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Jenny Leung

Jenny Leung

Digital Editor

Jenny Leung has been the digital editor of Time Out Hong Kong since 2019.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny loves writing about unusual places to explore in town, local culture, and all things art. She also deals with her unhealthy obsession of online shopping by writing about fashion and beauty content in Hong Kong.

Jenny speaks both English and Cantonese, so feel free to reach her at jenny.leung@timeout.com

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The best cafes and coffee shops to visit in New Territories

The best cafes and coffee shops to visit in New Territories

In case you haven't noticed, we love cafes. From cool hidden spots to ones where you can play with pets, there's something for everyone. But it's not just Hong Kong Island and Kowloon that has great cafes; there are many hidden gems tucked away in New Territories too. Here are some of our favourites to add to your forever-expanding list of must-visit cafes. RECOMMENDED: Grab an afforable bite to eat around town with our top picks for the best cheap meals around Hong Kong!

7 Hiking trails and walks for families in Hong Kong

7 Hiking trails and walks for families in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has tons of amazing hiking trails that can satisfy hikers of all levels and experiences, including plenty of family-friendly options that will give you a great excuse to rip your kids away from their iPhones or TV screens and enjoy the city's natural landscapes. From seaside adventures to scenic hikes with stunning views, here are some of the best family-friendly hikes and walking trails that are suitable for hikers of all ages. RECOMMENDED: For more seasoned hikers or those looking for something more adventurous, try one of these alternative hiking trails or head out and explore Hong Kong's secret islands.

The 13 best beaches to visit in Hong Kong

The 13 best beaches to visit in Hong Kong

You needn't travel too far to find some of the best beaches in Hong Kong. From family-friendly beaches ideal for a lovely day out to beachside campsites with stunning sea views, these are the top sandy spots in our fair city to soak up the sun or take a dip in the sea. Note: For all beach locations, please take care when doing any water sports or hiking activities. Be sure to follow guided tours. Some beaches will not have a lifeguard present, so it is important to be extra careful in these situations. RECOMMENDED: For more active things to do, you can check out our top hiking trails in Hong Kong or go extreme and explore these adrenaline-inducing sports.

The 6 best Chinese-style gardens in Hong Kong

The 6 best Chinese-style gardens in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's fast-paced lifestyle hardly gives people the time to unwind and take a breather. While we might not have the time to take a whole day off and relax, going for a walk with a scenic atmosphere is a quick fix to take your mind off all that’s leaving you stressed. In particular, going for a walk in a Chinese-style garden will transport you to an entirely different environment and provide the tranquillity that you need.Typically consisting of traditional architectural structures like pavilions and moon gates; halls and pathways connected by winding trails and ponds, and lush greenery enclosed within walls, Chinese-style gardens are built to impress and serve as an escape from the outside world. We’ve combed through the city to find the best Chinese gardens that will leave you feeling relaxed after a casual stroll. RECOMMENDED: Need a longer break? Here's how you can make use of Hong Kong's public holidays to go on a trip.

The best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

The best things to do in Hong Kong this weekend

Finally, it's time to enjoy some downtime after a week of hard work. If you're looking to go out and about to explore the city, there are some pretty cool things happening this weekend. From concerts to foodie events to world-class exhibitions, read on for our pick of the best activities that will keep you entertained from Friday evening through to Sunday. RECOMMENDED: Look forward to the rest of the year with the biggest events happening in Hong Kong in 2024, or explore the city with our ultimate bucket list of the 63 most incredible things to do in town.

The 12 most popular Cantopop karaoke songs from the 2000s

The 12 most popular Cantopop karaoke songs from the 2000s

If you’re a 90s kid who grew up in Hong Kong, karaoke was probably your go-to activity (remember Green Box and Red Box?). Well, that and going to arcades and gaming centres. From catchy anthems to tear-jerking ballads, there’s a whole library of Cantopop classics from the 2000s – all of which make for a perfect belting session at KTV. Here are some of the most classic ones. RECOMMENDED: Were you more into cartoons as a kid? Then get nostalgic over these classic cartoons from the 90s.

18 Amazing free things to do in Hong Kong

18 Amazing free things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn't exactly a cheap place to live in, but there's no need to panic when payday is far away and your bank account is draining empty, as there's a wealth of free things you can do all across the city. From museums and art galleries to abandoned villages and country parks, our list of activities will give you all the free entertainment you need without spending a cent! RECOMMENDED: Add more activities to your to-do list and complete the 63 Most incredible things to do in Hong Kong.

13 Hidden cafes and coffee shops to explore in Hong Kong

13 Hidden cafes and coffee shops to explore in Hong Kong

It's not hard to find a great cup of coffee in Hong Kong – with there being so many cafes and coffee shops in the city – but finding somewhere that offers great java along with some peace and quiet is a whole other story. So, to help you find the perfect hideout and get away from the city, here are some of our favourite hidden cafes and coffee shops that are worth exploring. RECOMMENDED: Discover the best java with our ultimate guide to the best cafes and coffee shops in Hong Kong.

The best places to watch fireworks in Hong Kong

The best places to watch fireworks in Hong Kong

Love it or loathe it, fireworks in Hong Kong are a spectacular affair. While dinner with a view or drinks on a rooftop bar are perfect options for catching the fireworks, there are also plenty of prime locations in Hong Kong that make excellent vantage points without you having to splurge. Read on to check out some of the best ones. RECOMMENDED: Who doesn’t like free stuff? Here are some amazing free things to do in Hong Kong. 

The 41 best things to do indoors in Hong Kong

The 41 best things to do indoors in Hong Kong

If you've decided to brave the drabby weather and head out of the house, Hong Kong has a ton of amazing indoor activities that can be just as entertaining as hitting up a hiking trail or exploring a country park. Want to break a sweat with sporty activities? Check. Get creative with arts and crafts? Double check. Need somewhere to let the kids run around? We've got that covered too. Scroll down to discover all the best places to go on a gloomy day and start making plans now. RECOMMENDED: Treat yourself to a shopping spree instead at the best shopping malls in Hong Kong.

The 11 best country parks to visit in Hong Kong

The 11 best country parks to visit in Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn't just skyscrapers and busy streets; there are lots of green spaces in the city, too, filled with scenic spots, hiking trails, wildlife, historic sites, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Whether planning a day trip or just looking for some green inspiration to brighten your day, read on as we reveal our pick of the best country parks in Hong Kong. RECOMMENDED: Check out our list of the best parks for a stroll in Hong Kong.

The best shopping malls in Hong Kong

The best shopping malls in Hong Kong

Between luxury designer brands and independent boutiques, there's not much you can't find when shopping in Hong Kong. And while we love supporting local businesses, there's just something about shopping malls that we love – whether it's their convenient locations (a lot of them are attached to MTR stations), the diversity of shops, restaurants, and entertainment like cinemas and ice rinks, or just the fact that they're a great place to hideout come rain or shine. Here are some of the best ones we recommend visiting. RECOMMENDED: Up your style with a pair of kicks from the best sneaker stores in Hong Kong, or pick up a paperback at Hong Kong's best bookstores.

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Waterbomb Hong Kong 2024

Waterbomb Hong Kong 2024

South Korea is famous for many things: the food, K-pop, TV shows, cosmetics – the list goes on. And when it comes to throwing epic parties, the Waterbomb Festival undeniably takes the cake. Well, great news for Hongkongers who love to party because the festival is coming to Hong Kong on June 1 and 2! If you're unfamiliar with the Waterbomb Festival, all you need to know is that it's one of the hottest music fests in South Korea, where both artists and partygoers get absolutely drenched to the bone in water – and yes, expect there to be plenty of water fights. Past festivals have seen some of South Korea's biggest artists hit the stage, from K-pop girl group aespa to hip-hop and R&B favs like Jessi, Jay Park, Zico, and many more. You can also leave a comment about who you want to see at the festival on the event's Artist Wishlist Instagram post – fingers crossed! Early-bird tickets are available on kktix.com starting April 16 at 11am. Grab a one-day general admission ticket for $680 (original $1,180), or a two-day ticket for $1,080 (original $1,780). Keep an eye on our page for more updates coming soon!

Cheung Chau Bun Carnival 2024

Cheung Chau Bun Carnival 2024

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival originally started as a celebration of the end of a plague in Cheng Chau. Nowadays, it has transformed into one of Hong Kong's most famous festivals and an important celebration of the city's cultural heritage. This year, the event kicks off with a lively Climbing Carnival on May 5, where the public is invited to enjoy fun activities, including stall games, handicraft workshops, a variety show, climbing demonstrations and fun day, and more. Then, on May 15 and 16, the iconic Bun Scrambling Competition will take place, where participants must climb giant bamboo towers covered with buns while trying to grab as many buns as possible. Don't miss this unique cultural experience that has been celebrated for over a century!

Books for Love @ $10 charity book sale

Books for Love @ $10 charity book sale

Swire Properties’ charity book sale 'Books for Love @ $10' is set to return on May 9 to 12 and 16 to 19 this year. With the annual event just a few weeks away, bookworms can look forward to digging through over 320,000 pre-loved items this year. The eight-day event will donate all proceeds to support the Treasure Trove project led by The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) and promote the development of sustainable volunteerism by the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS).

Tesla Cybertruck Hong Kong display

Tesla Cybertruck Hong Kong display

From now to April 18, head down to Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai to check out the Tesla Cybertruck on display. With a futuristic Back to the Future-vibe, this electric vehicle combines the utility of a truck with the performance of a sports car to provide maximum durability and versatility that's built for any planet – including Mars. Aside from checking out the Cybertruck, visitors can also take part in green workshops and educational tours to learn about energy conservation and sustainability, from upcycling to bonsai art and more. All workshops are free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Naked Flowers Hong Kong Art Exhibition

Naked Flowers Hong Kong Art Exhibition

Japan's hugely popular Naked Flowers exhibition is coming to Hong Kong for the first time! Set to run from April 27 to October 27 at 1881 Heritage in Tsim Sha Tsui, the exhibition will take visitors on an immersive journey through the world of flowers and uncover their hidden secrets. Explore colossal flower gardens and interactive spaces, and delve into the mysteries of floral life across eight experiential rooms, including the 'Naked Big Book' featuring original Naked design with projection mapping; the 'Big Flower Garden' where visitors can enjoy the fragrance of flowers; 'Microscopy of Flowers', a kaleidoscope-like space with mirrors that rotate to reflect digital art; and more. Be sure to stop at the Naked Cafe Bar where visitors can enjoy floral teas (or cocktails after 6pm!) on an interactive round table with projections of floral designs when a drink is placed down. Early bird tickets are available from now until April 26 at $150 (original price $180) for adults, and $120 (original price $150) for children aged three to 11, full-time students, persons with disabilities, and seniors aged 65 or above. Children under the age of three can enter for free. Bank of China Chill Card credit card holders can also take advantage of an exclusive package for $260 to get two adult tickets and a BOGOF deal on selected drinks at the Naked Cafe Bar.

Summerfest @ Wan Chai

Summerfest @ Wan Chai

The annual SummerFest is back! This year, the annual programme will be held at the Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space from April 5 to July 3, before heading over to the Central Harbourfront Event Space for its second round (dates TBC). As with previous years, visitors can expect an exciting mix of events and activities spanning from arts and music to outdoor markets and sports. Thematic events will also be held on weekends, public holidays, and specific dates during this period. Together with the A-Maze-ing Harbourfront themed mazes, along with the illuminate! Run Beyond outdoor light installation, everyone is welcome to chill, play, and simply enjoy a great summer by our gorgeous waterfront. Don't miss highlight events like the Hong Kong Dance Competition 2024, K-Wave Fiesta, Balance Bike Carnival, the Awaken Your Inner Warrior: Fit & Well Festival, Lanka Fest Hong Kong, and many more.

Tai Kwun In Bloom 2024

Tai Kwun In Bloom 2024

Charge up on flower power as Tai Kwun In Bloom returns to the Parade Ground from April 4 to 7. Bursting with colours, this year's event features a handful of local, eco-conscious brands offering an array of botanical-inspired treasures for all nature lovers alike. Explore handmade instruments and jewellery crafted from seeds, indulge in small bites and beverages made with produce from local farms, and snap a pic at the stunning photo spots adorned with preserved and real flowers. Plant enthusiasts can also 'adopt' a plant home after the event is over and head to the Parade Ground from 11am to 1pm on April 8 to bring home a stunning bouquet. The plants are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Hong Kong (@timeouthk)

Songkran HK 2024

Songkran HK 2024

The popular Songkran HK returns in celebration of the Thai New Year! A Thai-style market will take place at D2 Place from April 4 to 8 (12nn-9pm) to offer everything from delicious Thai food to relaxing Thai massages, while the epic water fights will take to the (Cheung Yee) streets in Lai Chi Kok on April 6 at the carnival, where there will also be live music, Muay Thai demonstrations, cultural performances, and a Day & Night Market.

Dusk to Dawn

Dusk to Dawn

Be sure to drop by Aesop’s Gough Street location this Arts Month to check out their Dusk to Dawn installation by acclaimed local artist Jaffa Lam. Using recycled umbrella fabric, Lam has crafted a chromatic display that embodies the resilient spirit of Hong Kong's unsung labour force. Developed in collaboration with the Hong Kong Women Workers' Association, this thoughtful installation is part of Lam's 'Micro Economy' initiative to foster a sustainable urban ecosystem. To further explore Hong Kong's artistic landscape, grab the Aesop Art Guide to discover more local artists, creatives, and art communities – available at all Aesop stores across the city.

Mr. Men Little Miss Emotional Discovery Journey at The Mills

Mr. Men Little Miss Emotional Discovery Journey at The Mills

Celebrate Children's Day and the Easter break at The Mills with a special event focused on children's mental well-being. Partnering with the beloved characters from Mr. Men and Little Miss, The Mills presents an immersive experience that will get your little ones to join in on playful tasks and lighthearted discussions about emotions, guided by characters like Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Late, and Little Miss Quick. Be sure to explore checkpoints throughout The Mills, complete tasks, and collect stamps on a map to redeem exquisite stickers featuring the iconic characters. It's a journey for the whole family to enjoy!

Airside x Anchorball Monsters in the Universe

Airside x Anchorball Monsters in the Universe

Experience the vibrant world of American artist Ken Kelleher at Airside in celebration of the city's Art March. Making its grand debut in Hong Kong, Kelleher's Monsters in the Universe installation show features a towering five-metre inflatable Starhopper and QuantumLeap, characters from Kelleher's Sky Bunnis series, alongside The Fuzz and The Monstrous Marvels creations welcoming visitors at the mall's Atrium. Engage in interactive experiences, including a projection game, take snaps inside the photo booth, and try your luck on the claw machine. Before you leave, don't forget to get your hands on exclusive merchandise at the pop-up store and delicious themed bites from Honbo's food truck. 

TypePop Show by Gate33 Gallery at Airside

TypePop Show by Gate33 Gallery at Airside

Discover the fusion of art and community at the TypePop Show hosted by Gate33 Gallery (3/F) at Airside. As part of Hong Kong's Art Month, this exhibition showcases the creative works of 10 contemporary artists, including Katol Lo, Jonathan Mak, Chi-wing Lee, Adonian Chan, and more. Expressing art through words, they weave together stories of Hong Kong's sentiment, culture, and history, focusing on the neighbourhoods of Kowloon City, San Po Kong, To Kwa Wan, and Wong Tai Sin. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in large-scale installations and interactive works that capture the essence of these historic pockets of Hong Kong until June 12. 

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Hong Kong to host regular fireworks and drone shows starting in May

Hong Kong to host regular fireworks and drone shows starting in May

As part of the proposed measures in the Hong Kong budget 2024-25, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is set to host regular fireworks and drone displays over our famous Victoria Harbour starting this May. The shows will take on different themes, coinciding with various festivals and major events happening in the city. The first firework display will take place on May 1 (8pm) near the East Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to kick off the 'Golden Week' national holiday, where many visitors from the Mainland are expected to visit the city. Following that, the regular drone display will make its debut on May 11 (8pm) at the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade to celebrate the Buddha's Birthday and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. Aside from the two events in May, two other dates have also been set for June in celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival. A drone display is scheduled to take place on June 10, while fireworks will take to the sky on June 15. Both shows will start at 8pm for roughly 10 minutes at the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade.  Stick around for more announcements of other fireworks and drone displays to come, and check out our guide to all the best places to catch fireworks in Hong Kong. Recommended stories: New black Snoopy MoonSwatch: Release date, pricing, and everything you need to know Historic restaurant Lin Heung Lau has reopened after two years illuminate! Run Beyond opens at Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, or subscribe t

New black Snoopy MoonSwatch: Release date, pricing, and everything you need to know

New black Snoopy MoonSwatch: Release date, pricing, and everything you need to know

Almost two weeks after Omega and Swatch released their Mission to the Moonphase MoonSwatch featuring the one and only Snoopy, the two brands have just revealed the additional release of an all-black edition of the highly sought-after timepiece. With the previous all-white design having sold out almost instantaneously, this is a chance for watch fans to add yet another MoonSwatch to their collection. Keep reading to find out more about Omega and Swatch's new launch. When will the black Snoopy Moonswatch be released? The new Mission to the Moonphase – New Moon black MoonSwatch will be available from April 8. How much will the black Snoopy Moonswatch cost? The new black MoonSwatch will retail for the same price as the initial white release at $2,400 each. Where can I buy the black Snoopy Moonswatch in Hong Kong? Watch enthusiasts can get their hands on the Moonswatch at selected Swatch stores in Hong Kong, including their locations at IFC, K11 Musea, Kai Chiu Road in Causeway Bay, Mongkok's Langham Place, Ocean Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as the pop-up store at Elements. As with other Bioceramic Moonswatches, each customer will be allowed to purchase one watch only, per day and per Swatch store.   Photograph: @SwatchHK   What does the black Snoopy Moonswatch look like? Similar to the all-white Full Moon watch, this New Moon model features a Bioceramic case, crown and pushers, as well as a velcro strap. The watch's most unique feature has to be Snoopy, of course. Having be

teamLab in Hong Kong: location, opening hours, registration info, and more

teamLab in Hong Kong: location, opening hours, registration info, and more

The highly-anticipated teamLab: Continuous is officially here! As part of the city's Art@Harbour 2024 initiative during Hong Kong Arts Month, international art collective teamLab has set up hundreds of glowing ovoids stretching from Tamar Park all the way to the Central and Western District Promenade. Keep reading to find out when, where, and how you can catch the stunning installations. When is teamLab: Continuous happening in Hong Kong? The large-scale installations officially open on March 25 and will be in Hong Kong until June 2. Opening hours are 6.30pm to 11pm daily, with the last entry at 10.30pm. Photograph: Jenny Leung Where is the teamLab: Continuous installation in Hong Kong? Visitors will be able to catch the installation at Tamar Park and the Central and Western District Promenade, but registration will be required beforehand to access the lawns on which the installations are placed. teamLab: Continuous registration details To access the exhibition lawn area of teamLab: Continuous, all visitors must first register for a timeslot online. The availability of sessions will be updated every Monday at 12 noon for the bookings of the following week. Additionally, at 1pm every day, a limited number of slots for the same day will be released. All bookings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who have successfully registered will receive a confirmation email with an admission QR code for free entry. Please note that each admission QR code is valid on

Hong Kong MTR to raise fares by 3% in June

Hong Kong MTR to raise fares by 3% in June

In an announcement on Tuesday March 26, the MTR Corp revealed that fares will be raised for the second consecutive year, with plans to increase ticket prices by 3.09 percent in June this year.  Taking public affordability into account, the fare increase is determined based on statistical data from the government's Census and Statistics Department. This includes considering the annual changes in the Nominal Wage Index (Transport), the year-on-year change in the Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI), as well as the latest calculation of the Productivity Factors. Based on these factors, it was calculated that the MTR fare increase for 2024 will be 3.2 percent. However, the MTR has also implemented a fare-capping mechanism with an 'affordability ceiling' to ensure that the fare will remain within the means of the public. As a result, the formula adjusted the price hike to 3.09 percent, with the remaining 0.11 percent to be recouped in the subsequent two years. A formal announcement of the new fares and its effective date will be made at a later date, so keep your eyes on our page. Recommended stories: teamLab in Hong Kong: location, opening hours, registration info, and more South Korea's famous Waterbomb Festival is coming to Hong Kong Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024: 6 Hong Kong restaurants secure spots in the prestigious list McDonald's and Japanese artist Verdy collab for a special exhibition Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, or subscribe to our newsle

Hong Kong slips to 86th place in World Happiness Report

Hong Kong slips to 86th place in World Happiness Report

On March 20, the International Day of Happiness, the United Nations (UN) unveiled the World Happiness Report for 2024. This comprehensive report compiles data from 143 countries and regions, offering a global ranking of happiness based on the life satisfaction of surveyed individuals. While Finland remains at its top position for the seventh consecutive year, Hong Kong's ranking has continued to slip over the past three years, dropping from 77th in 2021 to 86th this year. The 2024 report also provided insights into happiness rankings based on age. Among individuals under the age of 30, Hong Kong has a meagre ranking of 97th in terms of happiness. Those aged 30 to 44 fare slightly better, ranking at 89th, while individuals aged 45 to 59, as well as those aged 60 and above, achieved a higher ranking of 72nd and 74th, respectively.   As for neighbouring regions, Singapore came in at 30th, sitting right in front of Taiwan at 31st. Japan (51st), South Korea (52nd), and Thailand (58th) have all dropped but remain higher in happiness rankings than Hong Kong. Top 20 happiest countries and regions in the world: 1. Finland 2. Denmark 3. Iceland 4. Sweden 5. Israel 6. Netherlands 7. Norway 8. Luxembourg 9. Switzerland 10. Australia 11. New Zealand 12. Costa Rica 13. Kuwait 14. Austria 15. Canada 16. Belgium 17. Ireland 18. Czech Republic 19. Lithuania 20. United Kingdom The United Nations' World Happiness Report has been published since 2012. Using data from the Gallup research company

China's polar exploration icebreaker Xuelong 2 is coming to Hong Kong in April

China's polar exploration icebreaker Xuelong 2 is coming to Hong Kong in April

China's very own polar exploration icebreaker, Xuelong 2, is coming to Hong Kong in April to celebrate its successful 40th Antarctic expedition. If you're eager to step aboard and explore the vessel, here's a full breakdown of when, where, and how you can catch the ship in Hong Kong. When is Xuelong 2 coming to Hong Kong? The icebreaker will be in Hong Kong for a total of five days from April 8 to 12. Where and how can I see Xuelong 2 in Hong Kong? The vessel will dock at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, where members of the public will be able to visit for free from April 9 to 12. Registration will be required as the vessel can only accommodate roughly 1,000 visitors each day. Photograph: Courtesy Xuelong 2 How do I register to board the Xuelong 2 icebreaker? Those who are interested can sign up via the Uutix platform between March 19 (11am) and 21 (11.59pm). Successful applicants will be notified on or before March 28 via email. However, should the number of registrations exceed the predetermined daily capacity, a ballot will be held for ticket allocation. For the latest updates on the Xuelong 2 icebreaker, be sure to keep an eye on their official Facebook page. Recommended stories: Tatler announces details for ticket refunds to the Messi game Hollywood Road named the second coolest street in the world Michelin Guide 2024: 7 new venues added to the Hong Kong and Macau Guide Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, or subscribe to our newsletter for the la

Tatler announces details for ticket refunds to the Messi game

Tatler announces details for ticket refunds to the Messi game

Organiser of the now-infamous Inter Miami CF vs Hong Kong match, Tatler Asia, has just made an official announcement on ticket refunds for the exhibition match, where many fans were left disappointed (and outraged) due to the absence of Lionel Messi on the pitch on Sunday, February 4, 2024. All those who purchased tickets through official channels for the Sunday match will be able to get a 50 percent refund. For customers who bought their tickets through Klook, an email notification from the ticketing platform will be sent out on March 18 to the email address used for the ticket purchase. Customers will then have until 11.59pm (HKT) on April 12 to respond. The refund will be processed within 30 days from April 12, but payment times may differ depending on various bank policies and processes.  As for those who got their tickets directly from Tatler Asia Limited, including tickets from event sponsors and partners, will be contacted by their dedicated account manager with information on ticket refunds. Recommended stories: Hollywood Road named the second coolest street in the world79 Hong Kong restaurants recognised with Michelin starsMeet the young creatives transforming Hong Kong’s arts and culture scene Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and updates on what's going on in the city.  

Hong Kong's new Robin's Nest Country Park officially opens

Hong Kong's new Robin's Nest Country Park officially opens

The Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department (AFCD) announced on March 1 the opening of the Robin's Nest Country Park (RNCP). Established as Hong Kong's 25th country park, RNCP is located at Sha Tau Kok in the northeast of the New Territories, with the Shenzhen Wutong Mountain Scenic Area to its north and Pat Sin Leng Country Park to its south. Photograph: Courtesy info.gov.hk Home to a rich biodiversity, there are many species of high conservation value to be discovered, including red azalea, which blooms every spring; incense tree, Chinese grassbird, and one of Hong Kong's most important bat colonies at the Lin Ma Hang Lead Mine. Visit during autumn and winter to find the hills covered with rippling fields of silvergrass! Photograph: Courtesy info.gov.hkLin Ma Hang Lead Mine There are also several heritage sites with historic significance within Robin's Nest Country Park. Two MacIntosh Forts (designated as Grade II historic buildings in 2009) that were built between 1949 and 1953 to strengthen border defense can be found at Kong Shan and Pak Kung Au in RNCP, while war relics such as pillboxes and trenches from World War II still remain at Shan Tsui nearby the park.  Over at the northwest of RNCP, the famous Lin Ma Hang Lead Mine has a history that dates all the way back to the 1860s. Once one of Hong Kong's largest mining systems with approximately 500 workers in the 1930s, the mine was eventually abandoned in the 1960s and has since turned into a home for ba

Hong Kong budget 2024-25: Fireworks and drone shows to be held every month

Hong Kong budget 2024-25: Fireworks and drone shows to be held every month

On February 28, Hong Kong financial secretary Paul Chan unveiled the city’s 2024-25 budget – themed ‘Advance with Confidence. Seize Opportunities. Strive for High‑quality Development’ – with goals in mind to narrow the city’s fiscal deficit and restore its balance. As part of the proposed measures, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will hold pyrotechnic and drone shows every month to showcase our famous Victoria Harbour, while the light and sound show ‘A Symphony of Lights’ will be given a complete revamp. To make better use of our harbourfront, the Development Bureau (DEVB) will also implement food and beverages, retail, and entertainment facilities on a pilot basis at selected harbourfront locations to enhance the overall experience for visitors. Photograph: Courtesy Gov HK Aside from the monthly shows, Chan also detailed other sector-specific schemes and support for the general public and enterprises: All demand-side management measures for residential properties will be removed immediately, including Special Stamp Duty, Buyer's Stamp Duty, and New Residential Stamp Duty. The government has earmarked $100 million to boost mega-event promotions over the next three years. Efforts will also go towards developing new seasonal festivals and experiences of various themes, enhancing local group tour activities, as well as promoting in-depth tourism and “young-adult-focused activities” such as hiking, cycling, stargazing, and more. Roughly $1.4 billion and $2.9 billion will be

Hong Kong's first hydrogen bus hits the streets

Hong Kong's first hydrogen bus hits the streets

Citybus officially deployed the city's first-ever hydrogen bus into service on February 25. Operating on Route 20, which travels through the busy districts of Kowloon City, Yau Tsim Mong, and Sham Shui Po, the double-deck vehicle will run for an initial one-month period with six to eight trips daily, before expanding its service to two additional routes – Routes 20A and 22M – in the next phase. Photograph: Courtesy Citybus The zero-emission hydrogen bus is said to emit only water, which eliminates exhaust fumes from the vehicle and can therefore improve overall air quality in the city. Many of those who onboarded the bus expressed that the vehicle ran much quieter and had stronger air conditioning compared to diesel or electric buses.  According to Citybus, the transportation company is aiming to operate a full fleet of zero-emission buses by 2045. For now, the hydrogen bus will only run throughout Kowloon as they are not permitted to pass through tunnels. There is also only one hydrogen refuelling station at Citybus' West Kowloon depot, though there are plans for more stations to be established on Hong Kong Island as the hydrogen-powered bus services expand. Recommended stories: Take our 2024 Readership Survey and win awesome prizes! A pop-up community space takes over historic Sheung Wan shop Hong Kong implements new manhole covers across the city Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and updates on wha

Hong Kong implements new manhole covers across the city

Hong Kong implements new manhole covers across the city

Check out these new cover around Hong Kong! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Hong Kong (@timeouthk) The Drainage Services Department has installed numerous new manhole covers across the city as part of a wider project to beautify Hong Kong's streetscapes. The initiative sees colourful new manhole covers on the streets of various districts, turning each one into a vibrant piece of street art. Photograph: Cara Hung The Drainage Services Department began installing these artistic manhole covers around the city in 2022. The covers showcase various designs that call on the area's unique characteristics and landmarks. For example, the manhole cover in Tai Wai features a white egret, while in Tsuen Wan, you can find a charming depiction of red-whiskered bulbuls and a squirrel. Meanwhile, at Central Ferry Pier, the cover sees landmarks such as the Star Ferry, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Peak.  Photograph: Cara Hung Want to see more? Get exploring around the city! Some of these locations include Tai O, Kai Tak River, Lei Yue Mun, Tsui Ping River Promenade, Cha Kwo Ling Promenade, Central Ferry Pier, Lo Tak Court in Tsuen Wan, and the Tsuen Nam Road outside Tai Wai MTR station (exit A). Recommended stories: Take our 2024 Readership Survey and win awesome prizes! Kai Tak Sports Park completes stadium exterior to unveil the 'Enchanting Pearl' Hong Kong International Airport to offer free round-trip flight tickets Follow us on YouTube, Facebo

Kai Tak Sports Park completes stadium exterior to unveil the 'Enchanting Pearl'

Kai Tak Sports Park completes stadium exterior to unveil the 'Enchanting Pearl'

Set to be the largest sports infrastructure project in Hong Kong, Kai Tak Sports Park (KTSP) announced on Monday that the exterior building façade of its 50,000-seat Main Stadium has been completed. This huge milestone sees a new unique structure themed 'Pearl of the Orient' added to our famous skyline. Photograph: Courtesy Kai Tak Sports Park Formed by approximately 27,000 triangular aluminium panels, its multi-layered façade is designed to shift in various 'pearlescent' colours – including mountain blue, metallic purple, metallic silver, and other colours – based on the brightness of natural daylight. The panels are also said to have self-cleaning capabilities and long-lasting durability to combat dust and rainwater that fall on the exterior walls. Photograph: Courtesy Kai Tak Sports Park With nearly 85 percent of the construction work done, major facilities within KTSP are expected to be completed in phases by the end of 2024, ready to open in 2025 to host major sporting events such as the 15th National Games and the Hong Kong Sevens, along with many other major sports and entertainment events for years to come. Recommended stories: Hong Kong International Airport to offer free round-trip flight tickets Hong Kong Observatory to host Open Days for the public The Chairman’s Danny Yip wins the Icon Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 Follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and updates on what's goin