HKTB: Where nature helps to create special events!
Our World | On 17, Aug 2011
Discover the Green side of Hong Kong – Lantau Island
Hong Kong is surrounded by tranquil islands, each with its own distinctive flavour. Sample their unique cultures and relax in their serenity. No trip to Hong Kong is complete without going to at least a few of these interesting islands. One of the most popular is Lantau Island, which is Hong Kong’s largest island and home to green and cultural treasures as well as some of the territory’s most popular attractions. From the moment your delegates land at the award-winning Hong Kong International Airport, inspirational tourist attractions and superb MICE facilities await. The island offers a fascinating complement to Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan city life and is located 20 minutes away from central Hong Kong and easily accessible by public transport.
To make your next corporate event truly memorable, why not fuse it with a genuine sense of corporate responsibility? It’s easy when you plan your meeting at Ngong Ping 360 Cable car! Here you can escape the city’s bustle, high in the misty mountains of Lantau Island, while helping to promote and preserve the natural environment. The panoramic 25-minute aerial journey ends at a mountain plateau with the appearance of Ngong Ping Village, the Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. The village features various culturally themed attractions, plus a variety of shops for souvenirs.
There’s no need to be a Buddhist to be enchanted by Lantau Island’s lovely Po Lin Monastery and its serene Giant Buddha – the world’s largest outdoor, seated bronze Buddha! Another serene attraction is Wisdom Path, an outdoor replica of the centuries-old Heart Sutra, one of the world’s best-known prayers, revered by Confucians, Buddhists and Taoists alike. The Path symbolises the idea of infinity.
Tree-planting programme at Ngong Ping 360 gives your delegates an easy way to practice community responsibility.
Olympic Hiking Trail – Let your teams enjoy the natural beauty of Lantau by taking a hike through some of the most stunning scenery and vistas to be found anywhere.
Traditional way of life
Visiting the tiny and remote village of Tai O – one of Hong Kong’s last remaining fishing villages, is an experience like no other! Eco & Cultural Tour – touring around Tai O such as traditional temples, stilts-houses, local handicrafts, wetland and mangroves; sightseeing boat – charter boat for visiting Tai O rivers, stilt-houses and searching for Chinese White Dolphin; cultural workshop such as making salty egg yolk or fishing net knitting and hear the real life stories of local fishermen.
Authentic martial arts experience
Shaolin Wushu Culture Centre. This unique non-profit charitable organisation’s highly experienced instructors (who have been trained in China’s original Shaolin Temple) teach a variety of authentic Shaolin-style martial arts skills, physical body training, and ancient Zen meditation techniques. The combination of these three activities helps build a healthy mind and body.
Relax and Socialise with a game of Golf
Enjoy a round of golf with colleagues and business associates while enjoying panoramic views of the South China Sea.
Dolphin Watching Cruise
Experience this unique opportunity to see Hong Kong’s endangered pink dolphins in their scenic, natural habitat.
Shopping at Citygate Outlets
The City gate is home to more than 80 favourite international brands offering year-round discounts of around 30% to 70% off on designer fashions, sports, accessories, children’s wear, and home items. So it’s a must-visit shopping centre before flying home. There’s even a wide range of restaurants, a cinema, and a relaxing spa.
Sailing – Team Building
Work as a team to navigate Hong Kong’s waterways while learning to “Talk-like-a-pirate”, look for clues to the Treasure Chest above and below decks, get into harnesses and climb to the top of the mast!
Conference and Meeting Venues
Discovery Bay – D Deck, Hong Kong’s largest oceanfront alfresco dining destination, is a unique and spectacular venue for special events can host Indoors 1,093 pax and Outdoors 576 pax (in banquet style)
Disneyland Hong Kong
The resort boasts its own conference centre and excellent outdoor location sites for special events and team building programs, and its own dedicated Business Solutions & Events team ensures an outstanding meeting experience like no place else. They offer corporate event organisers a one-stop shop service providing effective and creative solutions to maximize meeting and conference space, unique outdoor venues, exquisite culinary offers and exceptional entertainment options. Two hotels offer 1,000 bedrooms and can cater for 600 pax for Fantasyland Dinner Package
Airport World Trade Centre Club – The spacious seven-storey Airport World Trade Centre boasts everything that a city conference & exhibition centre offers, but is a mere two-minute stroll from Hong Kong International Airport’s Terminal 2.
AsiaWorld-Expo – Strategically located next to the airport, AsiaWorld-Expo is the ideal place for large events of a diverse nature.
The perfect venue for the environmentally conscious – Novotel Citygate Hotel
Located only minutes away from Hong Kong International Airport Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is the only airport hotel in Hong Kong with city convenience. With direct access to MTR, it takes only 30 minutes to the city centre and Hong Kong Disneyland is 2 stops away.
As a EarthCheck* certified hotel it’s a perfect venue for environment-conscious meeting planners, the Novotel’s unique natural daylight function rooms offer panoramic sea views and towering mountain vistas, Other green perspectives including a green bin in all guest rooms to encourage guests to separate waste for recycling as well as a range of Novotel brand guest amenities certified by Ecolabel and Ecocert.
Another bonus for your MICE delegates is the proximity to the nearby Citygate Outlets mall which features 80 brand name shops all offering year-round discounts.
* EarthCheck is the leading worldwide benchmarking, certification and performance improvement system for the travel and tourism industry. This programme helps hotels to pursue best practice and improve environmental performance through annual assessment by an independent third party Green Globe Accredited Assessor.
This article is sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board