February 18, 2018, 1:03 pm
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Discover Hong Kong like a local this Chinese New Year

HONG KONG knows how to truly celebrate festive occasions, and with the dog symbolizing adventure, excitement and playfulness, the celebration of the Year of the Dog will be especially vibrant, exciting and engaging. Filipinos travelling to Hong Kong this coming February can expect a flurry of colourful festivities and enticing events, from dazzling fireworks to flower markets, and from parades to enormous outdoor carnivals, for a joyful month of celebrations that mark this momentous changing of the guard.  

Local and international performers will come together for a rocking night of entertainment at Cathay Pacific’s20th International Chinese New Year Night Parade. Themed “Best Fortune. World Party.”, this world-class spectacle will be held on 16February. Watch nine colourful floats sail past and enjoy lively performances with thousands of other spectators along Tsim Sha Tsui’s main streets, while soaking in the electric, buzzing atmosphere. 

Chinese New Year will start off with a literal bang where Filipinos can enjoy a spectacular display of pyrotechnics over Victoria Harbour. The splendid 20-minute-plus Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks Extravaganza will light up the entire night sky, and is broadcast annually on the second day of Chinese New Year. The show will start promptly at 8PM on 17February to welcome the Year of the Dog. For that perfect photo, spectators just need to find a strategic vantage point along or close to the harbour to enjoy the spectacular performance. The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and Central Harbour front are particularly popular viewing hotspots. 

Further out in the city, the track comes alive at the Sha Tin Race course for the Chinese New Year Race Day on February 18. Horseracing is a British colonial legacy embraced enthusiastically by the local population, and the Hong Kong races have the highest turnover in the world.

For the very first race of the Year of the Dog, thousands of locals and tourists alike will flock to the racecourse for an exciting, fun-filled New Year programme, complete with live entertainment and activity booths. 

Adding to the festivities is the Great European Carnival at the Central Harbour front Event Space, which will be transformed into a fun-filled outdoor amusement park from December to February. Take a ride on the giant swing carousel, try your luck at a games booth, and enjoy a circus performance. These and many other activities await families looking to experience an authentic Chinese New Year.

The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees, located in Lam Tsuen Village in Tai Po, are another popular destination for Hongkongers during the New Year. Families can visit these luck-filled trees believed to bring good fortune and have an authentic Chinese New Year experience with villagers who would toss joss papers into their branches in the hope their wishes would come true. 

Also worth the trip are the colorful Flower Markets, which are packed to the brim with everything you need for Chinese New Year, from traditional decorations, souvenirs and delicious treats to vivid and exotic blooms. Various “lucky plants” carry their own auspicious omens: for instance, kumquats represent “wealth”, and peach blossoms symbolize “romance” and “longevity”. The vibrant temporary flower markets in Victoria Park and Mongkok usually open around a week ahead of the festival. 

Filipinos can also get a glimpse of Hong Kong at the “Feature of HK – CNY Miniature Exhibition @ Olympian City,” the world’s largest miniature exhibition, which will feature nearly 20 local artists and over 52 miniature art pieces. These include Lee Tung Avenue where bright red lanterns shine over European-style buildings, and Tai O Heritage Hotel, the earliest police station built the New Territories in 1902, among others. 

Don’t forget to head over to Hong Kong Disneyland as it debuts the first ever Chinese New Year Night Marketwhere families can take an evening walk and discover magical fortune along Main Street, U.S.A. and the Plaza. Enjoy mobile stalls that offer various festive Disney-themed delicacies and specialities such as Mickey-shaped Maltose Toast, Mickey-shaped Red Bean Pudding, and Egg Puffs—the perfect elements for a magic-filled photo. Watch out for Mickey and his friends as they will appear to wish everyone Kung Hey Fat Choi, drumming up the festive spirit for families with atmosphere entertainment.

Poon Choi — or one-pot casseroles — are a hallmark of traditional village dining culture, and are especially prevalent during Chinese New Year. Made from layering different types of ingredients, from meat and poultry to seafood and vegetables, on top of each other in a giant pot or basin, Poon Choi is a heart-warming communal dish that is perfect for big groups and celebrations. Have the family sample this distinct dish at select restaurants across the city for a taste of local Hong Kong. 

There are also plenty of auspicious-sounding ingredients in Cantonese cuisine that make perfect New Year dishes. For instance, tongyuen dumplings, which sound similar to the word “reunion” in Cantonese, symbolize the coming together of family and are an ideal dessert during this happy time. Dried oysters (“ho si” in Cantonese) are phonetically reminiscent of “good business”, and are especially popular with Hong Kong entrepreneurs. Glutinous rice cake or pudding (“neen go” in Cantonese) sounds like “tall year”, which can be roughly translated as “reaching higher skies each year”. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? 

Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, the Year of the Dog is a particularly vibrant time to visit Hong Kong. Come enjoy a festive experience like no other, in the city that does it best. 
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