Cultural Events in Hong Kong

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Cultural Events in Hong Kong

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  • David B
    England, AR6 contributions
    It was truly a unique experience to celebrate New Year in Hongkong onced in our lifetime. The fireworks was amazing. So beautiful! It is probably not so exotic anymore for the locals but for tourists like us, we enjoyed it a lot. We were advised by the Filipino staff at the restaurant in Al Dente where we had dinner that we don't need to go down to the harbour. It was enough to be where we are and we could see part of the fireworks. They said it would be difficult to get out of the crowd therefore best to watch it from the building where Al Dente was located. I think they were right. We got beautiful pictures and film out of the fireworks. Though my pictures included cranes, it was still beautiful. They are building something beside the HK Convention Centre. Hopefully next year, they will be done with the construction so tourists going to HK will have even better views.
    Written 29 January 2021
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  • Globetrave
    86 contributions
    This has been my second visit to watch the Cheung Chau Bun festival. The ferry service (pier 5 from Central) took an hour (normal service). Ferry fare per person was HKD 20.20 which was doubled the usual price due to the festive occasion.

    I wanted to catch the "deity parade" which was taking place between 2pm to 4pm. I arrived on the island at 11am and the place was already very crowded. Took a while to reach the Pak Tai temple and saw the three 60 ft tall bun towers.

    Bought the sesame filling "ping on" buns which was sold at HKD 9 each. There were chairs placed outside the shops or residents home for people to sit and watch the "deity" parade. The chairs were going for rental rates between HKD50 to 100. If one doesn't wish to pay for seats, then do arrive early to reserve a good standing spot.

    The "deity" parade was fun to watch as the children were nicely dressed. However, do be prepared for the heat, crowd and loud drum sounds. Also, the climbing competition for the bun towers takes place around mid nite. The results will be covered on TV news the next day if one doesn't wish to stay so late into the night to watch. About 80%of the shops serve vegetarian meals during this period.
    Written 13 May 2019
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  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada3,870 contributions
    It was definitely worth a visit to this fair. There were many other things beside flowers for sale. There were many food stalls and other stalls selling toys, New Year-related items, and souvenirs.

    Expect to do a lot of walking. The fair covers a large section of Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island. Nearest MTR station is Tin Hau. There is no admission charge to the fair. The flowers are discounted on the last day of the fair.
    Written 13 April 2019
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  • ReneeT
    2 contributions
    Visited Ocean Park on 24th Oct 2019 Thursday, it was not that crowded given the current situation in Hong Kong.
    Most of the attractions no need to queue long except the night time Halloween attraction.
    However we did not participate the Halloween Fest as we are with 2 small young kids with us, never play those thrill rides also. But my kids love the Halloween Trick or Treat because they got lots of candy, haha...

    If compare Disneyland to Ocean Park, I would recommend Disneyland, more fun for us.
    That's my two cents!
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Denny E
    Gilbert, AZ49 contributions
    There is a new paperback book out, called "Living and Working in Hong Kong: One Couple's Adventure. For many years now I have been doing reviews for Trip Adviser. Now there is a book that tells stories of One Couple's Adventure while Living and Working In Hong Kong. It is available on Amazon.com and has many colorful pictures from all over Hong Kong and parts of Asia.
    Written 20 August 2018
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China146,662 contributions
    A relatively recent minor attraction just west of the Golden Bauhinia Square is the Ani-Com Park@Harbour"FUN". Here visitors will find 36 ani-com characters spaced out around the promenade area between the HKCEC building and Victoria Harbour. These are fun, interesting to view and to photograph. They are also a fair child-friendly attraction for those looking for things to do with little ones.

    In short, this is basically HK Island's answer to the fun Comic Ave. of Stars found at the east entrance of Kowloon Park on the peninsula. The character installations are still relatively new and in good shape, not sun bleached at all. There is artist and character information provided next to each installation. At the east end, there is a map showing the location and names of the 36 ani-com characters as well.
    Written 6 May 2020
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  • Yogibeau
    Jakarta, Indonesia115 contributions
    Visit this temple as one of my friend recommend it even for just sightseeing.
    Nice temple, the architecture so magnificent, the statue of each chinese zodiac also beautiful..
    Written 15 March 2019
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  • luvuNYC
    Hong Kong, China6 contributions
    Woooo...
    this year 2016 HK Disneyland had been taken over from villains like Tokyo Disneyland!

    The atmosphere and their decoration is especially for holly halloween from middle of Sep.
    They have "villains night out" you would meet the infamous Disney villains are celebrating Halloween season.
    "Villains garden" you can take photo with them although you better take your time to que up, but it's worth to do that as it's especially for this season.
    "The nightmare experiment" also you must try, it's the only one attraction this year you can enjoy for halloween. (Last year was more we remember)
    Either you are couple or family, or even friends... they will bring you into the nightmare by Disney dark side characters.
    (They are only available in Cantonese)

    Well, of course as you expect special costumed Mickey and friends are also waiting for you to have a magical day with you, You can enjoy Halloween theme parade too!

    Goodies and meals is also especially prepared for Halloween, makes you addicted to them more.

    Approximately you can spend half day maximum as the size of park is not so huge,
    Make sure to wear comfortable shoes~

    Trick or treat, enjoy your magical day in Disney's haunted Halloween 2016!

    Written 19 September 2016
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  • thetravelorganizer
    Tega Cay, SC522 contributions
    Celebrating the lunar new year in Hong Kong is colorful, crowded and slightly chaotic -- it all adds to the fun! One of the things I like to do is hunt down interesting and unique signs and oversized displays celebrating the new year's zodiac character. 2019 is the year of the pig. Given the connotation of "pig" in the U.S., some of the signage made for delightful double entrendes! The display pictured here was on Peking Road just a few steps away from the crowds on Nathan Road.
    Written 19 February 2019
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  • Pramod (PP)
    Metro Manila, Philippines222 contributions
    Lion-dance & Dragon-dance are integral part of Chinese culture and this is very common in China and quite a few other Asian countries. The most common sight of this dance is noticed during the Chinese New Year time, around start of February month. In addition to these two dances, Hong Kong celebrates another form of Dragon dance called "Fire Dragon Dance" during Mid-Autumn festival, that falls mostly in the month of September.
    The 'Fire Dragon Dance' dates back to 19th century, started with a fiery dragon dance to ward off some of the evils which affected Tai Hang village. With positive outcome of this fire Dragon dance, the belief among people grew so strong that, this practice continued year after year during Mid-Autumn festival and the Dragon has danced it's way to 21st century with such an ease that, it is now an integral part of the culture, for citizens of Hong Kong.
    Century old Tai Hang village has given way to the modern day Hong Kong with Skyscrapers, but the culture of Fire Dragon Dance has continued generation after generation and depicts 'Human Believe & Spirit' which has remained as one of the founding pillars of Hong Kong island, that has seen wide spread British colonization for over a century.
    It's a three days celebration during mid-Autumn festival, takes place at Wun Sha street in Tai Hang, near Causeway Bay. This year, the festival was celebrated from 23rd to 25th September, at this historic place. Though one of the days of celebration got affected by rain, the spirit among people was never dampened and the entire celebration took place over the two hours period, on each of the three days. The long dragon made of straw, is covered with thousands of incense sticks which get lit just before the Dragon dance commences. It requires a good amount of practice and top fitness level for the participants who carry out fire Dragon dance.

    This age old tradition has become a major tourist attraction too, and it's quite common to find very crowded streets in Hong Kong during this period. People come in thousands to watch this unique Dragon dance and all roads leading to Tin Hau & Causeway Bay MTR stations get jam-packed. Best viewing point is from 'Wun Sha street' which is a short walk from these two MTR stations.
    If you are in Hong Kong during Mid-Autumn festival(month of September), don't miss the opportunity to witness this heritage 'Fire Dragon Dance' at Tai Hang.
    Written 29 September 2018
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  • nyavtech
    Kuching, Malaysia1,120 contributions
    The Hong Kong Arts Festival recently held an Opera Adventure family day. Well organised, great learning experience. Loved the exhibition part with all the funky costumes and props.
    Written 20 March 2018
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  • C1i77
    Hong Kong, China236 contributions
    It was a weekend cultural event integrating festival music concerts, weekend market for craftworks, local beers and workshops for literature, sports, pet training and etc.

    I would say Music was the key theme of the festival. Organised by a prestigious musician Mr Kung Chi Shing, most events at Freespace were centred on the music performances at the two main venues. The main concert place was technically a turf where people sat around with picnic cloths or even small tents - some brought wine and food, and for safety reasons, glass was not allowed.

    Different bands and musicians were introduced to the stage for a 30-something-minute show, and there would be a break separating each; I liked these breaks as they allowed friends and family to have some chats, to talk about the music performed, or to visit the stalls or to use loo.

    The event was free entrance and you could rent a cup and got some discount for the drink you purchased at specific stalls - and showed your support on protecting our environment.

    Within the park, rental bike service was another environment friendly option inherited from the park facilities; however, if you really found walking to the park was beyond manageable, there ran a shuttle bus connecting the "nearby" M+ and the railway. The schedule of this shuttle bus was of course sparse, you might ask the staff for a timetable.

    Freespace Happening did not “happen” in a regular interval, instead, the best way to catch on to their schedule was to use their APP.
    Written 26 April 2018
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