Live Out Your Passion On A Hong Kong Family Holiday

Live Out Your Passion On A Hong Kong Family Holiday

Stand a chance to win 2 child and 2 adult tickets to Ocean Park Hong Kong! Scroll to the bottom of the article and take part now!


Hong Kong offers many experiences that everyone in the family will love. Whether you’re interested in arts and culture, exploring the outdoors or kicking back in style, you can have the time of your life on a Hong Kong family holiday!

Here are some recommendations on what to include in your Hong Kong family holiday itinerary:

For Urban Style-seekers

For the city-loving types, Hong Kong is a kaleidoscope of wonders for family exploration. Stores open till late, food options are aplenty, and there’s a buzz in the air that never wanes.

Shopping at Harbour City

Go Shopping at Harbour City, the largest mall in Hong KongAt the largest mall in Hong Kong, you can shop till you drop – and the kids will not mind at all! This is because Harbour City houses Asia’s largest Toys R Us flagship store, and a kids’ shopping street with more than 40 children’s wear brands ranging from GUCCI to Stella McCartney and ZARA Kids!

Ocean Terminal

Visit the Ocean Terminal Deck in Hong KongAfter shopping, visit the Ocean Terminal Deck in the area, a rooftop observatory surrounded by the sea. Here, you’ll be able to catch a stunning 270-degree panorama of Victoria Harbour, and some of the nicest views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Wait for the sunset. Even the kids will be wowed.

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Hot Custard Molten Buns at Yum ChaGet ready for more wows when you bring the kids to Yum Cha, where traditional Chinese food is given a playful twist. Don’t expect them to stop poking those cute emoji-inspired custard lava buns – the cream oozes out of the buns’ mouths; it’s too fun! It’s good to know that Yum Cha doesn’t just serve pretty fare, their dim sum tastes excellent too!

93/4 Café in Hong KongIf you’re Harry Potter fans, get your fill of wizardry and Hogwart-inspired fare at the 93/4 Café. Wands. Check! Potions (drinks on the menu). Check! A magical experience for the whole family. Check!

Dine in style at Discovery Bay

Dine in style at Discovery Bay, Hong KongAnother dining gem (you can never eat too much on a Hong Kong family holiday) is Discovery Bay. Located on Lantau Island, it houses Hong Kong’s premium international residential community, and is a picturesque spot for oceanfront alfresco dining. Not only will you get spectacular views of the sea, you’ll also witness a great sunset!

Tai Pak Beach at Discovery BayBefore dinner, let the kids run free along the 400-metre long man-made Tai Pak Beach, with fine quality sand shipped all the way from Hainan Island. As if a white sandy beach is not enough, there’s also a humongous children’s playground here. Kids will have a ball sliding, climbing, swinging and doing the flying fox on soft, pristine sand.

A Symphony of Lights on the DUKLING

Take the DUKLING cruise down Victoria Harbour in Hong KongThe new ‘A Symphony of Lights’ show at the Victoria Harbour was unveiled in December 2017. Widely recognised as one of the most spectacular light shows in the world, it is a multimedia spectacle that glamourises the Hong Kong skyline every night.

Here’s a tip: take the DUKLING cruise down Victoria Harbour to get a first-class view of the show! Made in 1955, the DUKLING is a wooden three-mask antique junk boat that used to be a fisherman’s home. A ride on it is an invaluable history lesson come alive for the children, and an experience that they will take with them for life.

For Artistic Culture Vultures

Old Town Central

Visit Hong Kong's Old Town CentralIf arts and culture is your calling, Old Town Central is the place to be. This is where one of the first roads was built in the colonial era, the British flag was first officially raised, and many Chinese first settled in the 1840s.

Street Art at Old Town Central in Hong KongFrom those days, the area has developed into a laidback neighbourhood with cultural, artsy vibes and graffiti-filled walls that make perfect backdrops for your family OOTD posts.

The go-to place for creative inspiration is PMQ, called so because it used to be the Police Married Quarters. Home to more than 100 local designers, craftsmen and entrepreneurs, it’s a great place to introduce kids to good design and inculcate an entrepreneurial spirit in them. Of course, the shopping is good too!

Sunday Market at Discovery Bay

Sunday Market at Discovery BayIf you’re into indie crafts, vintage clothes, or handmade ceramics, check out the Sunday Market that happens every second Sunday of the month at Discovery Bay. You could well find some hidden gems under one of those blue and red shelters at the DB Main Plaza! The relaxed outdoor ambience puts everyone in a good mood, with enough space for children to run around and explore – within your sight of course!

A Cultural Bun-making Workshop

Lucky BunsOne of the most famous cultural experiences in Hong Kong has to be the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. The lucky bun – filled with lotus paste, red bean or sesame, and stamped with the words “peng on” (Cantonese for peace) – is the star of the festival. You can learn how to make this bun by taking part in a workshop at the island’s oldest bakery, Kwok Kam Kee, together with the kids. Now that makes for some unforgettable moments on your Hong Kong family holiday!

Get Aboard The Floating Icon Of Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom, Hong KongAnother famous symbol of Hong Kong is Jumbo, a floating restaurant at Aberdeen Harbour. You would probably have seen Jumbo – it has been featured in numerous Hong Kong movies – and heard of its record of having served celebrities the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Tom Cruise and Chow Yun Fatt.

Designed like a Chinese palace, Jumbo is one of the world’s largest floating restaurants, with a capacity for 2,300 diners. Order a table of traditional dim sum and fresh seafood, and indulge in the feeling of royalty!

For The Thrill Seekers

Go ahead, SCREAM! Exciting rides and adrenaline-pumping fun await you in Hong Kong!

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Disney Friends Springtime Carnival at Hong Kong DisneylandNothing is more thrilling than seeing your favourite Disney characters in person – or rather, in costume – at the world’s most famous amusement park. During the Disney Friends Springtime Carnival, more than 100 Disney Friends gather to celebrate the season.

Hong Kong Disneyland's “We Love Mickey!” night-time projection showExpect many new experiences including the “We Love Mickey!” night-time projection show, the Africa-themed Karibuni Marketplace, and new Disney Friends appearing at locations across the park for meet-and-greet sessions.

Enjoy a total Hong Kong Disneyland Resort ExperienceWhen it comes to accommodations, hurray! A third hotel – Disney Explorers Lodge – has opened, giving you more options on your Hong Kong family holiday.

Crazy Car Café

Crazy Car Cafe in Hong KongWho says rides can only be found at amusement parks? The Crazy Car Café has a go-kart racing track (safely padded with stacked-up tyres) right in its compounds! With a minimum spending on food as admission, you can perfect your drifting skills with unlimited kart rides for up to 2.5 hours! There are karts for both adults and kids above 110cm.

For The Nature Lovers

Hong Kong has a land area of 2,754 km2, 40% of which is country parks and nature reserves. The great outdoors beckon!

A Different Type of Camping

Native American Teppee at Sai Yuen Farm on Cheung Chau IslandEnjoy outdoor camping with a difference at Sai Yuen Farm on Cheung Chau Island. Instead of the generic type of tent, you get to choose from the Mongolian Ger, Native American Teppee, African Safari Tent and Star Gazing Geodesic Dome!

Star Gazing Geodesic Domes, Sai Yuen Farm in Hong KongAll four are fantastic eye-openers, especially for the kids, but the Star Gazing Geodesic Domes take the cake. Beautifully constructed with transparent ceilings, these tents are located at a higher altitude, offering breathtaking views of the water and beautiful sunsets in the day, and a sleep-under-the-stars experience at night!

Hiking Across The Dragon’s Back

The Dragon’s Back is a ridge in Southeastern Hong Kong Island that resembles its namesake. Hiking on it is not difficult, even for young ones.

The Dragon's Back, Hong KongOnce named ‘Best Urban Hike in Asia’ by TIME Magazine, the Dragon’s Back hike is a two-hour trail that starts at a mysterious tree tunnel, offers spectacular views along the way, and ends at the beach! Not only will you get great shots for the family album, you’ll also feel a sense of achievement for completing this hike as a family.

Get to know the animals at Ocean Park

Ocean Park, Hong KongFor animal lovers, Ocean Park has a ‘Get Closer to the Animals’ programme, where you can get in the water with the dolphins, hug seals, or be honorary panda keepers! You can also get to see rainforest creatures like the pygmy marmoset and toucan at the ‘Expedition Trail’, one of the many animal-themed attractions at the park.

VR Coaster at Ocean ParkOf course, the kids will be raring to take the rides too! With over 80 attractions and rides, Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park in one! Make sure that you take the Mine Train. It has been updated with virtual reality headsets to be Hong Kong’s first VR roller coaster!

Just like this exciting ride, your Hong Kong family holiday will be an adventure to remember.

Hong Kong Family Fun Deals

All excited to go Hong Kong now? There are tons of family fun deals available for you to enjoy! Fly with Cathay Pacific from $268* all in per person and present your boarding passes at participating attractions to enjoy special deals for the whole family. Find out more today!

This post is brought to you by Hong Kong Tourism Board.


Win Tickets To Ocean Park Hong Kong

Stand a chance to win two child and two adult tickets to Ocean Park Hong Kong worth a total of HK$1440 (S$250). Simply submit your answer the question below by 21 April 2018 to enter into the giveaway.

Double your chances of winning by liking, sharing and tagging 3 friends on this post on Facebook.

Additional terms & conditions:

1. Tickets are valid from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
2. Tickets are not for sale but transferrable.
3. Airfare is not included.
4. This giveaway is open to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents only.
5. The winner will need to collect the tickets from the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Singapore Office.


The Ocean Park Hong Kong giveaway has closed. Congratulations to our winner – Jaclyn Loo!


Win Tickets To Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Stand a chance to win two child and two adult tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort worth a total of HK$2154 (S$360). Simply submit your answer the question below by 16 April 2018 to enter into the giveaway.

Double your chances of winning by liking, sharing and tagging 3 friends on this post on Facebook.

Additional terms & conditions:

1. Tickets are valid for six months from the date of issue. The date of issue can be matched with the winner’s travelling date.
2. Tickets are not for sale but transferrable. Full terms & conditions for the tickets can be found here.
3. Airfare is not included.
4. This giveaway is open to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents only.
5. The winner will need to collect the tickets from the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Singapore Office.


The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort giveaway has closed. Congratulations Shen Huishan for winning this contest!


 

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