Frequent readers of noodlies, Sydney food blog will know about my fascination for Hong Kong. I’m there once a year to shop and eat up a storm. There’s even a whole Hong Kong eats section on noodlies. I was so excited when Miryana Power from the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) told me about three fabulous Hong Kong events, which I have to share with all of you, dear readers! Read on, because one of those events is in Sydney:
Firstly, Hong Kong Summer will be on from June through August. During Hong Kong Summer, the latest and hottest gorgeous things from trendy fashion and shoes, fine jewellery and beauty products to the latest watches, electronics and traditional Chinese artefacts and souvenirs go on sale across the city’s popular shopping districts.
Hong Kong’s must do shopping experiences include the luxury mega malls including Harbour City, Pacific Place, IFC, The Landmark, Times Square, Elements, iSquare, The ONE (noodlies Gym was in the ONE); the department stores including Lane Crawford, Sogo; the local fashion shops and trendy designer boutiques; the street markets including those in Wanchai, Causeway Bay, Mongkok and Stanley, the Temple Street Night Market; and the themed shopping streets.
The series of fun events during Hong Kong Summer will also include the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival from July 2, 4 – 8 staged on Victoria Harbour and the Lan Kwai Fong Music and Beerfest from July 14 – 15. For more details on what to do, see, eat visit the HKTB offers page.
And secondly, win a trip for two to Hong Kong flying business class. Yes, I thought that would get your attention! The HKTB, Flight Centre and the Marco Polo HongKong Hotel are offering one shopaholic the ultimate shopping experience for two persons in Hong Kong. The prize, which includes two return Business class flights on the Qantas A380 and four nights at the Marco Polo HongKong Hotel, will allow the two lucky travellers to experience first-hand Hong Kong’s shopping delights. The Hong Kong Summer competition on Facebook is now open and will run until May 16, to enter visit: www.facebook.com/
And finally, Hong Kong designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. So if you can’t make it to Hong Kong this time, Hong Kong is coming to you. Four of Hong Kong’s emerging designers will be amongst the line-up showcasing their Spring Summer 2012/2013 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) on May 4, 2012. For the first time ever, these exclusively selected Hong Kong designers – Chailie Ho, DoDo Leung, Harrison Wong, and Hei Lau – will debut their collections at the Style Hong Kong runway show during MBFWA.
I’m so excited to be heading off to this event, checking out some of Hong Kong’s best emerging designers, right here in Sydney, with thanks to HKTB. Hope to see you there.
Photos courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board.