There is so much going on each month in Hong Kong. From shopping to shows to kids’ activities, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city this season for all the family.
Easy Access to Overseas Products
Missing some of your favourite everyday products from back home? Spot On Dealz is an online retailer that sources high-quality products from Europe, the UK, Japan, Korea and elsewhere and offers them right here in Hong Kong. Expect to find beauty and skincare items, cleaning products, furniture, electrical appliances, snacks, seasonal goods and more, which you can shop online, with free delivery for purchases of $250 or more. Spot On also has a physical store in Kowloon Bay with exclusive offers on children’s toys, household items and electronics, starting from just $10!
Special offer: Expat Living readers can enjoy 12 percent off at Spot On by using promotion code Expat12 (T&Cs apply).
More Wild Critters!
Hot off the success of Bugs of Hong Kong, author Robert Ferguson has released his latest book, a captivating guide to the remarkable wildlife found in HK. Did you know that there are 130 known species of dragonflies alone in our midst? Find out more interesting facts and scientific detail in Wild Creatures of Hong Kong, presented in a handy reference format. There’s a page for each animal including key identification features and stunning colour photos. Buy it from The Lion Rock Press, Bookazine and Robert’s website, wildcreatureshongkong.org
An Upcoming Mall
New shopping and office development AIRSIDE will have a soft opening in Q3 this year, featuring a 1.9 million square-foot skyscraper with 32 floors of office space and a 700,000-square-foot shopping mall. With a focus on sustainability, the mall offers visitors a one-stop shopping experience with convenient transport links and amenities including premium retail stores, F&B outlets, art and culture spaces, a cinema – even an indoor surfing centre! The mall is also pet friendly with dedicated dining outlets, stores and green spaces for fur-kids. Find out more at airside.com.hk.
VIP Club in Central
Recently opened on Lyndhurst Street in Central is Whale Club, an exclusive members-only club featuring VIP rooms, a bar and gallery, and a cigar room. Described as a private “playground” of luxe escapism in the heart of Hong Kong, members can kick back and enjoy plush comforts, like-minded company, culinary experiences, themed events, art and NFT showcases, game-playing and private celebrations – something to cater to every whim! Individual and corporate membership plans are available.
Visit whaleclub.vip or call 2506 0880 for more information.
After two years in the making, the first pure electric public minibus from EV Dynamics has commenced service in Hong Kong. The APEX Mini is one of eight new models of electric minibus selected by the government for a trial of 40 minibuses across HK. It’s estimated there are around 3,000 Public Light Buses in operation, and despite some converting from LPG to diesel, they are still major air polluters in our crowded streets. The new minibus is the first pure electric, fully accessible public minibus in a new era of eco-friendly and socially inclusive public transportation. And that can only be good news!
Renowned founder of Cookie DPT and CARBON, Wil Fang, has joined forces with three leading figures in the local fitness industry (Jess Shih, Soojin Leu, and Dan Yeung) to open holistic wellness destination Renation. Far from a regular gym, the expansive studio on the third floor at H Code in Pottinger Street, features four distinct areas, all designed to provide holistic offerings catered to different facets of wellness and health. At one end of the space, “Recycle” is dedicated to rhythmic cycling, and at the other, “Recondition” offers strength and conditioning classes. “Recover” offers an area to rest and stretch with the help of physiotherapists and sports masseuses and “Recharge” is a juice and smoothie bar where you can enjoy a signature Spirulina Colada and other healthy treats.
Find out more at renation.com.
Tales of India
Bhakti Mathur, author of the bestselling Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books, has released her fifth book in the series: Amma, Take Me to the Taj Mahal. This time, Amma, Shiv and Veer take the reader on a historical tour of the Mughal empire that led to the creation of the renowned Taj Mahal. Through questions and anecdotes, Amma tells her boys the stories of Babur’s invasion, Akbar’s great reign, and Shah Jahan’s undying love for Mumtaz, while peppering them with interesting titbits about what it took to create the architectural marvel. Available at Bookazine HK.
A Tribute to Hong Kong!
Premium stationer and gift brand The Lion Rock Press has launched the latest in its range of luxury 1000-piece double-sided jigsaw puzzles. Entitled “Tribute to Hong Kong”, the puzzle was created by The Lion Rock Press Founder Claire Yates alongside art therapist Katie Flowers, by cutting phrases and images from The South China Morning Post’s Post Magazine (diligently saved by Claire’s grandparents every week). The resulting collage depicts defining moments, forgotten details and unique idiosyncrasies in the form of icons, characters, street scenes, wildlife, well-loved foods and other familiar memories of Hong Kong from over the years.
Find it at online at thelionrockpress.com.