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Fah Thai Magazine Sep/Oct 2017

"FAH THAI" is the in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited and is edited and published by MPMI Group Ltd.

HAPPENINGS HONG KONG

HAPPENINGS HONG KONG SPOTLIGHT Fine Wines, Finer Cuisine Foodies across the region will make a beeline towards Hong Kong for the annual Wine & Dine Festival. One of the biggest food and wine fests of its kind in Asia, the event offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in exquisite wines as well as enticing food offerings; all served against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour – with entertainment to boot. Besides getting to experience the numerous wine-pairing menus crafted by master chefs during the event, visitors can rub shoulders and interact with experts from the food and beverage industry. Housed within the event site are wine and food booths, serving a wide selection of items ranging from wines to single malt whiskies and local delights to artisanal cheeses. Basically everything one would need to keep their palates refreshed and spirits buzzing. October 26-29, hkwdf.discoverhongkong.com FULL MOON FEVER Hong Kong will be at the height of activity during the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, which marks the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The traditional festival, which first began during the Tang dynasty, is still ushered in grand form throughout the modern cosmopolitan city. For visitors, this celebration serves as an enticing avenue to immerse themselves into the culture of Hong Kong and its people. Mooncakes remain one of the key cornerstones of the celebrations. The traditional pastries are still made the old-fashioned way with rich pastry stuffed with lotus seed paste and whole egg yolks. Due to an influx of creative chefs, there are enticing new options available of Mooncakes with creative fillings and toppings for visitors to indulge in. Neighbourhoods and key areas in the city also come alive with brightly-lit ornamental lanterns. Coinciding with the event is a number of stage shows, palm readings as well as lantern processions and exhibitions. Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island for instance, has been a popular venue for these lantern exhibits for many years. Another highlight of the Mid-Autumn celebrations, which is unique to Hong Kong, is the Fire Dragon Dance. The commemorative performance can be seen at the backstreets of Tai Hang as it wends its way in fire, smoke and festive fury over three moon-fuelled days. September 11 to October 13, taihangfiredragon.hk FOR THE LOVE OF ART Fine Art Asia 2017 once again pulls together the world’s foremost art dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers from across the world. Now in its 12th year, the event will showcase both Asian and Western museum quality works of art and antiques ranging from silver, jewellery and timepieces to Impressionist, modern and contemporary art and design, as well as photography. The art fair offers visitors a chance to view some of the world’s best art pieces up close whilst serious art collectors will get the opportunity to purchase choice pieces for their collection. Fine Art Asia 2017 will see International exhibitors such as Vanderven Oriental Art from (The Netherlands), Susan Ollemans (London) and Galerie Dumonteil (Paris/ Shanghai/New York) line-up alongside new exhibitors the likes of New York’s Carlton Rochell Asian Art, and Hong Kong’s Rare by Oulton. September 30 to October 3, fineartasia.com FROCK & ROLL More than a decade after its debut in Australia, the disco-drag hit musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, arrives in Hong Kong. Based on the Oscar-winning cult classic, the stage musical brings to life the story of three friends and drag queens Bernadette, Mitzi and Felicia who drove Priscilla, their battered old bus, through the outback of Australia in a voyage of self-discovery. Over 500 costumes, stunning backdrops and a customised bus will surely dazzle fans of musicals. September 29 - October 15, priscillahk.com 102

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