First, our sympathies to all Hongkongers who have been putting up with the continuous rumbling of thunder and the seemingly never-ending downpour. Unfortunately, the weather is not going to get any better by the weekend. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Hong Kong may have unpredictable weather, but it sure does offer a lot of things to compensate. HKYantoYan has listed out the Top 7 activities for a rainy day.
Watching your friends struggle and slip on ice is always fun (unless you are that friend…)! So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends to one of these rinks below and show off your skills!
Glacier | $45 – $70 | Level UG, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong | 2844 3588
Ice Palace | $45 – $70 | 1/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing | 2844 8688
Mega Ice | $40 – $70 | Unit 1, Level 10, MegaBox 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay | 2709 4023
The Rink | $50 | G/F, Elements, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon | 2196 8016
Sky Rink | $50 – $60 | 8/F, Dragon Centre, 37K Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po
Rivera Ice Chalet | $40 – $50 | 3/F, Riviera Plaza, 28 Wing Shun St, Tsuen Wan | 2307 9264
Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park
Ryze, Hong Kong’s very first indoor trampoline park, opened last year and has won many hearts. You can boing around, do somersaults and backflips, and bring out the inner child in you. Ryze will not disappoint!
Ryze | 321 Java Road 3/F, Quarry Bay | 2337 8191
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you were in one of Jigsaw’s games (from the Saw movies)? Would you like to be in a less scary version? Hong Kong has lots of thrilling room-escape games where you and your friends will be handcuffed to a wall and forced to complete puzzles in less than an hour to secure your freedom. If you like suspense-building puzzle games, then these places are definitely for you.
Lost HK | $98 and up | Lost Building, 15 Matheson St., Causeway Bay | 2892 2393
Mr. Escape | $98 | 3/F, 70 Sai Yeung Choi St. South, Mong Kok | 2985 8085
Amaze60 | $98 and up | Room 508, Winful Centre, 30 Shing Yip St., Kwun Tong | 3460 3282
HKEscape | $128 | 17/F, Golden Hill Commercial Building, 39-41 Argyle St, Mong Kok | 2396 0138
Freeing HK | $128 and up | 3/F, Kundamal House, 4 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui | 2367 1321
Movies are always a good idea when the weather isn’t so great. It is one of the cheap-but-best options out there too! Insidious III, Magic Mike XXL, Ant-Man, Minions, Terminator: Genisys, and Ted 2 are showing in cinemas right now. If you don’t want to sit at home in the next coming days, you can always munch on a tub of caramel popcorn and watch one of these great movies.
On second thoughts, forget Ant-Man and Terminator! Why watch on-screen action when you can have real-life action? Get prepared for hours of fun with indoor war games and paintball.
Paintball Headquarters | $185 – $200 | Unit 2-3, G/F, Po Lung Center, 11 Wang Chiu Rd., Kowloon Bay | 3106 0220
Hong Kong Survival Game Association | 8207 7232
Airsoft Force | G/F, Tsui Yuen Mansion Front, 10 Kwong Wa St., Mong Kok | 2374 1611
Outdoor Adventure Training Centre | 395 Tin Fu Chai Chuen, Tai Lam Chung, Tuen Mun | 2491 7680
If you are looking for a romantic getaway with bae, then this is for you. Located in Tin Shui Wai, Mingle Farm offers transparent, inflatable igloos to nature-loving glampers. Doesn’t sound like Hong Kong anymore, does it? Although ideal for fine weather, Mingle Farm is a great place to stay overnight and watch as the raindrops pour down from the dark night sky. Even better, the package comes with a romantic dinner for two in the bubble.
Price: $1000 – $2000 / night
Mingle Farm | 30 Fung Ka Wai, Tin Tsz Road, Tin Shui Wai | 2891 8263
What better way to tell the weather “You lost!” than by organizing a house party? All you are going to have to do is fry samosas and pakoras, grab drinks, invite people over, blast music, and have fun. You can even play Carrom and poker to spice things up. This combination can never go wrong!
Or you can deal with the rain Desi style…