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Spectacular Summer in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Summer Spectacular will start from 11th June till 31st August 2010. It is the perfect opportunity to discover why Hong Kong is such a renowned shopper's paradise and foremost tourist destination.
THE HONG Kong Summer Spectacular will start from 11th June till 31st August 2010. It is the perfect opportunity to discover why Hong Kong is such a renowned shopper's paradise and foremost tourist destination. Other than citywide retail sales and scrumptious dining offers from restaurants and dining districts, there are other highlights that visitors should not miss. Make a date to be in Hong Kong, event capital of Asia, this time of the year when the diverse, trendy and best-value shopping in Asia's world city is taken to new height. Set your sights on a summer of endless indulgence during Hong Kong Summer Spectacular (HKSS) organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
 
Hong Kong's stunning and sophisticated malls and department stores offer hours of pleasure-filled shopping in gleaming, elegant surroundings. During Hong Kong Summer Spectacular enjoy numerous sales and promotions as well as thousands of special offers from local retailers and restaurants all over town. Enjoy cuisines from around the world at prices that fit every pocketbook. 
 
On top of that, Hong Kong is hosting a series of cultural festivals and special summer programmes, providing you with even more reasons to come to Hong Kong this summer.
 
1.Hong Kong, Dragon Boat Carnival (23rd -25th July)

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, held on beautiful Victoria Harbour is the perfect opportunity to soak up all the fun and excitement of the International Dragon Boat Races, the biggest event of the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular! Enjoy fabulous live entertainment, food stalls and a biergarten while you watch the world’s best paddlers compete for glory in the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races. The International Dragon Boat Races

Unique Experiences:

  • Experience the first-ever Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival and enjoy a three-day party featuring food, music and entertainment event.
  • At the waterfront promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui East area, there will be a dragon boat display, a biergarten with food stalls and cultural performances. Great fun for the whole family.

Note: At Biergarten one can enjoy beer, food, stage performances including live music and dance, and take part in beer drinking competition and other games.


2.       ‘Summer Pop – Live in Hong Kong’

Sure to be a highlight of this sensational summertime event will be the ‘Summer Pop – Live in Hong Kong’ concert featuring some of the best groups and artists. The music extravaganza is happening during the last weekend of August. Don't miss it!

3.       Special Summer Programmes at Key Attractions

  • Hong Kong Wetland Park - Insect Chorus: Take a closer look at the interesting lives of wetland-related insects, their life cycles, defense, mating, and other social behaviours at Hong Kong Wetland Park through exhibitions, artwork, photography and guided tours. Event Website -http://www.wetlandpark.com

Date – 21st May – 4th October 2010, Time - 10am - 5pm, Monday, Wednesday - Sunday and public holidays; closed on Tuesday (except public holidays)

  • Hong Kong Disneyland, Stitch and Friends Summer Hangout: Join Stitch and his friends at the biggest party of the summer filled with dance, laughter and music. They will also meet & greet with you in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle throughout the day. Cool off from the summer heat with the Waterworks Parade. Event Website - http://www.hongkongdisneyland.com

Date – 11th Jun – 29th Aug 2010, Time - 10am - 8pm (Please refer to www.hongkongdisneyland.com for the latest Park hours)

  • Ocean Park Summer Splash 2010: Slip and slide down the world’s longest and tallest mega slide, a slippery 11m high and 54m long! Smaller kids get their own 28m long jumbo slide! Get together with your friends for a massive water gun fight and foam party! Catch exclusive shows in the Park, packed with excitement for the whole family!

Date– 1st Jul – 31st Aug 2010, Time - 10am - 6pm. (Please refer to www.oceanpark.com.hk for the latest Park hours)

  • Ngong Ping 360 Shaolin Showcase: Highly trained kung fu masters from Shaolin, China will perform amazing acts with their iron fists and mighty weapons at Ngong Ping Village. A chance to learn from the masters.

Date – 24th Jul – 15th Aug 2010, Time - Noon – 3:25pm (weekdays) & Noon – 4:35pm (weekends)

4.       Other Hot Events

  • Chinese Opera Festival 2010: Gain insight into the beauty of “Chinese traditional theatre” in this 48-day Festival, which features 12 troupes performing in eight theatrical genres, from all different parts of China.

Date: 4th Jun – 21st Jul 2010, Time – Various, Venues – Various (Please refer to http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp for more details)

  • International Arts Carnival 2010: This arts fest offers music, dance, drama, puppetry, mime, magic, acrobatics and theatrical arts. It has become the largest family festival in Asia. People love it!

Date: 9th Jul – 15th Aug 2010, Time – Various, Venues – Various (Please refer to http://www.hkiac.gov.hk/ for more details)

  • Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Food Festival: Join the throngs in Lan Kwai Fong this summer as restaurants, bars and food stalls in the area serve up delicious food and drink.

Date: 17th -18th Jul 2010, Time – To be announced (Please refer to http://www.lankwaifong.com/ for more details)

  • Summer International Film Festival 2010: This popular film festival features screenings of the coolest titles from Asian cinema and the latest award-winning films from world-class film festivals.

Date: 17th Aug – 13th Sep 2010, Time – To be announced (Please refer to http://www.hkiff.org.hk/ for more details)

5.     VISA card promotion- This year HKTB has tied up with VISA card for consumer who used their VISA during the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular. Visitors to Hong Kong who spend with their Visa card during the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular could have a chance to win spending credit and a trip to Hong Kong to enjoy one of the most marvelous shopping experiences in a life time. Simply go to www.visa.com.hk to register before arrival.

For More information, please log on to:  www.discoverhongkong.com

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