Create the neighbourhood guide to Sai Ying Pun

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iDISCOVER WORKS IN ASIA’S MOST HISTORIC CITIES TO CREATE HONEST AND AUTHENTIC NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES. WE WORK WITH LOCALS 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.

 

SYP - 8th NEIGHBOURHOOD 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. So we asked you, which neighbourhood to explore next. You told us to go west! To the streets of Sai Ying Pun, to be exact. Responding to popular request iDiscover will work hand in hand with local NGO Caritas to put 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 Sai Ying Pun 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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  • First Edition - IDiscover HK Guide Book

    HKD 100      Physical

    First edition of the iDiscover Hong Kong Guide Book for a special discounted price of just HK$100. The hardcover travel pack includes eight beautifully illustrated neighbourhood maps and comes with a free download of the iDiscover Hong Kong App in App or Google Play Store. Seven maps cover Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Aberdeen, Sham Shui Po, Sai Kung, Kowloon City and Kwun Tong. We’ll also throw in iDiscover Ding Ding, a special collaboration with HK tramways. iDiscover Ding Ding is a hop-on hop-off route along the iconic tramway line featuring 50 iconic and authentic places that bring you the best of Hong Kong.

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2017

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  • First Edition - IDiscover HK Guide Book + Hand Made Travel Pouch

    HKD 200      Physical

    First edition of the iDiscover Hong Kong Guide Book. The hardcover travel pack includes 8 beautifully illustrated neighbourhood maps and comes with a free download of the iDiscover Hong Kong App in App or Google Play Store. Even better, the guide book is packed in a handy travel pouch. Made by hand and with love in Hong Kong.

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2017

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  • Asia Guide Book - Incl 20 Maps + Exclusive Invitation To Launch Party

    HKD 500      Physical

    Limited edition of iDiscover Asia Guide Book for HK$500,- . The hardcover travel pack includes 20 beautifully illustrated maps of our favourite neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, Macau Jakarta, Bali and Yangon and comes with a free download of the iDiscover Apps in App or Google Play Store. We will send you an exclusive invitation for 2 pax to the iDiscover Sai Ying Pun launch party.

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2017

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  • IDiscover Neighbourhood Map Canvas Print + First Edition HK Guide Book

    HKD 1000      Physical

    High quality print (30x45 cm) of an illustrated neighbourhood map of your choice mounted on canvas ready to hang. We also throw in the first edition of the iDiscover Hong Kong Guide Book. This hardcover travel pack includes 8 beautifully illustrated neighbourhood maps and comes with a free download of the iDiscover Hong Kong App in App or Google Play Store.

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2017

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  • IDiscover SYP Tailored Tour For 10px + First Edition HK Guide Book

    HKD 3000      Service

    Invite 10 guests for a two-hour customised guided tour of Sai Ying Pun 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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  • Title Sponsor - IDiscover SYP Neighbourhood Guide

    HKD 8000      Physical

    Exclusive opportunity for local businesses who want to make a positive contribution to the authenticity of Sai Ying Pun. Strictly limited to three parties. What’s included? Not only will your company name and logo will be printed on the cover of the SYP map, your site will be listed on the map, in the app and on the website. Plus, you will get annual supply of 1,000 SYP maps to give away to customers free of charge and we’ll also throw in 10 First Edition HK Guide Book worth HK1500 for your friends.

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