WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT FOR A HOLIDAY TO COME AROUND TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR I AMII Y, special occasions give people the opportunity to revel in celebration with loved ones and build lasting memories together. As families go all out to celebrate mothers and parents all over the world in recent months, there is no better time than now to gather round and go on family holidays for some laughter-hulled bonding time. What’s more, mid-year school holidays are just around the corner and families might want to make full use of the holidays and travel overseas with loved ones and at the same time, enjoy a well-deserved mid-year break. If your plan is to visit Hong Kong in this upcoming school holidays, Hong Kong is a family-friendly destination that has something for all ages and tastes. From creative arts scene and trendy cafes for cool mums who enjoy updating on their social media to lush outdoor trails that are only steps away from the bustling inner city, Hong Kong has everything a family needs and it is just a four- hour fight from Kuala Lumpur.
WALKING ON SIJNSHINE
Leave the city and explore the great outdoors
It is no secret that some of the best ways to learn are through adventures and going on an exciting adventure in a stunning natural setting with your family means you will have the opportunity to stumble upon unexpected opportunities to learn and grow side by side with your family. For a momentary escape from the city, Dragon’s Back is a popular hiking trail that boasts beautiful coastal sceneries and is also easily accessible from the city. Not only does the hike offer panoramic views of Tai Long Wan, Shek O, Tai Tam , tanley, and even the South China Sea, it is also known to be a relatively easy hike that is achievable even for the young ones. In fact, the little tiny streams along the hiking trail that will require some scrambling at certain areas would definitely appeal to young travellers who love nature.
If you want to spend more time amidst nature and tranquillity, families can head to Sai Yuen Farm in Cheung Chau for a camping trip in the outlying islands of Hong Kong. Cheung Chau has an abundance of activities in a setting of lush greenery such as cycling and camping that will make you forget all about the city. The attraction is also equipped with camping facilities and offers outdoor activities such as the craft workshops, Tree Top Canopy Walk, goat feeding and many more. It is also highly recommended that you stay for a night at one of the outdoor camping tents at the farm where you can choose from four camps that are designed to depict different native cultures such as African and Mongolian culture. For a magical night, the Star Gazing Geodesic Dome has a transparent ceiling for guests who want to sleep under the stars.
FASHIOIMABLE EAMILY DAY OUT
Unleash the/fashionista in your family
There is nothing that makes a fashionista mum happier than handing trendy fashion pieces and bargains or even enjoying a dose of window shopping at glitzy shopping hotspots. If you want to be spoilt for choice, there is no better place to be than Harbour City Mall, which is the largest mall in Hong Kong and also a shopping paradise for kids with more than 40 branded children s apparel stores that include luxury fashion labels like GUCCI Kids, Dior Kids, Stella McCartney and ZARA kids. It is also home to Asia’s largest Toys”R”us flagship store. For those who want to take a breather from all the shopping, head over to Ocean Terminal Deck, a beautiful Hong Kong rooftop observatory deck that offers a 270-degree panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and breath-taking sunset views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Boasting some of the most stunning skylines in the world, Hong Kong is a place with glitz 1’actor where everywhere you turn, you can see a glimpse of its sweeping skyline views. Journey to PMQ at Old Town Central District and soak up the stunning skyline views of Central where history, arts, food, and culture coexist in one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Offering a closer look into Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial and creative scene, PMQ houses more than 100 stores showcasing craftsmen , local designs, and entrepreneurs selling creative, handmade and quirky items.
GASTROIMOMIC EXPERIENCES ABOUND
A feast for the eyes and taste buds
Travelling allows one to deviate front our daily routines and see different things that bring creative and playful approaches to life. Rather than bonding over food at any restaurant, why not inject some fun into dining experiences and visit the 9 M cafe that is inspired by the well-loved Harry Potter movies. Outstated with decor and memorabilia inspired by the movie, the cafe is a dream come true for its legion of fans who will be magically world of Potter transporting as they chug down some tasty Butter Beer.
Offering another unique dining experience, YUM CHA provide delicious Chinese cuisine in east-meets-west environment. Its decor is reminiscent of old teahouses where a variety of decorative items such as traditional Chinese serving utensils and birdcages can be found. While maintaining traditional Chinese flavours, YUM CHA adopts a playful twist on Chinese cuisine and offers Instagram-friendly dishes that are both visually captivating and deliciously flavoured.
The culinary team emphasizes the use of fresh, seasonal and quality ingredients.
ADVENTURE RIDES THROUGH THE CITY
Explore different popular rides in the city
Take in the sights of Hong Kong in a different location and find Hong Kong’s rich history with a 45 minutes TramOramic sightseeing Tour journey aboard a special 1920s style Hong Kong tram. With an open air upper deck and vintage cabin lower deck, Hong Kong’s present and past are brought to life through authentic local tales delivered through personal headsets in your choice of eight languages. The package also including 2 day pass offering unlimited free access to Hong Kong Tramways’r service to let you further discover Hong Kong Island.
As the longest aerial cable car system in Asia, Ngong Ping 360 offers an exciting opportunity for guests to experience a unique natural and cultural experience. Ngong Ping Cable Car in Hong Kong stretches 6 kilometre Ngong Ping from Tung Chung. It offers a visually spectacular 20- minutes journey with panoramic views of the flora &fauna of North Lantau Country Park, Hong Kong International Airport and Tung Chung Bay . Guests can admire the Chinese architecture designs of Ngong Ping Village, which is the place where they can enjoy a variety range of shopping , dining, entertainment and culturally themed attractions, including Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha.
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