What a difference a week makes! It was only 7 days ago we were smug with the blue skies and sun in January – and now look at us – huddled around $50 heaters that don’t work and wearing hats and gloves in the office! We still love you though Hong Kong, and there are too many fun things going on this week to stay inside. Here are our top picks for the last week of January:
6th Floor, Unit 2, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, Kennedy Town
‘A million dreams, a million stories and an endless energy – this city of ours through the eyes of 8 photographers.’
Already captivated by that sentence? Us too. The Hive Studios – a coworking space, full sized photo studio, cafe lounge, and event space rolled into one are presenting one of their first exhibitions this week; Electric City. With works from some of Hong Kong’s most daring photographers along with performances by DJ Die Monde and dance by I AM, free drinks from Peroni and Aperol are just a few of the reasons we are going. Oh, and it’s free – just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see you there!
PMQ ,35 Aberdeen Street
With 80+ startups, over 150 job opportunities and more than 800 participants across their last three events, this month’s Job Fair promises to be bigger and better than ever. A great opportunity to meet with international tech companies, emerging startups, undergraduates and graduate students, as well as seasoned professionals looking to access the entrepreneurial spirit of the startup ecosystem. Entry is free, however you do have to reserve your ticket in advance.
Our Top Pick:
30 Jan: Picnic in the Park
Siena Park, Discovery Bay
Picnic in the Park is back – and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary! Hong Kong’s favorite live music and dance festival, taking place at Siena Park in Discovery Bay, promises more entertainment than ever before this coming weekend! Attracting crowds of over 10,000 people, with over 60 acts performing on two custom-built stages, Picnic in the Park is a unique festival experience for the whole family. The event has been actively raising awareness for Hong Kong children’s charities since 2006. The Hong Kong Student Aid Society and the Hong Chi Children’s Home are both causes that have benefited directly from the goodwill and generosity of the crowds that have attended the event over the years. For the 10th anniversary event, the organizers hope to raise over $500,000 in funds for these charities. To help reach this ambitious target, charity collections will be taken throughout the day to supplement donation points at the main entrance to Siena Park. Keep your eye on their Facebook page for lineup announcements and more. And don’t forget to stop by The Expat Living table and say “Hello” to our lovely team!
31 Jan: Pink Dolphin watching boat trip
The Kowloon Hotel19-21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Did someone say PINK dolphins? In Hong Kong? Ok, we always knew they were out there, but some of us have not yet found the time to go and see them for ourselves. Lucky for us HK Explorers Initiative have organised a boat trip open for all this weekend. Tickets are $420 per adult and $210 per child (3 – 12 years old). The meeting point is at the Kowloon Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui (right outside exit E) at 8:45am. A bus will then pick up guests and take them to the pier, where a boat will be waiting. For more information check out their Facebook page.