Hong Kong is a fascinating city and one which is very enjoyable to stay in for a few days. If you are fit, you can see quite a bit by walking around but you will need transport at some point to see all the different zones. Public transport is very good, I used trams, boats and the subway, all of which were very easy to navigate. A trip to The Peak is essential, even if just to look down on the city. The ride up and down on the funicular is great fun too – I got there really early and avoided the crowds but that was only because I was jet-lagged. Yes the crowds – be prepared for hordes and throngs everywhere! Especially in Tsim Sha Sui and Central. Restaurants and shopping areas were packed all the time. I ended up retreating to the lovely parks and gardens to get away in the end, plus a day trip out to Lamma Island and walk across it was very pleasant too.
As a lone tourist Hong Kong felt safe, clean and modern. In the museums small armies of workers went around wiping doors handles and offering hand-sanitizer – the spectre of SARS is still strong there. Also of note in the parks were the elderly people everywhere doing Tai Chi, it gave the place a distinctive Chinese feel, as opposed to being just any old big city. I went mid-January and the weather was good – not cold or hot or humid – just right!