Top Gifting Experiences for Father’s Day

6 June, 2016
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Top Gifting Experiences for Father’s Day

Papa don’t preach!

 

Father’s day is coming up (it’s Sunday, 19 June for those daughters that have forgotten… guilty as charged!) and here at Sassy, we’ve decided to compile a list not just of gifts or places to eat, but of the best adventures to take your dad on. It’s always difficult to find the perfect present, and there are only so many watches, ties and wallets a father needs. So why not give the the gift of experience? After all, it’s about making memories that will last! Check out our pick of the best experiences for dads this Father’s Day

Main image sourced via Wild Hong Kong, image #5 via Pinterest

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The Big Buddha

For the chilled out papas who just want a day relaxing with their family, why not take the opportunity to soar over Lantau Island in a cable car to visit the Big Buddha? It’s the tallest outdoor statue of a seated Buddha in the world, so it’s sure to inspire a bit of zen in your father. Grab a ticket that includes the Ngong Ping cable car – opt for a standard car, or if he’s the adventurous type you can go for the glass-bottomed crystal cabin car. Not only can you visit the Tian Tan Buddha, but make sure to check out the Po Lin Monastery and the Wisdom Trail.

 

Where: Ngong Ping 360, Lantau Island
How much: Check out Klook for ticket offers – tickets range from $115 (single trip) per person to $220 (standard + Crystal Cabin) per person.

 

For more details and other ticket options, click here.

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Bungy Jumping in Macau

Take a complete 180° turn from the peaceful dad and we get the adventurous (borderline crazy!) dad we all know and love. You know, the one who was probably a streetcar racer in his teens and would actually physically hurt your boyfriend if he ever tried anything… What better way to feed this adrenaline junkie than to take him bungy jumping off the Macau Tower for Father’s Day? He’ll experience fastest, speediest descent of his life – it is the highest bungy in the world! Take in the views of Macau’s glittering casinos and the Ponte de Sai Van suspension bridge before the big jump! Now this is one Father’s Day he’ll remember.

 

Where: Macau Tower, Macau
How much: $3,871.64 per person for bungy here (or check out Spoilt where it’s $2,956).

 

For more details and safety information, click here.

 

Read more5, 4, 3, 2, 1… bungy! Sassy blogger Emma jumps off Macau’s tallest tower

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Wild Hong Kong: Plover Cove Ride and Hike

For the fathers who want a little bit of both, how about taking them cycling and hiking around the beautiful Plover Cove region? Cycle by the sea before venturing up the highlands on foot in search of lush forest landscapes and secret waterfalls. The best news? This tour is completely customisable. Feel free to add more cycling or more hiking to your personal tour and discover a whole new side of Hong Kong.

 

Where: Meet at the Tai Po Market MTR Station
How much: $800 person for a group of 1-3 people, $650 person for a group of 4-7 people. For more details, check out Wild Hong Kong’s webpage here.

 

Read more: Wild Hong Kong; Get out of the city for an adventure!

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Formula Racing

Has your dad got the need for speed? Sign him up for an experience of a lifetime with Spoilt and let him experience the power of a Formula racing car for the ultimate father’s day gift. Rev up that engine and get him ready for a speedy ride (while safely buckled inches from the ground of course!) on board Asia’s only two-seater Formula Renault. And don’t worry if you’re unsure about your dad’s driving ability… he won’t be behind the wheel. A professional motorsport race driver will be driving the car so he can sit back and enjoy the ride!

 

Where: Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai, China
How much: $3,220 per person up to a maximum of four people, click here for more details or to buy your pass!

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Kayaking in Sai Kung

For those looking for a more affordable option, head on over to Sai Kung and take your dad kayaking. It’s cheap, convenient and most importantly, a fun way to have some much needed father-daughter (or father-son) bonding time. The level of difficulty is solely up to you – row faster to get a good workout or row slower and enjoy floating on the beautiful waters.

Where: Chong Hing Reservoir, Sai Kung
How much: Entry is $7, kayak rental is $16/hr on weekdays and $24/hr on weekends

 

For details, call Chong Hing Water Sports Centre at 2792 6810 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk

 

Read more: Top Ten Ultimate Outdoor Sports in Hong Kong

 

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Malt Masters 'A Taste of Islay' Whisky Event

If your dad loves his whisky, we’ve found an event for you to take him to that he’s sure to love. Malt Masters, a whisky education and events company, is hosting a tasting of whiskies from Scotland’s Islay to celebrate the Islay Festival which took place last month. Head over to Sheung Wan to sip on smokey, peaty malts and learn a bit more about this fascinating isle. You never know, you dad might just find his new favourite dram…

When: Wednesday, 22 June, 7.30pm
Where: Spink Auction House, 4/F, 111 Queens Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $450.55 per person including five whiskies, tasting, education and fun! Tickets available here.

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