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Business hours for most shopping malls and boutiques are from 11 am until 8 or 9 pm, though hours may be extended during weekends and festive seasons. Small, family-owned businesses might close for big public holidays—especially Chinese New Year—but major operations and chain stores usually stay open year-round.
Hong Kong will keep you well-fed through the day and deep into the night. Breakfast can start as early as 8 am with options such as Cantonese dim sum or scrambled eggs on toast with a glass of milk tea. In between lunch and dinner, most cha chaan tengs (Hong Kong–style cafés) offer an afternoon tea menu, which is basically the regular menu at a discounted price. Typical closing time for restaurants is 10:30 or 11 pm, but you'll find plenty of late-night dining establishments, including street snack stalls that sell fish balls on a stick until well past midnight.
After dinner, take advantage of Hong Kong's buzzing nightlife scene. Bars and clubs stay open until the wee hours of the morning. Or you can rent out a private room and sing the whole night away at one of the many karaoke lounges in town.
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