MEET THE HELLO HONG KONG TEAM
All of our tours are delivered by our own in-house Service Leaders. We have a meticulous in-house training and development programme. We monitor the quality of our tours and our Service Leaders. We reward excellence. We do not contract or work with any freelance tour guides. We are all absolutely lovely!
Hello I am Laura and I am the founder of Hello Hong Kong.
I first came to Hong Kong on a two week holiday with my parents after I had finished a project working in Japan. I loved Hong Kong so much that years later when I was offered a relocation with work I jumped at the chance and packed up my life in England and moved within 6 weeks!
What I now realise, having lived in Hong Kong for 5+ years, is that during those 2 weeks I spent here on holiday, I didn’t see anything! Of course I took the Peak Tram up to the top of Victoria Peak, I went to the markets, ate in numerous Chinese restaurants, went to the Big Buddha on the cable cars and I even took a ferry out to one of the outlaying islands. I ticked off most of the ‘attractions’ in the guide book, but I didn’t understand Hong Kong. I saw it as a tourist. I saw the ‘tourist attractions’. I ate ‘Chinese food’ but I didn’t get to sample the huge variety of local foods on offer because I only ate in restaurants with English menus and even those I found mind-boggling. I never ventured into one of those back street restaurants that has been run by the same family for 60 years. Even if I had seen one I certainly wouldn’t have been brave enough to dive in!
Now I have been living in Hong Kong as a resident and I do eat in those hidden away restaurants, I know where there are concealed parks tucked away behind soaring buildings providing a welcome get away from the noise and crowds of the streets. Now I keep clear of the main roads and only travel by back streets, waving at the small business owners as I pass.
I decided to leave the company that I relocated to Hong Kong with to do something that I am passionate about. I love living in Hong Kong and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my time then by showing it, and all of its nuances, to the thousands of people that are lucky enough to be able to visit it every year.
I have researched and created a number of unique tours, each designed with the intention to show you Hong Kong and its culture, customs and history in an interesting and fun way. So, let us introduce you to Hong Kong, let us introduce you to the REAL Hong Kong, a city where East truly does meet West like in no other. Let us introduce you to Hong Kong, a place we call home.
Hi, I’m Nathan. I am originally from Portland, Oregon. I am a resident of Hong Kong and I live in the Kennedy Town district of Hong Kong Island. Outside of tour guiding I own a children’s theatre company with my fellow tour guide, Ben. I act and work with children all over Hong Kong. I love getting out into nature and hiking around Hong Kong. I love showing people around Hong Kong, watching them fall in love with the city as I did.
My name is Niya and I am from India. As well as tour guiding I also work as a flight attendant. On my free time I eat, walk or travel. I love Hong Kong because it is a melting pot of cultures, where west meets east. It offers access to a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, and food from around the world, all of which I very much enjoy and hope to be able to show you when you visit us in Hong Kong!
Hi, I am Stephanie. I was born and raised in France and graduated from university in Kyoto, Japan which is where I fell in love with Asia. I have been in Hong Kong since 2007, working as a tour guide and in the automotive market. I am in love with Hong Kong and fascinated by its contrasts, culture and landscapes. I spend a lot of my time on HK’s hiking trails where I am always rewarded with breathtaking views.
Hello, I am Ben. I moved to Hong Kong from California by way of London. I love the culture, history, and food of Hong Kong. In my spare time I do childrens theatre, voice over acting and play Ultimate Frisbee. Like Nathan I also reside in Kennedy Town, with my pet dog Echo. I deliver our food tours, Lantau tours and customised tours. I can’t wait to show you around this wonderful city.
Hi I am Nicole. I am from Australia and I moved to Hong Kong with my partner who is a pilot for Cathay. As soon as I arrived in Hong Kong I fell in love with the city and immersed myself into day to day local life. I am huge foodie and I have loved exploring local food, from the hole-in-the-wall restaurants through to fine dining. Come on a foodie tour with me and I will show you all of my favourite spots! In addition to tour guiding I also work with children as a teacher and nanny.
Hi, I’m Matt and I am from Manchester in the UK. I have lived and worked in Hong Kong for the past five years as a tour guide, a teacher and a photographer. I studied history at university and am an avid reader of all books on Hong Kong and it’s history. It is a truly fascinating city with much more to it than initially meets the eye. Join me on a tour and I will share some of Hong Kong’s hidden and long forgotten secrets with you.