If you've been bar-hopping around town recently, chances are, you may have spotted a curious, new calendar hanging around. The cover shows a photo of a plastic-filled ocean, but when you open the calendar, you'll find pages filled with our local favourite bartenders wearing well, very little.
This year, 12 Hong Kong bars have come together to make a sexy 'HK Celebrity Bartender Charity Calendar 2020' in order to raise money to save our oceans. Organised by Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge's Max Traverse, each month on the calendar shows off a different Hong Kong bartender – Jay Khan from COA, Sandeep Hathiramani and Gagan Gurung from Tell Camelia, and more – daringly wearing nothing but an apron.
There are about 800 copies of the calendars up for grabs right now, selling for about $200 each. All profits go directly to local charity organisation A Plastic Ocean Foundation, which is dedicated to being part of the plastic waste solution through science, education and policy advocacy. The bars are also partnering with Zeroplastic Hong Kong to hold regular beach cleanup events. Get a copy of the calendar to support your favourite bartenders and help Mother Nature too.