Highlights of Hong Kong's best sources for English language books, including art books, used book shops, specialty book stores, and online retailers.
25 Jul 2017 / Essential HK / Shopping
Let us do all the research so you don't have to! Here's our regularly updated roundup of family-friendly events and activities around Hong Kong.
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17 Jul 2017 / Events

Kids & Family: What’s On Guide

Let us do all the research so you don't have to! Here's our regularly updated roundup of family-friendly events and activities around Hong Kong.

16 Aug 2017 — By Melanie Grosjean / Events / Family
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We’ve listed these events in date order, browse to find inspiration, or click to jump to a specific month.

July, August, September, October, November, December, May 2018

We have a full event listing, including all that fun stuff you wouldn’t want to take the kids to, here.

 

August

Wet and Wild Sand Party

As a part of Ocean Park’s 40th anniversary, Applause Pavilion will be transformed into an exuberant summer beach. Famous sculpture artist Ray Villafane and his team will build three gigantic sand sculptures themed around Ocean Park attractions including the largest to date in Hong Kong. Be prepared to get wet at the thrilling water-splashing games such as Wild Foam Zone, Mega Gush and Super Spray Tunnel.

When:     1 July – 27 August 2017
Where:    Ocean Park, Applause Pavillion
For more information:  Ocean Park Website

 

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Bar & Restaurant Inspiration: New Openings, Fresh Menus and Hot Pop-Ups

Craving something fresh? Our roundup of bar and restaurant news has got you covered.

Bar & Restaurant News in Hong Kong

Let us inspire you with our regularly updated guide to new food and drink happenings around town. Click here if you want to jump straight to the drinks section (no judgement).

 

What’s New: Food

The Great Pizza Bake Off @ Mercato Hong Kong

Mercato Hong Kong, distinguished for their wood-fire oven pizzas, is hosting 5 rounds of pizza baking contests between 5 esteemed local chefs. Pizzas will be available to the public at Mercato Hong Kong for two weeks each round. The pizza contest will run from 21 August – 6 November and competitors’ pizzas will be available to the public at Mercato during this time.

Price:  $$-$$$

8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong

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The Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong Book Stores

Highlights of Hong Kong's best sources for English language books, including art books, used book shops, specialty book stores, and online retailers.

25 Jul 2017 — By Nancy Matos / Essential HK / Shopping
A bookstore

Unleash Your Inner Literati

No one can deny that reading is important. Reading enriches our world, expands our vocabulary, stimulates the imagination and can increase the attention span in children who might otherwise be distracted by electronic games, TV and the Internet.

At a glance it might seem that the reading culture here is non-existent and that people would rather disengage into a game on their mobile rather than literature. But if you dig deeper you will discover that Hong Kong’s inclination for books and reading is far from dead; it’s actually emerging and this city has a lot to offer in terms of the quantity and selection when it comes to its bookstores, mainstream and speciality.  This is the ultimate guide to unleashing your inner literati.Read more »


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