What’s On In Hong Kong – April 2018

“HK Urban Canvas 2018: Exhibition” returns to Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok area.         The programme  provides the unique aspects of local culture by successful creation of shutter art. Along with this there will be art workshops for students. All this artwork will be showcased at Comix Home Base till 17th April. The famous “Kooza – Cirque Du Soleil” starts its brilliant  performances with stunning lighting and costumes from 19th April atThe Central Waterfront. Springtime carnival is back at Hong Kong Disneyland, where Mickey, Minnie and the gang will be sporting theirspring themed outfits. There will be brand new shows with some amazing visual and lights effects. If Ice Hockey is  your game then take part in “Hockey 5’s”, a 12-day tournament with around 80 teams participating at Kowloon Bay. The matches starts from 23rd April. There will be youth division for aged 5 to 16 and an adult division for aged 17 and above.

For the very first time Zee TV brings the favorite Indian musical game show Antakshari to Hong Kong. 32 teams competed with full gusto to get their hands on the prestigious trophy. Watch the original episodes every Sat 7:30 PM, repeat on Sun 6PM & Thurs 11:30PM only on Zee TV.
Click on the link below to catch all the glimpses of the show.

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Make your way for the new bar-cafe “The Artist House” at Causeway Bay,where you can personalize your beer with herbs, spices and edible flowers from the in-house hydroponic farm, a hands-on brewing wall. Also they offer a virtual-reality tour of The Artist brewery in Belgium and the opportunity to create bespoke beer bottles. One of city’s favorite Sushi place “Sushi Hiro” at Causeway bay opened it’s new branch at Tsim Sha Tsui. It’s a tiny spot so book your place in advance to taste Chef Hiroi Yoshinobu’s top-notch sushi.

KK: How long have u been living in HK and where did you move from? 

AC: I have been living in HK for last 10 yrs. I relocated here from Singapore.

KK: What are some of the projects you have been working on here? 

AC: I am a qualified film maker and extremely passionate about creative media projects. Recently, I have been a part of the production team for Zee TV Antakshari in Hong Kong. Also last year I was a part of the production team for Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma, both the projects were produced by Kit Kat Events & Marketing.

KK: How is the work culture different here than the other places you have worked?

AC: Hong Kong has a very strong and professional work culture with utmost importance and emphasis on efficiency and quality.

KK: What are you favorite things to do in HK? 

AC: Vibrant Hong Kong has always kept me on my toes these 10 yrs and it’s been an amazing journey so far. I have enjoyed every bit of it right from the gastronomic paradise to beautiful hiking trails, to dressing up for Rugby Sevens or to partying at LKF. HK never ceases to surprise me with endless opportunities for self discovery and discovering Hong Kong.

What’s On In Hong Kong – March 2018

Put on your green attire and join in the marching bands, bagpipes, kung fu demonstrations and of course lion and dragon dances. As this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will be bigger and better on 11th March. The parade will start by the Observation Wheel and will march along the waterfront toward Tamar Park where the festivities continue through the day. If you miss the flowers in the towering skyscrapers of the city, then join Flower Show at Victoria Park from 16th to 25th March. This year’s theme is “Blossoms of Love” and the theme flower is the Rose. Witness The Asian Film Awards or The Oscars of Asia on 17th March at Venetian Macau. Catch a glimpse of our favorite stars as they walk down the red carpet. Give your taste buds some love and head to “Taste of Hong Kong”, largest gastronomic festival happening from 22nd to 25th March at Central Water Event Space. Enjoy some Michelin-starred delicacies and new dishes amidst gorgeous waterfront setting and majestic skyline.

If you enjoy seafood, then head to Club Albergue 1601 at Causeway Bay. They have upto 20 varieties of fresh oysters from around the world. Relax at their outdoor sky court and taste some hot dishes such as Sea Urchin Carbonara, Boston lobster, Spanish octopus, New Zealand prince, Tortellini and Chilean sea bass. Check out the new three-storey & 9,170 sq ft Hermès store at the street corner of Landmark Prince’s building. The store draws inspiration from Hong Kong architecture. Soak into some art pieces at H Queen’s, Queen’s Road Central, which is now home to international galleries such as David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, PACE Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries, Whitestone Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art, Galerie Ora-Ora and auction house Seoul Auction. Relish some expert cocktails and comfort food at PDT(Please Don’t Tell), a New York styled intimate cocktail bar. PDT offers chick interiors and modern class with a telephone booth disguised entrance!

Neera Gupta – Celebrity Host & Emcee

KK: When did you first decide you wanted to be a host/Emcee?

NG: Being on stage is nothing new to me. As a child I was always performing and continued that even in university. And then when I was working in Sydney & Singapore, I was often called upon as a Speaker at conferences and exhibitions being the subject matter expert. It was only when I started my own Events company 4 years ago, I tumbled upon hosting. I have to admit though, it came more as a need at the time.

KK: What has been you most memorable event as an Emcee?

NG: I know it would sound clichéd, but I have enjoyed every time I have been in front of a mic. I won’t say I enjoy listening to my own voices or anything (laughs). But yes each event is different and all audiences are equally different. If I had to pick, then it would be hosting for Zee TV SaReGaMaPa show last year which was my first for TV (as a host) and the Kowloon Cantons Cricket Gala Dinner this year especially since I got to share the stage with such accomplished individuals.

KK: What are some of the challenges of being a host/emcee?

NG: Hosting for TV and Emceeing a live event are very different to each other. For TV, you have these strong lights flashed on your face and you can barely see where the camera is. And there is no audience reaction, so it’s a bit of acting. Advantage is if you make a mistake you can certainly do a retake. For live events, being in front of a huge audience can be very nerve wrecking. The worst thing for any host is when you crack a joke and no one laughs. But as a host you need to know how to get out of that situation and make a joke about yourself instead.

KK: What’s the next big thing on cards? Or shall we say stage?

NG: I’m hosting the Zee TV Antakshari show coming up on the 17th of March. My co-host is Gurpreet Sandhu the RJ from Desi Tadka. We make a hilarious team!