Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong, July 31-August 8
Snorkelling, a day on the beach with fitness instructors and a huge water slide on DB—it's another great week in Hong Kong.
Try something new this Friday and go kayaking and snorkelling at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, hosted by Countryside Adventure Tours. The ticket includes kayak and snorkeling gear, plus a cab ride to Hoi Ha Wan from the meeting point.
9:30am-2pm. Meeting point: University MTR station. $390 from www.eventbrite.hk.
Japan has its Ennichi festival days: Hong Kong gets EnxNichi at PMQ, with an outdoor market all weekend. Expect Japanese nibbles and folk music performances, plus a lucky draw in which the winner gets return plane tickets to Okinawa.
Jul 31, 5-10pm. Aug 1-2, 2-10pm. 35 Aberdeen St., Central. Free entry.
Head to Studio Fitness HK Presents Beach Bums, a party in Shek O hosted by the Wyndham Street gym. It’ll be a chilled day at the beach with the Studio Fitness team. Who knows—see them with their shirts off and you’ll probably feel shamed into actually working out.
Noon. Shek O Beach.
Spanish restaurant Quemo has a pretty good happy hour on its terrace, offering more than half a dozen tapas and drinks—think olives, patatas bravas, sangria and cava—at just $50 each. What’s more, the promo kicks off at 6pm and lasts until closing time.
6pm-late. 5/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Rd. East, Wan Chai, 2836-0699.
Mandopop darling Khalil Fong is back in town to perform after a two-year hiatus. A fan of the crooner’s love songs? Don’t miss this.
Aug 4-5, 8:15-11:15pm. Hall 5BC, HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. $380-1,280 from www.hkticketing.com.
Photo: Edward Wong/SCMP
Discovery Bay’s Tai Pak Beach will see a huge water slide installed this the month—11 meters in height and 56 meters long, to be precise. Best part? It’s a free for all!
Aug 1-31, 11am-6pm. Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay, Lantau. Free.
Peel Fresco hosts “Padam!”, a French cabaret show about a young girl who arrives in Paris after World War II, looking for fame… and love. Her story’s told via classic French songs by the likes of Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour. Hope it’s a vie en rose…
9:30pm. 49 Peel St., Central, 2540-2046. $200 at the door.
Vibes is hosting the Tropical Haven Party: Sip on tiki cocktails, watch conga drummers do their thing, and kick back in one of the cabanas to nu-disco beats from Cliché Records DJs. Dress in your tropical finest for the chance to win a cash voucher.
Aug 7 & Sep 4, 9pm. 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315-5999.
Organized by Amnesty International, the North Korea Human Rights Film Festival screens films and documentaries chronicling the lives of defectors. There are also post-screening discussions featuring directors and escapees themselves.
Aug 8-11. City University, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Pay what you want; donate at www.eventbrite.hk. Visit www.facebook.com/HKNKHRFF for times.
Now that West Kowloon is a construction site, the annual Freespace Fest is going smaller scale, hosting events every second Sunday of the month. For the first event this August, look out for a mix of sports—think a skateboarding showcase and a street workout jam—gigs by local indie faves Chochukmo (pictured), King Ly Chee and others; a street dance show; a handicrafts market and green workshops. It’s the perfect low-key Sunday fun.
Aug 9, 1pm. West Kowloon Cultural District. Free.