Hong Kong has always been a popular tourist destination and has always been close to the hearts of Filipino travelers. With new infrastructure developments and experiences, the city now welcomes back tourists to experience its new tourism offerings.
Explore and Play
Hong Kong Disneyland – Castle of Magical Dreams and Momentous lightshow
Hong Kong Disneyland’s new Castle of Magical Dreams was unveiled in Nov 2020 after a revamp of the former Sleeping Beauty Castle. The new castle is inspired by the stories from thirteen inspiring Disney Princesses and Queens and pay tribute to each of these Disney heroines for pursuing their dreams. The architectural elements embrace the characteristics of each heroine through the interpretation of colours, icons, patterns and cultural features, with uniquely designed towers, turrets and spires dedicated to their respective stories.
Alongside the new castle, Hong Kong Disneyland also introduces the story of “Momentous,” the breathtaking new night-time spectacular at Hong Kong Disneyland. The Castle of Magical Dreams becomes a canvas, illuminated with large scale projection mapping technology that highlights and transforms the castle’s features as the narrative unfolds.
“Momentous lightshow”, depicts a journey of life, from falling in love to overcoming obstacles. Along the way, reminisce with dozens of beloved characters from Disney Animation and Pixar stories including “Dumbo,” “The Lion King,” “Peter Pan,” “Frozen,” “Zootopia,” “Coco,” “Up,” “Tangled” and so many more!
Ocean Park Waterworld
A brand new addition to Ocean Park, Ocean Park Waterworld opened in Sep 2021 after 4 years of construction, and is Asia’s only year-round, all-weather water park. This mega water park is nestled amongst the rolling hills and has sublime views of the South China Sea. Having some splashing fun in this impressive 400,000 square foot park, home to five zones containing 27 attractions, including a mega indoor wave pool and nine water slides.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Hong Kong is the ultimate indoor playground. The new attraction features a range of 10 exciting LEGO themed play areas including Kingdom Quest, MINILAND, LEGO Friends, Master Builder Classroom, DUPLO Farm, Café, Magic Bikes, Build & Test, 4D Studio as well as a LEGO retail shop.
The attraction’s unique key feature, MINILAND Hong Kong is a miniature LEGO replica of Hong Kong’s most loved buildings and landmarks. Built from over 1.5 million LEGO® bricks, involving 46 LEGO Builders, 9 LEGO Designers, 4 Technicians over 7150 hours.
MINILAND Hong Kong features iconic local landmarks and street views in miniature. These include some of the most visited tourist points in town such as the Star Ferry Central Pier, Peak Tram, Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower, Tai O, Temple Street as well as icons of Hong Kong’s cultural heritage such as Blue House in Wan Chai and Mei Ho House, one of the first public housing blocks in Hong Kong.
Victoria Peak, known simply as The Peak, is a must-see Hong Kong destination — both day and night — offering iconic views of skyscraper-flanked Victoria Harbour, Kowloon peninsula and craggy mountain peaks.
Hong Kong’s Peak Tram went into service in 1888 as Asia’s first funicular railway, connecting The Peak to Central. Originally it served the colonial governor and residents of luxury properties on The Peak, but has since transported tens of millions of passengers and become one of the city’s top tourist attractions.
Having served Hong Kong for over 130 years, The Peak Tram is in the midst of a major upgrade and refurbishment project. The new Peak Tram will reopen soon with a facelift including an increased capacity of 75% per trip and reduced waiting times.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has over 100 wax figures of local and international icons and has added more well-loved Asian celebrities such as Jackson Wang, Pia Wurtzbach, Lee Chong Wei and Manny Pacquiao over the past two years.
Love Rocks at Sky Terrace 428
Sky Terrace 428 presents a brand new heart-shaped Love Padlock decoration coated in pink and iridescent elements with love locks as a sweet AR-enabled special Instagram effect check-in hotspot including “Northern Starry Light” and “Message Cloud” to spread around romance to every visitor to create memorable experiences and a wonderful photo opportunity.
Opened in 2019, Monopoly Dreams is the first Monopoly-themed attraction in the world. Enter the world of Mr. Monopoly and embark on an exhilarating adventure at the Train Station 4-D cinema, print your own unique Title Deed at the Monopoly Property or try to grab as many banknotes as possible as use them to exchange for snacks at the Monopoly Cafe.
Shop and Dine
Tucked away in a nondescript lane in Hollywood Road, comes Neighbourhood, a restaurant with no website or social media presence but is booked weeks in advance and recently bagged the No.9 spot on Asia Best Restaurant list!
Neighbourhood is the brainchild of chef-owner David Lai whose motto is to “cook what we (and our guests) like, use ingredients that excite us, and try to ignore trends.” His seemingly simple, home styled French cooking which features seasonal menus focus on locally-sourced quality ingredients.
MUST TRY: Salt-baked chicken served with rice in a creamy yellow wine and morel mushroom sauce.
Award winning Chef Vicky Cheng’s new restaurant, Wing, is an experience that stems from his understanding of the diversity of Chinese culinary cultures, and a personal reinterpretation of Chinese cuisine.
Opened in 2021, Wing has racked up numerous accolades including the prestigious Asia Best Restaurant list at No.34. Wing’s menu is highly seasonal, with a focus on local produce that is served as a tasting journey that features dishes such as crispy skin sugarcane glazed pigeon, as well as fish maw with morel mushroom, abalone sauce on rice.
MUST TRY: Crispy skin chicken, king crab congee with chicken oil
The Central Market was Hong Kong’s first modern wet market and a Grade III Heritage Building. Opened in 1842, the building was fully functional for more than six decades before the local government handed over the landmark site to the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) with the aim of revitalising the property.
Opening to the public in August 2021, the new and revitalised Central Market was transformed into a vibrant community hotspot with 255 market stalls have been reconstructed into a “boundary-less spatial concept” with open storefronts, a semi-open courtyard and two levels of shopping, artisanal dining and events space for community building exercises. The Central Market focuses on showcasing homegrown talents and small businesses in retail and the food and beverage industry.
Award-winning PENICILLIN bar is founded by bar veterans Indonesians Agung Prabowo and Roman Ghale, in the midst of the pandemic, with the hope that each customer at PENICILLIN will become ambassadors for sustainability. Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, PENICILLIN is Hong Kong’s first closed-loop bar, that focuses on sustainability and zero waste. This means not only recycling and upcycling ingredients, but also brainstorming new ways of minimising waste, reducing the bar’s carbon footprint and sourcing produce locally and seasonally.
Aptly located inside the creative hub of the new Hong Kong Art Centre, JaJa is a fun and colourful dining experience that will feed your stomach and Instagram account. Pronounced “haha”, the new European fusion restaurant specialises in innovative vegetarian cuisine with a hearty dose of whimsical interior decor topped off with panoramic harbour view!
Art lovers can look out for fun and interactive art installation by local artists in the restaurant.
MUST TRY: Soup-er Wontons, the whopping 1-Metre Red Curry Pizza and the colourful “Shake It Off” milkshake series.
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