Visitor Attractions in Hong Kong

Week ahead

Week ahead


Central Rat Race

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 10:44am

Pink Season main attractions

Pink Season Ultimate Pride Party -- This blowout should set the tone for the rest of celebrations. Sat, 11pm, Volume Beat, LG/F, 62 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, free

23 Sep 2012 - 11:03am


Subways have no link to waterfront

Time and again, the government has emphasised that Victoria Harbour is an important social and economic asset for Hong Kong. Several studies have been conducted to assess connectivity with the harbourfront.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Master Plan sexes up the experience

Records weren't broken and the impossible didn't happen, yet Jockey Club chief Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges called the 2011-12 season 'the best ever'.

A touch of scandal was missing, with only Maxime Guyon's whip strike at Keith Yeung Ming-lun mid-straight at Sha Tin offering anything tasty, but the season scored highly in almost every area.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

McDonald escapes serving ban in Hong Kong

Visiting jockey James McDonald will finish a forgettable stint at the season finale on Sunday at Sha Tin after stewards deferred the commencement of a three-week suspension for a drug positive at a hearing yesterday.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bird's-eye view shows a city on the up and up

Central and Western on June 21, 1997 (left), and on May 30, 2012. The obvious intruder is the Two IFC tower that looms over the harbour. To its left are the Four Seasons hotel and serviced apartments. And then of course there is the shrinking harbour, being eaten up by reclamation seen to the right of TWO IFC.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

SHORE thing

Only a short hop over the top of Hong Kong Island, or through the Aberdeen Tunnel, Southern district is a world away from suited Central.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The city's theme parks are world-class: study

Ocean Park is still the top theme park in Hong Kong, according to a global theme park ranking.

The 2011 Theme Index: The Global Attractions Attendance Report by Themed Entertainment Association and Aecom ranked Hong Kong no 5 in Asia and no 12 in the world.

Hong Kong Disneyland is ranked 16th globally. It attracted 5.9 million visitors last year.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Theme parks ally to improve their image

The city's major theme parks are forming an alliance to lobby the authorities and improve their image after a series of mechanical and service problems.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

Plan to revive Water World

A new Water World on Tai Shue Wan that would combine a natural beach with man-made pools is being planned by Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artists explore their aural fixation

Over the past few days, thousands of art lovers have gorged on a visual feast at the Art HK fair, but for some attendees, it was not the volumes of art on the walls that grabbed their attention, but rather the volume in their ears.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Repulse Bay deal

A prime site in Repulse Bay has been sold at a government tender at the highest price per square foot for Island South, and the second highest across the city. Tai Cheong Holdings paid HK$1.67 billion for the 46,700 sqft site with a plot ratio of 0.9, or HK$39,672 per square foot.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

The hills are alive

The landscape in Southern District is one of the best preserved in Hong Kong. Greenery is everywhere and the panoramic waterfront is spectacular. Nevertheless, with a hilly terrain and narrow roads, it is not an easy place to build in, and prime properties rarely appear on the market.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Actor Louis Koo turns Mr Kool with cocktail for big day at races

If you've had your fill of beer and wine on race days, how about a cocktail for a change? One shaken by actor Louis Koo Tin-lok, perhaps?

The star has created a gin-based cocktail called Mr Kool especially for the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup taking place at Sha Tin racecourse on April 29. The cocktail will be on sale throughout the race meeting.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Actress asks HK$320m for home

Hong Kong actress Rosamund Kwan Chi-lam has put her Island South home up for sale at an asking price of HK$320 million.

Kwan, who made her acting debut in the ATV soap opera Agency 24 and went on to make more than 70 films, has appointed Colliers International and Hong Kong Sotheby's International Realty to sell house 2 at 16A South Bay Road in Repulse Bay.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am