Come fly with me… as we plan our getaways for the October public holidays (how did they creep up on us already?!), we bring you deals from Flight Centre, tickets to the sold-out Zombie Run and Little Burro’s cool and trendy Block Party. It’s all here in our Weekender…
With the October public holidays coming up, it might be a good idea to take advantage and start planning a cheeky getaway. We already know that Flight Centre can score us some awesome flight deals, but that’s not the only reason why using them is better than trying to book yourself… just check out 10 reasons why using travel agents is better than using the internet here! Flight Centre ticks all the boxes. Not only will they get you a steal of a deal, but they’re also travel experts who can help you get a window seat, make sure your vegetarian companion gets a meat-free meal on the plane and give you 24/7 support when you’re exploring your new holiday destination! Yep, that’s the whole package… and of course the very best deals help too!
Here are a couple of the best deals from the Flight Centre that you simply can’t refuse for the long weekend break. Plus if you book any of the below holidays and mention ‘Sassy’ you will get a $500 discount per booking!
NGAPALI BEACH, MYANMAR
From $10,659, includes flights on Dragonair and 4 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast and transfers. BONUS half-day tour in Yangon to visit Shwedagon Pagoda.
PUERTO PRINCESA, PHILIPPINES
From $6,099, includes flights on Philippine Airlines and 4 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast.
From $8,599, includes flights on Philippine Airlines and 4 nights’ accommodation with full board meal.
Run, run, as fast as you can…
From flying away to running away – kicking off October is Action X’s Run For Your Lives, the original Zombie run. The Singapore-based entertainment company is putting on a diabolical race that will have you terrified or terrorising your friends as you chase each other around an obstacle course. Bad news (sad face), it’s already sold out! But if you’re dead keen to take part, they’ve also got runs in Singapore, Malaysia and China. This thrilling event, which is just in time for Halloween, is super popular each year, but don’t fret, as we’re giving away a pair of tickets to two lucky readers! Zombie costumes at the ready…
When: 2 October, 9am-9pm
Where: West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $369, but they’re all sold out! Enter our special giveaway here though for your chance to win these coveted tickets.
Funny man David Sedaris hits the stage in our city next week. The renowned American author and humourist will be sharing his stories and observations in his typically witty and hilarious manner. For culture vultures, this is one not to miss!
As if one ticket giveaway wasn’t enough for you, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets each to two lucky Sassy readers to catch David Sedaris’ stand up. You’ll be in for a night of intelligent humour, giggles and more. Click here or on the button below and enter your details to be in with a chance of winning.
When: 18 September, 7.30pm
Where: Auditorium, Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start from $320 and are available at www.hkticketing.com or by calling 3128 8288. Or enter our giveaway here!
Here come the girls…
She famously designed the new Beckingham Palace (that’s the abode of Posh and David Becks, in case you didn’t know!), and now Kelly Hoppen is giving career tips to us Hong Kongers. As part of the Inspirational Women Series, the interior designer will be talking about her fascinating and revered career as well as her mantras for success. Her words will surely inspire you, especially if you’re an avid watcher of the UK TV show Dragon’s Den (yep, she’s a dragon!). Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn from this inspirational lady… go girls!
When: 19 September, 12.30-2pm
Where: Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: It’s $400 for members of the British Chamber of Commerce and $480 for non-members. Register here.
You heard us right, Little Burro, one of our favourite lunchtime haunts (some of us in the office need to have a weekly dose of their guac’) is throwing a big, bad block party. There’ll be live music, DJs, live painting, margaritas on tap (yum!) and an endless supply of burritos. Can you say delish?! Pop over to join in on the fun times and grab some Mexican bites while you’re at it…
When: 14 September, 2-8pm
Where: 1 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free!
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