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5 Reasons Hong Kong Should Be Your Next Family Adventure

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Disneyland Hong Kong is a big reason to pack the family up and make a quick getaway to Hong Kong, but there’s plenty more to see and do! From family hikes to island hopping, an amazing foodie scene and educational activities here’s why we’re planning our next vacay in HK!

Looking for the ultimate family getaway? Hong Kong is just four hours from Singapore and makes the perfect short holiday, thanks to its vibrant culture, stunning landscape, and an endless array of family-friendly activities from island hopping, to hiking, exploring the amazing HK dining scene and visiting theme parks like Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park! Here’s the lowdown on why a trip to Hong Kong should be at the top of your family’s travel list.

5 Reasons Hong Kong Should Be Your Next Family Adventure

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Image Credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board

1. Attractions for the whole family

Of course, you’ve heard of Disneyland Hong Kong! It’s one of the smallest Disneylands, but that makes all the great rides and attractions much easier to navigate with kids in tow. Plus, there’s the new World of Frozen for little Elsa fans to explore. Ocean Park is another theme park that’s great for animal lovers (encounter sharks, penguins and pandas) and thrill-seekers will relish the water slides at the new Water World. Plus don’t miss Monopoly Dreams at The Peak — the first MONOPOLY-themed attraction in the world.

2. Great Foodie Scene

HK is a foodie paradise! You’ll need to look out for cha chaan teng (or ‘tea restaurant’) cuisine and tuck into the famous Hong Kong-style milk tea, flaky egg tarts and tasty pineapple buns for a taste of the unique Chinese and Western fusion comfort foods found at local cafes and HK diners. Then there’s the local Cantonese equivalent of our dim sum brunch, called yum cha. Kids love this type of cuisine (lots of little dumplings and one-bite morsels in steaming baskets). And don’t forget all the dessert shops (again, the kids will be on board to try as many as possible!).

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Image Credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board

3. Enjoy the great outdoors: hiking and island hopping

It’s so hot and sweaty on our little red dot so it can be hard to get the kids into hiking and exploring but Hong Kong’s climate is much more amenable to outdoor adventures, especially after the summer season. Hike to the top of Victoria Peak and admire panoramic views of the iconic Hong Kong skyline. For little ones you can also get the historic Peak Tram to make an easier trip. There are lots of other hikes to explore including one of Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable destinations, Sweet Gum Woods in Tai Lam Country Park. Or try island hopping. Many islands around Hong Kong (Cheung Chau, Lamma Island, Lantau Island and Tai O) are easily accessible by ferry and offer a range of easy strolls and hikes.

4. Exposure to the Arts & educational activities

A trip to Hong Kong makes for a great opportunity to immerse the kids in arts and fun via museums and events around the city. Head to the Hong Kong Museum of History for exhibits that tell the story of Hong Kong or for something super hands-on, the Hong Kong Science Museum has a collection of over 500 exhibits on mechanics, acoustics, optics, electromagnetism and more!

Hong Kong is known for its vibrant arts scene so keep an eye on new exhibitions and pop-up events. From a mesmerising new teamLab installation with hundreds of glowing egg-shaped structures to Voyage with van Gogh, there’s always something to explore.

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Image Credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board

5. Easy travel

Travelling from Singapore to Hong Kong has never been easier! With numerous daily flights operated by leading airlines, you can reach Hong Kong in as little as 4 hours from Singapore. That makes it totally doable for a long weekend away! Plus, with Hong Kong’s efficient public transport system, getting around the city is a breeze. And the kiddos will love the chance to ride on the trams that can be found on Hong Kong Island or experience another unique transport, the Star Ferry!

Ready for a family holiday to remember? Plan your next trip with our public holiday calendar and get booking your trip to Hong Kong today!

Brought to you in partnership with the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Lead images: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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