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Hong Kong Summer Fun

Summer is cooler than ever with an array of shop, eat and play adventures throughout the city. Treat yourself or go on a hassle-free family getaway, exploring all the excitement in town and the fabulous offers with the 20th Anniversary of Quality Tourism Services! Summertime in Hong Kong is chock-full of treats, water sports, exciting events like the e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong and amazing attractions. Don’t hesitate — make this your best summer yet!

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Date:
1 July to 31 August 2019

The hugely popular e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong returns with international and local gamers competing for glory at the hottest e-sports tournaments. In addition, there is an ‘Experience Zone’ bringing gaming fans first-hand experience of the latest games and products. It will feature the hottest e-games, VR games, gaming accessories, state-of-the-art e-sports gear and casual tournaments. Also enjoy shopping with the great selection of animation, comics, games and collectibles at Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong. Plus, there will be a host of music and entertainment programmes to keep everyone excited throughout the festival!

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Date:
26–28 July 2019 (Friday to Sunday)
Venue:
Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Beat the heat and see what summer is cooking up during the 20th Anniversary of Quality Tourism Services. There will be fabulous offers and summer-themed activities in the shopping malls throughout the city. Summer is also the season for sales! Enjoy retailers’ summer sales promotions and get a sneak peek at the autumn and winter fashion looks from all the biggest labels.

If bargaining is your game, check out the plethora of street markets throughout Hong Kong. If you fancy the seaside, check out Stanley Market where you can haggle your tail off and then soak your tired feet in the sea. Night time is the right time for summer shopping at Temple Street Market and don’t forget the kiddos by checking out Tai Yuen Street, or Toy Street!

 

Shopping Malls Events

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Shopping in Sham Shui Po

Shopping in Sham Shui Po

Hunt for unique treasures in one of Hong Kong’s most popular neighbourhoods for shopping and bargain hunting! Sham Shui Po has a rich history as a blue-collar enclave, but it’s also well-loved among Hong Kong locals as a down-to-earth retail hotspot where you can find almost anything.

Offer: Buy 2 get 1 free offer (1 July to 15 September 2019)
Booking method: tour@hstvl.com


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By The Loop HK

Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Hong Kong

Enjoying a refreshing treat in the summertime heat is one of the better pleasures in life, whether that’s an irresistible red bean ice drink or a cooling herbal tea. Here's a guide to Hong Kong’s best desserts and drinks to indulge in this summer.

Local Delights
Cha Chaan Teng Drinks
Cha Chaan Teng Drinks

A cha chaan teng is a type of popular neighbourhood diner that locals frequent for East-meets-West all-day-dining options like scrambled egg sandwiches and macaroni soup. The nostalgic red bean ice drink that can be found there is a concoction of red beans, sugar syrup and evaporated milk. Or for a more adventurous touch, try the salty-sweet 7 Up with salted lime. Pro tip: enjoy the drinks with an afternoon tea combo, which usually comes with a Cantonese bun or egg tart.

Where to go:

Mrs Tang Cafe

This popular local cha chaan teng serves consistently spot-on Cantonese buns and drinks. Expect to queue up, but service is usually swift.

Signature drink: Red bean ice, iced milk tea
Address: Various branches, including 272 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Cantonese Tong Sui and other Desserts
Cantonese Tong Sui and other Desserts

Tong sui, literally ‘sugar water’ in Cantonese, is an umbrella term for Cantonese desserts in liquid form and comes in endless variations. Summer favorites include mango pomelo sago, a refreshing coconut milk-based soup blended with mango, pomelo pieces and mini tapioca balls that originated in Hong Kong; and sago soup with taro, sweet potato, tapioca and red beans. Another Cantonese delight found alongside tong sui treats is tofu fa, a soy-based pudding served in sugary syrup.

Where to go:

Hong's Dessert

A long-kept secret in Sham Shui Po, Hong's Dessert offers a trendy spin on traditional desserts.

Signature dessert: Sago soup (Hong’s Dessert)
Address: 323 Lai Chi Kok Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Honeymoon Dessert

This chain offers every type of Cantonese dessert under the sun.

Signature dessert: Mango Pomelo and Sago (Honeymoon Dessert)
Address: Shop 4-6, G/F, Western Market, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Herbal Tea
Herbal Tea

Do you feel hot all the time? Does your mouth feel dry? If the answers are yes, you likely have too much ‘heat’ in your body — a common symptom in the hot and humid summer. Try a glass of herbal tea, aka ‘cooling tea’ in Cantonese, which is designed to balance out the heat and dampness in one's body. There are numerous variations to choose from, and the all-purpose heat-clearing Five Flower Tea is a good place to start as it's relatively sweet and mild and can combat sore throat and indigestion. For the braver souls, the famous 24 Flavors made from over 20 ingredients is the strongest and most bitter of the lot.

Where to go:

Lui Seng Chun

A revitalised heritage site housing a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) clinic by the Hong Kong Baptist University, the ground floor shop offers a seasonal selection of herbal teas.

Signature drink: Five Flower Tea
Address: 119 Lai Chi Kok Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon
International Specialties
Craft Beer
Craft Beer

Hong Kong's craft beer scene has become truly exciting in the past few years, with many local breweries developing innovative brews based on unique flavour profiles found in the city. Check out some distinctively Hong Kong brands while you’re in town, including Young Master Ales and Mak's Beer.

Where to go:

Second Draft

This trendy neighbourhood gastropub has an impressive selection of micro-brewed ales on tap and serves some delicious Hong Kong-influenced dishes.

Signature drink: Take your pick from its selection of 25 beers.
Address: G/F 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong Island
Matcha Ice Cream
Matcha Ice Cream

Japanese desserts are especially popular with Hongkongers, and there are plenty of shops that dish out special Nippon-style treats, like matcha-flavored ice cream, around town.

Where to go:

Via Tokyo

This popular Japanese dessert shop specialises in soft serves and shaved ice.

Signature dessert: Matcha soft serve with mochi
Address: Various branches, including 29 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

City Events

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The Hidden Food Menu of Hong Kong

The Hidden Food Menu of Hong Kong

Discover Hong Kong’s gourmet side with local teatime snacks and a stroll through a nearby wet market and specialty grocery stores, and learn about food preservation techniques before stopping for tea and dinner in Sham Shui Po.

Offer: Buy 2 get 1 free offer (1 July to 15 September 2019)
Booking method: +852 3180 6770 / reservation.ta@jebsenholidays.com


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Summer is for play and what better place to play on a hot summer day than the local waterfronts and beaches! There are plenty of promenades to not only enjoy the view, but also feel those sea breezes. Central Harbourfront is probably the most well-known waterfront in Hong Kong, but on Hong Kong Island you also have a chance to take a sunset stroll along the Kennedy Town waterfront and enjoy a breezy amble on the waterfront promenade of the Quarry Bay Park. From the Kowloon waterfront, you can view the famous Hong Kong skyline while checking out the Avenue of Stars. Taking selfies with statues of famous Hong Kong celebrities while taking in the famous skyline – what’s not to like? To get the full effect, ride the Star Ferry and see the entire harbour!

Water sports are a popular way to cool off in this warm, sub-tropical climate with summer days spent kayaking, sail boating, windsurfing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding or just splashing around in the water! Hong Kong consists of several islands and each one is unique. Travelling around the islands offers a different perspective of the busy, bustling city. See for yourself what is out there, take a look at the various beachy cultures that abound.

 

City Events

Attractions

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Explore Island South – Fisherman’s Experience

Explore Island South – Fisherman’s Experience

Visit the only deep-sea circular fishing cage in Hong Kong on board, learn about the characteristics of deep-sea farming and closely watch the feeding demonstration by fishermen.

Offer: Buy 2 get 1 free offer (1 July to 15 September 2019)
Booking method: www.rainbowtour.com.hk


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