30 July 2010

AsiaWorld-Expo invites everyone to come and enjoy the true pleasures of summer

5th Anniversary celebrations kick off with the massive Happy [email protected] first and largest indoor petting zoo comes to Hong Kong now!

Would you like to feed a baby goat?  Take pictures with horses?  Cuddle a rabbit?  Now you can, and all in air-conditioned comfort!  AsiaWorld-Expo is hosting Hong Kong’s largest indoor petting zoo from today (30 July) to 1 August 2010.

Happy [email protected] was opened today (30 July 2010) by Miss Joey Lam, Deputy Commissioner for Tourism; Mr Leung Siu Tong, Chairman of Preparatory Committee of the Islands Festival 2010; Ms Chau Chuen Heung, MH, JP, Vice Chairman of Islands District Council; Ms Annie Fung, Executive Director of Heifer International-Hong Kong; Mr Hermit Ho, General Manager–Sales & Business Development of Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited; Ms. Janice Vidal, Animal Caring Ambassador of Happy [email protected]; and Mr Stuart Wang, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.

“This year marks the 5th anniversary of AsiaWorld-Expo. To mark this important milestone and celebrate four years of growth with Hong Kong citizens, we are pleased to welcome the launch of a special celebratory programme of public shows and entertainment including today’s Happy [email protected], Masked Rider Fest Hong Kong 2010 and Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular that will continue throughout the latter half of 2010.” remarked Mr Stuart Wang, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.

The ultimate in summertime family fun
Happy [email protected] is Hong Kong’s first-ever indoor petting zoo. Designed to offer a child-friendly and family-oriented experience, Happy Farm is a unique opportunity to get a close-up experience of petting, feeding and playing with a wide range of cute and cuddly animals including goats, horses, ponies, rabbits and turtles.

To ensure non-stop fun for everyone, Happy [email protected] will also feature great performances and exciting game booths, enabling visitors of all ages to enjoy the true pleasures of life this summer! During three sessions each day, at 12:30pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm–3:00pm and 3:30pm–4:30pm, audiences will be thrilled by live performances featuring celebrities lined up by the event’s official radio station, Metro Radio. An acclaimed DJ will likewise be on hand to keep the festive spirit in full flow with great music and games.

The action-packed itinerary at Happy [email protected] also includes a wide range of fun, kid-friendly activities such as art jamming, inflatables, cooking classes, face painting, organic planting workshop, origami workshop among many others. This fun-filled extravaganza is a proud part of the Islands Festival 2010, which is promoting travel and tourism on Lantau Island with a wide range of activities and special events. For details, please visit www.asiaworld-expo.com/happyfarm or call (852) 3606 8880.

Animal Caring Child Ambassadors
Happy [email protected]d-Expo is much more than a great day out, it’s also an opportunity for children to show how much they care. As part of its Happy Farm celebrations, AsiaWorld-Expo sponsors four goats to be donated to an impoverished family in China — and the children of Hong Kong were invited to name one of them! For this heart-warming contest, AsiaWorld-Expo is proudly working in partnership with international charity Heifer International – Hong Kong, and has recruited over 200 children between 6 and 12 years of age as Animal Caring Child Ambassadors earlier through the Happy Farm Goat-Naming Contest. The best three entries were announced at today’s opening ceremony.

Great value tickets for a great day out
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of AsiaWorld-Expo, Happy [email protected], held with the support of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, MTR, Islands District Council and Metro Radio, is set to be an event like no other!

For visitors’ convenience, two types of tickets are available: the “Feeding-Fun Package” costs just HK$40, which includes entrance to the Happy [email protected], a standard pack of feeding materials, a HK$5 F&B coupon and a HK$10 game booth coupon. A free return-trip of Airport Express to AsiaWorld-Expo Station for children (applicable to children aged 3-11) is also available for redemption at Airport Express Customer Service Centre at Hong Kong, Kowloon or Tsing Yi stations upon presentation of the event ticket before entering the gate.

For the perfect day out, tickets are also available as part of the “Ngong Ping 360 Bundled Package”. This includes all the elements of the above-mentioned “Feeding-Fun Package”, as well as a round trip on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car (standard cabin)! This wonderful bundle costs just HK$120 for adults and HK$70 for children.

Tickets for both packages can be bought at any 7-ELEVEN store at MTR stations, AsiaWorld-Expo Box Office, designated counter at the Ticketing Offices of Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal, or AsiaWorld-Expo. Customers purchasing tickets at 7-ELEVEN can even enjoy a HK$10 discount on the “Feeding-Fun Package”!

Convenient and affordable access by train and bus
Visitors to Happy [email protected] will enjoy an unbeatable range of travel options:

Airport Express
A same-day return ticket for adult on the Airport Express from Hong Kong or Kowloon Stations costs just HK$48#, or HK$42* from Tsing Yi Station. Children aged 3-11 can also enjoy a free ride## on the Airport Express for same-day return trip upon presentation of an event ticket.

# Visitors are entitled to redeem round-trip Airport Express tickets between Hong Kong / Kowloon Station and AsiaWorld-Expo Station upon presentation of an Octopus Card and event ticket at the redemption counter in Hong Kong Station / Kowloon Station. First come first served, while stocks last.
* To enjoy this discounted fare and the free MTR connection, visitors must use an Octopus Card for the journey, and must stay at AsiaWorld-Expo for 1.5 hours or more.
## The offer must be redeemed at Airport Express Customer Service Centre at Hong Kong, Kowloon or Tsing Yi stations before entering the gate.

Free Shuttle Bus Services between Tung Chung and AsiaWorld-Expo
Throughout the three days of the Happy [email protected], a free shuttle bus will operate between AsiaWorld-Expo and Tung Chung MTR Station (Exit B, near bus stop of DB01R to Discovery Bay). This handy service is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Pick-up Point

Departure Time

Tung Chung to AsiaWorld-Expo

11:00am – 5:30pm
(Approx. 15-min interval)

AsiaWorld-Expo to Tung Chung

1:30pm – 7:00pm
(Approx. 15-min interval)

 

Free Shuttle Bus Services at Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal
Throughout the three days of the Happy [email protected], free shuttle bus services++ are available at Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal from 11:00am to 4:00pm at an approximate 30 – 45 minutes interval.

++ Service is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Point-to-point Express Bus Services from Tsim Sha Tsui and Tai Wai
For visitors’ convenience, two non-stop, point-to-point express franchised buses+ are available from Kowloon and the New Territories to AsiaWorld-Expo in just around 29 minutes.

Route

Pick-up Point
(Non-stop)

Terminus

Bus Company

Adult Bus Fare
(Single Trip)

Departure Time

X21 Express

Tsim Sha Tsui
(Middle Road, close to the Post Office )

AsiaWorld-Expo

Citybus

HK$22

To AsiaWorld-Expo:
10:30am – 5:00pm
(Approx. 30-min interval)

From AsiaWorld-Expo:
2:00pm – 7:00pm
(Approx. 30-min interval)

X48 Express

Tai Wai MTR Station Exit B
(Transport Interchange)

Long Win Bus

HK$26.2

 

+ The journey time stated is for reference only and the bus frequency is subject to adjustment according to actual traffic conditions. AsiaWorld-Expo will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or related to the adjustment of frequency. Senior citizens aged 65 or above and children aged 11 or below are charged half of the adult single fare. Service is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Other Bus Services
AsiaWorld-Expo is served by many other bus services, namely the A10, A11, A12, A21, A22, A31, A41, A41P, and A43. For details, please contact Citybus Limited: (852) 2873 0818 or Long Win Bus Co Ltd: (852) 2745 4466.

Even more on offer for animal lovers: 6th Hong Kong International Pet Accessory & Aqua Expo
AsiaWorld-Expo will be playing host to another event for pet lovers at the same time as Happy Farm – all under one roof! The 6th Hong Kong International Pet Accessory & Aqua Expo is Hong Kong’s largest summertime pet accessory expo. This fascinating event will feature the 159th and 160th All Breed Championship Dog Show, as well as the HKSHCC & PNECC CAT SHOW JULY 2010. Other exciting spectator events include obedience trials, a grooming contest and a pet styling contest. There’s even a dog café where man’s best friend can enjoy a menu of tasty treats! Don’t miss the chance to experience this inspirational event while attending Happy Farm!

It’s all happening at AsiaWorld-Expo from 30 July to 1 August 2010!

 

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About AsiaWorld-Expo

AsiaWorld-Expo has emerged as one of the world’s leading EXPOtainment venues, offering over 70,000 square metres of rentable space that is comprised of 10 state-of-the-art, ground-level and column-free exhibition halls including the Arena – the biggest indoor seated venue in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000. Strategically located at the heart of a multi-modal transportation hub and adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. AsiaWorld-Expo, with a convenient and in-venue MTR station, enjoys efficient transport connection to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other global regions.

 

With a proven track record of successes, AsiaWorld-Expo has received a number of accolades, namely the “Best International Venue” at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards organised by Mash Media, a leading UK media for MICE in partnership with UFI, and the “Outstanding Venue Award” presented by The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA). For 8 consecutive years, AsiaWorld-Expo has been named as the “Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia Pacific” by the prestigious CEI Asia magazine.

 

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