What’s On in Sai Kung, August 2017

Summer is almost coming to an end! Read on to find out what to do around Sai Kung and beyond this August.

AUG 7-11
Woodland Pre-School Programmes

Sai Kung Woodland Pre-School is hosting two separate summer camps this month. Enroll your child in the Summer Fun programme, a comprehensive and diverse programme featuring musical, culinary, arts, drama and sports activities. Alternatively, boost kids’ fitness in the Summer Sports & Games programme.

Price starts at $2000 per week for pre-school aged children. Shop D, G/F, Marina Cove Shopping Centre, Sai Kung. Email saikung@woodlandschools.com, visit woodlandschools.com, or call 28130290.

LANY Live in Hong Kong 2017

Rising Alternative Rock group LANY will be performing live in Music Zone @ E-Max for one night only. Tickets and details at ticketflap.com

AUG 11
The Goonies (1985) at Sai Kung Open Air Cinema Club

The adventure comedy-film produced by Steven Spielberg will be available for viewing on a gigantic outdoor screen under the stars! 7:30pm- 10:00pm.

Standard ticket, HK $120. Hive member, HK $100. Includes soft drinks/beer/Prosecco, popcorn and snack. Experience RSVP by emailing cinema@thehive.com.hk or call 2780-5844.

AUG 11-13
The Little Prince by City Contemporary Dance Company

Come witness the story of Little Prince from asteroid B-612 as you have never seen it before. The City Contemporary Dance Company has recreated the beloved childhood classic by infusing it with contemporary dance, live sand drawing, fresh music, and animation. The show is open to families with children or young adults aged 3 and above.

Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium. For further information visit hkiac.gov.hk/2017/en/littleprince.html.

AUG 12, 15, 24
Shrewsbury International School Open House

Founded in 1552, the Shrewsbury School originated from the UK is set to open a new international school near LOHAS Park in August 2018. Applications are open for kids between the ages of 3 and 11.

After a series of full house open house sessions this year, the school will be organising four more sessions this month. If you’d like to know more about the school’s philosophy and curriculum, be sure to register in advance.

The schedule is as followed:

  • Saturday, 12 August – 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
    General overview covering all year groups
  • Tuesday, 15 August – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Primary years curriculum at Shrewsbury (aged 5 – 11)
  • Thursday, 24 August – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    General overview covering all year groups

For more information, visit shrewsbury.hk. Register at shrewsbury.hk/open-house-august-2017

AUG 13
Hebe Haven Yacht Club Family Fun Day

Young sailors will have the opportunity to go dinghy sailing at Hebe Haven Yacht Club’s Family Fun Day. Participants will be able to experience controlling the boat as well as join in with games and fun races. Suitable for children aged 4-10. Children must be accompanied by one adult.

10am-1pm and 2-5pm. $365 for members; $525 for non-members, includes one child and one adult. For more information and bookings, call 2719 0926 or email sailadmin@hhyc.org.hk

AUG 14
Back to school

Autumn term begins at ESF schools.

AUG 17-19
Hong Kong International Tea Fair

Discover a diverse array of teas in the region’s best tea trading hub. Hosting over 200 exhibitors from across the world, this annual fair gives buyers an insight into the fascinating history and culture of tea.

This year, visitors can witness the final of the International KamCha (Hong Kong Style Milk Tea) Competition. Different activities will be held each day, including several Tea Tasting Sessions, and International Tea Art Performances.

10am-5pm. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information go to hktdc.com

AUG 19
World Humanitarian Day

Recognizing the aid workers who risk their lives to provide humanitarian relief.

AUG 19
Open Water Freedive Coaching/Training

The Cebu-originated freediving centre is hosting a training class for certified freedivers who want to step up their game. The coaching session is perfect for freedivers who want to be coached in small groups under professional guidance. Freedivers will get to practise equalisation, duck dive, constant weight dive, free immersion, FRC Dives, Mouthfill/FRC. Non-certified sea lovers are also welcome to join and enjoy diving from a junk boat.

Participants will be divided into groups to four paired with one coach on a first paid first served basis. The price for members is $590 and $690 for non-members; the price includes lunch and drinks on the boat. Equipment rental ranges from $30 – $60 depending on the item, rental for full gear is priced at $210.

For more information on the training class, visit Freediving Plant Moalboal’s event page; email Suzanne through suzy@freediving-planet.com for payment detail.

AUG 19
Paws For Latin Brunch

Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation is holding a fundraising event to support more than 100 dogs in need. The fundraising-fiesta will be held at newly launched Latin restaurant, PICADA, where guests will find live performances, dog-themed cocktails, a ‘Poodle Pinata’, and a meet and greet with a few furry friends. Perfect for adults and children alike the event $500 per person.

The ticket price includes an appetiser buffet, your choice of mains and dessert and free flowing cava, beer, and cocktails. Brunch tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at despugito.eventbrite.hk.

‘Early Paws’ who get one of the first 50 tickets will get an exclusive $50 discount. All proceeds will be donated to Sai Kung Stray Friends for the upkeep of their many dogs.

AUG 20
The VRC Emerald Bay Classic Open Water Race

The VRC Emerald Bay Classic will be held on Sunday, August 20 at 8 am, with a choice of 1500m (1 lap) or 3km (2 laps). Set in the clean waters of Emerald Bay and overlooked by the beautiful gardens and rainforest of the VRC’s Sai Kung premises, this uniquely situated race will be one not to miss.
Participants will be split up into four groups: Individual – 18 or above – 2 Laps, Individual – 18 or above – 1 Lap, Individual – below 18 – 2 Laps and Individual – below 18 – 1 Lap. Price per participant is $300, medals will be awarded to top three winners in each category, and a trophy will be awarded to the fastest swimmer.
Registration is available event page. For more information, visit the VRC’s event page.

AUG 20/27
Free Summer Football Trial Workshop

In the two free trial workshops, Sai Kung Bulldogs is aiming to introduce football to children aged 5-9. The workshop is perfect for kids interested in playing football or being in a sports team with little prior experience. Classes will be conducted bilingually.
Practice runs from 4-5:30 pm on 20th and 6-7:30 pm on 27th at the Wai Man Road Playground. Participants should bring their own trainers/football shoes without studs, hat or cap and drinking water.
For more details about the head coach Steve, visit facebook.com/steve.hcoach.5

To know more about the trial, visit Sai Kung Bulldogs’ event page.

AUG 25-26
‘Les Etoiles du Ballet’ by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia is performing for the first time in Hong Kong. The royal ballet is an official UNESCO Intangible Heritage that has more than 1000 years of history. Known for its symbolism and delicacy, royal ballet has a historic association with the legends of the Khmer people and is an emblem of Khmer culture.

The Hong Kong debut will feature a professional troupe of 14 dancers, 5 musicians, and 3 singers who have been training in the artform since childhood. Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Tesso will be attending both performances.

$200-300. 8pm. Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 0 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tickets available at urbtix.hk.

AUG 26
The 3rd HK International SUP Championship

Join local and international stand up paddle boarders in a race around beautiful Sai Kung. Deadline for registration is August 22.

8am-4pm, Victoria Recreation Club, Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung. Visit hksupba.com for more information.

AUG 25-27
International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong: Redefining Luxury — A Design Event

IDFF is returning this year at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. IDFF 2017 is an upscale boutique exhibition that aims to inspire designers by celebrating the world’s best brands and design talent.

Tickets available at hkticketing.com. Visit idffhk.com for more details.

AUG 28
Seven Sisters Festival

Sometimes informally referred to as ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’, the Seven Sisters Festivals originates in a Chinese legend about the stars Altair and Vega.

It is said that they are really two lovers, a mortal and a goddess, who were tragically separated on either side of the Milky Way. It is said that on this day each year the world’s magpies form a bridge to temporarily unite the star-crossed lovers. Young romantics in Hong Kong are known to make offerings to the lovesick couple at Lover’s Rock (Bowen Road, Wan Chai).

Legend has it that on this day each year the world’s magpies form a bridge to temporarily unite the star-crossed lovers. Young romantics in Hong Kong are known to make offerings to the lovesick couple at Lover’s Rock (Bowen Road, Wan Chai).

Hong Kong Wetland Park –Where Wonders Begin: Our Nature

The ‘Where Wonders Begin: Our Nature’ programme is a series of ‘edutainment’ activities designed to teach children and young people about our biological resources and how they are used in daily life. Activities include several public guided tours, a Badge and Origami Workshop, and a ‘Traditional Wisdom Grocery Store’ Exhibition.

For more details go to wetlandpark.gov.hk.