1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

In the last weeks 1600 pandas invaded Hong Kong. They are part of the 1600 panda world tour, that was launched in 2008 by the WWF. There are only 1600 pandas left in the wild, which is why French artist Paulo Grangeon made exactly that number of pandas from paper mache. His pandas have been on quite a tour already, there were exhibitions in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan. Between June 9th and July 17th the cute animals can be found at various locations in Hong Kong. They already “visited” 10 important landmarks like the Clock Tower, the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, the Big Buddha, Ocean Park, they rode the famous Star Ferry and the Hong Kong tram and lots more. Currently they can be found at PMQ in an exhibition.

Aren’t these pictures amazing? They can all be found on the 1600 panda Facebook site.

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas on the streets of Hong Kong

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific - a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas arriving in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific – a Hong Kong based airline

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harboufront

1600 Pandas at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the famous Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas inside Star Ferry

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas taking the Hong Kong tram

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas at the Tian Tan Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas climbing up the stairs to the Big Buddha

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas at Mai Po Nature Reserve

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas with a real panda at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong

At the end of last year a small Hello Kitty cafe opened in Hong Kong and now we finally checked it out. The Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe is part of the big department store SoGo in Causeway Bay and located on the food level right next to a supermarket and other food stalls. It is just for take-away, there is no opportunity to sit down, but there is a little corner where you can stand and enjoy your Hello Kitty treats. Of course the whole interior is decorated in Hello Kitty style.

The desserts look really lovely, there are biscuits, macarons, coffee, Frozen Yoghurt and even Hello Kitty coffee. It’s all pretty pricy, but it looks adorable. We decided to get a couple of macarons in different flavours. We went for pistachio, raspberry, cashew nut, lemon and orange. It was a sweet delight!

Our yummy macarons from Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong

Our yummy macarons from Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe can be found in the department store SoGo in Causeway Bay

Hello Kitty Le petit Cafe can be found in the department store SoGo in Causeway Bay

Super cute desserts like Hello Kitty macarons and apples

Super cute desserts like Hello Kitty macarons and apples

The macarons are available in lots of different flavors

The macarons are available in lots of different flavors

You can also buy Hello Kitty Frozen Yoghurt

You can also buy Hello Kitty Frozen Yoghurt

Hello Kitty pictures in the cafe

Hello Kitty pictures in the cafe

Super cute Hello Kitty biscuits

Super cute Hello Kitty biscuits

At the counter you can find out about all the Hello Kitty desserts and beverages

At the counter you can find out about all the Hello Kitty desserts and beverages

Hello Kitty le petit cafe logo

Hello Kitty le petit cafe logo

The official logo is super cute

The official logo is super cute

Another glance at our macaron selection from Le petit cafe

Another glance at our macaron selection from Le petit cafe

Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald’s Hong Kong

The Soccer World Cup is THE sports event of the year, so it’s no surprise that there are lots of promotions around that theme. McDonald’s Hong Kong started a super kawaii Hello Kitty promotion a couple of days ago. When you add 28 HKD to your food purchase you receive a K League Hello Kitty plushie. The plush toys are soccer-themed, there is a referee, a soccer fan, a goalkeeper, a medic and a soccer player. If you buy the whole collector’s kit you also get a cute Hello Kitty soccer ball plushie.

McDonald’s also made a funny TV spot for this collection, check it out at the end of this post.

The kawaii Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald's Hong Kong

The kawaii Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald’s Hong Kong

The collection contains several soccer-themed Hello Kitty plushs

The collection contains several soccer-themed Hello Kitty plushs

McDonald's has a cute TV spot which shows all the characters

McDonald’s has a cute TV spot which shows all the characters

You can get a plushie when adding 28HKD to your food purchase

You can get a plushie when adding 28HKD to your food purchase

There is also a speacil collector's kit available

There is also a special collector’s kit available

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty goal keeper plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty goal keeper plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty soccer player plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty soccer player plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty referee plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty referee plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty fan plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty fan plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty medic plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty medic plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty soccer ball plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty soccer ball plush

Hello Kitty ramen store in Hong Kong

The restaurant Ramen Iroha in Hong Kong is currently THE place to be for all Hello Kitty lovers. The restaurant transformed into a Hello Kitty heaven, everything is decorated with Hello Kitty, even the whole shop front in Causeway Bay. The promotion started on April 24th and will last for 3 months. During this time all the Japanese Ramen noodle soups come with a special Hello Kitty seaweed, but there is also a special new flavour with salty shrimp soup.

We haven’t been there ourselves but found these amazing pictures in an article on U-Travel Hong Kong. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to go, because as you see on the last picture there are longs lines in front of the shop. Lots of people want to enjoy the Hello Kitty decor with some delicious noodle soup. If you add 140 HKD during your visit you can also get the kawaii red Hello Kitty ramen bowl or the cool red Hello Kitty tote bag.

The Ramen Ihora shop front during the Hello Kitty promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The Ramen Ihora shop front during the Hello Kitty promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The interior of the restaurant, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The interior of the restaurant, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Every ramen soup is served with a Hello Kitty seaweed, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Every ramen soup is served with a Hello Kitty seaweed, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The ramen comes in special Hello Kitty bowl that you can buy too, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The ramen comes in special Hello Kitty bowl that you can buy too, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

special Hello Kitty tote bag for the promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

special Hello Kitty tote bag for the promotion, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

long lines in front of the restaurant, picture from Ramen Iroha

long lines in front of the restaurant, picture from Ramen Iroha

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibition in Hong Kong

There is another super cool Hello Kitty exhibition in Hong Kong at the moment. Windsor House shopping mall in Causeway Bay opened the Windsor House x Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary exhibition at the beginning of April. Unfortunately we can’t visit this event ourselves, but we spotted some great pictures on U-Tavel Hong Kong, where you can also find more impressions. Go on a journey through time and see how Hello Kitty developed over the decades. Super kawaii.

The original Hello Kitty design from 1974, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The original Hello Kitty design from 1974, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as a fairy, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as a fairy, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Strawberry Hello Kitty from 2012, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Strawberry Hello Kitty from 2012, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in airplane, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in airplane, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty babies from 1993, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty babies from 1993, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty’s Hello Party at 7 Eleven in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty is turning 40. Of course the kawaii cat is forever young, still she is having a huge party to celebrate her 40th anniversary. The convenience store chain 7 Eleven in Hong Kong is currently offering an adorable series of collectable toys with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters in the kawaii promotion 7 Eleven x Hello Kitty “Hello Party”. All in all there are 30 little figurines which are released in two steps. The first part of the series was already available in December, the second part can be collected now.

Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, My Melody, Kuromi and lots of other friends are either dressed up as fairies, wizards or aristocrats like kings, queens, pharaos, sultans and so on.

How to get one of the figurines? For every purchase of 20 HKD you get a stamp, when you have collected a certain amount you can claim a surprise box, which contains one of the characters.

Super cute 7 Eleven x Hello Party promotion in Hong Kong

Super cute 7 Eleven x Hello Party promotion in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty and her friends celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary

Hello Kitty and her friends celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary

There figurines are themed for Valentine's day and Chinese New Year

These figurines are themed for Valentine’s day and Chinese New Year

Hello Party window decoration at a 7 Eleven store

Hello Party window decoration at a 7 Eleven store

With gigantic stickers like this on the windwos it's a lot of fun to walk through Hong Kong

With gigantic stickers like this on the windows it’s a lot of fun to walk through Hong Kong

The first part of the series with special Christmas themed figurines on the left

The first part of the series with special Christmas themed figurines on the left

The presentation of the toys is super cute

The presentation of the toys is super cute

The offical Hello Party poster for the promotion

The official Hello Party poster for the promotion

On the Hello Party website you can look at all collectable toys

On the Hello Party website you can look at all collectable toys

So many Hello Kitty and friends toys

So many Hello Kitty and friends toys

These are the special editions for Christmas, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day

These are the special editions for Christmas, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day

Traditional German Christmas exhibition in Hong Kong

When you’re strolling through Hong Kong’s shopping mall Elements right now, you might feel like being on a German Christmas market. Well, at least a tiny bit. The family-run German company Müller, which is famous for its wooden folklore built a XXL version of some of its Christmas pieces which are now on display: traditional nutcrackers, smokemen and an eight meter Christmas pyramid create a very unique Christmas atmosphere.

The super cute Müller Christmas market exhibition in Hong Kong

The super cute Müller Christmas market exhibition in Hong Kong

Lovely XXL versions of traditional wooden toys from Germany

Lovely XXL versions of traditional wooden toys from Germany

This Christmas pyramid is 8 meters high

This Christmas pyramid is 8 meters high

Santa Claus on skies

Santa Claus on skies

Santa Claus on a bike

Santa Claus on a bike

Christmas baking in a bubble

Christmas baking in a bubble

A miniature Christmas scene with snow and a train

A miniature Christmas scene with snow and a train

The main exhibition floor in the shopping mall Elements

The main exhibition floor in the shopping mall Elements

Disney Christmas exhibition in Hong Kong

Yes, they were all there: Mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell, Alice, Stitch, Mike and Sulley, Woody and Jessie, Nemo, monkey Abu…. and probably 10,000 visitors. We recently checked out the Christmas decoration at the Hong Kong shopping mall Harbour City which has a Disney theme this year. Everything sparkles and shines in Disney style and losts of popular Disney characters are part of the Christmas installation. It was really pretty, which is probably why sooo many people wanted to see it. It was definitely the most crowded exhibition we have been to in the last couple of months.

Mickey and Minnie welcome you at the Disney Christmas decoration of Harbour City in Hong Kong

Mickey and Minnie welcome you at the Disney Christmas decoration of Harbour City in Hong Kong

Beautiful illuminated Disney Christmas trees

Beautiful illuminated Disney Christmas trees

Alice and Cheshire cat with a Christmas tree

Alice and Cheshire cat with a Christmas tree

Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc. have a special version of a Christmas tree

Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc. have a special version of a Christmas tree

Stitch with a Christmas hat

Stitch with a Christmas hat

Woody and Jessie from Toy Story - unfortunately there was no shot possible without people

Woody and Jessie from Toy Story – unfortunately there was no shot possible without people

Finding Nemo Christmas theme with a fun underwater Christmas tree

Finding Nemo Christmas theme with a fun underwater Christmas tree

Mystical installation with Aladdin's monkey Abu

Mystical installation with Aladdin’s monkey Abu

Tinkerbell and the Disney castel was one of the most popular pieces of the exhibition

Tinkerbell and the Disney castle was one of the most popular pieces of the exhibition

SUper lovely Disney Christmas tree ornaments

Super lovely Disney Christmas tree ornaments

It's amazing how everything sparkled and shone

It’s amazing how everything sparkled and shone

Hewe you get an impression of how many people were at the exhibition

Here you get an impression of how many people were at the exhibition

The whole exhibition area from another perspective

The whole exhibition area from another perspective

Hello Kitty and Friends in Russia exhibition

Wow, around Christmas there are so many great promotions and exhibitions in Hong Kong. We just visited the gorgeous Hello Kitty & Friends in Russia exhibition in the shopping mall Langham Place. The Russian winter theme looks super cute, there is a Hello Kitty palace with kawaii onion domes, Hello Kitty as tzarina, a museum with funny Hello Kitty paintings and the precious Hello Kitty bow and a lot more. Hello Kitty’s friends have their own attractions too, there is a Little Twin Star theatre with the Little Twin Stars performing Swan Lake, a KeroKeroKeroppi Matryoshka Doll Shop with lots of kawaii nesting dolls and an XO Ice Bar with Bad Badtz-maru.

Hello Kitty and Friends in Russia - an official picture of the exhibition from Langham Place Hong Kong

Hello Kitty and Friends in Russia – an official picture of the exhibition from Langham Place Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in a winter carriage

Hello Kitty in a winter carriage

Super kawaii Hello Kitty Grand Palace with Russian onion domes

Super kawaii Hello Kitty Grand Palace with Russian onion domes

Hello Kitty as a Russian woman at the mailbox

Hello Kitty as a Russian woman at the mailbox

Kawaii Russian themed Hello Kitty statue

Kawaii Russian themed Hello Kitty statue

Minna No Tabo as a Russian police man

Minna No Tabo as a Russian police man

KeroKeroKeroppi's Matryoshka Doll Shop

KeroKeroKeroppi’s Matryoshka Doll Shop

You can put your face in the hole and become a cute Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

You can put your face in the hole and become a cute Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

The nesting dolls are so kawaii

The nesting dolls are so kawaii

We love the small Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

We love the small Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

The XO Ice Bar with Bad Badtz-maru looks very Russian

The XO Ice Bar with Bad Badtz-maru looks very Russian

There are lots of icicles hanging from the ceiling

There are lots of icicles hanging from the ceiling

Russian design of the roof of the bar

Russian design of the roof of the bar

The Little Twin Stars are dancing Swan Lake

The Little Twin Stars are dancing Swan Lake

The Little Twin Star Theatre looks super kawaii

The Little Twin Star Theatre looks super kawaii

A Russian Monkichi

A Russian Monkichi

The precious Hello Kitty bow guarded by Monkichi

The precious Hello Kitty bow guarded by Monkichi

Hello Kitty as tzarina

Hello Kitty as tzarina

Dear daniel as a painter

Dear daniel as a painter

So many people wanted to see the exhibition, it was super crowded

So many people wanted to see the exhibition, it was super crowded

Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Mall The One shows a lovely The One x Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition. All the designs from the cute Rilakkuma Wonderland collection can be found in big installations. Rilakkuma and his friends enjoy riding the carousel, there is a Rilakkuma band on stage and a big Rilakkuma marching band conducted by Korilakkuma. Above the exhibition area a gigantic inflatable Rilakkuma with a crown does what he’s best at: relaxing.

The lovely The One x Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition in Hong Kong

The lovely The One x Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition in Hong Kong

A cute Rilakkuma stage

A cute Rilakkuma stage

Above the exhibition area there is a gigantic inflatable Rilakkuma

Above the exhibition area there is a gigantic inflatable Rilakkuma

So many Rilakkumas

So many Rilakkumas

Korilakkuma conducts the marching band

Korilakkuma conducts the marching band

The exhibition has some Christmas elements here and there

The exhibition has some Christmas elements here and there

Rilakkuma Wonderland stickers at the entrance doors

Rilakkuma Wonderland stickers at the entrance doors

This cute little isntallation really catches your attention at night

This cute little installation really catches your attention at night

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