Hong Kong – that compact, coordinated, chaotic and somehow still calming corner of China. Before the humidity starts to really set in, why not hightail it over to Hong Kong for some truly unique events and experiences – some of which are just around the corner.
1. Le French May Arts Festival (April 12 – June 23)
A fiesta of all things French, this is a massive festival of French arts, film, music, theatre, fashion and food. It’s one of the biggest of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.
2. Ngong Ping 360
This floating cable car gives you 360-degree views of Lantau Island. You’ll reach the Po Lin monastery and temple as well as witness the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village from the best viewpoint on the island.
3. Tim Ho Wan
Eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant for only a couple of dollars. The famous tiny dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan in Mon Kok, Kowloon, is officially the least expensive restaurant to receive a Michelin-award. If you can’t find it, look for the queue. You’ll have to (sometimes or than an hour) for a table, but it will be worth it!
4. Spot a Pink Dolphin
Pinker than South American dolphins (and closer to the shopping), you can see these gorgeous rosy creatures while on a harbour cruise on the Pearl River Delta between Hong Kong and Macau. They’ve become quite used to cruise vessels so your chances of spotting them are pretty high!
5. Revolving 66 Restaurant
Hong Kong at night is all about the view – there are light shows to be seen and even a glimpse at the illuminated skyline is enough to take your breath away. So for the ultimate in viewing, dine out at Hong Kong’s only revolving restaurant and get the full 360-degree treatment.