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June 2021 edition: 6 exciting things to do this summer in Hong Kong

Summer is here! We may not be able to travel to faraway countries, but there’s so much to discover (and re-discover) on our beautiful island. Make the most out of your next weekend adventure with our top picks of things to do, see and more in Hong Kong this June 2021.

DISCLAIMER: Some places may be temporarily closed due to the current safety precautions. Please check their respective websites before you visit. Do also follow Hong Kong’s social distancing guidelines before you head out to explore the city.

  1. Donald Duck Geometric World (Until 13 Jun)

Location: Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Website: www.timessquare.com.hk/?lang=en

The first floor of Times Square is transformed into a geometric-themed carnival with Donald Duck-styled designs and colours. The seven interactive fun-filled zones include the following:

  • 7-metre tall Donald Duck Tail
  • 6-metre tall Donald Duck’s Hat with Funny Mirror
  • Interactive Donald Tunnel
  • Donald and Daisy’s Silhouette Swing
  • Magical Funhouse
  • Donald’s Playful Seesaws
  • Donald Duck’s Neon Workshop

On the second floor, walk around to experience “Donald Duck’s Exhibition of Collectables”, created in collaboration with the famous local figure designer Eric So.

Shoppers at Times Square can also redeem a Donald Duck tote bag or beach mat, with a same-day single spending of a designated amount. A token for the Donald Duck Claw Machine is also available for participants who don’t wish to redeem the merchandise. Oh boy, oh boy oh boy!

  1. The Lawn Club (Until 13 Jun)

Price: From HKD600 and above

Location: AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong

Website: www.thelawnclubhk.com

Get ready to tap your feet and clap to the beat at The Lawn Club, Hong Kong’s ultimate socially distanced garden party.

This outdoor festival will feature live music with DJs, bands, and artists playing the best feel-good tunes on stage, along with sports showings of tennis grand slams, rugby tours, and football championships.

Guests can book a safely-distanced private pod that comes with a 2.5m x 2.5m picket fenced garden and 4 deck chairs. Make use of the contactless ordering system to get food and drinks delivered directly to your private pod. From cornhole to croquet, each pod can also book a game lawn for classic summer garden games.

It’s time to head down to The Lawn Club to grab a pod and pick your games at this hottest place-to-be this summer!

  1. Nude Studies (Until 13 Jun)

Price: Free

Location: Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Website: www.bluelotus-gallery.com/new-events/nudestudies

If you’re an art lover, this raw and naked photo exhibition is for you.

The Nude Studies explores the representation of the human body through the camera lens of these contemporary photographers – Au Tze Long, Michael Kenna, and Ben Felten.

Michael Kenna’s nude series is titled “Rafu”, the Japanese word for an unclothed female. As a master of minimal black and white photography, the distinct way he captures sculptures makes them curiously life-like. On the other hand, Au Tze Long’s personal portraits capture colour and the vital female gaze that shifts between dreams and reality. Meanwhile French photographer Ben Felten showcases a blend of nature and nudes.

This photo exhibition is Blue Lotus Gallery’s first event consisting of photographic nudes.

  1. Hi! Flora, Fauna Art Project (Until 30 Jun)

Price: Free

Location: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Albany Road Central, Hong Kong

Website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/parks/hkzbg/index.html

Things at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens just got more exciting – the Hi! Flora, Fauna Art Project is on!

Whether you’re a nature lover or an explorer, lace on your best walking shoes and embark on an artistic journey that is inspired by the history, cultural significance, and natural surroundings of the Gardens. While taking in the beautiful sights, sounds and scents of the lush greenery, look out for the different artworks spread around the garden grounds.

The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is a wonderful and stirring place to be in. Its filled with century-old historic monuments, exotic flora and fauna, as well as endangered species of birds, mammals and reptiles.

  1. Pac-Man High Score Mania (Until 18 Jul)

Price: From HKD50 and above

Location: Namco Sportainment Arena, Shop 501A, Telford Plaza Phase II, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Website: www.namco.com.hk/sportainmentarena 

With plenty of pair challenges available, it’s time to let loose your inner competitive spirit at the Namco Sportainment Arena this June.

The most exciting game to go for is Shockball, where participants make use of a giant swinging ball to knock each other into a foam pit. The Jumbo Bowling comes in at a close second, with humongous bowling pins and balls available for you to score a Strike.

Other games include Handball, Poka Poka Stadium, Archery, and Connect Four (in basketball-form).

The arena opens from 11am – 9pm, with the last admission at 830pm. Drop by on weekends to catch Pac-Man himself making a surprise appearance.

  1. GRAIN

Price: Depends on the type of food ordered

Location: GRAIN, G/F, Shop 1, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 3500 5870

Website: www.grain.com.hk

Newly opened in June, GRAIN is designed to be more than just a restaurant and bar. This is gastropub and brewlab is a place that tickles all your senses, whether you’re having lingering long lunches, intimate family dinners or going for small-scale tours and beer experiences.

Choose between six core beers at the on-site brewery, marvel at the 24 taps in the bar with a rotating selection of beers, and tuck into a hearty meal such as the popular Gweilo Fried Chicken (GFC), exotic Margahrita Roman style pizza with crispy edge and focaccia base, as well as the slow-cooked ox cheek served with stout and mashed potato at the pub.

GRAIN is the only dining venue in Hong Kong to house a working brewery on-site. At Gweilo Brewlab, lovers of craft beer also have the privilege to test exclusive brews before they are even released globally.

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