Canton Singing House

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The oldest and most atmospheric of Temple St's singalong parlours, Canton resembles a film set with mirror balls and glowing shrines. Singers take to the stage one after another to belt out the oldies; some customers applaud between glugs of beer, others are too busy with card games. Every character in here looks like they have a story to tell.

Each session features 20 singers, all with fan following. Patrons tip a minimum of HK$20 if they like a song. Even if you don't, it's nice to tip every now and then for the experience – just slip your money into the box on stage. For HK$100, you can sing a number yourself. They have a few western classics, and you can bet the keyboard player will know them.