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WEEKENDER: Win a one-night stay at Sheraton Macao, Dragon Boat racing fun, Gluten-free cooking classes and more

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With Hong Kong’s Dragon Boat Races coming up, this weekend is sure to be action-packed! If you’re looking to get away from the crowds though, you can always check out Sai Kung’s open-air cinema, bake some tasty gluten-free treats or learn about the perfect accessories for your little black dress. It’s all in this week’s Weekender…

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Yoga-girl_610X350Get fit, the fun way!
If you’re looking to get into shape for the summer, but you’re not exactly feeling motivated, you should definitely check out Fitness Connection @Sheraton Macao! They’ll be dedicating a whole month to health and fitness with a fantastic line up of activities on offer. Focusing on key areas such as Mindset, Movement, Recovery and Nutrition, Fitness Connection will take care of all your health needs. With expert trainers on hand, healthy meals available and best of all, therapeutic massages at Shine Spa for Sheraton for recovery, this really is a one-stop destination for kick-starting your health regime. Time to get fit and enjoy it!

That’s not all! We’re giving away one night’s stay for two to the Sheraton Macao for the weekend of 21 June, which includes two Saturday day passes to Fitness Connection @Sheraton Macao. There’ll be a full day workshop and a healthy Color Your Plate lunch and dinner each. What are you waiting for?

This giveaway has now closed. Please stay tuned for future giveaways!

When: 31 May to 21 June
Where: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, Estrada do Istmo. s/n, Cotai, Macau
How much: Hotel packages with a one day pass to Fitness Connection @Sheraton Macao plus one Macau to Hong Kong ferry ticket starts at $1,920++ and Single Day Passes start at $1,180. Call +853 81130800 or visit www.sheratonmacao.com/fitness for bookings and more info!

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Dragon boating in style…
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race, an ancient Chinese festival, has become one of Hong Kong’s greatest parties, with thousands of the world’s top Dragon Boat athletes competing in three days of intense racing! Now you can view the action live from Hong Kong’s iconic red-sailed Chinese junk, the Aqua Luna, whilst enjoying a fabulous buffet lunch and cocktails. With free shuttle boats to the shore for the best view of the finishing line, this is an experience you cannot miss!

When: 2 June
Where: The Aqua Luna will depart from Central Pier 9 and Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1 before sailing to Stanley for a front line view of the races.
How much: $728 for adults and $588 for children, click here for more details.

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It’s time for the 25th Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Races and Carnival! Head down to Tai Pak beach or book seats at one of the D’Deck’s seaside restaurants for one of the best vantage points of the races. Make sure you don’t miss the carnival at DB Plaza, where you can catch Disneyland’s cheerleading competition, fire dancing, and a Chinese gymnastics performance. Apart from non-stop entertainment and an open-air market, there’s the chance to compete in a beer-drinking competition – bring it on!

When: 1-2 June
Where: Watch the races at Tai Pak beach, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, and enjoy the carnival at DB plaza.
How much: Free admission, for more details and bookings, click here.

The mixing bowl 2Treat yourself
Gluten free diets are the new big thing and with bikini season soon approaching, it’s about time we learned to bake our favourite treats. And the best part is, they’ll be guilt-free! The Mixing Bowl’s Gluten Free Baking Class is a great, hands-on way to learn how to make versatile gluten free flour mix… now you can bake any of your best-loved goodies, without the gluten guilt! Whether you are a baking maniac or completely new to the kitchen, go along and learn how to make mouth-watering gluten free blueberry muffins, scones and multi-seed loafs. Grab your oven gloves and get ready!

When: 30 May, 7pm-10pm
Where: The Mixing Bowl, 5 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $500 per person, click here to book your place.

essential accessories of the lbdFashion inspiration
The little black dress has become a fundamental item in every girl’s wardrobe. The Essential Accessories of the Little Black Dress exhibition is a glimpse into the story behind this iconic fashion item, and how legendary designers such as Coco Chanel have completed their looks with a selection of fashion accessories. From shoes, jewellery, purses, hats and gloves, there is no limit to what you can accessorise a LBD with to make it perfect for any occasion. This exhibition is guaranteed to provide inspiration for your own wardrobe!

When: 31 May-1 June, 30-minute tours at 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm and 4:30pm
Where: Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Register here for a free guided tour!

Got an event you’d like us to feature in The Weekender, or have a top tip for us? Email us the details at weekender@sassyhongkong.com.

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