Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced the iconic Victoria Harbour is turning up the heat this summer as it hosts an array of incredible things to eat, see, do and capture in photos right by the water.
According to HKTB in a statement, summer in Hong Kong will see a diverse range of events come to the city, and the season is starting in an eye-catching fashion.
Among others, the 18-metre-tall rubber duck returns for a two-week stay and is joined by an identical friend. DOUBLE DUCKS by Florentijn Hofman, organised by AllRightsReserved, will see two rubber ducks take pride of place in Victoria Harbour from June 10–23.
An iconic Hong Kong summer tradition, the Dragon Boat Festival this year takes place on June 22. Race meets on that day can be found citywide including at Stanley, where over 200 local and international teams compete in a series of races.
The excitement continues to the weekend of June 24–25 with the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, featuring over 160 teams from 10 countries and regions of about 4,000 best racers worldwide paddling through Victoria Harbour cheered on by drummers and fans.
Fans watching from the Avenue of Stars will be able to stop by the LINE FRIENDS Hello Hong Kong Dragon Boats Photo Spots. This playful display invites visitors to stop by to pick up an exclusive souvenir and take a selfie with their favourite LINE FRIENDS characters in a dragon boat-themed exhibit.
Over five consecutive weekends from July 8, the Wan Chai harbourfront welcomes the first-ever Harbour Chill Carnival. Organised by HKTB, this family-friendly event features live music performances from on a stage on the water, performing arts showcases and exhilarating X Games demonstrations.
Furthermore, the party comes to Discovery Bay on July 29-30 for NextWave, and returns to Central Harbourfront on Aug 5–6 for the S2O Hong Kong Songkran Music Festival, which will bring the energy of Thailand’s famed New Year celebrations to the city for the very first time.
For a sweet treat, the iconic Mister Softee truck is a must-find along the harbour. Beyond the classic cones, Hong Kong also offers a variety of refreshing treats that showcase its unique cultural influences such as grass jelly, red bean ice, tofu fa and sugar cane juice.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency