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  • What to do in Hong Kong for your Birthday

    Stuck for ideas on how to celebrate your big day? Check out these unique ideas for how to ring in your birthday in the 852.

    Have a birthday approaching and finding yourself endlessly Googling “things to do in Hong Kong for my birthday”? If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to celebrating turning another year older, check out these unique 852 birthday bashes. From dining and drinks, to more alternative activities, and even some budget friendly options, here’s how to celebrate your birthday in Hong Kong

    Dining and Drinks:


    A birthday staple. What better way to celebrate turning yet another year older than surrounding yourself with bottomless booze and the people you love most? Pick your poison and get the date in the diary – these special occasion options are always winners, or opt for a slightly more budget friendly menu.

    birthday afternoon tea hong kong

    Afternoon Tea

    If there’s ever a day to get your royal on, it’s your birthday. Grab your friends for a cute afternoon, and treat yourself to a spot of high tea. Trust us, our ultimate guide to afternoon tea in Hong Kong will definitely have those jam and scone cravings covered!

    Lunch (or dinner!) on Lamma

    A sunny weekend go-to, extend the feasting to your special day and chomp down on Chinese favourites. With a super-cheap corkage fees and endless, fresh seafood options, bring along a few bottles of vino and dig in – family-style. Don’t fancy a sit-down meal? There are tons of fun day-trips in Hong Kong that are sure to help you mark the mile-stone.

    Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide to Lamma Island

    Get Creative at Crafted 852 

    One for our fellow foodies, Crafted 852, is here to help you cook up a birthday storm. From whipping up a Mexican fiesta to fried chicken and waffles, there are heaps of cool, hands-on dinner experiences. You’re sure to find something to tickle your taste buds, besides the cake.

    Try a Sushi Making Class

    Fan of sushi and want to tackle the art of making it? Turn your lesson into a birthday bash with Missy Ho’s Sushi School! The class even includes complementary prosecco, so you know it’s the perfect choice to kick off your celebrations.

    birthday celebrations hong kong

    Book in a Group Dinner

    Tried every brunch out there? We’re no strangers to Hong Kong’s diverse dining scene, so why not book in for dinner at one of these restaurants, which are perfect for bigger groups? Can’t go without free-flow? We have you covered there too, with our guide to the best drinks offers in the city.

    Unique Experiences:  

    Off the Beaten Path 

    Hong Kong is full of adventure and surprise. Go from concrete jungle to actual jungle in only a quick mini-bus journey, and get ready to try out SUP in Sai Kung, tackle the Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls, and much more – all courtesy of unique experience experts, Wild Hong Kong. Or, you can always go it alone and check out some of the city’s best waterfall hikes, or try out a new outdoor sport.

    Squid Fishing

    Oh yes, this is an actual thing. Check with your favourite boat charter (Saffron Cruises and Jubilee definitely offer this trip) and head to the high seas! Running from April through to October, you and your friends will be whisked away for an evening of buffet and beers as the boat men cook what you catch on deck!

    Tram Party

    Ever considered partying under the city lights on a vintage tram for your big day? An awesome alternative to your usual bars and clubs – have your own portable dance party as you cruise from one end of the island to the other.

    birthday junk boat hong kong

    Junk Trip 

    We know you’re no stranger to a  junk trip, so why not book one in for your birthday? Spend the entire afternoon lounging on inflatables, downing beers and catching a tan. With tons of companies to choose from (check our Ultimate Junk Guide for a helping hand), you’re bound to find one to suite. Opt for a day trip, or do something a little different and book in a night cruise that’ll take you on a three-hour, all-inclusive spin around the harbour.

    Read more: 5 Junk Packages to Book for Under $500

    Macau Bungy Jump 

    Go out with a bang and ensure a truly memorable day, by booking in a bungy jump off the Macau Tower! As the highest bungy jump in the world (233-metres to be exact), it’s not one for the fainted-hearted. Push your limits and catch a glimpse of the action in our bloggers first-hand account here.

    Book a Staycation 

    If you haven’t got the time (money, or leave… sigh) on your hands to head abroad, then why not rally the troops and check yourselves in for a weekend right here in the city? Hotel’s across the city often offer seasonal deals, or check out a few of our favourites here.

    Alternative Activities: 

    Go Bowling 

    Don’t laugh – you know that bowling is always way more fun than you think! Tiki Tiki Bowling Bar in Sai Kung is home to a quirky, tropical-themed hangout where you can bowl to your heart’s content whilst sipping on some delicious coconut cocktails. Want to stay a little closer to home? The South China Athletic Association in Causeway Bay is super wallet friendly.

    Alternatively, if bowling isn’t your thing, why not round up your friends and book in for a round of crazy golf at Strokes, go for a game of Bubble Soccer, or get fully immersed in a VR experience for your big day.

    birthday ocean park

    Theme Parks Thrills

    Channel your inner-child with a good dose of fun by heading to one of Hong Kong’s theme parks! Whether it’s Ocean Park or Disneyland, get a group together and head on over for a day of roller-coaster riding (before heading to the bars, obviously).

    Art Jamming

    You may not be the next Picasso, but art jamming is always a fun group activity to enjoy with friends. Whether you’re in PMQ or Wong Chuk Hang, there are many studios in Hong Kong to get creative at; and many even let you BYOB, to really turn it into a party.

    Spooky Spots 

    As if turning another year older wasn’t scary enough, why not check out these spooky spots for an evening of different sorts.

    Budget Birthdays:

    Light up the Barbecue

    Ensure those eskies are loaded and throw a couple of good eats on the grill. A day of sea, sand and sun, topped off with great food and company is a guaranteed winner. Check out our list of the best barbecue spots in Hong Kong for a little grill-spiration.

    birthday picnic hong kong

    Go on a Picnic 

    Hong Kong is full of hidden spots that are perfect for laying out a blanket and cracking out the champers. Pack yourself a spread full of your favourite nibbles and treats, or let one of the city’s top catering companies do the hard work for you – Invisible Kitchen even offer seven-course, traditional picnic baskets!

    Camp Out 

    Admittedly the season for camping can be a little short in Hong Kong (between the scorching temperatures and the typhoons!), but camping is still an awesome weekend-long activity (and the perfect excuse to milk your birthday for all it’s worth), when the weather permits. Take a look at some of our favourite camping spots in the 852 here.

    Throw a House Party

    This one’s practically a freebie in the planning books. Requiring minimal thought and organisation, send a group WhatsApp (if you’re on a budget, BYOB works best), throw on a playlist and let the fun commence. Whether you’re wanting a sit-down affair, or a more rowdy night, if you’re place is tight on space, there are plenty of party venues to choose from in the city.

    Embark on a Bar Crawl

    You really don’t need to be told how to bar crawl, you’ve done it a thousand times and to be honest, it’s pretty self-explanatory. So, let the booze-laden streets of Honkers be your oyster…


    Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on February 26, 2016 and was updated on 21 August, 2018.

    Featured image via Unsplash. Image #1 via Unsplash, image #2 via Unsplash, image #3 via Unsplash, mage #4 courtesy of Ocean Park Hong Kong via Facebook, image #5 courtesy of Tiffany Ku and property of Sassy Media Group.


    Author: Lexi Davey

    Source: Sassy Hong Kong (What’s on HK)


  • My Neighbourhood: Pololi’s Steph Kudus On Causeway Bay

    AUGUST 7, 2018

    In the four years since Pololi opened its first store in Central, poké has become quite the staple – a go-to for good, grab-and-go grub for the busy, the healthy, and everyone in between. What has grown to three locations across Hong Kong and Singapore was started by Steph Kudus in 2014, then an investment banker. The latest of the bunch, along with the other food concepts originally available only via takeaway or delivery, can be found at their flagship store recently opened on Fashion Walk’s Food Street. Given the new neighbourhood of Pololi’s first sit-down outlet, we asked Steph for her picks around Causeway Bay.

    Photo: Courtesy of Monsieur Chatté

    Picnicking at Victoria Park

    Whether it’s scuba diving, going for a hike or power-walking through the streets of Hong Kong, I like being outdoors. I often build my own picnic basket with some favourite cold cuts, cheeses and wines from my favourite deli, Monsieur Chatte in Sheung Wan, before heading to parks around Hong Kong. I’m often at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.

    Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


    Photo: Courtesy of b.a.r Executive

    A masterfully crafted cocktail at b.a.r. Executive

    To unwind after a long day, I like heading to b.a.r. Executive for a quick tipple. Cocktails are expertly put-together and made with fresh fruit, ice is hand-chiseled, and the drinks are always top notch.

    b.a.r Executive, 27/F, Bartlock Centre, 3 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


    Photo: Courtesy of Breeze

    Shooting pool at Breeze

    Growing up, pool was one of my hobbies—I’d often be at a pool hall in Singapore training with much older players. Breeze is a recent addition to my favourite haunts in Causeway Bay; the owner, Jessica Wong has quickly become a good friend. The bar often holds pool tournaments, and it is always really exciting to watch some of the regulars shoot and win!

    Breeze, 18/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


    Photo: Courtesy of WeWork

    WeWork – Tower 535

    What used to be the #PololiCrew’s de facto office, and also the place where some of today’s concepts were born. We used to hot-desk on the 20th floor and have conference calls at one of the booths. On Fridays, the team also enjoys having a pint from one of the free-flowing beer taps that are part of the co-working space’s perks.

    WeWork, 20/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay


    Photo: Courtesy of Pololi

    Pololi Flagship

    I’ve always wanted to build a space where I could hang out and entertain friends. This is why I’ve built Pololi’s new flagship at Fashion Walk, Food Street, where diners can build their own poké, indulge in Hawaiian BBQ, sip on a tropical-inspired cocktail or just hang out.

    Pololi, Shop C, G/F, 58-64 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong



    Author: Johna Baylon

    Source: Hong Kong Tatler (Tastemakers)



  • Madame Fu: Hong Kong’s Most Instagrammable New Restaurant

    Set in the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Madame Fu perfectly blends East and West to create an all-day dining spot that’s sure to be loved by Hong Kong’s foodie crowds (and social media fanatics)

    District: Central, Hong Kong
    Cuisine: Contemporary Chinese
    How much: Afternoon tea is priced at $250 for one and $450 for two
    Must Order: For a quintessential Hong Kong experience, go for the afternoon tea set for two
    The Best For: As the perfect East-meets-West spot, that encapsulates the charm of Hong Kong, Madame Fu is a great place to take visitors to. Though as it is open all day, it’s casual enough for a drink and some dim sum; though sleek and sophisticated for a special occasion dinner.
    Sassy Tip: Looking for a space to book for a large group, or party? Madame Fu takes private bookings for all of its rooms.

    Newly opened in the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts comes Madame Fu Grand Cafe Chinois; an East meets West restaurant, bar and all-day dining spot that is sure to be a hit with Hong Kong’s foodie crowds.

    madame fu whiskey lounge

    The sprawling space occupies the entire third-floor of the Baracks block, and the 8,000-square foot space is truly something to behold. In line with its unique setting, Madame Fu is something new for the Hong Kong dining scene – the East meets West approach we’re used to in this melting pot of a city – but it’s Madame Fu’s design that has caught our attention. Designed by Christian Rhomberg (of KEE Club fame), and inspired by European grand cafés, the glamorous space comprises of seven unique and intricately designed rooms. Each has its own distinct look and feel, with different art work and colour palettes used to give each space its own identity, though still retaining a certain togetherness across the restaurant as whole.

    madame fu verandah

    From the colourful wraparound verandah, with its velvet coaches, ornate lanterns and views of the Tai Kwun courtyard; to the cool and modern main restaurant, library, private dining rooms, and (our favourite), the perfectly plush, pink Pearl Room, diners are spoiled for choice when it comes to setting. All rooms serve the same food and drink menus, with dim sum available for brunch and lunch, a dinner menu, drinks and weekend brunch all available. Meaning you can take your pre-dinner drinks in the smart whiskey lounge, before moving in to the main dining room for your meal – with everything all under one very glamorous roof, Madame Fu is ticking a lot of boxes in our books.

    madame fu har gow

    The restaurant’s look certainly has a European feel to it, but the food served is a contemporary take on Chinese cuisine. Playing homage to grand cafes of old, Madame Fu intends to be a spot that is suited to any occasion and, with the help of its seven rooms, and it’s all-day dining hours, we’re sure it will be.

    madame fu afternoon tea set

    madame fu afternoon tea

    The menu features dim sum favourites, along with more formal main menu items available for evening diners; but we took to the Pearl Room to test out Madame Fu’s afternoon tea offering. Keeping things simple, the classic tea tower consisted of prawn and smoked salmon open sandwiches on the bottom layer; a lemon tart, green tea mouse, sweet black sesame dumpling and tapioca pudding on the second; and fresh fruit, a chocolate tart and a fruit and crème patisserie tart on the top. Priced at $250 for one, and $450 for two (including tea), we loved the unfussiness of the set; leaving the beauty to lie in its sophisticated appearance and the all-important taste. The price also includes a dim sum of the day, of which we tried the har gow. Presented alongside the tea tower in its own miniature steamer basket, the tea set again emulates Madame Fu’s over-riding East meets West approach, and the har gow itself was beautifully flavoured, letting the taste of the plump shrimp shine through.

    Encapsulating the charm of Hong Kong’s unique fusion of East and West, Madame Fu is a great option to take visiting guests, to treat yourself to a special dinner, or to just enjoy an after-work drink on the verandah.

    Madame Fu Grand Cafe Chinois, 3/F, Block Three, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central,  Hong Kong,


    Author: Annie Simpson

    Source: Sassy Hong Kong


  • The Best Egg Tarts in Hong Kong


    All egg tarts are good, but not all are great. We’ve rounded up our top ten egg tarts in Hong Kong, because why settle when there are so many amazing ones out there?

    The egg tart is Hong Kong’s answer solution to British custard tarts, and we have to say that we’re pretty big fans of the 852 version. Still, as with every good dessert, it is of utmost importance to weed out the ones that are merely good, and give praise to those that arelife-changing.

    The first thing to note about egg tarts is that there are three distinct varieties: the Portuguese egg tart, the short crust egg tart, and the puff pastry egg tart. Neither are better than the other, and it’s all down to personal preference, but we are partial to a great Portuguese egg tart.

    For this article, we have tried so many egg tarts that we are now 99% egg tart and 1% human, so you can trust us as we proudly present: The Best Egg Tarts in Hong Kong

    Lord Stow’s Egg Tarts at EXpresso

    Topping our list is the best Portuguese egg tart you can find in the city. Found at EXpresso, a small cafe at The Excelsior, Hong Kong’s only Lord Stow’s franchise serves up the most amazing Portuguese egg tarts, which are every bit as good as its Macanese sisters.

    When we say “best”, we mean the best. It has everything you could ever want in a dessert: a shatteringly crisp, buttery croissant-like shell, a creamy, luscious filling (with just the right amount of “egginess”), and an artfully charred top. Your day will be made when you catch one fresh from the oven, golden and glistening and piping hot. The buttery scent that lingers on your fingertips after you’ve devoured it all– it’s like sweet torture – one that you can’t bring yourself to get rid of.

    Be sure to get your tarts early because the café tends to sell out way before closing time. When we stopped by, the tarts had run out by 4pm on a Sunday, which caused us quite a great deal of heartbreak.

    Price: $11 for 1, $42 for 4, $60 for 10.
    Hours: Monday to Friday: 7am – 7pm, Saturday: 8am – 7pm, Sunday: 8am – 6pm

    EXpresso, Lobby, The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 6777,

    Door Door Bakery

    Door Door has been churning out traditional, no-frills treats for the lucky residents of the Mei Foo neighbourhood for over 40 years. We simply had to go try its Portuguese egg tarts after hearing great things about them from more than one foodie friend. Our verdict? It is much better than average Portuguese egg tart, but a tad behind Lord Stow’s. The crust is blander than we had hoped, but redeems itself by being flaky and crisp. The filling is good enough, not quite as creamy and luscious as our favourite’s, but at least it isn’t overly sweet. The tarts were lukewarm when we got there, so we imagine they’d be better fresh from the oven. We’d say that it’s a nice treat to grab if you’re in the area, but not so good that you must make the trek for one.

    Also available were puff pastry egg tarts, which were super cheap, but unfortunately rather disappointing. The pastry was pale and bland, while the filling was too sweet for us. So, we recommened sticking to what the shop is known for.

    If you decide to pay Door Door a visit, don’t miss its huge range of nougats (our favourite is Crispy Chocolate) and butter cookies, which are like melt-in-your-mouth shortbread.

    Price: $7 for Portuguese egg tarts, $3.50 for puff pastry egg tarts
    Hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:15am – 10pm

    Door Door Bakery, 65 Broadway Street, Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Mei Foo, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2148 3117,

    Sai Kung Cafe & Bakery

    Sai Kung Cafe & Bakery’s Portuguese egg tarts might be a little on the pricey side, but are definitely worth the price. This popular little bakery’s tarts are so buttery that some critics on Openrice think it’s too much (we, on the other hand, think there’s no such thing as too much butter), and come filled to the brim with a custard dotted with charred spots here and there for maximum flavour. The buttered pineapple buns are equally amazing here – think plump, fluffy rolls fresh from the oven, completely blanketed with sweet, crunchy tops and stuffed with ice-cold slabs of butter. Bliss.

    It’s worth noting that you’re required to buy a drink if you dine in here, so we’d suggest that you order your treats to-go and enjoy them by the sea instead.

    Price: $13
    Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7am – 9:30pm

    Sai Kung Cafe & Bakery, G/F, 6-7 Kam Po Court, 2 Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2792 3861


    Swiss pastry chef Grégoire Michaud has once again blessed us with another of his scrummy creations, this time in the form of a sourdough egg tart. We had high expectations of Grégoire (he was the executive pastry chef at the Four Seasons Hong Kong!), and this new little treat did not let us down. Made with the same dough as the shops celebrated sourdough croissants, Bakehouse’s egg tarts have a buttery, flaky shell with the slightest tang from the sourdough. The filling is silky and lush without being runny, like a good crème brulee. We also adore the double chocolate cookie– a 4-inch deep-brown disc of rich, dark chocolatey goodness with crisp, sandy edges and a soft, chewy centre.

    Price: $12
    Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 8am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm, Closed on Monday

    Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,

    Catherine Bakery

    Just round the corner from our office in Sheung Wan, Catherine Bakery is where we head to when we want a cheap treat we can count on. The short crust egg tart isn’t the most phenomenal pastry out there, but at $5, it is a great value for money. The shell is a buttery, sandy short crust pastry, only that this sand is fine, fine like powder you would find on the beaches of the Maldives. You can also taste a healthy dose of salt in the shell, which almost borders on savoury. The filling has just the right amount of sweetness, though if you prefer an eggier tart, this might not be the one for you. Just a word of warning: the lady at the counter is known to be quite the character, so you might not want to be too fussy on your first visit…

    Price: $5
    Hours: Monday to Sunday: 6am – 8pm

    Catherine Bakery, Shop 1, G/F, Fuk Sing Court, 378 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2543 3020

    Tai Cheong Bakery

    The first bakery in Hong Kong to use short crust pastry in egg tarts, Tai Cheong Bakery is where tourists and locals alike flock to for the classic short crust tart. A favourite of Governor Chris Patten’s, these tarts feature the best short crust shell we’ve come across in the city– crumbly, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth. The filling might be a little on the solid side (might’ve just been slight inconsistencies in the kitchen), but it’s a decent pick nonetheless.

    Price: $7
    Hours: Vary according to location.

    Tai Cheong Bakery, Multiple locations across Hong Kong,

    Honolulu Coffee Shop

    No list egg tart is complete without mentioning Honolulu Coffee Shop, an old-school establishment that’s been around since the 1940s. Its renowned puff pastry egg tarts consist of 193 layers of pastry, and are made with a special blend of butter and lard for the perfect balance between flavour and flakiness. We were slightly taken aback by the price of the tarts, but it did prove to be worth every penny with its eggy, flavourful filling and flaky, puffy shells. The tarts cost $1 extra if you dine in, but we think that nostalgic vibe you get from having your egg tart among the retro decor at the Wan Chai location is more than worth it.

    Price: $10 (+$1 to dine in)
    Hours: Monday to Sunday: 6am – 12am

    Honolulu Coffee Shop, 176-178 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2575 1823,

    Kam Wah Cafe

    Best known for its world-famous buttered pineapple buns, Kam Wah also does a solid puff pastry egg tart. With three decades of experience under his belt, Kam Wah’s pastry chef crafts his tarts with flair, using carefully-chosen European ingredients in his 144-layer treats. You’ll love these if you don’t have that much of a sweet tooth– as the tarts have the mildest filling we’ve tried so far. Make sure you arrive before 6:30pm or you’ll miss the last batch!

    Price: $5
    Hours: 6am – 11:30pm

    Kam Wah Cafe, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2392 6830

    Hong Lin Restaurant

    Satisfy your late-night cravings at Hong Lin Restaurant, one of the very few spots that churn out egg tarts till late at night; with the last batch leaving the oven at 10:30pm. Made with Canadian flour and Dutch milk, the egg tarts are slightly sweeter than Kam Wah’s, and are a bit more custardy, with the slightest notes of vanilla. Hong Lin’s tarts aren’t the flakiest you can get, but the shop serves a fresh batch every 20 minutes, and we think egg tarts are ten times better when enjoyed piping hot. Hong Lin also make a mean pineapple bun, which we think is better than Kam Wah’s (shh).

    Price: $6
    Hours: 6:30am – 3am

    Hong Lin Restaurant, G/F, 143-145 Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2391 8398

    Queen Sophie

    Wrapping up this list is your best bet for a good puff pastry egg tart. We have honestly never come across a puff pastry shell quite like Queen Sophie’s. Encasing a velvety, subtly-sweet filling is the flakiest, lightest puff pastry ever, beautifully crisp and thin (we estimate it’s ⅛ inch!), and not at all doughy. A great benchmark for whether an egg tart is good is whether you would just eat the crust by itself, and we definitely would for Queen Sophie’s little masterpiece. We were originally skeptical about the bakery’s claim that it creates 368 pastry layers in these tarts, but after our taste test, we’re starting to believe them. If you need any more evidence that these tarts are the real deal, know that each is made by hand with local flour and French butter, based on traditional techniques from the 1970s. At $10 for one, these beauties aren’t the cheapest treat on the block, but the quality and size (a little bigger than the average tart) make up for the price.

    Price: $10
    Hours: Sheung Wan: Monday to Saturday: 11:30am – 7pm, Closed on Sunday & PH; Kowloon City: Monday to Sunday: 10am – 8pm

    Queen Sophie, Shop 5, Basement, Kai Fung Mansion, 2-24 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2269 0278

    Queen Sophie, G/F, 24 Hau Wong Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2683 1811,

    Author: Rachel Au


  • WEEKENDER: aqua’s Black & White New Year’s Eve Party, HK Open Air Cinema Club and more

  • WEEKENDER: Tabla’s Silk Road Shopping Bazaar, British Pub Quiz and more

    What’s on this weekend…


    We’re in full on Christmas planning mode, and in between booking our tickets for New Year’s Eve, we’re taking some time to finish off our Christmas shopping! With endless goodies to be found at Tabla’s bazaar, and a Christmas pub quiz to look forward to this week, we’re definitely feeling more than merry.

    Tabla’s Silk Road Shopping Bazaar

    Tabla’s Silk Road Shopping Bazaar

    We’re into the second week of December and the clock is ticking to get your Christmas shopping done! This month is flying by, so this week why not make a little time for a shopping spree and head over to The Upper House for Tania Mohan’s beautifully curated Silk Road Shopping Bazaar. Sure to be filled to the brim with gorgeous Christmas pressies for all of your friends and family, the bazaar will feature niche brands and exclusive collections from all over Asia, for just one day! With yak cashmere from Mongolia, handmade and one-of-a-kind kimono jackets, homeware, costume jewellery, sweet treats, Tabla classic shawls and kaftans, along with skin care from the Himalayas (and much more!), this is one pop-up not to miss out on. If that’s not enough to tempt you in, there will also be a special lucky draw for Sassy readers who visit the pop-up, with an entire basket of PUREARTH and Tabla Products worth over $2,500 up for grabs!

    When: Monday, 11 December, 11am to 8pm
    Where: Sky Lounge & The Lawn, Level 6, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
    How much: Free entry! Prices range between $300 and $6,000

    weekender friday night lights

    Friday Night Lights ~ Christmas Edition

    Brush off a busy week and take some time for a little yoga under the stars, in amongst the busy festive period. The class will be a 90-minute practice of alignment-based vinyasa, with a gong bath held afterwards by Martha from Red Door Studios. The class will be mixed level, so all abilities are welcome. Just don’t forget to wear your Santa hat to get in the seasonal spirit.

    When: Friday, 8 December, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Where: Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
    How much: Free! With any donations given going towards the SPCA (and don’t forget to bring your own mat!)

    weekender teakha

    ME, TEA and MY DOG!

    Looking to adopt or foster a new furry friend? Head to teakha this weekend and meet some adorable pooches from Sai Kung Stray Friends, or just make a purchase to help raise funds. Have your own cuddly pal already? Bring them along for 10% off!

    When: Sunday, 10 December, 2pm to 5pm
    Where: teakha 茶。家, Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
    How much: Come with your dog and receive 10% off any purchases at teakha! (a $2 donation will also be added to every bill in support of Sai Kung Stray Friends)

    weekender Italian Christmas Market

    Italian Christmas Market

    We love a browsing PMQ and discovering hidden treasures and new brands, so why not head over to check out the second instalment of the Italian Christmas Market this weekend. Enjoy some festive feels, pick up a couple of extra Christmas presents and shop a plethora of Italian products!

    When: Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 December, 11am to 7pm
    Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
    How much: Free entry!

    Read more: Holiday Fairs and Christmas Markets in Hong Kong

     weekender British Pub Quiz presented by Guinness

    British Pub Quiz presented by Guinness

    Along with the Best of British Film Festival and the The Great British Food Festival, there is more Best of British fun to be had this week! Round up some friends and put your Great British knowledge to the test (with a Guinness of two in hand), all in favour of raising money for Operation Santa Claus. Sounds good to us!

    When: Wednesday, 13 December, 8pm to 10pm
    Where: Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
    How much: $1,800 per team of six people (includes one drink per person) – with all profits raised going towards Operation Santa Claus. Email to get involved!




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