Hong Kong Marathon (various points within Hong Kong) — held every February and sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, this is a 42 km run that starts at Nathan Road (Tsim Sha Tsui), goes in and out of Tsing Ma Bridge, Western Harbour Tunnel, and ends at Victoria Park(Hong Kong Island). Along with the full marathon, […]
Hong Kong Golf Club (Lot No. 1 Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong) – this private golf club has three 18-hole courses & practice facilities, and is the site of the “UBS Hong Kong Open” (held every November). Visitors are welcome Monday to Friday, with the exception of public holidays, and […]
Hong Kong Disneyland (Fantasy Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong)– this amusement park is Disney’s effort to conquer the emerging Asian market. Aside from the child-friendly atmosphere, this Disneyland offers older attendees the Space Mountain thrill ride. Admission: HK$399 (adults), HK$285 (children).
Happy Valley Racecourse (Sports Road, at Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong) – like Sha Tin Racecourse, this is another popular Hong Kong area race track. Horse races are held in Hong Kong from September to July of the next year. Races worth seeing include the Hong Kong Derby, the Queen […]
Discovery Bay Golf Club (Valley Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong) – located on the northeast coast of Lantau Island (the largest of Hong Kong’s outer islands) and surrounded by the South China Sea (25 minutes away from the central financial district), it’s the one residential development in Hong Kong that has its own […]
Chinese New Year (various Hong Kong locations)– the Chinese New Year celebrations are held every February, which is when the city’s old traditions really come to life. With age-old rituals, exhilarating performances, dazzling fireworks and a heart-pounding day of horse racing, tourists are more than welcome to get in the spirit of things. Celebrations are […]
AsiaWorld-Expo (Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong) – along with the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, this 14,000-seat venue is another major convention and exhibition facility in Hong Kong. Located near Hong Kong International Airport, AsiaWorld-Expo holds a number of popular events, such as the Hong Kong Showdown (tennis tournament) every March, which features women’s […]
Tmtplaza (1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun, New Territories) — This massive mall in Tuen Mun clocks about 300,000 visitors every day. Part of the reason why it’s such a magnet for retail hounds is because its sheer size means it hosts a very broad range of shopping and dining attractions for the whole family.
Temple Street Night Market (Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon) — a popular street bazaar, named after a Tin Hau temple located in the center of its main drag, and a place so steeped in local atmosphere that it has served as the backdrop to many a memorable movie. Trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear, […]
SkyMart and SkyPlaza (Hong Kong SkyMart at Terminal 1 and SkyPlaza at Terminal 2, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands) – for those who can’t wait to get into town to start their shopping experience, or to do some last-minute purchases before jetting off, you can get the job done for downtown prices at Hong Kong International […]