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  1. Trip planning could be tiring and stressful especially for a family travelling with kids. For those in need for a short break and wanna save the hassle of planning a trip, it’s not necessary to fly off as Hong Kong has quite a few brilliant getaway choices to offer. Some popular ones are the rented houses and hotels in Cheung Chau, Mui Wo and Lamma Island, but rarely do people talk about Discovery Bay. Here we came to Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong and enjoyed a night of staycation for the weekend. The hotel is located in Discovery Bay, a tranquil residential area on the Lantau Island, and is easily accessible by MTR with the free hotel shuttle bus pick-up at Sunny Bay station. It was a beautiful sunny day and when we stepped out from Sunny Bay station, we felt so relax as if we’re in another tropical country going on a sun’n beach trip! It’s so different from the “Hong Kong” we used to know! Hotel shuttle bus stop is outside Sunny Bay station Exit A. It is available at around every 30 mins and only for hotel guests, so get your booking confirmation ready before getting on the bus. Alternatively, non-hotel guests may take public bus DB03P from Sunny Bay station as well. After a brief ride of 15-20mins, we arrived at the Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong! It's still plenty of time before standard check-in time, why not treating ourselves a feast to kickstart our getaway? Had a lunch buffet (HK$298/adult, HK$198/child) at the hotel's restaurant, Café bord de Mer & Lounge, which offers daily breakfast buffet, lunch & dinner buffets on every Friday - Sunday, and nightly dinner buffet throughout entire month of August. The current buffet is featuring dishes cooked with fruit ingredients and unlimited glasses of Red Bean Ice (紅荳冰) to beat the summer heat! Had some soothing Cantonese soup to wash away inner heat. A wide range of colourful sweet treats is available for the sweet tooth and the little ones. Look at that marshmallow cake, rainbow cake and those mini mousse cones! Kids must love them all! Self-made Affogato with the Haagen-dazs ice-cream & freshly brewed coffee from the coffee machine. Yum~ Portuguese egg tarts were also available!! Restaurant interior filled with plenty sunlight. Time to get our room after we're done with the lunch buffet. It was an Ocean Front Panoramic View Room on high floor. Wow wow wow!!! We were so astonished by the 180 degrees ocean view of South China Sea and the spacious room!! It's a genuine escape from the city life while falling asleep in a king-sized bed with such an ocean view! Hotel room with contemporary design in a tone of ocean blue. We could see some Discovery Bay residential buildings from afar as well as the hotel's White Chapel and European tall ship The Bounty, which were just downstairs. Enjoyed stunning ocean view even in the bath! A little mention about the welcome basket that we really appreciated. It's not ordinary welcome fruits but a basket full of sweet & savoury snacks! Best for kids and adults who are not on diet! "You've arrived at another side of Hong Kong" printed on the key card sleeve, couldn't agree more. Let's get out and explore the hotel and places nearby. The hotel offers a full range of recreational facilities for all ages. Spacious gym room with essential equipments for the sporty ones, playroom for family guests with kids, and the leisure hotel's must-have, swimming pool! If you're kind of adventurous, drop by the recreation counter in the lobby to rent a bike and cycling around the neighbourhood. The hotel is also renowned for its one-of-a-kind wedding venue with the sleek triangle White Chapel and the exquisite European tall ship The Bounty that are hardly found elsewhere in Hong Kong. The ship and the blue sky resembled a beautiful and classic scene like the picture we used to see on puzzles and postcard! t> These are all Ocean Front Panoramic View Rooms located. As the hotel is situated in a residential community, there are shops, restaurants and a supermarket just around the corner so don't panic if you forgot to bring something essential for your stay. Only if you remember to bring enough cash, haha... Same stunning ocean view can also be viewed from the town square right beside the hotel. It's dinner time when the sun went down. We again visited the Café bord de Mer & Lounge for the dinner buffet (HK$338/adult, HK$198/child) featuring BBQ skewers. Different sauces to season the skewers to your liking. Alaskan Crab Legs were only available during dinner time~ Stayed awhile at the restaurant even we've finished our dinner just for the 9pm fireworks at Disneyland. Yes, we could see a little fireworks from outside the restaurant! Hotel lobby at night. When everyone has gone back to room, it shows another undisturbed charm. Good morning world!! Life would be perfect if we could wake up with such a breathtaking ocean view everyday... Breakfast buffet is always the best way to start a day and that's why we usually prefer to book accommodation with breakfast buffet included. The restaurant has a good spread of breakfast buffet with both Oriental and Western dishes. You may DIY a set of Hong Kong styled breakie with congee, stir-fried noodles, a few pieces of Siu Mai and a Cha Siu Bao. Plus a bowl of made-to-order soup noodle from the noodle station. There are choices of noodle like rice vermicelli, egg noodle and silver needle noodle (銀針粉) to choose from, and choices of ingredients like different types of mushroom, veggie, fish/beef/cuttlefish balls, and bean curd to custom make your perfect soup noodle. And/Or have a set of American or Continental breakfast with eggs, sausages, hash brown, different kinds of bread and pancakes. I've never seen pancakes made by such a pancake machine!! What a great idea for the restaurant to provide fresh hot pancake without employing an extra staff at a pancake station! Haha... A breakfast could never be perfect (and not healthy enough) without fruits. And the satisfying breakfast put a beautiful end to our staycation. Last but not least, don't forget to book your seats 1 day before check-out for the free hotel shuttle bus bringing you back to the Sunny Bay station as the buses around check-out time are always full! Huge thanks to all friendly staff in the hotel who have taken care of us and it was truly a great place to unwind ourselves. If you're interested in taking a break or just spending a day with scrumptious buffet at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, take a look at their website where you will find different promotions and room packages on offer: http://www.aubergediscoverybay.com
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  3. STAND BY ME limited POP-UP STORE will appear in Kai Chiu Road at Causeway Bay from 3rd Feb to 22nd Feb! This POP-UP store particularly choose a high traffic spot in the city and greet the fans in close distance! Besides a list of special Doraemon-themed food, the store will also release a series of limited goods of the movie. Stay tuned on Doraemon 100 and the list of goods will be announced soon! STAND BY ME limited POP-UP STORE: TIme : 3.2.2015 - 22.2.2015 Venue : Hysan Place Ground floor (Entrance at Kai Chiu Road) Opening Hours : 11am - 9pm (Mnday to Friday), 11am - 10pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays)
  4. Doraemon cartoon is childhood memory of many grown-ups, and the creative gadgets coming out of Doraemon's pocket has brought us endless imagination. The latest 3D movie of its series, STAND BY ME Doraemon, that talks about the precious friendship between Doraemon and Nobita also tells people to cherish everyone around them. To celebrate the release of this movie during CNY next month, a pop-up store in the form of an "orange van" in Doraemon style will soon be launched to offer limited premiums of the movie and Doraemon, which are only available in HK. Doraemon fans, please stand by and stay tuned for further updates~
  5. Are you ready for the "Chocolate Trail 「情.尋朱古力」" at Harbour City this year? From 23 Jan to 1 Mar, Harbour City is gonna transform into a Chocoland with chocolate themed decorations, workshop, chocolate tour and what's even more interesting is the ground floor of Gateway Arcade will be transformed into a chocolate factory showcasing "Bean-to-Bar" chocolate production process. Haven't had any plan for the coming Valentine's Day? This is quite a nice idea to share a sweet moment with your beloved~
  6. HK Express Tickets from Penang to Hong Kong now ON SALE starting from only MYR80. Book before 5 Jan 2015 for travel period before 12 Feb 2015. Find out more at http://goo.gl/1kJIwR
  7. Exclusive to UOB card holders, book your airfare to Hong Kong before 6 Jan 2015 from as low as SGD 268. Check here for more, http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_SG/flightoffer.getaway-surprise-uobcards-hkg.html
  8. The Christmas theme will be shown until 29 Dec, while the whole Pulse 3D Show will show until March 2015. Different themes will be displayed for different occasion.
  9. New Year Countdown!

    If you plan to join the new year countdown crowds along Victoria Harbour, be sure to stand a nice spot around Cultural Centre as there will be manmade snow effect to enhance the festive atmosphere! From 11pm, buildings across the Victoria Harbour will emit a series of "shooting stars" at 15-minute interval before the 8-minute long fireworks show begins when the clock strikes midnight! Be there early and get ready for the beautiful countdown event~ [ Photo: Hong Kong Tourism Board ]
  10. Exclusive Rewards by Marc by Marc Jacobs for All About Hong Kong Fans! We're currently obsessed with how the Hong Kong celebrities and fashionistas- Ella Koon, Pakho Chau, Charlotte Chen, Lauren Rhoden have been rocking the latest Holiday Collection from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Emporio Armani and Diesel! Good news is that - If you go LIKE WSI fan page https://www.facebook.com/wsiwatches now, and present it to the staff at Watch Station branches during the period of 19 - 31 December, you can receive an exclusive reward by Marc by Marc Jacobs! Only 70 gifts are exclusively given to our fans, so it's a first-come-first-served basis. Take advantage of the first hand info now, and be a hassle-free X'MAS gift shopper! *Watch station Store Locations: 1. Watch Station - Elements Address: Elements Shop 1096, Level 1, ELEMENTS, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Telephone: (852) 2870 0399 2. Watch Station - The Peak Tower Address: Shop G04, G/F, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong Telephone: (852) 2849 8915 3. Watch Station - V-City Address: Shop M-90, V City, 83 Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, NT, Hong Kong Telephone: (852) 2884 1790
  11. CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! We are going to give away 20 annual memberships of Locaclick (each worth HK$399) to 20 lucky participants. With the membership, you can access to a bouquet of awesome deals ranging from the hottest restaurants to the most renowned spas and more. To stand a chance to win, please follow the steps below: 1) [ LIKE ] Locaclick page: https://www.facebook.com/locaclick 2) [ LIKE ] this post at https://www.facebook.com/allabouthongkong 3) Say "I want Locaclick" on the comment box at https://www.facebook.com/allabouthongkong 4) Email "I want Locaclick" to allabouthongkong.contest@gmail.com The contest will end on 14th Dec 2014 (HKT23:59). 20 lucky winners will be announced on 15th Dec 2014 and winners will be contacted by email accordingly. Good Luck! We hope you win.
  12. Finally, The Hong Kong Observation Wheel has officially opened yesterday. Tickets can be purchased at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel only. Tickets & Prices: Adult: HK$100 Child (under 12): HK$70 Student: HK$70 Senior (65+): HK$70 Disabled: HK$70 For more information, http://www.hkow.hk/en/
  13. Looking for reliable and affordable transport for your luggage to/from the airport or a moving services to your new home in town? EasyVan app is all you need to rent a van with just a few taps away. To experience the service, download the app and enter the coupon code "AAHK" before 12th Dec 2014, and you'll get a HK$50 PARKnSHOP coupon mailed to your address!
  14. DETOUR 2014, Hong Kong's annual creative arts festival, is right around the corner! To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the festival will be hosted by PMQ this year from Nov 28th to Dec 7th. With the theme, “Co-create,” DETOUR 2014 will incorporate workshops, interactive dialogues and sustainability projects to showcase the creative works of young, emerging talents and to engage the local community. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate in this open event and celebrate creativity in design and culture. EVENT DETAILS: When: Nov 28th – Dec 7th Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Facebook: www.facebook.com/detourhk This is the first announcement of the DETOUR programme, please stay tuned for more exciting updates.
  15. Pradasphere, a special exhibition exploring the universe of Prada, will be unveiled on November 18 in Hong Kong, situated on the top of Central Ferry Pier 4, Central, with dramatic views across the harbour to Kowloon.