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Day Trip Ideas for Museum Lovers - Fun & Educational Places to Go 2021

As the epidemic situation stabilises, do you have any plans for holidays? Apart from dining at fancy restaurants or shopping at new malls, there are plenty of educational and fun alternatives for you to visit! This series provides various ideas and surely you could find something suitable for yourself.  Let’s start with some latest exhibition information for the museum lovers! The museums and exhibitions introduced below are all located in Tsim Sha Tsui, which are very accessible to immerse yourself in museum experience for the whole day! Hong Kong Museum of Art - "NOT a fashion store!" Exhibition After more than 3 years of major expansion and renovation, the new Hong Kong Museum of Art has been reopened in end of 2019. With the 10,000 sq m expanded exhibition area, the museum continues organising diverse art exhibitions. A unique art exhibition entitled "NOT a fashion store!" has recently been opened to public. The exhibition showcases more than 70 sets of artworks related to fashionable and traditional clothing, shoes and accessories from various eras curated from the four core collections of the museum, namely Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, China Trade Art, and Modern and Hong Kong Art. The exhibition is to inspire visitors' thoughts on personal image and fashion and culture when appreciating the works of art. Among all the fun installations, an interactive "fitting room" is set up at the gallery. Visitors can select and "purchase" unique clothing tailor-made for them through an interactive screen. Hong Kong Science Museum - Earth Science Gallery To mark the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Science Museum, the museum’s new Earth Science Gallery has been recently open to the public. Comprised of four areas and featuring over 28 sets of amazing interactive exhibits, models, and installation, visitors of this new permanent gallery not only can go underneath the Earth's crust to learn the secrets hidden down there, how drastic natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons are formed, they can even experience the mighty power of a typhoon through our typhoon simulator. In addition to learning, the exhibition also aims to inspire the public to reflect on the human impact exerted on the planet's system. To enrich the experience of the visitors, invaluable and colourful minerals and touchable local rock specimens from different geological ages are also showcased in the gallery. Hong Kong Museum of History -  "Recreating a Classic: The Best Features of The Hong Kong Story" Exhibition "The Hong Kong Story" permanent exhibition was opened in 2001 and is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation for the permanent exhibition. Before the new permanent exhibition is launched, the Hong Kong Museum of History organises "Recreating a Classic: The Best Features of The Hong Kong Story" exhibition to showcase the essence of "The Hong Kong Story". Featuring about 460 sets of selected exhibits and 210 photos, the exhibition is composed of five sections including prehistoric Hong Kong and historical development, folk culture in Hong Kong, cession of Hong Kong and early growth of the city, Japanese occupation, modern metropolis and concludes with the return to the motherland in 1997. New multimedia programmes and photo-taking zones are featured for greater interaction and enjoyment, enabling visitors to revisit memories of old Hong Kong. Before visiting the exhibition, prepare yourself by checking out the new snapshots video!   For information of more museums, please refer to the story:Heritage & MuseumsPlease refer to websites or other announcements of the exhibitions or facilities for latest visiting arrangements

New Territories cycle track network - 20 scenery spots along the way

The Government strives to implement the cycle track network project in the New Territories (NT), with an aim of connecting the scattered cycle tracks in the NT East and West to provide more choices for public enjoyment. The Tuen Mun to Ma On Shan backbone section of the NT Cycle Track Network is fully open in 2020. The 20 scenery spots This 60-kilometre long cycle track section is characterised by distinctive features, with special emphasis on safety and landscaping design, as well as provision of supporting facilities such as cycling entry/exit hubs and resting stations. Now, let’s take a look at which 20 scenery spots makes this cycle track so attractive! For more information, please visit the "NT Cycle Track Network" thematic website.

Cultural & Leisure

19-05-2021

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