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‘Joy Again, Isle’: a getaway with art and nature in Sai Kung

Date: 16 November 2022 – 15 January 2023 Locations: Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island, Sai Kung

Date: 16 November 2022 – 15 January 2023
Locations: Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island, Sai Kung

Want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle? A day trip to Sai Kung is all you need to replenish and unwind. With dramatic coastlines and unspoilt islands, Hong Kong’s ‘back garden’ is the perfect backdrop for the Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival opening on 16 November 2022, lasting for two months.

This autumn, let us embark on a healing journey through art and nature with ‘Joy Again, Isle’, the first phase of the three-year event that takes place on Yim Tin Tsai and Sharp Island. Showcasing the scenic beauty and cultural heritage of the serene islands, the festival connects visitors with nature and local stories through a series of unique artworks.

Yim Tin Tsai
Get ready for a journey of art and culture on Yim Tin Tsai
Anthony Ko’s Fragile World can be found on the island of Yim Tin Tsai

Yim Tin Tsai: a journey of art and culture

Home to the city’s only remaining salt pan, Yim Tin Tsai has a rich history and cultural heritage. ‘Sequencing’ presents artworks by six artists that connect visitors with the island’s vibrant nature and one another.
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Sharp Island
Explore the natural wonders of Sharp Island
Moonrise in Daylight by Breakthrough Art Studio is one of the featured artworks on Sharp Island

Sharp Island: an ode to nature

Three groups of artists have created artworks that shine a spotlight on the natural wonders of Sharp Island: the ‘pineapple bun rocks’ and a tombolo that is only visible at low tide.
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Low-carbon tours through natural wonders

Low-carbon tours through natural wonders

What better way to enjoy the autumn sun than with an island hike? The festival has designed four guided tours based on the distinctive features of the islands. Explore the rich culture and natural environment of Yim Tin Tsai with the Religious and Ethnic Route, the Cultural and Sensory Route, and the Nature and History Route; and see the unique rocks and marine life of Sharp Island with the Geology and Ecology Route.

Visitors can also take part in a series of interactive experiences — think salt-making and photography workshops, mindfulness journeys, puzzle-solving games, and scavenger hunts for families. During the Christmas holidays, share in the festive spirit with carols and soothe your soul and mind with Taizé prayers at the festival, which will last until 15 January 2023.

Visit https://skhartsfestival.hk/en/ for more information.

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A sweet ending at Sai Kung town centre

A sweet ending at Sai Kung town centre

Wouldn’t it be perfect to end your day with a cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream? The town centre of Sai Kung is home to a range of cosy cafes where you can enjoy light bites with a cuppa. Try the Japanese coffee shop Kachimushi on See Cheung Street, the two-storey cafe NN Coffee, the ice cream shop Hushhush, or Law of Yogurt on Fuk Man Road.

Take a stroll around the town centre and you’ll discover giant murals around every corner. These artworks were created during the HKWalls Street Art & Mural Festival in 2021— and don’t forget to take a picture for Instagram!

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