06 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] - the first and largest indoor petting zoo in Hong Kong!

Would you like to feed a baby goat? Ride a horse? Cuddle a rabbit? Now you can, and all in air-conditioned comfort! Normally home to international rock stars and high-profile business events, AsiaWorld-Expo will be hosting Hong Kong’s largest indoor petting zoo from 30 July to 1 August 2010. This fun-filled family occasion marks the launch of AsiaWorld-Expo’s 5th Anniversary celebrations, which will continue through the remainder of 2010 with a huge range of public events and concerts.

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!

The ultimate in summertime family fun
The Happy Farm petting zoo will feature many animals, so every visitor can enjoy a close-up encounter. Horse rides will also be available, enabling children to experience these majestic animals in the saddle!

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.

Great value tickets for a great day out
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of AsiaWorld-Expo, Happy [email protected], co-organised by the Animal Entertainment Group and 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 from 11 July 2010, AsiaWorld-Expo Box Office from 12 July 2010, designated counter at the Ticketing Offices of Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal from 24 July 2010, or AsiaWorld-Expo during the event. Customers purchasing tickets at 7-ELEVEN can even enjoy a HK$10 discount on the “Feeding-Fun Package”!

Animal Caring Child Ambassadors
Happy [email protected] 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 will sponsor four goats to be donated to an impoverished family in China - and the children of Hong Kong are invited to name one of them! For this heart-warming contest, AsiaWorld-Expo is proudly working in partnership with international charity Heifer to recruit 200 Animal Caring Child Ambassadors.

Children between 6 and 12 years of age can enter the Happy Farm Goat-Naming Contest for a chance to become one of the 200 lucky ambassadors. The contest, which will be judged by AsiaWorld-Expo and Heifer, will assess entries for their creativity, fun, and their ability to reflect the contest’s animal-loving theme.

Entry is available online at www.asiaworld-expo.com/happyfarm from 6 - 20 July 2010, and the results will be announced on 22 July 2010. The 200 entrants who are judged to have suggested the best names will be invited to participate in the Happy [email protected] Opening Ceremony cum Animal Caring Child Ambassadors Pledge Ceremony on 30 July 2010.

The three children deemed to have the best entries will be named champions and will each name one of the three goats being sponsored by AsiaWorld-Expo. He or she will also work with local artist and Animal Caring Ambassador, Janice to write a greeting card which will be sent to to the rural family together with the donated goats.

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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