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Weekly Round Up – Your Guide to What’s On in Hong Kong 15th-21st of September & Singapore F1 Weekend

By: Sarah Richard

This week has it all, circus acts, Halloween Festivals, free food and Celebrity DJ’s and more. While we can’t predict the weather forecast for this week, we can guarantee there is a lot of fun in store. We’ve done all the hard work for you, now it’s up to you choose which events you will be going to.

16/09-21/09 – LA SOIRÉE
A theatrical phenomenon and unique and inspirational night of live entertainment, LA SOIRÉE’s heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety is more potent than ever. Fresh from a world tour with their hottest line-up yet LA SOIRÉE will showcase the crème de la crème of the cabaret world as it introduces the newest members of its dysfunctional family alongside very dear old friends.To book tickets visit: Prices start from $395.
Lyric Theatre,1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai



17/09-1/10 – Ocean Park’s 15th Annual Halloween Fest
This year, the Park is collaborating with Fox International Channels to bring to life numerous scenes of walkers sieged from FOX Channel’s popular TV series The Walking Dead at The Walking Dead: Survival. In addition to this years spine tingling fun, Café Ocean will transform into the Hungry Ghost Mansion, under the setting of a traditional Chinese Yu Lan Opera. Upon stepping into the restaurant, guests will enjoy shadow puppetries by “special” friends from the underworld, or take photos with one of the ghostly divas from the show. Guests then dive into the gruesome menu at the dining table, where they are reminded to savour their last meal before making their way into the darkness. For Doraemon fans (adults and children alike) can enjoy Doraemon-themed Halloween delicacies set menus or gourmet dishes. Available in Neptune’s Restaurant and Tuxedos Restaurant, the Doraemon Halloween Set Menu features Doraemon and friends wearing new Halloween costumes. Adult HK$345 Child (aged 3-11) HK$173.The all day-and-night ticket gives access to all the Park’s Halloween shows and spectacularly decorated attractions.
Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island



19/09 – Rave of Thrones Hong Kong with Kristian Narin a.k.a. HODOR
Brace yourself, winter is coming early this year on September 19th. For the first time ever, Kristian Nairn, also known as Hodor from the hit TV show Game of Thrones, will be gracing the deck of Zuma Hong Kong for one night only. Other than being known as Hodor, Kristian Nairn is also an outstanding DJ with 16 years of experience under his belt. Some of his remixes have even been played by house music legends like Grant Nelson, and he has graced the stage with the likes of Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris and Mylo. Get ready for a night of heart-thumping deep house in the heart of Central at one of the most anticipated parties of the year.10pm-late. Tickets: Early Bird (until sold out) – HK$200 / Advance & on the door – HK$250. For table enquiries, please email Note: You must be 18 or older to attend.
Zuma Hong Kong, Level 5&6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central


20/09 – Lantau Vertical Challenge
Lantau Vertical is the first vertical race in Hong Kong, which consists of climbing the highest peak (934m) of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is a 7km ascent with 900m elevation gain. The first 5km is a slow ascent on the beautiful Shek Pik Country trail to the wisdom path, then it continues on a steep 2km climb (Lantau trail section 3) with high stairs. The finish line is at the top of Lantau Peak (934m). You will then walk/run down to Pak Kung Au (4km) where the finish area is located (total distance: 11km) to provide refreshment, drop bag collection and awards. Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 9:00 am (Time limit: 4h30); Shek Pik reservoir, Lantau Island. On-site check-in and bag drop will start on at 7:30. You can book the bus from Tung Chung, HKD30, single trip when you register. Entry and a race, pack cost $260.

20/09 – Disco Naps at Vibes
If the Lantau Vertical sounds like too much exercise for a Sunday why not check out Disco Naps at Vibes.A sunset sessions at a secret open-air lounge bar calling itself ‘Disco Naps for the music-hungry crowd’.After the summer heat wave, Vibes bring you a chilled out evening with live DJs and happy hour drinks to wrap up the weekend.They kick off with Brasilian-Japanese model-turned-DJ, Gaby Endo who will work the crowd with her ethnic rhythms and zest for true music! HK$100 at the door (inclusive of 1 drink).
Vibes, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

On all month:

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on The Peak is celebrating its 9th Birthday this September!

This September, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is offering guests a number of promotions to celebrate its 9th birthday. Ranging from complimentary desserts for guests born in September, a free kid’s meal for Little Gumpers born in 2006 to trivia quizzes, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.’s is offering gifts to people of all ages. Every table with a Gumper born in September will receive a complimentary Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae. This warm, fresh baked Chocolate Chip Cookie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel, Chocolate, Peanuts & Whipped Cream is sure to be a special delight for anyone with a sweet tooth and a great way to celebrate with friends and family. Additionally, for the month of September, a free kid’s meal will be given to every Little Gumper born in 2006, celebrating their 9th birthday this year. Kids have the opportunity to choose from favourites such as the Bus Bench Burger, Lil’ Forrest’s Favorite Fish & Chips and Mama Gump’s Chicken Strips. All kids’ items include French Fries, fruit and a special treat.
The Peak, 100 Peak Rd, The Peak

19/9 to 20/9 Saturday – Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2015
It’s F1 time over in Singapore and our Expat Living Singapore colleagues have got us all up in a spin with jealously for this weekend’s line up. The 66th season of the Formula One Championship makes a stop in Singapore, promising adrenaline-pumping races and electrifying performances by artists like Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5. Prices range from $68 for single day, walkabout tickets to $1288 for Pit tickets. Buy your tickets here.Will you be there? Take a look at whats happening: from Black Eyed Peas at Amber Lounge

Amber Lounge is delighted to announce Grammy-award winning hip-hop superstar of the recently reunited hip-hop and dance super group The Black Eyed Peas, as the first headlining live act of Amber Lounge Singapore 2015. With 7 studio albums and sales reaching over 76 million copies – making them one of the best selling groups of all times. Global sell out tours, six Grammy awards and chart-topping hits such as “Where Is The Love”, “Pump It” and “I Gotta Feeling”, Apl is set to ignite the iconic Amber Lounge stage and will headline a weekend of unforgettable entertainment at Singapore’s ORIGINAL and most lavish Formula 1 nightlife event.

The Podium Lounge
You don’t have to be a race fanatic to enjoy a good F1 party! The Podium Lounge is regarded as the ultimate A-list party for the racing community, hosting Formula 1 drivers and teams, plus royalty, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels and more, for three nights over F1 weekend.Returning for its seventh year running following consecutive sell-out events over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend since 2009, The Podium Lounge – situated within the F1 track, directly across from The Paddock Club – will once again come to life as a super-glam ultra-lounge in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, with an expected 2,500 party-goers per night. Organised by expats Robbie Hoyes-Cock and Steve Yallop (formerly of Pangaea Ultra Lounge), the three-night event has become one of the highlights of the Grand Prix season.Tickets and VIP tables are always quick to sell out for this event, so it’s advisable to reserve a spot as early as possible. Tickets can be purchased exclusively via the website, For VIP table reservations, call 9459 5211 or email

The Royalé Dream perfume official parties
The Royalé Dream, which is the result of a Partnership between World of Diamonds and the Spanish author perfume company Cuarzo The Circle, comes with a Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond ring and 3 perfumes with 10 white diamonds, 6 pink diamonds and 24 karat gold flakes. The perfume will be presented from 18th to 20th Sep at four F1 parties: The Toy Room @ Pangaea, Amber LoungeLamborghini Singapore F1 Race Day Party 2015 @ The Fullerton Waterboat House and Boudoir Noire @ Capitol.