Events & Festivals, Outlying Islands

Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2012

This weekend is the weekend of the dragon boat races, and there are races here on Lantau Island too. In fact, we've even got two race days here in Discovery Bay and the whole plaza and beach was packed with people. The weather could have been better, but at least it was not raining all… Continue reading Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Day 2012

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Events & Festivals, HK Island, Kowloon

Chinese New Year 2012: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

On Tuesday night, day two of the Chinese New Year, are the traditional fireworks over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The fireworks display is huge, almost 25 minutes long, and much more interesting to watch then 'normal' New Year fireworks in Hong Kong. Everyone wants to go and see the fireworks display, so you have… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2012: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

Events & Festivals, Kowloon

Chinese New Year 2012: Night Parade in Hong Kong

On Monday night we made our way to Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to watch the 17th Night Parade on the first day of the Chinese New Year. Every year this event takes place around Nathan Road with thousands of spectators and we also queued up hours beforehand (as we could not get any… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2012: Night Parade in Hong Kong

Events & Festivals, HK Island

Chinese New Year 2012: Victoria flower market

Flower markets are a Chinese New Year tradition and of course, we had to visit the largest and biggest one in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay last Sunday, the final day before Chinese New Year. We arrived in the afternoon, and it was already packed and crowded. There were a couple of rows to choose from,… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2012: Victoria flower market

Events & Festivals

Chinese New Year 2011: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

Every second day of the Chinese New Year the city of Hong Kong arranges a massive fireworks display over the harbour. The annual display attracts an estimated 500,000 people on either side of the Victoria Harbor to watch the fireworks, which start at 8pm and last for 23 minutes and 23 seconds. Knowing that everyone… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2011: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

Events & Festivals

Chinese New Year 2011: Night Parade in Hong Kong

On the first day of the Chinese New Year there is always a big parade in Hong Kong, going through the South of Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui). The parade is sponsored by Cathay Pacific and this year the theme was World City, World Parade. The Parade starts at 8pm but we already arrived at 6.30pm,… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2011: Night Parade in Hong Kong