Marvels in Hong Kong: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of HKSAR

It had been more than two years since I last went to Hong Kong. I have to admit that Hong Kong was one of my favourite places to travel to. I still remember meeting an old college friend whom I had not met for more than 15 years in Hong Kong!

When I attended the event “Marvels in Hong Kong” last week thrown by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta) together with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) in Kuala Lumpur to commemorate the 25th anniversary of HKSAR, I was transported back to Hong Kong and some of the exciting things I did there back in January 2020.

Ever since Covid-19, travelling has been tough, and even though now Malaysia has relaxed its rules and regulations on some travellers into Malaysia, it is not the same case with Hong Kong. However, fret not, since Hong Kong has recently adjusted the quarantine arrangements, maybe there would be better news for Malaysian travellers to Hong Kong soon. Once the quarantine-free travel in Hong Kong is resumed, Malaysian travellers can enjoy some of these new and exciting adventures that Hong Kong had prepared for all of us!

Mr. Law Kin-wai, Director-General of HKETO Jakarta

“Since May (2022), the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office has been presenting a series of events to commemorate and celebrate the important milestone of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Some 1,800 participants from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Brunei have taken part in our various celebration events. Malaysia was the very first stop, with a business conference jointly organised with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).”

Mr. Law Kin-wai, the Director-General of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Jakarta
Mr. Raymond Chan, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Tourism Board

Since 2020, even though it had been a huge challenge to global tourism across all economic sectors, Hong Kong has always tried to maintain its presence and visibility to people from other countries. Hong Kong has taken this “resting time” to upgrade and introduce new attractions and developments. In conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the media and myself were showcased some of the new attractions and developments in Hong Kong that would make travellers wish to go there right the moment.

The key developments are in four main categories which are:

  1. Arts & Culture
  2. Great Outdoors
  3. Explore & Play
  4. Shop & Dine
  • Arts & Culture
Hong Kong Palace Museum
  1. M+
  2. HK Palace Museum
  3. Xiqu Centre
  4. West Kowloon Art Park
  • Great Outdoors
Cheung Chau
  1. Cycling in Hong Kong : Tuen Mun to Sha Tin/ Ma On Shan route, Cheung Chau
  2. Sai Kung: Water and Outdoor Activities, UNESCO, Yim Tin Tsai
  3. Peng Chau
  4. Sha Tau Kok: Lai Chi Wo, Kat O and Ap Chau
  • Explore & Play
Rainbow Rush at Ocean Park Water World
  1. Hong Kong Disneyland – Castle of Magical Dreams and Momentous Lightshow
  2. Ocean Park Water World
  3. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
  4. The Peak: Peak Tram, Madame Tussauds, Love Rocks @ Sky Terrace 428, Monopoly Dreams
  • Shop & Dine
  1. Neighborhood
  2. Wing
  3. Central Market
  5. JAJA

You can also learn more about Hong Kong’s latest highlights here.

So what do you guys think? Would you be going back to Hong Kong and experiencing these new attractions and developments yourself? As for me, when I went to Hong Kong in 2020, the Castle of Magical Dreams and Momentous Lightshow was still under progress. It was sad for me, my husband and my friends that we couldn’t enter the castle. I think the new attraction in Hong Kong Disneyland would be enough to take me back there again. Hopefully, the quarantine restrictions will be lifted soon!

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