Live Carnival every weekend @Bong Kok

 

Melody is not always high price, in Sai Yeung Choi Street, you can enjoy live concert without anxiety of buying tickets!

The street has been set as a pedestrian area for many years and became a place for music to get together.

On every Saturday and Sunday, come and sing with street artists!

I promise that would be a fresh experience for you.

After all, joy not always costs a lot.

PMQ- rejuvenated building, amazing exprience

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*picture source: Discovery Hong Kong

PMQ may still a fresh spot to some Hong Kong citizens; it may take me a few second if you ask me what it is- you can buy something that can never get in shopping malls, you can taste yummy cuisine which only provided here, you can join some fantastic activities that you can never imagine- what stuffs in PMQ is all kinds of extraordinary ideas about better life, now people mostly call this kind of place creativity center.

YOUNG and AVANT may be two key words of this place, but the building of PMQ actually has been standing in Central for more than a hundred years. Originally it was established as a school in 1889. Unfortunately the school was demolished during the World War Ⅱ. In 1951 the building was re-constructed to be the dormitory for Hong Kong Police. After 2000, the police moved out of the dorm and the building remained empty. In May 2014, the site was re-polished into a creativity hub called PMQ and reopen to the public.

Now over 100 creative enterprises and independent artists have been set up their business in PMQ, everyone is welcomed to visit their workshops and share any opinions about the design and products. In addition, many interesting activities are frequently held in PMQ. For instance, the Night Market is a flea market held at night selling all kinds of handcrafts; Leather product workshop is a beginner course for people who want to start to make their own leather wallets.

Canteens in PMQ are also recommended. Restaurants there keep updating their menu and provide some cuisine that you can never imagine cooked with organic and fresh ingredients.

No matter with friends or family, PMQ is exactly the place you would like to go on next weekend!

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Street interview- how you spend your weekends?

We randomly pick people in campus, shopping malls and universities and ask what they often do during weekends, different group have varied results.

P.S.  The group student composed of university students. the group single refers to those who haven’t married who already had a job, family group points to parents with children and aged group includes people over 60.

 

More young people take weekends as an opportunity to go out for relaxing. Students also take the chance to actively participate in the community activities such as visiting the elderly living alone or some other volunteer activities. For family the first consideration is the children. What the children needs/want to go is the major factor parents consider when deciding what to do during weekends. We should not ignore the aged group which shows that most elderly are not willing to go out because of the inconvenience of moving around. Maybe some facilities can be improved to help those aged people to “walk out” easier.

One-day Farmer- refresh yourself in the field!

Getting bored with the concrete city? Why not return to the field and be a farmer for a day?

Now many vegetable farms in Hong Kong are opening to the public for experiencing the green life.

click the link of FVMCS   http://www.fedvmcs.org/farm_index.php

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then you can find all kinds of fantastic activities that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

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there’s  a list of farms in different areas providing all kinds of fun, you can not only participate in planting some vegetable but also some interesting workshops.

What’s more, you can also buy some fresh and organic green products back home.

Nice choice for your weekend, isn’t it?  Hurry up and just click in the site to register for your exciting adventure!

Weekend marts – enlighten your life

In Hong Kong, shopping is a too convenient thing to do- you can almost get everything ready by simply going to the shops down stairs. However, have ever feel exhausted by standard, mass production commodities in the supermarkets? Here’s some nice places to go on weekends to refresh yourself from homogeneous goods.

MAMASMART   (28th, Sep,2014  in Science and Technology Park)

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MAMASMART is  a weekend market hold by mums and their children. In the market, families can exchange their good ideas that can improve the quality of life , selling  lovely handmade accessories and groceries. Nutrition experts and pediatrician will also attend the event and offer some advice for family on personal health management.

website    http://timable.com/zh-hk/event/642915

 

[買傢伙] Mycraft market (4-5 th,Oct,2014, Chaiwan)

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Mycraft market have attracted over two hundred local groups to display and sell their handmade product and receive lots of support from handcraft lovers. This time in Mycraft market the event holder will select four ambassador  to participate oversea handcraft market and publicize Hong Kong handcraft culture.

website http://timable.com/event/649202

Cultural activity- 「本土‧型‧格‧風」之香港本色

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This is a series  of cultural activity held by a local  theatrical group aiming at recalling people’s memory and consciousness of local culture.

Activities include opera performance, opera workshop, summary performance and exhibition.

Everybody is welcomed to join any of these activities, more information can be found on the website:

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/ab/tc/ccas14_19.php

Website recommended- searching for events and booking tickets

Every year there are thousands of culture event put on in Hong Kong, which are good choices for your weekends.

Some of them are even world-class shows and exhibitions and the price is relevantly reasonable.

 

 

To know what kind of shows and activities are on , here are several websites to refer to.

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/home.php

On this website, you can find all the cultural services that government provides and many non-commercial public activities are published.

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Timetable http://timable.com/

Different kinds of exhibitions shows and shows can be found, especially some individual art display. The functions are user-friendly. For example, users can easily find out the date of event on the timeline. They also offer app for mobile service and you can check the events any time and any where.

 

 

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Explore in the shade of skyscrapers

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Central, the heart area of Hong Kong, is planted with numerous splendid skyscrapers. Countless head quarters of international enterprises and organizations make this region the most expensive in Hong Kong.

Building upon hills, the streets in Central are steep, therefore taking the elevator to climb up would be a more comfortable way.

Let’s  see what’s interesting among those shops squeezing between  high buildings.

Though the weather was sunny on the day I went there, there’s no need to hold an umbrella or wear a cap to block the sunshine- almost all the streets are under the shade of skyscrapers.

Grocery stores, clothes outlets, bakery, small restaurants and so on, you can find almost everything in Hong Kong people’s daily life.

Some of the cafes have already gained their fame in southern China, SOHO area is definitely the “must go” spot for foodies.

After a long walk and feeling a bit tired? why not rest  and treat yourself with a full bowl of beef brisket noodles?

There are also many workshops and small exhibition house around the corner and many of them are free.

 Set off for an adventure in the jungle of skyscrapers, you will discover more.

Affordable but amazing day-off in Hong Kong.

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When talks about Hong Kong, what are the things that immediately pop up in your mind?

Skyscrapers? Grand shopping malls? Theme parks?

BUT HONG KONG IS FAR MORE THAN THESE.

Though named as one of the “top living cost” cities in the world,

it is easy to have fun in Hong Kong without paying high price:)

Newly arrive but don’t know what to do during your day-offs?

Here are some choices for you to explore the true face of  Hong Kong.

 EXCEPT HANGING AROUND IN SHOPPING MALLS.

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