THE BEST OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong has some­thing for ev­ery­one, and it’s a city that never stops—es­pe­cially in au­tumn, when the weather is great and some of the most ex­cit­ing events take place. This fall, try Hong Kong!

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AMAZ­ING CYCLOTHON

Love cy­cling? So does Hong Kong. On Oc­to­ber 8th, come en­joy the Sun Hung Kai Prop­er­ties Hong Kong Cyclothon. It’s the third edi­tion of this ex­cit­ing event that any­one can en­joy—from ama­teur to pro­fes­sional, and even those who want to be there just to cheer on the par­tic­i­pants as they whiz by.

It’s a mega sport­ing event with a route that al­lows max­i­mum en­joy­ment of this city’s amaz­ing ur­ban sky­lines and spec­tac­u­lar sea-to-sky views. De­pend­ing on your skill level, you can choose to do a 50-kilo­me­tre team or in­di­vid­ual ride; a 30-kilo­me­tre ride; or a kids and youth ride.

The roads are closed to traf­fic— a rare treat—so it’s an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the Cyclothon’s smoothly paved routes by bike. Peo­ple come from coun­tries all around the world to par­tic­i­pate, or to take in the ex­cite­ment from the side­lines. Come along, and catch cy­cling fever!

WINE & DINE FES­TI­VAL

Imag­ine be­ing in the world’s best city for cui­sine—and con­cen­trat­ing that all in a fan­tas­tic out­door event space in the heart of Hong Kong Is­land. Tak­ing place from Oc­to­ber 26th through 29th in the open air next to breath­tak­ing Vic­to­ria Har­bour, the Wine & Dine Fes­ti­val proves how east truly meets west when it comes to world-class food, drinks and en­ter­tain­ment.

En­joy tast­ing classes with in­dus­try ex­perts and wine-pair­ing menus cre­ated by master chefs. The Fes­ti­val boasts hun­dreds of lively booths, of­fer­ing vis­i­tors the tastes of many coun­tries from around the world—in­clud­ing wines and sin­gle-malt whiskeys, and a huge ar­ray of ar­ti­sanal cheeses. Plus: top bar­tenders cre­ate one-of-a-kind cock­tails; Miche­lin-starred chefs col­lab­o­rate on dishes you can taste only at this event; and, of course, desserts and con­fec­tions are ma­jor high­lights. There re­ally is some­thing for ev­ery­one who loves the world of gas­tron­omy at this fab­u­lous event.

WINTERFEST!

Hong Kong is a must-see, es­pe­cially for its sky­line—all those sky-scrap­ing build­ings against the back­drop of moun­tains that sweep to the sea is an in­cred­i­ble sight. And in De­cem­ber, when it comes to a colour­ful Christ­mas sky­line, you sim­ply have to see this daz­zling one to be­lieve it.

The build­ings get dressed up even more glam­orously for the fes­tive oc­ca­sion so you can in­dulge in ro­man­tic Christ­mas am­bi­ence and mar­vel at the glit­ter­ing il­lu­mi­na­tions. (Bonus: there are spe­cial shop­ping of­fers and fes­tive menus.) Then, ring in the New Year with the Count­down Cel­e­bra­tions when, ev­ery De­cem­ber 31st, Vic­to­ria Har­bour is the belle of the ball. It’s a party at­mos­phere whether you watch the stun­ning pyro-mu­si­cal light the skies from shore, from a boat or from high in a sky­scraper.

It’s def­i­nitely worth plan­ning early to en­sure a prime spot—be­cause there is nowhere on earth like Hong Kong.

Par­tic­i­pants line up to be­gin the Cyclothon

Savour de­li­cious seafood and wine Cap­ti­vat­ing fire­works at Vic­to­ria Har­bour

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