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Best things to do in Hong Kong this May

Your ultimate guide to all the best upcoming events throughout the month

By Time Out Hong Kong

It's hard to believe that we're already stepping into the month of May. Without a doubt, Mother's Day is this month's biggest day where you get to treat the special lady in your life to a delicious feast and some gorgeous sweet treats. Aside from that, there are also tons of great events happening both online and offline all over the city. All of the offline events are held over an extended period too, so you can visit them when it's safer for us to roam the city. This is your guide to all the best things to do in Hong Kong in May. 

RECOMMENDED: If you prefer to stay at home, here are some fun things you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home

Best things to do in Hong Kong in May

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Iced Matcha-Matchali-PR-30-01-2020
Photo: Matchali

Matchali opens pop-up cafe at Landmark

Restaurants Landmark, Central

Summer has just arrived, and what better way to cool down than with an icy matcha bevvie from Hong Kong’s home-grown contemporary matcha brand Matchali. Matchali founders Cara and Lara work directly with a fifth-generation tea-processing facility in Uji, Kyoto, a place that is known to be the birthplace and capital of matcha. The brand focuses on the beauty of ceremonial-grade matcha made without refined sugar. Tea is mixed with tried-and-tested plant-based milk alternatives, and add-on health boosters like collagen.

Check out their brand new pop-up and exclusive summer drinks at Landmark available from May 9 until October 31. The pop-up is offering innovative flavours such as Grey Latte, Starburst Matcha, or Watermelon Passionfruit Matcha. 

Photograph: Courtesy Duddell's

All-you-can-eat 80s dim sum night at Duddell's

News Eating

Starting from May 6, every Wednesday to Friday (6pm onwards), Michelin-starred restaurant Duddell's is hosting a new series of all-you-can-eat dim sum nights available for $268 per person! The all-you-can-eat menu features over 30 varieties of newly created and signature dim sum items that pay homage to the golden era of Hong Kong in the 80s.

Guests can expect handcrafted old-school classics such as shrimp dumpling with bamboo shoots and traditional saucy chicken feet, baked and fried delights like prawn spring rolls and classic egg tarts, and a slew of Hong Kong street food snacks including imitation shark fin soup, fish balls, and much, much more. And if all the munching has got you feeling thirsty, wash it all down with a two-hour free-flow drinks package (unlimited house wines, selected spirits, soft drinks and house beer) for an extra $148 per person. We'll drink to that – cheers!

Unko Museum Tokyo
Unko Museum Tokyo
Photograph: Courtesy Unko Museum Tokyo/ Mitsui Fudosan

Experience Japan's poop museum online

News LOL

A museum dedicated to poop - do we need to say more? Hongkongers have always been obsessed with anything Japan, and it’s not just all the amazing food the country has to offer.

First opened in Odaiba, Japan in 2019, the Unko Museum – a museum entirely themed around poop – quickly became one of the most Instagrammable spots for Hongkongers to visit. And now, the museum is taking things online! Browse through the museum's collection of poop art and drawings, try your hand at an interactive game involving flying neon turds, and you can even download a few poopy wallpapers to use during your video chat sessions.

Last but certainly not least, round off your crappy experience with a trip to the online shop where you’ll find a slew of fun, poop-themed gifts and souvenirs too. And yes, they ship to Hong Kong. Click here to start exploring, we promise it won’t stink!

chocolate cake
chocolate cake
Photograph: Courtesy Butterfly Patisserie

Butterfly Patisserie meal donation

News City Life

From now to June 13, Rosewood cake shop Butterfly Patisserie is donating a lunch box for every or noir tart ($68) sold, both in store and online. The patisserie, helmed by world-renowned chef Holger Deh, is celebrated for employing unconventional techniques to create top-notch cakes and pastries, and so this promises to be a delicious way to help those in need! 

Sailor Moon YouTube
Sailor Moon YouTube
Photograph: Courtesy © Naoko Takeuchi

Free reruns of Sailor Moon on YouTube

News Film

Move over Netflix – Sailor Moon has arrived. From world-class theatre shows to Disneyland performances, all forms of entertainment have taken their stages online. And now, Sailor Moon is joining in too! 

Created by Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon was (and still is) an intrinsic part of every Hong Kong 90s kid who grew up watching the cartoon. Whether your favourite character was Luna the talking cat, Sailor Mercury, Mars, or Jupiter (our favourite is Pluto!), or the devilishly handsome Tuxedo Mask, you'll be happy to hear that the Sailor Moon official YouTube channel is releasing all three of its series online!

Fans of the show can catch the monster-killer sailor guardians back on our screens starting from April 24 all the way to July 23, where 10 episodes will be distributed weekly on the channel leading up to the 2020 movie release of Sailor Moon Eternal – so mark your calendars!


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