Hong Kong is one of the most unique cities in the world, uniquely blending East and West. Founded by the British in the 19th century on a remote rock, it is now claiming to be "Asia's World City". Even after Britain returned the territory to China in 1997, this port city has still retained a lot of its British influences and is truly an international city. Hong Kong translated means ‘Fragrant Harbor,’ and it is no surprise with the smell of crispy duck, dim sum, street food, and other mouth watering food available.
There's not many specific sights in Hong Kong, but the scenery with step, lush peaks and mountains overlooking the Victoria Harbor with high rises on each side forming the world's most densely populated area are a must for everyone to see and enjoy. Hong Kongers love to hike on weekends and take junk trips in the summer, some of them officially organized for gays, such as the Flotilla.
Although Hong Kong continues to be mildly conservative, the people have been long time supporters of everyone having their own personal freedoms. This has been seen throughout Asia for a long time, making Hong Kong a long time gay hot spot. Annual events include an ever larger Gay Pride, the Pink Dot, and the Pink Season, which is a massive LGBT event series, are making the LGBT community more visible every year.
The gay scene is centered around three locations: Central/Sheung Wan, mostly catering to a westernized crowd; Causeway Bay, mostly catering to younger guys and some saunas/massage places; and Kowloon, with some of the oldest, somewhat more "sticky" bars (where Asians meet Asians) plus another set of massage places and saunas.
In Central, an evening often starts with some drinks on the little yard where the T:me bar is located. It is difficult to find (you have to go through one of the narrow alleys off Hollywood Rd into the center of the block), but it's really fun to chat with locals and make friends -- even on weekdays, albeit somewhat quieter. On Wednesdays the crowd moves to Linq which has a popular free Vodka night between 10 pm and midnight, drawing a big crowd inside and outside the bar, including straight guys who can't resist the temptation. After 11pm the crowd moves to Jervois street with the Zoo (mostly Asian only) and Volume Beat (mixed Western/Asian) bars, where people often grab their drink and are standing in the street, often blocking the entire traffic and until late at night. Hong Kong's only gay night club, the Propaganda (called "PP") hasn't seen much updates in the last years and is declining in popularity.
For relaxation there is a lot of massage places and saunas, which frequently change owners and locations, so check their sites or call them before making your way there. Popular massage places include the Dragonese Spa and Eden Spa.
We recommend to take a hotel close to the bars. If you plan to go out in Central, the Mercer hotel and the Butterfly on Wellington are conveniently located right next to the bars, but don't break the bank like the big business hotels nearby.