Many of us are familiar with the streets of Hong Kong. We’ve strolled along Avenue of Stars, caught A Symphony of Lights, taken the tram up to The Peak, and checked out both Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. We have our favorite dim sum restaurants and our go-to designer outlets. Suffice to say, we know our way around. But given our love for traveling, that's hardly surprising.
“The Philippines is one of Hong Kong’s largest source markets in Southeast Asia and continues to be a key market this 2015,” says Hong Kong Tourism Board Executive Director Mr Anthony Lau. “We hope that both Hong Kong and the Philippines will foster closer ties and build greater tourism development as we welcome the Year of the Sheep.”
Thinking of taking a trip to Hong Kong this spring (March to May)? Here are a few things you can't miss!
Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Central, Hong Kong
Sixty meters high, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel gives you 20 minutes of unobstructed, 360-degree views of one of the world’s most iconic skylines and the stunning Victoria Harbour. You literally can’t miss it.
Pulse, Heartbeat of Hong Kong
If you enjoyed A Symphony of Lights, you need to catch this amazing 3-D show which happens at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower at Tsim Sha Tsui every night from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until March 18.
Trick Eye Museum
Shop No.1, Level 3, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road Hong Kong
Want to take a photo alongside a Renaissance painting or look like you’re about to be devoured by a huge shark? Check out the Trick Eye Museum. Originally from South Korea, the fun house features creative paintings that appear 3-D-like through optical illusion. With just a bit of imagination (and, perhaps, a good photographer), a visit there will produce hilarious memories that are comedy gold.
Hong Kong International Film Festival
French, German, Japanese, and Chinese films among others find their way to Hong Kong cinemas from March to April. Check out the titles here and catch a flick before you leave for home.
Comix Home Base
7 Mallory Street, Wanchai
Explore Hong Kong’s home-grown comics and animation community. Transformed from a cluster of shophouses known as Green House, Comix Home Base regularly holds exhibits and workshops. It’s open to the public and also offers guided tours for visitors.
Hong Kong Sevens
Are you a fan of rugby or just hunky men who play rugby in general? Pencil in some time at the Hong Kong Stadium on March 27, 28, and 29. The first game is between England and Wales.
Former Police Married Quarters, Hollywood Road, Central
PMQ stands for Police Married Quarters, but today, it’s more known as a creative and design hub. Shop, dine, and check out the thriving art community in Central and perhaps, even find kindred spirits among the people there.
Jao Tsung-I Academy
800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon
If you’re into Chinese history, you should pay a visit to the building dedicated to Professor Jao Tsung-I, a famous Chinese artist and scholar.