Thinking of spending some precious time with your family or friends to reunite and enjoy the last days of the year to the fullest? Looking forward to welcoming 2019 with a bang? Hong Kong is an excellent destination for Thai revelers because it proposes new, exciting options that cover all age groups and interest categories, a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere topped with the perfect wintry weather, and an excellent opportunity to pick up some great year end deals and offers. During the festive season, brilliant illuminations and decorations are everywhere, accompanied by contagious holiday music and cheer. There are also endless selfie, twofie and wefie-perfect sights in the entire city, to the delight of millennials and all! There are loads of activities to make you feel the unique vibes of Hong Kong during the merriest time of the year! Here is a shortlist of 8 exciting ideas, including 2 eating spots, to make sure you enjoy the Hong Kong holidays to the max! 1. Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2018 Hong Kong is famous for its lightshows especially during the festive season. This year is not looking to disappoint with new ideas and installments to enchant Hong Kong’s promenade with magical lights. As part of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, an International Light Art Display featuring both local and overseas light art installations will be held to delight visitors of all ages. The installations will be displayed at the iconic sites along Central Harbourfront and Tamar Park and would provide a brilliant atmosphere to create wonderful winter memories with loved ones. Dates: 29 Nov 2018 – 24 Feb 2019 Venues: Central & Western District Promenade (Central Section) and Tamar Park 2. Christmas Treasures @Harbour City Harbour City this year has been transformed into a magnificent spot to soak up the unique festive atmosphere that brings joy to all. The largest-ever 60-ft outdoor Christmas Tree is sure to awe all holiday visitors, while the 40-meter long Christmas Bridge will surely attract those who want to write wishes and loves messages on the heart-shaped Love-Locks. Here’s a picture-perfect venue to record precious moments with loved ones as you walk through the world’s largest video keleidoscpope - a surreal world with dynamic Christmas themed scenery such as snowflakes, Christmas tree, stars and more. Dates: until January 1, 2019 Registration: Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City 3. A Disney Christmas at Hong Kong Disneyland Be transported to a stunning winter wonderland, filled with yuletide carols, magical lights, shimmering snowflakes and more! The best shows with multimedia effects will dazzle you, as you walk through the streets with the magical glow, musical festivities and enchanting moments that will warm your heart. Capture all the cherished moments with your family, and especially with your favorite Disney friends, as they are all dressed in their holiday finery form. Dates: From 15 Nov 2018 – 1Jan 2019 Time: 10:30-20:00 (Fri-Sat till 22:00) Address: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands 4. Experience Snow Village in Ngong Ping 360 Ngong Ping 360 brings you Snow Village experience and outdoor fun this year. Step into Ngong
In a mountain stream, people are standing knee-deep. Wearing coolie hats against the hot sun, they dip wide circular sieves in the murky water, then raise them up and shake them to and fro. They are panning for tin. But not seriously. Laughing and joking, they are day trippers having a fun time at Tin Valley, a feature of the Lost World of Tambun, a popular theme park on the edge of Malaysia’s third biggest city, Ipoh– acting like the “dulang washers” of old.
Unlike almost every other tourist on the plane landing at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, I hadn’t come to Mauritius to luxuriate on its perfect powdery beaches or swim in the turquoise sea. I’d come, instead, to eat. The Indian Ocean island, which lies two thousand kilometres off the coast of south eastern Africa, draws more than a million visitors every year, who jet in for idyllic stretches of white sand, underwater marine life, championship golf courses and luxury resorts. I’d been to Mauritius before and stayed within the confines of my resort, but this time I wanted to discover another side of the island, away from the palm tree-shaded loungers. My mission was simple: to find Mauritius’s best food.
Arriving at Taoyuan International Airport, I head straight to the city of Yilan, passing the blinding city lights of Taipei without a chance to even say hello. After an hour, I wake up from my nap and find myself in the middle of the first leisure farm: River Forest Leisure Farm. It is a mid-sized farm with the loveliest accommodation. I overnight in a duplex room and have a first good night’s sleep in this adorable off-the-beaten-track expedition, before waking up to the freshest air I’ve felt in so long, the joyously swimming koi fish in a pond of clear groundwater, as well as the beautiful sound of guzhen during my breakfast, before taking my time strolling along the farm at my leisure.