To mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an exciting one-off event celebrating the sights, sounds and tastes of this vibrant territory is happening on Saturday, August 27 at the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park, Sydney.
Experience Hong Kong is giving Sydneysiders the opportunity to transport themselves to Hong Kong without having to step foot on a plane. There is something for the whole family to enjoy at this all-day extravaganza, like live entertainment, tasty snacks and fun activities for the kids.
The main stage will play host to a dazzling array of performances, including lion dances, martial arts, Cantonese opera, tai chi and traditional Chinese instruments like the erhu, guzheng and pipa. Children of all ages will be kept busy by the pop-up playground, Lego pit, magnetic fishing and Chinese knot-making and paper cutting workshops. And be sure to keep an eye out for the cute and cuddly roaming mascots, too.
Foodies will be in heaven when they discover what goodies are available. On the savoury side there will be classics like har gow (prawn dumplings), siu mai (pork dumplings), fried rice, wonton noodle soup and salt and pepper calamari, while the dessert offerings include mango pudding, molten lava custard buns, egg waffle ice-cream and Hong Kong-style milk tea. If that delicious line-up doesn’t have you salivating already, we don’t know what will.
But wait, there’s more! You can take a ride on one of the vintage Hong Kong double-decker buses (the only ones of their kind in Australia) or wander through the infinity tunnel, which projects images of famous Hong Kong landmarks in the 1950s contrasted against what they look like today.
There will also be prizes given out across the day, and a raffle drawn at 4.30pm – in case you needed an extra excuse to stick around until the very end.
Entry to Experience Hong Kong is free, and the venue is easily accessible from Central Station by light rail or bus. There is also plenty of on-site parking for cars. For more information head to the website, Facebook page or Instagram.