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Fun things to do in Hong Kong

There’s always plenty of fun to be had in Hong Kong. Here’s a guide to some of the best events and activities that are on around the traps. We’ve kept everybody in mind, so you’ll be sure to find something to suit you in this list of top things to do in Hong Kong.

Special notice: In view of the latest developments of new coronavirus infections and preventative measures taking place in Hong Kong, some events have been cancelled* or postponed. Please check individual event websites for the latest information.

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With so many of us staying in Hong Kong, it’s time to make the most of the activities here. We’ve rounded up some things to do for a cracking good time over the break.

Where: Various venues
When: 10 to 13 April
More: expatliving.hk

Virtual Pizza-making Party

Motorino pizza-making party

Motorino is hosting the city’s first virtual pizza-making party and everyone is invited! How does it work? This fab pizzeria will deliver an ingredient kit to your door and then teach you to make a pizza masterpiece via Instagram Live. During the IG Live session, the Motorino team will answer all your questions and have you slinging pies in no time. Join Chef Luca Marinelli on  at 12:30pm on Saturday 11 April. Get ready to chop your ingredients, shape your dough, then top and bake your pie. Find out more and sign up here before Friday 10 April

Where: Motorino’s Instagram Live
When: 11 April
Moremotorinohongkong.com

AmCham LIVE Sessions – Coping with Challenging Times

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Facebook will host the first Facebook LIVE sessions in guiding big and small businesses through the hard times of coronavirus. The four weekly sessions, running from late March to April, will cover topics from e-commerce, SMEs going global, smart retail, to branding.

Where: FacebookHK and AmChamHK
When: Until 16 April
More: facebook.com/AmChamHK

National Geographic Wheelock Hong Kong Photo Contest 2019 Winners’ Exhibition

"Clouded Sunrise" by Felix Ip - winner of National Geographic Wheelock Hong Kong Photo Competition

See the winning photos from National Geographic and Wheelock Properties’ international photography competition on display at Gallery by the Harbour until 19 April. Themed ‘Hong Kong Story: Nature, City and People” the contest received almost 3,000 submissions from photography enthusiasts and professionals from 15 countries around the world.

Where: Gallery by the Harbour, Harbour City
When: Until 19 April
More: harbourcity.com.hk

Code Your Own Adventure Competition

Stamford American School Hong Kong is calling all coders aged 5 to 16 years old to join its first Code Your Own Adventure championship. Prizes will be awarded for he most creatively coded stories and games on the them “stuck at home”. Be prepared to wow the judges!

Where: SAIS.hk
When: Until 17 April
More: sais.edu.hk

Maison Huit Exhibition: Japanese Ceramist Akio Nukaga

In this third collaboration with the renowned Japanese ceramist Akio Nukaga, Maison Huit will host his latest solo exhibition in Hong Kong this spring. The exhibition will include new ceramic works by the famous potter from Kasama who is know for his rustic and modern ceramic tableware and vases.

Where: Maison Huit
When: Until 20 April
More: maisonhuit.com.hk

View Art Central 2020 Online

Art Central 2020 Online

Following the cancellation of this year’s art fair, Art Central has partnered with online platform Artsy to bring the fair online. View the works of hundreds of established and next-generation artists via online-only booths from galleries all around the world. Visit artsy.net/art-central-2020 to view the full digital catalogue.

Where: Artsy.net
When: Until 28 April
More: artsy.net

AustCham 2020 Member Campaign Launch

To support businesses through the challenges of COVID-19, AustCham is offering a 30% discount on renewals and new subscriptions until 30 April. Plus there’s the chance to win great prizes including two business class flights to Australia, free Asia miles, staycations to beat the cabin fever, and restaurant vouchers.

Where: AustCham Hong Kong
When: Until 30 April
More: austcham.com.hk

Kids and Family-friendly Workshops at Nature Discovery Park

Discovery Nature Park Kids and Family-friendly Workshops

Throughout March and April, the sustainability-themed Nature Discovery Park is offering a series of nature- and wellness-inspired workshops for kids and families. The fun and interactive workshops will give little ones the opportunity to get closer to various plants and marine life and bring out their creative potential. “Nature Discovery Tour”, Getting in Touch with Jelly Fish” and “Kids’ Nature Art Jam” are just some of the workshops to look out for.

Where: Nature Discovery Park at K11 MUSEA
When: Until 31 April
More: k11musea.com/happenings

Crafts Interwoven: Past and Present

Learn about traditional crafts at Crafts on Peel, an important space that is preserving traditional Hong Kong crafts and designing new products that bring age-old craftsmanship into a new era. At this gallery space, young Hong Kong artists are paired with Master Craftsmen, to create new and functional pieces that bring new and old together.

Where: Crafts on Peel, Central
When: Until 15 May
Morecraftsonpeel.com

Monet – Perception of Light & Colour

This first-of-its-kind immersive exhibition at Metropolis Museum features hand-painted replicas, 3D printed works and projections of over 30 of Monet’s distinguished paintings.

Where: Metropolis Museum
When: Until 5 July
More: metropolismuseum.com

 

Things to do all year round

Be a tourist in your own city

There’s never been a better time to explore Hong Kong. Many of the city’s iconic tourist attractions have minimal crowds and incredible deals right now. If you’re looking for things to do, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has created a special website, hkison.com, which houses all the great deals around town. Check it out and see if there’s a deal that works for you or your guests. You’ll find deals on theme parks, restaurants and staycations. The tourism board have let us know that the site is updated regularly, so keep checking back for the latest.

Hong Kong Academy Parent Sessions

Hong Kong Academy’s Child Development Series is a series of parent workshops focusing on a different aspect of child development. Each one hour talk draws upon current best practice and the knowledge of HKA’s specialist teachers, and aims to provide parents with some useful take-home tips.

Where: Hong Kong Academy
When: Monthly
More: ctl.hkacademy.edu.hk

Wycombe Abbey School Tour

Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong offer daily tours of their Tin Wan Campus during term time, providing prospective parents and students with the opportunity to experience the school in operation. Register for a tour to find out more about the school, tour the facilities and meet the staff.

Where: Tin Wan Campus, 17 Tin Wan Street
When: Daily during term time
More: wycombeabbey.openapply.com/openday

Le Cordon Bleu at K11 MUSEA

In a new partnership with the world’s top cooking academy, Le Cordon Bleu, K11 MUSEA will be offering a series of short cookery courses at their Gastronomy Lab. Starting from 7 November, the courses include a range of beginner and advanced level patisserie courses for adults and children.

Where: K11 MUSEA Gastronomy Lab
When: Now!
More:
 kka.k11.com

Visit “The Most Insane Garage in the World”

TheArsenale, one of the world’s first global marketplaces for the motion universe has opened at City of Dreams resort in Macau. The flagship Asia store showcases the world’s most sought-after rare finds from land, sea and air – everything from playthings for billionaires to art and accessories for the everyman. Marvel at the remarkable array of race cars, private jets, submarines, custom motorcycles, branded boats, electric skateboards, timepieces, artworks and more!

Where: City of Dreams Resort Macau
When: Now!
More: cityofdreamsmacau.com

Explore the new Avenue of Stars

Avenue of the Stars has just reopened after a three-year construction hiatus. But now it’s back, bigger and better than ever and it’s one of our favourite things to do with visitors! Head over to TST to meander along the foreshore and learn about some of Hong Kong’s home-grown stars, including the beloved, Bruce Lee.

Get there: Walk from the Star Ferry or from MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P1, use the staircase or the escalator adjacent to Tsim Sha Tsui East (Mody Road) Bus Terminus.
When: Now!
More: avenueofstars.com.hk

“The Met: Live in HD” Series

Watch high-definition screenings of opera performances at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York here in Hong Kong. Screenings will be held at various cinemas around Hong Kong throughout the year. Featured performances include Bizet’s Carmen, Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, Verdi’s Aida, Wagner’s Die Walküre and many others.

Where: Various cinemas around Hong Kong
When: Throughout 2019
More: themetinhongkong.info

American Women’s Association Coffee Morning

The American Women’s Association of Hong Kong holds a weekly coffee morning every Thursday; CHAT – Come Have A Talk. The informal gathering is for member, newcomers and non-members and provides a friendly atmosphere to have a coffee or tea and some “grown-up” time away from the little ones. It is a drop-in activity so people are welcome to join anytime between 10.30am and noon. The group often stays for lunch.

Where: Cafe 8, Roof Level, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Ferry Pier No.8, Central
When:  Every Thursday (except public holidays)
More: awa.org.hk

Cooee Coffee – Australian Association of Hong Kong

The Australian Association of Hong Kong holds a weekly coffee morning, Cooee Coffee, every Friday, which acts as a casual get-together for both newcomers to Hong Kong, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends. In addition to meeting new people, it’s also a chance to get some advice and tips on living in Hong Kong.

Where: Oolaa Petite Shop 2 Tower 2 Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai
When: Every Friday (except public holidays), 10am-12pm
More: ozhongkong.com

Happy Wednesdays at Happy Valley Races

Wednesday night at the Happy Valley Races is a favoured Hong Kong pastime. It costs just HK$10 to get in and see the spectacle of race fans watching world-class horse racing against a backdrop of skyscrapers.

Where: Happy Valley Race Course, Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
When: Every Wednesday all year round (gates open at 5.15pm, first race 7.15pm)
More: hkjc.com

*Special Notice: Cancelled Events

Due to the current coronavirus measures in Hong Kong, the following events have been cancelled. Please check individual event websites for the latest information.

Affordable Art Fair 2020 (postponed to 20-23 August)
AustCham Australia Day Lunch with Kerry O’Brien (postponed to June)
Genius or Vandal? Banksy Exhibition
Greenday Concert
India by the Bay Festival (postponed to April)
KidsFest 2020
Longines Masters
Run for Survival (postponed)
Shakespeare in the Park
Singapore Yacht Show (postponed to later in the year)
The Hong Kong French Theater Festival
Tong Chong Street Market

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