Hong Kong, the city that never sleeps, offers lovers and families a plethora of after-dinner entertainment options and there a plenty of hotels with cosy bars and lounges to suit every mood from live bands to karaoke sessions. The Events Capital of Asia also features a stunning array of local and regional artists as well as a bevy of international celebrities. Other mainstays are the major touring shows, and Hong Kong’s own acclaimed orchestras offer a stimulating array of choices when it comes to loosening up those tight muscles and tense nerves. Here Eastern wisdom is combined with western-style to produce a feeling of total re-invigoration with a simple massage to soothen the body and mind. Rejuvenation for the persona!
Said to be the ‘culinary capital’ of Asia, Hong Kong has more than innumerable restaurants with many award-winners. International cuisine to cater to travellers from all over will delight you and you can have your pick of restaurants, bars, pubs, or cafes. Authentic cuisine from Asia and the West, along with the best Chinese and Cantonese dishes served with dimsums and fresh seafood being the most popular, besides Indian food and fast food, to please one and all.
Another scandalising locale would be the one that originated years ago, as Walt Disney introduced the world to enchanted realms of fantasy and adventure, in a magical place called Disneyland, located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. Today that spirit of imagination and discovery comes to life in the Hong Kong Disneyland which is dedicated to the young and the young -at heart – with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration, and an enduring symbol of the cooperation, friendship and understanding between the people of Hong Kong and the United States of America. The park consists of six-themed areas such as: Main Street U.S.A. designed to resemble an early-2oth century Midwest town serving as the entrance of the park and is heavily influenced by European immigrants and Chinese culture as it has an authentic Chinese eatery and a Bakery with the world’s most famous desserts. The Adventure land is the biggest amongst all Disney parks featuring a large island area home to Tarzan’s Tree house, which is circled by the Jungle Cruise, and is also home to the Festival of the Lion King’s show. Fantasy land brings to life characters and places from Disney movies for children, showcases the Sleeping Beauty Castle, as well as the Fantasy Gardens where costumed Disney characters can be met. Tomorrow land, with an optimistic vision of the future,is a new themed area opened with an emphasis on metallic trim, dominated by blue and purple hues and unique attractions such as Autopia and Stitch Encounter have been added.
The Toy Story Land has been themed using bamboo to act as giant blades of grass surrounding the area and makes use of characters from the Toy Story movies, such as an enlarged Woody Rex, an oversized paper plane and Luxo Jr, and has been marketed by the park as `Asia’ Exclusive’. Grizzly Gulch represents a complete new story and reminisces an abandoned mining town set amidst mountains and woods with the centerpiece structure named Big Grizzly Mountain, inspired by Grizzly Peak in Disney California Adventure Park. Mystic Point is themed and set in dense, uncharted rain forest surrounded by mysterious forces and supernatural events and the site will feature Mystic Manor sets as a home to a world traveller and adventurer.
The park features a daytime parade `Flights of Fantasy’ as well as a night time firework show `Disney in the Stars’ and `Tinker Bell Castle Illumination’, a new night time show that debuted along with `Celebration In The Air’. Seasonal entertainment, such as `Disney’s Haunted Halloween’, `A Sparkling Christmas’ and the `Disney’s Chinese New Year’ are held in the park to celebrate major holidays.
The grand opening celebration album was the soundtrack for the stupendous opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Disneyland and much of the album has Cantonese or Mandarin cover of theme songs of animated Disney films.
Summers in Hong Kong are warm with occasional rainfall, winters are cool and cloudy. March-May bring cool evenings while September-November are very pleasant. But no matter what time of the year it is, Hong Kong with Disneyworld will delight and intoxicate you in every season.