DESTINATION: HONG KONG
Summer is always fun in Hong Kong. Between 1 July and 31 August, the city celebrates summer with a dizzying array of offerings, from Chinese Opera to pop concerts, and food-related events to art appreciation walks.
There are many cool neighbourhoods to explore for shopping, eating and playing throughout the city, including Central, an important landmark in the development of Hong Kong history. It’s a place where East and West, past and present coexist.
NOW THAT’S CLEVER
Designed to make travelling even easier, the two-in-one Henty CoPilot consists of an outer garment bag and 20 litre inner utility bag. Use them together or wear separately as a stand-alone backpack. You’ll be sure to land with your clothes looking fresh and ready to impress. Starting from $319 for the Henty CoPilot Messenger and $349 for the two-strap version, the CoPilot Backpack.
You won’t be stranded without light with a Globite LED Stretch light ($12.95). With its stretchy strap, you can attach it to your luggage and the ultra bright LED light functions in constant mode and flashing mode, so it can be used to help you see in the dark or to help others see you in the dark.
GATEWAY TO ASIA
Air Niugini has opened up a one-stop connection from Townsville to Hong Kong through a retimed service to Port Moresby. Air Niugini’s service will now operate earlier, departing Townsville on Mondays at 1210 and arriving in Port Moresby at 1400, allowing passengers to catch a connecting flight to Hong Kong at 1500. Inbound flights arrive in Townsville on Fridays.
The recently opened Little Tai Hang is a boutique hotel conveniently located in the district of Tai Hang, near Causeway Bay, an area full of history, culture and great local eats.
Most of the rooms have views of Victoria Park and Hong Kong Harbour, with the rest overlooking the Lin Fa Kung Temple and lush green mountains to the south, which is rare for Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world today.