1. Get your bloom on
Each year, around 15 festive, open-air flower markets temporarily sprout up across the city. Visiting is an annual tradition for many Hong Kong families, who have dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year then head out to buy blooms. The crowds are often big; vendors sell into the small hours. This year it's a scaled-back affair, with sectioned off areas and safety precautions. Our pick: Victoria Park - usually the largest venue - or Mong Kok's smaller street market.
More than decoration, the flowers have symbolic meaning too. Stuck at home? Fill a vase with bamboo for luck, cherry blossom for new beginnings, love-inducing peonies, orchids for purity, and pussy willows to help with growth. Oh and narcissus too; they're said to bring good fortune. Call the florist, it's time to stock up.