By Arthur Tam
Featuring this month’s top deals, events and openings at the Taikoo Place community.
A new Southeast Asian eatery has joined the community, and it's serving all the tastiest dishes like Laksa, bak kut teh and Hainan chicken rice. Get here early because the dwellers in Taikoo Place have already caught wind of the deliciousness within. Shop D9, 18 Hoi Tai St, tel: 3428 2250
Peter Rabbit’s Marvellous Garden: Until 15 April
Ready for some Easter puns? Hop on over to Cityplaza’s latest egg-cellent exhibition, where you’ll find a whole world of Peter Rabbit, featuring recreated sets from the just-released movie. There are four interactive zones where you can paint Easter eggs, explore storyboards and film scripts, pose with the characters, and Instagram to your hearts content. There are also activities, shopping and dining deals throughout Cityplaza – it’s like a complex-wide Easter egg hunt! More information here.
Sensory Zero coffee workshops:
Cupping Like a Pro: 5 Apr (7 PM - 9 PM) - Take coffee appreciation to the next level and learn how to differentiate a good cup of coffee from a bad one like a pro. The class will go through master cupping protocols and demystify some of the common misconceptions when it comes to evaluating coffee.
Roasting Experience Workshop: 17 April (7 PM - 9 PM) - Learn how to roast your own beans. You will learn how to use roasting equipment and will go through a series of roasting theories and exercise until you're ready to roast your bag of beans to bring home.
G/F, eslite spectrum, Cityplaza, tel: 3419 1133; sensoryzero.com
BOOKS for LOVE @ $10: 12 to 15 April
If you’re looking for a new book to dive your nose into, head to BOOKS for LOVE at ArtisTree. More than 150,000 books were collected during a two-month book drive, and they’re now being sold at a low low price of just $10. Best of all, the proceeds will go to charity – The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong and the Agency for Volunteer Service.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, too. Take a snap at the interactive photo booth with fun backdrops created by local illustrators; Bring your kids to the Storytelling Showtime and enjoy a series of handicraft and role-playing workshops (see timetable
); and don’t miss the various handicraft workshops ranging from paper knitting to upcycling and bookmaking. Stay tuned for all the details here
. ArtisTree, 1/F Cambridge House
Tong Chong Street Market Pop-up Farmer’s Stall: 16 Apr – 29 June (Mon-Fri, 12pm-6pm)
Upcycling, local, sustainable: these are the buzzwords for this latest series of pop-up farmer’s stalls hitting Taikoo Place this month. Twelve local farmers rotate through the stall over 11 weeks, bringing fresh, organic produce to your office doorstep, with every purchase seeing a $10 donation made to Food Angel.
There will also be special collaborations throughout the period, ranging from upcycling (See Network, St James’ Settlement Jockey Club Upcycling Centre, Eco Greenergy) to promoting a healthy lifestyle (Athletic Juice and Espresso Bar). And if you want to get extra involved, join the upcycling and food sustainability workshops, held during Monday lunch (register via
Taikoo Social). Stay tuned here. G/F, One Island East
PROJECT AFTER 6: Cube Culture Ticket Sale: Priority sale on 17-18 Apr | Public sale from 19 Apr
After months of intense rehearsals, it’s time to shine! Starring 31 working professionals and residents of the Quarry Bay community, the original English musical comedy Cube Culture is set to stage in May. Tickets will go on sale at $100 (full time students and persons aged 60 or above enjoy half-price offer) on ticketflap.com
from 19 April onwards but if you are users of Taikoo Social you get to enjoy priority sale on 17 - 18 April! Check out details here
. ArtisTree, 1/F Cambridge House
Taikoo Social Exclusive Offers: Season of Discovery
Don’t miss this month’s prizes found on the Taikoo Social app (App store | Google Play):
25 percent discount on a la carte menu at FRITES: 3-30 Apr
Come explore the best Belgian cuisine with a generous 25 percent discount on the a la carte dinner menu from 3pm to 12am. Drop by for afternoon tea or dinner to take advantage of the offer.
Quench your thirst with a refreshing “Rice Water” drink by CheckCheckCin: 3-30 Apr
CheckCheckCin is offering 40 cups of free Rice Water daily to Taikoo Social users this month. This hip, modern twist of Chinese herbal tonics comes in a variety of flavours and are all made with nourishing ingredients. Grab your delicious and healthy drink while stock lasts!
Discover the world of cinematic magic with free tickets to the latest blockbusters: 3 Apr
The first 10 registered participants will receive 2 movie tickets at the first lifestyle-driven cinema in Hong Kong - MOViE MOViE Cityplaza! This month’s feature film is the Shakespeare comedy play Twelfth Night. Act fast to enjoy the screening on 8 April at 8pm.
Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge) has a brand new cocktail
In celebration of EAST, Hong Kong's 8th anniversary, Sugar introduces a refreshing new cocktail – Infinity 8. Have a taste after work and let your stress melt away. 32/F, EAST, 29 Taikoo Shing Rd, tel: 3968 3738; facebook.com/sugar.hongkong
Log-On Café’s Italian coffee parfait
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this layer after layer of sweet, creamy, crunchy goodness. This new parfait at the Log-On Café’s starts with an upper layer of sweet house cha cha soft ice cream. In the middle are lady fingers and whipped cream. And on the bottom layer is delectable coffee jelly cubes. It’s sort of like a tiramisu parfait. Get them before they are gone. 2/F, Shop 260 and 261, Cityplaza,tel: 2855 4200; facebook.com/logonhk