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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hong Kong Tourism Board kicks off Wine & Dine Month at Greenbelt

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) held a glamorous Great Gatsby night to kick off the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month at the Greenbelt 3 Park in Makati City. The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month (October 31 -  November 31, 2013) is an epicurean feast of wine-themed events that has helped establish Hong Kong as the principal place in Asia to enjoy the finer things in life, including wines from around the world paired with the creations of the city's culinary wizards.

The event showcased an exclusive dinner with wine pairings for guests, as well as a sneak peek of what to expect in Hong Kong in November for the month-long festivity, and exciting surprises for Filipinos where they can win a trip for two to Hong Kong with 3D2N hotel accommodation. 

What gave the venue a more Hong Kong feel is the '20s jazz music played by the Brass Munkeys while guests were networking and having cocktails. A very enticing dance number was performed by the Hotlegs before finally unveiling the four giant wine bottles that were designed by Hong Kong's best graphic designers namely Stanley Wong, Eric Chan, Hung Keung, and Choi Kim Hung.
Host Nikki Gil, who was stunning in a '20s-inspired ensemble, invited to the stage HKTB regional director for Southeast Asia, Simon Wong, who shared a few exciting information on what Hong Kong Wine & Dine is all about.

"We are delighted to show Filipinos what we have in store for them as we start with our series of exciting events for the month-long celebration of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month in November," says Wong. "Through these wine bottle displays, we will be able to share with you what Hong Kong is about. We also provided an itinerary wall for Greenbelt shoppers and mall goers so they can enjoy planning an itinerary and even get a chance to win a free trip to Hong Kong!"
Wong, who believes that Filipinos will surely enjoy the Wine & Dine month in Hong Kong, initiated a wine toast before inviting guests to the exquisite meal and fine wine at the Chateau 1771. 
Aside from the Giant Wine Bottle Display, shoppers can also enjoy the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Itinerary Wall at the Greenbelt 3 Park until October 15. The Itinerary Wall includes magnetic photos of food, food-related activities, food districts and restaurants in Hong Kong that guests can use to create their own wine and dine itineraries and join the social media contest.
The event and promos are made possible with HKTB's partnerships with Cathay Pacific, Ayala Malls, and Greenbelt. For more information, log on to

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, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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