EVENT LONGINES HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACES LAUNCH PARTY
WHERE SHA TIN RACECOURSE
HAPPENINGS: Simon Baker, the star of The Mentalist, appeared at a slew of events during the Hong Kong International Races on behalf of luxury watchmaker Longines. The Australian actor mingled with celebrity guests including Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, Janice Man and Grace Chan during the launch party. Baker, as the guest of honour, also presented the award for this year’s Longines Prize for Elegance – a DolceVita timepiece for the event’s best-dressed woman. Cantopop singer Miriam Yeung Chin-wah and violinist Yao Jue entertained guests at the gala dinner.
CHIC CHAT with Simon Baker
How do you like Hong Kong?
It's very vibrant and energetic. It's also incredibly beautiful.
Have you tried any Chinese food?
I like the delicious Chinese barbecue pork buns. I also love jasmine tea and ginger tea.
Why are you travelling with your son this time?
I want him to experience a greater view of the world. I also want him to see me in a work environment and to see the responsibilities that I have.
Will you encourage your son to go into show business?
I encourage him to pursue his own dream and discover his own passion. It takes time to know where your passion lies.