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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Hong Kong Halloween Treats for the whole month of October 2012

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I like how Hong Kong Tourism Board promotes their country with lots of festivals, events and different sights for every month and season, for this whole month of October 2012, Hong Kong will be a whole month of heart pounding of fun, spooky encounters and give some spook-tacular experience as they host another round of Halloween festival. Did you know that Hong Kong is now the capital of Halloween in Asia,because all cities and theme parks are inline together for a month long Halloween Treats. Hong Kong is one of the best and top destination for tourist, and according to Hong Kong Tourism board that the country welcomes already around 4 million tourist since July 2012 and for this month, it will attract more tourist because of their new festival for October 2012.

There will be lots of attractions in Hong Kong, having their own Halloween twists, like there will be spooky events at the Lan Kwai Fong and Avenue of the Stars, expect some restaurants that will serve Halloween theme foods, Disneyland in Halloween theme celebration, SCREAMS Halloween attraction at Madam Tussauds, Halloween in Ocean Park and many more.

This year, Hong Kong Halloween Treats presents yet another round of endless merriment to locals and tourists alike. Hong Kong’s best-loved attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong have lined up exciting programmes to thrill and amaze visitors, providing them with a one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found in the Asia’s World City.

“Numerous street celebrations, masquerade balls, and costume parties are also held in various areas such as Lan Kwai Fong and Avenue of the Stars, among others. Restaurants and food outlets also offer tempting Halloween-themed treats that families and friends can enjoy,”  --
Mr Simon Wong, HKTB Regional Director for Southeast Asia
Here in the Philippines, as one of the targeted tourist for Hong Kong, we got a taste of the Halloween Treats in a mall in Makati City and there we saw the giant 3D painting poster, take a photo of it, tweet it and you can win a free trip to HK courtesy of HKTB and Cebu Pacific. They have a local partnership with Cebu Pacific for this event and flights are available everyday going from Manila to Hong Kong.
Visit the website – www.DiscoverHongKong.com
For more info and details about Hong Kong Halloween Treats


Visit also their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/DiscoverHongKong
For details on how you can score a FREE trip to Hong Kong and also win premium items from Hong Kong Tourism Board.
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Halloween F&B (2)s

MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (4)



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If you are going to Hong Kong for the Halloween Treats event, just message me and I’ll share to you some photos, and reading materials or event guide that I got it from the press launch. Or you can email me at azrael@gmail.com

Here are the Haunted Hot Spots in HK for this month.
I’ll just copy paste the info sent to us.

Disney’s Haunted Halloween (Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 4–28, Oct. 31)Catch the Vampires and the Were Tribes as they vie for the title of Controller of the Dark Forces. Take a stroll along Graves Academy, which offers the most frightening curriculum on earth. You can explore the mysteries of the Cursed Jungle and Revenge of the Headless Horseman in Adventureland to the Party Zone and Space Mountain’s Ghost Galaxy in Tomorrowland. Or get spooked on Main Street, U.S.A. featuring Clash of Evil for the ultimate showdown for supremacy.
SCREAM at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong (Sept. 21  to  Oct. 31)
Enter SCREAM at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong for a spine-chilling journey through a dark and abandoned asylum where visitors will be surrounded by a mix of live performers and wax monsters. Guests will be given spooky make-up or stickers with every purchase of a regular-priced admission ticket throughout the event period (2pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm).
Ocean Park’s Halloween Bash (Sept. 21 to Oct. 31)Glamorous ghosts and ghouls of Ocean Park Hong Kong will take centerstage in one of HK’s hottest Halloween parties. Join them and enter the terrors of hell in a state-of-the-art, haunted 5D world where you can hear and feel creepy sensations inside a place shrouded in darkness!
Happy Halloween @ Avenue of Stars (Oct. 26–28, Oct. 31)
Scary restless spirits will haunt the Avenue of Stars in late October nights. Dress up in your scariest costumes and mingle with creatures of the same kind. But watch out for ghost riders from the Black Boxer Club who will visit Avenue of Stars with their freakish bikes. All sorts of spooky entertainment are sure to keep you entertained in this side of the city.
2012 Discovery Bay (DB) Double Scary Night (Oct. 31)Enjoy fabulous freaky family fun with DB’s Double Scary Night. Kids can enjoy the Fluorescent Ghost Party in DB’s North Plaza, the ’Spooktastic’ Bouncy Castle, and fun game booths. Try the pumpkin patch and costume photo-taking corner. There are also spine-tingling games in DB Plaza. Feast on delectable dishes at D’Deck, the waterfront alfresco dining hot spot.
Lan Kwai Fong Halloween Street Party (Oct. 31)
The undisputed party destination in town, Lan Kwai Fong is hosting plenty of gatherings worth getting dressed up for this Halloween. The area will be decorated for the occasion with a mixture of spooky elements including a Chinese ‘Terror Street’ with floating skeletons and ‘fiery’ ghosts that will illuminate the street. Whether it’s playful party thrills or haunted Halloween chills, there’s plenty going on in Lan Kwai Fong.

Here are some scenes from Hong Kong Halloween Treats:
Glow in the Park Parade MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (5) MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (4) MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (3) MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (1) MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (7) MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (2) Revenge of the Headless Horseman Group Shot 2s Halloween F&B (2)s HKHT_1 HKHT_2 HKHT_3 HKHT_4 HKHT_5_Pottinger StreetHKHT_6 HKHT_7 HKHT_8  MTHK - Halloween photo 2012 (6) Revenge of Headless Horseman (2) Grave Academy (4)s Grave Academy (1)s HKDL Halloween Ambience (01) Clash of Evil (3)s Graves Academy (2)s 1DX_4606 1DX_4612 1DX_4684 1DX_4706 Bootique (2)s Clash of Evil (01)s Cursed Jungle (4)s 1DX_5075 1DX_5092 1DX_5269 1DX_5300

Below is my photo coverage of their launching
Photo coverage gallery:
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Thanks to Team Asia for inviting me for the HK Halloween Treats preview night

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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