Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong mall apm

In the Hong Kong shopping mall apm we found a cool exhibition combining a Hong Kong character with Chinese tradition. In the apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition the Hong Kong character Panda-a-Panda and his friends – a bunny and a lion – become beautiful lanterns. Clearly this theme is inspired by the Mid-Autumn festival, which we just celebrated here and which is all about lanterns (check our our Mid-Autumn Festival blog post). We totally like it, the choice of colours and patterns of the lanterns looks really pretty.

The lovely apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong

The lovely apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong

The Panda-o-Panda panda bear is the star of the promotion in the shopping mall apm

The Panda-o-Panda panda bear is the star of the promotion in the shopping mall apm

Panda-o-Panda's friend the bunny became a lantern too

Panda-o-Panda’s friend the bunny became a lantern too

We rellay liked the patterns on the lanterns, there was so much to discover

We really liked the patterns on the lanterns, there was so much to discover

Thid is Panda-a-Panda's friend the lion

This is Panda-a-Panda’s friend the lion

People are taking their pictures with the Panda-a-Panda lanterns

People are taking their pictures with the Panda-a-Panda lanterns

Mini Panda-a-Pandas in bright green and blue

Mini Panda-a-Pandas in bright green and blue

The exhibition area from a distance

The exhibition area from a distance

Beautiful Lantern Carnival for Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

We just celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival here in Hong Kong, a wonderful harvest festival with lots of beautiful lantern installations all around the city. In Victoria Park there is a Lantern Wonderland every year which is really huge and impressive. But we also spotted beautiful lanterns at the harbour front of Tsim Sha Tsui. The theme of the little exhibition was ‘Home Sweet home’ and depicted typical situations of family life in Hong Kong like having a BBQ, eating Dim Sum, reading out to the children etc.

The lantern exhibition at Victoria Park revolved around the topic of food in Hong Kong. There were lots of funny lanterns depicting the favourite snacks and dishes of Hong Kongers, but also other themes could be found like a little animal love zoo or the ‘Rising Moon’, which was the centerpiece of this year’s exhibition. It was 10 meters high and made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles lit with LED lights

Lanterns at Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui showing rubber ducks and people having a bath

Lanterns at Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui showing rubber ducks and people having a bath

A family having a typical Chinese BBQ

A family having a typical Chinese BBQ

A super big lantern wishing good fortune at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park

A super big lantern wishing good fortune at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park

Beautiful Lanterns everywhere

Beautiful lanterns everywhere

Lanterns depicting fish balls - a super popular streetfood snack in Hong Kong

Lanterns depicting fish balls – a super popular street food snack in Hong Kong

A popular snack: Egg waffles in a paper bag

A popular snack: Egg waffles in a paper bag

Lots of lantern people gathered around a Chinese Hot Pot

Lots of lantern people gathered around a Chinese Hot Pot

The white lanterns are the famous buns of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The white lanterns are the famous buns of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Polar Bear Lanterns

Polar Bear Lanterns

A funny lion and elephant

A funny lion and elephant

Capricorn lanterns

Capricorn lanterns

A lantern girl holding a lantern for the Mid-Autumn festival

A lantern girl holding a lantern for the Mid-Autumn festival

kawaii bear lantern

kawaii popcorn bear lantern

the Rising Moon which is made from recycled plastic bottles

the Rising Moon which is made from recycled plastic bottles

The exhibition area is huge, there are pretty lights and lanterns everywhere

The exhibition area is huge, there are pretty lights and lanterns everywhere

Funny Despicable Me exhibition in Hong Kong

This exhibition already ended a couple of days ago, still we wanted to show you some pictures. Hong Kong is totally crazy about the Minions from the movie Despicable Me, so when Despicable Me 2 started there were promotions with the funny yellow creatures all around. In the shopping mall Maritime Square there was a huge exhibition dedicated to the Minions with lots of funny Minions figures and inflatable Minion installations.

The poster for the funny Dispicible Me exhibition in Hong Kong

The poster for the funny Despicable Me exhibition in Hong Kong

There were funny Minion figures everywhere

There were funny Minion figures everywhere

A super big inflatable Minion

A super big inflatable Minion

We love the bright yellow color of the Minions

We love the bright yellow color of the Minions

The exhibition area from above

The exhibition area from above

Hello Kitty back to 1960s exhibition in Hong Kong

The shopping centre Langham Place in Hong Kong started another super kawaii Hello Kitty exhibition. In Hello Kitty back to 1960s x Langham Place Hello Kitty and her friends discover the 1960s of Hong Kong and tour around some major landmarks. It’s a super cool concept as it shows the cute cat with lots of traditional pieces of Chinese culture. Of course the people in Hong Kong go crazy about it, as it shows famous landmarks of their city like the Lion Rock Tunnel, Star Ferry Pier and The Clock Tower.

What is your favourite part of this exhibition?

A great overview of the Hello Kitty exhibition area - photo provided by Langham Place

A great overview of the Hello Kitty exhibition area – photo provided by Langham Place

Hello Kitty selling traditional Dim Sum

Hello Kitty selling traditional Dim Sum

We want those super cute Hello Kitty dumplings

We want those super cute Hello Kitty dumplings

A kawaii Hello Kitty Hong Kong ferry

A kawaii Hello Kitty Hong Kong ferry

Dear Daniel is working at the ferry terminal

Dear Daniel is working at the ferry terminal

Dear Daniel in a classic car from the 1960s

Dear Daniel in a classic car from the 1960s

Hello Kitty Lion Rock and an old traditional supermarket underneath

Hello Kitty Lion Rock and an old traditional supermarket underneath

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera

A little girl posing with Hello Kitty in a photo studio. Family portraits are a huge thing in Chinese culture

A little girl posing with Hello Kitty in a photo studio. Family portraits are a huge thing in Chinese culture

Dear Daniel is taking the picture

Dear Daniel is taking the picture

A huge Hello Kitty airplane

A huge Hello Kitty airplane

Hello Kitty as a flight attendant from the 1960s

Hello Kitty as a flight attendant from the 1960s

People can sit in the rickshaw and get their photo taken

People can sit in the rickshaw and get their photo taken

A traditional Hong Kong pawn shop in Hello Kitty design

A traditional Hong Kong pawn shop in Hello Kitty design

A snack booth from the 60s with noodle soups

A snack booth from the 60s with noodle soups

The Hello Kitty railway station in Hong Kong with the famous Clock Tower

The Hello Kitty railway station in Hong Kong with the famous Clock Tower

Hello Kitty as a nice lady from the 60s

Hello Kitty as a nice lady from the 60s

The Hello Kitty tram

The Hello Kitty tram

Dear Daniel sells tickets for the tram

Dear Daniel sells tickets for the tram

Cute Moomin exhibition in Hong Kong

Do you know the Moomins? They are the cute main characters of a Scandinavian book and comic series and currently the heroes of a promotion in the Hong Kong shopping mall The One. In The One x Moomin Summer Train Journey there are lots of cute photo opportunities revolving around the white hippos and the other main characters. As usual people in Hong Kong go crazy about everything cute they can take a picture with, so no matter when you pass the exhibition, there will always be plenty of people.

The train design is really adorable and quite lavish. We think it creates a cute cozy atmosphere and totally enjoyed looking at all the details on that train.

The cute Moomin locomotive of The One x Moomin Summer Train Journey

The cute Moomin locomotive of The One x Moomin Summer Train Journey

The super cute train with lots of details to discover

The super cute train with lots of details to discover

People loved to get their picture taken with the cute Moomin hippos

People loved to get their picture taken with the cute Moomin hippos

The character Snufkin from the Moomins

The character Snufkin from the Moomins

One of the cute hippos standing at the back of the train

One of the cute hippos standing at the back of the train

Cute Little My standing on a suitcase

Cute Little My standing on a suitcase

Lovely details - just look at all those Moomin pictures on the wall

Lovely details – just look at all those Moomin pictures on the wall

We caught the Moominpappa laying in bed

We caught the Moominpappa laying in bed

The funny Hattifatteners

The funny Hattifatteners

A cute trunk bench in Moomin design

A cute trunk bench in Moomin design

The entrance door of the shopping Mall The One in Moomin design

The entrance door of the shopping Mall The One in Moomin design

Aloha Rilakkuma promotion at Hong Kong Chinese soup shop

The Aloha Rilakkuma collection is the perfect summer companion as it puts you in a sunny mood. The food chain Hung Fook Tong that specializes in Chinese soups now has a special summer Rilakkuma promotion with this collection. The local Hong Kong store offers special membership value cards in cute Rilakkuma Hawaii designs. The cards and charms have a certain money value on them, so you can use them to pay your purchases and recharge them once they are empty.

You can also buy exclusive Aloha Rilakkum items like tumblers, cups, umbrellas and tote bags with the cute Rilakkuma bear when purchasing from the Hung Fook Tong shops. On a special website there are also provide useful summer health tips in a special Rilakkuma design. Some are related to food, e.g. they recommend Chinese herbal tea, fruits and melons to help moisturizing dryness and cooling down the body. Some are related to everyday life, for example to wear loose, white clothes during summer or rather open the windows for ventilation instead of fans and air-cons.

Rilakkuma x Hung Fook Tong Aloha promotion in Hong Kong

Rilakkuma x Hung Fook Tong Aloha promotion in Hong Kong

You can buy special Aloha Rilakkuma money value cards

You can buy special Aloha Rilakkuma money value cards

These Rilakkuma items in Hawaii style are really adorable

These Rilakkuma items in Hawaii style are really adorable

 

Summer heath tips for Hong Kong

Summer heath tips for Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Circus of Life at McDonald’s Hong Kong

Yay, McDonald’s in Hong Kong just started the new super cute Hello Kitty promotion: Hello Kitty Circus of Life x McDonald’s. You can get an adorable Hello Kitty circus character plush toy by paying 25HKD on top of any food purchase. The collection is very kawaii, Hello Kitty is dressed up as a chimp, clown, animal tamer and trapeze artist. There is also a Hello Kitty magician and Dare Devil as part of a special edition. And for 238HKD you can get the collector’s edition including Hello Kitty dressed up as an elephant, a popup storybook, cards, food coupons and so on.

The staff at MyDonald’s wears colouful Hello Kitty T-Shirts with the different characters and you also see cute circus cats on the trays, boxes and packaging. We think Hello Kitty looks really adorable with the moustache as animal tamer. What’s your favourite character from this collection?

The cute Hello Kitty Circus of Life collection on the McDonalds website

The cute Hello Kitty Circus of Life collection on the McDonalds website

The Hello Kitty plushies are displayed on the cashiers in every McDonalds in Hong Kong

The Hello Kitty plushies are displayed on the cashiers in every McDonalds in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as trapeze artist and magician

Hello Kitty as trapeze artist and magician

Hello Kitty as chimp and magician

Hello Kitty as chimp and magician

The McDonalds staff wear colourful Hello Kitty T-Shirts

The McDonalds staff wear colourful Hello Kitty T-Shirts

All the cute plushies in a McDonalds restaurant in Hong Kong

All the cute plushies in a McDonalds restaurant in Hong Kong

You can also get a special collectors kit with a cute Jumbo Hello Kitty as elephant plush toy

You can also get a special collectors kit with a cute Jumbo Hello Kitty as elephant plush toy

Huge rubber duck in Hong Kong Harbour

You might have seen it on the news already, Hong Kong has a very special visitor. A 16 meter tall yellow rubber duck is floating in Victoria Harbour and it did not just attract media from all over the world, but also thousands of Hong Kongers and tourists. We also wanted to look at this piece of art created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, but it’s not an easy task. Although everybody can go and visit the duck, it is celebrated like a pop star. We almost couldn’t get through to it, as there were hundreds or even thousands of people surrounding it taking pictures.

Fortunately it still stays in Hong Kong until June 6th, so we hop to catch a time with less people.

The kawaii yellow rubber duck - on this picture you cannot even tell how tall it really is

The kawaii yellow rubber duck – on this picture you cannot even tell how tall it really is

But as soon as there are other poeple you see that it is quite tall

But as soon as there are other people you see that it is quite tall

Hong Kong people love the 16 m high rubber duck

Hong Kong people love the 16 m high rubber duck

Inflatable art exhibition in Hong Kong

A couple of days ago a new free art exhibition started in Hong Kong. The exhibition Mobile M+: Inflation centers around huge inflatable objects designed by different artists from Asia, the USA and the UK and was already in the news all over the world. We checked it out too and it’s definitely something we haven’t seen before. Usually you see a lot of cute and kawaii exhibitions in Hong Kong, but this one rather revolves around unusual objects like roasted pigs, cockroaches or Stonehenge.

It was super interesting to check out the sculptures, especially as some even were accessible for the spectator. You could for example line up to jump a bit on the gigantic Stonehenge exhibit, which was basically a big bouncing castle. You could also walk into the belly of the roasted pig and see the rib cage as well as inflatable bacon cushions.

What do you think about the exhibition?  Would you have visited?

Families loved to jump on the Stonehenge exhibit

Families loved to jump on the Stonehenge exhibit

The whole exhibit was a huge bouncing castle

The whole exhibit was a huge bouncing castle

A gigantic inflatable roasted pig. Roasted pigs are a very typical dish at big occasions like wedding or shop openings in Hong Kong

A gigantic inflatable roasted pig. Roasted pigs are a very typical dish at big occasions like wedding or shop openings in Hong Kong

You could even enter the belly of the roasted pig

You could even enter the belly of the roasted pig

Inside you could look at the rib cage

Inside you could look at the rib cage

How spooky: A huge dead inflatable coackroach

How spooky: A huge dead inflatable cockroach

Next to the cockroach there was a pair of human legs

Next to the cockroach there was a pair of human legs

This balloon exhibit looked quite pretty

This balloon exhibit looked quite pretty

This flower exhibit was just being inflated

This flower exhibit was just being inflated

Rilakkum egg kitchen at 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong

San-X seems to be very pleased with the partnership with Hong Kong’s convenience store 7-Eleven. They have just started another promotion throughout Hong Kong which is all about the Rilakkuma egg kitchen collection. You get one of the kawaii Rilakkuma egg products like purses, passport holders, pouches, plush charms and so on, once you have collected 16 little stickers (you get one for every purchase worth 20 HKD).

Especially the little pouches look super cute, the chicken outfits of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori suit them very well. We’ll have lots of items from the Rilakkuma egg kitchen collection in our shop very soon, as we got quite a few in our last delivery.

kawaii Rilakkuma egg window decoration for the latest promotion at 7-Eleven

kawaii Rilakkuma egg window decoration for the latest promotion at 7-Eleven

Collect stickers to get one of the cute items from the Rilakkuma egg collection

Collect stickers to get one of the cute items from the Rilakkuma egg collection

We totally love the little pouches

We totally love the little pouches

All the 7-Eleven stores are decorated with bears and eggs

All the 7-Eleven stores are decorated with bears and eggs

The official poster for the promotion

The official poster for the promotion

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