This Year of the Dog is a celebration with a wide array of festive events that you may want to take part in while you take a holiday out here in Hong Kong for the Lunar New Year 2018.


From January 18 to March 4 this year, Hong Kong Disneyland offers great attractions, treats and celebrations this Year of the Dog! Have an outlook of the festive and colourful events such as the Chinese New Year Night Market, Chinese New Year Lai si Giveaway and the Complimentary In-Room Overlay if you decide to have a staycation at their resort hotels. If you haven’t visited the newest one, the Disney Explorer’s Lodge, is an experience like no other offering you the vibe of Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa.


Gung Hei Fat Choy!!!! This is “Happy New Year!!!!” in Chinese. Practice this as you celebrate downtown with the local people while watching the most sought after event during the Lunar New Year. The most popular and the most spectacular that all families enjoy are both the Lion Dance and the Dragon Dance. Traditionally, the parade featuring this fun performances are joined by drummers, acrobats, and entertainers dressed in colourful cultural costumes. Fire-crackers are one of the highlights and most often, wrapped up with a beautiful symphony of lights and fireworks.


This year, the lunar celebration falls a day after the traditional Valentine’s Day. If you plan to go solo with your loved one, you may want to discreetly have a rewarding getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city of Hong Kong. There are websites offering a cruise by the harbour with buffet dinner and drinks. Or you can choosing cuddling under a lovely fireworks display viewed at the Sky 100 for less than HK$100. If you’d like a mix of both quiet personal time with your partner and an unforgettable experience at the city, there are tours around the New Territories ending up at the Chinese New Year Parade.

The tour amounts to about 8 hours of an outdoor cultural adventure ideal for families. Hotel pick-up comes between 12-1pm so you can actually have a relaxing morning to prepare for the rest of the day’s itinerary. It includes visiting the Kam Tin Walled Village, Tin Has Temple, Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree and Tse Sui Luen Jewellery Factory. All entrance fees are included in the tour package and so is the light dinner before you go to your designated seats at the city to see the Chinese New Year parade.


You may do a refresher session of yoga with your partner to replenish your mental and physical selves. It could be the much awaited breather perfect to submit to for this holiday break that comes once a year.

Relationships relies greatly on personal uniqueness. When both of you are aware of your own special traits and are respectful of them, the fortress of love gets fed of good energy and stabilizes the pillars holdings its ground. Establish this for a healthier Year of the Dog with Zinzi Culalic.

Zinzi Culalic have been trained in YOGA immensely and has deep regard for the practice. She offers private and group classes in these respective disciplines:

Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa, Aerial Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga for Teenagers, Mommy & Baby Yoga and
Prenatal Yoga. Find how she captures her practice in Instagram by the name @zinziyoga. She also has a Facebook page that features all the other details that you need about the other classes but here’s the one specifically for this February.

“This February, grab your favorite person and enjoy some quality bonding time. Connect, play and deepen your connection with partner yoga poses and relax with partner massage.

Every Tuesday this month 8:15-9:15pm at Yoga BamBam (Central 1/F)

On February 13: Open Heart Flow
February 20: Sensual Synergies
February 27: Partne Play

Book online. Register at and sign up as “Unpaid Booking” then pay in cash before class. Payment/Bank transfer also available to reserve your slot. Please message for more details.

440hkd per couple
1200hkd package X 3 weeks


If couples get a yoga practice and families get an outdoor tour to watching the Chinese New Year parade downtown, how about the unattached? They have a great party to attend to at Ophelia’s!!!!

For its second annual anti-Valentine’s party, comes “The Trouble with Paradise”.

Returning for another immersive celebration of the existence of freedom and singletons. Ophelia is bringing a sensual ode to beauty, courage and tragedy. Escape into our own paradise where you can rule as Lilith and the Serpent.

Special Antidotes to Love cocktails featured next to our classic cocktail menu.

Dresscode: Smart Attire Required
RSVP for complimentary admission
(We welcome Walk-Ins, however Eventbrite RSVP will automatically have a spot on our guest list and have priority due to capacity)
Couples won’t be kicked out, unless one steals the fruit of wisdom..
Table bookings : +852 2520 1117 | [email protected]

Doors open at 18:00, performers roaming from 21:00 through the night.

Opening yourself to each place visited feeds the curiosity. And when that happens, our souls get awakened.

Wishing you all a fortunate and prosperous Year of the Dog, from somebody who was born under this Chinese zodiac!


I have a deep regard for your time. It's when I write and cook that time becomes non-existent. I love learning and while you think I am the kind of lady who has a lot of things to say, just take it that I was sharing what I had learned with full impact over a cup of Joe.

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