What’s on this weekend…
It’s here, girls! We’ve made it to Friday and this weekend is extra special as we have a whopping four days off to relax and celebrate the start of a new Lunar Year (like we need reminding!). If you haven’t sorted out your plans yet, have no fear, as we have everything lined up for you. From finding the best spots to view the fireworks and dine on delicious grub, to exploring some hidden areas and new bars, The Year of The Rooster is sure to get off to a cracking start!
Chinese New Year
It feels like only yesterday that we were letting off our party poppers to ring in 2017 and now Chinese New Year is upon us and it’s time to sit back and enjoy a relaxing (or jam-packed!) long weekend. With so many events to check out, be sure to take a look at our guide for where to eat and what to do, and don’t forget to hit up our picks for red and gold threads for some fashion inspo! If you’re looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, we also have some great beginner hikes to try out on your four days off.
When: Events all weekend!
Where: All over Hong Kong
How much: Many of the events are free!
99 Bottles Soft Opening
If you’re a fan of free shots and cheap drinks (who isn’t?) then this is one bar that you want to know about. Located in the heart of SoHo, 99 Bottles “doesn’t do happy hours”, they just have consistently great prices! With $45 pints of craft beer, you won’t be hearing any complaints from us. Make sure to also like their Facebook page before the soft opening for your free shots!
When: Friday, 27 January, 3pm – late
Where: 59A Peel Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!
Sai Kung Islands Cruise
If you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the city this weekend (if only for a few hours!), then check out this tour of the outlying islands in Sai Kung! The relaxed boat ride, on a traditional wooden sampan, journeys to Yim Tin Tsai islands, then cruises through to Jin Island, famous for its rugged coastline and riddled with sea caves, before stopping at Kiu Tsui Chau (Sharp Island) where you can explore the peculiar pineapple bun rocks! It’s then just a short ride back to Sai Kung, with tours starting at either 10am or 2pm, you’ll be back in time for dinner and a CNY feast!
When: Tuesday, 31 January, 10am – 1pm, or 2pm – 5pm
Where: Sai Kung New Public Pier, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
How much: $220 per person – book your tour here!
CNY Year of the Rooster Fete at The Seafood Room
Looking to celebrate The Year of The Rooster in serious style? Well, you better get to The Seafood Room this weekend! Choose to go all out, with the lavish 5-course dinner offering (with Perrier Jouet champagne and a Double Chocolate Fondant for dessert!). Alternatively, skip the dinner and head straight to the rooftop for the party and dance the night away with a live DJ from 8pm and some serious views of the fireworks.
When: Sunday, 29t January, 7.30pm – 9pm (dinner served from 6pm – 8pm)
Where: 26/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $388 per person (early-bird) /$488 per person (walk-in). Price includes 2 standard drinks and canapés /$1,388 per person for a 5-course dinner.Mmake sure to book here, or email email@example.com.
Have a more chilled, but equally invigorating CNY celebration this weekend with YogaPOP. Hosted by Dee Cheung (founder of Float On Hong Kong, & co-founder of SUP Yoga Hong Kong!), the fun and challenging yoga practice promises to bring together the yoga community in HK. Experience all levels of yoga through asana, meditation and music – just make sure to bring your own mat!
When: Sunday, 29 January, 3.30pm- 6.30pm
Where: Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Pay-as-you-wish!
Read more: Sassy’s Guide to Yoga in Hong Kong
Cuban Nights at Će La Vi
It may be on Tuesday night, but the long weekend refuses to wrap up early. In fact you may just want to book Wednesday off work, as this party is set to go on until late! Be transported with Će La Vi and celebrate the music, culture, food and vibrancy of Cuba, whilst salsa-ing into the night under the stars. With rum and wines hailing from Cuba and special Cuban-inspired cocktails, grab your sundresses girls, it’s feelin’ like summer’s coming early!
When: Tuesday, 31 January, 6.30pm – late
Where: CÉ LA VI Hong Kong, 25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Read more: CÉ LA VI: An Asian-Inspired Brunch with Stellar Views