If you’re still wondering what to do this weekend, then simply check out the impressive list we have for you below! Get your hands on some organically grown veg at the JLL farmer’s market, or celebrate Secret Ingredient’s 3rd birthday! Looking to unwind? How about a beer or two at Oktoberfest at PMQ, or dance it off at a magical island party with Hushup! It’s all here in this week’s Weekender…
The holiday season is just around the corner, and if the thought of Christmas shopping sends you into a panic, why not take your mind off it by booking a Christmas getaway instead? There’s nothing wrong with eating your Christmas dinner on a secluded beach in Bali… Treat yourself this holiday season with a little luxury from Flight Centre. Not only do they get the best possible flight deals, but they’re also experts in luxury holidays, and can create the perfect itinerary with ease. Looking to up your flight experience with Business or First class? Flight Centre will get you the best seats at unbeatable prices… who says luxury has to be expensive? Book your tailor-made dream holiday now – you won’t regret it. See you at the beach!
SPECIAL SASSY OFFER
Christmas just came early… Flight Centre is offering Sassy girls an exclusive luxury offer this holiday season. You’ll be able to bag two holiday destinations for the price of one with Flight Centre’s luxury holiday specials, and you’ll also receive free airport express tickets, a $1,000 discount per booking on featured packages and $500 travel credit for future bookings!
When: Snap these offers up before 31 October, 2014
Where: Choose from theInterContinental Sydney and Uma by COMO in Ubud, Bali or Six Senses Con Dao and Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.
How much: Head south to the sun this winter to enjoy 5 nights at InterContinental Sydney and 3 nights at Uma by COMO in Ubud, Bali for just $26,980 (taxes included). If you’re looking for somewhere a little closer to home, mix it up with a cultural break for 5 nights at the Six Senses Con Dao and a 2 night beach retreat at Caravelle Hotel Ho Chi Minh City for $29,880 (taxes included). Both packages include business class flights, so you’ll be flying in style. Call 2830 2821 or email [email protected] to book now.
To market we go!
Yes, it’s true; we love a good market at Sassy. Luckily for us Jones Lang LaSalle is launching their first ever Farmer’s Market this month. The market will feature urban farmers and young entrepreneurs who will showcase, promote and sell their products. If you’re looking for organically grown vegetables, handmade products and Made in HK social enterprises (including healthy nibbles from Anything But Salads – yum), the farmer’s market is definitely for you!
When: 18 October, 9am-5.30pm
Where: L16 Café & Bar, Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Bring some cash if you’re looking to buy anything.
Bring on the beer and bratwurst…
We might not be in Germany, but we can still join in on the Oktoberfest fun! Come check out the Night Market at PMQ this month, where you can enjoy 5 glasses of local and import craft beers, ales and larger while you dance away to some German tunes. You’ll be given a ‘beer passport’ and once you’ve filled it up with stamps: you’ll get a free beer mug! If you’re feeling a little competitive, you’ve got to try the beer-drinking contest (and it’s free to enter! Sign up here!). Bottoms up!
When: 17 October, 6pm-11pm / 18 October, 5pm-11pm
Where: PMQ Central, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $50
One of our favourite food-loving companies, Secret Ingredient, is hosting a special block party to celebrate their 3rd birthday! We love their delicious home-cooked meals (check out our reviews here and here) and that’s why we’re also excited for the launch of their beginner sets. If you’re not so great in the kitchen, their new 15-minute meals are low effort but still delicious and are 25% cheaper than regular meals at only $195! Secret Ingredient really makes cooking easy and fun, and it’s convenient too as they also offer same-day delivery to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon side. Come celebrate their 3-year anniversary and enjoy all you can eat and drink (you know it’s going to be good!).
When: 23 October, 6.30pm
Where: 32A Tai Ping Shan Street (at Street Level), Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $250 (all you can eat and drink), tickets available here.
Gypsies, tramps and thieves…
Imagine a weekend away from the urban concrete jungle – just you, your friends, amazing music and arty outlets amongst the greenery of Hong Kong. Enter the hidden and magical world of Secret Island Party! Escape the busy streets of Hong Kong at this two-day festival that features music, art and performances (and let’s not forget great food and plenty of drinks…). Go all out and make sure you dress up in this year’s theme ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves’ – we can’t wait to see the costumes! This unique weekend is selling out fast, so if you miss the festival vibes that we seriously lack in HK, this is definitely worth checking out.
When: 18 & 19 October
Where: A secret location in Hong Kong, (ferries departing to and from Central, more info here).
How much: $750 for a full weekend (camping overnight on the beach), $550 Saturday only, $370 Sunday only – tickets available here.
Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the details at [email protected].