• Post-meeting summer sights in 48 hours

    Post-meeting summer sights in 48 hours

    Category: Destination, Ideas
    Issues: July 2015

    Hong Kong Observation Wheel offers glorious after-dark views

    Day 1

    After breakfast, pack your group off to the old districts of Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy where they can stroll around on foot and see how the locals live. Then, hop onto an iconic ding ding tram – an experience that must be had in Hong Kong – to Central.

    Stop for a lunch of Cantonese delights at the elegant China Tang, 4F of Landmark Atrium, then escape the summer heat by spending the afternoon in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in waterfront Central. The attraction brings to focus Hong Kong’s maritime heritage and tells the city’s seafaring story in local, regional and international contexts.

    As evening approaches, head over to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and pop into a cabin to take in panoramic views of the city as the sun begins to set.

    End the day at PMQ, a heritage building that now functions as a creative and design hub. Offer free time for your group to explore the many studios and shops before regrouping for dinner at Michelin star chef Jason Atherton’s Aberdeen Street Social, which specialises in British cuisine.

    Day 2

    This is a day of action, beginning with the Wing Chun Kung Fu Experience Tour, led by disciples of master Ip Man. Start with a warm-up walk down the Avenue of Stars before learning some Wing Chun moves. Next, get better acquainted with master Ip’s famous disciple, Bruce Lee, through the Hong Kong Heritage Museum’s Bruce Lee: Kung Fu.Art.Life exhibition.

    The action continues after lunch at Discovery Bay Pier, where your group will hike up to the Lookout Point for a panoramic view of Discovery Bay spanning from the Marina Club to Yi Pak Bay. Later, transfer back to Central by ferry.

    Dinner tonight is at Wan Chai’s Tai Hang, where your group can break up and go in search of local eats in the neighbourhood.