what plans do you have with your family? While there is a year-end vacation time, take advantage of these moments to enjoy quality time with your loved ones, let’s go! Hong Kong can be an interesting vacation reference with family, top places to travel especially because visa-free for Indonesian citizens.
Not only that, Hong Kong has a line of tourist destinations that are suitable for exploring with families, ranging from the mainstream to the unexpected. Want to know what are the best spot recommendations for enjoying a winter vacation while celebrating the end of the year in Hong Kong? Come on, discover Hong Kong like local by visiting some of the following destination.
Experience Exploring Aberdeen
Hong Kong does not only offer metropolitan sparkles. If you want to find a perfect getaway and take a break on a beautiful island, just try the experience of exploring Aberdeen Fishing Village. Get ready to be welcomed with views of old canoes and houseboats where fishermen and their families live. There are also some modern yachts that can be found there, becoming a unique collaborative view that is always interesting to capture the camera.
The experience of riding a traditional sampan can be tested by travelers who come to this island. While enjoying local seafood dishes that have distinctive flavors, a successful trip to Aberdeen brought its own sensation while in Hong Kong. Well, do you know that exploring Aberdeen and other islands in Hong Kong can be enjoyed for free if you spend 3-7 nights in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific?
Yup, there is a special offer from Cathay Pacific where you can enjoy a Deluxe Hong Kong Island Combo tour, from trying out the thrill of riding the Peak Tram, visiting Aberdeen Fishing Village, to stopping by the popular Repulse Bay there.
Take a tour of Hong Kong by City Bus
Want to get around to see the exoticism of Hong Kong at the end of the year? Taking a tour by city bus can be the right choice. Visit the following spots , such as Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and Stanley Market, where you can immediately witness the fascinating diversity of Hong Kong. Don’t forget to enjoy panoramic views from the height of Hong Kong by visiting Victoria Peak with the Peak Tram Sky Pass. Guaranteed to make the end of the year vacation more enjoyable.
The Hop-on, Hop-off Open Top Bus Sightseeing Tour offer is also one of the free tour options that you can enjoy if you plan a trip with Cathay Pacific. The sensation of discovering Hong Kong like local will be felt even more if you taste this trip.
Experience Time Travel in a Vintage Corner in Old Town
Hong Kong may be rich in skyscrapers that are full of modern sides. But, there is also another corner full of historical wealth and thick vintage nuances. Let’s get to know Hong Kong more deeply at Old Town Central while enjoying the rich salt, cultural and culinary heritage.
This area is known as one of the most important cultural destinations while on vacation to Hong Kong. Because, every historical place, museum, restaurant, cafe and shopping place is very guarded and not changed from time to time. You can also travel freely like a local tourist throughout the city.
Also make sure to shop at Tsim Sha Tsui, a shopping center area filled with outlets, shops, markets and malls. You can also travel past Bollywood-themed shops, Asian street label boutiques, Shanghai tailors to international brand stores.
In the evening, Sham Shui Po became a destination not to be missed. Enjoy the experience of browsing the famous market with electronics and clothing. Here is the Apliu Street Flea Market which is popular with the needs of computers and electronics. If you want to hunt for clothes, stop by Cheung Sha Wan, which has a lot of wholesale fabric outlets that the fashion designers subscribe to. The destination to see another vintage side of Hong Kong is suitable to be enjoyed while on winter or year-end holidays.
Explore the Original Life of Hong Kong city
Want to come into contact with the culture of Hong Kong that is closer? Cathay Pacific also offers a free tour visiting some of Hong Kong’s local destinations that are thick with the original culture of the city namely Chi Lin Nunnery, a large temple complex with elegant wooden architecture from the Tang Dynasty. In this place, you can find historic Buddhist relics and sacred lotus ponds that are respected by Buddhists.
Furthermore, you can get to know more about this metropolis city via Duk Ling. Duk Ling is a legendary heritage that still resides in the city of Hong Kong as an iconic symbol of this city. You can see the view of the city of Hong Kong by riding this ship to dissolve in the thick culture of legendary Hong Kong.
There is also Bird Garden, a traditional Chinese-style bird park that has a collection of dozens of exotic bird species. Get ready also spoiled with unique bamboo cages to various pottery from porcelain. Birds have been part of the hobbies of Hong Kong and traditional Chinese society for a long time, with many adult men raising animals on this one.
Experience Fruit Picking at Tai Tong Organic Ecopark
Besides experiencing the free tour experience with Cathay Pacific in several previous destinations, discover Hong Kong like local can be continued by experiencing the outdoor experience at Tai Tong Organic Ecopark. The natural atmosphere of the countryside can make a year-end vacation with family more interesting.
Here, you can learn a lot about how to grow organically, even growing your own favorite vegetables. One of the most interesting attention of tourists is the strawberry picking activity that can be done in December to April each year .
Enjoy the End of Year Euphoria Festival in Hong Kong
Hong Kong also offers a variety of interesting activities in the winter that can enhance your vacation. Start with ice skating at the City Plaza Ice Skate, then visit various year-end festivals that are presented there. Like the Hong Kong Pulse Light Art, which presents a variety of lights installation from artists that make Hong Kong more radiant.
There are several art installations that will greet your arrival in Hong Kong. For example, ‘Angels of Freedom’ which illustrates an interesting interactive light that reveals the inner beauty that everyone has. There is also a Lightbattle X-themed installation consisting of two cross arrows made of thousands of LED lights. There are still many more beautiful lighting installations that will make the holiday more lively and can certainly produce Instagenic vacation shots while in Hong Kong.
Don’t miss the ‘A Symphony of Lights’ that adorns the night on Victoria Harbor, where you can watch the light synchronize with beautiful music. The Statue Square Christmas Tree is also a view of Hong Kong that attracts attention towards the end of the year.
Feel the Excitement of Tong Chong Street Market
Hong Kong roaming like a local community at the end of the year is not right if it does not stop by the Tong Chong Street Market. As a routine event every year in Hong Kong, Tong Chong Street Market displays a variety of fresh ingredients directly from farmers to be processed into contemporary food, cooking tips, and the latest food and beverage trends.
This year, the Tong Chong Street Market will begin with the Coffee Festival in November. Come here and experience for yourself the experience of tasting aromatic coffee from 20 of the best coffee vendors. Like All Day Roasting Coffee, which is one of the most popular coffee shops in Taiwan, Ralph’s Coffee, which just started its Asian brand in Hong Kong earlier this year, ACT is focusing on high quality coffee from Africa, and many more. Besides being able to enjoy various coffees, visitors will also be entertained by busking music from Project After 6.