As Asia’s world city, Hong Kong is not just a place for shopping, but there are plenty of exciting tourist and beautiful nature waiting for tourists to discover. A case in point is Lantau. With its unique island charm and idyllic vista, Lantau is a land that boasts some of the best of best in Hong Kong, there are many gems waiting to be discovered, and which will give visitors a brand new travel experience. With this in mind, Lantau Development Alliance (LaDA) is proudly presenting Hong Kong with Lantau Fiesta 2015 － Lantau Adventure, features a plethora of authentic cultural experiences on Lantau, covering more than 10 unrivalled wonders and various exciting seasonal events. Both tourists and locals will relish this adventurous ride through the outlying island.
(Second left on second row; from left to right) Ms Camellia So, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Smart Advisory Vice President; Mr Vincent Chua, Assistant General Manager of City Management & Transportation of Hong Kong Resort (Discovery Bay); Dr Stella Kwan, Chairwoman, Tourism Committee of LaDA and Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360; Mr Alec Chan, Senior Manager (Trade Development) of Hong Kong Tourism Board; Mr Eddie LK Lee, Assistant Commissioner for Tourism (Special Duty) of Tourism Commission; Mr Lau Hak-wah, Chairman of Lantau Development Alliance and Chief Operating Officer & Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo; Ms Connie Hon, Director of Government Relations of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; Ms Chau Chuen-heung, Director of Sunny Social Enterprises; Mr Frankie Lui, General Manager of Tai O Heritage Hotel; Mr Y.T. Li, Land Projects Director of Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Ltd.
Lantau – an Island with Many Best of the Best in Hong Kong
A launching ceremony was held today at Auberge Discovery Bay to preview Lantau Fiesta 2015 －Lantau Adventure, jointly organised by several Lantau-based enterprises and local groups with a view to highlighting Lantau’s wonders and local culture. Dr Stella Kwan, the Chairwoman of LaDA Tourism Taskforce and Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360, said: “Lantau is a treasure troves of tourist and beautiful nature. It houses numerous facilities and features that are unique and best of the best in Hong Kong. It is an island with great development potential. With this in mind, LaDA members have joined forces to present more than 10 of the Hong Kong’s prominent features under the theme of Lantau Adventure, taking into account the natural resources and distinctive local culture of the island. We will roll out a series of exciting events to highlight Lantau’s energy and charm, with the aim of giving travellers a variety of travel experiences.”
Though an outlying island away from the urban areas, Lantau account for more than 10 best wonders of Hong Kong. They include The Big Buddha, the largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha; Discovery Bay, a resort-style residential community with a marked Southern European style; Hong Kong Disneyland, which is designed to bring visitors the most unforgettable theme park experience; Ngong Ping 360, the longest bi-cable ropeway and the most amazing cable car experience; Tai O Heritage Hotel, a heritage hotel with the greatest potential for sustainable development; and Tai O Water Marriage, the most authentic water village wedding tradition.
Dr Kwan added: “LaDA’s members hope that visitors to Lantau – whether they are locals or tourists and regardless of their age – will get to discover the many wonders of Hong Kong in one go. We hope they will appreciate its unique facilities and features, as well as the different face of Hong Kong as a metropolitan. All these are what make Lantau a special tourist destination.”
Today, the transport network linking Lantau to the urban areas of Hong Kong continues to expand. The island is also connected with Macau and mainland China via SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport. All these, together with Hong Kong’s various best-of-the-best wonders, are set to make the island the “it” place to visit.
Endless Fun － 4th Quarter Events
Apart from the best-of-the-best wonders on Lantau, the launching ceremony also unveiled a host of large-scale events that will take place in various interesting parts of Lantau in the fourth quarter. From November onwards, LaDA members will roll out various programmes, including the Tai O Heritage Hotel Open Day, ‘A Taste of Tai O’ Food Expo 2015, Tai O Water Wedding 2015, Ip Man Experience Hall at Ngong Ping 360, Ngong Ping 360 Winter Programmes, Christmas lighting @ D’Deck Discovery Bay, the Discovery Bay Sunday Market, celebration of the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong Disneyland and a series of Christmas events. Meanwhile, AsiaWorld-Expo will bring to Hong Kong a thrilling series of entertainment events: renowned Japanese singer Koji Tamaki and Korean pop group CNBLUE will respectively give a concert; Cirque Adrenaline will give several jaw-dropping acrobatic performances. As the biggest outlying island in Hong Kong, Lantau has culture, nature and entertainment to offer. There is something for everyone, and everyone is guaranteed lots of joy and fun.