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

The first modes4u wedding

Summertime is wedding time all around the world – also at modes4u. Our team member Maggie just got married and invited the whole team to join the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom picked a lovely little church in Hong Kong for the wedding, which looked very much like an ancient European church with stucco on the ceilings and colourful mosaic windows. That it was not that old was revealed by the fact that there were integrated monitors in those parts where you couldn’t see the altar very well and got a video feed of what is happening. A very convenient feature.

The church was packed with friends and family of the couple who enjoyed the fairy tale like wedding. Of course the bride looked stunning in her beautiful wedding dress as did the groom in his tuxedo. The ceremony was held in Cantonese and was very touching – even for our team members who didn’t understand the language. As wedding photos are very important in Hong Kong there were many photographers and of course all the guests also took lots of pictures.

It was a really beautiful wedding and we enjoyed it very much. Congratulations to Maggie & Kenneth from the whole team!

The beautiful bride and groom on their wedding day

The beautiful bride and groom on their wedding day

It was a lovely and romantic ceremony

It was a lovely and romantic ceremony

The newlyweds leaving the church after the ceremony

The newlyweds leaving the packed church after the ceremony

Of course the bride threw the bridal bouquet

Of course the bride threw the bridal bouquet

The lovely church before all the guests arrived

The lovely church before all the guests arrived

The church looked beautiful with the traditional window decorations

The church looked beautiful with the traditional window decorations

If you were sitting on the sides and did not have a good view there were monitors with video transmission

If you were sitting on the sides and did not have a good view there were monitors with video transmission

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

Funny Bunny exhibition in Hong Kong mall

Easter is over already, but we still want to show you a couple of pictures from this super cute exhibition we discovered in the Hong Kong Miramar Shopping Centre. It’s all about the funny bright pink MiRabbit who hides in different spots of the mall. The highlight of the exhibition can’t be hidden very well though, because it is a super huge pink sofa in the shape of the bunny. Isn’t that adorable? People are invited to chill out on the sofa and they really do, which is quite a cool sight. You can’t get to wild though and jump on the sofa, as there is a security man who makes sure that everybody behaves.

We want that sofa for our office!

We want that sofa for our office!

The huge MiRabbit sofa is indeed very comfortable

The huge MiRabbit sofa is indeed very comfortable

Lots of people like to chill on the sofa

Lots of people like to chill on the sofa

It just looks adorable

It just looks adorable

But there are also other parts of the exhibition like this funny bunny on a scooter

But there are also other parts of the exhibition like this funny bunny on a scooter

This one is looking down on the huge sofa

This one is looking down on the huge sofa

The funny poster of the exhibition

The funny poster of the exhibition

More adorable cookies from Hong Kong shop Icingland

We already showed you some Rilakkuma and Hello Kitty cookies from the Hong Kong bakery shop Icing Land, but they just have so many incredible cute cookies that we want to show you some more designs. Aren’t the Disney princesses just gorgeous? But we also like the traditional appeal by the cute lucky cat.

Super cute Litlle Twin Stars cookies

Super cute Litlle Twin Stars cookies

Kuromi and My Melody cookies

Kuromi and My Melody cookies

Super pretty Disney princess cookies

Super pretty Disney princess cookies

Chinese lucky cat cookie

Chinese lucky cat cookie