Summer, not Simmer: Your guide to playing it cool in Hongkong this Summer.

Let’s face it – Summer in Hong Kong can be a stifling mess under the scorching heat, aggravated by incessant foot traffic that’s blanketed under a wave of sweltering humidity and while spending time in the sun might make for a picture-perfect thought, we suspect it might be less of a romantic… experience IRL. Which is why we’ve put together this “summer-not-simmer” guide, featuring 5 indoor events from Business to Leisure, which might make a good respite for times when you’ve just about had it with the sun and would much rather play it cool.

 

1. The Wave – #AMA 09 – 12 June, 730pm, The Wave (F.O.C)

 

Curious about where the travel industry is headed to in Hongkong and its growth beyond Asia? Join in this AMA (Ask Me Anything) session featuring Rebecca Leung, Managing Director of KKday, Asia’s largest travel platform, Anson Tong, Chief Aurora expert of the International Aurora Association and practicing Musician, and Gina Tsai, Director of Public Policy of Airbnb Hong Kong and Taiwan and hear their thoughts on what are some of the trends, opportunities and challenges it might pose for your business.

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2. Introduction to Xero for Accounting & Bookkeeping Practices – 26 June, 930am, Garage Wan Chai (F.O.C)

 

Are you an accountant or bookkeeper on the lookout for more solutions to help manage your practice better? Swing in on this informative session by Xero – a cloud accounting software that enables small businesses and their accountants to work together in real-time, resulting in increased efficiencies. Get hands-on practice and be acquainted with a new programme today.

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3. Let’s Overnight Junk Party – 30 Jun, 1130am, Sai Kung Public Pier

So this is a little bit of a cheat considering it’s happening on a beach but here’s the catch: you get to party onboard a junk in the day and come sunset, the party moves to the beach. Yes, it’s happening all day and night with meals and free flow beer included and when the going gets tough (partying can be hard work we know), rent a tent and take a snooze.

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4. Ambitious in Hong Kong – 28 Jul, 9pm, Grappa’s Cellar

Malaysia’s fastest rising stand-up comedian, Dr Jason Leong (yes he’s a real practicing Doctor & no, we’re not joking) is in town as part of his “Ambitious” Asia tour. Don’t miss this one night only special performance as this funny man revel you with witty observations and killer lines that promise to have you rolling in stitches – no pun intended we think.

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5. Future City Summit 2018, 3 – 7 Aug, Hongkong | Guangzhou

Officially launched as an avenue for universities, startups, corporates and government to collaborate on initiatives and projects in the region, this year’s Future City Summit revolves around the theme of “Cities Beyond Imagination”, spanning the summit beyond Hong Kong and into Guangzhou. Expect over 250 delegates featured across 6 panels, 4 workshops and 1 hackathon.

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There you have it, a fine balance of work and play that promises to bring out the cool kid in you, seeing you through this blazing summer heat in Hong Kong. Want to be let in on the cool stuff that’s happening in your city? Head over to peatix.com or download the Peatix app (iOS, Android) to discover your next experience. 

 

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Michelle’s the resident social media crackhead at Peatix. By day, she’s splits her time between being a neurotic stalker who prowls through the deep, dark web, tapping into conversations of what people are saying (or not) while twiddling with creative campaigns & by night, you’d find her entrenched in the rabbit hole of geek reads ranging from the likes of politics, conspiracy theories to pop-culture.  Likes her coffee black and her conversations dark.