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Best things to do with 48 hours in Hong Kong

Best things to do with 48 hours in Hong Kong

Although exploring all of Hong Kong’s wonders would take much longer than 48 hours, you can definitely squeeze in some of the must-visit places within that span of time. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up a 48-hour itinerary that you can use as a guide. From its iconic skyline and skyscrapers, famous attractions, and museums to award-winning bars and restaurants, we’ve got you covered.

夏季好去處!天際100夏日主題活動「3點3下午茶——港景、港味道」三大精彩看點

夏季好去處!天際100夏日主題活動「3點3下午茶——港景、港味道」三大精彩看點

由7月19日至9月3日,全港最高室內觀景台天際100推出「3點3下午茶——港景、港味道」夏日香港文化體驗活動。觀景台位處海拔393米高,讓你可以360度鳥瞰維港海景,邊食邊歎美景。即看以下三大精彩看點,由特色打卡裝置、免費試食活動到 Café 100特色下午茶,一起體驗香港獨特下午茶文化! 活動期間,天際100更推出門票優惠,本地居民網上購票可享五五折優惠(成人$108;小童或長者$75),現場購票享七折優惠(成人$138;小童或長者$96)。海外旅客網上購票則享八折優惠(成人$158;小童或長者$110),切勿錯過。

32 Best brunches in Hong Kong to indulge in right now

32 Best brunches in Hong Kong to indulge in right now

Brunch has always been the ultimate weekend indulgence and there are plenty to choose from in Hong Kong with excellent food and boozy deals galore. Whether you’re a classic eggs benedict bruncher or love a bit of fresh seafood, steak, dim sum, and everything else in between, here is our guide to Hong Kong’s best spots to brunch right now.RECOMMENDED: Grab a bite to eat at the best new restaurants in Hong Kong.

Explore Lee Gardens heritage and evolution in CWB with free guided tours

Explore Lee Gardens heritage and evolution in CWB with free guided tours

Causeway Bay is a thriving district that beautifully blends old and new, with the Lee Gardens complex positioned as a must-visit destination in the heart of the district. Starting as an amusement park 100 years ago, Lee Gardens Area has transformed into a bustling hub attracting residents and visitors for its array of high-end boutiques, eateries, and charming cafes.   To celebrate Lee Gardens’ 100th anniversary, Hysan is launching more than 100 free guided tours this season. These tours offer participants a chance to explore the neighbourhood and uncover the stories behind Lee Gardens’ buildings, businesses, and communities. Available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, the ‘100 Years of Placemaking: A Journey Through The Lee Gardens Area’ tours will run until July 31. 

From grape to glass: Celebrate sustainability during California Wine Month

From grape to glass: Celebrate sustainability during California Wine Month

The California Wine Month is back for its sixth edition this summer, showcasing a diverse range of California wines and sharing the state’s wine lifestyle with wine lovers in Hong Kong.  The programme also aims to highlight the essence of California’s ‘Golden State of Mind’, promoting ideas of optimism, innovation, and advancements in California winemaking. This year, the California Wine Month puts focus on sustainability, celebrating the wine community’s dedication to sustainable viticulture and winemaking through environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically viable practices. Hongkongers can immerse in the world of California wines and explore more than 130 events and promotions at over 60 participating partners.

Make the most of the Twilight Race Meetings with these unmissable experiences

Make the most of the Twilight Race Meetings with these unmissable experiences

It’s that time of the year when you can witness horse racing against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset. This summer, the Hong Kong Jockey Club is bringing back the Twilight Race Meetings at the Sha Tin Racecourse on June 15 and 23, as well as July 1, 6, and 14. In order to avoid the heat and ensure the well-being and safety of participants and racehorses, races will start at 4pm. This schedule allows attendees to witness the races unfold as the sky is painted with beautiful golden hues.  In addition to the thrilling evening races, the event also offers an array of exciting experiences that should not be missed. Expect irresistible dining options, a spectacular viewing experience, and fun interactive activities on the race meetings. Good news for those visiting from abroad – tourists with a valid foreign passport can enjoy complimentary entry to the public seating area. Complimentary post-race shuttle bus arrangements are also available from the Sha Tin Racecourse to Sha Tin Pai Tau Street, Mei Foo MTR station, and Kwun Tong MTR station. Read on to find out the must-try experiences at the Twilight Race Meetings.

4 Essential stops for your half-day exploration in Tai Kwun

4 Essential stops for your half-day exploration in Tai Kwun

Are you passionate about arts and culture? Tai Kwun, a declared monument on Hollywood Road, is a must-visit for both locals and tourists. The historic cultural hub stands out as a massive art and cultural space, offering thematic exhibitions and immersive public programmes, along with a plethora of lifestyle experiences from all the shops and restaurants at Tai Kwun that would likely take you more than a day to explore. Gear up for your next visit and discover four unmissable shops and restaurants you absolutely must visit in Tai Kwun.

Enjoy crisp Cava at top Spanish restaurants in Hong Kong this season

Enjoy crisp Cava at top Spanish restaurants in Hong Kong this season

Sparkling wines are a great choice to pair with food, and the Spanish sparkling gem, Cava, is the perfect accompaniment to authentic Spanish dishes. Cava is a meticulously crafted Spanish wine created using a traditional winemaking method that includes secondary fermentation inside each bottle. This crisp sparkling wine has since emerged as the most widely exported sparkling wine with a Spanish Designation of Origin, mostly produced in Catalunya, but can also be found in other Spanish regions. This season, enjoy the aromatic and fruity Cava at the city’s top Spanish restaurants that have been recognised with a Spain Certification. The certification is a programme that acknowledges Spanish dining establishments worldwide for their commitment to serving genuine cuisine made using the finest produce from Spain. Newly certified venues in Hong Kong include Bàrbar, Bayfare Social, La Rambla by Catalunya, and Majo Tapas & Bar. Now you know where to go for authentic Spanish cuisine paired with crisp Cava. Read on to know more about these restaurants.

The Asian LGBTQ+ films and TV series that should be on your radar

The Asian LGBTQ+ films and TV series that should be on your radar

With more LGBTQ+ representation on screen over the years here in Asia – from lighthearted comedies and heartwarming tearjerkers to thought-provoking masterpieces – we’ve curated a list of must-watch Asian LGBTQ+ films and TV shows that challenge stereotypes and explore what it’s like to be both queer and Asian. RECOMMENDED: Want to read more LGBTQ+ content? Visit this link for your guide to the best gay clubs, gay bars, events, and LGBTQ+ culture in Hong Kong. 

Exploring the Art of Mixology at The St. Regis Bar Macao

Exploring the Art of Mixology at The St. Regis Bar Macao

Photograph: Courtesy The St. Regis Macao A cornerstone of Macao's cocktail scene The St. Regis Bar Macao, steeped in New York heritage, continues the St. Regis brand legacy with artisanal cocktails and chef-curated cuisine in an elegant setting. With a deep-rooted appreciation for the art of mixology, the bar frequently features top-notch bartenders from around the world to showcase their exclusive cocktail creations through a series of guest shifts. Photograph: Courtesy St. Regis Bar Macao A showcase of elevated elixirs  Helmed by award-winning mixologist Kevin Lai, the bar features an exquisite selection of innovative cocktails. Standouts include the Stonewall Inn, a creative spin on the classic Long Island Iced Tea, which pays tribute to the LGBTQ+ community, and the luscious rum-based Macao Egg Tart that reimagines Macao’s beloved Portuguese egg tart. Keeping with traditions The Macao outpost takes great pride in upholding revered traditions from The St. Regis Bar, including the Violet Hour programme, where expert bartenders craft signature Martinis on the spot, and the nightly Champagne Sabrage ritual.

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Memory Trace of Western Chamber

Memory Trace of Western Chamber

Experience the captivating performance of renowned dance artist Elsie Chau in Memory Trace of Western Chamber from April 18 to 20. Drawing inspiration from the Chinese classic play, Romance of the Western Chamber, this creative dance explores the journey of Cui Ying-ying, a literary heroine known for challenging societal expectations. Produced by Unlock Dancing Plaza, the performance, distinguished by the work of acclaimed choreographer Ong Yong-lock and  dramaturg Mann Chan, transforms Tai Kwun’s JC Cube into an evocative space for dance theatre. Chau artfully melds her personal stories with those of Cui, showcasing the resilient spirit of two women forging their own paths and navigating life's hurdles. Tickets are available for $300, with discounts offered for multiple bookings across the Spotlight: A Season of Performing Arts series. Learn more about the programme through Tai Kwun’s official website and secure your spots online today.

Wow Summit

Wow Summit

Join the Wow Summit on March 26 and 27 at AsiaWorld Expo and gain invaluable insights into the Web3 space through an impressive lineup of speakers and engaging agenda and activities. Having made its mark in Dubai and Lisbon, and now returning to our shores, the summit brings together distinguished industry leaders, government officials, and forward-thinking innovators from the realms of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and digital assets.  The World of Web3 Summit, or Wow Summit, offers inspirational keynote presentations addressing important topics such as the evolving role of centralised exchanges in the crypto markets, as well as panel discussions on emerging trends and technologies. A highlight not to be missed is the Art Zone curated by fine art and luxury auction house, Sotheby’s. Explore a dynamic digital art exhibition showcasing the latest in digital art and its transformative influence on the art world. Speakers include Joseph Chan, under secretary for the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, John Cahill, Asia’s COO of Galaxy Digital, Stacey-Ann Pearson, Amazon Web Services’ head of Web3 (APAC), and many more. Visit Wow Summit’s official website to learn more about the event and secure your passes today.

Marketing Pulse x eTailingPulse

Marketing Pulse x eTailingPulse

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council presents MarketingPulse and eTailingPulse on March 13, a two-in-one event designed for Asia’s marketers, agencies, and e-commerce experts. Taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event offers inspirational talks, engaging workshops on digital marketing and e-Tailing, as well as a happy hour session with music performance by local artist DJ King. Discover the latest market insights and learn from heavyweight industry leaders. The speaker lineup includes the creative minds of leading international brands such as OpenAI, Arsenal Football Club, Nike, Moutai, 9gag, Blippi, Farfetch, Maison 21G, Malin+Goetz, Mastercard, Naver Z, Suntory, Toridoll and more. Topics range from AI marketing, defining brand purpose, sustainability, and brand storytelling to K-pop marketing, Gen Alpha strategies, as well as silver generation and sensory marketing.  Purchase your pass today and enjoy a 40 percent discount by using the Time Out reader-exclusive discount code ‘MPR07N4P’. 

Catchic

Catchic

The space offers all-day dining with an extensive bar menu and a grab-and-go counter, Catch & Go. Located at LANDMARK’s Chater House, the restaurant seamlessly combines elegance with a touch of casual charm. Picture marbled walls in neutral tones, accented with gold fixtures and ample plush deep green seating, making it the perfect setting for long catch ups or casual business meetings. The venue also boasts an expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the bustling streets of Central.  Take your pick from their menu showcasing a creative fusion of international flavours, from Western classics to Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes. Their Hainan chicken rice ($178) remains a popular favourite since the restaurant’s opening. Other must-tries are the authentic pad Thai ($148) with responsibly sourced prawns and the comforting laksa ($148) with a homemade seafood stock infused with prawns and lobster shells. For quick bites, head to the grab-and-go counter and opt for a healthy salad, hot dish, artisanal sandwich or wrap. Catchic is also committed to responsible ingredient sourcing, utilising plant-based and compostable take-away packaging. Additionally, they manage food waste through Hongkong Land’s onsite compost machine.

Kyuhyun ‘Restart’ Asia tour

Kyuhyun ‘Restart’ Asia tour

After parting ways with SM Entertainment last year, Super Junior’s lead vocalist Kyuhyun announces his first solo Asia tour with his new agency Antenna. Named after his latest mini album, the ‘Restart’ tour features 11 shows in Seoul, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, as well as Hong Kong. The singer is taking the stage at AsiaWorld-Expo on April 4 and 5, performing his signature ballads such as At Gwanghwamun, A Million Pieces, and Time With You. Tickets are available here.

TVXQ! ‘20&2’ Asia tour

TVXQ! ‘20&2’ Asia tour

Following their sold-out concert in Hong Kong in January, this legendary K-pop duo, who had celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, announces two additional stops for their highly anticipated Asia tour – Macau and Jakarta. On March 30, Yunho and Changmin are set to rock the stage of The Londoner Arena with their timeless hits, including Rising Sun, Mirotic, Wrong Number, and Keep Your Head Down. Stay tuned for the ticket details!

CNBlue ‘CNBluentity’ Asia tour

CNBlue ‘CNBluentity’ Asia tour

The rock band is gearing up for the Asian leg of their ‘CNBluentity’ tour, with Hong Kong as the first stop! A combination of the band’s name and the word ‘identity’, ‘CNBluentity’ promises electrifying performances that showcase the individuality of each member. Their concert in Seoul last October marked the end of their six-year hiatus. Comprising vocalist Jung Yong-hwa, drummer Kang Min-hyuk, and bassist Lee Jung-shin, the band debuted 14 years ago and has since released multiple hits such as Alone, Love Light, Love, Can’t Stop, I’m Sorry, Y, Why…, and more. Tickets will be available from February 16 at 10am. Stay tuned to HK Ticketing for the latest updates.

Ten ‘1001’ Asia fan-con tour

Ten ‘1001’ Asia fan-con tour

Ahead of his upcoming solo album release, NCT member Ten announces his first-ever Asia fan-con tour. Audiences can look forward to him interacting with the crowd and playing his solo hits like Dream in a Dream, New Heroes, Birthday, and Paint Me Naked. Tickets run from $988 to $1,588.

F.T. Island ‘Hey Day’ in Hong Kong

F.T. Island ‘Hey Day’ in Hong Kong

The famous rock band returns to Hong Kong after seven long years and takes centre stage at KITEC’s Star Hall on March 2. The ‘Hey Day’ concert is a token of gratitude to their fans’ unwavering support throughout the past 17 years, and Hong Kong marks the final stop of their Asia tour. Expect to sing along to iconic hits like Severely, Love Love Love, Hello Hello, Love Sick, To The Light, and many more. Tickets are priced from $880 to $1,680.

Seung Hyub & Hwe Seung of N.Flying Live ‘We’re Here’ in Hong Kong

Seung Hyub & Hwe Seung of N.Flying Live ‘We’re Here’ in Hong Kong

Rap rock band N.Flying’s leader Seung Hyub and vocalist Hwe Seung embark on their ‘We’re Here’ tour as the remaining three members are currently serving in the military. Fans can expect the duo performing the band’s signature heartfelt pop-rock tracks like Rooftop, Moonshot, Blue Moon, and Oh Really. Click here for the ticket details!

Nam Woo Hyun ‘Whitree’ Asia tour

Nam Woo Hyun ‘Whitree’ Asia tour

Infinite’s main vocalist Nam Woo Hyun is holding his first solo concert in Hong Kong this February following the group’s 13th-anniversary celebration and ‘Comeback Again’ Asia tour last year. The ‘Whitree’ tour is named after Woo Hyun’s first solo album and takes place on February 17 and 18 at MacPherson Stadium. Tickets range from $888 to $1,588, with certain packages offering fan benefits like signed posters, photo ops, and access to the sound check session.

Super Junior-L.S.S. ‘The Show: Th3ee Guys’ Asia tour

Super Junior-L.S.S. ‘The Show: Th3ee Guys’ Asia tour

Super Junior’s sixth sub-unit L.S.S., featuring Leetuk, Shindong, and Siwon, just made its debut with a Japanese album last year. To celebrate their new venture, the trio is embarking on their first-ever tour across various Asian cities, such as Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Taipei, and Hong Kong. Running from $980 to $1,680, tickets are up for grabs here now.

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Milktea sweeps Hong Kong’s typhoon name poll

Milktea sweeps Hong Kong’s typhoon name poll

Brace for Typhoon Milktea, as the city’s iconic drink storms to the top in The Hong Kong Observatory’s (HKO) Tropical Cyclone Name Collection poll with 15,750 votes. HKO embarked on a quest for 20 typhoon names that best capture the city’s characteristics, and presented forty potential names last year, calling upon Hongkongers to cast their votes for their favourites. Coming in at a close second with 15,127 votes is ‘Tsing-ma’, Hong Kong’s landmark bridge that connects Tsing Yi and Ma Wan, holding the title of the world’s longest suspension bridge for rail and road traffic. ‘Fo-lung’ (fire dragon), the century-old Mid-Autumn Festival tradition, roars into third place with 14,810 votes. Among the other names that made it to the list are the beloved Hong Kong food ‘Dim-sum’, ‘Siu-long’ (the stage name of the legendary martial art superstar Bruce Lee), teas ‘Shui-sin’ and ‘Heung-pin’, ‘Hoi-wai’ the deceased killer whale at Ocean Park, as well as ‘Pui-pui’ the saltwater crocodile living in the Hong Kong Wetland Park. Check out the full list here: Milktea: 15,750 votes Tsing-ma: 15,127 votes Fo-lung: 14,810 votes Dim-sum: 14,354 votes Sparrow: 13,662 votes Shui-sin: 13,463 votes Siu-long: 13,131 votes Neon: 12,713 votes Sing-si: 12,524 votes Egret: 12,296 votes Heung-pin: 12,279 votes Hoi-wai: 11,717 votes Pui-pui: 11,595 votes Sheung-si: 11,431 votes Red-bean: 11,006 votes Stoneslab: 10,940 votes Bak-lan: 10,616 votes Sampan: 10,474 votes Junk-boat: 10,222 votes Treefrog: 10,148

Help name Ocean Park's exotic crocodile!

Help name Ocean Park's exotic crocodile!

The exotic female crocodile found in Pat Heung last year is joining the Ocean Park family, and the theme park is on a quest for a meaningful and memorable name for this newcomer!  From now until January 31, share your suggestions for the perfect name that reflects the croc’s background and uniqueness. Hong Kong does not have native crocodiles, so the chosen name will carry special significance and serve as a reminder of the potential harm invasive species can cause to local biodiversity.  Seahorse Rangers, Hong Kong’s largest student-oriented conservation group, will select the top five names from public submissions in late February. You can then vote for the final name through Ocean Park’s social media platform from March 4 to noon on March 12. The final winner will receive four tickets to the Get-Closer-to-the-Animals programme, in-park F&B vouchers worth $2,000, and an annual park membership for four. The other four shortlisted participants can also receive four Get-Closer-to-the-Animals and park admission tickets, along with  F&B vouchers worth $800.  Here are some deets about the croc if you’re looking for some inspiration – it’s approximately 1.9m long and weighs 35kg, and was discovered in a fenced-off area next to a Lin Fa Tei village house. Estimated to be four years old, it was transferred from the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department to Ocean Park in April 2023.  Visit Ocean Park’s official website to send in your ideas! Recommended stories: McDonald