Countdown to Hong Kong : – 9 Days

THE BRIEFING

As one of the prizes from the Singapore Blog Awards 2010, all winners get to go on a 4D3N trip to Hong Kong. So today, the 10 of us attended a briefing by representatives from the Hong Kong Tourism Board at SPH. This is the first time all of us met but somehow, they didn’t feel like strangers to me.

I guess that’s the side effect of having a blog. We sort of know each other before we know each other. I have a feeling this is going to be a trip like no other!

We’ve yet to receive the full itinerary but sounds like there’s going to be some serious fun getting to feel a side of Hong Kong by doing what the locals do. For me, that’s taking part in the International Media Race at the HK Dragon Boat Carnival on 24 Jul 10.

Yup, I will be racing… In a bathtub! I can’t imagine what that would be like but I smell a Charlie Chaplin act coming. Hmm… Shall I bring my shampoo and sap boon along? I wonder who’s my partner in the tub. The future of Singapore’s bath culture is in our hands. Hope we will do Singapore proud!

There’re other special programmes being planned but they’re pending confirmation so I will share more once they’re confirmed. But I am starting to get quite excited because for one, I would like to see if this trip can change my perception of Hong Kong as a tourism spot.

I’ve been there 3 times in the past – as a teenager, in my 20s, and in November 2008. My first trip there, a huge misunderstanding happened between me and one of the girls. Our parents had to ‘sit down’ and talk to settle it. The visit during my 20s wasn’t amusing and my last trip there, I lost my passport and wallet and was stuck there for 2 days before I could come home.

So you know how I feel about Hong Kong right? Will this 4th visit be jinxed, or will the Fragrant Harbour henceforth leave a lingering sweetness in my memory… ?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 17:49:00

    Gonna Be A Blast!!
    Hey buddy – Aussie Pete here… the bathtub race is definitely gonna be a absolute blast!! But I should warn you – I’m in training every day paddling a custom made porcelain toilet around Marina Bay… I keep almost flushing myself though 🙂
    How is the San Miguel beer garden targeting their advertising to us? We can’t drink until after we finish racing… I notice they said today that the race goes for about 40 minutes – to paddle 100 metres? I’m guessing it might actially be a bit of hard work 🙂
    My aussie football team mates (Singapore Wombats Aussie rules football club) will be in HK for a game against HK on the same weekend as the festival, and they’ve been daring me to wear only a pair of ‘budgie smugglers’ in the bathtub race (like a life saver) – now there’s something that would be newsworthy (and could even get me deported if I took the challenge). See you next week mate!!

    Reply

    • celebratelah
      Jul 15, 2010 @ 06:36:27

      Re: Gonna Be A Blast!!
      howdy pete :o) do train hard and win for sg! heh heh… but the drainage of ur custom made bowl must be pretty big… i can understand how priscilla could slip through… but u? u’re a man of substance! lol…
      hmm… u get me thinking about what to wear for the race… if u wear the budgie smugglers, i’ll match u in being equally outrageous so we can both be deported! haha. see ya soon!

      Reply

    • celebratelah
      Jul 15, 2010 @ 06:36:27

      Re: Gonna Be A Blast!!
      howdy pete :o) do train hard and win for sg! heh heh… but the drainage of ur custom made bowl must be pretty big… i can understand how priscilla could slip through… but u? u’re a man of substance! lol…
      hmm… u get me thinking about what to wear for the race… if u wear the budgie smugglers, i’ll match u in being equally outrageous so we can both be deported! haha. see ya soon!

      Reply

  2. Anonymous
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 17:49:00

    Gonna Be A Blast!!
    Hey buddy – Aussie Pete here… the bathtub race is definitely gonna be a absolute blast!! But I should warn you – I’m in training every day paddling a custom made porcelain toilet around Marina Bay… I keep almost flushing myself though 🙂
    How is the San Miguel beer garden targeting their advertising to us? We can’t drink until after we finish racing… I notice they said today that the race goes for about 40 minutes – to paddle 100 metres? I’m guessing it might actially be a bit of hard work 🙂
    My aussie football team mates (Singapore Wombats Aussie rules football club) will be in HK for a game against HK on the same weekend as the festival, and they’ve been daring me to wear only a pair of ‘budgie smugglers’ in the bathtub race (like a life saver) – now there’s something that would be newsworthy (and could even get me deported if I took the challenge). See you next week mate!!

    Reply

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