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The Four F’s of Chinese New Year 2013

By on February 7, 2013

This year Chinese New Year holidays (which are just around the corner!) in Hong Kong begin from Sunday, 10th February till Wednesday, 12th February 2013.  This year, being the  Year of the Snake , we can expect many fun-filled activities for all in one of the most vibrant and extraordinary cities of the world.

To make this Chinese New Year even more  special, HKYantoYan has collaborated a list of  Four F’s which include your Fun, Food, Family & Facts for everyone during this Chinese New Year 2013.


Fun


  • Fireworks

When: Monday, 11th February 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Victoria Harbour between Central & Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Admission:Free (You can even BYOB!)
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  • 2013 Palm Beach Chinese New Year Party

The perfect and ideal time to chill with your family & friends and celebrate Chinese New Year by the beach along with a BBQ during the cold weekend. There will be Chinese lanterns, red packets session and free BBQ facilities – all you need to do is bring your own food!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 3pm to 10pm.
Palm Beach, Cheung Sha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Admission: Email [email protected] and RSVP as soon as possible!

 

  • Chinese New Year Night Parade

Simply not to be missed! The 2013 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade in Tsim Sha Tsui is one of Hong Kong’s most popular events during the entire Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. The vibrant parade pass by and the area is transformed into a giant outdoor party with stunning Victoria Harbour.

Date: Sunday, 10 February 2013 (Chinese New Year’s Day)
Time: 8pm to 9:30pm (Live telecast on TVB Jade channel); Spectator stands open at 7pm for ticket holders only.
Parade Route: The parade starts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui and proceeds along Canton, Haiphong and Nathan roads, and ends at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers.
Admission: Tickets for the spectator stands are sold out. But don’t forget you can view the parade for free along its route.
            Best spots to catch the Parade:
  1. Canton Road pedestrian walkways outside Harbour City/The Sun Arcade
  2. Haiphong Road pedestrian walkways near Hankow Road
  3. Junction of Nathan Road and Peking Road/ Middle Road pedestrian walkways, outside Chungking Mansions

Food


  • Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 2013

The highest hotel in the world – The Ritz Carlton’s two Michelin starred Chinese restaurant Tin Lung Heen and it’s head Chef Paul Lau have prepared an exciting six-course lunch and eight-course dinner menu, available from February 10th to 24th. The Chinese New Year 6-course Lunch Menu is priced at HK$ 688 + 10% service charges and the Chinese New Year 8-course Dinner Menu is priced at HK$ 1,688 + 10% service charges.

  • Cafe Deco at The Peak

Goes without saying, this will be your best seat in Hong Kong to watch the Chinese New Year fireworks. Cafe Deco’s executive chef Martin Kniss and his team have prepared a 5 course tasting menu not to be missed. The 5-course tasting menu only available on 11th February 2013   priced at HK$650 for a free flow package with NV Clair Diamant Blanc de Blancs, Brut, soda and orange juice which you can easily upgrade with an additional $120 per person.

  • Woolomooloo Prime, Tsim Sha Tsui

Come along with your family and friends at Wooloomooloo Prime and enjoy the annual Chinese New Year fireworks extravaganza on Monday, 11th February, the second day of Chinese New Year, and enjoy a wholesome 5-course set dinner menu at HK$1,088 per head. A definite plus point for Kowloon-siders who do not wish to cross over and catch an unobstructed view from the top floor of The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui.

  • Assagio, Wan Chai

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Come and enjoy a scrumptious Italian dinner at Assaggio Wanchai who have prepared an exciting Fireworks semi-buffet dinner priced at HK$688 per person on 11th February.  Keep in mind, the Wanchai outlet will be closed at 10th and 12th February for the whole day, and will operate at 11 Feb night for your firework celebration.

  • Tamarind, Wan Chai

tamarindDo not miss the Fireworks Dinner Buffet on 11th February 2013 from 6.30 to 9.30pm at Tamarind. Tamarind’s outdoor terrace, which overlooks the Victoria Harbour, provides a breathing view of the Chinese New Year fireworks display whilst enjoying a wide range buffet which features Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cuisine for HK$398 + 10% for adults and HK$188 + 10% for children.


Family


  • Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort commences their “Golden Chinese New Year Celebration”, a celebration to bring Guests good fortune for the year of the Snake in true whimsical Disney style. Guests can also feel the ‘gold rush’ this year at Grizzly Gulch, our newest addition to the park is an immersive Wild West gold-mining town that lets you experience a golden era of hope and adventure.

 

  • Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival

The festivities culminate on the 15th day of the Lunar Year, on February 24, 2013, with the Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival.

This day, expect to see fantastic lantern displays, all shapes, size and forms, lining up streets and alleys and particularly at the Carnival, where there will also be cultural performances, dances, stage acts, folk craft demonstrations.

When: February 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where:  The Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui.
How Much: Free 
  • Ocean Park

Welcome the Year of the Snake at all new Ocean Park! See the recently opened Polar Adventure, Thrill Mountain and Aqua City, all part of the HK$5.5 Billion Master Redevelopment Project, along with magnificent celebrations featuring the extra tall Golden Harmony Lantern in a brilliantly lit lantern festival! The Chio-Tian Folk Drums and Arts Group will fill the air with prosperous beats, while joyous Park-wide attractions and shows usher in an amazing Chinese Lunar New Year!


Facts


For your convenience we have also added details on the MTR and traffic timings:

  • MTR

For the public who wish to stay out late to visit the flower market on Lunar New Year’s Eve (Saturday, 9th February 2013), trains will run overnight on all MTR lines except Airport Express, Disneyland Resort Line and certain Light Rail routes.

Moreover, for the fireworks display over Victoria Harbour on the night of 11 February, train frequencies on the Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line and West Rail Line will all be enhanced.

  • Traffic

There would be several road closures and traffic diversions during 9th – 11th February 2013. The areas most affected would be:

  • Causeway Bay’s Victoria Park Flower Market – King’s Road, Gloucester Road, and Great George Street
  • Central’s Lockhart Road, Jaffe Road,
  • Mongkok’s Flower Market,
  • Sha Tin’s Wong Tai Sin Temple and Che Kung Temple,
  • Lam Tsuen’s Wishing Trees

 

Rahul Prakash
An adventurous eater and is always looking for new music. After living in Hong Kong for the last seven years, he has found a true home in Hong Kong. Working full time for a leading fashion firm, he spends weekends reading non-fiction and writing.
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