving its own beauty throughout the past century. This project will engage with the local residents to look closer, from their perspectives, to the gems they have, and create a treasure map for people who love to learn more about this place.


WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?

iDiscover is a strictly non-profit initiative. We use the raised funds to facilitate the curative process, edit quality content and finally to design and print the first batch of maps. We always work with local designers, facilitators and writers. 

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honest & authentic neighbourhood guides created by locals

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  • IDiscover Kennedy Town Tailored Tour For 10px

    HKD 4000      Service

    Invite 10 guests for a two-hour customised guided tour of Kennedy Town by the iDiscover/Caritas team. As a souvenir each participant receives the first edition of the iDiscover Hong Kong Guide Book for future exploration.

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  • IDiscover Neighbourhood Map Canvas Print + Second Edition HK Guide

    HKD 1000      Physical

    High quality print (60x80cm) of an illustrated neighbourhood map of your choice mounted on canvas ready to hang. We also throw in the second edition of the iDiscover Hong Kong Guide Book. This hardcover travel pack includes 10 beautifully illustrated neighbourhood maps and comes with a free download of the iDiscover Hong Kong App in App or Google Play Store.

    Estimated Delivery:
    November 30, 2018

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  • IDiscover Neighbourhood Guide Series

    HKD 300      Physical

    A collection of 3 iDiscover Neighbourhood Guide Series for HK$300,- . The 3 hardcover travel packs include 10 maps in Hong Kong, 6 maps in Yangon, and 6 maps in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogya and Surabaya. All guides come with a free download of the iDiscover App in App or Google Play Store.

    Estimated Delivery:
    November 30, 2018

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  • Second Edition - IDiscover HK Guide

    HKD 100      Physical

    Second edition of the iDiscover Hong Kong Guide Book for a special discounted price of just HK$100,- . The hardcover travel pack includes ten beautifully illustrated neighbourhood maps and comes with a free download of the iDiscover Hong Kong App in App or Google Play Store. Ten maps cover Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Wan Chai, Aberdeen, Sham Shui Po, Sai Kung, Kowloon City, Lei Yue Mun, Kwun Tong, and Kennedy Town!

    Estimated Delivery:
    November 30, 2018

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