It is summer in Hong Kong now till September, which also means it is time to check out the summer offerings for “shop, eat and play”. Check out the summer sales, attractions like the Hong Kong Light Show, and explore Hong Kong’s hipster neighbourhoods, where you can get off the beaten path, uncover hidden gems and experience the city like a local. Enjoy the Hong Kong summer fun now!
A spectacular multimedia light show on the iconic buildings of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower that features diverse lighting effects, 3D projection mapping, music and sound effects to bring even more dazzle to spectacular Victoria Harbour. Check out the brand new content which presents Hong Kong as a cosmopolitan city with vibrancy.
Date: Now to 2 September 2017 | Time: 8:20pm, 8:40pm, 9pm, 9:20pm & 9:40pm (about 8 minutes per session) | Venue: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Keeping up the tremendous momentum of the Iron Man Experience launch, more Super Hero action has been introduced as part of Marvel Super Hero Summer from now till 3 September 2017! Joining Iron Man are beloved Marvel Super Heroes like Captain America and Spider-Man! A brand-new walk-through experience in the Pavilion will completely immerse guests in the Marvel Universe as they go through a one-of-a-kind Avengers Agent mission alongside a variety of Super Heroes — in a story set uniquely in Hong Kong. Check out the specially introduced summer collection of themed F&B items and Marvel-themed merchandise, including Super Hero costumes, toys and personalised products.
The Augmented Reality (AR) supplemented interactive exhibition “LONG TIME NO SEE: A Virtual Encounter with Neighbourly Nostalgia” is about PMQ itself. The exhibition showcases the time when it served as the living quarters for Hong Kong’s police. It is opened now till 30 September 2017.
This easily accessible large-scale outlet mall is home to over 20 internationally renowned brands, including PRADA, Versace, Kenzo, and Furla, with some shops offering attractive discounts. Get exclusive discounts and coupons of up to HK$150 and gift vouchers of up to HK$500 by using their UnionPay debit or credit card anytime now till 15 October 2017.
Date: from now till 15 October 2017 | Address: 100 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories | Opening hours: 10am to 8pm | How to get there: MTR Kwai Hing Station Exit E, walk for about seven minutes
E-Max Wearhouse is East Kowloon’s first premium city fashion outlet. It features a starry line-up of international brands and is the ultimate value retail mecca for bargains for designer labels, trendy apparel, perfume products and just about everything else under the sun.
Shoppers can visit E-Max Wearhouse’s Customer Service Center to avail of coupons whereby they can enjoy an HK$30 discount for every purchase worth HK$500 and HK$100 for every purchase worth HK$1,500.
Address: Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon | Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Selective stores: 10am to 9pm) | How to get there: MTR Kowloon Bay Station Exit A, and take free shuttle bus outside Hang Seng Tower
6.Sai Wan – An old neighbourhood in transformation
Located in the western part of Hong Kong Island, Sai Wan is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. Since the opening of MTR West Island Line which connects the area, it has transformed into an up-and-coming hipster hangout. Yet alongside all the craft beer taprooms and chic bistros, reminders of old Hong Kong are alive and well.
Foodie Hangout at Davis Street
At this shop-lined 230-metre stretch, you can find bars and restaurants as well as Hong Kong-style eateries and cafés. This happening street is perfect for foodies, day and night.
Address: Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Sai Wan, Hong Kong Island | How to get there: MTR Kennedy Town Station Exit C, walk for about two minutes
Picturesque Sai Wan Swimming Shed
In the 1960s and 70s, locals who came to swim in the harbour used this facility for changing clothes and storing belongings. Nowadays, it has become a popular spot for shutterbugs and photographers alike. Many come to capture the long wooden bridge, panoramic sea views and stunning twilight.
Address: Near Island West Transfer Station, Victoria Road, Sai Wan, Hong Kong Island | How to get there: MTR Kennedy Town Station Exit B, walk for about 15 minutes
7.Wan Chai – An old neighbourhood with new charm
Wan Chai is characterised by the juxtaposition of old and new. Stroll along both sides of the tramway to discover historical East-meets-West architecture, old market-turned-speciality stores, and a bar that was formerly a 19th-century pawn shop. This fusion of tradition and modern has given this old neighbourhood its new charm.
Lee Tung Avenue
The former ‘Wedding Card Street’ has been transformed into a European-style street. The red Chinese lanterns are a nod to the street’s history as a centre for the wedding invitation card business (red being an auspicious colour associated with festive occasions). It is now home to fusion restaurants, open-air cafés and specialty shops.
Address: Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island | Website:www.leetungavenue.com.hk | How to get there: MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A3, walk for about three minutes
This stylish neighbourhood comprising Sun Street, Moon Street and Star Street is a perfect hangout for hip foodies. It is home to various lifestyle stores, art galleries, cafés, bars, eateries and tea restaurants.
How to get there: MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A3, walk for about 12 minutes
So what are you waiting for? Round your family and friends and gear up for an exhilarating trip to Hong Kong!