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Best things to see and do in Hong Kong this June 2023

Have yourself an eventful month with our guide to all the biggest and best events happening in town

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung

June is a great month in Hong Kong. Sunshine is in abundance (when it's not pelting down with rain, that is), and the temperature is cool enough to keep us from melting into the ground – which makes it the perfect time to hit up beautiful rooftop bars and beachside restaurants, or challenge yourself to go on the best hiking trails in Hong Kong. Even if the weather is a bummer, there are still plenty of fun indoor activities to can keep you happily entertained. Read on to see what the city has in store for us this month.

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Best events happening in Hong Kong this month

  • Things to do
  • Admiralty

Luxury hotel group Shangri-La has recently launched ‘Find Your Shangri-La’, a brand-new global campaign that promotes the hotel group’s renowned hospitality and encourages guests to find joy during their stay.

From now until August 13, guests who visit Island Shangri-La will be offered a series of themed experiences, including an exclusive six-course tasting menu full of intricately crafted Chinese dishes at Summer Palace, and a selection of whimsical cocktails and mocktails available aLobster Bar and Grill from now until the end of 2023.

To celebrate the campaign, the group has also collaborated with Japanese contemporary artist Mika Ninagawa to transform the hotel’s lobby with Butterflies’ Season, a gorgeous floral installation. Visit the hotel from now until July 14 to see the Instagrammable display. Finally, chef Uwe Opocensky and his team have sculpted impressive installations like a chocolate dress and boot, which will be on display in the hotel from now until August 31. 

Find more details about the Find Your Shangri-La campaign on Shangri-La’s website

  • Art
  • North Point

Korean digital design company d’strict heads to Hong Kong with Arte M, a special digital art show showcasing selected highlights from its renowned immersive media art exhibition Arte Museum.

Open from now to January 7, 2024, at K11 HACC, Arte M takes on the theme of 'Eternal Nature' and consists of four individual spaces displaying unique media artworks that reinterpret elements and nature. From the life cycle of flowers and crashing swells to boundlessly stretching seashore and the tropical rainforest, the works will take audiences on a surreal immersive experience through a combination of visual effects, sensuous sound, and elegant aromas.

Following its 15-month showcase at K11 HACC, the exhibition is expected to relocate to 11 Skies as a permanent exhibition with more works added to the collection in a much larger space. If you can't wait that long, get your tickets to the current show now.

  • Art
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

If you've been around the harbourfront area at Tsim Sha Tsui lately, you might have noticed the huge swimming pool installation located outside the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMOA). Created by Hong Kong artist Chan Wai-lap, the installation – titled, Some of Us are Looking at the Stars – is part of HKMOA's Harbour Wonder exhibition, which also features a set of six art installations by local artist Tsoi Wai-kuen. Standing four-metre-tall and 11-metre-long, Chan's installation invites audiences to step into a fantasy world that draws on his personal memories and experiences of swimming pools, while exploring themes of public and private spaces. The installation plays with light, sound, and even the weather to create an ever-changing scene for those who step inside. 

Meanwhile, Tsoi's set of six art installations – titled, A symphony of delights – takes inspiration from iconic buildings and their exterior designs on both sides of Victoria Harbour, including the Cultural Centre, HKCEC, and IFC. Sitting at Art Square in the forecourt of HKMoA, the installations come in both dynamic and static form, acting as playful 'landmarks' for people to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. 

  • Art
  • Fortress Hill

Created by American architectural group Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Joyful Trees (Arbores Laetae), is an art project at Oil! featuring 16 Chinese Junipers, three of which are placed on turning planters at a 10-degree tilt. As the trees rotate, the movement channels a rhythmic rustle and evokes discourse about human’s role in nature from Anthropocene’s perspective. Planting a movable landscape, the installation also reinterprets nature as ever-changing and never static, creating an unusual artistic perspective.

The three-dimensional installation can be viewed from eye level on the ground; by the adjacent pedestrian ramp; on the footbridge across the site; from the gallery window in the Oi! Glassie building; or even from the skyscrapers above. 

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